Athena

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Αθηνα (Athena), the name of the Greek goddess of wisdom of uncertain meaning [1] [2] [3]

Some theories (although the name is almost certainly of pre-Greek origin [2]) are:

1. Greek a thuntos = 'immortal' [2]

2. Greek a tithene = 'not nursed (by a mother)' [2]

3. Greek αθηρ αινη (ather aine) = 'sharp praise' [4]

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Athena
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Athene
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Athina
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Icelandic

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Athenuson Iceland

Female

Athenudóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Athena
Genitive: Athenas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Athena
Genitive: Athenan
Partitive: Athenaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Athena
Accusative: Athenu
Dative: Athenu
Genitive: Athenu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Athena
Genitive: Athenas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Athena
Genitive: Athenas

Further Information

Namesakes

  • Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie (born 24 January 2012), prinsesse til Danmark, komtesse af Monpezat (Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat)

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]
206 482 1 1
Denmark Denmark[6]
159 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
81 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
14 20 0 0
Finland Finland[9]
n.a. 53 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Athena(f) Sources: [5][6][7][9]

Sources: [5] [6] [7] [9]

References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  4. Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  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 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi