Kvasir

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name

Originally, it was probably the name given to the juice which was gained from berries and then fermented [1]

Related Names

Kvasir
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Icelandic Old Norse
Kvásir
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Old Norse

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Kvasir
Accusative: Kvasi
Dative: Kvasi
Genitive: Kvasis

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 24 April 2015 [2]

Northern Mythology

When the Æsir and the Vanir made their peace after the war, they sealed the peace declaration by spitting into a bowl and then out of this spittle creating Kvasir who was the wisest of all creatures. The dwarfs Fjalarr and Galarr murdered him and caught his blood in three vessels Boðn, Són and Óðrœrir. They mixed the blood with honey and from this came the mead, which makes a poet of anyone who drinks it. This is why the mead is also called Kvasis dreyra = 'Kvasir's blood' [1]

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[3]
0 1 0 0
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[6]
0 0 0 1
Finland Finland[7]
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 Kvasir.

Sources: [3] [4] [5] [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  3. 3.0 3.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi