ODD

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*uzda- = 'thistle', 'hawthorn' [1]
*uzda- = 'point', 'peak' [2]
*uzđa- = 'point', 'peak' [3]

Old Norse

oddr = 'point' (of a weapon) [1] [2] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
oddr = 'spear' [1] [4] [6] [8]
oddr = 'spur' [1] [4]
oddr = 'leader', 'chief' [1] [4]
oddr = 'front' (of an army) [4]

Gothic

*uzds = 'point' (of a weapon) [9]

Old Swedish

udder = 'point' [5] [10]
udder = 'point', 'arrow' [11]
odder = 'point' [5]
odder = 'point', 'arrow' [11]

Old Saxon

ord = 'point' (of a weapon) [1] [9] [2]
ord = 'spear' [1]
ord = 'spur' [1]
ord = 'leader', 'chief' [1]

Old High German

ort = 'point' (of a weapon) [1] [9] [3] [2]
ort = 'spear' [1]
ort = 'spur' [1]
ort = 'leader', 'chief' [1]
ort = 'front' [3]
ort = 'beginning' [2]
ort = 'end point' [2]
ort = 'corner' [2]

Old English

ord = 'point' (of a weapon) [9] [3] [2]
ord = 'spear' [3]
ord = 'end point' [3]
ord = 'beginning' [2]

Related Names

See Oddr, Ossa

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ARN see Arnoddr (Norse)
AS see Ásoddr (Norse)
BJÖRN see Oddbjǫrn (Norse) and Bjørnodd (Norse)
BORG see Oddbjǫrg (Norse)
FINN see Oddfinnur (Norse)
FREJ see Oddfreyr (Norse)
FRID see Oddfreður (Norse)
FRÍÐ see Oddfríðr (Norse)
GEIR see Oddgeirr (Norse) and Geirodd (Norse)
GERD see Oddgerðr (Norse)
GRIM see Oddgrim (Norse)
GUNN see Oddgunn (Norse)
HER see Oddar (Norse)
HILD see Oddhildur (Norse)
JOR see Jorodd (Norse)
KETILL see Oddkell (Norse)
LAUG see Oddlaug (Norse)
LEIF see Oddleifr (Norse)
LEIK see Oddleik (Norse)
LI see Oddly (Norse)
LIN see Oddlin (Norse)
MANN see Oddmann (Norse)
MAR see Oddmarr (Norse)
MUND see Oddmund (Norse)
NADD see Naddoðr (Norse)
NOR see Norodd (Norse)
NY see Oddný (Norse)
ORM see Uddorm (Norse)
RUN see Oddrún (Norse) and Ortrun (German)
SIG see Siguroddur (Norse)
STEIN see Oddsteinn (Norse) and Steinoddr (Norse)
ULF see UddulfR (Norse)
VAK see Oddvakr (Norse)
VALD see Oddvaldur (Norse)
VAR see Uddvarr (Norse)
VARD see Oddvard (Norse)
VEIG see Oddveig (Norse)
VIN see Ortwin (German) and Oddvin (Norse)
VÖR see Oddvǫr (Norse)
ÞOR see Þóroddr (Norse) and Oddþór (Norse)
ÞRUÐ see Ortrud (German)

First Element Forms

Od- Odd-
Ord- Ort-
Ot-
U-
Ud- Udd-

Last Element Forms

-odd -odda -oddi -oddr -oddur -oðr -oður

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  7. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  10. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)