Kullervo

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Usage

Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Finnish name deriving from Finnish kulta = 'gold' (see also Kulta) [1] [2]

Gold ornament, viking age
Gold ornament, viking age
Image by Wolfgang Sauber,[3]
License: Creative Commons, CC-SA

It is also the name of a Finnish rhododendron (see also Flower Names)

Rhododendron flower (not exactly Kullervo species, however)
Rhododendron flower (not exactly Kullervo species, however)
Image by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma,[4]
License: Creative Commons, CC-BY-SA

Related Names

Kullervo
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish

See also Kalervo

Grammar

Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Kullervo
Genitive: Kullervon
Partitive: Kullervoa

Name Day

Finland Finland

25 September

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Finnish Mythology

  • In the Kalevala, Kullervo is the vengeful, mentally ill and tragic son of Kalervo. He was abused as a child and sold into slavery to Ilmarinen. He is put to work and treated badly by Ilmarinen's wife whom he later kills. Kullervo is a misguided and troubled youth often at odds with himself and his situation. He often goes into berserk rage and in the end he kills himself. [5]

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&
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
16855 0 0
n.a.
16855
Sweden Sweden[7]
20 488 0 0 20 488
Denmark Denmark[8]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
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 Kullervo.


References

  1. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Wolfgang Sauber, source & license
  4. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma, source & license
  5. Elias Lönnrot: Kalevala (1835)
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/