Variation of Óðinn, Old Norse
"god of frenzy; poetic fury"

Odin Origin and Meaning

The name Odin is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "god of frenzy; poetic fury".
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

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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"

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