HEGG

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Baum Mälardalen.jpg
Birdcherry tree
Image by Udo Schröter,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*haʒjaz = 'birdcherry tree' (Lat. prunus padus) [2]

Old Norse

heggr = 'birdcherry tree' [3] [2] [4]

Old Swedish

hægger = 'birdcherry tree' [4]

Related Names

See Heggr

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Hægbiǫrn
LUND see Heggelund
STEIN see Hægstæinn
ULF see HægulfR
VALD see Hægvaldr
VID see Hægviðr
VIN see Hægvin

First Element Forms

Eg-
Hag-
Heg- Hegge-
Häg- Hæg- Hägh- Hægh-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Udo Schröter, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)