YR

From Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de - All rights reserved.

Name Element

Advertisement:


Origin and Meaning

Taxus cuspidata with fruits.JPG
Yew tree branch
Image by 'Alpsdake',[1]
licensed under Creative Commons
Germanic name element (see also IV)

Ancient Germanic

*íwaz = 'yew tree' [2]

Old Norse

ýr = 'yew tree', 'bow' [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Old Saxon

îch = 'yew tree' [8]

Anglo-Saxon

íw = 'yew tree' [9]

Middle English

ew = 'yew tree' [9]

Old High German

íwa = 'yew tree', 'bow' [10] [6]
īwa = 'yew tree', 'bow' [11]
îwa = 'yew tree' [8]

Middle High German

îwe = 'yew tree' [6]

Related Names

See Ýr and Ivan and Ivo

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HER see Ívarr (Norse)
RUN see Ýrún (Norse)
VALD see Ívaldi (Norse)

First Element Forms

I- Í-
Iv- Ív-
Ýr-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by 'Alpsdake', source & license
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  7. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  10. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  11. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)