HALL

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

The meaning of 'stone, rock' (A) is much more likely than the meaning of 'sloping, leaning to one side', 'hill' (B)

Old Norse

(A) hallr = 'flat stone', 'flat rock' [1] [2] [3] [4]
(A) hallr = 'stone', 'rock' [5]
(A) hallr = 'flat stone', 'slate' [6]
(A) hella = 'flat stone' [1]
(A) hella = 'flat stone', 'slate' [6]
(B) hallr = 'sloping', 'leaning to one side' [1]
(B) hallr = 'slope', 'hill' [5]

Gothic

(A) hallus = 'stone', 'rock' [5]

Old English

(A) heall = 'stone', 'rock' [5]

Related Names

See Hallr and Hally

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ARN see Arnhallr
BORG see Hallbjǫrg
BJÖRN see Hallbiǫrn
DIS see Halldís
EY see Halley
FRID see Hallfreðr
FRÍÐ see Hallfríðr
GEIR see Hallgeirr
GERD see Hallgerðr
GISL see Hallgils
GRIM see Hallgrímr
GUNN see Hallgunn and Gunnhallur
HAD see Hallaðr
KETILL see Hallkell
KRIST see Kristhallr
LAUG see Hallaug
MANN see Hallmann
MAR see Hallmar
MUND see Hallmundr
NY see Hallný
ORM see Hallormr
OTT see Hallótta
RUN see Hallrún
STEIN see Hallsteinn
ULF see Hallolfr
VARD see Hallvarðr
VEIG see Hallveig
VI see Hallvi
VID see Hallvidh
VÖR see Hallvǫr
ÞOR see Hallþórr or Þórhallr

First Element Forms

Ha- Hal- Hál- Hall- Hå-

Last Element Forms

-hall -halla -halli -hallr -hallur

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)