Female, Proto-Indo-European

Engelieth

Engelieth is the Anglicized form of Anglo-Saxon Engelgýð. The second element of the name comes from Anglo-Saxon element gyð “war” while the first part of the name comes from Germanic element angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Engles or Angles in England, the name deriving from their region of origin, the Anglia peninsula in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, via Proto-Germanic *anguz “narrow, tight”, perhaps in reference to the shape of the peninsula or an estuary; another possible origin is Old High German *angul “fishing rod” or “hook for fishing” via *angulō (hook, fishhook), a diminutive of *angô (a bend; crook) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word, either in reference to the shape of the land or perhaps because they were originally a fishing people.

Incidentally, Engel is also a word in several languages (including German) meaning “angel” but isn’t related to the name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: Angil (the name of a Germanic tribe) + war”

Usage: Anglo-Saxon

Variants:

  • Engelgýð (Anglo-Saxon)

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