ALF

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element, deriving from the Indo-Germanic word *albh- = 'to shine, gleam' [1]

Proto-Norse

*albiz = 'elf, supernatural being' [2]

Old Norse

alfr = 'elf, supernatural being' (in endings masculine) [1] [2] [3] [4]
ælfR = 'elf, supernatural being' (in endings feminine) [4]

Anglo Saxon

ælf = 'elf, supernatural being' [5] [6] [7]

Old High German

alb, alp = 'elf, supernatural being' [5]

Old Saxon

alf = 'elf, supernatural being' [8]

Related Names

See *Alba, *Albiz, Alba, Albo

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Adalf (Norse)
ARINN see Alfarinn (Norse)
ARN see Alfarinn (Norse)
AS see ÁsælfR (Norse)
AUD see AuðælfR (Norse)
BJÖRN see Alfbjǫrn (Norse)
BORG see Bergálfur (Norse)
BRAND see Brandalfr (Norse)
BRYN see Brynjálvur (Norse)
DIS see Alfdís (Norse) and DísælfR (Norse)
DRIF see Aldríf (Norse)
EY see Álfey (Norse) and Øyalf (Norse)
FINN see Alffinnr (Norse)
FRID see FriðælfR (Norse) and Elfrieda (German)
FRÍÐ see Alfridh (Norse)
GAND see Gandalfr (Norse)
GAUT see Alfgautr (Norse)
GEIR see *Albigaizaz and GæiRalfR
GERD see Alfgerðr (Norse)
GISL see Algísl (Norse)
GJAF see Ælfgifu (English)
GRIM see *Alfgrímr (Norse)
GUD see GuðælfR (Norse)
GUNN see GunnælfR (Norse)
HARD see Alphard (German)
HEÐIN see Álvheðin (Norse)
HEID see Alfheiðr (Norse)
HER see *Albiharjaz (Norse) and Albheri (German) and Ælfhere (English) and Herálvur (Norse)
HILD see Alfhildr (Norse)
HREID see *Reiðalfr (Norse)
HROD see HróðælfR (Norse)
HUND see Hundalfr (Norse)
ING see Ingálvur (Norse)
see Jóalfr (Norse)
JOR see Joralf (Norse)
KETILL see Alfketill (Norse) and KætilælfR (Norse)
LAUG see Alflaug (Norse)
LEIK see AlflakR (Norse)
LJOS see Ljósálfur (Norse)
LJOT see Álfljótr (Norse)
MAR see Almarr (Norse)
MOD see Álfmóðr (Norse)
MUN see Monalf (Norse)
MUND see Almund (Norse)
NOR see Noralf (Norse)
NY see Alfný (Norse)
RAD see Álfráðr (Norse) and Alberad (German) and Ælfræd (English)
RAGN see RagnælfR (Norse)
RIK see AlfríkR (Norse) and Alberich (German)
ROS see Álfrós (Norse)
RUN see Alfrún (Norse), Runälf (Norse) and Albrun (German)
SOL see Álfsól (Norse)
VALD see Alfvaldr (Norse), Alboald (German) and Ælfwold (English)
VI see Alví (Norse) and VíælfR (Norse)
VID see Alvid (Norse)
VIN see Alfvin (Norse), Albwin (German) and Ælfwine (English)
VÖR see Álfvör (Norse)
ÞOR see Álfþór (Norse) and Þóralfr (Norse)
ÞRUÐ see Alþrúðr (Norse) and Ælfþryð (English)

First Element Forms

Al- Ál-
Alb- Albe- *Albi-
Alf- Álf-
All- Allf-
Alp-
Alv- Alw- Álv-
Elf-
Ælf-

Last Element Forms

-alf -alfa -alfr -alfR -álfur
-alv -álvur
-elf -elfa -elfr -elfur
-älf -ælf -ælfR

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)