Heiðrún

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name

Combination of HEID and RUN [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

Hedrun
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Norwegian
Heidrun
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Heiðrun
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Faroese
Heiðrún
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Faroese Icelandic Old Norse

Grammar

Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Heiðrún
Accusative: Heiðrún
Dative: Heiðrún
Genitive: Heiðrúnar
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Heiðrún
Accusative: Heiðrúnu
Dative: Heiðrúnu
Genitive: Heiðrúnar

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Heiðrún is a goat which stands on Valhalla and eats the leaves on the tree Læraðr. Clear mead flows from her udder into the beakers of the Einherjar. In the Hyndluljóð, Hyndla insults Freyja with the remark that she is as sex-mad as Heiðrún. [5]

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&
Iceland Iceland[6]
348 386 0 0
Denmark Denmark[7]
7 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 0 0 0
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
0 0 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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Heiðrún.

Sources: [8] [7] [9] [10]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  3. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  6. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi