Lofn

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name meaning 'the comforter, the mild' [1]

Deriving from Old Norse lof = 'leave', 'permission'; 'praise', 'paean of praise' (see also LOF) [2] [3]

Related Names

Lofn
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

Combinations

For combinations see LOF (name element)

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Lofn
Accusative: Lofn
Dative: Lofn
Genitive: Lofnar

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Lofn is the name of an Ásynja. She is so mild and benevolent to pray to that she receives permission from Óðinn and Frigg to bring together men and women whose marriage was previously forbidden. [1] [4]

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[5]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
0 2 0 0
Finland Finland[9]
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 Lofn.

Sources: [5] [6] [7] [9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi