VIG

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element (see also VI)

Ancient Germanic

wīg = 'fight', 'battle' [1]
*weik- = 'to fight', 'to battle' [2]

Proto-Norse

*wīh = 'fighter' [3]

Old Norse

víg = 'fight', 'battle' [4] [5] [6]
vígr = 'in fighting condition', 'able to fight' [4] [5]

Old Swedish

vigh = 'fight', 'battle' [7]
Vīg- = 'fight', 'battle' [1]
Vīgh- = 'fight', 'battle' [1]

Old High German

wīg = 'fight', 'battle' [7]
wîg = 'fight', 'battle'

Related Names

See Wega, Wiebe, Vigge, Vígi, Vígnir, VígR, Viiki, Vika

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Adalwig (German)
ALM see Alvíg (Norse)
BALD see Vígbaldur (Norse)
BJÖRN see Vígbiǫrn (Norse)
BJÖRT see Wigberta (German)
BORG see Wigburg (German) and Vigbjørg (Norse)
BRAND see Vígbrandur (Norse)
BUD see Vígbjóðr (Norse)
DIARF see VígdiarfR (Norse)
DIS see Vígdís (Norse)
ELS see Elsvig (Norse)
FAST see Vígfastr (Norse)
FRÍÐ see Vigfrid (Norse)
FUSS see Vígfúss (Norse)
GRIM see Víggrímur (Norse)
GUNN see Víggunnur (Norse)
HAD see Haduwig (German)
HARD see Hartwig (German) and Wighard (German)
HEIL see Heilwig (German)
HER see Vígarr (Norse)
HILD see Hiltiwic (German) and Vighild
HJALM see VíghialmR (Norse)
HLIF see Vigliv (Norse)
HLÖD see Chlodowich (German)
HVAT see Víghvatr (Norse)
JÓÐ see Jodvig (Norse)
LAUG see Víglaugr (Norse)
LEIF see Vigleif (Norse)
LEIK see VíglæikR (Norse)
LIN see Viggoline (Norse)
LÍN see Viglín (Norse)
LUND see Víglundr (Norse)
MANN see Vígmaðr (Norse)
MAR see Vígmarr (Norse)
MUND see Vígmundr (Norse)
NAND see Wignand (German)
NIUT see Vígniútr (Norse)
NY see Vigný (Norse)
RAD see Vígráðr (Norse)
RUN see Vigrun (Norse)
STARK see Vígsterkr (Norse)
STEIN see Vígsteinn (Norse)
TYR see Vigtýr (Norse)
ULF see VígulfR (Norse)
UNN see Vigunn (Norse)
VALD see Vígvaldr (Norse)
ÞOR see Vígþór (Norse)
ÞORN see Vígþorn (Norse)

First Element Forms

Ve- Vei-
Vi-
Vig- Wig- Víg-
Vigh- Wigh- *Wigh-
Viggo-

Last Element Forms

-var
-ve
-vech
-veig
-ver -vér
-vi
-wic -vica
-wicus
-wich
-vieg -vig -wig -víg -wiga -wigh -vígR
-viiki -viikki
-vik -wik -vík -vika -vike -vikka
-vir

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  3. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  6. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)