Gróa

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

1) Old Norse gróa = 'to grow' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) Celtic gruach = 'woman' (less certain) [1] [3] [4] [6]

Related Names

Gro
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
*Gró Old Norse
Groa
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Gróa
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Faroese Icelandic Old Norse

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Gróuson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Gróudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Gróa
Accusative: Gróu
Dative: Gróu
Genitive: Gróu
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Gróa
Accusative: Gróu
Dative: Gróu
Genitive: Gróu

Further Information

Norse Mythology

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&
Iceland Iceland[9]
110 203
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[10]
2
n.a.
2
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Norway Norway[12]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Greenland[14]
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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gróa.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  6. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/