List of names of Odin

Odin (Old Norse Óðinn) is a widely attested god in Germanic mythology. The god is referred to by numerous names, particularly in the Old Norse record.

Name
(Old Norse)
Name
(anglicized)
Meaning[1]Sources
Aldaföðrfather of men (or of the age/world)Óðins nöfn (1), Vafþrúðnismál (4, 53)
AldagautrGautr of men (or of the age/world)Baldrs draumar (2)
AlföðrAlfodrAllfather, Father of AllGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (2)
AlgingautrThe aged GautrThe Icelandic rune poem (4)
Angan FriggjarDelight of FriggVöluspá (54)
ArnhöfðiEagle HeadÓðins nöfn (2)
Atriðr, Atriðiattacking rider, 'At-Rider'Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (1)
Asagrim (< *Ásagrimmr)[2]Lord of the AesirStolt Herr Alf
Auðunfriend of wealth (Edwin, Audoin)Óðins nöfn (1)
Bági ulfsEnemy of the WolfSonatorrek (23)
BaldrsfaðrBalder's Father
BáleygrBaleygFlaming Eye, Shifty EyedGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (47), Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld's Hákonardrápa (6), Gísl Illugason's Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt (1), þulur, Óðins nöfn (6), Grettisrímur V (61)
Biflindi/Spear Shaker, Shield ShakerGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (6)
BileygrBileygFlashing Eye or Wavering EyeGylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), þulur, Óðins nöfn (5)
Blindi, Blindr/BlindGylfaginning, Helgakviða Hundingsbana II (prose)
Brúni, BrúnnBrown, BearÓðins nöfn (6)
BöðgæðirBattle Enhancer
Bölverkr'Bale-Worker' or Evil Worker or Evil DeedGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Hávamál (109), Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (7)
BragiChieftain
Bróðir Vilis, Bróðir ViljaVili's Brother
Burr BorsBorr's Son
ByrlindiDistorted version of Biflindi[3]Sturlaugsrímur III (50)
Darraðr, DorruðrSpearman
DraugadróttinnLord of the undeadYnglinga saga
DresvarprÓðins nöfn (2)
Ein sköpuðr galdraSole Creator of Magical Songs
EnnibrattrHigh (lit., 'straight') foreheadÓðins nöfn (6)
EylúðrThe ever boomingÓðins nöfn (6)
Faðmbyggvir FriggjarDweller in Frigg's Embrace
Faðr galdrFather of Magical Songs
Farmagnuðr, Farmögnuðrjourney empowererHáleygjatal (2), Skáldskaparmál
Farmaguð, FarmatýrFarmagud, FarmatyrGod of Cargoes (or Burdens)Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (2)
Farmr arma GunnlaðarBurden of Gunnlöð's Arms
Farmr galgaGallows' Burden
FengrFetcher or CatcherÓðins nöfn (2)
FimbultýrFimbultyrMighty GodVöluspá (60)
Fimbulþulr[4]FimbulthulMighty ThulerHávamál (80, 142)
FjallgeiguðrShape godÓðins nöfn (2)
Fjölnir[5]FjolnirWise One, concealer, "the One who is many".Grímnismál (47), Reginsmál (18), Gylfaginning (3, 20), many skaldic poems, þulur, Óðins nöfn (2), Skíðaríma (91, 174)
FjölsviðrFjolsvid, FjolsvinVery WiseGylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (2)
FjörgynnFjorgynMasculine counterpart of feminine Fjörgyn meaning "land/earth"Lokasenna (26), Völuspá (56)
FoldardróttinnLord of the Earth
ForniAncient One
FornölvirAncient ÖlvirÓðins nöfn (2)
Fráríðr, FráríðiThe one who rides forthÓðins nöfn (2), Grettisrímur III (1), Sturlaugsrímur VI (47)
Frumverr FriggjarFirst husband of Frigg
FundinnThe FoundÓláfsrímur Tryggvasonar A III (1)
GagnráðrGagnradAdvantage CounselVafþrúðnismál (8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17)
GaldraföðrFather of Magical Songs
Gangari, Ganglari, Gangleri [6]/Wanderer or WaywearyGylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (3)
