Mímir

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name meaning 'the rememberer', 'the wise one' [1] [2]

Related Names

Mímir
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Icelandic Old Norse
Mímr
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Old Norse

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Mímir
Accusative: Mími
Dative: Mími
Genitive: Mímis

Further Information

Norse Mythology

  • Mímir is one of the Æsir, and in the Þulur his name is found amongst the names of the giants. He was very wise, and the Æsir provided him as one of the hostages after the wars against the Vanir where he was to serve Hœnir as an adviser. When the Vanir recognised that Hœnir was helpless without his adviser, they decapitated Mímir and sent the head to the Æsir where Óðinn with the help of healing herbs and charms is able to keep him from decay, so that he can continue to give secret information and such things which he gets 'from the Other World'. [1] [2]

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[3]
0 0 17 24
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 2 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 0 0 0
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
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 Mímir.

Sources: [5] [4] [6] [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi