Saturday, 12 November 2011

French Medieval Names for Men

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I was meant to post this weeks ago, but it kept slipping my mind. Once again, the following names have been taken from the 1292 census of Paris. All the awesomeness below belongs to Dr. Sara L. Uckelman. For the complete work, check out her paper here.


Andri

Aubin

Bertin

Blaive

Clyes

Delion

Droyn

Gracien

Hervi

Jehan

Patriz

Tassart

The French sure know how to name their children, even back in the 13th century. There isn't one name here that I would scrunch my nose at.

Image: Painting by Edmund Blair Leighton