Gangráðr'Gain Rede,' Contrary advisor, Journey AdvisorÓðins nöfn (3)
GapþrosnirThe one in gaping frenzyÓðins nöfn (3)
GautatýrGautatyrGod of the GeatsSkáldskaparmál, Eyvindr skáldaspillir's Hákonarmál (1)
Gautr[7]GautGautrGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (54), Óðins nöfn (1), Friðþjófsrímur, Skíðaríma, Landrésrímur, Hjálmþérsrímur, Geiplur, Bjarkarímur, Griplur, Þrændlur, Skáldhelgarímur, Blávusrímur, Geirarðsrímur, Völsungsrímur
GeiguðrDanglerÓðins nöfn (3)
GeirlöðnirSpear inviterÓðins nöfn (3)
GeirölnirSpear chargerÓðins nöfn (5)
GeirtýrGore/Spear God
GeirvaldrGore/Spear Master
GeldnirGelgingEunich
GinnarrDeceiverÓðins nöfn (1)
Gizurr[8]RiddlerÓðins nöfn (1)
Gestumblindi/Blind GuestHervarar saga (10), þulur, Óðins nöfn (7)
GlapsviðrGlapsvid, GlapsvinSwift in Deceit, Swift Tricker, Maddener, Wise in magical spellsGylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (3)
Goði hrafnblótsGoði of the Raven-offering
GoðjaðarrGod Protector
GöllnirYellerÓðins nöfn (3)
GollorrYellerÓðins nöfn (1)
GöllungrYellerÓðins nöfn (5)
Göndlir [9]GondlirWand-Bearer, Wand-WielderGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (3)
Gramr HliðskjálfarKing of Hliðskjalf
GrímnirGrimnirHooded, Masked OneGylfaginning, Grímnismál (introduction, 47, 49), Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld's lausavísur (9), Eilífr Goðrúnarson's Þórsdrápa (3), Húsdrápa (1), Rögnvaldr kali Kolsson's lausavísur (7), þulur, Óðins nöfn (1)
GrímrGrimMaskGylfaginning, Grímnismál (46, 47), þulur, Óðins nöfn (3, 7)
GunnblindiBattle blinderÓðins nöfn (8)
HagvirkrSkillful workerÓðins nöfn (4)
HangadróttinnLord of the hangedYnglinga saga
Hangaguð, HangatýrHangagud, HangatyrGod of the HangedGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál
HangiHanged One
HaptabeiðirCommander of Leaders
HaptaguðHaptagudGod of PrisonersGylfaginning
HaptasnytrirTeacher of gods
HaptsönirîFetter Loosener
HárbarðrHarbardHoary Beard, Grey BeardGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Hárbardsljód, þulur, Óðins nöfn (3)
HárrHarHighGylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (2)
Harri HliðskjálfarLord of Hliðskjalf
HáviHaviHigh OneHávamál (109, 111, 164), Óðins nöfn (4)
Heimþinguðr hangaVisitor of the Hanged
Helblindi [10]/Hel BlinderGylfaginning, Grímnismál (46)
Hengikeptr, HengikjoptHang jawÓðins nöfn (4)
HerblindiHost blinderÓðins nöfn (5)
Herföðr, HerjaföðrHerfodr, HerjafodrFather of HostsGylfaginning, Völuspá (29, 43), Vafthrúdnismál (2), Grímnismál (19, 25, 26), Óðins nöfn (5)
HergautrHost Gautr
Herjan/Warrior, Harrier, Lord, Leader of HostsGylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (2), Völuspá (31)
HerteitrHerteitGlad of WarGylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (3)
HertýrHertyrHost-Tyr or God of HostsSkáldskaparmál
HildolfrBattle Wolf
HjaldrgegnirEngager of Battle
HjaldrgoðGod of battle
HjálmberiHjalmberiHelmet BearerGylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), þulur, Óðins nöfn (2)
HjarrandiScreamerÓðins nöfn (4)
HléfreyrFamous/barrow lordÓðins nöfn (5)
HleifruðrÓðins nöfn (4)
HnikarrHnikarOverthrower, ThrusterGylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Reginsmál (18, 19), Óðins nöfn (2)
HnikuðrHnikudOverthrowerGylfaginning, Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (1)
HoárrOne Eyed
HötterHatter
HoviHigh One
Hrafnaguð, HrafnássHrafnagudRaven GodGylfaginning
HrafnfreistuðrRaven tester
HramiFetterer, RipperÓðins nöfn (4)
HraniBlusterer
HrjóðrRoarerÓðins nöfn (4)
