Preben

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Male Male Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Younger short form of Pridbjørn [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

See Pridbor

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Prebensen Denmark Norway
Prebensson Iceland

Female

Prebensdatter Denmark Norway
Prebensdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Preben
Genitive: Prebens
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Preben
Genitive: Prebenin
Partitive: Prebeniä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Preben
Accusative: Preben
Dative: Preben
Genitive: Prebens
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Preben
Genitive: Prebens
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Preben
Genitive: Prebens

Name Day

Norway Norway

31 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Preben Lerdorff Rye (23 May 1917 – 15 June 1995), Danish film actor
  • Preben de Neergaard (né Preben Rathsack, 2 May 1920 - 22 July 1990), Danish stage and film actor
  • Preben Hempel Munthe (15 October 1922 - 3 January 2013), Norwegian economist
  • Preben Wilhjelm (born 30 January 1935), Danish physicist and politician
  • Preben Elkjær Larsen (born 11 September 1957), Danish footballer
  • Preben is an IKEA product name (chair) [4]

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&
Denmark Denmark[5]
0 n.a. 11313 n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 2150 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[7]
0 0 191 392
Iceland Iceland[8]
0 0 2 4
Finland Finland[9]
0 0 n.a. 23
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Preben(m) Sources: [7][5][6][9]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Preben(m)

Sources: [7] [5] [6] [9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. IKEA 2016, http://www.ikea.com/
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi