SVEIN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*sve = 'own' [1]
*svo = 'own' [1]

Old Norse

sveinn = 'young man', 'boy' [2] [3] [4] [1]
sveinn = 'lad', 'free servant' [3] [4] [1]
sveinn = 'youngling', 'servant' [5]
svėinn = 'young man', 'boy', 'lad', 'free servant', 'herdsman' [6]

Old Swedish

sven = 'young man', 'boy', 'lad', 'free servant' [1] [4]
svēn = 'youngling', 'servant' [5]
svæn = 'young man', 'boy', 'lad', 'free servant' [4]

Old Saxon

svēn = 'young man', 'boy', 'lad', 'free servant', 'herdsman' [6]

Old High German

svėin = 'young man', 'boy', 'lad', 'free servant', 'herdsman' [6]
svein = 'herdsman', 'servant' [1]

Middle High German

svên = 'herdsman', 'swineherd', 'servant' [1]

Old English

svān = 'young man', 'boy', 'lad', 'free servant', 'herdsman' [6]

Anglo-Saxon

svân = 'swineherd', 'herdsman' [1]

Related Names

See Sveinn and Svæinaldi and Svæinaldr

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Aðalsveinn
ARN see Arnsvein
AS see Ássvein
AUD see Eyðsvein
Bertil see Svenbertil
BJÖRN see Sveinbjǫrn
BJÖRT see Sveinbjartur
BORG see Bergsveinn and Svenborg
DIS see Sveindís
EY see Sveiney
FRID see Svenfrid
FRÍÐ see Sveinfríður
GEIR see SvæingæiRR
GERD see Sveingerður
GUD see Gottsveinn
HARD see Svenhard
HEID see Svæinhæiðr
HER see Hersveinn and Sveinar
HILD see Svenhild
see Jósvein
JON see Jónsvein and Sveinjón
Kápa see Kǫpu-Svæinn
KOL see Kulsvæinn
KOLL see Kollsveinn
LAUG see Sveinlaug
MAR see Sveinmar
NY see Svenný
ROS see Sveinrós
RUN see Sveinrún
SIG see Sigursveinn
ULF see Sveinulf
VEIG see Sveinveig
Åge see Svenåge
ÞOR see Sveinþór and Torsven

First Element Forms

Svein- Sven- Svenn-

Last Element Forms

-svein -sveinn -sveina -sven -svend -svæinn

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)