Draupnir

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name meaning 'dripper' (of rings) hence 'goldsmith' [1] [2]

Related Names

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

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Draupnir
Accusative: Draupni
Dative: Draupni
Genitive: Draupnis

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Draupnir is the name of a dwarf in Vǫluspá and in the Þulur [1]
  • It is also the name of Óðinn's golden arm ring, from which another eight equally heavy rings drip every ninth night. Draupnir was forged by the dwarfs Brokkr and Sindri. Óðinn laid Draupnir on the pyre at Baldr's funeral as a legitimation of power towards the goddess of the Underworld Hel, and on one occasion Baldr is named as the owner of the ring, too.
  • Draupnir is mentioned in scaldic poetry as a kenning for gold.

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[3]
0 0 1 1
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
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 Draupnir.

Sources: [3] [4] [5] [6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi