Forename regularisations

This table records the forenames encoded, and the variant spellings of them encountered, at the time of release 11. Note that some names and spellings may be from entries not yet published online. It is a work in progress, and the details below are subject to change: in due course names may be combined and the spellings of standard forms altered.

Standard spellingSexSpellings in the cases
AaronMAron
AbdyMAbdy
AbelMAbell, Habel, Able
AbigailFAbigal, Abigale, Abigall, Abigayle, Aby(?)
AbleFAble
AblineFAbline
AbrahamMAbram, Abraham
AcresMAkors, Akers
ActeonMActeon
AdamMAdam
AdolphMAdolph, Edolph, Adolpe
AdolpheaFAdolphea
AdrianF MAdrian, Adryan, Adry, Adrye
AgathaFAgatha
AgnesFAnnis, Agnis, Aginis, Agenes, Angnis, Anis, Agnes, Agnys, Agys, Annys, Anys, Annice, Annise, Agneta, Annes
AlanMAllyn, Allen
AlexanderMAllexander, Alexander, Alex
AliceFAllis, Alis, Allise, Alise, Alce, Alisia, Aloicia, Alisia, Aloysia
AlphonsoMAlfonso
AmbroseMAmbrose, Ambros
AmiceFAmys
AmphelisFAnphillis, Amphyllis, Amphylys
AmyFAmy, Ayme
AndrewF MAndrewe, Andrew, Andrewes
AngelFAngell
AngelicaFAngelica
AnkerUAnker
AnnaFAnna
AnneFAne, Anne, Ann, Anna, An
AnsticeFAnstice, Aunstice
AnthonyMAnthony, Antony, Antoni, Antoney, Antonie
AntoniaFAntony, Antonyna, Antonina
AphrodiseUAphrodise
ApolloniaFAppellina, Appelina, Apollina
AquilaMAquila
ArgentineFArgentine
ArnetrueUArnetrue, True
ArnoldMArnold
ArthurMArthur, Artur, Arter, Arthure
AscaniusMAscanius, Askanius
AtwellMAttowell, Attowele
AudreyFAdre, Adry, Awdry, Audry, Etheldred, Ethelthred, Ethell
AugustineMAustine, Austin, Augustine, Austyn
AustenFAusten
AvelineFAvelin, Avelyn
AveryUAvery
AvisFAvis, Avys
BaldwinMBaldwine, Baldyne, Baldwyn
BalthazarMBaltazer, Baltazar
BaptistMBaptist
BarbaraFBarbara, Barbery
BarkerMBarker
BarnabyMBarnaby, Barnabe, Barnabey
BarnetMBarnet, Barnat
BarringtonMBarington, Barintyn, Barinton, Barinto
BartholomewMBartelmewe, Bartelmew, Bartle
BasilMBasyll
BasnaFBasna
BathshebaFBershebe, Bethsheba, Bathshabe, Bassabe
BeatonFBeaton
BeatriceFBettris, Betris, Betteris, Betteres, Betteridg, Betridg, Bettridge, Bettriche, Bettrice, Beatrix, Betterice, Betterisse
BenjaminMBeniamin, Beniamyn, Beniomyn
BennetF MBenett
BernardMBarnard
BertramMBartram
BlancheFBlanch, Blaunch
BlandinaFBlandina
BoughtonMBoughton
BrandonMBrandon, Bradon
BreyMBrey, Brea
BriantMBriant, Bryant, Brian
BriceMBrice
BridgetFBridgit, Brigget, Brydget
CaesarMCæsar
CamillaFCamilia, Camela, Camelia, Cam
CanMCan
CassandraFCassandra, Cassander, Cassandre
