REF

From Nordic Names wiki - www.nordicnames.de - All rights reserved.

Name Element


Contents

Origin and Meaning

Vulpes vulpes 1 (Martin Mecnarowski).jpg
Fox
Image by Martin Mecnarowski,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Germanic name element

The Old Norse word for 'fox (animal)' derives from the Old Norse word for 'amber' because of its colour [2]

Old Norse

1) raf = 'amber' [2]
2) refr = 'fox' [3] [4] [5]
2) ref-r = 'fox' [2]

Swedish

2) räv = 'fox' (animal) [2]

Danish

1) rav = 'amber' [6]

Related Names

See RefR

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
KETILL see Refkell
STEIN see Refsteinn

First Element Forms

Ref-

References

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