Hroptr, HroptatýrHropt, HroptatyrSage[11]Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Hákonarmál (14), Úlfr Uggason's Húsdrápa (8), Hávamál (160), Grímnismál (54), Sigrdrífumál (13), Óðins nöfn (2, 3, 5), Völuspá (62)
HrosshársgraniHorse hair moustacheGautreks saga, Óðins nöfn (4)
HvatmóðrCourage of the whet-stoneÓðins nöfn (5)
HveðrungrRoarer or Weather-makerÓðins nöfn (5)
Ít-rekr"glorious ruler"[12]
JafnhárrJafnhar'Evenhigh,' Just as High, Equally HighGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (8)
JalfaðrYellow-brown Back
Jálg, JálkrJalkGelding or GelderGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49, 54), Óðins nöfn (7)
JarngrímrIron Mask
Jólnir, JölnirYule figureÓðins nöfn (7)
JolfrHorse-wolf, bear
Jölfuðr, JölföðrYule fatherÓðins nöfn (8)
JörmunrThe mighty one, cosmicÓðins nöfn (8)
KjalarrKjalarKeel, NourisherGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (1)
LangbarðrLangbardLong Beardþulur, Óðins nöfn (7)
Löndungr, LoðungrShaggy Cloak WearerÓðins nöfn (7)
Niðr BorsBorr's Kin
NjótrUser, enjoyer or needed oneÓðins nöfn (6)
ÓfnirInciterÓðins nöfn (7)
OlgrProtector, HawkÓðins nöfn (6)
ÓmiOmiResounding oneGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (7)
ÓskiOskiGod of Wishes, Wished ForGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (8)
RauðgraniRed MustacheBárðar saga Snæfellsáss 18,[13] O˛rvar-Odds saga 19ff.[14]
ReiðartýrWagon God or God of riders
RögnirChief ('He that reigns')Óðins nöfn (5)
RúnatýrGod of Runes
Runni vagnaMover of Constellations
SaðrSadr, SannTruthful, SoothGylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (8)
Sanngetall/Finder of Truth/SoothGylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (7)
SíðgraniSidgraniLong BeardAlvíssmál (6)
SíðhöttrSidhott [15]Broad HatGylfaginning, Grímnismál (48), þulur, Óðins nöfn (4)
SíðskeggrSidskeggLong BeardGylfaginning, Grímnismál (48), þulur, Óðins nöfn (6)
SigðirVictory giverÓðins nöfn (6)
SigföðrSigfodrFather of Victory, War FatherGylfaginning, Völuspá (54), Grímnismál (48), Óðins nöfn (4)
SiggautrVictory GeatÓðins nöfn (6)
SigrhofundrVictory Author
SigmundrVictory protectionÓðins nöfn (6)
SigrúnnrVictory Tree
SigtryggrSure of victory (Victory-true)Óðins nöfn (8)
Sigtýr[16]SigtyrGod of Victory, War GodSkáldskaparmál, Atlakviða (30), Glúmr Geirason's Gráfeldardrápa (12)
SigþrórSuccessful in victory, Thriving in victoryÓðins nöfn (8)
SkilfingrSkilfingTrembler or he of HlidshilfGylfaginning, Grímnismál (54), Óðins nöfn (8)
SkollvaldrRuler of treacheryÓðins nöfn (6)
Sonr BestluSon of Bestla
Spjalli GautaFriend of the Goths
Sváfnir [17]SvafnirSleep bringer, CloserGylfaginning, Grímnismál (54), Óðins nöfn (4)
SveigðirReed Bringer
SviðarrSvidarGylfaginning
SviðrirSvidrirCalmerGylfaginning, Grímnismál (50), Óðins nöfn (6)
SviðuðrÓðins nöfn (4)
SviðurrSvidurWise OneGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (50), Óðins nöfn (6)
Svipall/Changing, Fleeting (or shape-shifter)Gylfaginning, Grímnismál (47), Óðins nöfn (3)
SvölnirSvolnirCoolerSkáldskaparmál, Óðins nöfn (6)
TveggiDouble, TwofoldÓðins nöfn (8) Völuspá (63)
TvíblindiTviblindiTwice Blindþulur, Óðins nöfn (4)
ÞekkrThekkKnown, Welcome OneGylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (7)
ÞrasarrQuarrelerÓðins nöfn (4)
ÞriðiThridiThirdGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (5)
ÞriggiTriple
ÞrórThrorBurgeoning, ThrivingGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (8)
ÞróttrThrottStrengthGlymdrápa (2)
ÞuðrThud, ThunnLean, PaleGylfaginning, Óðins nöfn (7)
ÞundrThundThundererGylfaginning, Hávamál (145), Grímnismál (46, 54), Óðins nöfn (7)
UðrUd, Unn[18]Loved, Beloved, StriverGylfaginning, Grímnismál (46), Óðins nöfn (7)
VáfuðrVafudWandererGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál (54)
Váfuðr GungnisSwinger of Gungnir
Váði vitnisFoe of the Wolf
VakrVakWakeful, AwakenerGylfaginning, Grímnismál (54), Óðins nöfn (7)
Valdr galgaRuler of Gallows
Valdr vagnbrautarRuler of Heaven
ValföðrValfodrFather of the SlainGylfaginning, Völuspá (1, 27, 28), Grímnismál (48), þulur, Óðins nöfn (5)
ValgautrValgautSlaughter-Geat, Geat of the SlainSkáldskaparmál, Óðins nöfn (8)
ValkjosandiChooser of the Slain
Valtamr, ValtamSlain Tame, The Warrior
ValtýrSlain God
ValþognirSlain Receiver
Vegtam/Wanderer or Way-tameBaldrs draumar (6, 13)
VeratýrVeratyrGod of men, God of beingGylfaginning, Óðins nöfn (8)
ViðfrägerWide Famed
ViðrirVidrirStormerGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Lokasenna (26)

Hrafnagaldr Óðins (9)

Viðrímnir, ViðhrimnirContrary screamer or 'wide hoary-beard'Óðins nöfn (1)
ViðurrVidurKillerGylfaginning, Grímnismál (49), Óðins nöfn (6), Karlevi Runestone
VingnirSwingerÓðins nöfn (5)
Vinr LoptsFriend of Loptr
Vinr LóðursFriend of Lóðurr
Vinr MímsFriend of Mímir
Vinr stallaFriend of Altars
VófuðrDanglerÓðins nöfn (5)
Völundr rómuSmith of Battle
YggrYggTerrible OneGylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, Völuspá (28), Grímnismál (53, 54), Óðins nöfn (8)
Ýjungr, ÝrungrStormy or of the primal streamsÓðins nöfn (8)

Notes

  1. ^ These names can have other meanings and uses, see translation by Hringari Oðinssen (2000).
  2. ^ The use of grimmR and the later form grim in the sense "lord" has only a few occurrences from Sweden. In extant Icelandic material grimmr only appears as an adjective with the meaning "heartless", "strict" and "wicked", which can be compared with the use of adjective gramr ("wrath") as a name for "lord", see Runic Dictionary Entry for grimmR at the runic dictionary of the university of Nottingham.
  3. ^ Finnur Jónsson (1926-28). Ordbog til de af samfund til udg. af gml. nord. litteratur udgivne rímur samt til de af Dr. O. Jiriczek udgivne bósarimur, pp. 51-51. København: J. Jørgensen & Co.
  4. ^ Also the name of a river, one of the Élivágar.
  5. ^ Also the name of a mythological king of Sweden Fjölnir.
  6. ^ Also an assumed name used by Gylfi.
  7. ^ Also the name of a member of a defunct Scandinavian nation, one of the Geats.
  8. ^ Also the name of a Geatish king, Gizurr.
  9. ^ "Geldnir" in other manuscripts.
  10. ^ Also the name of a brother of Loki.
  11. ^ The meaning is disputed according to Lindow but Larrington gives the translation "Sage" in the Poetic Edda.
  12. ^ inferred from Ítreksjóð "offspring of Ítrekr" in a some recencions of the Eddaic þulur. See Hannah Burrows in Chase (ed.), Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway, Oxford University Press, 2014, p. 122.
  13. ^ ed. Þórhallur Vilmundarson/Bjarni Vilhjálmsson, Íslenzk fornrit 13, Reykjavík 1991, p. 163
  14. ^ ed. Guðni Jónsson, Fornaldar sögur Norðurlanda 2, Reykjavík 1954, pp. 279ff.
  15. ^ "Sidhofr" in other manuscripts.
  16. ^ In plural, sigtívar refers to the gods in many Eddic poems.
  17. ^ Also the name of a serpent found in the wellspring of Hvergelmir.
  18. ^ Also the name of one of the nine daughters of Ægir.
Other Languages
brezhoneg: Anvioù Odin
italiano: Nomi di Odino
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bolverk