Yrsa

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse name of uncertain meaning [1] [2] [3]

Theories include:

1) Younger variant form of Ýrr [4] [5]

2) From an Ancient Norse unknown word for 'she-bear' with the same roots as Latin ursus (see also Ursula, which is used as a Latinisation of Yrsa as well) (unlikely!) [6] [7] [8] [3]

Brown Bear us fish.jpg
Bear
Image by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,[9]
licensed as public domain

Related Names

Yrsa
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Old Norse Swedish
Yrse
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Swedish
Yrsi
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Yrsa
Genitive: Yrsas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Yrsa
Accusative: Yrsu
Dative: Yrsu
Genitive: Yrsu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Yrsa
Genitive: Yrsan
Partitive: Yrsaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Yrsa
Accusative: Yrsu
Dative: Yrsu
Genitive: Yrsu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Yrsa
Genitive: Yrsas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Yrsa
Genitive: Yrsas

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

7 August

Sweden Sweden

21 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

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&
Denmark Denmark[11]
973 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[12]
248 370 0 0
Iceland Iceland[13]
49 75 0 0
Norway Norway[14]
15 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[15]
n.a. 161 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Yrsa(f) Sources: [12][11][14][15]

Sources: [12] [11] [14] [15]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  5. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  8. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  9. Wikimedia Commons: Image by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, source & license
  10. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi