Township: Kilmoluaig

Map Reference: Kilmoluaig 120

Name Type: sea

Meaning: The fact that there is just one documentary source forces us to be cautious. There are at least two possible reconstructions for the specific:
• ON gulr 'yellow'. 'Gul also occurs in place names such as Gulahamar, so-called from the yellowish colour of the rock' (Jakobsen 1897, 35)
• A male ON personal name such as Gulle, the specific for Gullvik in Norway (NS)
The generic is ON hólmr ‘islet’.
Gullholmen occurs thirteen times in Norway (NG); there are three examples of Gulenni among the settlement names of the Faroe Islands (KO); and Gullbrekka is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms:

Related Places:


Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: unrecorded