KON

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element (see also KUNI)

Ancient Germanic

*kôni-, konja- = 'bold', 'experienced' (in battle) [1]
*kōnia- = 'someone who understands', 'experienced', 'wise' [2]

Old Saxon

kôni = 'bold', 'experienced' (in battle) [1]
kôni = 'bold' [3]

Anglo-Saxon

céne = 'knowing', 'wise', 'able' [4]

Old English

cēne = 'keen', 'bold' [5]

Old High German

kuoni = 'bold', 'experienced' (in battle) [1]
kuoni = 'bold', 'brave', 'strong' [2]
chuoni = 'bold' [4]

Middle High German

küene = 'bold', 'brave', 'strong' [2]

Related Names

See Kuno, Konke

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GUNN see Kunigunde (German)
RAD see Kuonrat (German)
RIK see Cēnerīc (English)
VALD see Konvald (Norse)

First Element Forms

Cēne-
Con-
Cyn-
Kon-
Kuni- Kuon-
Kön-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  3. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)