Gender Masculine
Usage Frisian, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. MAY-nə(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally a Frisian short form of names beginning with the Old German element megin meaning "power, strength" (Proto-Germanic *mageną).

Related Names

DiminutivesMinke(Frisian) Menno, Minke(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesMeino(Germanic) Magni(Norse Mythology) Magne(Norwegian) Magni(Old Norse)

People think this name is

youthful   informal   devious   refined   strange  


Entry updated December 7, 2022