Anglo-Norman Submitted Place Names
were used by medieval Anglo-Normans in England.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
(Settlement & Region) English, Anglo-Norman
A cathedral city in the North-East of England. The name is derived from the city's Latin name Dunelm
, which comprises of the Celtic element dun
, 'fortress' (c.f Welsh dinas
, 'city') and the Old Norse holme
, which meant an island (referring to the peninsular formed by the River Wear).