Holger

From Nordic Names wiki - www.nordicnames.de - All rights reserved.

Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic
Sami Sami

Origin and Meaning

Old Swedish variant form and younger form of Holmger [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

See HolmgæiRR

Patronyms

  • Swedish: Holgersson (♂), Holgerson (♂), Holgersdotter (♀)
  • Danish: Holgersen (♂), Holgersdatter (♀)

Name Days

Norway Norway

30 March

Sami Sami

2 August

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

2 August

Sweden Sweden

30 March

Grammar

Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgeri
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Holger
Accusative: Holger
Dative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Norway: ca. 1520 (earlier in Sweden and Denmark) [1]
  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 9 January 2013[8]

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Holger Danske, Danish legendary character (9th century?)
  • Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann (9 October 1846 – 14 January 1908), Danish poet and dramatist

Statistics

Name Count per Country

Please turn your device to landscape orientation for better view of statistics tables and graphs.
Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 3578 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
0 1 1753 9244
Norway Norway[12]
0 n.a. 339 n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
0 0 n.a. 3451
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Holger(m) Sources: [11][10][12][13]

Sources: [11] [10] [12] [13]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  9. Colette van Luik: Stora boken om namn (2009)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi