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Origin and Meaning
Old Norse name meaning 'dripper' (of rings) hence 'goldsmith'   
| - Icelandic
Earliest Documented Usage
- Draupnir is the name of a dwarf in Vǫluspá and in the Þulur 
- 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.
|Gold ornament, viking age|
Image by Wolfgang Sauber,
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Name Count per Country
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Sources:    
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
- ↑ Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
- ↑ Wikimedia Commons: Image by Wolfgang Sauber, source & license
- ↑ Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi