Blenda

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian

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
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Blända
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Swedish

Name Day

Sweden Sweden

27 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Sweden: 1808 (in modern times) [1] [3]

Strongest Period of Usage

Sweden: 1885-1909 [3]

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

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
262 543 1 1
Denmark Denmark[5]
19 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a. 27 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Blenda(f) Sources: [4][5][6][7]

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Mats Wahlberg: Svenskt ortnamnslexikon (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi