RAD

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element which can be difficult to distinguish from HROD in old scripts [1]

Old Norse

ráð = 'advise', 'counsel', 'decision' [2] [3] [4] [5] [1] [6]
ráð = 'advise', 'counsel', 'decision', 'might', 'household', 'marriage' [7]
ráða = 'to advise', 'to counsel', 'to be mighty', 'to rule', 'to decide', 'to guess' [7]
ráða = 'to advise', 'to counsel' [2] [3] [4] [8] [9] [5]
-ráðr = 'adviser', 'counsel' [1]

Gothic

garedan = 'to provide' [8]
garēdan = 'to counsel', 'to provide' [9]
garēdan = 'to advise', 'to counsel', 'to be mighty', 'to rule', 'to decide', 'to guess' [7]
rêdan = 'to counsel' [5]

Old Swedish

raþ = 'advise', 'counsel', 'decision' [4]
raþa = 'to advise', 'to counsel' [4]

Old Saxon

râd = 'counsel' [5] [10]
rād = 'advise', 'counsel', 'decision', 'might', 'household', 'marriage' [7]
rādan = 'to advise', 'to counsel' [9]
rādan = 'to advise', 'to counsel', 'to be mighty', 'to rule', 'to decide', 'to guess' [7]

Anglo-Saxon

ræd = 'counsel' [11]
rǽd = 'counsel' [8]
rǣd = 'counsel' [5]
rǽdan = 'to discern', 'advise', 'read', 'persuade' [8]
rǣdan = 'to counsel' [5]

Old English

rǣd = 'advise', 'counsel', 'decision', 'might', 'household', 'marriage' [7]
rǣdan = 'to advise', 'to counsel' [9]
rǣdan = 'to advise', 'to counsel', 'to be mighty', 'to rule', 'to decide', 'to guess' [7]

Middle Low German

rāt = 'resources necessary for living' [12]
rāten = 'to advise', 'to guess' [12]

Old High German

rāt = 'resources necessary for living' [12]
rāt = 'advise', 'counsel', 'decision', 'might', 'household', 'marriage' [7]
rât = 'counsel' [5]
rātan = 'to advise', 'to guess' (originally 'to think about something')' [12]
rātan = 'to advise', 'to counsel' [9]
rātan = 'to advise', 'to counsel, 'to be mighty', 'to rule', 'to decide', 'to guess' [7]
râtan = 'to counsel' [5]

Related Names

See Radi, Reed, Råd

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Aðalráður (Norse)
ALF see Álfráðr (Norse) and Alberad (German) and Ælfræd (English)
AS see Ástráðr (Norse)
BARD see Ráðbarðr (Norse)
BORG see Radhborg (Norse)
DANK see Dankrad (German)
EIN see Einráði (Norse)
ENGEL see Engilráð (Norse)
FOLK see Folcrat (German)
GANG see Gangráðr (Norse)
GAUT see Gautráðr (Norse)
GEIR see Ráðgeirr (Norse)
GERD see Ráðgerðr (Norse)
GRID see Ráðgríðr (Norse)
GUD see Guðráður (Norse)
GUNN see Gunnráðr (Norse)
HAG see HagiradaR (Norse)
HARD see Harðráði (Norse)
HILD see Ráðhildur (Norse)
KON see Kuonrat (German)
MOD see Ráðmóðr (Norse)
MUN see Monrad (German)
MUND see Ráðmundr (Norse)
NY see Ráðný (Norse) and Nýráðr (Norse)
ORM see Ráðormr (Norse)
SPAK see Ráðspakr (Norse)
STAF see Ráðstafr (Norse)
SWIND see Ráðsviðr (Norse)
ULF see RáðulfR (Norse) and Radolf (German)
VALD see Ráðvaldr (Norse)
VAND see WandarádaR (Norse)
VARD see Ráðvarðr (Norse) and Rieuwert (Frisian)
VEIG see Ráðveig (Norse)
VIG see Vígráðr (Norse)
ÞJALF see RáðþialfR (Norse)

See also Gagnráðr

First Element Forms

Ra- Rad- Ráð- Radh-
Rat- Rath-
Rieu-
Ro-
Rå- Råd- Ræd-

Last Element Forms

-ert
-ra
-rad -ráð -rada -rádaR -radh -ráði -radina -radine -raðr -ráðr -ráður -radus
-rat -rât -rath
-red

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  6. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  10. Wilhelm Schlaug: Studien zu den altsächsischen Personennamen des 11. und 12. Jahrhunderts (1955)
  11. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)