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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element, which is sometimes difficult to distinguish from SIG

Proto-Norse

*saiwa- = 'sea' [1]
*saiwaR = 'sea' [2] [3]

Old Norse

sær = 'sea' [2] [4]
sjár = 'sea' [2] [4]
sjór = 'sea' [4]

Old Saxon

sêo = 'sea' [5]

Related Names

See Sær, Sæsa

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Sǽbiǫrn
BJÖRT see Sæbjört
BORG see Sæbjørg
BRA see Sæbrá
DIARF see SǽdiarfR
DIS see Sædís
Eyvindr see Sǽ-Øyndr
FAR see Sǽfari
FAST see Säfast
FINN see Sæfinnr
FRÍÐ see Sæfríður
FUSS see Sǽfúss
GEIR see SǽgæiRR
GRIM see SǽgrímR
HER see *Saiwa-harjaR
HILD see Sæhildr
HRIM see Sæhrímnir
LAUG see Sælaug
LEIF see SǽlafR
MANN see Sæmann
MAR see Sæmar
MUND see Sǽmundr
NY see Sæný
REIF see SǽræifR
RIK see Sjárekr
ROS see Særós
RUN see Særún
SOL see Sæsól
ULF see SǽulfR
UNN see Sæunnr
VALD see Sævaldi
VAR see Sǽvarr
VARD see Sevard
VIN see Sǽwine (English)
VÖR see Søyvǫr
ÞOR see Sǽþórr
ÞORIR see Sǽþórr

First Element Forms

Se-
Si-
Sj-
Sjá-
Sä- Sæ- *Sæ- Sǽ-
Søy-

References

  1. Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)