JARL

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*erilaz = 'highborn', 'noble man' [1]
*erlaz = 'highborn', 'noble man' [1]

Proto-Norse

*erilaR = 'highborn', 'noble man' [2]
*erilaR = 'chief', 'earl' [2]
*erlaR = 'chief', 'earl' [3]

Old Norse

jarl = 'highborn', 'noble man' [2] [4] [1] [5]
jarl = 'chief', 'earl' [2] [4]

Old Saxon

erl = 'highborn', 'noble man' [1]

Anglo-Saxon

eorl = 'highborn', 'noble man' [1]

Related Names

See Jarl and Erla and Erlingr

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
Banke see Iarla-Banki (Norse)
BORG see Jarlbjørg (Norse)
DIS see Jarldis (Norse)
FRID see Erlfriede (German)
FRÍÐ see Jarlfrid (Norse)
GRIM see Jallgrímur (Norse)
ING see Ingjarl (Norse)
LAUG see Jarlaug (Norse)
LEIF see Jarleif (Norse)
LI see Jarly (Norse)
STEIN see Jarlstein (Norse)
ÞRUÐ see Erltraud (German)

First Element Forms

Erl- Jall- Jar- Jarl-

Last Element Forms

-jarl

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)