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List Of Names Of Odin

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Odin (Old Norse Óðinn), the chief god of Norse mythology, was referred to by more than 200 names in the skaldic and Eddic traditions.

Then said Gangleri:

"Exceeding many names have ye given him; and, by my faith, it must indeed be a goodly wit that knows all the lore and the examples of what chances have brought about each of these names."

Then Hárr made answer:

"It is truly a vast sum of knowledge to gather together and set forth fittingly. But it is briefest to tell thee that most of his names have been given him by reason of this chance: there being so many branches of tongues in the world, all peoples believed that it was needful for them to turn his name into their own tongue, by which they might the better invoke him and entreat him on their own behalf. But some occasions for these names arose in his wanderings; and that matter is recorded in tales.

Nor canst thou ever be called a wise man if thou shalt not be able to tell of those great events."

Gylfaginning, XX, Brodeur's translation

 

Name
(Old Norse)
Name
(anglicized)
Meaning Sources
Aldaföðr   father of men (or of the age/world) Vafþrúðnismál (4, 53)
Aldagautr   Gautr of men (or of the age/world) Baldrs draumar (2)
Alföðr Alfodr Allfather, Father of All Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (2)
Algingautr   The aged Gautr The Icelandic rune poem (4)
Angan Friggjar   Delight of Frigg Völuspá (54)
Arnhöfði   Eagle Head Óðins nöfn (2)
Atriðr, Atriði   attacking rider, 'At-Rider' Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (1)
Asagrim (< *Ásagrimmr)   Lord of the Aesir Stolt Herr Alf
Auðun   friend of wealth (Audoin) Óðins nöfn (1)
Bági ulfs   Enemy of the Wolf Sonatorrek (23)
Baldrsfaðr   Balder's Father  
Báleygr Baleyg Flaming Eye, Shifty Eyed Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (47), Grettisrímur V (61)
Biflindi / Spear Shaker, Shield Shaker Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (6)
Bileygr Bileyg Flashing Eye or Wavering Eye Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), þulur, Óðins nöfn (5)
Blindi, Blindr / Blind Gylfaginning, Helgakviða Hundingsbana II (prose)
Brúni, Brúnn   Brown, Bear Óðins nöfn (6)
Böðgæðir   Battle Enhancer  
Bölverkr   'Bale-Worker' or Evil Worker or Evil Deed Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Hávamál (109), Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (7)
Bragi   Chieftain  
Bróðir Vilis, Bróðir Vilja   Vili's Brother  
Burr Bors   Borr's Son  
Byrlindi   Distorted version of Biflindi Sturlaugsrímur III (50)
Darraðr, Dorruðr   Spearman  
Draugadróttinn   Lord of the undead Ynglinga saga
Dresvarpr     Óðins nöfn (2)
Ein sköpuðr galdra   Sole Creator of Magical Songs  
Ennibrattr   High (lit., 'straight') forehead Óðins nöfn (6)
Eylúðr   The ever booming Óðins nöfn (6)
Faðmbyggvir Friggjar   Dweller in Frigg's Embrace  
Faðr galdrs   Father of Magical Songs  
Farmagnuðr, Farmögnuðr   journey empowerer Háleygjatal (2), Skáldskaparmál
Farmaguð, Farmatýr Farmagud, Farmatyr God of Cargoes (or Burdens) Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (2)
Farmr arma Gunnlaðar   Burden of Gunnlöð's Arms  
Farmr galga   Gallows' Burden  
Fengr   Fetcher or Catcher Óðins nöfn (2)
Fimbultýr Fimbultyr Mighty God Völuspá (60)
Fimbulþulr Fimbulthul Mighty Thuler Hávamál (80, 142)
Fjallgeiguðr   Shape god Óðins nöfn (2)
Fjölnir Fjolnir Wise One, concealer Grímnismál (47), Skíðaríma (91, 174)
Fjölsviðr Fjolsvid, Fjolsvin Very Wise Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (2)
Fjörgynn Fjorgyn Masculine counterpart of feminine Fjörgyn meaning "land/earth" Lokasenna (26), Völuspá (56)
Foldardróttinn   Lord of the Earth  
Forni   Ancient One  
Fornölvir   Ancient Ölvir Óðins nöfn (2)
Fráríðr, Fráríði   The one who rides forth Óðins nöfn (2), Sturlaugsrímur VI (47)
Frumverr Friggjar   First husband of Frigg  
Fundinn   The Found Óláfsrímur Tryggvasonar A III (1)
Gagnráðr Gagnrad Advantage Counsel Vafþrúðnismál (8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17)
Galdraföðr   Father of Magical Songs  
Gangari, Ganglari, Gangleri / Wanderer or Wayweary Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (3)
Gangráðr   'Gain Rede,' Contrary advisor, Journey Advisor Óðins nöfn (3)
