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Gender: M Origin of Odin: Old Norse mythology name Odin's Popularity in 2013: #573

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Odin is the name of the supreme Norse god of art, culture, wisdom and law who was handsome, charming and eloquent into the bargain. The name projects a good measure of strength and power and has excellent assimilation potential. Could make a possible alternative to Aiden?

The god Odin was referred to by more than 200 names, including Yggr, Sigfodr and Alfodr--none of which is recommended. The word Wednesday is derived from Woden, the English form of Odin.

Odin came to be used as a Norwegian male given name beginning in the nineteenth century, originally in the context of a romantic Viking revival. In the 2001 novel American Gods by Neil Gaiman; the character called Wednesday is an incarnation of the god Odin.

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In Norse mythology, Odin is the father of Thor. In the Marvel comics he is also the father of Loki, but this is not based on the actual mythology. Loki is, however, sometimes recorded as Odin's blood-brother.

Odin, a recurring summon in the Final Fantasy video game series.

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