word Minne (Old High German
minna, Middle High German
minne, High German
Minne) originally meant "dear memory" and got the meaning "love" later. So it's actually the same word as Norwegian/Swedish "minne" and Danish "minde".
: "huske" is rather "komma ihåg" in Swedish (remember). ;)
As a first name the name Minne is extremely rare in all the Scandinavian countries and in Germany. The more common form of the name is Minna
which is used in all of these countries.
In Germany the name was VERY popular in the end of the 19th century but nowadays it sounds very old fashioned and there are many Minna-expressions which will keep parents from choosing that name like:Minna
= skivvy, maid
) = police car
jmd. zur Minna
machen (to make so. a Minna
) = "to knock the stuffing out of so."
In Finnland Minna
have been very popular for many years now and has become so common that people from other European countries sometimes believe it's a Finnish name, which isn't true.
In Sweden/Norway/Denmark the name becomes more popular now because old fashioned names seem to get modern there again, and usually Germany will follow a bit later.Minna
is pronounced MINN-nuh
Minne is pronounced MINN-neh (almost...) ;)