Ketil

Old Norse Ketill (m.)

The Old Norse male name Ketill is widely used across the Scandinavian world, including the Viking diaspora. It is also common as an element in compound names such as Grímketill (in later times usually appearing in a reduced form as Grímkell) or Ketilbjörn. In place-names it occurs for example in Kedleston, Derbyshire, and several names in Lincolnshire such as Ketsby and Kettlethorpe.

Old Norse Name

Ketill

Anglicised Name

Ketil

Gender

Male

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

male_name, personal-name

Further information

This object is related to Kedleston, Derbyshire.
Find out about Kedleston, Derbyshire.

References

Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), pp. 166-170.

Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 73.