DRIF

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

drífa = 'fall of snow', 'snowdrift' [1] [2] [3]
drífa = 'to drift', 'to drive', 'to go' [1] [4] [3]

Related Names

Drífa

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Aldríf
ALA see Aldríf
ALF see Aldríf
SIG see Sigrdríf
SKOG see Skógdrífr
ÖL see Aldríf

Last Element Forms

-dre
-dríf -drífa -drífr
-drívur

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)