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*BERHTAZ *HRABNAZ > RABAN > BERHTRABAN

This name derives from Old High German name “Berhtraban”, composed of two elements: “*berhtaz” (light, bright, clear, shining one) plus “*hrabnaz > raban” (raven)”, Old English "hræfn" (raven, crow). The name means “shining as a raven”. The raven is an animal particularly dear to the Nordic mythology. This name was later joined to another family of names, in which the second part ends with "rant" (rim, edge of a shield).

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