Astor

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

Origin and Meaning

1) From an English surname, originally a nickname for someone resembling a bird of prey. From Old Provençal astur = 'goshawk' [1] [2] [3]

2) Younger form of Ásþór [1] [2] [3]

3) From an unknown German surname [4]

Related Names

Asthor
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Swedish
Astor
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Sweden: 1856 [1] [4]
Norway: 1892 [2]

Strongest Period of Usage

Sweden: 1920-1939 [4]

Predominant Regional Usage

Norway: Møre og Romsdal, Nord-Noreg [2]

Patronyms

Sweden: Astorson

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]
1 3 274 938
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 112 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 18 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 46
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Astor(m) Sources: [5][7][6][8]

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi