GUNN

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element, which is sometimes difficult to distinguish from GUD [1]

Used as a last element in combinations, GUNN seems to have the meaning Valkyrie (Gunnr is the name of one of them) [1]

Ancient Germanic

*guntho = 'battle', 'fight' [2]

Proto-Norse

*gunþi- = 'battle', 'fight' [3]
*gunþiō = 'battle', 'fight' [3]

Old Norse

gunnr = 'battle', 'fight' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Old Saxon

gûth = 'battle', 'fight' [2]

Anglo-Saxon

gûdh = 'battle', 'fight' [2]

Old High German

gund- = 'battle', 'fight' [2] [6]
gund = 'battle', 'fight' [5]

Related Names

See Gunnr and Gunni and Gunda and Gundel

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Adelgund
AGI see Ågunn
ALF see GunnælfR
AMAL see Amalgunde (German)
ANN see Anngunn
ARN see Æringunnr
AS see Ásgunnr
AUD see Auðguðr (Norse) and Eadgyð (English)
BJÖRN see Gunnbiǫrn
BJÖRT see Gundibert (German) and Gunnbjört (Norse)
BORG see Gunnbiǫrg
BRITT see Brittgun and Gunbritt
DIARF see GunndiarfR
DIS see Gunndís
EGG see Ågunn
ELD see Elgunn
ELL see Elgunn and Elíngunnur
ELS see Elsegun
EVA see Evagun
EY see Gunnö and Øygunn
FINN see Gunnfinna
FREJ see Frøygunnr
FRID see Friedegund (German) and Fridgunn (Norse) and Gunnfrøðr (Norse)
FRÍÐ see Gunnfríðr
FUSS see Gunnfúss
GEIR see Gunngeir
GERD see Gunngerðr
HALL see Hallgunn and Gunnhallur
HARD see Gundhard (German)
HEÐIN see Heðingunnr
HEID see Gunnhæiðr
HEL see Helgunn
HER see *Gunþa-harjaR (Norse) and Hergunnr (Norse) and Gundheri (German)
HILD see Gunnhildr (Norse) and Gunthild (German) and Hildigund (German)
HJÖR see Hjǫrgunnr
HLAÐ see Hlaðgunnr
HLE see Hlégunnr
HOLM see Holmgun
HREID see Reiðgunn
HUN see Húngunn
HVAT see Gunnhvatr
ING see Ingigunnr
JON see Gunnjóna
KETILL see Gunnkæll and Kättilgun
KON see Kunigunde
LAUG see Gunnlaug
LEIF see GunnlæifR
LEIK see Gunnleikr
LI see Gunli
LIS see Gunlis
LÖD see Gunnlǫð
MAJ see Gunmaj and Majgun
MAR see Gunnmarr
MARI see Gunmarie
MARR see Margunnur
MOD see Móðgunnr
MOR see Gunnemor
MUND see Gunnmundr
NOR see Norgunn
NY see Gunný
ODAL see Odalgund (German)
ODD see Oddgunn
OL see Gunnóli and Olgunn
PER see Pergunn (Norse)
RAD see Gunnráðr (Norse)
REIF see GunnræifR (Norse)
RIK see Gunrik (Norse)
RIT see Gunrita
RUN see Gunnrún (Norse) and Kuntrun (German)
SIG see Siggunnr (Norse)
SIV see Sivgun
SOL see Solgun
STEIN see Gunnstæinn
UNN see Gunnuðr and Gunnþórunn
ULF see GunnulfR
VALD see Gunnvaldr
VAR see Gunnvarr
VARD see Gunnvarðr
VEIG see Gunnveig
VI see Gunvi and Vígundr
VID see Gunnviðr
VIG see Víggunnur
VILD see Gunnvil
VILL see Willigund (German)
VÖR see Gunnvǫr
ÞJOF see Gunnþjófr
ÞOR see Gunnþór and Þórgunnr and Gunnþórunn
ÞRUÐ see Gunnþrúðr

First Element Forms

Gum-
Gun-
Gund- Gunde- Gundi-
Gunn- Gunne-
Gunt-
*Gunþa-
Gutn-
Gwnn-
Gynt- Günt-
Kunt-

Last Element Forms

-gon
-guðr
-gun
-gund -gunda -gunde -gundr
-gunn
-gunna -gunnr -gunnur
-gyð -gyth
-i
-iita -iitta -it -ita -ith -itha -ithe

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)