HUN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

húnn = 'child', 'cub', 'bear cub' [1] [2] [3]
hûnn = 'cub', 'bear cub' [4]

Sometimes this name element is regarded to derive from the tribal name of the Huns, but a connection is unlikely [4] [5]

Brunbjorn fotograferad pa Polar Zoo Norge (20).jpg
bear cubs
Image by J. Jansson/norden.org,[6]
License: Creative Commons, CC-BY

Related Names

See Húnn

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Húnbjörn (Norse)
BJÖRT see Humbert (German)
BOGI see Húnbogi (Norse)
BORG see Húnbjörg (Norse)
DIS see Húndís (Norse)
FAST see Húnfastr (Norse)
FRID see Húnrøðr (Norse) and Hunfrith (English)
GEIR see Húngeirr (Norse)
GERD see Húngerðr (Norse)
GUNN see Húngunn (Norse)
LJOT see Húnljótur (Norse)
NEF see Húnnefr (Norse)
STEIN see Húnsteinn (Norse)
ULF see Húnulfr (Norse)
VID see Húnviðr (Norse)
VÖR see Húnvǫr (Norse)
ÞJOF see Húnþjófr (Norse)

First Element Forms

Hum-
Hun- Hún-
Om-

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  5. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  6. Wikimedia Commons: Image by J. Jansson/norden.org, source & license