Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 84

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The male ON personal name Gunni, with ON vík ‘bay’
There is a Gunnigarth in Yell, and a Gunnister in Unst, Shetland, and a Gunnaigh between Coll and Tiree (SP); there is a Gunnarnes in Måsøy, and four names in Gunnavik in Norway (NG); and Gunnarsstaðir is a common farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Goibhneig - OS
Goibneig - ONB p250. "applies to a channel between Eilean Mòr and Rubha Dubh."
The fact that WL gives two forms, east and west, impllies it also refers to the beach there, divide as it is by Gasamul - JH

Related Places: See Goinneag an Ear.


Local Form:

Languages : Norse

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 12/94

Informant 2: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 3: OS