JOR

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Wild Boar Habbitat 3.jpg
Wild Boar
Image by Richard Bartz,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Ancient Germanic

*eƀura- = 'wild boar' [2]

Proto-Norse

*eƀuraR = 'chief', 'king', originally 'wild boar' [3]
*eƀuraR = 'wild boar', 'wild boar helmet' [4]

Old Norse

*jorr = 'wild boar' [3]
jǫfurr = 'chief', 'king' [3] [4]
jǫfur-r = 'chief', 'king' (poet.), actually 'wild boar' [5]

Old High German

ebur = 'wild boar' [2] [5]

Old Saxon

evur = 'wild boar' [6] [5]

Old English

eofor = 'wild boar' [5]

Single Element Names

See Jǫfurr, Ebbo, Eber, Efi and Eva

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ALF see Joralf
BJÖRN see Iǫfurbiǫrn
DIS see Jordis
FAST see Iǫfurfast
FRÍÐ see Iǫfurfríðr
GERD see Ebergart (German)
HARD see Eburhart (German)
HEID see Jórheiðr
HILD see Iórhildr (Norse) and Eberhild (German)
KETILL see Iórkæll
LAUG see Jorlaug
LEIF see Jorleiv
ODD see Jorodd
STEIN see Iǫfurstæinn
ULF see IórulfR (Norse) and Eoforwulf (English)
UNN see Iórunnr
VIN see Erwin (German) and Eoforwine (English)

First Element Forms

Eber- Ebur-
Eofor-
Er-
Ever-
Iór-
Iǫfur-
Jor- Jór-
Jovur-
Jør-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Richard Bartz, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)