Alf

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Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Low German short form of Alef (see Adolf) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) Short form of combinations with the name element ALF [2] [3] [4]

3) Younger form of Alfr [1] [2] [6] [7] [3] [8] [5] [9]

4) Younger form of Álfr (see Aulfr) [6] [10] [9]

Related Names

Aalf
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Old Swedish
Aalff
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Old Swedish
Ahlf Swedish
Alf
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Álfa
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Sami
Alfe
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Finish
Alff
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Old Norse
Alffe
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Finish
Alffi
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Finish
Alfi
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Finish Swedish
Alfie
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Allef
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Old Swedish
Alleff
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Old Swedish
Alluff
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Old Swedish
Alph
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Old Swedish Swedish
Aluff
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Old Swedish
Alv
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Norwegian Swedish
Alve
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Finish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Alwe
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Old Norse Swedish
Alvi
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Faroese Finish Norwegian Swedish
Aolff
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Old Swedish

See also Affe, Alfa, Ali, Alva, Alvida, Alvina

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Alfsen Denmark Norway
Alfsson Iceland

Female

Alfsdatter Denmark Norway
Alfsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Alf
Genitive: Alfs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Alf
Genitive: Alfin
Partitive: Alfia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Alf
Accusative: Alf
Dative: Alfi
Genitive: Alfs
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Alf
Genitive: Alfs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Alf
Genitive: Alfs

Name Days

Norway Norway

3 January

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

21 February

Sweden Sweden

21 June

Further Information

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Predominant Regional 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[13]
8668 21795 0 4 8668 21791
Finland Finland[14]
n.a.
2335 0 0
n.a.
2335
Denmark Denmark[15]
705
n.a.
0
n.a.
705
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[16]
4 7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
2 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[18]
7001
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7001
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 Alf (m) Sources: [13][15][18][14]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Alf (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. Erik Henrik Lind: Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden (Supplementband (1931)
  8. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  10. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  11. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  12. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. 15.0 15.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  16. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  17. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  18. 18.0 18.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no