KUNI

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element (see also KON and KONUNG)

Ancient Germanic

*kunja- = (noble) 'kinship', 'clan', 'dynasty' [1]
*cunja- = (noble) 'kinship', 'clan', 'dynasty' [2]

Old Norse

kyn = 'kinship', 'clan', 'dynasty' [3]

Gothic

kuni = (noble) 'kinship', 'clan', 'dynasty' [2]

Old High German

kunni = (noble) 'kinship', 'clan', 'dynasty' [1] [2]

Middle High German

künne = 'kinship', 'clan', 'dynasty' [1]

Old Saxon

kunni = (noble) 'kinship', 'clan', 'dynasty' [2]

Old English

cyne = 'royal' [4]

Old Frisian

kenne = 'kinship', 'clan', 'dynasty' [5]

Related Names

See Kuno

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BALD see Cynebeald (English)
BJÖRT see Kunibert (German)
BORG see Cyneburg (English)
HÁR see Hákon
see Hákon
MAR see Cynemǣr (English)
MUND see *KuniamunduR (Norse) and Cunimund (German) and Cynemund (English)
RIK see Cynerīc (English)

First Element Forms

Con-
Cyn- Cyne-
Kim-
Kon-
Kuni- *Kuni- Cuni-
*Kunia-

Last Element Forms

-gen -gine -ka -kan -ken -ko -kon -konía -kun -kvin -kå -quin -quinus -qvin

Further Information

See also KON

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. Manno Peters Tammena: Ostfriesische Vornamen von Aafke bis Zwaantje (2007)