Elisabeth Okasha’s book Women’s Names in Old English details close to 300 female names from Anglo-Saxon England. Most names were chosen from two words, such as bregu (ruler), wif (woman) and cynn (family).
The website Medievalists.net has selected their 10 favorite female names, including:
Blaedswith (Blædswiþ) – from splendour and strong
Cwenhild – from woman and war
Cynewise – from family and wise
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