Placenames in Orkney

There are many Viking placenames in Orkney. Some of them are:

bulletThe Parish of Birsa, later Birsay, from Birgis, Bergis, or Byrgis
bulletThe Island of Burray, from Borgarey
bulletCubbie Roo's Castle, from Kolbein Hruga
bulletDingieshowe from Pingshaugr, in Deerness, on the Mainland
bulletThe Island of Eday from Eioey
bulletThe Island of Eynhallow, from Eyin helga
bulletThe Parish of Harra, later Harray, from Harad, Herad, or Herao
bulletThe Island of Gairsay from Gareksey
bulletThe Island of Hoy, from Haey
bulletThe town of Kirkwall from Kirkwaa or Kirk Voe
bulletThe Mainland from Meginland
bulletThe Island of Stroma, from Straumsey
bulletThe Island of Stronsay, from Strjonsey
bulletTingwall, from Pingvollr, the probable site of the principal thing, in Evie, on the Mainland
bulletThe headlands of Veness, Warness, and Fersness on the Island of Eday
bulletThe Island of Wyre, from Vigr

There are also placenames with Norse elements in the names. Among them are:

bulletThe brough of Deerness and the town of Stromness, both on the Mainland , from ness
bulletGirth House, the old name of the Round Church of Orphir, from grid
bulletHamnavoe, from voe
bulletThe Loch of Loomachun, Rousay, from tjorn
bulletand countless farms, among them, Warsquoy, Brinyaquoy, and Quoy of Teveth from kvi in the township of Overbrough, Harray, and The Bu in Nettletar, Harray
- 14. august 2004 -