Blesi

Old Norse Blesi (m.)

The male name Blesi is found in two Swedish runic inscriptions and is also recorded as the name of one of the original settlers of Iceland. It was originally a by-name, meaning ‘blaze, white spot on a horse’s forehead’.

Old Norse Name

Blesi

Anglicised Name

Blesi

Gender

Male

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

Horses, personal-name

Further information

This object is related to Bleasby, Nottinghamshire.
Find out about Bleasby, Nottinghamshire.

References

Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), p. 58.