Askr

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse askr = 'ash tree' (see also ASK) [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

Ask
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Asker
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Danish Swedish
Askr
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Old Norse
Askur
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Faroese Icelandic

Combinations

For combinations see ASK (name element)

Further Information

Mythology

Askr and Embla are the first human beings on earth. Burr's sons, the gods Óðinn, Vili and Vé find two tree trunks on the shore and they create man from them:

Óðinn gives them breath and life
Vili gives them intelligence and movement
Vé gives them their outward appearance, speech, hearing and sight.

In the Vǫluspá, the creating gods are Óðinn, Hœnir and Loðurr [2] [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[5]
0 0 0 2
Denmark Denmark[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
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 Askr.

Sources: [5] [6] [7] [8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi