Vega

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Aquila chrysaetos Flickr.jpg
Eagle
Image by 'Rocky',[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

The (Spanish) name of the brightest star in the constellation Lyra.

It derives from Arabic waqi = 'falling', which is an abbreviation of its full name an-nasr al-waqui = 'the falling eagle' as opposed to Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila: at-ta'ir = 'flying eagle' [2] [3] [4] [5]

(According to Eva Brylla [6] it is not a falling eagle but a falling vulture)

Related Names

Vega
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Wega
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Vega
Genitive: Vegas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Vega
Genitive: Vegan
Partitive: Vegaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Vega
Genitive: Vegas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Vega
Genitive: Vegas

Name Day

Sweden Sweden

24 April

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Vega was the name of the ship of Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld on his Arctic exploration voyage when he discovered the Northeast Passage (1878-1880) [3] [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&
Sweden Sweden[7]
1045 1986 1039 1952 6 34
Denmark Denmark[8]
1001
n.a.
1001
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
127
n.a.
127
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
78
n.a.
78 0 0
Iceland Iceland[11]
2 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
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 Vega (f) Sources: [7][8][9][10]


References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by 'Rocky', source & license
  2. Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/