Origin of Living Place Names and Their Composition in Stakliškės Valsčius

Marija Razmukaitė

The article deals with the names of living places, i.e. oikonyms, in Stakliškės Valsčius. The analysis performed showed certain layers of oikonyms, which are grouped as personal names and those appellative and toponymic, depending on lexemes they were originated or formed. As in all Lithuania, here, oikonyms of personal name origin prevail, but their compositional analysis (number of suffix derivatives) and rather high numbers of appellative oikonyms enable to make an assumption that the oikonomy in this valsčius (rural district) has archaic features.