Early-attested site in the Parish of Holme Abbey
- Swalebymire 1292 Ass
- Swaby 1538 AOMB 1605 LRMB
The second element is bȳ. For the first, the solitary medieval form suggests derivation from the well-recorded ON svali , 'swallow,' here probably used as a personal name. A lost Swaile Roddinges occurs in this neighbourhood in 1649ParlSurv .