Poseidon

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Ποσειδων (Poseidon), a Greek form of the Doric name Poteidan meaning 'lord of waters' and represents poeti = 'lord' in the vocative case and the adjective daon = 'watery', also in the vocative, itself from the Indoeuropean root element da or danu = 'water'. In saying the name one is thus saying 'O lord of water', addressing the god who not only rules over the sea but provides the moisture necessary for fertility on land [1]

Related Names

Poseidon
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name

Further Information

Greek Mythology

Poseidon is the name of the Greek god of the sea. His son is Polyphemus [1]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[2]
0 8 0 0 0 8
Denmark Denmark[3]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[4]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[5]
n.a.
0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Greenland[6]
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 Poseidon.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  2. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  3. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  6. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/