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Origin and Meaning
Old Norse name meaning 'Darkening One', 'Shading One'
Related to Old Norse húm = 'semi-darkness', 'twilight' 
See also Húmi
| - Icelandic
Earliest Documented Usage
- Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 13 June 2016 
- Hymir is the name of a hostile giant. It is from him that Þórr wants to fetch a cauldron for the Æsir. Þórr's adventures with Hymir is told in the Eddic lay Hymiskviða and in Snorri's Gylfaginning. A famous story is about Þórr having baited his fishing line with the scull of an ox in order to catch the Miðgarðsormr. He is about to kill the monster with his hammer when the terrified giant Hymir cuts through the line. Hymir is the father of Týr. 
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Sources:    
- ↑ Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
- ↑ Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
- ↑ Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
- ↑ Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi