Ottar

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Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

Old Danish, Old Swedish and younger form of Óttarr [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Related Names

See *Ohtherr

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ottar
Genitive: Ottars
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Ottar
Accusative: Ottar
Dative: Ottari
Genitive: Ottars
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ottar
Genitive: Ottars
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ottar
Genitive: Ottars

Name Day

Norway Norway

4 November

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Ottar Brox (born 30 August 1932), Norwegian politician and professor of sociology

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&
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 1690 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[7]
0 1 35 138
Denmark Denmark[8]
0 n.a. 14 n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
0 0 n.a. 8
  #: 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.

 

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ottar(m)

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

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  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