Sif

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

1) Old Norse sif = 'wife', 'bride' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) Old Norse sifjar = 'affinity', 'connexion by marriage' [1] [2] [6] [3]

3) Old Norse sif = 'kinship' [7]

4) Short form of Ellisif and its variant forms [1]

Related Names

Sif
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Danish Icelandic Norwegian Old Norse Swedish
Siff
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Danish Swedish
Siv
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Siw
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Sivan
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Danish Swedish
Siwan
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Swedish
Sive
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Swedish
Sive
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Sami
Siver
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Norwegian Swedish

See also Siviä

Combinations

For combinations see SIV (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Sif
Genitive: Sifs
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Sif
Accusative: Sif
Dative: Sif
Genitive: Sifjar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Sif
Genitive: Sifs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Sif
Genitive: Sifs

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Norse Mythology

  • Sif is an Ásynja with golden hair, believed to help crops grow. She was originally married to Njǫrðr and became the wife of Þórr after the war against the Vanir. She is the mother of Ullr. When Loki cut off all her hair out of pure malice, Þórr took Loki and would have broken every bone in his body if he had not sworn to get the Svartálfar to make hair which would grow like real hair for Sif out of gold. Loki went to the dwarfs Brokkr and Sindri who forged Sif's hair. [2] [8] [9] [4]

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&
Denmark Denmark[10]
1451
n.a.
1450
n.a.
1
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
187 1554
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[12]
215 396 209 387 6 9
Norway Norway[13]
26
n.a.
26
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
n.a.
11
n.a.
11 0 0
Greenland Greenland[15]
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 Sif.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  9. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  14. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/