Huginn


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “thought.”
(HOO-gin)

The name comes directly from the Old Norse word for “thought.” The name shares the same etymological root with Hugh and Hugo.

In Norse mythology, this was name of one of the two companion ravens of Odin, the other being Muninn (memory; mind). They were believed to fly across the earth bringing Odin information. The two ravens are believed by many archeologists to be a carry-over from earlier Shamanic practices due to the fact that the ravens, which represent the god’s mind and thoughts, transmit and carry information, perhaps representing shamanic telepathy.

As of 2010, Huginn was the 6th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Hugin (English/German/Modern Scandinavian)
  • Huginn (Faroese/Icelandic/Old Norse)
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