BOT

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

See also BOD and BÖÐ - these name elements are often very difficult to tell apart.

Old Norse

bōt = 'bettering', 'remedy', 'compensation' [1]
bōt = 'bettering', 'help', 'repentance' [2]
bot = 'bettering','remedy' [3]
bót = 'bettering','help' [4]

Gothic

bōta = 'bettering', 'help', 'repentance' [2]

Old Frisian

bōte = 'bettering', 'help', 'repentance' [2]

Old High German

buoʐ = 'bettering', 'help', 'repentance' [2]
buoʐa = 'bettering', 'help', 'repentance' [2]

Old Saxon

bōt = 'bettering', 'help', 'repentance' [2]
bōta = 'bettering', 'help', 'repentance' [2]

Old English

bōt = 'bettering', 'help', 'repentance' [2]

Related Names

See Bót

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Bótbjǫrn
EY see Bótey
FRID see Bótfreðr
FRÍÐ see Bótfríðr
FUSS see Bótfúss
GEIR see BótgæiRR
HEID see Bótheiðr
HILD see Bóthildr
HVAT see Bóthvatr
MAR see Botmar
MUND see Bótmundr
REIF see BótræifR
ULF see BótulfR
VI see Bótví
VID see Bótviðr

First Element Forms

Bo- Bó-
Bod-
Bot- Bót-
Buohtt-
But- Butt-
Båt-

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)