EGG

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Origin and Meaning

Viking swords closeup.jpg
Viking swords
Image by viciarg,[1]
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Germanic name element

See also AGI - these name elements are often very difficult to tell apart.

Ancient Germanic

*agi,ō = 'edge', 'sharpness' (of a weapon), 'sword' [2]
*aʒ- = 'edge', 'point' [3] [4]

Gothic

*agja = 'edge', 'sharpness' (of a weapon), 'sword' [2]

Old Norse

egg = 'edge' (of a weapon) [5]

Old Saxon

eggia = 'edge', 'sharpness' (of a weapon), 'sword' [2]
eggia = 'edge', 'sword' [6]

Old High German

egga = 'edge', 'sharpness' (of a weapon), 'sword' [2]
ecka = 'edge', 'sharpness' (of a weapon), 'sword' [2]

Related Names

See Aghi, *AʒilaR, Agino, Agni, Aimo, Aise, Egin, Egon, Egte, Eike, Eileke, Ekke, Eino

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Ábiǫrn
BJÖRT see Agilberaht (German)
DIARF see *Agdiarfr
DIS see *Agdis
FAST see Áfastr
FRÍÐ see Áfríðr
GAUT see Ágautr
GEIR see ÁgæiRR
GERD see Ágærðr
GUNN see Ågunn
GUT see Águti
HARD see Eginhart (German) and Egilhart (German) and Eckehard (German)
HER see Agnarr (Norse) and Egilher (German)
LEIF see Ægileif (Norse)
MAR see Agimar (German)
MOD see Ámóða
MUND see *Agilamunduz
RUN see Eggrún
STEIN see Åstein
VALD see Agvaldr (Norse) and Eginoald (German)
VARD see Aghvardh
VID see Agviðr
ÞOR see Eggþór

First Element Forms

A- Á-
Ag- Agh- Agi- Agil- Agila- *Agila-
Ai-
Ang-
Au-
Aug- Augh-
Ech- Eck- Ecke-
Eg- Egg- Egil- Egin- Egino-
Eil- Ejl- Eyl-
Ein- Ejn-
Ek-
El- Eli-
En- Ene- Enn-
Í-
O- Og- Ogh-
Å- Aa-
Ægen-
Ægi-
Ög- Øg- Ǫg-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by viciarg, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)