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Name day26 September: Norway and Sweden
17 November: Estonia
Word/nameOld Norse
Meaningone, alone + warrior
Region of originScandinavia
Other names
Related namesEjnar, Ejner, Ener, Enar, Einari, Einars, Einārs

Einar is a Scandinavian given name deriving from the Old Norse name Einarr, which according to Guðbrandur Vigfússon is directly connected with the concept of the einherjar, warriors who died in battle and ascended to Valhalla in Norse mythology. Vigfússon comments that 'the name Einarr is properly = einheri" and points to a relation to the term with the Old Norse common nouns einarðr (meaning "bold") and einörð (meaning "valour").[1]

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  1. ^ Vigfusson (1874:121).
  2. ^ heroScape: Rise of the Valkyrie 2nd edition rules, pg 7

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