Noldorin 


masculine name. Hidden Hero

The son of Orodreth in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/147). In The Etymologies, this name was glossed “Hidden Hero” and given as a combination of hall “hidden” and dîr “man” (Ety/DER, Ety/SKAL¹).

Conceptual Development: This character was first named ᴱN. Halmir in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/75), and the name Halmir also appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s before changing to Haldir (LR/147). In The Etymologies, his name was initially derived from (rejected) haldir “fur-hunter” (EtyAC/SKEL), and Tolkien also considered deriving it from the root ᴹ√KHAL “uplift” (Ety/KHAL²). The son of Orodreth did not appear in later versions of the Silmarillion, but the name Haldir was reused for several other characters.


  • HalmirHaldir ✧ LR/147
  • HalmirHaldir ✧ LRI/Halmir


hall“veiled, hidden, shadowed, shady”
dîr“man, adult male; agental suffix”


  • Halmir ✧ EtyAC/KHAL² (Halmir); LR/147; LRI/Halmir; SMI/Halmir
  • Haldir¹ ✧ WJI/Haldir¹
Noldorin [Ety/DER; Ety/SKAL¹; EtyAC/KHAL²; EtyAC/SKEL; LR/147; LRI/Haldir; LRI/Halmir; SMI/Halmir; WJI/Haldir¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. fur-hunter

Element in

  • N. Haldir “Hidden Hero” ✧ EtyAC/SKEL (Haldir)
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masculine name. Halldir


  • HalldirHaldir ✧ TI/262
  • HathaldirHalldir ✧ TI/262


  • Hathaldir ✧ TI/262; TII/Hathaldir
  • Haldir ✧ TI/262; TII/Haldir
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