MARR

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element which is difficult to distinguish from MARK [1]

New name element: In newer combinations, Mar- might also derive from other names beginning with Mar- , e.g. Mari (see MARI), Martin or MARG or from male names ending with -mar (see MAR) [2]

Ancient Germanic

2) *marha- = 'warhorse' [1]

Old Norse

1) marr = 'sea', 'ocean', 'lake' [3] [4] [5] [2] [6]
2) marr = 'horse' [3] [5] [2] [6] [7]

Gothic

1) mari- = 'sea', 'ocean', 'lake' [6] [7]
1) marei = 'sea', 'ocean', 'lake' [6]

Old High German

1) mēri = 'sea', 'ocean', 'lake' [6]
1) meri = 'sea', 'ocean', 'lake' [7]
2) marh = 'warhorse' [1] [6]
2) marah = 'warhorse' [1] [7]

Old Saxon

1) mēri = 'sea', 'ocean', 'lake' [6]

Old Frisian

1) mėre = 'sea', 'ocean', 'lake' [6]

Old English

1) mėre = 'sea', 'ocean', 'lake' [6]
2) mearh = 'horse' [6] [7]

Related Names

See Mar

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Marbjörn
DALL see Mardǫll
DIS see Mardís
DON see Mardon
EY see Marey
FRÍÐ see Marfríður
GEIR see Margeir
GERD see Margerðr
GRIM see Margrímur
GUNN see Margunnur
HEID see Marheiður
HILD see Marhilde
LAUG see Marlaug
LEIF see Marleif
LEIK see Marleik
LI see Marli
LOV see Marlov
NY see Marny
SKALK see Marschall (German)
TON see Marton
VALD see Marvald
VARD see Markward (German)
VEIG see Marveig
VID see Marvid
VIN see Marwin

First Element Forms

Ma- Mar- Mark- Marq-

Last Element Forms

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)