Lady

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

English name from the title 'lady', a younger form of Old English hlæfdige/hláfdige = 'one who kneads bread', a combination of hlaf = 'bread' and -dige = 'maid' (related to dægee = 'maker of dough') [1] [2]

Related Names

Lady
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Swedish
Leidi
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish
Lejdi
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Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Lady
Genitive: Ladys
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Lady
Genitive: Ladys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Lady
Genitive: Ladys

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 13 people were named Lady (percentage of first or only given name: 46 %) [3]


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]
38 87 38 87 0 0
Norway Norway[5]
40
n.a.
40
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[6]
15
n.a.
14
n.a.
1
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
12
n.a.
12 0 0
Iceland Iceland[8]
1 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
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 Lady.


References

  1. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  2. Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/