Eivor

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Eivor
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Old Norse
Region of origin Nordic
Other names
Cognate(s) Eyvǫr
Related names Eivør, Eyvor, Øivor, Øyvor, Eivör, Eyvör

Eivor, Eivør or Øyvor is a female given name originating from the Old Norse word auja, meaning "treasure/gift" or maybe ey-, meaning "island" and -varr meaning "careful", or the Proto-Norse word *warjaR, meaning "defending".[1] The Old Norse form of the name was Eyvǫr. The name is most widespread in Norway, and minor used in the rest of the Nordic region.

Notable people[edit]

Faroese

Norwegians

Swedes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eivor". Nordicnames.de.