Name: Gunnhild

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gunnhild

  • Meaning:
    Battle maid
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    (GUN hil)
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    From an Old Norse compound name meaning "battle maid" which contains the elements 'gunnr' (war, strife, battle) and 'hildr' (battle). The name was popular in the Viking age and is attributed to several women in Norse mythology, one being the wife of Asmund, the son of the Norwegian king Svipdag. Another, Queen Gunhild, was the wife of King Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark and the mother of Canute the Great.

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