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See also: heri, héri, and herí


The earliest datable runic inscription, ᚺᚨᚱᛃᚨ (harja) on the Vimose comb from 160, is considered by Wolfgang Krause[1] and Elmer Antonsen[2] to be a name, an early form of this name or an abbreviation of a compound name with this as the first element.
Heri Joensen, vocalist of the Faroese folk metal band Týr.


From Old Norse. The earliest attestation of this form of the name is in the Flateyjarbók (from around 1380).

According to one interpretation, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (army) (modern Faroese herur), and cognate to the German Heer (army).

According to another interpretation, from Old Norse heri (Icelandic héri), from Proto-Germanic *hasô (hare), and cognate to English hare.


Proper noun[edit]

Heri m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]


  • son of Heri: Herason
  • daughter Heri: Heradóttir


Nominative Heri
Accusative Hera
Dative Hera
Genitive Hera

Related terms[edit]


  1. ^ 1968, Wolfgang Krause, Die Runeninschriften im älteren Futhark, revised edition (Göttingen)
  2. ^ Elmer H., Antonsen (2002) Runes and Germanic Linguistics (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs), volume 140, Berlin, New York: Mouton De Gruyter, →ISBN