GUNN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element, which is sometimes difficult to distinguish from GUD [1]

Used as a last element in combinations, GUNN seems to have the meaning Valkyrie (Gunnr is the name of one of them) [1]

Ancient Germanic

*guntho = 'battle', 'fight' [2]

Proto-Norse

*gunþa- = 'battle', 'fight' [3]
*gunþi- = 'battle', 'fight' [4]
*gunþiō = 'battle', 'fight' [4]

Old Norse

guðr = 'battle', 'fight' [5]
gunnr = 'battle', 'fight' [3] [1] [2] [4] [6] [7] [5]

Old Saxon

gûth = 'battle', 'fight' [2]

Anglo-Saxon

gûdh = 'battle', 'fight' [2]

Old English

gyð = 'battle', 'fight' [8]

Old High German

gund- = 'battle', 'fight' [2] [9]
gund = 'battle', 'fight' [7]

Related Names

See Gugga, Gunnr, Gunni, Gunda, Gundel, Gúndi, Gunsa, Gunsi

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Adelgund
AGI see Ågunn
ALF see GunnælfR
AMAL see Amalgunde (German)
ANN see Anngunn
ARN see Æringunnr
AS see Ásgunnr
AUD see Auðguðr (Norse) and Eadgyð (English)
BET see Gunbeth
BJÖRN see Gunnbiǫrn
BJÖRT see Gundibert (German) and Gunnbjört (Norse)
BORG see Gunnbiǫrg
BRITT see Brittgun and Gunbritt
DIARF see GunndiarfR
DIS see Gunndís
EGG see Ågunn
ELD see Elgunn
ELIN see Elíngunnur
ELL see Elgunn
ELS see Elsegun
EVA see Evagun and Guneva
EY see Gunnö and Øygunn
FINN see Gunnfinna
FREJ see Frøygunnr
FRID see Fridgunn (Norse) and Friedegund (German); *Gunþifriþuz (Norse) and Gundefrid (German)
FRÍÐ see Gunnfríðr
FUSS see Gunnfúss
GEIR see Gunngeir
GERD see Gunngerðr
HALL see Hallgunn and Gunnhallur
HARD see Gundhard (German)
HEÐIN see Heðingunnr
HEID see Gunnhæiðr
HEL see Helgunn
HER see *Gunþiharjaz (Norse) and Gundheri (German) and Guthhere (English); Hergunnr (Norse)
HILD see Gunnhildr (Norse) and Gunthild (German) and Hildigund (German)
HJÖR see Hjǫrgunnr
HLAÐ see Hlaðgunnr
HLE see Hlégunnr
HOLM see Holmgun and Gunholm
HREID see Reiðgunn
HUN see Húngunn
HVAT see Gunnhvatr
HÖRD see Hardegon
ID see Idegun
ING see Ingigunnr
JON see Gunnjóna
JOR see Ebergunde (German)
KETILL see Gunnkæll and Kättilgun
KON see Kunigunde
LAUG see Gunnlaug
LEIF see GunnlæifR
LEIK see Gunnleikr
LI see Gunli
LILL see Lillgunn and Gundelil
LIND see Gundelinde (German)
LIS see Gunlis
LÖD see Gunnlǫð
MAJ see Gunmaj and Majgun
MAR see Gunnmarr
MARI see Gunmarie
MARR see Margunn
MOD see Móðgunnr
MOR see Gunnemor
MUND see Gunnmundr
NOR see Norgunn
NY see Gunný
ODAL see Odalgund (German)
ODD see Oddgunn
OL see Gunnóli and Olgunn
PER see Pergunn (Norse)
RAD see Gunnráðr (Norse)
REIF see GunnræifR (Norse)
RID see *Gunþirīdaz (Norse) and Gundirit (German)
RIK see Gunrik (Norse)
RIT see Gunrita
RUN see Gunnrún (Norse) and Kuntrun (German)
SAL see Gundisalvus (German)
SIG see Siggunnr (Norse)
SIV see Sivgun
SOL see Solgun
STEIN see Gunnstæinn
ULF see GunnulfR (Norse) and Gundolf (German)
UNN see Gunnuðr
VALD see Gunnvaldr
VAR see Gunnvarr
VARD see Gunnvarðr
VEIG see Gunnveig
VI see Gunvi and Vígundr
VID see Gunnviðr
VIG see Víggunnur
VILD see Gunvilde
VILL see Willigund (German)
VÖR see Gunnvǫr
ÞJOF see Gunnþjófr
ÞOR see Gunnþór and Þórgunnr
ÞORUNN see Gunnþórunn
ÞRUÐ see Gunnþrúðr

First Element Forms

Gum-
Gun-
Gund- Gunda- Gunde- Gundi-
Gunn- Gunne-
Gunt-
*Gunþa- *Gunþi-
Guth-
Gutn-
Gwnn-
Gynt- Günt-
Kunt-

Last Element Forms

-gon
-guðr
-gun
-gund -gunda -gunde -gundr
-gunn
-gunna -gunne -gunni
-gunnr -gunnur
-gyð -gyth
-i
-iita -iitta -it -ita -ith -itha -ithe

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  6. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)