Njǫrðr

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic *ner- = 'power of life' [1] [2]

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Njord
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Njård
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Norwegian
Njørd
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Norwegian
Njǫrðr
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Old Norse
Njörður
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Icelandic

See also *Nerþuz

Further Information

Mythology

Njǫrðr is an Yngling and the Norse god of wind, fertile land along the seacoast, and seamanship, fire, sailing and fishing. He is a Vanir god and father of the twins Freyr and Freyja.

He lives by the sea in Nóatún and is married to the giant's daughter Skaði. She was allowed to choose a husband from among the gods and chose Njǫrðr.

According to Snorri, he came to the Æsir as a hostage, in exchange for Hœnir, after the Vanir wars. [3] [2]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
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Commonness
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as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Greenland[8]
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 Njǫrðr.


References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/