SWIND

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*swinþa- = 'strong, brave' [1]

Gothic

swinþs = 'strong', 'brave' [1]
swinþs = 'strong', 'healthy' [2]
swinþs = 'strong' [3]

Old Norse

svinnr = 'fast', 'clever' [2]
svinnr = 'cleverness' [3]
sviðr = 'fast', 'clever' [2] [3]

Old High German

swind = 'strong', 'brave' [1]

Middle High German

swind = 'strong' [2] [3]
swinde = 'strong' [2] [3]

Old Saxon

swîð = 'strong', 'brave' [1]
swīð = 'strong' [2] [3]
swīði = 'strong' [2] [3]

Old English

swīð = 'strong' [2] [3]
swith = 'strong' [4]

Related Names

See Syftun

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ALA see Alsviðr (Norse)
FJÖL see Fjǫlsviðr (Norse)
FRID see Frideswide (English)
HROD see Hrotswith (German)
LYD see Leudesinda (Gothic)
RAD see Ráðsviðr (Norse)
VARD see Sunvard (German)

First Element Forms

Sun-

Last Element Forms

-cinda -cinde
-semd
-sinda
-sviðr
-svinnr -svinnur
-swith -switha

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)