ANU

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Proto-Norse

*anu- = 'ancestor' [1] [2] [3] [4]
*anuR = 'ancestor', 'father' [1] [5] [2] [6]
*awan- = 'great-grandfather' [7]

Old Norse

ái = 'ancestor', 'great-grandfather' [8]
āi = 'great-grandfather' [7]
ai = 'ancestor' [9]

Old High German

ano = 'ancestor' [10]

Related Names

See Áki (Norse), Ái (Norse), Ane (Old Swedish), Anicho (German)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Ábiǫrn
GAUT see Ágautr
GEIR see *Anu-ʒaiRaR
GERD see Ágærðr
GISL see Ásl
GUT see Águti
HER see *Anuherr
LAUG see Ólaug
LEIF see *AnulaiƀaR (Norse), Analeib (German), Anláf (English)
MOD see Ámóða
MUND see *Anumundr
NOR see Anor
STEIN see Åstein
VIND see *Anu-winduR
VÖND see *Anu-wanduR
ÞUNN see Þunn-Áki

First Element Forms

A- Á-
An- Ana- Án- Ann- *Anu-
O- Ó-
On- Ón-
Å- Aa-
Ån-
Ǫ-
Ön- Ǫn- *Ǫnn-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  8. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  9. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  10. Dr. Ernst Förstemann: Altdeutsches namenbuch (1856)