Keir

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

Transferred use of the Scottish surname, originally a placename, Kerr, which derived from Old Norse kjarr = 'copsewood', 'brush-wood', 'thicket' [1] [2]

Related Names

Keir
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Keir
Genitive: Keirs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Keir
Genitive: Keirin
Partitive: Keiriä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Keir
Genitive: Keirs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Keir
Genitive: Keirs

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

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&
Sweden Sweden[5]
4 10 0 2 4 8
Norway Norway[6]
5
n.a.
0
n.a.
5
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
3
n.a.
0
n.a.
3
n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
4 0 0
n.a.
4
Iceland Iceland[9]
1 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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 Keir.


References

  1. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  2. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  3. Danish Family Search, https://www.danishfamilysearch.dk
  4. Digitalarkivet at arkivverket.no, http://www.arkivverket.no
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/