AR

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element which is difficult to tell apart from ARN

Old Norse

ár = 'year'; 'plenty', 'abundance', 'fruitfulnes' [1]
ár = 'successful' [2]
ār = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [3]

Gothic

jēr = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [3]

Old Frisian

jēr = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [3]

Old High German

jār = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [3]

Old Saxon

jār = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [3]

Old English

ġéar = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [3]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRT see Árbjartur
BORG see Árbjörg
DIS see Árdís
GEIR see Árgeir
GISL see Árgils
LAUG see Árlaug
MOD see Ármóður
NY see Árný
SOL see Ársól
SÄLL see Ársæll

First Element Forms

Ár-

References

  1. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  2. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)