Amma

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of Old Norse names beginning with Arn- or Am- (see ARN) [1]

2) Old Swedish amma = 'wet nurse' [1]

3) Old Norse amma = 'grandmother' [1]

4) Old Norse ama/amma = 'dark one' [2]

5) Greenlandic younger spelling of Áma (see Ama) [3]

Related Names

Ama
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Danish Finish Norwegian Old Norse Swedish
Amma
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Greenlandic Old Norse Old Swedish

See also Áma

Further Information

Norse Mythology

1) Amma is the wife of Afi in the Rígsþula

2) Amma is also the name of a giantess in the Þulur [2]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[4]
9 n.a. 0 n.a
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 14 0 3
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a
Finland Finland[7]
n.a. 4 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Amma.

Sources: [5] [4] [6] [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  3. The Greenland Language Secretariat Oqaasileriffik http://www.oqaasileriffik.gl/kl
  4. 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi