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Female/Male Both Genders Name


Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Greenlandic name of unknown meaning, maybe related to Qavaavak [1]

Related Names

Avuuvak ♀/♂ Greenlandic

See also Avôrtungiaĸ

Further Information

Greenlandic Mythology

  • The mythological figure Avuuvak appears in a number of legends in the Thule area, Avuuvak arnattartoq e. g., a so-called soul or name migrational myth, where the main character becomes a spirit and lives inside different animals and in the end is caught and eded up inside a woman's bosom to be born again among human beings. It was believed that these people were immune to witchcraft.


No recent statistics trend found in databases for Avuuvak.

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


  1. Nuka Møller: Kalaallit aqqi (2015)
  2. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  3. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi