Daugirutis

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Lithuanian
Meaning: “much praised.”
(DOH-gih-ROO-tis)

The name is composed of the Lithuanian elements, daug- (daug), meaning “many, multi” and gir- (girti), meaning “praise.”

The name was borne by a 13th-century Lithuanian duke. His history appears in the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Daugerūts (Latvian)
  • Dangerūts (Latvian)
  • Daugėrutis (Lithuanian)
  • Dangirutis (Lithuanian)

The feminine form is Daugirutė.

The designated name-day is April 5.

Sources

  1. Kiaupa, Zigmantas; Jūratė Kiaupienė, Albinas Kunevičius. The History of Lithuania Before 1795 (English ed.). Vilnius: Lithuanian Institute of History. (2000) [1995] pp. 50–51.
  2. http://day.lt/vardai/Daugirutis
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