Fornjótr

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name of uncertain meaning. Theories include:

1) Old Norse forn-jótr = 'old Jutlander' (see also FORN) [1]

2) Old Norse forn-jǫtunn = 'old giant' (see also FORN and jǫtunn) [1]

3) Old Norse for-njótr = 'previous owner' [1]

4) Old Norse for-njótr = 'destroyer' [1]

5) Old Norse forn-þjótr = 'old bellower' (see also FORN) [1]

6) Old Norse forn-njótr = 'delighter in sacrifices' [1]

7) Old Norse fjǫr-jǫtunn = 'life-giant' [1]

Related Names

Fornjótr Old Norse

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Fornjótr is the name of the ancestor of a family (of giants?) in a legendary Norwegian pre-history set at the beginning of the Orkneyinga saga and, somewhat differently, in the Flateyjarbók. He is a king and his three sons are Hlér, Logi and Kari. [1]

Namesakes

  • The transcribed spelling Fornjotr is the name of a moon of Saturn

Statistics

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Fornjótr.

Sources: [2] [3] [4] [5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  3. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi