Elma

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Female Female Name

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) New combination of ELL and MARI (often short for a combination of Elisabet and Maria, see also Ellamaria) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Short form of Elmira [2] [4]

3) Female form of Elmar [1] [4] [6]

4) Variant form (Halvemål?) of Helma [7]

5) Short form of names ending with -elma [8] [4] [6]

6) Variant form of Alma [6]

Related Names

Elbmá
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Sami
Ellma
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Swedish
Elma
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Elmi
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Finish Swedish
Elmy
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Swedish

See also Elmina, Elmukka

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Elmuson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Elmudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Elma
Genitive: Elmas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Elma
Accusative: Elmu
Dative: Elmu
Genitive: Elmu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Elma
Genitive: Elman
Partitive: Elmaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Elma
Accusative: Elmu
Dative: Elmu
Genitive: Elmu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Elma
Genitive: Elmas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Elma
Genitive: Elmas

Name Days

Finland Finland

12 February

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

12 February

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

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&
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
10845
n.a.
10845 0 0
Sweden Sweden[13]
1716 2310 1716 2310 0 0
Denmark Denmark[14]
297
n.a.
297
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
125 166
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[16]
0 21
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[17]
n.a.
n.a.
217
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 Elma (f) Sources: [13][14][17][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Elma (f) Sources: [18]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Elma (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Elma (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. Judith Ahrholdt: Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de (2004-2022).
  8. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  9. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  10. Málráðið: Góðkend fólkanøvn, http://www.malrad.fo/ (Name List by Faroese Language Board)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  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. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  17. 17.0 17.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  18. details see Name Statistic tables