HEIL

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element (see also HEL)

Ancient Germanic

*haila- = 'luck', 'fortune', 'health' [1]

Proto-Norse

*hailaga- = 'holy' [2]

Old Norse

heilagr = 'holy' [3] [4] [5] [1] [6]
heilagr = 'dedicated' (to the gods), 'exalted' [3] [5] [6]
heilagr = 'inviolable', 'sacred' [4]
heilagr = 'hale' [1]
heill = 'good luck' [6] [7]
heill = 'lucky' [6]

Gothic

hailags = 'holy', 'dedicated' (to the gods), 'exalted' [5]

Old Swedish

helagher = 'holy', 'lucky' [7]

Old Saxon

hēlag = 'holy', 'dedicated (to the gods), 'exalted' [5]

Old High German

hėilag, hėilíg = 'holy', 'dedicated' (to the gods), 'exalted' [5]
heil = 'whole', 'healthy' [8] [9]

Old English

hǣliġ = 'holy', 'dedicated' (to the gods), 'exalted' [5]
hāliġ = 'holy', 'dedicated' (to the gods), 'exalted' [5]

Related Names

See *Hailaga (Norse), Hālga (English) and Helke (German)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
AUD see Auðhelga (Norse)
BJÖRT see Heilbert (German)
EY see Helgey (Norse)
FRID see Heilfrid (German)
FUSS see Hæilfúss (Norse)
GAUT see Helgot
GEIR see HæilgæiRR (Norse)
MAR see Heilmar (German)
MOD see Heilmut (German)
SIG see Sigurhelga
ULF see HælgulfR
UNN see Hælgunnr
VARD see Helovard
VI see Hæilví
VÍÐ see Heiluid (German)
VIG see Heilwig

First Element Forms

El-
Heil-
Hel- Hele- Helo-
Helg-
Hell- Helle-
Hil- Hille- Hilo-
Hæil-
Hælg-

Last Element Forms

-helga

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  2. Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  8. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  9. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)