FREJ

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element (see also FRO)

Ancient Germanic

*fraujan = 'lord', 'master' [1]
*frawan = 'lord', 'master' [1]
*frawan- = 'lord', 'master' [2]
*frawjan- = 'lord', 'master' [2]
*fraujôn = 'female ruler' [1]

Proto-Norse

*fraujaR = 'lord', 'master' [3] [4]
*frauja = 'lord', 'master' [5]
*frauja- = 'lord', 'master' [6]

Old Norse

freyja = 'lady' or the goddess Freyja [7] [1] [8] [9]
frėyja = 'lady' or the goddess Freyja [10]
freyr = 'lord', 'master' or the god Freyr [7] [8] [9]
frú = 'lady' [7]
frû = 'lady' [1]
frúa = 'lady' [1]

Gothic

frauja = 'lord', 'master' [9] [8]

Old High German

frouwa = 'lady' [10] [8]
frouwe = 'lord', 'master' [9] [1]
frô = 'lord', 'master' [1] [2]

Middel Low German

frûwe = 'lady' [1]

Old Saxon

fraho = 'lord, master' [2]
frāo = 'lord, master' [8]
froho = 'lord, master' [2]
frôho = 'lord, master' [1]
froio = 'lord, master' [2]
frōio = 'lord, master' [9] [8]
frôio = 'lord, master' [1]
frōo = 'lord, master' [8]
frûa = 'lady' [1]
frūa = 'lady' [10] [8]

Anglo-Saxon

fréa = 'lord, master' [1]
frîgea = 'lord, master' [1]

Old English

fréa = 'lord, master' [8]
friega = 'lord, master' [9]
fríeġa = 'lord, master' [8]

Related Names

See Fraujila, Freyr, Frowe

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ARN see Arnfreyr
BJÖRN see Frøybiǫrn
BORG see Fröborg
DIS see Frøydís
GEIR see FrøygæiRR
GERD see Frøygærðr
GUNN see Frøygunnr
HER see Freidar
KOL see Kolfreyja
LAUG see Frøylaug
LEIF see Freyleif
MANN see Freymann
MAR see Freymar
MOD see Freymóður
MUND see Frøymundr
ODD see Oddfreyr
RIK see FrøyríkR
STEIN see Frøystæinn
UNN see Freidunn
VALD see Frøyvald
VAR see *Fraujawaru (Norse) and Frēawaru (English)
VI see Véfreyja
VID see Freyviðr
ÞOR see Freyþór

First Element Forms

*Frauja-
Frēa-
Frei- Freid- Frej- Frey-
Frö- Frø- Frøy-

Last Element Forms

-freyja -freyr

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)