Gylfi

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Variant form of GylfiR [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

See GylfiR

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Gylfason Iceland

Female

Gylfadóttir Iceland

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Gylfi
Accusative: Gylfa
Dative: Gylfa
Genitive: Gylfa

Further Information

Mythology

  • Gylfi is a sea king / sea-giant. He gives Gefjon a piece of ploughland which she then ploughs free from Sweden, thus creating the island of Sjælland (Zealand) [5]
  • According to Snorri, Gylfi was the name of the mythical Swedish king who ruled the country when Óðinn arrived in Sweden. Gylfi took over the lordship from the Æsir. [6] [5]

Trivia

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Iceland Iceland[7]
346 430
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
9 12 0 0 9 12
Denmark Denmark[9]
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
6
n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
6
n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
n.a.
1 0 0
n.a.
1
Greenland Greenland[12]
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 Gylfi.


References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  6. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  8. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/