Lars

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Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of Lares (see Laurenz) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

2) Short form of Laris (see Laurits) [1] [2] [3] [4] [7] [8]

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See also Labbe, Lari, Larseraq, Larsinius and Lasse

For female forms see Larsa f and Larina

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Larsen Denmark Norway
Larsén Sweden
Larson Sweden
Larssen Norway
Larsson Faroe Islands Iceland Sweden
Larßon Old Swedish
Larßonn Old Swedish

Female

Larsdatter Denmark Norway
Larsdotter Sweden
Larsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see LARS (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Lars
Genitive: Lars'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Lars
Accusative: Lars
Dative: Larsi
Genitive: Lars
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Lars
Genitive: Larsin
Partitive: Larsia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Lars
Accusative: Lars
Dative: Lars
Genitive: Lars
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Lars
Genitive: Lars'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Lars
Genitive: Lars' / Lars

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

10 August

Norway Norway

10 August

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

10 August

Sweden Sweden

10 August

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: [ˈlɑːʂ] (key)

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Finland:
    • Lars Evert Huldén (5 February 1926 - 11 October 2016), Finlandswedish writer, scholar and translator
  • Denmark:
    • Lars Knutzon (born 1 October 1941), Danish actor and director
    • Lars Løkke Rasmussen (born 15 May 1964), Danish politician and Prime Minister of Denmark (2009-2011 and 2015-2019)

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 196,893 people were named Lars (percentage of first or only given name: 93 %) [11]

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&
Sweden Sweden[13]
83360 227288 0 0 83360 227288
Denmark Denmark[14]
44155
n.a.
1
n.a.
44154
n.a.
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
10311 0 0
n.a.
10311
Greenland Greenland[16]
510 1479
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
28 39
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[18]
29570
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
29570
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 Lars (m) Sources: [13][14][18][15]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Lars (m) Sources: [19]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Lars (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

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


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 3.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Assar Janzén: Personnamn (1947)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  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 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 © 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
  19. details see Name Statistic tables