A names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Astin

Astin is an English surname, a contraction of Anglo-Norman given name Asketin, itself a diminutive of Old Norse Ásketill made up of Old Norse elements áss (god) derived from Proto-Germanic *ansuz (god, deity) from a Proto-Indo-European root word, and ketill (cauldron, helmet) from Proto-Germanic *katilaz (kettle, bucket, vessel) which may have been derived from Latin catillus (small bowl, dish) which comes from Proto-Italiac *katinos-, so the name essentially means “god’s cauldron” or “god’s helmet”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Ásketill (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Tasgall (Scottish)
  • Taskill (Scottish)
  • Áskell (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Oskell (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Asketill
  • Askell

 

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