Ægir

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

1) Old Norse ægir = 'sea', 'ocean' [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Old Norse Ægir = 'sea giant', 'water man' [4]

Both words derive from Ancient Germanic *ahwo = 'water' [4] [5]

Related Names

Aegir
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Swedish
Egir
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Norwegian
Æge
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Norwegian
Ägir
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Swedish
Ægir
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Danish Faroese Icelandic Norwegian Old Norse

See also Agir

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Ægisson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Ægisdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ægir
Genitive: Ægirs
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Ægir
Accusative: Ægir
Dative: Ægi
Genitive: Ægis
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Ægir
Accusative: Ægi
Dative: Ægi
Genitive: Ægis
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ægir
Genitive: Ægirs

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norse Mythology

Ægir is the god of the sea, the son of Fornjótr. He is one of the giants and he lives on an island named Hlésey.

Ægir's Children

Ægir and his wife Rán had nine daughters ("billow maidens"), each name reflecting a different characteristic of ocean waves:

Ægir's Names

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Iceland Iceland[6]
0 0 250 447
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 15 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[8]
0 n.a. 6 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
0 0 3 16
Finland Finland[10]
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 Ægir.

Sources: [9] [8] [7] [10]

References

  1. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  2. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  5. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi