Gender Masculine
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. EH-geel  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Egill, a diminutive of names that began with the element agi "awe, fear". This was the name of a semi-legendary 10th-century Viking, described in the Icelandic Egill's Saga.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOve(Danish) Age(Frisian) Uwe(German) Ago, Agi(Germanic) Egill(Icelandic) Aghi, Egill(Old Norse) Ove, Owe(Swedish)


Name Days

Estonia: November 17
Norway: November 5


Entry updated December 7, 2022