Blenda

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

1) From the parish Blädinge in Allbo county in Småland, Sweden. The place name Blädinge means ' place of the Blädingar-people ' and that name goes back to the Old Swedish word blædh = 'blade' [1] [2]

2) Nowadays the name is often associated with the Swedish verb blända = 'to dazzle, to blind' [1]

Related Names

Blenda
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Blända
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Blenda
Genitive: Blendas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Blenda
Genitive: Blendan
Partitive: Blendaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Blenda
Genitive: Blendas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Blenda
Genitive: Blendas

Name Day

Sweden Sweden

27 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

According to an old Swedish legend, Blenda was the leader of the women who organised defense against the attacking Danes when all the men had left to fight against Norway in the 6th century. The women seduced the Danish men and killed them when they had fallen asleep after drinking. When their men returned, King Alle bestowed new rights on the women of Småland, e.g. equal inheritance with their brothers and husbands.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
259 550 259 550 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
16
n.a.
16
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
27
n.a.
27 0 0
Norway Norway[8]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Blenda (f) Sources: [5][6][8][7]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Blenda (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Blenda (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Mats Wahlberg (red.): Svenskt ortnamnslexikon (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  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 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/