Name: Swann

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    From the English "swan", a noun of Germanic origin that is also the root of the Scandinavian Svan. Swann has been used on girls as well as boys, although it is now principally a boys' name.

    The name appeared in France around 1985 with the film by Volker Schlöndorff in 1983, "Un amour de Swann", based on Marcel Proust's novel "Remembrance of Things Past" in which Swann is the last name of a central character. Charles Swann is a wealthy bourgeois of Jewish descent, in love with Odette de Crécy.

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