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Einar Gustafson, known as Jimmy to protect his identity as a child was the namesake of The Jimmy Fund for the Dana-Farber Cancer Center, the official charity of the Boston Red Sox. At 12 years old he survived non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and was one of the first children to ever receive chemotherapy.
I have to admit that I am quite proud of my name and its Norse heritage. The name is not that common anymore in Norway, but many old viking-names have had a renaissance in recent years in the Scandinavian countries.
In Norway, Einar is pronounced as "EI-nahr".
I just named my newborn son Einar. We live in Canada and pronounce it Eye-Nar. It has had good responses from people and so far, only one of the nurses recognized that it was Scandinavian as she was of Swedish and Norwegian descent. I am half Danish and we wanted a Scandinavian name. We named him this because we like the meaning, and my favourite musician’s name is Einar Selvik of Wardruna.
Uncle Einar was a main character in a couple of Ray Bradbury's shorter stories.
Einar Ortiz, known only as Einar (Santiago de Cuba, May 22, 1993), is a Cuban-born Italian singer.
This name is also used in Estonia. [noted -ed]
Einar is the name of a character in the book "Son" by Lois Lowry, he's an amazing character and this fits him well. He's fictional, but he should be on this list.
Einar Örn Benediktsson, often billed as Einar Örn, is an Icelandic popular music singer, trumpet player and politician best known as a former member of the Sugarcubes and a current member of Ghostigital.
This name is used in Iceland. [noted -ed]
Bjørn Einar Romøren is a Norwegian ski jumper.
Einar Örn Benediktsson was the other vocalist in the Icelandic band the Sugarcubes.
I have a relative named Enar (pronounced EE-nuhr) as in rhymes with Weiner or Meaner. Unfortunate as it sounds, knowing him, I can't imagine him having any other name. Great name!
Einar was the name of the character, played by Robert Redford, in An Unfinished Life.
Einar is pronounced as "AY-nahr".

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