Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From Old Norse ótti "terror, fear" and herr "army, warrior". In the Old Norse poem Hyndluljóð in the Poetic Edda, the goddess Freya helps Óttar learn about his ancestry.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOttar(Norwegian)


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry added December 7, 2022