Name meaning: mission, destiny, fade, refuge of the world.
Origin: Old Norse or Hindu.
First mention: circa 9th century.
Etymology: name derived from the Old Norse visna or visinn (translated as fade or to wither). In the Norse sagas, Princess Visna is referred to as a shield maiden, as well as Lagertha and Brynhildr. However, in Hinduism, the Visna name means destiny or refuge of the world.
Note: name can also be derived from the Russian word vesna (translated as spring).
Alternative name variants: Vesna, Visena, Vissna, Visen, Visana.