Sigurd

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse Sigurðr, from sigr (victory) + varðr, vǫrðr (guard). Some sources connect the name with Siegfried, the hero of the Nibelungenlied, but Sigfrid is a saint's name in Scandinavia.

Proper noun[edit]

Sigurd

  1. (Norse mythology) The hero of the Volsungasaga who slayed a dragon.

Translations[edit]


Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sigurd

  1. (Norse mythology) Sigurd.
  2. A male given name of Old Norse origin.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Sigurðr.

Proper noun[edit]

Sigurd

  1. (Norse mythology) Sigurd.
  2. A male given name origin.

Usage notes[edit]

  • One of the most common given names in Norway in the Middle Ages.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 6 725 males with the given name Sigurd living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1890s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sigurd

  1. (Norse mythology) Sigurd.
  2. A male given name of Old Norse origin.

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