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11 Old East Anglian Names Inspired by Kings and Royals

Old East Anglian Names

Kingdom of East Anglia, one of the seven kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England. In this article, we have compiled a list of 11 old East Anglian names inspired by Kings and Royals of East Anglia.

 

Beonna

Name meaning: equitable, impartial, fair.

Years of activity or tenure: 8th century.

Historical reference: King Beonna.

Different variations: Beanna, Benna, Beonn.

 

Ennius

Name meaning: dweller.

Years of activity or tenure: 7th century.

Historical reference: Ennius, son of Tytila.

Different variations: Eni, Ennia, Enius, Ennio, Ennian, Aeneas, Eniann.

 

Erpenwald

Name meaning: to control, to rule.

Years of activity or tenure: 7th century.

Historical reference: King Eorpwald.

Different variations: Eorpwald, Irpenwald, Eirpenwald, Erpenald.

 

Raegenhere

Name meaning: honorable ruler, noble ruler.

Years of activity or tenure: 7th century.

Historical reference: Raegenhere, son of Redwald.

Different variations: Reagenhere, Reghenere, Raegener, Reagener, Raegen, Raegan.

 

Redwald

Name meaning: wise, counselor.

Years of activity or tenure: late 6th century.

Historical reference: King Raedwald.

Different variations: Readwald, Rhedwald, Riadwald, Riadewald, Rheadewald.

 

Ricberht

Name meaning: bright ruler, fair leader.

Years of activity or tenure: 7th century.

Historical reference: Ricberht, ruler of the East Angles.

Different variations: Ricbyhrt, Rickbert, Rickerbert, Rickeberht, Rickerberht.

 

Sigeberht

Name meaning: splendid, magnificent.

Years of activity or tenure: 7th century.

Historical reference: King Sigeberht.

Different variations: Sigberth, Seigberth, Sigeverth, Sigebert, Sigewerth, Sigbert, Sigberth.

 

Tytila

Name meaning: father.

Years of activity or tenure: 6th century.

Historical reference: King Tytila.

Different variations: Tyttila, Tittila.

 

Uffa

Name meaning: wolf.

Years of activity or tenure: 6th century.

Historical reference: King Uffa (or Wuffa).

Different variations: Wuffa, Vuffa, Wuffin, Vuffin, Ouffa.

 

Wehha

Name meaning: sacred stone, sainted.

Years of activity or tenure: 6th century.

Historical reference: King Wehha.

Different variations: Weohstan, Weohha, Wihstan, Wekha, Vehha, Veohha.

 

Withburga

Name meaning: fortified, fastened, stronghold.

Years of activity or tenure: early 8th century.

Historical reference: Withburga, Saint of East Anglia.

Different variations: Whitburgha, Wittburga, Witherburga, Witterburga.

 

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Sources:

  1. Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Venerable Bede
  2. Textus Roffensis, Rochester Cathedral

Authors: Abel Schmidt and D. Zali.

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