Else

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Danish and Low German short form of Elisabet [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

(in Denmark probably via Elsef) [6])

Related Names

See Elsa

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Else
Genitive: Elses
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Else
Genitive: Elsen
Partitive: Elseä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Else
Genitive: Elses
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Else
Genitive: Elses

Name Days

Finland Finland

14 October

Norway Norway

17 April

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

14 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Else Kleen-Möller (1882-1968), Swedish journalist and author
  • Else Marie Juul Hansen (19 October 1904 – 12 August 2003), Danish actress

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&
Denmark Denmark[8]
19888 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
11566 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
1304 2835 0 0
Finland Finland[11]
n.a. 2868 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 Else(f) Sources: [10][8][9][11]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Else(f) Sources: [12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Else(f)

Sources: [10] [8] [9] [11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. details see Name Statistic tables