Posts Tagged ‘female first name’

Female Names in the Fine Rolls from 1242-8

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

On 20 December I blogged about the frequency of women’s first names in the Fine Rolls from 1216-42. In addition to the 205 names listed on that occasion, I can now add another 36 female first names that occur in the Fine Rolls from 1242-8, bringing the total to 241 for the period 1216-48. These additional names are:

Adele
Alexandra
Argia
Bela
Belasez
Belia
Benigner
Blanche
Clara
Cuntus
Custantia
Devorguilla
Emecina
Ethelburga
Galiena
Gwenlilan
Gwladys
Imayne
Letewaria
Letitia
Licorice
Lya
Natalia
Nicola
Orabl’
Osamunda
Pavia
Preciosa
Rachel
Sanchia
Sapientia
Sauncelina
Scolastica
Sigerida
Theopania

Most Popular Women’s Names in the Fine Rolls

Monday, December 20th, 2010

It’s that time of year when lists of the top ten Christmas gifts for him or her, for kids, for dogs and so forth abound. So, here (I hope) is a much more interesting list, giving very much more than the top ten of the female first names recorded in the Fine Rolls for the years 1216-1242. Enjoy, and Seasons’ Greetings to you all!

Frequency Name
140 Alice
138 Matilda
76 Agnes
69 Margaret
62 Joan
60 Isabella
37 Emma
34 Beatrice
33 Mabel
32 Cecilia
30 Christiana
29 Hawise
27 Juliana
25 Sibyl
21 Rose
16 Sarra
15 Helewise
14 Avice, Eleanor, Eva, Lucy
13 Leticia
12 Felicia
11 Isolda, Margery, Petronilla
10 Ascelina, Edith
9 Phillippa
8 Amice, Elena, Katherine, Mary, Sabina
7 Basilia, Muriel
6 Albrea, Amabilia, Denise, Eustachia, Idonea, Olive
5 Ada, Agatha, Alina, Gunnilda, Gunnora, Hilary
4 Amy, Egidia, Ela, Goda, Milicent, Petronella
3 Clarice, Clemencia, Edelina, Lecia
2 Adelina, Albreda, Alda, Amphelisa, Annora, Avegaya, Barbata, Belina, Berta, Comitessa, Constance, Ermintrude, Florencia, Floria, Frethesenta, Helena, Ida, Ivetta, Lauretta, Nesta, Susanna, Wulveva, Wymarca
1 Aca, Acilia, Alcis, Aldusa, Alexandria, Aleys, Alveva, Alvona, Ang’, Angaretta, Antigonia, Anura, Arniun, Auda, Aude, Azalia, Berengaria, Bertrada, Blitha, Bloye, La, Botilda, Bruncosta, Burgia, Cassandra, Cecily, Celecestr’, Chera, Claremunda, Constantina, Cundya, Cuntessa, Custania, Daya, Dereina, Dervorguilla, Desiderata, Deulecresse, Dulcia, Edilda, Edina, Egelina, Elicia, Elizabeth, Elvina, Emecina, Emelina, Ermengard, Esterota, Eugenia, Euphemia, Flandrina, Flora, Flura, Fluria, Gena, Godhus’, Godina, Godith, Goldcorna, Goldina, Grecia, Guinda, Gundrea, Gundreda, Gunilda, Gymma, Hakelna, Helen, Henna, Huwelina, Imenia, Joye, Kamilia, Langusa, Laurencia, Lesianda, Leuca, Levina, Lina, Liveva, Livinia, Lora, Lye, Mabba, Maciana, Mariota, Mascelina, Maszelina, Maud, Mazelina, Meisenta, Melcana, Mina, Mirabel, Mirabella, Nest, Nichith’, Nicholaa, Nicola,  Nisand, Olencia, Olenta, Orabil, Orient’, Oriolda, Pelaga, Pinc’, Quenilda, Quenina, Richelda, Rosamund, Sarotha, Scula, Sema, Serena, Simunda, Sinolda, Slima, Theda, Truca, Wiviva, Woburg, Ymanea, Yselia