OTT

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*ōhtan- = 'terror', 'fear', 'dread' [1]

Proto-Norse

*ōhta = 'terror', 'fear', 'dread', 'danger' [2]

Old Norse

ótti = 'terror', 'fear', 'dread' [1] [3] [4]
ōtti = 'terror', 'fear', 'dread', 'danger' [2] [5]

Related Names

See Ótta, Otte, Otto

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BORG see Otteberg
GEIR see *Ōhtagaizaz (Norse)
HALL see Hallótta
HER see *Ōhtaharjaz (Norse) and Ohthere (English)
RIK see Ottrekr

First Element Forms

Oht- *Oht-
*Ōhta-
*Ōhtu-
Ot- Oth-
Ott- Ótt-
Otte-

Last Element Forms

-ótta

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)