ODIN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element related to the god Óðinn

Ancient Germanic

*wóðana- = 'anger', 'madness' [1]

Old Norse

1) óðr = 'furious', 'eager', 'mad' [2] [3] [4] [5]
1) ōð-r = 'wild', 'furious', 'fiercely' [6]
2) óðr = 'song', 'poetry' [2]
2) ōð-r = 'thought', 'sanity'; 'poem' [6]

Old High German

1) wuot = 'anger', 'fury' [6]

Middle Low German

1) wōd = 'anger', 'fury' [6]
1) wōt = 'anger', 'fury' [6]

Old English

1) wōd = 'eagerness' [6]

Related Names

See Óðinn

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
DIS see Óðin-Dísa
KÅR see Óðinkárr
NY see Óðný

See also Amlóði

First Element Forms

Óð-
Odhen-
Odin- Oðin- Óðin-
Othin-
Un-

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  4. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)