Einige Personennamen und Götternamen in schwedischen Ortsnamen

  • Sven Benson
Keywords: Sweden, Place Names, Nordic Gods


This article aims at shedding light on the religious conditions of Sweden during the first millennium CE, especially the centuries during which Old Norse religious practices were gradually paralleled and replaced by Christian customs, by analyzing names of persons and gods that are included in places names deriving from this era. The statistical investigation shows that the names of the most common Nordic gods – Oden, Tor, Frö and Fröja – are significantly more common as parts of place names than the most common male names of that time: Anders, Karl, Erik, Bengt and Jon.
How to Cite
Benson, S. (1990). Einige Personennamen und Götternamen in schwedischen Ortsnamen. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, 13, 441-457. https://doi.org/10.30674/scripta.67190