ALM

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

East Coker elm, 2.jpg
Elm Tree
Image by 'Ptelea',[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*el- = 'reddish', 'brownish' [2]
*ol- = 'reddish', 'brownish' [2]

Old Norse

álmr = 'elm tree' [3] [4]
álmr = 'bow' (of wood from an 'elm tree') [4]
álmr = 'man' (poetic) [4]

Old High German

ėlm = 'elm tree' [4]

Middle Low German

elm = 'elm tree' [2]

Old English

ėlm = 'elm tree' [4]

Related Names

Embla

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BORG see Almborg
GAUT see Almgautr
GEIR see Álmgeirr
HER see Almarr
RIK see Almrik
STEIN see Almsteinn
VEIG see Almveig
VIG see Alvíg
ÞOR see Álmþór

First Element Forms

Al-
Alm- Álm-

Last Element Forms

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by 'Ptelea', source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)