Hymir

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name meaning 'Darkening One', 'Shading One'

Related to Old Norse húm = 'semi-darkness', 'twilight' [1]

Related Names

Hymir
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Icelandic Old Norse

See also Húmi

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Hymir
Accusative: Hymi
Dative: Hymi
Genitive: Hymis

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 13 June 2016 [2]

Norse Mythology

  • 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. [3]

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&
Sweden Sweden[4]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[7]
0 0 0 0
Finland Finland[8]
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 Hymir.

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [8]

References

  1. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  3. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi