Heiðr f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Heiðr m for the male version.

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name deriving from the name element HEID (see also -r) [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

Heid
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Norwegian Swedish
Heiða
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Faroese Icelandic
Heiðr
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Old Norse
Heiður
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Icelandic
Hetha
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Old Danish

For male forms see Heiðr m

Cognates

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Another name for the seeress Gullveig in the Vǫluspá after she had been burned three times by the Æsir and had been reborn again three times. [4]
  • A name repeatedly given to seeresses and witches in Old Norse literature, and possibly an epithet for 'good' witches or a literary name for women. [4]

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&
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
0 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 Heiðr.


References

  1. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi