Gunnhild

Old Norse Gunnhildr (f.)

Gunnhildr is a very common female name throughout the Viking world. In England, the name has a particularly wide geographical distribution that extends beyond the Danelaw and beyond the Viking Age. Its popularity was most likely influenced by its use in the Danish royal family in the eleventh century, when it was borne by an aunt, a daughter and a niece of King Cnut.

Old Norse Name

Gunnhildr

Anglicised Name

Gunnhild

Gender

Female

Features in Saga

 

 

 

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

female_name, personal-name

Further information

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

References

John Insley, Scandinavian Personal Names in Norfolk. Uppsala: Acta Academiae Regiae Gustavi Adolphi LXII (1994), pp. 160-163.

Gillian Fellows Jensen. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), pp. 114-116.

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 167.

E. H. Lind. Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden. Uppsala: A.B. Lundequistska Bokhandel (1915) col. 409-411.