My great grandmother from Norway was named Signe and it was pronounced Sig-nee.
IslaSkye  5/1/2021
Signe is also Finnish and Estonian. The name day for Signe in Finland is August 23. The name day for Signe in Estonia is August 23.
glacier_bear_82  2/16/2021
In Sweden it is pronounced sing-NEH with emphasis on the latter syllable. My grandmother and my dog share this name :)
oceansmoving  8/8/2019
I like it. Norwegian and Swedish names interest me lately. This name along with Margrete is my favorite. Sing-neh sounds nice.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2018
I think it depends on where you're from, when it comes to pronunciation. One of my closest friends pronounces it SING-neh. She is born in and from Norway and has always pronounced it that way. Though I've heard people pronounce it differently in other parts of the country, but in our region it is pronounced this way.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2017
My name is Signe and pronounce it as Sig-nee. I’m named after a great aunt who was born in Sweden and immigrated to the US when she was a child. She went by her middle name, Marie. I’m guessing because it was hard for others to pronounce or she was trying to fit in. Not really sure. Anyway, I had a roommate in college who was from Norway. I asked her how it’s pronounced there. She said See-nuh. I loved it, but she wouldn’t call me that. She said that my name is Sig-nee and she liked it better.
SigneMarie  10/20/2017
I live in Latvia, where it's pronounced SIG-neh and I was really surprised when I read it in English.
KeshaRose  6/29/2017
This name is very pretty and not common. I like it a lot!
DundiculutNicholas  1/9/2017
In the US, I've heard this pronounced SIG-nee.
earthnut  6/10/2016
My name is Signe, my father is from Norway and my mother is half Norwegian. I was named after a favorite cousin of my father. We have other Signes in the family in Norway. My name is pronounced Sig-neh in Norway. In the US I have always been called Sig-nee, I believe because it is similar to the popular Courtney, Britney, Tiffany etc., I don't correct people on the pronunciation of my name. I do a lot of international business and it has been fun to be able to guess when someone asks for me if they are Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, or an Icelander, each region of Scandinavia seems to pronounce Signe differently. The French also have a name Signe which seems to be pronounced Sin-ae, at least that is what my French customers always seem to say. I was told the name means conquering perception, or victory.
Signekris  5/11/2016
Signe Tait was a character from Denmark in Lilian Jackson Braun's second novel, "The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern" (1967).
― Anonymous User  6/26/2015
Might be pronounced SAY-nee.
ComradeJocasta  10/10/2014
I've met a girl who pronounces this sig-nee.
Likeyeahwhatev  8/6/2009
I just love this name! It's classic and simple but not boring.

Pronounced SING-neh.
Emerson  6/18/2008
This was my granmother's name, and here in Norway it's pronounced SIG-neh.
Velie  12/30/2007
Signe Hasso, Swedish-born actress.
Kosta  7/30/2007
My name is Signe, and I live in Denmark. Here the name is pronounced "SEE-nu", with the E in the end sounding almost like the O in 'world' and the U in 'curl'.
Nerd  6/14/2007
The G is not hard, it is SING-neh, not SIG- and never an A sound, no matter where you live in Sweden.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2007
About if it's like an "e" or an "a" on the end: I think this depends on where you live. I always spell it with "e", but maybe in other parts of Sweden it's spelled with an "a" on the end.
Dahlis  1/18/2007
Signe Hammarsten-Jansson was a Swedish illustrator, mother of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomintrolls.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2007
The Swedish pronunciation of Signe is "SING-neh" (almost like "SING-nay").
Ylva  3/30/2006
Ylva, I think most of the people in Sweden pronounce it Sig-neh but not with an "a" sound. I like the name anyway.
Frozten  12/17/2006
Actually one of my best friend's name is Signe and it is pronounced Sig-nee with an e sound instead of a.
madameraspberri6  12/31/2005
I noticed there was no comments in re:name pronunciation! This name has an unusual pronunciation of "Sig-neh" almost with an "a" sound at the end.
sugarbaby226  11/10/2005

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