VAGN

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Origin and Meaning

New name element

Old Norse

vagn = 'vehicle', 'sledge', 'wagon', 'carriage' [1] [2]
vagn = 'vehicle', 'hand-barrow', sledge', 'chariot', 'carriage' [3]
vagn = 'wagon', 'wain', 'sledge', 'bier' [4]

Old High German

wagan = 'wagon', 'wain', 'sledge', 'bier' [4]

Old Saxon

wagan = 'wagon', 'wain', 'sledge', 'bier' [4]

Old Frisian

wein = 'wagon', 'wain', 'sledge', 'bier' [4]

Old English

wægen = 'cart', 'wagon' [5]
wæġn = 'wagon', 'wain', 'sledge', 'bier' [4]

Related Names

See Vagn, Wagnijo, Wayne

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BORG see Vagnborg
FRÍÐ see Vagnfríður
VAR see Vagnar

First Element Forms

Vagn-

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  3. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)