The suffix -büll as part of place names means dwelling place, settlement (corresponds to Danish -bøl from Old Norse bu 'living'). These place names occur primarily in northern Schleswig-Holstein ( southern Schleswig ) and as -bøl or -bølle (see -balle ) in the neighboring Scandinavian region. Most of the place names on -büll or -bøl have a personal name as a qualifier .
In the fishing landscape, such places were mostly created in the 10th century as development villages or daughter settlements of already existing places. For the North Frisian area, names can be found in -büll (North Frisian -bel ) both in the Uthlands and at the meeting of Jutian and Frisian settlements on the Geestrand of the Karrharde and Goesharden , whereby the Uthlande are assumed to be older. The basic word büll is of Danish origin, but in the North Frisian-Jutian area it is often provided with a Frisian identifier.
- Kristian Hald: Vore stednavne . Gads, 1965, p. 144 .
- In the North Frisian area around 79% of the büll names have a personal name as a defining word, cf. Handbook of Frisian, p. 375
- Berthold Hamer: Topography of the landscape fishing, vol. 1 . Husum, Husum 1994, ISBN 3-88042-705-4 , p. 25 .
- Ulf Timmermann: North Frisian place names . In: Horst Haider Munske (Hrsg.): Handbuch des Frisian . Niemeyer, Tübingen 2001, ISBN 3-484-73048-X , p. 144 .