The first element of Goadby, in the Gartree Hundred of Leicestershire, comes from the Old Norse male personal name Gauti (genitive singular Gauta), which is either a short form of names in Gaut- or is derived from an original byname meaning ‘a man from Gautland’. The second element of the place-name is Old Norse by ‘a farmstead, a village’.
- Viking Names
- byname, Leicestershire, male_name, place-name
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Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire IV. English Place-Name Society LXXXIV (2009), p. 70.
Barrie Cox, A Dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (2005), p. 41.