Gapþrosnir   The one in gaping frenzy Óðins nöfn (3)
Gautatýr Gautatyr God of the Geats Skáldskaparmál, Hákonarmál (1)
Gautr Gaut Gautr Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (54), Óðins nöfn (1), Völsungsrímur
Geiguðr   Dangler Óðins nöfn (3)
Geirlöðnir   Spear inviter Óðins nöfn (3)
Geirölnir   Spear charger Óðins nöfn (5)
Geirtýr   Gore/Spear God  
Geirvaldr   Gore/Spear Master  
Geldnir      
Ginnarr   Deceiver Óðins nöfn (1)
Gizurr   Riddler Óðins nöfn (1)
Gestumblindi / Blind Guest Hervarar saga (10), þulur, Óðins nöfn (7)
Glapsviðr Glapsvid, Glapsvin Swift in Deceit, Swift Tricker, Maddener, Wise in magical spells Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (3)
Goði hrafnblóts   Goði of the Raven-offering  
Goðjaðarr   God Protector  
Göllnir   Yeller Óðins nöfn (3)
Gollorr   Yeller Óðins nöfn (1)
Göllungr   Yeller Óðins nöfn (5)
Göndlir Gondlir Wand-Bearer, Wand-Wielder Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (3)
Gramr Hliðskjálfar   King of Hliðskjalf  
Grímnir Grimnir Hooded, Masked One Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (introduction, 47, 49), Rögnvaldr kali Kolsson's lausavísur (7), þulur, Óðins nöfn (1)
Grímr Grim Mask Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (46, 47), þulur, Óðins nöfn (3, 7)
Gunnblindi   Battle blinder Óðins nöfn (8)
Hagvirkr   Skilful worker Óðins nöfn (4)
Hangadróttinn   Lord of the hanged Ynglinga saga
Hangaguð, Hangatýr Hangagud, Hangatyr God of the Hanged Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál
Hangi   Hanged One  
Haptabeiðir   Commander of Leaders  
Haptaguð Haptagud God of Prisoners Gylfaginning
Haptasnytrir   Teacher of gods  
Haptsönir   Fetter Loosener  
Hárbarðr Harbard Hoary Beard, Grey Beard Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Hárbardsljód, þulur, Óðins nöfn (3)
Hárr Har High Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (2)
Harri Hliðskjálfar   Lord of Hliðskjalf  
Hávi Havi High One Hávamál (109, 111, 164), Óðins nöfn (4)
Heimþinguðr hanga   Visitor of the Hanged  
Helblindi / Hel Blinder Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (46)
Hengikeptr, Hengikjopt   Hang jaw Óðins nöfn (4)
Herblindi   Host blinder Óðins nöfn (5)
Herföðr, Herjaföðr Herfodr, Herjafodr Father of Hosts Gylfaginning, Völuspá (29, 43), Vafthrúdnismál (2), Grímnismál (19, 25, 26), Óðins nöfn (5)
Hergautr   Host Gautr  
Herjan / Warrior, Harrier, Lord Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (2)
Herteitr Herteit War-merry Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (3)
Hertýr Hertyr Host-Tyr or God of Hosts Skáldskaparmál
Hildolfr   Battle Wolf  
Hjaldrgegnir   Engager of Battle  
Hjaldrgoð   God of battle  
Hjálmberi Hjalmberi Helmet Bearer Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), þulur, Óðins nöfn (2)
Hjarrandi   Screamer Óðins nöfn (4)
Hléfreyr   Famous/barrow lord Óðins nöfn (5)
Hleifruðr     Óðins nöfn (4)
Hnikarr Hnikar Overthrower, Thruster Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Reginsmál (18, 19), Óðins nöfn (2)
Hnikuðr Hnikud Overthrower Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (1)
Hoárr   One Eyed  
Hötter   Hatter  
Hovi   High One  
Hrafnaguð, Hrafnáss Hrafnagud Raven God Gylfaginning
Hrafnfreistuðr   Raven tester  
Hrami   Fetterer, Ripper Óðins nöfn (4)
Hrani   Blusterer  
Hrjóðr   Roarer Óðins nöfn (4)
Hroptr, Hroptatýr Hropt, Hroptatyr Sage Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Hákonarmál (14), Sigrdrífumál (13), Óðins nöfn (2, 3, 5)
Hrosshársgrani   Horse hair moustache Gautreks saga, Óðins nöfn (4)
Hvatmóðr   Courage of the whet-stone Óðins nöfn (5)
Hveðrungr   Roarer or Weather-maker Óðins nöfn (5)
Itreker   Splendid Ruler  
Jafnhárr Jafnhar 'Evenhigh,' Just as High, Equally High Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (8)
Jalfaðr   Yellow-brown Back  
Jálg, Jálkr Jalk Gelding or Gelder Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49, 54), Óðins nöfn (7)
Jarngrímr   Iron Mask  
Jólnir, Jölnir   Yule figure Óðins nöfn (7)
Jolfr   Horse-wolf, bear  
Jölfuðr, Jölföðr   Yule father Óðins nöfn (8)
Jörmunr   The mighty one, cosmic Óðins nöfn (8)
Kjalarr Kjalar Keel, Nourisher Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (1)
Langbarðr Langbard Long Beard þulur, Óðins nöfn (7)
Löndungr, Loðungr   Shaggy Cloak Wearer Óðins nöfn (7)
Niðr Bors   Borr's Kin  
Njótr   User, enjoyer or needed one Óðins nöfn (6)
