Bragi

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse bragr = 'the best, foremost' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

In Old Norse, bragr was also used as a poetic word for 'poetry' [1] [2] [3] [7]

Related Names

Brage
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Bragi
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Faroese Icelandic Old Norse

For female forms see Braga

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Bragason Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Bragadóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see BRAG (name element)

Grammar

Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Bragi
Accusative: Braga
Dative: Braga
Genitive: Braga
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Bragi
Accusative: Braga
Dative: Braga
Genitive: Braga

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norse Mythology

  • Bragi, one of the Æsir, is the god of poetry. He welcomes noble guests in Valhǫll together with Hermóðr. To become even more creative, he likes to drink the mead of Heiðrún and the beer of Ægir. He is the husband of Íðunn and they live in Brunnakr (Acre at a Well). [4] [6]

Trivia

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&
Iceland Iceland[8]
0 0 390 778
Denmark Denmark[9]
0 n.a. 14 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
0 0 7 22
Norway Norway[11]
0 n.a. 6 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 1
  #: 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.

 

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Bragi(m) Sources: [13]

Sources: [10] [9] [11] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. details see Name Statistic tables