We’re pleased to announce the publication of our first edition of 2018, now available (well, available since last night, but we’ve been traveling since then!) at www.dmnes.org. This edition has 21 new masculine names and 14 new feminine names (the full list of new entries in this edition is below), as well as many revised and updated entries – a total of 2267 entries with 56889 citations between them.
We haven’t pushed the temporal boundaries at all – no new citations earlier than our current earliest citation – but we’ve pushed the geographical ones: This edition is the first one to have any examples of European names from North Africa! (We talked about them in a post here). We’ve also increased our representation of names from Switzerland, with a selection of 15th century charters in Latin, French, and German, showing the same count of Gruyère being recorded variously as Franciscus, Francey, and Frantz. The French form is particularly interesting, because it is not a typical French spelling (that would be Francois); it clearly is showing the influence of the Swiss German diminutive construction in -i.
Thanks to the dedication of our Hungarian expert, we’ve added many more citations from Hungary, including many interesting diminutive forms, while another of our editorial team has been working through the registers of the Walloon Church at Canterbury, providing another dimension to the multiculuturalism of 16th century England.
So here are the new names in this edition! Have a fun browsing them, and the rest of the names, here. Let us know in the comments which of the new names is your favorite!
About a year ago we discussed dithematic Germanic names in the Polyptyque d’Irminon, and part of our discussion included a list of names that we hadn’t yet found but we would not be surprised if we would find in future work. We thought it would be fun to revisit those hypothesized names and see how many of them we have since found examples of, both in the Polyptyque and elsewhere.
- Adalbodus: One example in 9th C Germany
- Adalbrandus: No examples yet.
- Adalmundus: One example in 10th C England, one in 7th C France, and one in 10th C Italy.
- Adalwaldus/Adaloaldus/Aloaldus: Numerous examples in 10th-12th C England, one from the Polyptyque, and one in 12th C Scotland
- Adalwardus/Adaloardus: No examples yet.
- Amalboldus: No examples yet.
- Amalgarius: Two examples in 7th C France
- Amalgaria: No examples yet.
- Amalgis: No examples yet.
- Amalgundus: No examples yet.
- Amalindis: No examples yet.
- Amaloinus: No examples yet.
- Amalradus: No examples yet.
- Anshilde/Ansoildis: No examples yet.
- Bernefridus: One example in 12th C Germany.
- Ebrefridus: No examples yet.
- Eckfridus: Two examples from 11th C Spain.
- Ermenbodus: No examples yet.
- Ermelindis: No examples yet.
- Ermenoinus: No examples yet.
- Ermenradus: Numerous examples in 12th C Switzerland.
- Framenildis: No examples yet.
- Gisalfridus: One instance in 9th C France (available in the next edition)
- Godildis/Godalildis: No examples yet.
- Grimbertus: One example in 14th C France (!)
- Lantboldus: One example in 8th C Austria.
- Leutbrandus: One example in 10th C Austria, one in 10th C France, two in 9th C Germany, and one in 11th C Italy.
- Leutgildis: No examples yet.
- Madalgrimus: No examples yet.
- Madalgundus: No examples yet.
- Magenboldus: One example in 11th C Germany.
- Nadalboldus: No examples yet.
- Raganbodus: four examples in 14th C Czech Republic, one in 7th C Germany, one in 12th C Germany, two in 13th C Germany, four in 13th C Latvia, and two in 14th C Latvia.
- Ragangarius: one in 11th C Belgium, seven in 12th C France, and one in 10th C Germany.
- Ragangrimus: No examples yet.
- Ricboldus: No examples yet.
- Segoulfus: No examples yet.
- Siclegardis: No examples yet.
- Siclegaudus: No examples yet.
- Siclindis: No examples yet.
- Sigericus: two in 10th C England.
- Sigmarus: No examples yet.
- Sigmundus: one in 10th C Germany, four in 14th C Germany, one in 16th C Italy, one in 16th C Poland, three in 14th C Sweden.
- Teutbrandus: two in 12th C Austria, two in 10th C France
- Teutgildis: No examples yet.
- Teuthelmus: No examples yet.
- Teutmundus: No examples yet.
- Teutsindis: No examples yet.
- Teutoulfus: one in 13th C England, one in the Polyptyque, five in 9th C Germany, two in 10th C Germany.
- Winetrudis: No examples yet.
- Winegundus: No examples yet.
- Winehardus: No examples yet.
- Winehelmus: No examples yet.
- Winildis/Winoildis: No examples yet.
- Winelindis: No examples yet.
Out of 55 hypothesized names, we’ve found 18 (32.7%), albeit only two in the Polyptyque — but this is more likely an artefact of the sources we’ve been focusing on in the last year. There are still more Polyptyque names to be transcribed!