GRIM

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

grímr = 'person wearing a face mask' [1] [2]
grímr = 'person wearing a face mask, helmet' [3]
gríma = 'face mask' [1] [2] [4]
gríma = 'face mask, helmet' [3]

Old Saxon

grîmo = 'mask, helmet' [5]
grîma = 'mask, helmet' [6]

Later, the meaning was sometimes misinterpreted as

Old Norse

grimmr = 'grim' [1]

Old High German

grim = 'grim' [6]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Aðalgrímr (Norse)
ALF see *Alfgrímr (Norse)
ARN see Arngrímr (Norse)
AS see Ásgrímr (Norse)
AUD see AuðgrímR (Norse)
AUR see Aurgrímnir (Norse)
BJÖRN see Bjarngrímur (Norse)
BJÖRT see Grimbert (German)
ELD see Eldgrímr (Norse)
Elliði see Elliðagrímr (Norse)
EY see Eygrímr (Norse) and Grímey (Norse)
HAF see Hafgrímr (Norse)
HALL see Hallgrímr (Norse)
HEID see Grímheiður (Norse)
HER see Grímarr (Norse) and Hergrímr (Norse)
HILD see Grímhildr (Norse) and Hildigrímr (Norse)
HJALM see Hjálmgrímr (Norse)
HJÖR see Hjørgrímur (Norse)
HOLM see Hólmgrímur (Norse)
HRAFN see Hrafngrímur (Norse)
HRIM see Hrímgrímnir (Norse)
JARL see Jallgrímur (Norse)
JARN see Járngrímur (Norse)
see Jógrímr (Norse)
KETILL see Grímkæll (Norse) and Kjellgrim (Norse)
KOL see Kolgrímr (Norse)
LAUG see Grímlaug (Norse)
MARR see Margrímur (Norse)
MUND see Grímmundr (Norse)
NOR see Norgrim (Norse)
ODD see Oddgrim (Norse)
SE see SǽgrímR (Norse)
SIG see Sigurgrímur (Norse)
Skalli see Skallagrímr (Norse)
STAFN see Stafngrímr (Norse)
STEIN see Steingrímr (Norse)
ULF see GrímulfR (Norse)
VAL see Valgrímur (Norse)
VALD see Grímaldi (Norse)
VI see VígrímR (Norse)
VIG see Víggrímur (Norse)
ÞOR see ÞórgrímR (Norse)

First Element Forms

Gremm-
Grim- Grím- Grimm-

Last Element Forms

-grim -grím -gríma
-grímnir
-grímr -grímR -grímur

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  5. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)