Gefjon

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name meaning 'the giving one'

Derived from the Old Norse verb gefa = 'to give' [1] [2]

Related Names

Gefion
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Old Norse
Gefjon
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Old Norse
Gefjun
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Icelandic Old Norse
Gjevjon
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Norwegian

See also Gefn

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Gefjon is a fertility and protective goddess, especially a goddess protecting all virgins. She belongs to the Ásynjur. All who die as virgins will attend her, and sometimes she is referred to being a virgin herself. The Swedish king Gylfi gives her land to plough and and she turns her four sons, whom she has from a giant, into bulls to pull the plough. They plough Sjælland free from Sweden. Later she marries Óðinn's son Skjǫldr. [2] [3]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
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Commonness
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also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Greenland[8]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gefjon.


References

  1. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  3. Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/