Hengist
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Given Name HENGIST

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Of Germanic origin, meaning "stallion". Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 813