HER

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Names ending with -ar or -arr are usually linked here but can derive from the name elements GEIR or VAR instead [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Ancient Germanic

*charja- = 'army' [7] [3]
*haria- = 'army' [3]
*hariaz = 'army' [3]
*harja- = 'army' [7] [2] [3]
*harjaz = 'army' [1]

Proto-Norse

*hariaR = 'warrior' [8]
harjaR = 'warrior' [9]
-harjaR = 'warrior', 'leader of an army' [2] [10]
*|*-harjaR = 'army' [5]
*harjaz = 'warrior', 'leader of an army' [11]

Old Norse

-arr = 'army' [5]
herr = 'army' [1] [2] [3] [6]

Gothic

harjis = 'army' [6]

Old Saxon

heri = 'army' [12]

Old High German

heri = 'army' [13] [3]

Related Names

See Arletta, Háriolus, Harja, Hebbe, Hebe, Heri, Hera, Jerre
(see also Erlandr)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Aðalherr (Norse)
AGI see Agnarr (Norse) and Egilher (German)
AI see *Aiwiharjaz
ALD see Aldar (Norse)
ALF see *Albiharjaz (Norse) and Albheri (German) and Ælfhere (English) and Herálvur (Norse)
ALM see Almarr (Norse)
ANDR see Andar
ANU see *Anuherr
ARN see Arnar
AS see Ásar (Norse)
ASP see Aspar (Norse)
AUD see Audar
AUST see Austar
BJARM see Bjarmar
BJÖRK see Bjarkar
BJÖRN see Hærbiǫrn and Bjarnar (Norse) and Bernher (German)
BJÖRT see Herbjört (Norse) and Heribert (German)
BLÆ see Blævar
BORG see Borgarr (Norse) and Burgheri (German) and Heriburg (German)
BRAND see *Brandaharjaz (Norse) and Branheri (German); Herbrandr (Norse)
BRIM see Brimar
BRYN see Brynjarr
BY see *Bíherr
BÖÐ see *Baðwō-harjaR
Dia see Díar
DIS see Herdís
DOM see Dómarr
EGG see Agnarr (Norse) and Egilher (German) and Eigar (Norwegian)
EID see Eidar
EIK see Eikar
EIN see Æinarr (Norse)
ELD see Eldar (Norse)
ELIS see Elísar (Norse)
EY see Øyarr (Norse)
FAÐIR see Herfǫðr (Norse)
FANN see Fannar (Norse)
FAST see Fastarr (Norse) and Fasther (German) and Härvast (Norse)
FINN see Herfinnr (Norse)
FJALL see *Felzaharjaz (Norse)
FJOL see Fjólar
FJÖL see Fjǫlvarr
FOLD see Fuldarr
FOLK see *Fulkaharjaz (Norse) and Fulchar (German) and Folchere (English)
FRAM see Framarr
FREJ see Freidar
FRID see *Friþuharjaz (Norse) and Fridehere (German) and Frithuhere (English); Hærfreðr (Norse)
FRÍÐ see Fríðar and Hærfríðr
FRÓÐ see Froder
Frænde see Frender
GAGAN see Kaganher
GAUT see *Gautaharjaz (Norse) and Gauter (German); Hergautr (Norse)
GEIR see Hergeirr
GERD see Gerðarr and Hergerðr
GEST see Herigast (German) and Gestar (Norse)
GINN see Ginnarr
GISL see Hergils
GJAF see *Geƀaharjiz
GOT see Hergot
GRET see Gretar
GRIM see Grímarr and Hergrímr
GUNN see *Gunþiharjaz (Norse) and Gundheri (German) and Guthhere (English); Hergunnr (Norse)
HAD see *Haþuharjaz (Norse)
HAF see Havar
HAGN see Hagnar
HÁR see Hávarr
HARD see Harder
HEID see Heiðar
HEIM see Heimarr
HER see Hæriarr
HILD see Hildar
HJALM see *Helmaharjaz (Norse) and Helmer (German)
HJALT see Hjaltar (Norse)
HJARN see Hjarnar
HLEIÐ see Hleiðar
HLID see Hlíðar
HLIF see Hlífar
HLÖD see Hlothar (German)
HOLM see Hólmar
HRAFN see Hrafnar
HRANN see Hrannar
HRAUN see Hraunar
HREID see *Hraiþharjaz
HROD see *Hrōþiharjaz (Norse) and Hrōdhari (German)
HULD see Huldar
HVANN see Hvannar
HVAT see Hvatarr
HÖFN see Hafnar
ID see *Iþiharjaz (Norse) and Idhari (German)
