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Gender: Male Pronunciation: EYE-nar Meaning of Einar: "bold warrior" Origin of Einar: Old Norse

The name Einar is a boy's name meaning "bold warrior". Einar and is often added to lists like Names with Military Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

With Norse (and pseudo-Norse) names such as Thor, Odin and Magnus growing in popularity, this one, which refers to warriors destined for Valhalla on account of their bravery, might have some appeal outside Scandinavia. Its slightly Eeyore-ish sound is balanced out by connections to some major historical figures, including a Norwegian prime minister.

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Famous People Named Einar

Einar Henry Gerhardsen, former Prime Minister of Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norwegian Olympic biathlete
Einar Jansen, Norwegian historian
(Axel Johann) Einar Lönnberg, Swedish zoologist and conservationist
Einar Örn Benediktsson, pop singer of Icelandic band the Sugarcubes
Einar Aaron Swan, American big band musician
Einar Ingvald Haugen, American linguist
Einar Antonio Díaz, Panamanian baseball player
(Sven) Einar Englund, Finnish composer

Pop Culture References for the name Einar

Einar, Character in the Lorien Legacies spin off series, Generation One


Dev80 Says:


I've always heard it pronounced more like A-nar, it's a grandpa name imo.

saoirse123 Says:


This name is derived from old norse; the two parts "ein" and "arr" combine to mean "lone warrior".