Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “answer.”

The name is derived from the Old Norse, andsvara, meaning, (answer).

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

Other forms of the name include:

  • Øksur (Faroese)
  • Øssur (Faroese)
  • Assar (Finnish/Norwegian/Swedish)
  • Asser (Finnish/Scandinavian)
  • Asseri (Finnish)
  • Össur (Icelandic)
  • Özur (Icelandic)
  • An(d)svarr (Old Norse)
  • Ansurr (Old Norse)
  • Sasser (Swedish)