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Mystery Monday: Komana/Komemka

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish to browse other Mystery Monday names, there is an index.

Today we have a double-barrelled mystery, two names which we suspect might be related to each other, but where we aren’t sure:

Komana

Komemka

Both names are masculine names found in 16th-century Finland, in Swedish-language records. The -ka suffix of Komemka makes us wonder if it’s a diminutive, and that in turn makes a connection with Komana likely — but this is just linguistic guessery at this point. We’d love to know more about the origin of this name/these names, and any other information you might have that would confirm or deny a connection. Please share in the comments!

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