Else

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Female Female Name

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

Danish and Low German short form of Elisabet (see also -e) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

(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 (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&
Denmark Denmark[12]
17020
n.a.
17020
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[13]
10213
n.a.
10213
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[14]
1100 2669 1100 2669 0 0
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
2955
n.a.
2955 0 0
Greenland Greenland[16]
198 523
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
5 5
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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Else (f) Sources: [14][12][13][15]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Else (f) Sources: [18]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Else (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Else (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Else (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 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. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Sydvestjysk navneskik gennem 300 år (1965)
  9. Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  11. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  17. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  18. details see Name Statistic tables