Placenames in Orkney

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

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

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

The brough of Deerness and the town of Stromness, both on the Mainland , from ness
Girth House, the old name of the Round Church of Orphir, from grid
Hamnavoe, from voe
The Loch of Loomachun, Rousay, from tjorn
and countless farms, among them, Warsquoy, Brinyaquoy, and Quoy of Teveth from kvi in the township of Overbrough, Harray, and The Bu in Nettletar, Harray