NAND

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*nanþi- = 'bold', 'daring' [1]
*nanþ- = 'to be bold', 'daring' [2]

Gothic

nanþjan = 'to dare' [1]
ana-nanþjan = 'to take courage' [3]

Old Norse

nėnna = 'to accomplish quickly', 'to travel' [3]

Old Saxon

nâthjan = 'to dare' [1]
nāđian = 'to dare' [3]

Old High German

nenden = 'to dare' [1]
nėnden = 'to dare' [3]

Old Frisian

nētha = 'to dare' [3]

Old English

nǣđan = 'to dare' [3]

Related Names

See Nanda, Nando, Nanna, Nanne, Nándor, Nante, Nenni, Nomme

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
FAR see Ferdinand (Gothic)
FRID see Fridunand (German) and Nanfred (Norse)
FRÍÐ see Nanfrid (Norse)
GEIR see Gernand (German)
HROD see Hrōdnand (German)
O see Onanda (Norse)
SIG see Sigurnanna (Norse)
ULF see Nannulf (Norse)
VIG see Wignand (German)
VÖR see Nannvör (Norse)
ÞOR see Nandor (Norse)

First Element Forms

Nan- Nann-

Last Element Forms

-and -ant -nand -nanda -nandt -nanna

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)