Eir f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Eir m for the male version.

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse eir = 'protection', 'help' (see also EIR) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

Eir
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Icelandic Norwegian Old Norse Swedish
Eira
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
Eirá
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Sami
Eirin
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

For male forms see Eir m

Combinations

For combinations see EIR (name element)

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Eirarson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Eirardóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Eir
Genitive: Eirs
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Eir
Accusative: Eir
Dative: Eir
Genitive: Eirar
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Eir
Accusative: Eiri
Dative: Eiri
Genitive: Eirar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Eir
Genitive: Eirs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Eir
Genitive: Eirs

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Norse Mythology

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&
Iceland Iceland[12]
10 362
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[13]
19 74 19 67 0 7
Denmark Denmark[14]
6
n.a.
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
10
n.a.
10 0 0
Greenland Greenland[16]
0 8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[17]
n.a.
n.a.
249
n.a.
8
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.

 

Statistics as female name

Recent statistics trend[13][14][17][15]:Name statistics for Eir (f)

Sources: [13] [14] [17] [15]


References

  1. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  9. Málráðið: Góðkend fólkanøvn, http://www.malrad.fo/ (Name List by Faroese Language Board)
  10. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  11. Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
  12. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no