ID

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element of uncertain meaning: (1) 'work, industriousness' or (2) '(wise) woman, virgin, seeress' (see also DIS)

It could be related to HILD [1]

Ancient Germanic

(1) īd = 'work' [2]

Old Norse

(1) = 'industrious'
(1) = 'work', 'activity' [3]
(1) = 'restless motion' [4]
(1) iða = 'eddy', 'whirlpool' [4]
(1) iða = 'to move to and fro', 'to be restless' [4]
(1) idh = 'industriousness' [5]
(1) ídh = 'work', 'activity' [6]
(1) iðja = 'activity', 'doing', 'business', 'profession'
(1) iðn = 'occupation', 'business' [4]

Old High German

(1) id = 'industriousness' [7]
(2) itis = 'woman', 'virgin' [5]
(2) itis = 'wise woman', 'seeress' [5] [1] [8]

Old Saxon

(2) idis = 'woman', 'virgin' [5]
(2) idis = 'wise woman', 'seeress' [5]

Old English

(1) îdig = 'industrious' [5]

Related Names

See Ida, Iði

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ARN see Arnida
BEL see Idabel
BORG see Iðbjörg (Norse) and Idburg (Saxon)
BRITT see Idabritt
DOR see Idor
DRUP see Idrup
HARD see Idert
HER see Idhari (German) and Idar (Norse)
LI see Idali
LILL see Idalill
LIN see Idalina
LIS see Idalisa
MAJ see Idamaja
MARI see Idamaria
RUN see Idrun
ULF see Idolf
ÞOR see Idor

First Element Forms

Id- Ida-

Last Element Forms

-ida

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  7. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  8. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)