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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]


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


No recent statistics trend found in databases for Fornjótr.

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


  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,
  3. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,