What's in a Name?

Medieval names for maidens.  

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Medieval French
Pronunciation: ǝ-MAY, 

Meaning & History
Meaning "beloved."  Old French form of Aimée (pronounced e-MAY), which is the modern French form of Amy, an English given name derived from the Latin name Amata

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Medieval French
Pronunciation:  CAT-ǝ-leen, CAT-ǝ-line, CAT-ǝ-lyn, CATE-lyn (English)

Meaning & History
Medieval French form of Katherine.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Medieval English
Pronunciation:  ee-DAH, AY-dah

Meaning & History
Medieval diminutive of Edith, derived from the Old English name Eadgyõ, meaning "rich, blessed" (ead) and "war" (gyõ).

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Pronunciation:  ra-DAH (possibly)

Meaning & History
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "care."

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