VILL

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*wiljon = 'will', 'desire'

Old Norse

vil = 'will', 'desire'
vili = 'will', 'desire' [1]

Old High German

willa = 'will', 'desire' [2]
willia = 'will', 'desire' [2]
willio = 'will', 'desire' [3]
willo = 'will', 'desire' [4]

Old English

will = 'will', 'desire'

Related Names

See Vili, Vilja, Ville

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BALD see Willibald
BJÖRN see Villbjörn
BJÖRT see Vilbjørt (Norse) and Willibert (German)
BOGI see Vilbogi
BORG see Vilborg (Norse) and Wilburg (German) and Wilburh (English)
BRAND see Willebrand (German)
DIS see Vildís
FRID see Willifrid (German)
FRÍÐ see Vilfrid
GEIR see Vilgeirr (Norse) and Williger (German)
GERD see Vilgerðr
GUD see Willgott
GUNN see Willigund (German)
HAD see Willehad (English)
HARD see Willihart (German)
HER see Viljar and Villar
HJALM see Willihelm (German)
MAR see Willimar (German)
MEY see Villimey
MOR see Villemo (Norse)
MUND see Vilmundr (Norse)
-nar see Vilnar (Norse)
-ner see Villner (Norse)
NY see Vilný (Norse)
RIK see *Vilrekr (Norse), Wilric (English)
RUN see Wilrun (German)
ÞRUÐ see Willtrud (German)

First Element Forms

Vel- Vell-
Vil- *Vil- Wil-
Vild- Wild-
Vilj- Wilj-
Vill- Will- Willa- Ville- Villi- Willi-

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  4. Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)