Old Norse Bynames H

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  • Há- - 'High-' - see also HÁR
  • inn háðsami - 'the scoffing one'
  • Hafnar- - 'Haven-' - see also HÖFN
  • hafnarlykill - 'haven-key' - see also HÖFN
  • Hafr- - 'Buck-' - see also Hafr
  • hafrsþjó - 'buck's thigh' - see also HAFR
  • háfœta - 'high-footed' - see also HÁR and Fótr
  • haki - 'chin' - see also Haki
  • haklangr - 'long-chin' - see also HaklangR
  • hákr - 'hake'
  • háleggr - 'high-legged' - see also HÁR
  • háleygr - 'from Helgeland' - see also Háleygr
  • háleyski - 'from Helgeland'
  • halftroll - 'half-troll'
  • hálmi - 'straw'
  • hals - 'throat' - see also Hals
  • inn halti - 'the lame one'
  • inn hamrammi - 'the strongly-built one'
  • hand - 'hand' - see also Hand
  • hani - 'cock' - see also Hani
  • harðbeinn - 'hard-bone' - see also Harðbeinn
  • harðfari - 'fast-traveller' - see also HARD and FAR
  • harðráði - 'stern counsel' - see also Harðráði
  • inn hárfagri - 'the one with fair hair'
  • hattr - 'hat' - see also Hattr
  • haugabrjótr - 'cairn-breaker' (= 'grave-robber')
  • inn haukdœlski - 'the man from Hawk-Dale' - see also HAUK and DAL
  • hauknefr - 'hawk-nose' - see also Hauknefr
  • hausakljúfr - 'skull-cleaver'
  • haustmyrkr - 'autumn dusk' (= 'early dusk')
  • inn hávi - 'the tall one'
  • hegri - 'heron' - see also Hegri
  • heiðmenningr - 'mercenary' - see also HEID and MANN
  • hein - 'hone' (= meek person) - see also Hæin
  • inn helgi - 'the holy one' - see also Helgi
  • heljarskinn - 'swarthy-skin'
  • Hella- - 'Slate-' - see also HALL
  • helluflagi - 'thin slate' (maybe from a placename?) - see also HALL
  • inn heppni - 'the lucky one'
  • herkja - 'one who exerts himself'
  • hersir - 'chieftain' - see also HærsiR
  • Hesta- - 'Horse-'
  • hestageldir - 'horse-gelder'
  • hesthǫfði - 'horse-head' - see also HÖFÐI
  • hestr - 'horse'
  • hestreðr - 'horse phallus'
  • hilditǫnn - 'battle-tooth' (= tusk) - see also HILD and TÖNN
  • híma - 'loiterer'
  • hímaldr - 'laggard'
  • hítdælakappi - 'warrior from Hítdale' - see also Kappi
  • hjalti - 'hilt-knob' (sword) - see also Hjalti
  • hjálmr - 'helmet' - see also HJALM
  • Hjálmun- - 'Helmet-' - see also HJALM
  • hjaltlendingr - 'Shetlander' - see also Hjalti
  • hjǫrtr - 'stag' - see also Hjǫrtr
  • hlammandi - 'shouting'
  • Hlíðmannagoði - 'priest of the men from Hlíð'
  • hlín - 'protection' - see also Hlín
  • hlymreksfari - 'Limerick-traveller'
  • Hlǫðu- - 'Storehouse-'
  • hnakki - 'neck' - see also Hnakki
  • hnappraz - 'button-arse'
  • hnefi - 'fist' - see also Hnefi
  • Hof- - 'Temple-' - see also Hófi
  • hokinn - 'crooked'
  • hokinrazi - 'crooked-arse'
  • holbarki - 'braggart'
  • Hólm- - 'small island' - see also HOLM
  • hólmasól - 'holm-sun' - see also HOLM and SOL
  • holmðr - 'cleft-palate'
  • Hólmgǫngu- - 'Duel-' - see also HOLM and GANG
  • Holta- - 'Forest-' - see also Holti
  • holtaskalli - 'wood-skull' - see also Holti and Skalli
  • holti - 'forest' - see also Holti
  • horn - 'horn'
  • hornabrjótr - 'horn-breaker'
  • hornburi - 'horn-bearer' - see also Hornburi
  • hraði - 'quick' - see also Hraði
  • Hrafna- - 'Raven-' - see also Hrafni
  • Hrafnunga- 'descentant of Hrafn'
  • hrani - 'rough' - see also Hrani
  • hringja - 'buckle', 'from Ringerike' - see also Hringja
  • hringr - 'ring', 'from Ringerike' - see also HringR
  • hrogn - 'roe'
  • hrokkineista - 'shrivelled testicle'
  • hrútr - 'ram' - see also Hrútr
  • hryggr - 'sad'
  • inn hugprúði - 'the stout-hearted one'
  • Hunda- - 'Dog-' - see also Hundi
  • húslangr - 'house-builder' - see also HUS
  • hvalmagi - 'whale-might' - see also MAGN
  • hvalró - 'whale-calmness' - see also
  • Hvamm- - 'Grassy Slope-'
  • inn hvassi - 'the sharp one'
  • hvikatimbr - 'timber-quaker'
  • hvítaský - 'white cloud' - see also HVIT
  • hvítbeinn - 'white leg' - see also HVIT and BEIN
  • inn hvíti - 'the white one' - see also HVIT
  • hvítr - white' - see also Hvítr
  • hyltir - 'from the woods' or 'from Holstein' - see also Hyltir
  • hýnef - 'downy-nose' - see also NEF
  • hyrna - 'ax-blade horn'
  • hængr - 'salmon' - see also Hængr
  • hærukollr - 'hoary-head' - see also HARR and KOLL
  • Hǫfða- - 'Head-' - see also HÖFÐI
  • hǫfði - 'head' - see also HÖFÐI
  • hǫggvandill - 'stroking sword' - see also Hǫggvandill
  • hǫggvinkinna - 'cut-cheek'
  • hǫggvinkinni - 'cut-cheek'
  • Hǫrða- - 'from Hordaland'
  • inn hǫrzki - 'from Hordaland'