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masculine name. Galdor

The father of Húrin (S/148). The meaning of this name is unclear, though David Salo suggested it might be a combination of the root GAL “light” and the suffix -dor “lord” (GS/350). It could as also be a name derived from his name language, like those of his youngest son and grandson Huor and Tuor (PM/348, 364 note #49).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, G. Galdor was a Noldo lord in Gondolin, lord of the People of the Tree (LT2/215). In the unfinished story “The Lost Road” from the 1930s, the name Galdor or Agaldor was given to an exiled Númenórean in rough notes (LR/77-9). The name N. Galdor appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s, where its initial element was explained as either the root ᴹ√GAL “thrive” or ᴹ√GALAD “tree” (Ety/GALA). In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, Galdor was an early name for Legolas (TI/148).

Conversely, in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s the name of Húrin’s father was initially N. Gumlin (LR/275).


  • GalionGaldor ✧ WJI/Galdor
  • GalionGaldor ✧ WJI/Galion


GAL“light; shine, be bright”
-dor“*king, lord”


  • Galion ✧ WJI/Galdor; WJI/Galion
Sindarin [LBI/Gumlin; LotRI/Galdor; PMI/Galdor; SI/Galdor; SMI/Galdor; UTI/Galdor; WJ/123; WJI/Galdor; WJI/Galion] Group: Eldamo. Published by