Name: Einar

Origin and Meaning of the Name Einar

  • Meaning:
    Lone warrior; battle leader
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  • Meaning:
    Strong through the sword
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  • Pronunciation:
    (EYE nahr)
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    Itself (Einar)
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  • Used in:
    German and Norwegian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Scandinavian name composed of the Old Norse elements einn (one, alone) and herr (army, worrior); hence, "lone warrior". In Norse legend, the einherjar were the Heroes, the eminent warriors who were sent to Valhalla upon their deaths.

    It might also be related to the Germanic name Einhard. 'Egin' or 'ein' is related to the prefix 'eg' meaning
    'sword' and 'hard' means strong. In this context the meaning comes down to 'strong through the sword'.

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