Ragnall, Nottinghamshire

Ragnall, in the Bassetlaw Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, is a hybrid name formed from the Old Norse male personal name Ragni and the Old English element hyll ‘a hill, a natural eminence or elevated piece of ground’.

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hybrid name, Nottinghamshire, place-name

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Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), p. 215.

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 57.

E.H. Lind, Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden. Uppsala: A.B. Lundequistska Bokhandel (1915), col. 844.