Orka

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Female Female Name

Usage

Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Icelandic name of uncertain meaning

1) Old Norse orka = 'strength, power to work; work' [1]

2) Old Norse orkn = 'a kind of seal' [1]

3) Old Norse Orka = name of the river Orkla, former *Ork of unknown meaning, maybe derived from 1)

Related Names

Orka
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Icelandic

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Orka
Accusative: Orku
Dative: Orku
Genitive: Orku

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 2 January 2009 [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]
3 5 0 0
Sweden Sweden[4]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
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 Orka.

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  2. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  3. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  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