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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

In names probably a kenning for 'man' [1]

See also VÍÐ and VI

Ancient Germanic

*widu- = 'forest' (as a borderline) [2]

Proto-Norse

*wiðu- = 'forest' (as a borderline) [2]
*widuz = 'forest' [3]

Old Norse

viðr = 'forest', 'wood', 'tree' [4] [5] [6] [2] [7] [8] [9]

Old Swedish

viþer = 'forest', 'wood', 'tree' [6]
vidher = 'forest', 'wood', 'tree' [1] [8]

Old Danish

with = 'tree' [10]

Old High German

witu = 'forest', 'wood', 'tree' [5] [8]
witu = 'forest', 'wood' [11]

Old Saxon

widu = 'forest', 'wood', 'tree' [5]
widu = 'forest', 'wood' [11]

Anglo-Saxon

widu- = 'forest', 'wood', 'tree' [2]
wudu- = 'forest', 'wood', 'tree' [2]

Old English

widu = 'forest', 'wood', 'tree' [5]

Related Names

See Wedel (German), *Wida (Norse), Wito (German)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Alvid
AGI see Agviðr
ALA see Alawīdaz
ALD see Aldviðr
ALF see Alvid
ARN see Arnviðr
AS see Ásviðr
AUD see Auðviðr
BARK see Barkviðr
BEIN see Beinviðr
BJÖRN see Biornvidh and Viðbiǫrn
BORG see Bergviðr
BOT see Bótviðr
BRA see Bráviðr
DANR see Dannevid
EGG see Agviðr
ELL see Elvida
EY see Övidher and Viðey
FAST see Viðfastr and Fastvidh
FINN see Finnviðr and Viðfinnr
FOLK see Folkviðr
FREJ see Freyviðr
GAUT see Gautviðr
GEIR see GæiRviðr (Norse) and *Widugaizaz (Norse) and Wideger (German)
GEST see Widogast (German)
GUNN see Gunnviðr
HA see Håvid
HAGN see Hagnviðr
HALL see Hallvidh
HEGG see Hægviðr
HEIM see Hemvidh
HER see Härvidh (Norse) and *Widuharjaz (Norse) and Withari (German)
HJALM see Hialmviðr
HOLM see Holmviðr
HREGG see Hreggviðr
HRING see Ringvidh
HRÖNG see Hrǫngviðr
HUN see Húnviðr
IGUL see Ilwith
JAR see Jarvid
KOL see Kolviður
KRIST see Kristvidh
LIKN see Líknviðr
LIND see Lindvidh
MAR see *Widumāriz
MARR see Marvid
MEL see Melvid
MUND see *Widumunduz (Norse) and Witmund (German) and Widmund (English)
Narfi see Narvid
NOR see Norvid
O see Ovid
RAGN see Ragnviðr
RAND see Randviðr
RASK see Raskviðr
RIK see Ríkviðr (Norse) and Widerich (German)
RUN see Rúnviðr and Vidrun
SIG see Sigviðr
SUNN see Sunnviðr
ULF see Ulfviðr and Viðolfr
VALD see Widuwald (German)
ÖL see Ǫlviðr
ÞOR see Þórviðr

See also Skáviðr

First Element Forms

Wed-
Vi- Wi-
Vid- Wid- Við- Víð-
Wide- Wido- Widu- *Widu-
Wit- With-

Last Element Forms

-fwed
-uidh -uidus
-ve -vee
-ved -wed
-vet
-vi -wi
-vid -vida -wīdaz -vidh -vidher -viðr -viður -vidus -widus -widuz
-viiti -with
-wiþr

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Book: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog|Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog]] (1999)
  3. Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  4. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  7. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  10. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)