Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 14

Name Type: sea

Meaning: The specific is possibly a male ON personal name such as Boðólfr, Boðvarr, Bósi (see Gammeltoft 2001, 297), or Bó with the genitive morpheme /s/. There is a Boadi Geo in yell, Shetland (SP); names in Bos- are common in Norway, such as Bosnes and Bosvik in Risør (NG). The generic is ON hólmr ‘island’: hólmr > -am in Grèineam (Cox 2002b, 303)

Other Forms: Boghasum - OS

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Languages : Norse

Informants: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 2: OS