Gösta

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish

Origin and Meaning

Younger form of Göstav [1] [2]

Related Names

See Gautstafr

Patronyms (male)

Göstanpoika Finland
Göstason Sweden
Göstasson Sweden

Patronyms (female)

Göstantytär Finland
Göstasdotter Sweden

Grammar

Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gösta
Genitive: Göstan
Partitive: Göstaa
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gösta
Genitive: Göstas

Name Days

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

6 June

Sweden Sweden

6 June

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: [‘ʝösta] (key)

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Gösta was used as a pet name long before it became a real given name in Sweden in 1850 [1]

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Frans Gösta Viktor Ekman (28th December, 1890 – 12th January, 1938), Swedish actor
  • Gösta Berling is the main character of Selma Lagerlöf's novel Gösta Berlings saga, published in 1891
  • Hans Gösta Gustaf Ekman (28 July 1939 - 1 April 2017), Swedish actor

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[4]
1 11 6077 28236
Denmark Denmark[5]
0 n.a. 19 n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
0 0 n.a. 2255
  #: 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 Gösta(m) Sources: [4][5][6][7]

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi