Fasth = Firm.
Forsberg = Either waterfall mountain, current mountain or rapids mountain.
Originally Posted by Jevo
For the Danish players.
Nielsen = Son of Niels
Larsen = Son of Lars
Hansen = Son of Hans
Lauridsen = Son of Laurids
Jensen = Son of Jens Regin = No literal meaning that I'm aware of, comes from the name of a dwarf from Norse mythology
Bødker = Cooper
Eller = Or
Rask - Quick
Boll - ball
Hejda - to stop someone
Smid - forge, to forge something
Sexton - sixteen
Fast - firm, trapped etc, a lot of different uses
Eller - or
Steen - pronaunced Sten which means Rock
Panik - panic, obviously...
Gardiner - curtains
Erat - yours
Glass- Ice cream
Drake - dragon
Bonus: Forsberg - god of all things
Then you have the names that ends with son, Karlsson, Andersson etc. Meaning son of. Son of Karl, son of Anders and so on.
There was a few that was missing a letter or was spelled wrong that didn't make it too.
Last edited by spiny norman: 09-25-2013 at 10:51 AM.
Reason: removed word that would be filtered
Palat - means pieces in Finnish
Niskanen - niska means neck in Finnish and -nen is a common end for a last name in Finland
Moen - means "Moe's" in Finnish
Elias - common first name in Finland
Kostka - take the "T" off and it's "koska" which means because
Souray - kind of sounds like "suuri" which means large
Crombeen - kind of sounds like "korpeen" which means into the wilderness
Hickey - sounds like "hiki" which means sweat
Bieksa - this is a huge reach but there's a town called Pieksänmäki in Finland
Not too much interesting stuff imo looking at the names from the german-speaking side:
Kessel = kettle/cauldron
Streit = conflict/dispute
Weber = weaver
Hecht = pike (fish)
Zucker = sugar
Most likely the best I could find would be:
Fleischmann = Man of Meat (or Meat-Man)
Seidenberg = Mountain of Silk (or Silk Mountain)
Penner = vagabond/beggar
Maybe I missed some, though.
You have to regard that those names are often relics from different times. For example Penner is only a beggar in modern German. Penner is originally the pan maker. That's probably the heritage of the name.
And streit is also a root with a meaning of a war or a battle, like in "Streitmacht".
Yzerman = Ironman (no **** huh?)
Roest = Rust (played on his team too!)
Beukeboom = Beech tree
Klinkhammer = sounding (the) hammer
Nieuwendyk = New dyke
Versteeg = of the alley (something like that)
Verbeek = of the creek
Brouwer = Brewer
Bouwmeester = 'build master' (foreman or something i guess)
Janssen = son of Jan (i think, probably originated as Janszoon)
(Lars) "Eller" means "or". So it's Lars... or is it?
(Connor) "Knapp" means "button".
(Tanner) "Glass" means "ice cream".
(Jan) "Hejdå" means "good bye". Well, okey, I'm gonna admit that is a bit of a stretch as his name is Hejda but still
(Jared) "Boll" means "ball".
(Tuukka) "Rask" means "quick".
(David) "Drake" means "dragon".
Knapp also means short/little in German. And the heritage is most likely from the old german Knappe(Knapp in some dialects) which was a servant for a knight or a nobleman or simply a boy. In modern German Knabe=boy(can be consideren old fashioned by now).
Last edited by spiny norman: 09-25-2013 at 10:52 AM.