BRYN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element which is difficult to tell apart from BRUN

Old Norse

brynja = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection', 'breastplate' [1] [2] [3]

Old Swedish

brynia = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [3]
brönia = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [3]

Gothic

brunjo = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [3]

Old High German

brunnī = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [4]
brunni = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [5]
brunna = 'coat of mail', 'armour, 'protection' [2] [3]
brunia = 'coat of mail', 'armour, 'protection' [2]
brunía = 'coat of mail', 'armour, 'protection' [3]

Old English

bryne = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [3]

Icelandic

brynja = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [3]

Faroese

brynja = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [3]

Norwegian

brynje = 'coat of mail', 'armour', 'protection' [3]

Related Names

See Binna, Brynja and Bruno

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ALF see Brynjálvur
DIS see Bryndís
FRÍÐ see Brynfríður
GEIR see Bryngeir
GERD see Bryngerðr
HARD see Brunhard (German)
HEID see Brynheiður
HER see Brynjarr
HILD see Brynhildr (Norse) and Brunhild (German)
KETILL see Brynkætill
LAUG see Brynlaug
LEIF see Brynleifur
MAR see Brynmar
NY see Brynný
STEIN see Brynsteinn
TYR see Bryntýr
ULF see BryniulfR (Norse) and Brunulf (German)
VALD see Brynvald
VARD see Brunward (German)
VEIG see Brynveig
ÞOR see Brynþór

First Element Forms

Brun-
Bryn- Brün- Bryng- Bryni- Brynj- Bryyn-
Brøn- Brönn- Brønn-
Pryyn-
Ryyn-

Last Element Forms

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  4. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)