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Viking Names

Thorlak

The male name Þorlákr is recorded in a number of Scandinavian runic inscriptions but does not seem to occur in England. However, there is an East Midlands connection, as the Icelandic bishop Þorlákr studied in Lincoln in the twelfth century.

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Ref

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.

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Thorfast

Þorfastr is a common male name throughout the Viking world. It can be found in the runic inscription on the Lincoln comb-case.

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Gunnhild

Gunnhildr is a very common female name throughout the Viking world.

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Kati

Káti is a fairly common male personal name in the Viking world, occurring in the inscriptions on at least six Swedish rune-stones. It  is the first element in the place-names Caythorpe, Nottinghamshire. There are also several place-names in Lincolnshire which contain this name, including Cadeby and Caythorpe. The name may originally have been a nickname, as it means ‘the cheerful one’.

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Skeggi

The male name Skeggi is sporadically recorded across Scandinavia and Iceland in the Viking Age and later. It forms the first element of Skegness in Lincolnshire, with Old Norse nes ‘headland’. The name possibly derives from the Old Norse word Skegg, meaning ‘beard’.

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