Ragnar - boys name

Ragnar name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Ragnar name meaning:

The name Ragnar is of Old Norse origin and has deep roots in Scandinavian culture. It is a masculine name that holds significant historical and mythical meaning. In Norse mythology, Ragnar Lothbrok is a legendary Viking hero and ruler who is known for his bravery and warrior skills. His story is often depicted in popular culture, such as the TV show "Vikings."

The name Ragnar itself carries connotations of strength, power, and leadership. It is derived from the elements "regin" meaning "advice" or "decision" and "heri" meaning "army" or "warrior." Thus, the name can be interpreted as "advice of the warrior" or "ruler of the army." Its association with Viking lore and its portrayal of heroic figures contribute to its enduring appeal.

Naming a boy Ragnar can be seen as a way to honor the rich history and traditions of Scandinavia, as well as to bestow upon him the qualities of bravery, resilience, and leadership associated with the legendary figure. It is a name that exudes strength and character, making it a bold choice for parents seeking a name with a powerful and mythical aura.

Origin: English

Strong counselor. Ancient personal name.

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Overall UK ranking: 1218 out of 4789

22 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Ragnar

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