Township: Kilmoluaig

Map Reference: Kilmoluaig 120

Name Type: sea

Meaning: 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)
• Male ON personal name Gulle. There is a Gullvik in Norway derived in this way (NS)
The generic is ON hólmr ‘islet’
Gulholmen is a common name in Norway (NG); Gullbrekka is a farm name in
Iceland (SAM).

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: unrecorded