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Gender Masculine
Usage Old Norse
Other Forms FormsBlængur (Icelandic form), Bleyn (Anglo-Scandinavian form)

Meaning & History

Means "raven", literally "blue-black one", a derivative of Old Norse blár "blue, dark, livid" (the colour used to describe corpses and bruises, e.g. hel-blár "black as death"). This was originally a byname.
Added 8/23/2012 by SeaHorse15
Edited 3/12/2023 by SeaHorse15