Thule

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

1) Variant spelling of Tule (see Tóli) [1]

2) Latin spelling of Greek Θούλη, a place name used by the Greek explorer Pytheas (380 - ca. 310 BC) for an island somewhere 'farthest north' [2]

It is uncertain, which place he meant, guesses include Greenland, Iceland, Smøla in Norway, Saaremaa in Estonia, Shetland Islands

The meaning of the name is uncertain. Theories include

a) Greek tholos = 'mud, slime' [3]

b) Greek tele = 'far' [3]

c) Celtic thuai = 'north' [3]

d) From the name of the legendary king Thulus [3]

Related Names

Thule
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Swedish
Tule
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
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Danish Old Danish Swedish

See also Tullin

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

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&
Sweden Sweden[4]
20 48 0 0 20 48
Denmark Denmark[5]
5
n.a.
0
n.a.
5
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Thule.


References

  1. Judith Ahrholdt: Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de (2004-2021).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/