E names, Germanic mythology, Male, Mythology, Norse, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes


Egil comes from an Old Norse name, a variant spelling of Egill which comes from Proto-Germanic Agilaz. It derives from Old Norse element ag meaning “edge (of a sword)” or “blade” or agi meaning “awe, terror”, originally used as a short form of names beginning with the name element. In German mythology, Egil (or Agilaz) is the name of a legendary archer in the Völundarkviða, part of a collection of poems in the Poetic Edda (not to be confused with Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda).

Origin: Old Norse



  • Egill (Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Old Norse, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish)
  • Aghi (Scandinavian, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Old Norse)
  • Ove (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Uwe (German)
  • Agi (Ancient Germanic)
  • Egino (Ancient Germanic)
  • Egon (German)


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