Anglo-Saxon Name Generator

This English-Saxon name generator can produce 15 masculine or feminine names, depending on your preference, as well as different types of surnames. The Germanic tribes were first inhabitants of Germany, but then fled to England. They existed from about 550 to 1066, but after that a small fraction survived. Anglo-Saxons also called their children when parents' names were combined. For instance when the father was named Aelfwald and the mother was named Achae, they might call their son Acwald. Their names were almost always identical, so a surname did not have to be distinguished from other citizens. The surnames they used were titles that indicated where they worked or where they came from, or, for women, to whom they had married. There are 3 different male surnames in this generator and 4 female surnames. No surnames can be found in the first names (3 for men, 2 for women). The following names (3 for men, 2 for women) have surnames, and the last four names refer to occupations.

To generate another 15 random names you just have to press the button. With every click 15 new names are generated.

There are a variety of Anglo-Saxon names, however they all share one thing in common, which is the meaning of the name. All Anglo-Saxon names contain the words Anglo, which means Old English or British, or Saxon, which means a foreign origin. The majority of these names are derived from Old English and include elements such as -man, -Saxon, or -sen, meaning 'a native of Saxony'.

As the name suggests, Anglo-Saxon names are not the only ones to have been used in England before, during and after the time of King Alfred. Other names such as William were used for men who had not yet taken on the role of king. This makes William an ideal name for a king, and it is also one of the most famous of the Anglo-Saxon names, which means 'a native of Wiltshire'. William, though, was not the only name to be used by someone of this title, as there are many more.

Some people have even taken the names of their ancestors and changed them to reflect their own heritage. These people may choose to use the name of their grandfather, but many may want to adopt a different name and so choose to have it changed to reflect their own culture. The names of many famous kings and queens in England can also be traced back to this early period in history, including Queen Victoria's firstborn son, William IV.

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