Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Holger m. Old Norse holmr 'island' + Old Norse geirr 'spear'.

The name of a 13th C pretender to the throne of Sweden.

Denmark
Latin
1320 Holghrs (gen) MIRGPCM4 XVI-III
Sweden
Latin
1350 Holmgers (gen) SDHK no. 6053, Holmgerus (nom) ibid. no. 6002, Holmgerz (nom) ibid. no. 6002
Old Swedish
1383 Holger SRA-vol2 no. 1933, Holmger ibid. no. 1934, Holmgers (gen) ibid. no. 1902; 1407 Holmger (nom) SDHK no. 16880; 1413 Holger (nom) ibid. no. 18026
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Holger". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Holger.