IGN see Ignar
ING see Ingvarr
IS see Ísarr
JARD see Jarðarr
JARN see Jarnar
see Jóarr
JON see Jonar
KRIST see Kristjar
LAND see Erland; *Landaharjaz (Norse) and Lanthar (German)
LAUF see Laufar
LAUG see HærlaugR
LEID see Leidar
LEIF see Herleifr
LEIK see Herleikr and Læiknarr
LI see Herly
LID see Lidar
LIKN see Læiknarr
LIND see Lindar
LOF see Lofarr
LU see Loar
LYD see *Leudiharjaz (Norse) and Liutheri (German) and Leodhere (English)
LYNG see Lyngar
MAGN see Magnar
MANN see Heriman (German)
MOD see Herimot (German)
MUND see Hermundr (Norse) and Munder (Norse)
MYRK see Myrkvar (Norse)
NID see Nidar (Norse)
-ningur see Herningur (Norse)
NY see Herny (Norse)
ODD see Oddar (Norse)
ORM see *Wurmaharjaz (Norse) and Wurmhari (German) and Wurmhere (English)
OTT see *Ōhtaharjaz (Norse) and Ohthere (English)
OV see Ovar (Norse)
PALM see Palmar
RAGN see Ragnarr (Norse) and Raginheri (German)
RAND see Herirand (German)
REYN see Reynar
ROS see Rósar
RUN see Rúnar
SAND see Sandarr
SE see *Saiwa-harjaR
SIG see *Sigiharjaz (Norse) and Sigiheri (German) and Sigehere (English)
SIGN see Signar
SIN see Sinarr
Sjǫfn see Sjafnar
STEIN see Steinarr and Hersteinn
SUÐ see *Sunþaharjaz (Norse) and Sunthari (German)
SVAV see Swābaharjaz (Norse) and Suabheri (German) Swæfheri (English)
SVEIN see Hersveinn and Sveinar
TIND see Tindar
TORD see Tordar
TRYGG see Hertryggr
ULF see HariwolfaR (Norse) and Heriwolf (German) and Herewulf (English); *Wulfaharjaz (Norse) and Vulfhar (German) and Wulfhere (English); see also Hernulf
UNN see Unnarr
URD see Urðar
VALD see *HarjawaldaR (Norse) and Herwald (German); *Waldaharjaz (Norse) and Waltheri (German) and Wealdhere (English)
VAR see Warinheri (German) and Hervar
VARD see Hærvarðr
WARN see Warinheri (German)
VATN see Vatnarr
VEIG see Veigar
WENDEL see *Winiþharjaz (Norse) and Vinetharius (Gothic) and Winidheri (German) and Windhere (English)
VEST see Vestarr
VID see Härvidh (Norse) and *Widuharjaz (Norse) and Withari (German)
VÍÐ see Víðarr
VIG see Vígarr
VIK see *Wīkuharjaz (Norse)
VILL see *Wiljaharjaz (Norse) and Williheri (German) and Wilhere (English)
VIN see Herwin (German) and Vinjar (Norse)
VIND see Vindar
VÖR see Hervǫr
YR see *Iwa-har
YRR see Ýrar
ÞJALF see Þialfarr
ÞJOÐ see Þjóðarr (Norse) and Diether (German)
ÞJOF see Herþjófr
ÞJOST see Þjóstarr
ÞOR see Þórarr
ÞRAS see Þrasarr
ÞRUÐ see Hærþrúðr (Norse) and Hertraud (German)
ÞRÖST see Þrastar

See also Alarr, Geimar, Harlow, Herfjǫtur, Viðjar

First Element Forms

Aar- Ar-
Ed- E- Ee- Eer- Er-
Haar- Har- Hari- *Harja-
Hel-
Heor-
Her- Here- Heri- Herj-
Hiar- Hjar-
Hior-
Här- Hær- Hæri- Härj-
Jar-
Kjer- Kjær-
Tjer- Tjær-
Är- Ær- Äär-

Last Element Forms

-a -ar -ár -ara -ard -arda -ardine -ardt -are -ari -arr -art
-er -ere -eri -err -ert
-har -hari -hariR -harius
-harjaR -harjaz -harjiz
-her -here -heri -herr -herus
-or -ord
-år
-äri

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  8. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  9. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  10. Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)
  11. Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  12. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  13. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)