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Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

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

Sources & References

  • Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 813.

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