EY

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element of uncertain meaning.

Often, instead for the 'island'-meaning below, a connection to the name element AUJA is suggested. [1] [2]

In some combinations it is difficult or impossible to tell if the element belongs to the element AI instead. [2]

See also E and EI.

Proto-Norse

*awiō = 'island' [3] [2]

Old Norse

ey = 'island' [4]
ey = 'island, 'flat land along a coast' [5]
ėy = 'island', 'floodplain' [6]

Gothic

*awi- = 'island', 'floodplain' [7]

Old English

íeġ = 'island' [6]

Old High German

ouwe = 'water', 'stream', 'land by water', 'floodplain', 'island' [5]

Middle Low German

ô = 'island', 'floodplain' [5]
ôge = 'island', 'floodplain' [5]
ôch = 'island', 'floodplain' [5]
ou = 'island', 'floodplain' [5]
ouwe = 'island', 'floodplain' [5]

Related Names

See Eyja

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ALDA see Aldey
ALF see Álfey and Øyalf
ANG see Angeyja
ANN see Anney
ARN see Arney
AST see Ástey
BALD see Baldey
Benny see Benney
Bente see Bentey
BJÖRK see Bjarkey
BJÖRN see Bjarney and Øybiǫrn
BJÖRT see Bjartey and Eybjört
BLA see Bláey
BLOM see Blómey
BOGI see Bogey
BORG see Bjargey and Øyborg
BOT see Bótey
BRAND see Eibrand
BRITT see Eibritt
Burkni see Burkney
Daði see Daðey
DAL see Daley
DANR see Daney
DAR see Eidar
DIMM see Dimmey
DIS see Eydís
DRAUM see Draumey
EIN see Einey
ELD see Eldey
ELL see Elley
EVA see Evey
FANN see Fanney
FAR see Eyfari
FAST see Eyfastr
FINN see Eyfinna and Finney
FRID see Eyfrøðr and Friðey
FRÍÐ see Øyfrid
FURA see Eyfura
GAUT see Øygautr
GEIR see ØygæiRR
GERD see Eygerðr
GISL see *Eygísl and Gísley
GLO see Eygló and Glóey
GRIM see Eygrímr and Grímey
GUD see Gulløy
GUNN see Gunnö and Øygunn
GUT see Øyguti
HAF see Hafey
HALL see Halley
HANN see Hanney
HER see Øyarr
HILD see Eyildr
HJALM see Hjálmey
HJALT see Hjaltey
HLIF see Hlíføy
HRAFN see Hrafney
HROD see Rodney
HVAT see Æihvatr
ING see Ingiøy
IS see Ísey
JEN see Jenney
JON see Jóney
KETILL see Øykæll and Kætiløy
KRIST see Kristey
LAUF see Laufey
LAUG see Eylaug and Laugey
LAUR see Lárey
LEIF see ØylæifR
LEIK see ØylakR
LÍN see Líney and Eylín
LOFT see Loftey
LOG see Logey
LYD see Ljóðey (Norse)
MAGG see Maggey
MAGN see Magney
MÁN see Máney
MAR see Eymar
MARR see Marey
MINN see Minney
MIRA see Mírey
MOD see Eymóðr and Móey
MUND see Øymundr
NIUT see Øyniútr
NY see Einy
PALM see Pálmey
PAUL see Páley
RAGN see Ragnö
RIK see ØyríkR and Ríkey
ROS see Eyrós and Rósey
RUN see Eyrún
SAND see Sandøy
SIG see Sigurey
SOL see Sóley
STEIN see Øystæinn and Steiney
STJÄRN see Stjarney
SVAN see Svaney
SVEIN see Sveiney
Sǫlva see Sölvey
TORF see Torfey
ULF see ØyulfR and Úlfey
UNN see Øyunn
VAL see Valey
VALD see Eyvaldr
VAR see Eyvar
VARD see Øyvard
VEIG see Eyveig
VI see Eivi
VID see Övidher
VIND see Eyvindr
VON see Voney
VÖR see Eyvǫr
ÞING see Þingey
ÞJOF see Eyþjófr
ÞOR see Eyþór and Þórey
ÞORN see Æiþorn
ÞRUÐ see Eyþrúður

First Element Forms

E-
Ei- Ej- Ey- Eyi- Eyj-
O-
Oy-
Y-
Å-
Ö- Ø-
Øi- Öj- Øj- Öy- Øy- Øyj-

Last Element Forms

-ey -eyja

-øy

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  7. Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)