FOLK

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*fulca- = 'army, legion' [1]

Old Norse

folk = 'people' [2] [3] [4] [5]
folk = 'army, legion' [2] [3] [5]
folk = 'chief' [6]
fylkir = 'chief' [3] [2]

Old Saxon

folc = 'people' [7]
folc = 'army, legion' [7]

Related Names

See Folki and Fylkir

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Folkbiǫrn
GEIR see FolkgæiRR
HAD see Folkaðr
HVAT see Fólkhvatur
MAR see Folkmarr (Norse) and Volkmar (German)
RAD see Folcrat (German)
STEIN see Folkstæinn
VARD see Folcward (German)
VI see Folkví
VID see Folkviðr

First Element Forms

Falk- Falq-
Fol- Folc- Folk- Fólk-
Vol- Wol- Volk- Voll- Woll-

References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)