Ref

Old Norse Refr (m.)

Refr is a fairly common male name in the Viking world. It is found in two Swedish runic inscriptions and may originally have been a nickname, as it means ‘fox’. It forms the first element of Revesby, Lincolnshire.

Old Norse Name

Refr

Anglicised Name

Ref

Gender

Male

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

male_name, personal-name

Further information

This object is related to Revesby, Lincolnshire.
Find out about Revesby, Lincolnshire.

References

Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), p. 216.

E.H. Lind. Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden. Supplementband. Oslo: Jacob Dybwads Bokhandel  (1931), col. 683-684.

E.H. Lind, Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden. Uppsala: A.B. Lundequistska Bokhandel (1915), col. 851-852.