Flemish women’s names

These tables have been taken directly from the book “Vlaamse Vrouwennamen en Hollandse Naamgeving in de Middeleeuwen”, by O. Leys and J. van der Schaar, Appendix III.

Kortrijk 1391 – 1428
Brussels 1259 – 1530
Kampenhout-Erps 1321 – 1499
Tongeren 1385 – 1511
Combined List

Kortrijk 1391 – 1428

Name Count %
Maria 126 13.34
Katharina 123 13.02
Margareta 114 12.07
Elisabeth 67 7.09
Mabelie 62 6.56
Beatrix 54 5.72
Johanna 53 5.61
Magdalena 39 4.13
Agnes 32 3.38
Isold 21 2.22
Sara 20 2.11
Adriana 18 1.90
Jaquemine 18 1.90
Joossine 18 1.90
Mine 17 1.80
Martina 16 1.69
Zwane 15 1.58
Lote 13 1.37
Aleit 11 1.16
Mathild 11 1.16

Brussels 1259 – 1530

Name Count %
Katharina 94 19.11
Elisabeth 83 16.87
Margareta 71 14.41
Aleit 22 4.47
Johanna 22 4.47
Maria 22 4.47
Heilwich 17 3.46
Ida 17 3.46
Beatrix 11 2.24
Gertrud 9 1.83
Anna 5 1.02
Barbara 4 0.81
Oda 4 0.81
Mathild 4 0.81
Agnes 2 0.41
Eva 2 0.41
Jaquemine 2 0.41
Jute 2 0.41

Kampenhout-Erps 1321 – 1499

Name Count %
Elisabeth 36 26.28
Katharina 33 24.09
Margareta 21 15.33
Maria 10 7.30
Johanna 6 4.38
Ida 6 4.38
Gertrud 5 3.65
Beatrix 3 2.19
Clementia 3 2.19
Aleit 3 2.19
Mathild 3 2.19
Agnes 2 1.46
Torie 2 1.46
Ermen 1 0.73
Jute 1 0.73
Barbara 1 0.73
Mabelie 1 0.73

 

Tongeren 1385 – 1511

Name Count %
Katharina 68 23.29
Elisabeth 42 14.38
Maria 29 9.93
Margareta 26 8.90
Ida 23 7.88
Gertrud 21 7.19
Agnes 17 5.82
Aleit 15 5.14
Heilwich 12 4.11
Beatrix 8 2.74
Mathild 8 2.74
Johanna 8 2.74
Jute 7 2.40
Odilia 4 1.37
Mabilia 4 1.37

Combined List

Name (by frequency) Count % Name (alphabetically) Count %
Katharina 318 19.04 Adriana 18 1.08
Margareta 232 13.89 Agnes 53 3.17
Elisabeth 228 13.65 Aleit 51 3.05
Maria 187 11.20 Anna 5 0.30
Johanna 89 5.33 Barbara 5 0.30
Beatrix 76 4.55 Beatrix 76 4.55
Mabelie 63 3.77 Clementia 3 0.18
Agnes 53 3.17 Elisabeth 228 13.65
Aleit 51 3.05 Ermen 1 0.06
Ida 46 2.75 Eva 2 0.12
Magdalena 39 2.34 Gertrud 35 2.10
Gertrud 35 2.10 Heilwich 29 1.74
Heilwich 29 1.74 Ida 46 2.75
Mathild 26 1.57 Isold 21 1.26
Isold 21 1.26 Jaquemine 20 1.20
Jaquemine 20 1.20 Johanna 89 5.33
Sara 20 1.20 Joossine 18 1.08
Adriana 18 1.08 Jute 10 0.60
Joossine 18 1.08 Katharina 318 19.04
Mine 17 1.02 Lote 13 0.78
Martina 16 0.96 Mabelie 63 3.77
Zwane 15 0.90 Mabilia 4 0.24
Lote 13 0.78 Magdalena 39 2.34
Jute 10 0.60 Margareta 232 13.89
Anna 5 0.30 Maria 187 11.20
Barbara 5 0.30 Martina 16 0.96
Mabilia 4 0.24 Mathild 26 1.57
Oda 4 0.24 Mine 17 1.02
Odilia 4 0.24 Oda 4 0.24
Clementia 3 0.18 Odilia 4 0.24
Eva 2 0.12 Sara 20 1.20
Torie 2 0.12 Torie 2 0.12
Ermen 1 0.06 Zwane 15 0.90