Víðarr

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Usage

Old Norse Old Norse

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name

1) Combination of VÍÐ and HER [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Combination of VID and HER [5] [2] [3]

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Viðar
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Icelandic
Víðar
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Víðarr
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Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Norse Mythology

  • Víðarr is one of the Æsir. He is the son of Óðinn and Gríðr. After Þórr he is the strongest of all gods, and he is also called the 'silent god' because he does not talk so much. At Ragnarǫk he will be Óðinn's avenger on the Fenrir wolf: 'The wolf devours Óðinn who is thus killed; but immediately afterwards Víðarr appears and kicks the lower jaw of the wolf with his foot. He wears a shoe on this foot which was made at the beginning of the world. It sonsists of leather strips which men cut off their shoes at the front or at the heel; therefore everybody who wants to help the Æsir should throw away these strips. Then Víðarr takes the wolf's upper jaw in on hand and rips his mouth apart whereupon he dies'. Víðarr will be one of the gods who survive Ragnarǫk. [6] [7] [5]

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&
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[9]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 0 0
  #: 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 Víðarr.

Sources: [8] [9] [10] [11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  7. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi