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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

The Old Norse word for 'fox (animal)' derives from the Old Norse word for 'amber' because of its colour [1]

Old Norse

1) raf = 'amber' [1]
2) refr = 'fox' [2] [3] [4]
2) ref-r = 'fox' [1]

Swedish

2) räv = 'fox (animal)' [1]

Danish

1) rav = 'amber' [5]

Related Names

See RefR

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
KETILL see Refkell
STEIN see Refsteinn

First Element Forms

Ref-

References

  1. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  4. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  5. Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)