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Egil or Egill is a masculine given name derived from Old Norse. It may refer to:



  • Agilaz, a legendary archer of Germanic mythology and a brother of Völund
  • Ongentheow (died 515), legendary Swedish king


  • Egil, leader of Mechonis and antagonist in Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Egil (Hymiskvida), a character in the poem Hymiskvida
  • Egil One-Hand, Viking Berserker from Egils saga einhenda ok Ásmundar berserkjabana
  • Egil of Fulda (d. 822), abbot and hagiographer, wrote the Vita Sturmi
  • Egil Aarvik (1912–1990), Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party. He was born in Børsa
  • Egil Bjerklund (born 1933), Norwegian ice hockey player. He played for the Norwegian national ice hockey team, and participated at the Winter Olympics in 1952 and in 1964. He was awarded Gullpucken as best Norwegian ice hockey player in 1961
  • Egil Eide (1868–1946), Norwegian actor and film director
  • Egil Werner Erichsen (1901–2000), Norwegian corporate director and politician for the Conservative Party
  • Egil Eriksen (1909–1996), Norwegian educator and politician for the Labour Party
  • Egil Fjetland (born 1962), Norwegian former footballer who played as a forward for Vidar and Viking, where he won the Norwegian Cup and Tippeligae.
  • Egil Gjelland (born 1973), former Norwegian biathlete. He is olympic champion in the biathlon relay from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
  • Egil Halmøy (1901–1984), Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party
  • Egil Harder (1917–1997), Danish composer
  • Egil Hegerberg (born 1970), Norwegian comedian and musician known for his humorous lyrics and behaviour
  • Egil Helle (1923–2006), Norwegian newspaper editor, information worker and biographer
  • Egil Hestnes (born 1943)
  • Egil Hjorth-Jenssen (1893–1969), Norwegian actor and theatre director
  • Egil Hylleraas (1898-1965), Norwegian theoretical physicist
  • Egil Jacobsen (1897–1923), Danish chess master
  • Egil Remi Jensen (born 1929), Norwegian newspaper editor
  • Egil Johansen (musician) (1934–1998), known as Egil "Bop" Johansen, Norwegian-Swedish jazz drummer
  • Egil Johansen (footballer) (born 1962), Norwegian footballer
  • Egil Johansen (orienteer) (born 1954), Norwegian orienteer
  • Egil Kapstad (born 1940), Norwegian Jazz pianist, composer and arranger
  • Egil Kjølner (1920–2010), Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party
  • Egil Kraggerud (born 1939), Norwegian philologist
  • Egil Lærum (1921–1954), Norwegian footballer, ski jumper and athlete
  • Egil Oddvar Larsen (1923–2009)
  • Egil Ly (born 1938), retired Norwegian sailor
  • Egil Nyhus (born 1962), Norwegian illustrator
  • Egil Offenberg (1899–1975), Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Conservative party
  • Egil Olbjørn (1902–1982), Norwegian police leader
  • Egil Olsen (born 1942), Norwegian football manager and former footballer
  • Egil Østenstad (born 1972), nicknamed "Østen", is a Norwegian former football player. He started and ended his career at Viking, where he was director of football after his retirement. His playing career also included spells at Southampton and Blackburn among others
  • Egil Reichborn-Kjennerud (1903–1974), Norwegian judge, cyclist and sports administrator. He was a Norwegian champion in cycling. During World War II he was a sports leader under the Nazi rule, leading the Norwegian Confederation of Sports from 1940 to 1942
  • Egil Reksten (1917–2009), Norwegian engineer and resistance member during World War II. He is best known as leader of the illegal radio post Skylark B
  • Egil Søby (born 1945), Norwegian sprint canoer who competed from the late 1960s to the early 1970s
  • Egil Solsvik (1916–2005), Norwegian wrestler
  • Egil Skallagrimsson, the protagonist of Egil's Saga - see Egill Skallagrimsson.
  • Egil Sundar (1932–1994), Norwegian journalist and newspaper editor. He was born in Oslo. He was editor-in-chief of the newspaper Aftenposten from 1984 to 1990. From 1990 he worked for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Egil Svartdahl (born 1954), famous Norwegian TV-pastor. He often speaks about the renewal of the church and about taking risks. Fish and fishing is also a common theme in his preachings
  • Egil Taule (born 1934), Norwegian businessperson
  • Egil Toreng (born 1922), Norwegian newspaper editor and politician
  • Egil Törnqvist, Professor Emeritus of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Amsterdam and an academic literary critic
  • Egil Tynæs (1941–2004), born August 12, 1941 in Lillehammer was a Norwegian doctor
  • Egil A. Wyller (born 1925), Norwegian philosopher, historian, non-fiction writer and translator


  • Egill Örn Egilsson (born 1966), also known as Eagle Egilsson, Icelandic director and cinematographer
  • Egill Einarsson or Gillz (born 1980), Icelandic private fitness coach, author and musician
  • Egill Knutzen (1914–1990), Norwegian fencer. He competed at the 1936, 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Egill Skallagrímsson (c. 910–c. 990), famous Viking, community, leader, and Icelandic settler
  • Egill Reimers (1878–1946), Norwegian architect and sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics


  • Eğil, a district of Diyarbakır Province, south eastern Turkey
  • Egil Peak

Other uses[edit]

  • Electrical Generation and Integrated Lighting Systems Engineer, a NASA flight controller responsible for the electrical power generation and distribution system
  • Alt for Egil, a 2004 Norwegian musical film directed by Tore Rygh, starring Kristoffer Joner and Trond Høvik
  • Egill Skallagrímsson Brewery, an Icelandic brewery and beverage company based in Reykjavík and founded on April 17, 1913
  • Egil's Torch, a key item used in Final Fantasy II to hold Sunfire, used to power Airships