CastUCast
CatherineFKatherin, Kathrin, Kateren, Kathren, Katoren, Catherin, Katheren, Katerin, Katheryn, Katherine, Katerine, Katteren, Kather, Kateryn, Katheron, Kit, Katthern, Kate, Katheryne, Kathern, Katherina
ChadMChad
ChadwickMChedwick, Cheswick, Jeswick
CharityFChariti, Charitie, Charity
CharlesMCharels
CheverillFCheverill
ChrissellFChrissell
ChrysostomeMChrysostome
ChristianF MChrystian, Chrystiana, Christ, Christiana
ChristopherMChristofer, Christopher, Chystopher
CicelyFSissilly, Syssely, Sisseli, Sisselly, Sisly, Sissely, Sissly, Cecily, Cicely, Cicelie
ClaireFClare, Clar, Clary
CleydenUCleyden
ClemenceFClemence, Clemens, Clements, Clement, Clemency
ClementMClemente, Clement, Clemment
ClovellMClovell
ColetteFCollet
ColinMCollan, Collen, Cullane
CollasticaFCollastica
CollisticeUCollistice
ConradMConradus
ConstanceFConstance, Constaunc, Constant
CorneliaFCornelia
CorneliusFCornelius
CornwallisMConwallis
CrescensMCrescens, Crescent
CressacreMCressaker
CressetFCresset
CuthbertMCutberte, Cuthberte, Cutbert, Cutbarte, Cutbart
CyrilMSyrrill
CysFCys, Cis
DakersFDakers
DamarisFDamaris, Damarys
DamianFDamian, Damyan
DanielMDaniel, Daniell, Danniel, Danyell
DavidMDavyd, Davy
DeborahFDebora
DeliveranceFDeliveranc
DennisMDennis
DeniseFDennis, Dennyse, Deanes, Denys, Demy (sic), Denne, Dyones, Dennet, Denysse, Dennys, Dyonysse
DianaFDyana
DinahFDynoe, Dinas, Dynas
DiveMDive
DonaldMDownwald, Downewall, Downeward, Doneway, Downwale, Donaldus, Dunnall, Denold, Donnold, Donnald
DoolyMDooly
DorcasFDorcas, Darkes
DorothyFDorytie, Doryti, Doritie, Dorithe, Dorite, Dorithi, Doriti, Dorithee, Dority, Doryty, Doreti, Dory, Dorothie, Dorothea, Doll, Dorithy, Dorethy, Dol
DosyFDosy
DouglasFDugleys, Duglies, Dugles, Douglys, Duglas
DowsabelFDowsabel
DrewMDrew
EdeF MEde, Edy, Yeady, Eedy, Yeedy
EdenFEdyn
EdithFEdith, Idith
EdmondMEdmonde, Edmond, Edmund, Edmunde
EdwardMEdward, Edwarde, Edovardus, Ned, Eduard
EdwinMEdwyn
EffeldFEffeld
EleanorFEleanor, Elynor, Elnor, Helinor, Elinor, Ellinor, Elner, Elenor, Ellnor, Elenore, Elenour, Elner
EliasMElias, Ellyas
ElihnUElihn
EliseusMEliseus, Ellys, Elizeus
ElizabethFElizabet, Elizabeth, Ellizabeth, Elizab, Eliazabeth, Ellizab, Elisabeth, Elzabeth, Elz, Elias, Elis, Ellis, Ellizaboth, Eliz, Elyzabeth, Bes, Besse, Bess, Elisabeth, Elsabeth
ElleFEle, Eele, Ell, Yealy
EllenFElln, Ellyn, Elin, Ellen, Elline, Ellin, Eline, Hellen, Hellene
ElliottMElyot
EllisF MEllys, Ellers
EmFEm, Emme
EmeryF MEmry, Embry, Emer, Emmer, Amery(?)
EmiliaFEmilia, Eimilia, Millia
EmlynF MEmlyn
EmmanuelMEmanuel, Emanell, Emanuell
EmmottFEmmet
EphamFEffam, Efpha
EstherFEster, Est
EuchardyMEuchardy, VghCardy, Cardy
EudoMVter
EuniceFVnisea, Vnisey, Vnysey
EusebiusMEusebius
EusebyMVseby
EustaceMEustace, Eustac, Eustas, Eustice, Eustathius
EvanMEvan, Evans
EveFEve
EverardMEverart, Evaret
EverettMEveret
EzekiasMEzechias, Ezech
FabianMFabian
FaithFFaith, Fayth
FamourFFamour, Famouth
FarfartMFarfart, Farfort, Faythorth, Faythard, Fearford, Feareford
FarthingMFarthing
FeliceFFælix, Fælis
FerdinandoMFerdinando, Fardinando, Ferdinand
FlorenceF MFlorence, Florenc
FlorindaFFlorenda
FortuneFFortuna, Fortune, Fortunne, Fortue
FoulkesMFoulk, Foulks, Foulkes, Fouke, Fulke, Foulke
FrancesFFrainces, Frauncis, Fraunces, Francis, Frances, Francese
FrancisMFrainces, Frauncis, Fraunces, Francis, Frances, Francese, Franc
FreemanMFreeman
FrideswideFFrieswood, Freswood, Friswith, Frizeworth, Freze, Frize, Frises, Freswoth, Frizis, Fryes, Frysweth
FriswellFFriswell
GabrielMGabriel, Gabriell, Gabryell
GainsMGains
GainsfordFGainsford
GamalielMGamaliel
GawenMGowin, Gawyn
GaynorFGaynor
GeareMGeare
GebUGeb
GentFGent
GeorgeMJorg, Jorge, Georg, Jeorg, George, Jeorge, Goorg
GerardMGerard, Garret, Jaret
GerenceMGerence, Gerenc, Gorencius
GertrudeFGartred, Garthred, Gartery
GiacomoMJacomy, Jacamo
GilbertMGilbert, Gilberte, Jilbert, Gilbart, Gilbarte, Gilbard, Gilbord
GilesMJills, Jiles, Jilles, Guyles, Guiles, Gyles, Giuyles(?)
GillianFGillien, Gillion, Gyllion, Gellyon, Gilliane, Gillane
GodfreyMGodfrey
GoodethFGoodith
GostwickMGostwick, Gostwicke
GraceFGrac, Grace
GrayMGray
GregoryMGrigori, Grigory, Gregory, Greg
GriffinMGriffen, Greffen, Gryphen, Griffyn, Gryffit, Gryffen, Gryphin
GriselFGrisel, Grissel, Grissell, Grisle
GuillemMGuillem
GuyMGuy
HamletMHamlet
HamyFHamy
HannahFHanna
HarryMHarrye, Harry
HattonMHatton
HebbyMHebby
HecubaFHecube
HendrickMHendrik, Kendrik, Henrick, Hendrick, Henrik
HenryMHendry, Henery, Henry, Henri
HerculesMHercules
HesterFHester, Hestar
HonorFHonor
HuetMHuet, Huit, Huyt
HughMHewe, Hugo, Hue
HugoMHugo
HumphreyMVmphri, Vmphrey, Vmphrie, Vmphery, Vmphry, Vnphrey, Humfrey
IgnatiusMIgnatius
InnocentF MInnocent
IsaacMIsaak, Isaack
IsabelFIsabel, Isabell, Isbel, Isable, Isabele, Isable, Isabella, Isble
IsaiahMEsay
IsraelMIsrael
JackMJacke
JacobMJacob, Jacobe
JacominaFJochanan, Jachaman, Jachanan, Jachamyne, Jachamina, Jakaman
JacynthMJacynte, Jacynth, Jacinth
JamesMJames, Jeame, Jeames, Jeams, Jeam, Jame
JaneFJane
JarvisMJarveis, Jarvis
JasperMJasper, Jaspar, Jesper, Gesper
JaysFJays, Jeas
JeanFJene, Jean, Jen, Jeane
JefferyMJeffery, Geffery, Geffry
JeremyMJeremy, Jermi, Jeromy, Hieremy
JeromeMJerrom, Jerom, Hierom, Jherom
JiddianMJiddian
JoanFJon, Jone, Jonne, Joan, Joon, Joone, Joane
JoannaFJhohanna, Johanna
JobMJob, Jobe, Jobus
JoelMJoel
JohanMJohan, Johann
JohannesMJohannes
JohnMJohn, Jhon
JonasMJonas
JonathanMJonathan
JosephMJoseph, Josepth
JoshuaMJosua
JosiahMJosias
JosianFJosian
JoyceFJoic, Joice, Juice
JudithFJudeth, Judye
JulianFJulian, Jullian
JuliusMJulius
JustinianMJustinian
KathleenFKatlyn
KenelmMKenelm, Kellom
KinboroughFKinborowe, Quinborowe
LambertMLambart
LancelotMLauncelot, Lancelot, Lancelote, Launclet, Lanclet
LauraFLowre, Loore, Lower
LawrenceM F?Laurence, Lawrenc, Lawrence
LeaFLea
LeicesterMLeicester, Leycester
LeonardMLeonard, Lennword
LetticeFLettuce, Lettice, Lettuse, Lettuc, Leticia, Lettis
LewisMLewis, Lewse, Lewise, Lewys, Lewes
LionelMLionel
LodowickMLodowick, Ludovicus
LorettoFLoretto
LovedayFLoode
LuciusMLucius
LucreceFLucrease, Lucres, Lucrece
LucretiaFLucretia
LucyFLuce, Leuce, Lucey
LukeMLuke
LydiaFLydia, Lydya, Lydda, Lidda, Lyddy, Liddy, Leddy
MabelFMabil, Mabill, Mable. mabella
MagdalenFMagdalyn, Magdalen, Mawdline, Mawdlin, Maudlin, Maudlyn, Maud, Magdalena, Magdalelyn(!), Maudglyn, Madlyn
MarcusMMarkes
MargaretFMargar, Margaret, Marget, Markaret, Margett, Margat
MargaretaFMargareta, Margarete, Margerita
MargeFMarg, Marge
MargeryFMargerie, Mariery, Margeri, Margerye, Margary, Marieri, Marjery, Margery, Marierie
MarianFMarian, Maryan, Marion, Maryon, Maryane
MarkMMarke
MarmadukeMMarmaduke, Duke
MarthaFMartha
MartinMMartine, Martin, Martinus, Martyn
MaryFMarye, Mary, Marie, Mari, Maria
MatthewF MMathew, Mathewe, Mathue, Matthy, Mathye, Matheu
MatthiasMMatthias, Mathias
MaudFMaud, Mawed, Mould
MaunsellMMaunsell
MaximilianMMaximilian
MeadyMMeady
MercyFMercy, Marcy, Marcye
MichaelMMihel, Michael, Michell, Michaell
MichalFMicol, Myhel, Michael
MildredFMeldred, Myldred
MilesMMilles, Miles, Mills
MillicentFMilessen, Mellissent, Millercent(!), Millocent, Myllicent, Millicent, Millecent
MinysonUMinyson
MontagueMMountegue
MorganMMorgan, Morgyn
MorrisMMorris, Morrish, Morice, Morish
MosesMMoyses
MurribleFMurrible, Mirabile
Nantyme(?)FNantyme, Nante
NathanielMNathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniell, Nathaliell(!)
NealeMNeale
NewmanMNewman, Nueman
NicholasMNicolas, Nicholas, Nickolas, Nicelas
NicolMNichol
NightingaleFNightingall
ObedienceF?Obedienc
OliveFOlife, Olif, Oliver, Oliffe
OliverMOliuer, Oliue
OswellMOswell, Oswele, Oswel
OvenMOven
OwenMOwen, Owin, Owyn
ParadiseFParadise
ParnellFParnell, Parnel, Purnel, Pernell
PascasFPascha, Pascue
PatienceFPatienc
PatrickMPatrik
PaulMPaul, Paull, Paule
PenelopeFPenelope
PercivalMPerciuall, Persivall
PercesMPerces
PerseUPerse, Peirce
PersesFPerses, Persys, Peircie
PerianMPeria[n]
PerineFPerryn, Pyrryn
PerumMPerum
PeterMPeter, Peeter
PetronellaFPeeternellowe
PexallMPexsell, Poxill
PhenennaFFenenna, Fennenne, Fenanna
PhillipF MPhillip, Phillipe, Phylip
PhoebeFPhebe, Feby, Phæbe, Phobe
PhoenixMPhenis, Phennic, Phennis
PhyllisFPhillis, Phyllis
PleasantFPleasant
PoloniaFPolonia
PosthumaFPosthume, Posthuma[m], Poshuma
PriscianFPriscian
PriscillaFPriscilla, Priscillia}
PrudenceFPrudence, Prue}
PrudewellMPrudewell}
PruthrowM?Pruthrow
RachelFRachel, Rachell
RainesMReanes, Raynes
RalphMRaf, Rafe, Raphe, Ralphe, Ralfe, Raufe, Raffe, Radolp, Rodolphe, Radolphus, Raph
RandallMRandol, Raundell, Randole, Randulphe
RaphaelMRaphael, Raphaell, Raph.
RebeccaFRebecca, Becca
ReginaldMReginold, Reinold, Reignoll
ReynoldMReynold, Reinold, Raynold, Reignold
RhodaFRodey
RhysMRice
RichardMRichar, Richard, Rich, Ricus
RobertMRobarte, Roberte, Robart, Robert, Rorbart, Rob
RobinMRobin
RogerMRoger, Rogher, Rogar
RogeraFRogera
RosamundFRosamond, Rosemond
RoseFRose
RowlandMRowland, Rowlands
RulyMRuly
RumbellMRumbell, Rumboll
RuthFRuth
SabaFSaba
SabineFSabina, Sabyna
SalathielMSalathiell
SamuelMSamuell, Sam
SandersMSanders, Sainders, Sandes, Sans
SaraFSara, Sarah
SayntMSaynt
SebastianMSebastian, Sabastian
SeffeFSeffe
SethF MSith, Seath
SexboroughFSexborough
SextinUSextin
SheringtonMSherington
ShonetFShonet
SilenceFSilenc
SilvanusMSiluanus, Silvanus
SilvesterF MSylvester, Sylverster, Silverster
SimonMSymon, Simon
SobrietyF?Sobriety
SolomonMSallomon, Salomon
StephenMSteuen, Steaven, Steauen, Steven, Steaphen, Stephen
SusanFSusanna, Susane, Susann, Susan, Susans, Susana
SybilFSibbel, Sybbill, Sibbill, Sibil, Sibbil, Sibill, Sibilla, Sibbell, Syble, Sybyll, Sybilla
TabithaFTobytha, Tabytha
TanfildUTanfield
TeggeMTegge, Taegge, Togge
TemperanceFTemperaunce
ThebyFTheby
TheodoreMTheodore
TheophilusMTheophilus
ThomasMTomas, Thomas, Tom
ThomasinFThomasin, Tomasin, Thomasyn, Thomsone, Tomson, Thomson, Tomasyn, Tamasin
ThornetonMThorneton
ThrogmortonMThrogmorten, Throcgmorten (sic), Throckmorton
TimothyMTymothy, Timothy, Thymothy
TitusMTitus
TobiasMThobias
TobyMTobi, Toby
TremorMTremor, Trymor, Trimer
TristramMTristram
TwydyFTwydy, Twyday, Twyding, Twydye, Twyde, Twidy
TymothyFTymothy
UrianMUrien
UrithFVrith, Eureth, Evreth
UrsulaFVrsely, Vrsley, Vrsaly, Vrseli, Vrsula, Vrslyn, Vrcely
ValentineF MValentyne
VarnyFVarny
VenusFVenus
VereFVere
VertuousUVertuous
VincentMVincent
WalkedyneMWalkedyne, Walkeden
WalterMWater, Waters
WarburghFWarbroe, Warborough, Warboroug
WarnerMWarner, Warnar
WesselMWessell, Wassaill
WhiteMWhite
WiboroughFWiborough, Wibro, Wybro, Wybroe, Wyborough, Wyboroug, Wybread, Wibra
WilfredMWilfret
WillamineFGilmyn
WilliamMWilliam, Wylliam, Gulielmus, Will
WinifredFVinfrit, Vinfret, Vinfrete, Vnifrete, Vnifret, Vnifrite, Vnifrit, Winefred, Wynefred, Wynefrede, Wynefryd, Wynyfred
WolfranMWolfran
WoulstoneMWoulstone
WylbranneM?Wylbranne
ZacharyMZachary, Zacchary, Shachary(?), Sackgrey(?)
ZouchMSoutch

Document last modified: 12 September 2016

Cite this as: Casebooks Project (Forename regularisations), http://www.magicandmedicine.hps.cam.ac.uk/using-our-edition/forename-regularisations, accessed 2017-05-30.