Gender: Feminine
Origin: Swedish/Old Norse
Meaning: debated

The name is possibly derived from the Old Norse Gaeirhild, which is composed of the elements, gaeir meaning “spear” and hild meaning “battle.”

The name was quite popular in 1950s Sweden, but is now considered quite dated.

Other forms include:

Gerhild (Danish)
Gjøril (Norwegian)
Gjørvel (Norwegian)
Gøril/Gørill (Norwegian)
Jøril/Jørill (Norwegian)
Jørvel (Norwegian)
Göril (Swedish)
Görvel (Swedish)
Jörel (Swedish)

The designated name-day in Sweden is June 19.


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