Brynja

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Female Female Name

Usage

Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse brynja = 'coat of mail, armour, protection' (see also BRYN) [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

Bryn Icelandic
Brynja
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Icelandic Norwegian

See also Binna

For male forms see Bryn m

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Brynjuson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Brynjudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see BRYN (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Brynja
Genitive: Brynjas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Brynja
Accusative: Brynju
Dative: Brynju
Genitive: Brynju
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Brynja
Accusative: Brynju
Dative: Brynju
Genitive: Brynju
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Brynja
Genitive: Brynjas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Brynja
Genitive: Brynjas

Further Information


Earliest Documented Usage

Trivia

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&
Iceland Iceland[8]
693 922
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[9]
49
n.a.
49
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
20 33 20 33 0 0
Norway Norway[11]
21
n.a.
21
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
4
n.a.
4 0 0
Greenland Greenland[13]
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.

 

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Brynja (f) Sources: [14]


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  5. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  6. Málráðið: Góðkend fólkanøvn, http://www.malrad.fo/ (Name List by Faroese Language Board)
  7. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  14. details see Name Statistic tables