DANK

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*thanka- = 'thinking', 'remembrance', 'thought', 'thank' [1]
*thankjan = 'to think' [1]

Old High German

Danc- = 'thought' [2]
thank = 'thinking', 'remembrance', 'thought', 'thank' [1]
denken = 'to think' [1]

Old Saxon

thank = 'thinking', 'remembrance', 'thought', 'thank' [1]

Middle High German

denken = 'to think' [1]

High German

Gedanke = 'thought' [3]

Low German

tanke = 'thought' [3]

Old Swedish

þanke = 'thought' [3]

Related Names

See Tamme (Low German/Frisian) and Tanne (Low German/Frisian)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
RAD see Dankrad (German)
VARD see Dankward (German)

First Element Forms

Dank-
Tanc- Tank-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)