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

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.) Chapters 1-3, 4, and 15,

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.) Chapters 1-4, 8, 31, and 78.

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.) Chapters 1 and 4.

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

‘The saga of Eirik the Red.’ Eiríks saga Rauða. Vestfirðinga sögur. Eds. Björn K. Þórólfsson and Guðni Jónsson. Íslenzk Fornrit, Vol. 6. Reykjavík: Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1943.) Chapters 1 -3, and 14. 

Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas. Trans. Gwyn Jones. (Oxford, Oxford World Classics, 2008.)

‘The saga of the people of Greenland.’ Grœnlending saga. Eyrbyggja saga. Eds. Einar Ólafur Sveinsson and Matthías Þórþarson. Íslenzk Fornrit, Vol 4. (Reykjavík: Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1935.) Chapters 3-6. 

The Vinland sagas: Norse Discovery of America. Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson. (London: Penguin Classics, 1965.)

‘The saga of Killer-Glum.’ Viga-Glúms saga. Eyfirðinga sögur. Eds. Jónas Kristjánsson. Íslenzk Fornrit, Vol. 9. Reykjavík: : Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1956. Chapters 22, and 26. 

Viga-Glums Saga: With the Tales of Ögmund Bash and Thorvald Chatterbox. Trans. John McKinnell. The New Saga Library. UNESCO Collection of Representative Works, Icelandic Series. (Edinburgh: Canongate/UNESCO, 1987.)

‘The saga of the Heath-Slayings.’ Heiðarviga saga. Borgfirðinga sögur. Ed. Sigurður Nordal. Islenzk Fornrit, Vol 3. . (Reykjavík: Hið Íslenska Fornritafélag, 1938.) Chapters 26-30, and 35.

The Story of the Ere-dwellers; with the Story of the Heath-slayings. Trans. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon.(London: Saga Library, 1892.)

 

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

male_name, personal-name, Viking

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.

E. H. Lind. Norsk-Islandska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fran Medeltiden. (Uppsala: A.B. Lundequistska Bokhandel, 1915) P. P.684-687.