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Male Male Name


Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish

Origin and Meaning

Variant form of Måns [1] [2]

Related Names

See Måns

Name Day

Norway Norway

16 April

Further Information

In Norway, matmons (lit. 'food Mons') is used for a gourmand/glutton

Earliest Documented Usage

Norway: ca. 1450 [2]

Strongest Period of Usage

Norway: After the Protestant Reformation until ca. 1935 [2]

Predominant Regional Usage

Norway: Hordaland, Hedmark, Vestlandet, Nordland [2]


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[3] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m3.png 0 0 205 389
Sweden Sweden[4] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m2.png 1 1 37 47
Denmark Denmark[5] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 n.a. 0 n.a
Finland Finland[6] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m1.png n.a. 2 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.


Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Mons(m) Sources: [4][5][3][6]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Mons(m)

Sources: [4] [5] [3] [6]


  1. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden,
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,