Origin of the name HEIN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name HEIN.
short form of names beginning with Hein-, such as Heinrich,
which most authors equate with heim "home." But hein in Icel./O.N.
and, according to Thomson, also German, means
"hone." See notes below. Usage: Denmark, Germany, Holland.
Christoph Hein, a German author
and translator. Hein Olaf Heinsen, a Danish artist. (Wiki)
a stone to whet razors upon; G. hein; Swed. hen; ὰχόνη.
(Etymons of English Words, Thomson, 1826).
... A.S. hanan to stone;
hunig (O.N. hunang) honey (eagerness, desire); hŷnan
to assail, injure; hvêne a little (worn, chip); O.N. hein
hone; hvetya, hvessa to sharpen, incite; hûn point
of mast; Hoenir; Goth. hunyan to seek eagerly; hunsl
[devotion], sacrifice; [hvatan to whet]; hvotyan to [spur
on], rebuke; hvassei sternness; O.H.G. hûn [fierce]
giant... (Aryan Word-building, Holbrooke, 1910).