Barni

Old Norse Barni (m.)

An Old Norse male name Barni is not certainly found in Scandinavia, although it may be attested in some Danish place-names. An alternative explanation is that Barni is an Anglo-Scandinavian variant of the very common male name Bjarni. The name forms the first element of two places in Nottinghamshire called Barnby.

Old Norse Name

Barni

Anglicised Name

Barni

Gender

Male

Ascribed Culture

  • Anglo-Scandinavian
  • Danish

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

male_name, personal-name

Further information

This object is related to Barnby Moor, Nottinghamshire.
Find out about Barnby Moor, Nottinghamshire.

References

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), pp. 67, 210.

Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), pp. 48-49.