Atli

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse form of the Gothic name Attila [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

In the Nordic countries, the name has sometimes been associated with the vocabulary word atall = 'violent', 'wild' [1] [2] [4] [9] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Related Names

See Attila

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Atlason Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Atladóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Atli
Genitive: Atlis
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Atli
Accusative: Atla
Dative: Atla
Genitive: Atla
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Atli
Accusative: Atla
Dative: Atla
Genitive: Atla
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Atli
Genitive: Atlis
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Atli
Genitive: Atlis

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norse Mythology

  • A name for heroes and kings in heroic poetry. In the Þulur, Atli is also listed, however, as a name for Þórr [6]

Namesakes

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[10]
0 0 825 1399
Denmark Denmark[11]
0 n.a. 65 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[12]
1 2 30 50
Norway Norway[13]
0 n.a. 26 n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
0 0 n.a. 3
  #: 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 Atli(m) Sources: [15]

Sources: [12] [11] [13] [14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  14. 14.0 14.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. details see Name Statistic tables