William heads the list of most popular male names in the Henry III Fine Rolls

To complement the recent blog on the frequency of female first names recorded in the Fine Rolls for the years 1216-1242, herewith the equivalent male names.

Frequency Name
1217 William
669 John
495 Richard
434 Robert
376 Henry
365 Ralph
351 Thomas
346 Walter
337 Roger
297 Hugh
261 Geoffrey
218 Simon
200 Adam
180 Nicholas, Peter
157 Gilbert
110 Alan
110 Phillip
88 Reginald
83 Stephen
66 Elias
65 Alexander
52 Osbert
44 Eustace
42 Andrew, Matthew
40 Ranulf
39 Michael, Warin
37 Godfrey, Hamo, Jordan
35 Baldwin, Martin
28 Humphrey
27 Gerard
25 David, James, Laurence
24 Herbert
22 Hervey
21 Bartholomew, Luke, Maurice
20 Gervase
19 Fulk
17 Ernald, Eudo, Guy, Josceus, Nigel
16 Benedict, Bernard, Hubert, Isaac, Milo, Oliver
15 Brian
14 Payn
13 Alvred, Edmund, Odo
12 Edward
11 Aymer, Theobald
10 Abraham, Ernisius, Everard, Jacob, Thurstan
9 Aaron, Clement, Giles, Reiner, Waleran
8 Drogo, Gregory, Rolland, Samson, Vincent
7 Bertram, Engeram, Godwin, Jocelin, Lambert, Mosse, Patrick, Richer
6 Ailwin, Amfrid, Augustine, Edwin, Ratikin, Walkelin
5 Alard, Anselm, Arnulf, Bonefey, Colin, Denis, Joel, Llywelyn, Saer, Sampson, Swain, Vivian
4 Ailric, Daniel, Deodatus, Ernulf, Hamelin, Jollan, Osmund, Paulinus, Randulf, Salomon, Samuel, Seman, Sewal, Silvester
3 Ailbric, Albert, Albinus, Charles, Constantine, Fulcher, Leo, Manasser, Norman, Odard, Roland, Savaric, Ursellus, Warner, Wido, Wymer
2 Absolom, Ailmer, Aldr’, Anketillus, Ansell, Archibald, Arnold, Aubrey, Berengar, Bonamy, Bruno, Christopher, Conan, Copin, Dyay, George, Gruffydd, Gwenwynwyn, Hasculf, Herlewin, Hugues, Ilger, Imbert, Joldwin, Joscepinus, Jukell, Lefsi, Louis, Lumbard, Lyulf, Macy, Madoc, Mar’, Marmaduke, Mauger, Orm, Otuel, Picot, Reimund, Reinfrid, Reinger, Reymund, Rhys, Rocelin, Serlo, Siward, Terricus, Theodoric, Urs, Wigan, Wimer, Winneis, Wischard, Wormund
1 Afonso, Acer, Acius, Adrian, Ailfric, Ailif’, Ailmund, Ailred, Ailward, Aimeric, Albizium, Albric, Aldred, Algrym, Alnothus, Aluffus, Alfward, Alpeis’, Alwfyn, Amandus, Amioter, Amis, Ancelin, Ang’, Anger, Angerus, Angevin, Angod’, Anketil, Ansketil, Ansty, Arnald, Arnaud, Arnewic, Ascelin, Askelin, Askell, Askeltillus, Astinus, Athelstan, Aucher, Auclerc, Aunger, Autry, Azo, Baldekin, Baldewar, Bayo, Benjamin, Berner’, Boneme, Brice, Brictmar, Brightulf, Brito, Bron, Buchard, Burward, Cocky, Cok, Costericus, Cradoc, Cundo, Deulobene, Doun, Duncan, Dunstan, Durand, Durant, Duva, Edwy, Eglinus, Eigus, Eilmer, Eiward, Elevered, Elgar, Ellemus, Elwin, Elyaduk’, Engelard, Engeler, Enguerrand, Enjuger, Eston’, Estur, Everwin, Fabian, Fadoc, Falkes, Farramus, Ferrand, Florence, Florent, Flourecoc, Fobert, Folbruth, Fordemus, Fraricus, Frarius, Frayo, Fred, Frederick, Freme, Gemmion, Gerebert, German, Giacomo Piero, Gilmichel, Gimell, Gocelin, Gocius, Godard, Godefeld, Godescallus, Goding, Godric, Gomund, Gospatric, Gosse, Gotel, Graland, Greiland, Griffin, Guala, Guibert, Gundwin, Guner, Gunther, Gwrgeneu, Gymer, Haco, Hacon, Haghemund, Hammecok’, Harekin, Harold, Hascoil, Hasculph, Hay, Heinfrid, Helmewi, Heltonus, Hengest, Hereward, Hilary, Hoel, Honorius, Humbert, Huward, Ingelbert, Innorus, Iorwerth, Isoldus, Jakelin, Jean, Jekell, Jer, Jeremy, Jerman, Joscelin, Josse, Julian, Jurnet, Jurninus, Ketelbert, Lambin, Langus, Lecard, Lefrich, Lefwin, Leon, Leverum, Lisewus, Lithulf, Liulf, Mabba, Mack, Magnus, Maillard, Mainer, Mairin, Malger, Malveisin, Markewart, Mathias, Meer, Meiler, Meredudd, Merus, Odbert, Odinell, Oenius, Oger, Orderic, Orguilus, Ormer, Osa, Otewy, Otta, Otto, Owain, Palmer, Pandulf, Peitevin, Pentecost, Perceval, Picot’, Pinch, Poitevin, Pykot’, Quentin, Randulph, Renauld, Reymond, Rhys, Roald, Rochulf, Roeland, Rogo, Rumfar’, Russell, Saher, Saladin, Salekin, Samar’, Samariellus, Segar, Seignuret, Semarus, Semayne, Sewic, Sigar, Simeon, Sinulf, Solomon, Stannard, Suetrich, Sunnolf, Swein, Thebaut, Theodore, Thibaud, Thorald, Thoreword, Tollanus, Tony, Traher, Tristan, Turgot, Turkild, Turkill, Turswereys, Ulf, Ulfketell, Urban, Urricus, Vigan, Vitalis, Vivard, Vives, Vivon, Wad’, Waldethus, Walding, Walerand, Wales, Walon’, Wandregisilius, Westereis, Wichtmer, Wimarc, Wugan, Wulgar, Wuluric’, Wyard, Wybertus, Wymarc, Wynan, Wyremund’, Ywanus, Wurmund, Zacharias

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One Response to “William heads the list of most popular male names in the Henry III Fine Rolls”

  1. The distribution of the most popular given names is similar to approximately contemporaneous, lower-social-status collections of given names. Details here:
    http://purplemotes.net/2011/04/24/given-name-distribution-similar-across-social-classes-in-medieval-england/

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