Holger

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

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

Related Names

See HolmgæiRR

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Holgersen Denmark Norway
Holgerson Norway Sweden
Holgerssen Norway
Holgersson Norway Sweden
Holgerssøn Norway
Holgersøn Norway

Female

Holgerdatter Norway
Holgersdatter Denmark Norway
Holgersdotter Norway Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgerin
Partitive: Holgeria
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Holger
Accusative: Holger
Dative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers
Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgeri
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers

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

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

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 3504 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
0 1 1757 9193
Norway Norway[12]
0 n.a. 325 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
0 0 6 8
Finland Finland[14]
0 0 n.a. 3479
  #: 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][14]

Sources: [11] [10] [12] [14]

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. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi