Kjartan

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Kjartan, shortening of Mýrkjartan, from Old Irish Muircheartach, the name of an Irish king whose daughter Melkorka (Old Irish Mael Curcaigh ‎(servant of Curcach)) was brought to Iceland as a slave.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtʃʰaɻ̊ʈan]

Proper noun[edit]

Kjartan m

  1. A male given name.

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Kjartan
Accusative Kjartan
Dative Kjartani
Genitive Kjartans

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Kjartan: Kjartansson
  • daughter of Kjartan: Kjartansdóttir

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Kjartan, shortening of Mýrkjartan, from Old Irish Muircheartach, the name of an Irish king whose daughter Melkorka (Old Irish Mael Curcaigh ‎(servant of Curcach)) was brought to Iceland as a slave.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kjartan m

  1. A male given name.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A 19th century borrowing from Icelandic [Term?].

Proper noun[edit]

Kjartan

  1. A male given name.