Sunniva
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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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Synnøve
DIMINUTIVE: Synne
OTHER LANGUAGES: Sunngifu (Anglo-Saxon), Sunnifa (Medieval Scandinavian), Synnöve (Swedish)
Popularity
Norway  ranked #68