Skaði

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse skaði = 'scathe, harm, damage' and 'loss' and 'death'

Related Names

     
Skade Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Norwegian Swedish
Skaði Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Icelandic Old Norse


Further Information

Mythology

Skaði is the name of a goddess (goddess of earth, winter and skiing) in the Norse mythology:

Skaði is a mountain giantess, the daughter of Þjazi. When the gods had killed her father, Skaði went to Asgarðr to take revenge but then she agreed to marry Njǫrðr instead and they lived in Manheimr. The couple separated later because Njǫrðr wanted to live at the sea while Skaði loved the mountains. Later, she married Óðinn.

Her name can be found in many Nordic place names, such as e.g. Skadevid, Skadelunda, Skadaland, Skea etc. and there is a theory that the name of Scandinavia derives from an Old Norse place name *Skaðin-awjo which means Skaði's eyes. In other languages, the transcription Skadi and the transliterations Skadhi and Skathi are used.

Statistics

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[1] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[2] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 n.a. 0 n.a
Finland Finland[3] 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 Skaði.

Sources: [1] [2] [4] [3]

References

  1. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  2. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  3. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no