BALD

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*balðram = 'power', 'strength' [1]
*balðraz = 'brave', 'able-bodied' [1]
*balþa = 'bold' [2]

Old Norse

baldr = 'strong', 'bold', 'dangerous' [3]
baldr = 'bold', 'defiant' [4]
ballr = 'strong', 'bold', 'dangerous' [3]
ballr = 'bold' [5] [6]
ballr = 'bold', 'quick', 'capable' [7]
ballr = 'strong', 'bold', 'dangerous', 'horrible' [4]

Gothic

balþaba = 'boldly' [6]
balthaba = 'bold' [5]
*balþ-s = 'bold' [6]
balþ-s = 'strong', 'bold', 'dangerous', 'horrible' [4]
balþa = 'bold one' [6]

Old Swedish

balder = 'bold', 'quick', 'capable' [7]

Old Saxon

bald = 'bold' [8] [2]

Anglo-Saxon

beald = 'bold' [5]

Old English

beald = 'strong', 'bold', 'dangerous', 'horrible' [4]
beald = 'bold' [6]
bealdor = 'lord', 'prince' [9]

Old High German

bald = 'bold' [2] [10] [1] [6] [11]
bald = 'bold', 'brave', 'quick', 'eager', 'alert' [12]

Related Names

See Baldi, Baldr, Bole, (Bolde?)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Athalbald (German)
ERKEN see Erchimbold (German)
EY see Baldey (Norse)
GEIR see Gerbald (German)
HUG see Hugbald (German)
KUNI see Cynebeald (English)
LYD see Liutbald (German)
RAGN see Raganbald (German)
RIK see Baldrekr (Norse)
RUN see Baldrún (Norse)
SIG see Siegbald (German)
VILL see Willibald (German)
VIN see Baldewin (German)
ÞJOÐ see Dietbald (German)

First Element Forms

Bald- Balde-

Last Element Forms

-bald -baldi -baldr -baldur -baldus
-ball
-beald
-bold -bolt
-pold -poldine

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  8. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  9. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  10. Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  11. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  12. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)