HAM

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

hamr = 'shape', 'form', 'covering'; 'guardian spirit' [1] [2]

Old High German

hamo = 'shape', 'form', 'covering' [2]

Old Saxon

hamo = 'shape', 'form', 'covering' [2]

Old Frisian

hama = 'shape', 'form', 'covering' [2]

Old English

ham = 'shape', 'form', 'covering' [2]
hama = 'shape', 'form', 'covering' [2]

Middle High German

ham = 'shape', 'form', 'covering' [2]

Middle Low German

ham = 'shape', 'form', 'covering' [2]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
-ingR see HæmingR
ÞER see Hamþér

First Element Forms

Ham-
Hem-
Hemm-
Hæm-

References

  1. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)