BORG

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*-berʒō = (nomen agentis of) 'to help', 'to rescue' [1]
*-bergō = (nomen agentis of) 'to help', 'to rescue' [1]
*bergō = (nomen agentis of) 'to help', 'to rescue' [2]
*burgō = (nomen agentis of) 'to help', 'to rescue' [2]

Old Norse

bjarga = 'to help', 'save', 'rescue' [1] [3]
bjǫrg = 'help', 'deliverance' [3] [4]
-bjǫrg = (nomen agentis of) 'to help', 'to rescue' [1]
borg = 'stronghold', 'fortification', 'castle' [4]

Old High German

burg = 'fortification', 'castle', 'protection' [5]
burg = 'stronghold', 'fortification', 'castle' [6]
bergan = 'to help', 'to rescue' [7]

Old Saxon

burg = 'stronghold', 'fortification', 'castle' [8]
borg = 'stronghold', 'fortification', 'castle' [6]

Old English

burh = 'fortress', 'fortified place' [9]

Related Names

See Bjǫrg, BergR, Begga, Beggi, Birga, Birgir, Bojan, Bolla

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Adalburg (German) and Ethelburga (English)
AGI see Eylburg (German)
ALF see Bergálfur
ALM see Almborg
ANN see Anneborg
ARN see Arnbjǫrg
AS see Ásbjǫrg
AUD see Auðbjǫrg (Norse) and Edbjørg (English/Norse) and Otberga (German)
DAG see Dagbjørg (Norse)
DIS see Bergdís
DYR see Dýrborg
E see Eberg
EID see Eiðbjörg
EIN see Einbjörg
EIS see Aisaberga (German), Eisinbjørg (Norse)
ELD see Eldbjørg
ELL see Elínborg
ELS see Elseberg
ENGEL see Engelburg (German)
EY see Øyborg or Bjargey
FANN see Fannborg
FAST see Borgfastr
FINN see Bergfinnr and Finnborg
FREJ see Fröborg
FRID see Bergfríður and Frithuburg (German)
FRÍÐ see Borgfrid and Fríðborg
GEIR see BorggæiRR and Gerburg (German)
GISL see Giselberga (German)
GOT see Bergot
GUD see Guðbjǫrg
GUNN see Gunnbiǫrg (Norse) and Guntberga (German)
HAF see Hafborg
HALL see Hallbjǫrg
HARD see Burkhard
HEÐIN see Bjørgheðin
HEID see Björgheiður and Heiðbjörg
HER see Borgarr (Norse) and Burgheri (German) and Heriburg (German)
HILD see Borghildr and Hildiburg (German) and Hilberg
HIMIN see Himinbjörg
HJÖRT see Borgarhjǫrtr
HOLM see Holmborg
HRAFN see Hrafnborg
HREIN see Berghreinn
HRING see Ringborg
HROD see Hróðbjörg
HUG see Hugborg
HULD see Huldeborg
HUN see Húnbjörg
ID see Idburg (Saxon)
ING see Ingiborg
IS see Isborg
JAR see Jarbjørg
JARD see Jardbjørg
JARN see Isburg (German)
JEN see Jenberg
JON see Jónbjörg and Bergjón
KETILL see Ketilbjǫrg
KNUT see Knutborg
KOL see Kolbjørg
KRIST see Kristbjörg
KUNI see Cyneburg (English)
LAUG see Berglaug
LEIF see Bergleif
LÍN see Berglín and Línbjörg
LIND see Berglind and Lindbjørg
LJOS see Ljósbjörg
LJOT see Bergljótr
MAJ see Majborg
MANN see Bergmann
MAR see Bergmar
MEL see Melborg
MILD see Mildinberg
MUND see Bergmundur
NEL see Nelborg
NID see Níðbjǫrg (Norse)
NIL see Nilborg
NOR see Norbjørg
NY see Borgný and Nýbjörg
O see Objørg
ODD see Oddbjǫrg
OL see Olborg
RAD see Radhborg
RAGN see Ragnborg
RAN see Bergrán
RIK see Ricburg (German)
Rina see Bergrín
ROS see Bergrós and Rósbjörg
RUN see Borgrún and Runborg
SE see Sæbjørg
SIG see Sigbiǫrg
SIV see Sivborg
SNÆ see Snæbjörg
SOL see Salbjǫrg
STEIN see Stæinborg and Borgsten
SUNN see Sunnbjørg
SVAN see Svanborg (Norse) and Swanburg (German)
SVEIN see Bergsveinn and Svenborg
TUN see Burton (English)
ULF see BorgulfR
UNN see Borgunn and Unnbjörg
VAGN see Vagnborg
VAL see Walburg (German)
VALD see Borgvald and Waltpurg (German)
VEIG see Bergveig
WENDEL see Wendelburg (German)
VI see Víborg
VID see Bergviðr
VIG see Wigburg (German) and Vigbjørg (Norse)
VILL see Vilborg (Norse) and Wilburg (German) and Wilburh (English)
VIN see Björgvin and Vinbjörg
ÖL see Olborg
ÞJOÐ see Þiúðborg (Norse) and Dietburg (German)
ÞOR see Bergþórr and Þorbjǫrg
ÞRUÐ see Bergþrúður

First Element Forms

Bar-
Ber- Bereg- Berg- Berh-
Biærgh-
Bjarg-
Bjør- Björg- Bjørg- Bjǫrg-
Bor- Borg- Borgar- Borgh-
Burg- Burk-
Bår-
Bär- Bärg-
Bør-

Last Element Forms

-ber -berg -berga -bergur
-biǫrg -biørgh
-bjør -björg -bjørg -bjǫrg
-bor -borg -borga -borgh
-burg -burgh
-bår
-bärg
-bør
-purg

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  5. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  7. Dr. Ernst Förstemann: Altdeutsches namenbuch (1856)
  8. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  9. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)