Mekkín

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Female Female Name

Usage

Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Icelandic variant form of Mecke [1]

2) Inspired by the placename Mecca (see below, less likely) [1]

Related Names

Mekkin
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Icelandic
Mekkín
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Icelandic
Mekkinó
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Icelandic

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Mekkín
Accusative: Mekkín
Dative: Mekkín
Genitive: Mekkínar

Further Information

The explanation of the origin and meaning (2) has its roots in the 17th century: During the "Turkish Abductions" (Icelandic Tyrkjaránið), a series of slave raids by Ottoman pirates that took place in Iceland in the summer of 1627, pirates from Algeria and Morocco raided the village of Grindavík on the southwestern coast, Berufjörður and Breiðdalur in the Eastern Region (the East Fjords), and Vestmannaeyjar (islands off the south coast). About 400 Icelandic prisoners were taken and sold into slavery on the Barbary Coast. Very few of them returned to Iceland. It is said that one woman who returned from slavery named her daughter after a good and caring mistress back in Algeria. Her name derived from the placename Mecca.

Earliest Documented Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

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[2]
14 56 0 0
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.
Finland Finland[6]
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 Mekkín.

Sources: [3] [4] [5] [6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  2. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.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. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi