Búri

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Old Norse búri = 'inhabitant of a market town' [1]

2) Old Norse búri = 'sperm whale (Lat. Physeter macrocephalus)' [2]

3) Old Norse búri = 'producer', 'father' [3]

Related Names

Búri
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
Icelandic Old Norse

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Búri
Accusative: Búra
Dative: Búra
Genitive: Búra

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 14 September 2006 [4]

Norse Mythology

  • Búri is the ancestor of the gods. He was freed from the ice by being licked out by the primordial cow Auðumla. His son is Burr. [1] [3]
  • Búri is also the name of a dwarf in the Vǫluspá [1]

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]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Búri.

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  4. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  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