Pronounced Pron. iegur [key]
Other Forms FormsAigars (Latvian cognate), Aiga?
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Contributor Contrib.sopsik on 3/26/2009
Origin obscure, possibly a phonetic coinage (e.g., using the ai prefix sound found in Aivar; compare AIVE). This was first recorded in the early 20th century. Though Julius Mägiste (1936) suggests Finnish origin, the name is unknown in Finland (compare however dialectal Karelian aiga meaning "time" - of which the Northern Sami cognate áige is found in ancient personal names such as Áigesárri).