ALA

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

See also ADAL and ALF and ÖL – these name elements are often very difficult to tell apart

Ancient Germanic

*alla- = 'grown up, entire' [1]
*alla- = 'all, entire' [2] [3]
*ala- = 'all, entire' [2] [3]
*al-a = 'to grow, to feed' [4]

Old Norse

al- = 'all', 'entire' [5] [6]
ala = 'all', 'entire' [7]
allr = 'all', 'everybody', 'entire' [5] [8] [3]

Gothic

ala- = 'all, entire' [5]
alls = 'all, everybody, entire' [5] [8]

Old Saxon

ala- = 'all, entire' [5]

Anglo-Saxon

eal = 'all' [8]

Old High German

ala- = 'all, entire' [5]
all = 'all, everybody, entire' [5]
al = 'all' [8]

Old Englisch

æl- = 'all, entire' [5]
eall = 'all, everybody, entire' [5]

Related Names

See Ala, Ali and *AluniR

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
AUD see Alodia (Frankish)
BUD see Albóðr
DRIF see Aldríf
FAÐIR see Aldafaðir
GAUT see Algautr
GISL see Algísl
MUND see Almund
NY see Allny
RIK see Alarik (German) and Alareiks (Gothic)
SVART see Alsvartr
SWIND see Alsviðr
VALD see Alvaldr
VAR see Alvaro
VARD see Alvaro
VED see Alawīdaz
VER see AlvéR
VI see Alví
VID see Alawīdaz
VÍÐ see Alawīdaz
VIN see Alawiniz
VIS see Alvíss and Elvira
ÞJOF see Alþjófr
ÞRUÐ see Alþrúðr

See also Alfarinn, Alfrigg, Eleonora

First Element Forms

Al- Ala-
Alda-
All-
Au- Aul-
El-
Eyl-

References

  1. Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  4. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  6. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)