Erna

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Female Female Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of Ernesta and Ernestina [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Variant spelling of Ärna [1] [2] [7] [6]

3) Old Norse ern = 'hale, hearty, healthy' [7] [4]

Related Names

Eerna
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Greenlandic
Erna
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Êrna
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Greenlandic
Ärna
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Old Swedish Swedish

See also Erner, Ärne

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

2 March

Norway Norway

2 March

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

20 September

Sweden Sweden

2 March

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Erna
Accusative: Ernu
Dative: Ernu
Genitive: Ernu
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Erna
Accusative: Ernu
Dative: Ernu
Genitive: Ernu

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: [‘æːɳa] (key) [8]
  • Norwegian: ['æːɳa] (key)

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Norse Mythology

Namesakes

  • Erna Solberg (born 24 February 1961), Norwegian politician, leader of the Conservative Party since 2004, Prime Minister of Norway since October 2013

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[9]
3523 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
2473 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
1364 2756 0 0
Finland Finland[12]
n.a. 837 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 Erna(f) Sources: [11][9][10][12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Erna(f)

Sources: [11] [9] [10] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  8. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi