Pronounced Pron. WEE-nahnt (Dutch), VEE-nant (German)
Other Forms FormsWeijnand, Weijnant, Weinand, Weinant, Weynand, Weynant, Wienand, Wienant, Wijnand, Wijnant, Winandus (Latinized), Winant, Wynand, Wynant
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 7/17/2007
This name is often encountered as a variant form of Wignand (also compare Wigand). However, it can also be a name in its own right, in which case its first element is derived from Old High German wîh meaning "holy, sacred" and its second element from Gothic nand meaning "bravery" (or from Gothic nanthjan meaning "to venture, to risk, to dare").Known bearers of this name include the Dutch geologist Winand Staring (1808-1877), the German composer Winand Nick (1831-1910) and the Polish long-distance runner Winand Osiński (1913-2006).