Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

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

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

1581 Trugell KD-1 no. 362, Trugells ibid. no. 362, Trugills ibid. no. 362
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 2021, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2021/1/name/Thorgil.