SVAN

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element meaning 'swan' (bird)

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Swans
Image by Marek Szczepanek,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Old Norse

svanr = 'male swan' [2]

Old Swedish

svan = 'swan' [3]

Old Saxon

swan = 'swan' [4] [5]

Anglo-Saxon

swan = 'swan' [2]

Old High German

swan = 'male swan' [2]
swana = 'female swan' [2]

Related Names

See Swana, Svanr and Sweneke

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Svanbjörn
BJÖRT see Svanbjört
BORG see Svanborg (Norse) and Swanburg (German)
DIS see Svandís
EY see Svaney
FRÍÐ see Svanfríður
GEIR see Svangeir
HEID see Svanheiður
HILD see Swanahilda (German)
HOLM see Svanhólm
HVIT see Svanhvít
LAUG see Svanlaug
MUND see Svanmundur
ROS see Svanrós
RUN see Svanrun
ÞOR see Svanþór
ÞRUÐ see Svanþrúður

First Element Forms

Sun-
Sva- Svan- Swana- Swano-
Svå- Svån-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Marek Szczepanek, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  3. Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  4. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)