VON

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Origin and Meaning

New name element

Old Norse

ōn = 'expectation', 'hunting-ground', 'trap' [1]
ván = 'hope', 'expectation', 'prospect' [2] [3]
vān = 'expectation', 'hunting-ground', 'trap' [1]
von = 'hope', 'expectation' [3]
vón = 'hope', 'expectation' [3]

Gothic

wēn-s = 'expectation', 'hunting-ground', 'trap' [1]

Old High German

wān = 'expectation', 'hunting-ground', 'trap' [1]

Old Saxon

wān = 'expectation', 'hunting-ground', 'trap' [1]

Old Frisian

wēn = 'expectation', 'hunting-ground', 'trap' [1]

Anglo-Saxon

wên = 'hope', 'expectation' [3]

Old English

wœn = 'expectation', 'hunting-ground', 'trap' [1] #

(# In the book [1] the œ has a long accent, which seems impossible to find anywhere else. Maybe it is a misspelling of ǣ?)

Related Names

See Von

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRT see Vónbjørt
EY see Voney

First Element Forms

Von- Vón-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)