Alvar

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Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Old Danish, Old Swedish and younger form of Alfarr [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) Swedish translation of the German name Ernst (see Ernust), Swedish allvar = 'seriousness' [4] [6] [8]

3) Norwegian dialectal variant form of Hallvard (see Hallvarðr) [3]

4) Nordic short form of Alvart (see Alphard) [6]

5) Younger form of alvarr, an Old Norse form of ealfara = 'pack horse', an Old English pet name derived from Spanish al-faras = 'the horse' [8]

6) English form of Alvaro [8]

Related Names

Ahlvar Swedish
Alavari
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Finish
Allvar
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Swedish
Alva
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Danish Finish Swedish
Alvar
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Alvari
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Alvi
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Faroese Finish Norwegian Swedish

For female forms see Alva f and Alvara

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Alvarsson Iceland Sweden

Female

Alvarsdotter Sweden
Alvarsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Alvar
Genitive: Alvars
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Alvar
Genitive: Alvarin
Partitive: Alvaria
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Alvar
Accusative: Alvar
Dative: Alvari
Genitive: Alvars
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Alvar
Genitive: Alvars
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Alvar
Genitive: Alvars

Name Days

Finland Finland

24 September

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

24 September

Sweden Sweden

21 June

Further Information

Pronunciation

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (3rd February, 1898 – 11th May, 1976), Finnish architect and designer

Trivia

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[12]
2014 7273 0 6 2014 7267
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
9287 0 0
n.a.
9287
Denmark Denmark[14]
41
n.a.
0
n.a.
41
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
19 33
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[16]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
183
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[17]
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 Alvar (m) Sources: [12][14][16][13]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Alvar (m) Sources: [18]


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  7. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. 14.0 14.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  18. details see Name Statistic tables