Roar

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish

Origin and Meaning

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

Related Names

See Hróðarr

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Roar
Genitive: Roars
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Roar
Genitive: Roarin
Partitive: Roaria
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Roar
Genitive: Roars
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Roar
Genitive: Roars

Name Day

Norway Norway

4 January

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Lars Roar Langslet (5 March 1936 – 18 January 2016), Norwegian politician
  • Roar Ljøkelsøy (born 31 May 1976), Norwegian ski jumper

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[7]
0 n.a. 6856 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[8]
0 n.a. 274 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
0 0 83 186
Finland Finland[10]
0 0 n.a. 16
  #: 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 Roar(m)

Sources: [9] [8] [7] [10]

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi