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What does Einar mean?

Einar Pronunciation of Einar as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Einar is "one warrior". Scandinavian name from einn herr. The name is related to the ancient einherjar, the term for the heroes that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla for their reward by valkyries.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, warrior, scandinavian, ancient (old), heroes, battle (war), reward (gift)


VARIANTS Einer, Ejnar, Inar

(male) Einaro, ..

(female) Eineir, ..

Einar Smith (E.S.), ..

How popular is Einar?

Einar is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Einar is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Einar entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #908 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Einar name in U.S.

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Which version is better?

Einer is the only other popular related form of Einar. These relations of Einar were favored 118 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Einar, Einer in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Einar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Einar is alike in pronunciation to Anwar and Ynyr. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abnar, Bonar, Danar, Ebner, Edgar, Edmar, Ednan, Eginard (see Eginhard), Eian, Eidan, Eilad, Eilam, Eilan, Einhard, Einon, Einri, Eitan, Eizer, Elgar, Ellar, Elmar, Ernan, Eunan, Ezar, Finbar, Hilar, Jimar, Nizar, Tilar and Vidar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Einar.

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