Group A runes were most common in Viking Age Denmark
Old Norse Api (m.)
Api is an original byname meaning ‘fool’. It is possibly found in the Norwegian place-name Apnes and there are a few instances in Old Danish, including perhaps, the runic forms abi and aba, although these forms may rather derive from Abbi or Æbbi.
It is the first element in Apedale, North Yorkshire and Apethorpe, West Yorkshire.