GEST

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Indo-Germanic

*ghosti-s = 'stranger' [1]

Proto-Norse

*gastiR = 'guest'

Old Norse

gestr = 'guest'

Gothic

gasts = 'guest' [1]

Old High German

gast = 'guest' [1]

Old English

giest = 'guest' [1]

Related Names

See Gestr and Gaston

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
AS see Ansugastiz
FRID see Fredegæst
FRÍÐ see Gestfríður
GUD see Goðgestr
HEID see Gestheiður
HER see Gestar
HLE see HlewagastiR (Germanic)
HLÉ see HlewagastiR (Germanic)
HLÖD see HlewagastiR (Germanic)
NY see Gestný
RUN see Gestrún
SIG see Sigurgestur
ULF see Gästulv and Ulfgestr
VI see Végestr
VID see Widogast (German)
ÞOR see Þórgestr

First Element Forms

Gest- Gäst-

Last Element Forms

-gastiR -gastiz
-gest -gestr -gestur
-gist
-gjest
-gæst

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)