Erna

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Female Female Name

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of Ernesta and Ernestina [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Variant spelling of Ärna [1] [2] [7] [6] [8]

3) Old Norse ern = 'brisk', 'vigorous', 'hale', 'hearty', 'healthy' (see also ERN) [7] [4] [8] [9]

Related Names

Eerna
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Greenlandic
Erna
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Êrna
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Greenlandic
Ärna
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Old Swedish Swedish

See also Erner, Ärne

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Ernuson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Ernudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see ERN (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Erna
Genitive: Ernas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Erna
Accusative: Ernu
Dative: Ernu
Genitive: Ernu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Erna
Genitive: Ernan
Partitive: Ernaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Erna
Accusative: Ernu
Dative: Ernu
Genitive: Ernu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Erna
Genitive: Ernas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Erna
Genitive: Ernas

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

2 March

Norway Norway

2 March

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

20 September

Sweden Sweden

2 March

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: [‘æːɳa] (key) [12]
  • Norwegian: ['æːɳa] (key)

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Norse Mythology

Namesakes

  • Erna Solberg (born 24 February 1961), Norwegian politician, leader of the Conservative Party since 2004, Prime Minister of Norway (2013-2021)

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&
Denmark Denmark[13]
2539
n.a.
2539
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[14]
1164 2562 1164 2562 0 0
Iceland Iceland[15]
813 1113
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[16]
n.a.
853
n.a.
853 0 0
Greenland Greenland[17]
23 157
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[18]
n.a.
n.a.
2002
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 Erna (f) Sources: [14][13][18][16]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Erna (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. Málráðið: Góðkend fólkanøvn, http://www.malrad.fo/ (Name List by Faroese Language Board)
  12. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  17. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  18. 18.0 18.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no