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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.
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Other Languages & CulturesSunngifu Anglo-Saxon Sunnifa Medieval Scandinavian Synnöve Swedish
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celestial, gift, legend, light, nature, saints, sun
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute