Odd

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: “spear point.”

No, this isn’t a belated April Fool’s joke, Odd is actually a common male name in Norway, though far more common among the older generation.

It is derived from the Old Norse male name, Oddr, meaning, “spear point.”

As of 2010, Odd was the 8th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Odd (Faroese/Norwegian)
  • Oddur (Faroese/Icelandic)
  • Oddr (Old Norse)
The name is borne by several famous Norwegians, including, Odd Nerdrum (b.1944) a famous figurative painter. It also appears as the name of the protagonists in Dean Koontz Odd Thomas series.