Hel

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Sweden Swedish

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse hel = 'death', 'realm of the dead' [1] [2]

Related Names

Hel
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Old Norse Swedish

Grammar

Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Hel
Genitive: Hels

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norse Myghology

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&
Greenland Greenland[6]
0 161
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[7]
5 14 5 14 0 0
Denmark Denmark[8]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
1
n.a.
1 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 Hel.


References

  1. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  4. Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  5. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  6. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  7. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi