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Male Male Name


Old Danish Old Danish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

Old Danish and younger form of Ketill [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

See Kætill


Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Ketil
Accusative: Ketil
Dative: Ketli
Genitive: Ketils

Name Day

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

8 July


Name Count per Country

CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Norway Norway[4] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m4.png 0 0 2028 2578
Denmark Denmark[5] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m3.png 0 n.a. 129 n.a
Sweden Sweden[6] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m2.png 1 1 40 61
Finland Finland[7] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m1.png n.a. 6 n.a 6
  #: 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.


Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ketil(m)

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


  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden,
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,