Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Thorgil m. Old Icelandic Þórr, the name of the god of thunder, deriving from Proto-Germanic *þunraz 'thunder' + Old Icelandic gísl 'hostage'.

The name of a 10th-11th C Danish chieftain.

Denmark
Danish
1581 Trugell KD-1 no. 362, Trugells ibid. no. 362, Trugills ibid. no. 362
Sweden
Latin
1350 Thyrgillo (abl) SDHK no. 6038, Thyrgillus (nom) ibid. no. 6050, Thyrgils (gen) ibid. no. 6053, Thyrgilsæ (gen) ibid. no. 6024; 1356 Thurgillo (abl) ibid. no. 7001
Middle Norwegian
1383 Thorgylss (unc) SRA-vol2 no. 1915
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Thorgil". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Thorgil.