ADAL

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element which can be difficult to tell apart from ODAL and ATH [1] [2]

Proto-Norse

*aþala- = 'noble' [3]

Old Norse

aðal = 'noble' [4]
aðal = 'yard', 'inheritance', 'property' [5]
aðal = 'kind', 'nature' [5]
aðal- = 'main-, real, first' [5]

Old Saxon

athali = 'noble' [6]
athal = 'nobility' [7]
ađali = 'noble' [8]
eđeli = 'noble' [8]
aðal- = 'noble' [5]

Anglo-Saxon

aethel = 'noble' [6] [3]
aethelu = 'noble' [6]

Old High German

adal = 'noble' [3] [6] [9] [10] [11] [5] [12]

Old English

æthel = 'noble' [9]
æðel = 'noble' [5]

Old Frisian

ethel- = 'noble' [5]

Frisian

edel = 'noble' [6]
ethel = 'noble' [6]
othel = 'noble' [6]

Related Names

See Abela, Ada, Adde, Adela, Adelitza, Adiko, Aleka, Alla, Assa, Ate, Atti, Ebbo, Ede, Edela, Elke, Ella, Ethel, Olkje

See also Abbo, Aðalmærki, Aðill

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BALD see Athalbald (German)
BJÖRN see Aðalbjörn (Norse) and Adalbero (German)
BJÖRT see Aðalbjört (Norse) and Adalberaht (German) and Ethelbert (English)
BORG see Adalburg (German) and Ethelburga (English)
BRAND see Adalbrand (German)
DIS see Aðaldís
DRIF see Aldríf
FRID see Athalfrid (German)
FRÍÐ see Aðalfríður and Alfridh
GAUT see Algautr
GEIR see Adalger (German) and Æðelgár (English)
GERD see Adelgard (German) Aðalgerður (Norse)
GISL see *Aþa-gíslaR (Norse)
GRIM see Aðalgrímr (Norse)
GUNN see Adelgund (German)
HARD see Athalhart (German)
HEID see Adalhaid (German)
HER see Aðalherr (Norse) and Adalhar (German)
HILD see Adelhild (German)
LAND see Adalland (German)
LAUG see Aðallaug (Norse)
LEN see Adelena
LIN see Adelina
LÍN see Aðallín
LIND see Adelind
MANN see Adelmann (German)
MAR see Athalmar (German) and Æthelmær (English)
MIN see Adalmina
MUND see Almund (Norse) and Æðelmund (English)
RAD see Aðalráður (Norse)
RIK see Athalric (German) and Æðelric (English)
ROS see Aðalrós (Norse)
RUN see Adelrun (German)
STEIN see Æðelstán (English) and Aðalsteinunn (Norse)
SVEIN see Aðalsveinn
TUN see Elton (English)
ULF see AþawulfaR (Norse) and Athalwolf (German) and Aþulfs (Gothic) and Aðulf (English)
UNN see Aðalsteinunn
VALD see Adalwalt (German)
VARD see Adalward (German) and Æðelweard (English)
VEIG see Aðalveig
VI see Alví
VID see Alvid
VIG see Adalwig (German)
VíkingR see Aðalvíkingur (Norse)
VIN see *Aþawiniz (Ancient Germanic), Ánn (Norse), Adalwin (German) and Æðelwine (English)
ÞEGN see Aðalþegn
ÞRUÐ see Alþrúðr (Norse) and Edeltraud (German) and Æthelthryth (English)

First Element Forms

A- Á-
Aad- Aat-
Ad- Að- Ád- Adh-
Adal- Aðal- Adel- Adél-
Al- Ál- Ala-
All- Áll- Alle-
Ar-
Athal- Athl-
Au-
Aþ- Aþa- *Aþa-
E-
Ead-
Edel-
El- Eli-
Ethel-
Hal-
Æðel-
Æthel-

References

  1. Dr. Ernst Förstemann: Altdeutsches namenbuch (1856)
  2. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  7. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Wilhelm Schlaug: Studien zu den altsächsischen Personennamen des 11. und 12. Jahrhunderts (1955)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  10. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  11. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  12. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)