These names were used by medieval Scandinavian peoples.
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ALDERNEY(Island)English, Medieval Scandinavian One of the Channel Islands in ENGLAND. It may be a corruption of 'adreni' or 'alrene', derived from Old Norse, meaning "island near the coast". Alternatively, it may come from other old Norse words; 'alda', meaning "swelling wave', 'renna', meaning "strong current', and -ey, meaning "island'.
BRECQHOU(Island)Medieval Scandinavian A Channel Island in ENGLAND. The name Brecqhou derives from the Old Norse 'brekka', meaning "slope' or "escarpment", and holmr, or -'hou', meaning "island" or "islet".
SARK(Island)English, Ancient Semitic, Medieval Scandinavian One of the Channel Islands in ENGLAND. Could be derived from the Proto-Semetic 'śrq', meaning "redden", "rise", or "east", as Sark is the easternmost island. Alternatively, it come from Old Norse 'serkr', meaning "shirt".