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Old 10-28-2016, 06:57 PM
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Einar. Female version?

Is there a female version of the Old Norse name Einar?
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Old 10-28-2016, 07:28 PM
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I'll point out that the name Einar is believed to be derived from the einherjar, undead warriors in Valhalla. It's very masculine in origin and I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't a female version. That said, I'm speculating and could be wrong.
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If I had to guess I'd say Eina. I went to school with an Ina.
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Hmmm....
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Eina would seem to be the female equivalent:

https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Eina_f
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Eina would seem to be the female equivalent:

https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Eina_f
Your own cite would indicate it is Einara as well.

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Is there a female version of the Old Norse name Einar?
There's no Old Norse female version.

As for Einara and Eina: There is no one registered with the Einara version in Norway today, or in the 1801 census, although there were 15 in the 1900 census. It's only a female version in the sense that any Scandinavian male name could be feminized by tacking an a at the end in certain times and places.

And Eina is similar. None in 1800, 5 male, 7 female in 1900, 23 today, all female. I think the Nordic names-site is wrong in stating it's a female name of Einar though. It's entirely possible that's the origin, but it might also be a local spelling variation of some other name. Online Name-databases are notoriously weak on checking their etymologies.
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