Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish 82

Name Type: sea

Meaning: Possibly the male ON personal name Úlfr with the genitive morpheme /s/, with ON gil ‘gully’
There is an Uiseal in Carloway (Cox 2002b, 389), an Uisenis in Lochs and an Uiseval in Harris (SP); there is an Ulfsby in Askim, an Ulfsnes in Aure, and an Ulfsbøl in Våler, Norway (NG); and Úlf- is a common specific among Icelandic farm names, as in Úlfagil (SAM).

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Information:Named after a man called Uisgeal who fished there - GK.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 3/1996

Informant 2: Gilleasbuig Kennedy, West Hynish, 7/2012