Given Name FREYR

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: FRAYR (English, Icelandic)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "lord" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title. Freyr presided over fertility, sunlight and rain, and was the husband of the frost giantess Gerd. With his twin sister Freya and father Njord he was one of the group of deities called the Vanir.

Categories

fertility deities, gods, Vanir
VARIANT: Frey (Norse Mythology)
FEMININE FORMS: Freya, Freyja, Frea (Norse Mythology), Freyja (Icelandic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Frej (Danish), Frej (Swedish)