AR

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element which is difficult to tell apart from ARN [1] and ÁR [2]

In Icelandic, the name element is sometimes interpreted to be connected to ár = 'messenger' [2]

See also

Old Norse

ár = 'year'; 'plenty', 'abundance', 'fruitfulnes' [3] [2]
ár = 'successful' [4]
ār = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [5]

Gothic

jēr = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [5]

Old Frisian

jēr = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [5]

Old High German

jār = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [5]

Old Saxon

jār = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [5]

Old English

ġéar = 'year', 'growth' (of a year); 'good times', 'prosperity' [5]

Swedish

år = 'year' [6]

Danish/Norwegian

år = 'year' [7]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Árbjörn
BJÖRT see Árbjartur
BORG see Árbjörg
BOT see Árbót
DIS see Árdís
FINN see Årfinn
GEIR see Árgeir
GISL see Árgils
LAUG see Árlaug
MEY see Ármey
MOD see Ármóður
NY see Árný
SÄLL see Ársæll
VAK see Árvakr
VEIG see Árveig
ÞOR see Árþóra

First Element Forms

Ár-
År-

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  3. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  4. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  7. Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)