Bǫlverkr

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name meaning 'evil-doer, malefactor'

Combination of BÖL and VERK [1] [2]

Related Names

Bǫlverkr
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Old Norse
Bölverkur
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Icelandic

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Bǫlverkr is another name for Óðinn in the tale relating the theft of the skaldic mead: When Óðinn meets nine mowers working for Baugi and involves them in an argument about his whetstone, he kills them all. Then he works for Baugi for a whole summer under the name of Bǫlverkr and does the work of nine. As a reward for his work Baugi promises him a sip of the mead of the skalds, which his brother Suttungr protects. When he eventually denies him the reward, Óðinn has to use some more deception in order to steal the mead successfully. [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[3]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
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 Bǫlverkr.

Sources: [3] [4] [5] [6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Dr. Ernst Förstemann: Altdeutsches namenbuch (1856)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi