- A municipality of Rogaland, Norway. It is also the third largest city in Norway after Oslo and Bergen.
From Old Norse Stafangr, first part stafr (“staff”) from Proto-Germanic *stabaz (“staff, stick”), from Proto-Indo-European *stebʰ- (“to stand still, harden”) + last part angr (“sorrow, distress, injury”), from Proto-Germanic *angazaz (“worry, grief, anxiety”), from Pre-Germanic *h₂enǵʰos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enǵʰ- (“to constrict, tighten, compress”).
- Stavanger (a city and municipality of Rogaland, Norway)
- Stavanger (a historical county from 1662 to 1919, roughly equivalent to modern day Rogaland, Norway)
- stavanger (“a person from Stavanger”)
- Stavangerhalvøya (“Stavanger Peninsula”)
- Stavangerregionen (“Greater Stavanger”)
- stavangersk (“the dialect spoken in Stavanger, or something related to Stavanger”)
- angr (“bay, fjord”), in reference to a body of water. This could be Breiavatnet, Byfjorden, Hillevågsvatnet, Vågen , or Østervåg. Norwegian etymologist Inge Særheim sees Vågen, the inlet atop the mouth of which stands the Stavanger Cathedral, as the most likely candidate.
- stafr (“staff”), from Proto-Germanic *stabaz, relating to the straight and unbending shape of a landform. This could refer to the out-jutting headland on the east lip of Vågen, a steep drop down into (the shore of) a body of water, or simply the unbending shape of the body of water in question. Byfjorden, Hillevågsvatnet, and Vågen all have straightish shapes.
Stavanger (genitive Stavangers)
- A city and municipality, a in Rogaland, Norway.
- (now historical) A former county (amt) in Norway, from 1662 to 1919, roughly equivalent to modern-day Rogaland.