Gunnhild

Old Norse Gunnhildr (f.)

Gunnhildr is a very common female name throughout the Viking world.

Old Norse Name

Gunnhildr

Anglicised Name

Gunnhild

Gender

Female

Features in Saga

‘The saga of the People of Eyri’. Eyrbyggja saga. Eds. Einar Ólafur Sveinsson and Matthías Þórþarson. Íslenzk Fornrit, Vol 4. (Reykjavík: Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1935.) Chapter 5.

Edwards, Paul Geoffrey, and Hermann Pálsson. Eyrbyggja Saga / Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards. (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics 1989.)

‘The saga of the people of the Laxa-dale.’ Laxdœla saga. Eds. Einar Ólafur Sveinsson. Islenzk Fornrit, Vol. 5. (Reykjavík: Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1934.) Chapter 44.

Laxdæla saga. Trans. Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson. (London: Penguin Books, 1969.)

“The saga of Gisli Sursson.’ Gíslis saga Súrssonar. Vestfirðinga sögur. Eds. Björn K. Þórólfsson and Guðni Jónsson. Íslenzk Fornrit, Vol. 6. Reykjavík: : Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1943.) Chapter 5.

Gisli Sursson’s Saga and the Saga of the People of Eyri. Trans. Martin Regal and Judy Quinn. London: Penguin Classics, 2004.)

 

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

Gillian Fellows Jenson. Scandinavian Personal Names in Licolnshire and Yorkshire. (Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag, (D.B.K.), 1968.) P. 114 – 116.

J E. B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F. M. Stenton. The Place-names of Nottinghamshire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1940.) P. 167.

E. H. Lind. Norsk-Islandska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fran Medeltiden. (Uppsala: A.B. Lundequistska Bokhandel, 1915) p. 409-411.