SKIR

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

skírr = 'clean', 'pure', 'clear' [1]
skīr-r = 'clean', 'pure', 'clear', 'bright' [2]

Gothic

skeir-s = 'clean', 'pure', 'clear', 'bright' [2]
skeirs = 'clear' [3]

Old Saxon

scīr = 'clean', 'pure', 'clear', 'bright' [2]
scīri = 'clean', 'pure', 'clear', 'bright' [2]

Old Frisian

skīre = 'clean', 'pure', 'clear', 'bright' [2]

Old English

sćīr = 'clean', 'pure', 'clear', 'bright' [2]
scīr = 'bright' [4] [5]
scīr = 'county', 'shire' [4] [5]

Middle High German

schīr = 'clean', 'pure', 'clear', 'bright' [2]
schīr = 'unsophisticated', 'clean', 'pure', 'clear', 'bright' [3]

Related Names

See Skírnir

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
LAUG see Skírlaug
LEAH see Shirley

First Element Forms

Shir-
Skír-

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 A. D. Mills: Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)