VEST

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

vestr = 'the west', 'western' [1] [2] [3]
vest- = 'western' [2]

Old High German

west = 'western' [2]

Old Saxon

west = 'western' [2]

Old Frisian

west = 'western' [2]

Old English

west = 'western' [2]

Related Names

See Vestri

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GEIR see Vestgeirr (Norse)
HER see *Westaharjaz (Norse)
LEAH see Wesley (English)
LID see Vestliði (Norse)
MANN see Vestmaðr (Norse)
MAR see Vestmarr (Norse)
MUND see Vestmundr (Norse)

First Element Forms

Wes- Vest-
*Westa-

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)