HETH

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Origin and Meaning

Lüneburger Heide 109 cropped.jpg
Heathland
Image by 'Willow',[1]
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Germanic name element and Old English name element

Ancient Germanic

*haiþiō = 'forest', 'uncultivated land, 'untilled land, 'tract of wasteland' [2]

Gothic

*haiþi = 'heath' [2]

Old Norse

heiðr = 'a low barren heath or fell' [3] [4]

Old Swedish

heþ = 'a low barren heath or fell' [3]

Swedish

hed = 'heath' [3]

Old High German

heida = 'heath' [2]

Old Saxon

hæð = 'heath' [4]
hêthan = 'heath' [5]

Old English

hǣþ = 'heath' [6]

Related Names

See Hetan

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
LEAH see Hedley
MANN see Heitmann

First Element Forms

Hed-
Heit-

Last Element Forms

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by 'Willow', source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  5. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  6. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)