MINN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Also New name element derived from Minna

Proto-Germanic

*ga-mundiz = 'memory', 'loving memory'
*mindijō = 'affectionate thought', 'care'
*minþijō = 'affectionate thought', 'care'

Gothic

ga-minþi = 'memory' [1]

Old Norse

minni = 'mind'

Old High German

minna = 'love' [2]
minna = 'memory' [1]
minnea = 'love' [2]
minnja = 'love'

Old Saxon

minnea = 'memory' [1]
minnea = 'love'

Old Frankish

*minnjo = 'love'

Old English

gemynd = 'memory', 'remembrance'


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Related Names

See Minna, Mignon

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
EY see Minney
LEN see Minnaleena
LIS see Minnaliisa
MAJ see Minnamaija
MARI see Minnamari
NY see Minný

First Element Forms

Minn-
Minna-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)