Kjalarr

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse byname of uncertain meaning

Theories include:

1) Related to Old Norse kilja = 'food, nourishment' and thus meaning 'the god who gives the carion-eaters something to eat' [1] or 'caring one, catering one' [2]

2) Related to Old Norse kjǫlr = 'keel' (see also KJÖL) [3] [2]

3) Related to Old Norse kjalki = 'sledge' and thus meaning 'sledge-driver' [1]

Related Names

Kjalar
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Icelandic
Kjalarr
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Old Norse

Combinations

For combinations see KJÖL (name element)

Further Information

Norse Mythology

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[4]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Greenland[8]
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 Kjalarr.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/