Langlif

Old Norse Langlíf (f.)

In Scandinavia, the female name Langlíf is first recorded from the middle of the twelfth century. It is suggested that it occurs in scattered (and often late-recorded) place-names in England, in North Yorkshire, in Cumberland, and in a minor name Leevingrey Furlong in Flintham, Bingham Wapentake, Nottinghamshire. The name means ‘long life’ and may originally have been a by-name.

Old Norse Name

Langlíf

Anglicised Name

Langlif

Gender

Female

Ascribed Culture

  • Scandinavian

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

female_name, personal-name

Further information

References

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 320.

Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), p. 184.

John Insley, ‘Addenda to the Survey of English Place-Names: personal names in field and minor names’, Journal of the English Place-Name Society 10 (1977-8), 41-72, at p. 62.