BARD

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

In Germanic names the meanings 'beard' and 'small axe' often got mixed up. In some cases the name element belongs rather to -bart/-bert (see BJÖRT) [1]

Ancient Germanic

*barð- = 'beard' [2]

Old Norse

barð = 'beard' [2]
barð = 'beard', 'brim', 'verge', 'beak' (of a ship), 'ship' [3]
barð = 'brim', 'verge', 'beak' (of a ship) [4]

Old Saxon

barda = 'little axe' [1] [5]

Anglo-Saxon

beard = 'brim', 'verge', 'beak' (of a ship) [4]

Middle English

berd = 'brim', 'verge', 'beak' (of a ship) [4]

Old High German

bart = 'beard' [6]
barta = 'little axe' [1]

Related Names

See Barði

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
DAG see Dagbart (Norse)
HAG see Hagupart (German)
HLÉ see Hlébarðr (Norse)
ING see Ingbart
RAD see Ráðbarðr

Last Element Forms

-bard -bardh -barðr -barður -bart -barth
-berd
-bol
-bor
-bordh
-part
-vart -word

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  5. Wilhelm Schlaug: Studien zu den altsächsischen Personennamen des 11. und 12. Jahrhunderts (1955)
  6. Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)