VÍFILL

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse name element of uncertain meaning. Theories include:

1) Ancient Germanic *weƀilaz (Old High German wibil, Old English wifel, Swedish vivel) = 'weevil', 'small beetle' [1] [2]

2) Ancient Germanic *wīgwilaz (Proto-Norse wīwila, see Wīwila) = diminutive of Proto-Norse wīwaR (see Wīwaz) [1] [3] [4]

3) Old Norse vefa = 'to weave' [5]

Related Names

See Vífill

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
JEN see Jenvil
ÞOR see *Þórvífill

Last Element Forms

-ífill
-vífill
-vil -vill
-vild

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)