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Subject: Re: A Swedish name
Author: Satu   (guest, 213.209.88.154)
Date: October 19, 2003 at 1:16:20 AM
Reply to: A Swedish name by Phyllis
Hi Phyllis,

Hampus is used as a pet name for Hans in Sweden (short form of Johannes, English: John), but actually the name has got Old German roots: Hampus is the latinized version of the Frisian and Low German names Hampe / Hampo / Hampke etc., which are short forms of the Old High German name Hamprecht.
Hamprecht is a newer form of both:

Heimbert (meaning: home + shining)

and:

Hagenbert (meaning: hedge, protection + shining)

Regards, Satu

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