FRO

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element, which is difficult to distinguish from FREJ [1]

Ancient Germanic

*frawa- = 'happy' [1]
*frawin- = 'happiness' [1]

Proto-Norse

Frawa- = 'happy' [2]

Old Norse

frár = 'swift', 'light-footed' [3] [4]

Old High German

frô = 'happy' [1]
frō = 'happy' [4]
frauwi = 'happiness' [1]
frewi = 'happiness' [1]

High German

froh = 'happy' [1]
Freude = 'happiness' [1]

Related Names

Frowe

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
RAD see Frawarādaz (Norse)

First Element Forms

Frawa-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)
  3. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)