Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Birgir m. A derivative of Old Icelandic birgja 'to furnish, provide'.

The name of a 14th C king of Sweden.

Sweden
Latin
1251 Byrgerus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXII; 1315 Birgerus (nom) SDHK 2688; 1350 Birgers (gen) ibid. no. 6015, Birgheri (gen) ibid. no. 6000, Birghero (abl) ibid. no. 6023, Birgherum (acc) ibid. no. 6023, Birgirz (gen) ibid. no. 6002, Byrgeri (gen) ibid. no. 6020, Byrgero (abl) ibid. no. 6020, Byrgerus (nom) ibid. no. 6002, Byrghero (dat) ibid. no. 6030, Byrghys (gen) ibid. no. 6020; 1383 Birgerus (nom) SRA-vol2 no. 1901
Old Swedish
1377 Birghe (nom) SDHK 11085; 1383 Birger SRA-vol2 no. 1913, Birghe (nom) ibid. no. 1925, Birgher ibid. no. 1903
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Birgir". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Birgir.