Holger

From Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de - All rights reserved.

Nameguide note desktop.png

Nameguide note mobile.png

Rate this name:

5.00
(5 votes)



Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic
Sami Sami

Advertisement:


Origin and Meaning

Old Swedish variant form and younger form of Holmger [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Related Names

See HolmgæiRR

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Holgersen Denmark Norway
Holgerson Norway Sweden
Holgerssen Norway
Holgersson Iceland Norway Sweden
Holgerssøn Norway
Holgersøn Norway

Female

Holgerdatter Norway
Holgersdatter Denmark Norway
Holgersdotter Norway Sweden
Holgersdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgerin
Partitive: Holgeria
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Holger
Accusative: Holger
Dative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers
Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgeri
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Holger
Genitive: Holgers

Name Days

Norway Norway

30 March

Sami Sami

2 August

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

2 August

Sweden Sweden

30 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Holger Danske, Danish legendary character (9th century?)
  • Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann (9 October 1846 – 14 January 1908), Danish poet and dramatist

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

Please turn your device to landscape orientation for better view of statistics tables and graphs.
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[13]
1829 8995 0 0 1829 8995
Denmark Denmark[14]
3553
n.a.
0
n.a.
3553
n.a.
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
3533 0 0
n.a.
3533
Greenland Greenland[16]
39 140
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
6 9
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[18]
299
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
299
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 Holger (m) Sources: [13][14][18][15]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Holger (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Holger (m)


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. Colette van Luik: Stora boken om namn (2009)
  12. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  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. 15.0 15.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  17. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  18. 18.0 18.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no