Given Name SUNNIVA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Norwegian

Meaning & History

Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.

Categories

celestial, legend, nature, saints, sun
VARIANT: Synnøve
DIMINUTIVE: Synne
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sunngifu (Anglo-Saxon), Sunnifa (Medieval Scandinavian), Synnöve (Swedish)
USER SUBMISSION: Sunníva
  Norway
2015