Bára

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name

Old Norse bára = 'wave', 'billow' (see also BARA) [1] [2] [3]

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Related Names

Bára
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Faroese Icelandic Old Norse

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Báruson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Bárudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see BARA (name element)

Grammar

Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Bára
Accusative: Báru
Dative: Báru
Genitive: Báru
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Bára
Accusative: Báru
Dative: Báru
Genitive: Báru

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: In the census of 1910 (in modern times) [3]

Norse Mythology

Bára was one of nine daughters ("billow maidens") of Ægir and Rán in the Northern mythology, each name reflecting a different characteristic of ocean waves:

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[4]
348 705 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
19 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[6]
7 9 0 0
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a. 1 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.

 

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Bára(f) Sources: [9]

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

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  4. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  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
  9. details see Name Statistic tables