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Meaning & History

From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.
VariantNjörðr Norse Mythology

Categories

fertility deities, fish, gods, ocean, ocean deities, strength, Vanir, water
Entry updated October 20, 2016