Gender: Male Pronunciation: OH-din Origin of Odin: Old Norse mythology name Odin's Popularity in 2019: #330

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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Rank in US: #330

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Pop Culture References for the name Odin

Odran, Odo, Odan, Odon, Oddin, Oddon, Oden


sirens_sam Says:


I am aware of that thanks. Most people will be thinking of the movie before actually mythology though...

Cayleen Says:


Thor is also a god from mythology... That's what the movie is based on...

Eliane Says:


Omg you're right I never noticed that!

Rosie2525 Says:


This is obviously a strong, masculine name, so It's very cool. I think it may be best for a middle name. :)

missmini Says:


As someone with a name that you hear a lot on dogs (Bailey), let me tell you this: as soon as you give it to your son and people hear it on him, it's a people name.

Lochnessprincess Says:


My fiancé and I really adored this name when we first found it...but recently I've met someone with a great dane named Odin and I've become concerned that it may be more of a pet name than a name for a person.

JossieChris Says:


I was liking this until the comment about being similar to Owen. We have a little Owen already in the fam. But I love the Odie nn as a Garfield fan.

VelvetEar Says:


This makes me think of Odin from Fire Emblem Fates. Quite an endearing character.

Essa Says:


That's the actually pronunciation of this boy's name though. Tbh, it is spelt slightly different, there's an accent over the O so that would do it.

bboxbritt Says:


How did they get Or-din with an r from Odin? It sounds like an honest mistake to me.I don't know if one mispronunciation should put you off if you really love the name.

Essa Says:


I like this pronounced oh-din but I heard someone pronounce it or-din and that put me off.

din0bot Says:


Don't know if you went with it or not. My boy is almost 6 years old and we haven't had those issues at all. Its a great name.

din0bot Says:


My son is named Odin. It is easy to say and spell. Unique but not weird. We are definitely not nordic; we liked the phonetic strength of the name and the simplicity. Interesting that so many kids are named Aiden, Kaeden, Jaden, etc. Odin fits that phonetic group yet stands out as unique anyway. Love it.

indiefendi2 Says:


If you're a numerology person like me: Odin means "one" in Russian. One is a strong number.

themamae Says:


There's no way it is going to become common. I definitely wouldn't worry about that!

sirens_sam Says:


I am Thor, son of Odin! Sorry but I had to. It's a unique name. Thor reference aside I did always think of Odin as a god from mythology. Not a bad name but it does have teasing potential.

Amber Richcreek Says:


I hope it doesn't! I want to name my son Odin but I don't want him to be one of many! (Husband and I have common names and hated it!)

Guest Says:


Odie is cute. If people hear Owen just correct them.

DearestJules Says:


Eh, I don't think so. Owens aren't called Owie (or at least not like Samuels are called Sams or Alexanders are called Alex), so why would an Odin be called Odie? I do think there might be some possible confusion with Owen when Odin is said out loud, but I don't think it should be a huge deal.

ariell Says:


My husband and I really like this name but we are worried his nickname will be Odie or people will hear Owen. Valid concerns?

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