Alsviðr

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name

Combination of ALA and SWIND [1]

Related Names

Alsviðr
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Old Norse

Further Information

Norse Mythology

Alsviðr and Árvakr are the names of two horses mentioned in Grímnismál, Sigrdrífumál, Þulur and Gylfaginning: "A man called Mundilfari had two children; they were so fair and beautiful that he called his son Máni and his daughter Sól; he married his daughter to a man named Glenr. The gods, however, were angry about his arrogance and they took the brother and sister and set them in the sky and made Sól drive the horses which pulled the chariot of the sun which the gods had created from a spark which had flown from Múspellsheimr to illuminate the world. These horses were called Árvakr and Alsviðr. The ods fastened two bellows beneath the shoulders of the horses to cool them and in som sources that is called the ironblast."

Alsviðr is also the name of a jǫtunn mentioned in the Hávamál [1]

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&
Sweden Sweden[2]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[3]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[4]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[5]
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 Alsviðr.

Sources: [2] [3] [4] [5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  3. 3.0 3.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. 5.0 5.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi