LOF

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element which is related to LJUF [1]

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Old Norse

lof = 'leave', 'permission'; 'praise', 'paean of praise' [1] [2]

Gothic

lubō = 'love' [1]

Old High German

lob = 'leave', 'permission'; 'praise', 'paean of praise' [1]

Old Saxon

lof = 'leave', 'permission'; 'praise', 'paean of praise' [1]
luva = 'love' [1]

Old Frisian

lof = 'leave', 'permission'; 'praise', 'paean of praise' [1]

Old English

lof = 'leave', 'permission'; 'praise', 'paean of praise' [1]
lufu = 'love' [1]

Related Names

See Lofn and Lofarr

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HEID see Lofnheiðr
HER see Lofarr

First Element Forms

Lof- Lofn-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)