Skaði

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse skaði = 'scathe', 'harm', 'damage' and 'loss' and 'death'

Related Names

Skade
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Skaði
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Icelandic Old Norse
Skadi
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Swedish

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Skaðason Iceland

Female

Skaðadóttir Iceland

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Skaði
Accusative: Skaða
Dative: Skaða
Genitive: Skaða

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norse Mythology

  • Skaði is the name of a goddess (goddess of earth, winter and skiing) in the Northern mythology: Skaði is a mountain giantess, the daughter of Þjazi. When the gods had killed her father, Skaði went to Ásgarðr to take revenge but then she agreed to marry Njǫrðr instead and they lived in Manheimr. The couple separated later because Njǫrðr wanted to live at the sea while Skaði loved the mountains. Later, she married Óðinn. Her name can be found in many Nordic place names, such as e.g. Skadevid, Skadelunda, Skadaland, Skea etc. and there is a theory that the name of Scandinavia derives from an Old Norse place name *Skaðin-awjo which means Skaði's eyes. In other languages, the transcription Skadi and the transliterations Skadhi and Skathi are used.

Trivia

  • The transliterated spelling Skathi is the name of a moon of Saturn

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&
Iceland Iceland[2]
3 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[3]
1
n.a.
1
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[4]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Norway Norway[5]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Greenland[7]
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 Skaði.


References

  1. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  2. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  3. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/