LJUF

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

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Ancient Germanic

*leubha- = 'dear', 'friendly' [1]

Old Norse

ljúfr = 'dear', 'friendly' [2]
ljūf-r = 'dear', 'friendly' [3]

Gothic

liuf-s = 'dear', 'friendly' [3]

Old High German

liob = 'dear', 'friendly' [1] [3]
liub = 'dear', 'friendly' [1] [3]

Low German

lêf = 'dear', 'friendly' [1]

High German

lieb = 'dear', 'friendly' [1]
lieben = 'to love' [4]

Old Saxon

liof = 'dear', 'friendly' [1] [3]

Old Frisian

liāf = 'dear', 'friendly' [3]

Old English

léof = 'dear', 'friendly' [3]

Related Names

See LjúfR (Norse), Lewe (Low German), Lioba (German), Leofa (English), Love (English)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GUD see Gottlieb (German)
HARD see Liebhard (German)
HUG see Hugljúf (Norse)
RIK see Léofríc (English)
SIG see Léofsige (English)
VIN see Liebwin (German) and Léofwine (English)

First Element Forms

Le-
Leb-
Led-
Lef-
Leob- Léof-
Lieb-
Lof-

Last Element Forms

-lieb -liebe
-ljúf

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)