Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Old High German element ekka, Old Saxon eggia meaning "edge, blade" (Proto-Germanic *agjō). Alternatively it could be from Old High German egi meaning "fear" (Proto-Germanic *agaz). This was the name of a 7th-century Duke of Friuli.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOve(Danish) Age, Aike(Frisian) Eike, Uwe, Egon(German) Egill(Icelandic) Eike(Low German) Egil, Ove(Norwegian) Aghi, Egill(Old Norse) Ove, Owe(Swedish)
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Name Days

Estonia: September 25


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 15.
Entry added December 7, 2022