Jan 12, 2015 by Jennifer M.
I love your site & have been searching for the meaning of 2 names I am interested in. The first one is Liviana or I may spell it Livianna & the second is Kindley. I really love both of these names but haven’t been able to find the meaning or either. Perhaps you can help me & add them to your site?
Dear Mrs. B.
Sometimes you have to break down names into roots just like we do words. Livianna is a constructed name made from the names Olivia and Anna. Similarly, Kindley could be an alternate of the word “kindly” or a variation of the name Kinley, which means “Fair Haired Viking.”
Hope that helps!
Grandfather’s Nordic Name
Jul 14, 2014 by Jennifer M.
We gave our eldest son the middle name ANUND (pronounced On-nund). It was the middle name of my paternal grandfather. My maiden name/his surname was HYNE. I grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin (Fox Lake), he grew up just down the road in Beaver Dam, WI. It is my understanding that he was “100%” Norwegian. I have never been able to find anything on the meaning of this name and no one that we’ve ever told it to has ever heard it previously with the exception of my immediate family. Thanks in advance for your time.
Anund is most likely a variation of the Nordic name Amund, which is derived from the old Norse name Agmundr. Literally, Agmundr translates to “Sword” and “Protection” or “Protected by the Sword.”
I have added both Anund and Amund to the BabyNames.com database.