Melchior

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Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

Greek name of uncertain origin and meaning

Theories include

1) Hebrew (eli)melech = '(God is) king' and Hebrew or = 'light' [1] [2] [3]

2) Persian melk = 'king' and Persian quart = 'city' [4]

3) Babylonian name of unknown meaning [5]

Related Names

Melcher
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Old Swedish Swedish
Melchior
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Danish Finish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Melker
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Finish Norwegian Swedish
Melkior
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Norwegian Swedish
Melkíor
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Icelandic
Melkir
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Faroese
Melkjor
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Faroese
Melkor Norwegian Swedish

For female forms see Melkiorine

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Melchior
Genitive: Melchiors
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Melchior
Genitive: Melchiorin
Partitive: Melchioria
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Melchior
Genitive: Melchiors
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Melchior
Genitive: Melchiors

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Bible

One of the Three Wise Men or Magi, who brought gifts to the infant Jesus (see also Baltasar and Kaspar)

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[6]
0 2 10 72
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 8 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[8]
0 n.a. 3 n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
0 0 n.a. 15
  #: 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 Melchior.

Sources: [6] [8] [7] [9]

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi