Freyja

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Norway Norwegian

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse and Icelandic female form of Freyr [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Related Names

Freia
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Freija
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Danish Finish Swedish
Freja
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Freya
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Freyja
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Icelandic Norwegian Old Norse
Froya
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Faroese
Fröa
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Swedish
Fröja
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Swedish
Frøy
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Norwegian
Frøya
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Danish Norwegian

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Freyja
Accusative: Freyju
Dative: Freyju
Genitive: Freyju

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Freyja is a Vanir goddess (Snorri included her in his list of Ásynjur as well), the goddess of love. When she cries, her tears are golden. She is the daughter of Njǫrðr and his sister. Her husband is Óðr.

Freyja's Names

Freyja's Siblings

  • Freyr - twin brother or half brother
  • Kreppvǫr - (half?)sister according to the poem Sólarljóð
  • Ráðveig - (half?)sister according to the poem Sólarljóð
  • 6 more (half?)sisters (no names given) according to the poem Sólarljóð

Freyja's Children

  • Hnoss
  • Gersemi

[3] [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[6]
85 112 2 2
Denmark Denmark[7]
75 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
62 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
n.a. 21 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 Freyja(f) Sources: [6][7][8][9]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Freyja(f) Sources: [10]

Sources: [6] [7] [8] [9]

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  5. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. details see Name Statistic tables