Líf

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Old Norse variant form of Hlíf ... [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) ... which has been early associated with Old Norse líf = 'life' (see also LIF) [1] [5] [3]

Related Names

Lif
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Norwegian Swedish
Líf
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
Lífa
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Old Norse
Liff
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
Danish Swedish
Liv
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Liw
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
Danish Norwegian Swedish
Lív
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Faroese Icelandic
Liven Norwegian

See also Liva, Livia and Livius

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Líf
Accusative: Líf
Dative: Líf
Genitive: Lífar

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Líf and Lífþrasir are the two people who will survive Ragnarǫk and become the ancestors of a new family of man. [5]

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&
Iceland Iceland[6]
22 813 0 0
Denmark Denmark[7]
1 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 5 0 0
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a. 2 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 Líf.

Sources: [8] [7] [9] [10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  6. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi