Medieval Submitted Place Names
were used in medieval times.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
DURHAM(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).
LEITH(Settlement & River)Scottish, Medieval Scottish
The name of a river (Water of Leith) and the settlement at it's mouth, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The name is likely of Cumbric origin and is likely cognate with the Welsh word laith
, meaning 'damp, moist'.
ORCADIA(Island)Medieval, Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
A medieval name for the Orkney Islands, the famous archipelago of the northwest coast of Scotland. It comes from the Roman name Orcades
which was probably derived from Celtic *forko
- "young pig"... [more]