Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GAN-dahlf(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, magic, monster" and alfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf (Gandálfr) in the Völuspá, a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript that forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his novels The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954).

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VariantGandálfr(Norse Mythology)

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Entry updated December 7, 2022