Popularity:8370
Origin:Scandinavian
Meaning:Chieftain; Sovereign prince
Jarl is a Scandinavian name of historic importance. Used originally to refer to a rank of nobility, it means “chieftain,” someone who usually ruled a territory in a king’s stead. Sometimes, it could even mean “sovereign prince,” someone with no less power than a king. While this was replaced by dukedom during the Middle Ages, you could bring it back in style by having baby sport Jarl. Not only is it a fantastic way of reviving the traditions of the land, but they will want to walk with heads held high.
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