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Basque Feminine Names
by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann)
© 1999 Sara L. Friedemann; all rights reserved
last updated 27Dec99
The following is a list of Basque feminine given names and bynames found in various medieval sources. Not all of the names are of Basque linguistic origin--in fact, many of the names were popular throughout all Iberian cultures--but they were all used by Basque women. Each name is listed as a header, followed by the dates it was recorded. I have used MC to indicate names that were found in undated medieval cartularies.
A number of the names were found more than one time in the sources. For names where this is the case, I have included in brackets the number of times it was found in place of dates. These names were found in the 10th-13th centuries.
Two women in these sources were listed with bynames. In both cases, the byname is descriptive, and follows the given name.
Carrasco Pérez, Juan La Poblacio'n de Navarra en el Siglo XIV (Pamplona, Spain: Ediciones Universidad de Navarra, S.A, 1973).
Gorrochategui, Joaquin, "Basque Names" in Walter de Gruyter, Name Studies, 1995.
Reaney, P. H., & R. M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames (London: Routledge, 1991; Oxford University Press, 1995).
Zumalacárregui, Angeles Líbano and José A. Líbano, "La Anthroponimia en Alava, Guipuzcoa y Vizcaya en los siglos X al XIII", pp.259-281 in Antroponimia y Sociedad: Sistemas de identificación hispano-cristianos en los siglos IX a XIII (Valladolid, Spain: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and Universidad de Valladolid, 1995).
The original article can be found at: http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/basque.html
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