EIR

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

See also E and EI

Old Norse

eir = 'protection', 'peace', 'calm', 'help' [1] [2]
eir = 'protection', 'help' [3]
eir = 'protection', 'peace' [4]
eir = 'protection', 'mercy', present' [5]
eir = 'mercy', 'benignity', 'help' [6]
ǣra = 'honour' (from Middle Low German, see below) [1]
ǣra = 'honour', 'marriage' (from Middle Low German, see below) [7]

Gothic

aistan = 'to hold someone in great respect' [1]
aistan = 'to be shy of doing something' [6] [4]

Old Swedish

æra = 'honour' (from Middle Low German, see below) [5]

Old Saxon

êra = 'mercy', 'gift', 'honour' [7]

Anglo-Saxon

âr = 'benefit', 'protection', 'honour', 'bliss' [7]

Old English

ār = 'honour', 'dignity', 'glory', 'respect', 'worship', 'wealth', 'revenue', 'mercy', 'compassion' [6]
ār = 'honour', 'worship', 'mercy', 'bliss', 'help', 'compassion' [4]

Middle Low German

ēre = 'honour' [6]
êre = 'honour', 'marriage' [7]
êre = 'honour' [5]

Old High German

êra = 'glory', 'honour' [7]
ēra = 'worship', 'awe', 'veneration', 'prestige', 'illustriousness', 'dignity', 'generosity' [6]
ēra = 'glory', 'honour' [8]

Old Frisian

êre = 'glory', 'honour' [7]

Related Names

See Eir

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
DIS see Eirdís
FINN see Eirfinna
FRID see Erinfrid (German)
GISL see Ärngils (German)
HARD see Erhard (German)
HILD see Eirhild
LAND see Erland
NY see Eirný
UNN see Eirunn
VALD see Ernhold
VIN see Erwin (German)

First Element Forms

E- Ee-
Ed-
Eir-
Er- Eer- Ehr-
Eren- Ehren-
Erin-
Ern-
Är- Ær-
Ärin-
Ärn-
Äär-

Last Element Forms

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  8. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)