Bestla

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name with probably very old Germanic roots and of unknown meaning. Theories include 'wife' or 'bark, bast' [1] [2]

Related Names

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

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Bestla
Accusative: Bestlu
Dative: Bestlu
Genitive: Bestlu

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 14 May 2012 [3]

Norse Mythology

Namesakes

  • Bestla is the name of a moon of Saturn

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[4]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
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 Bestla.

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi