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

Styrk

Styrk is a Swedish and Norwegian name meaning “strength, force” which derives from Old Norse styrkr (strength, bodily strength) via Porto-Germanic *sturkiz (strength, stiffness) which seems to derive from a PIE root word; the same origin as the word stark referring to something that is hard or stern, or stiff, rigid.

Styrk is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “strength, force”

Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Ancient Scandinavian

Pronunciation: something like stewrk

Variants:

  • Styrke (Swedish, Norwegian)

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