Atli

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse form of the Gothic name Attila [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

In the Nordic countries, the name has sometimes been associated with the vocabulary word atall = 'violent, wild' [1] [2] [4] [8] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

See Attila

Patronyms

  • Icelandic: Atlason (♂), Atladóttir (♀)

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Atli
Accusative: Atla
Dative: Atla
Genitive: Atla
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Atli
Accusative: Atla
Dative: Atla
Genitive: Atla

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • A name for heroes and kings in heroic poetry. In the Þulur, Atli is also listed, however, as a name for Þórr [6]

Namesakes

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[9]
0 n.a. 51 n.a
Sweden Sweden[10]
0 1 30 49
Norway Norway[11]
0 n.a. 26 n.a
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a 2
  #: 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 Atli.

Sources: [10] [9] [11] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  8. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi