Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript which forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his novels 'The Hobbit' (1937) and 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954). Gandalf is an Old Norse name, derived from the words “gandr”, which means "wand", and “alfr” which means "elf". The most famous bearer of the name is the character in J. R. R. Tolkien"s novel The Lord of the Rings.
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