Odin name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Odin mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Odin

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Canada says the name Odin means "God of all viking gods. The All Father".
  2. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Odin is of Norwegian origin and means "Odin was the all father god. He was god of wisdom, poetry and war".
  3. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Odin means "The god Odin".
  4. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Odin means "Odin is Scandinavian god".
  5. According to a user from Australia, the name Odin is of Scandinavian origin and means "Anger, rage, God of anger".
  6. 2 people from Australia and Serbia agree the name Odin is of Norwegian / Russian origin and means "one".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun O"din
The supreme deity of the Scandinavians; -- the same as Woden, of the German tribes.

Etymology: Icel. �; prob.akin to E. wood, a. See Wednesday

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Norse mythology) ruler of the Aesir; supreme god of war and poetry and knowledge and wisdom (for which he gave an eye) and husband of Frigg; identified with the Teutonic Wotan

Learned borrowing from Old Norse Óðinn, akin to Old High German Wuotan and Old English Wōden. From Proto-Germanic *Wōdanaz, derived from Proto-Germanic *wōþuz (“rage, manic inspiration, furor poeticus”), from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂t- (“to be excited”). Compare Old Norse óðr (“rage”) and Dutch woede (“rage”) and woeden (“to rage”), Latin vātēs. Related to English wode.

  1. (Norse mythology and Heathenry) The supreme god of the Germanic and Norse pantheons, the leader of the Æsir, after whom Wednesday is named; the god of war and poetry, the husband of Frigg, the father of Balder, Hod, Hermod, Thor, and Tyr.

Odin was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Odin

Notable Persons Named Odin

Odin L. J. Lloyd

Odin L. J. Lloyd was a linebacker. Odin was given the name Odin Leonardo John Lloyd on November 14th, 1985 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. They passed away on June 17th, 2013.

Odin Borson

Odin Borson is a comics character.

Odin Biron

Odin Biron is an actor. He has been prominent since 2009. Odin was given the name Odin Lund Biron on October 5th, 1984 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

Odín Patiño

Odín Patiño is a soccer player for the Club Universidad Nacional Premier, Club Universidad Nacional, and Club León. Odín was born on August 24th, 1983 in Mexico City.

Odin Sivertsen

Odin was born on August 1st, 1914. He left this life on March 24th, 2008.

Odin Einarsen

Odin Einarsen is a sports team member for the Rosenborg BK.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Odin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Odin

Jean-Marie Odin

His career lasted from 1861 to 1870. Jean-Marie was born on February 25th, 1800 in Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville. Jean-Marie is also known as Odin and John Mary. He died on May 25th, 1870.

Jean Odin

Jean was born on January 20th, 1889. He breathed his last breath on October 16th, 1975.

Cécile Odin

Cécile was born on October 4th, 1965 in Blaye.

Mikael Odin

Mikael Odin is an athlete for the Torslanda IK.


Common first names for Odin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Odin U.S.
  White 81.46% 64.26%
  African American 5.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Odin

People with the last name Odin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Odin

  • What name lists does Odin rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Odin? Odin is the 2,934th most popular name of all time. As a last name Odin was the 90,113th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Odin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,090 babies born with the first name Odin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Odin to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Odin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Odin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Odin is Friday, March 19th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Odin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Odin was in 2019 with a total of 1,007 babies. That's a lot of babies named Odin!
  • Random Odin Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Odin ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Alaska have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Odin: The name spelled backwards is Nido. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Onid. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Odin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 205 people with the last name Odin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Odin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Odin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Odin name meaning

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