Ófnir   Inciter Óðins nöfn (7)
Olgr   Protector, Hawk Óðins nöfn (6)
Ómi Omi Resounding one Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (7)
Óski Oski God of Wishes, Wished For Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (8)
Rauðgrani   Red Mustache Bárðar saga Snæfellsáss 18,
Reiðartýr   Wagon God or God of riders  
Rögnir   Chief ('He that reigns') Óðins nöfn (5)
Rúnatýr   God of Runes  
Runni vagna   Mover of Constellations  
Saðr Sadr, Sann Truthful, Sooth Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (8)
Sanngetall / Finder of Truth/Sooth Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (7)
Síðgrani Sidgrani Long Beard Alvíssmál (6)
Síðhöttr Sidhott Broad Hat Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (48), þulur, Óðins nöfn (4)
Síðskeggr Sidskegg Long Beard Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (48), þulur, Óðins nöfn (6)
Sigðir   Victory giver Óðins nöfn (6)
Sigföðr Sigfodr Father of Victory, War Father Gylfaginning, Völuspá (54), Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (4)
Siggautr   Victory Geat Óðins nöfn (6)
Sigrhofundr   Victory Author  
Sigmundr   Victory protection Óðins nöfn (6)
Sigrúnnr   Victory Tree  
Sigtryggr   Sure of victory (Victory-true) Óðins nöfn (8)
Sigtýr Sigtyr God of Victory, War God Skáldskaparmál, Gráfeldardrápa (12)
Sigþrór   Successful in victory, Thriving in victory Óðins nöfn (8)
Skilfingr Skilfing Trembler or he of Hlidshilf Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (54), Óðins nöfn (8)
Skollvaldr   Ruler of treachery Óðins nöfn (6)
Sonr Bestlu   Son of Bestla  
Spjalli Gauta   Friend of the Goths  
Sváfnir Svafnir Sleep bringer, Closer Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (54), Óðins nöfn (4)
Sveigðir   Reed Bringer  
Sviðarr Svidar   Gylfaginning
Sviðrir Svidrir Calmer Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (50), Óðins nöfn (6)
Sviðuðr     Óðins nöfn (4)
Sviðurr Svidur Wise One Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (50), Óðins nöfn (6)
Svipall / Changing, Fleeting (or shape-shifter) Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (3)
Svölnir Svolnir Cooler Skáldskaparmál, Óðins nöfn (6)
Tveggi   Double Óðins nöfn (8)
Tvíblindi Tviblindi Twice Blind þulur, Óðins nöfn (4)
Þekkr Thekk Known, Welcome One Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (7)
Þrasarr   Quarreler Óðins nöfn (4)
Þriði Thridi Third Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (5)
Þriggi   Triple  
Þrór Thror Burgeoning, Thriving Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (8)
Þróttr Thrott Strength Glymdrápa (2)
Þuðr Thud, Thunn Lean, Pale Gylfaginning, Óðins nöfn (7)
Þundr Thund Thunderer Gylfaginning, Hávamál (145), Grímnismál (46, 54), Óðins nöfn (7)
Uðr Ud, Unn Loved, Beloved, Striver Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (7)
Váfuðr Vafud Wanderer Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (54)
Váfuðr Gungnis   Swinger of Gungnir  
Váði vitnis   Foe of the Wolf  
Vakr Vak Wakeful, Awakener Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (54), Óðins nöfn (7)
Valdr galga   Ruler of Gallows  
Valdr vagnbrautar   Ruler of Heaven  
Valföðr Valfodr Father of the Slain Gylfaginning, Völuspá (1, 27, 28), Grímnismál (48), þulur, Óðins nöfn (5)
Valgautr Valgaut Slaughter-Geat, Geat of the Slain Skáldskaparmál, Óðins nöfn (8)
Valkjosandi   Chooser of the Slain  
Valtamr, Valtam   Slain Tame, The Warrior  
Valtýr   Slain God  
Valþognir   Slain Receiver  
Vegtam / Wanderer or Way-tame Baldrs draumar (6, 13)
Veratýr Veratyr God of men, God of being Gylfaginning, Óðins nöfn (8)
Viðfräger   Wide Famed  
Viðrir Vidrir Stormer Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Lokasenna (26)
Viðrímnir, Viðhrimnir   Contrary screamer or 'wide hoary-beard' Óðins nöfn (1)
Viðurr Vidur Killer Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (6), Karlevi Runestone
Vingnir   Swinger Óðins nöfn (5)
Vinr Lopts   Friend of Loptr  
Vinr Lóðurs   Friend of Lóðurr  
Vinr Míms   Friend of Mímir  
Vinr stalla   Friend of Altars  
Vófuðr   Dangler Óðins nöfn (5)
Völsi   Lingam  
Völundr rómu   Smith of Battle  
Yggr Ygg Terrible One Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Völuspá (28), Grímnismál (53, 54), Óðins nöfn (8)
Ýjungr, Ýrungr   Stormy or of the primal streams Óðins nöfn (8)
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