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Gender Female
Meaning god + secret lore
Region of origin Iceland
Other names
Related names Gudrun

Guðrún is one of the most frequently given female names in Iceland. In 2004, it was ranked first before Anna and Sigríður.[1][2]

According to Icelandic custom, people are generally referred to by first and middle names and patronyms are used if disambiguation is required.

In Old Norse, Goðrún was an alternative version. The Faroese equivalent is Guðrun and the mainland Scandinavian version is Gudrun. The Old Norse name is composed of the elements guð or goð, meaning "god"; and rūn, meaning "rune", "secret lore". The Scandinavian Gudrun was revived in the last half of the 19th century.[3]

Famous people called Guðrún[edit]


See also[edit]

  • Gudrun, major figure in early Germanic literature


  1. ^ Statistics Iceland
  2. ^ Lonely Planet Iceland Fran Parnell, Etain O'Carroll - 2007 - Page 23 "Most popular girl's name: Guðrún"
  3. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hodges, Flavia (2006). Hardcastle, Kate, ed. Oxford Dictionary of Names (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 388. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1.