Gender Feminine
Usage Norwegian

Meaning & History

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSunngifu(Anglo-Saxon) Sunnifa(Medieval Scandinavian) Synnöve(Swedish)
User SubmissionSunníva


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Name Days

Norway: July 8


Entry updated December 3, 2014