Meaning: Friend of trees*
Other Names: n/a
Type/Kind: Dunadan of Gondor
Title(s): Prince of Gondor
Dates: b. prior to 1330—d. 1437 T.A.
Parents: Eldacar, unknown
Ornendil was the elder son of Eldacar, and so at least 1/4 Northman. We know almost nothing of him, save that he was captured during the fall of Osgiliath during the Kin-Strife. He survived the city's fall only to be executed by Castamir.
Ornendil's name seems to be a combination of "orn" ("tree"), and "-ndil", a component meaning "friend".
The limit on his date of birth comes from The Peoples of Middle-earth, where his younger brother, Aldamir's, birthday is given as 1330, T.A.
--Dwimordene May 1, 2005