Erling

wh_1st_earl_of_clarendonGender: Masculine
Origin: Swedish/Norwegian
Meaning: “descendant of the Chief.”
(AIR-ling)

He has a surnamey appeal and not a bad ring. This popular Scandinavian male name is a derivative of the Old Norse word jarl meaning “chief” in modern English this would correspond with the word earl. Its designated name-day is October 11. An Icelandic form is Erlingur.

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