Sjur

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Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

1) Norwegian and Swedish dialectal short form of Sigurd (see *Sigvǫrðr) [1] [2] [3]

2) Norwegian dialectal (Nord-Noreg) sjur = 'magpie' (bird, Lat. Pica pica)

Related Names

Sjur
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Sjursen Norway

Female

Sjursdatter Norway

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Sjur
Genitive: Sjurs
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Sjur
Genitive: Sjurs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Sjur
Genitive: Sjurs

Name Day

Norway Norway

23 December

Further Information

In some parts of Norway, Sjur is the name for the devil [3]

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Sjur Lindebrække (6 April 1909 – 1 October 1998), Norwegian banker and politician

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&
Norway Norway[4]
1309
n.a.
0
n.a.
1309
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[5]
7 26 0 6 7 20
Denmark Denmark[6]
4
n.a.
0
n.a.
4
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
1 0 0
n.a.
1
Greenland Greenland[8]
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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Sjur (m) Sources: [5][6][4][7]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Sjur (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/