MAL

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element and New name element of uncertain meaning, theories include:

1) Variant form of the name element MALM [1]

2) Deriving from any name beginning with Mal- / Mál- / Mål- [1] [2]

3) Deriving from:

Old Norse

mál = 'speach', 'language' [3]

Related Names

See also Molla

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
DIS see Maldis
FINN see Malfinn
FRID see Malfred
FRÍÐ see Málfríðr
GEIR see Málgeir
HILD see Málhildur
LI see Malli
VIN see Malvin
ÞOR see Maldor

First Element Forms

Mal- Mál-
Mall-
Mål-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)