From Nordic Names wiki - - All rights reserved.

Female/Male Both Genders Name


Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse blær = 'wind gust, gentle breeze' [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

Blær ♀/♂ Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Icelandic


For combinations see BLÆ (name element)


Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Blær
Accusative: Blæ
Dative: Blæ
Genitive: Blæs

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a female given name on 21 March 2013 (before it was only accepted as a male given name) [3]


Name Count per Country

CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Sweden Sweden[4] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 n.a. 0 n.a
Norway Norway[6] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 0 0 0
Finland Finland[7] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 0 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 Blær.

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


  1. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  3. Mannanafnaskrá at,
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden,
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,