Old Norse mythology name

Odin Origin and Meaning

The name Odin is a boy's name of Norse origin.
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.

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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Famous People Named Odin

  • Odin Reign Carter (b. 2016)son of singer Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys
  • Finn Odin Hoflin (b. 2016)son of actors Natalie Blair and David Hoflin

Odin in Pop Culture

  • Odinin Norse mythology, father of Thor and blood,brother of Loki, and in Marvel comics the father of Thor and Loki
  • Odina recurring summon in the Final Fantasy video game series
  • Odinan Elder on "Charmed"
  • Odintranslates from Russian to the number 'one'
  • Odincharacter from the video game "Fire Emblem Fates"