Óðinn

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Old Norse óðr = 'furious', 'eager', 'mad' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Old Norse óðr = 'song', 'poetry' [1]

3) Celtic *ûātis = 'priest' [6] [7]

Related Names

Óðin
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Odinn
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Oðinn
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Óðinn
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See also Odhinn

Patronyms

  • Icelandic: Óðinsson (♂), Óðinsdóttir (♀)

Combinations

For combinations see ODIN (name element)

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Óðinn
Accusative: Óðin
Dative: Óðni
Genitive: Óðins

Further Information

The Swedish, Danish and Norwegian name for Wednesday, onsdag, derives from Old Norse óðinsdagr = 'Óðinn's day'

Place Names

The Danish place name Odense derives from Óðins Vi = 'Óðinn's Sanctuary'

Norse Mythology

Óðinn is the chief god of the Æsir in the Northern mythology, the god of wisdom, poetry, magic, runes, ecstasy and the god of the dead and of war. According to the Ynglingasaga, Óðinn is one of the first kings of the Ynglingar.

Óðinn and his brothers Vili and Vé are sons of the giants Burr and Bestla. With his brothers he created the first people Askr and Embla.

He lives in Ásgarðr in Hliðskjálf from where he can look over the whole world.

He acquires his knowledge from Mímir's head and by drinking from Mímir's well, but he had to sacrifice an eye in order to do so. [2] [3]

Óðinn's Children

Óðinn's Attributes

Óðinn's Names

  • Akaz = 'Driving One'
  • Aldafaðir/Alfaðir/Alfǫðr = 'Father of All'
  • Aldagautr (?) = 'man-Gautr' (maybe only a scribal error; cf. Aldafaðir and Gautr
  • Almáttki Áss = 'Almighty As'
  • Arnhǫfði = 'Eagle-Head'
  • Ásabragr = 'the best of the Æsir'
  • Atríðr = 'attacker'
  • Bifliði = 'the One who makes the armies quake'
  • Biflindi = 'story shield'
  • Bjǫrn = 'Bear'
  • Blindi = 'Blind One'
  • Brúni = 'Brown One' or 'the One with Bushy Eyebrows'
  • Bǫlverkr = 'Evil-doer, Malefactor'
  • Dresvarpr = 'spear thrower' (?)
  • Dǫrruðr = 'spear warrior'
  • Ennibrattr = 'Steep-Forehead'
  • Farmatýr = 'God of the Burden'
  • Fengr = 'catcher'
  • Fimbultýr = 'Mighty God'
  • Fjǫlsviðr = 'He who knows much'
  • Fundinn = 'Found One'
  • Gagnráðr = 'He who advises against'
  • Gangleri = 'He who is tired from walking'
  • Gangráðr = 'He who knows the way'
  • Gautr = 'Goth, from Gautland (= Götaland , Gothia in southern Sweden)'
  • Ginnar = 'Deceiver'
  • Grímnir = 'Masked One'
  • Hangaguð = 'Hanging-God (god of the gallows)'
  • Hangatýr = 'Hanging-God (god of the gallows)'
  • Hangi = 'Hanging One'
  • Hár = 'Blind One'
  • Hárbarðr = 'Grey-Beard'
  • Hárr = 'High One'
  • Herfǫðr = 'father of the army'
  • Hertýr = 'Army-God'
  • Hjálmberi = 'Helmet-Bearer'
  • Hnikarr, Hnikuðr = 'Instigator'
  • Hrafnaguð = 'Raven-God'
  • Hrafnblótr = 'Raven-Worshipper'
  • Hrani = 'Brutal One'
  • Jalkr = 'gelding'
  • Kjalarr = 'Caring, Catering One'
  • Míms vinr = 'Mímir's friend'
  • Njótr = 'Enjoyer' (see NIUT)
  • Óski = 'Wish'
  • Síðhǫttr = 'Long Hat'
  • Síðskeggr = 'Long Beard'
  • Sigfaðir = 'Father of Victory'
  • Siggautr = 'Victorious Goth'
  • Sváfnir = 'Slayer'
  • Svǫlnir = 'Cooler, Cooling One'
  • Tveggi = 'Double One'
  • Tvíblindi = 'Double-blind'
  • Uðr = 'Sword'
  • Valfǫðr = 'Father of the fallen ones'
  • Valgautr = 'Goth of the fallen ones'
  • Valtýr = 'God of the fallen ones'
  • Vegtamr = 'He who is used to journeys'
  • Yggr = 'Terrible One'
  • Þrasarr = 'The Furious One'
  • Þriði = 'The Third One'
  • Þróttr = 'The Mighty One'

[3] [1] [8] [9] [10] [11] [4]

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[12]
0 0 312 386
Denmark Denmark[13]
0 n.a. 6 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[14]
0 0 0 0
Norway Norway[15]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[16]
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.

 

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Óðinn(m) Sources: [17]

Sources: [14] [13] [15] [16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  9. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  10. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  11. Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  12. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  16. 16.0 16.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  17. details see Name Statistic tables