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Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse variant form of GrímR [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

See GrímR


Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Grímnir
Accusative: Grímni
Dative: Grímni
Genitive: Grímnis

Further Information


Grímnir is one of the bynames of Óðinn mentioned in the Grímnismál [2]

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 11 March 2004 [4]


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[5] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 n.a. 0 n.a
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 Grímnir.

Sources: [5] [6] [8] [7]


  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  3. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  4. Mannanafnaskrá at,
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden,
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,