Embla

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name of uncertain meaning; probably from the Proto-Norse name *Elm-la deriving from the Ancient Germanic name *Almilōn (Old Norse almr = 'elm tree' - see also the name element ALM) [1] [2] [3] [4]

East Coker elm, 2.jpg
Elm Tree
Image by 'Ptelea',[5]
licensed under Creative Commons

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Embla
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Emla
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Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Embluson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Embludóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Embla
Genitive: Emblas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Embla
Accusative: Emblu
Dative: Emblu
Genitive: Emblu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Embla
Genitive: Emblan
Partitive: Emblaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Embla
Accusative: Emblu
Dative: Emblu
Genitive: Emblu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Embla
Genitive: Emblas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Embla
Genitive: Emblas

Name Day

Norway Norway

1 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norse Mythology

Askr and Embla are the first human beings on earth. Burr's sons, the gods Óðinn, Vili and Vé find two tree trunks on the shore and they create man from them:

Óðinn gives them breath and life
Vili gives them intelligence and movement
Vé gives them their outward appearance, speech, hearing and sight.

In the Vǫluspá, the creating gods are Óðinn, Hœnir and Loðurr [1] [6] [7] [2]

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[8]
1087 1639 0 0
Norway Norway[9]
746 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
401 593 0 0
Denmark Denmark[11]
98 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a. 22 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 Embla (f) Sources: [8][11][9][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Embla (f) Sources: [13]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  3. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  5. Wikimedia Commons: Image by 'Ptelea', source & license
  6. 6.0 6.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. details see Name Statistic tables