A new report has revealed the gender breakdown of female vikes names, which is surprising to many.
“The report reveals that female vikers are far more likely to be female,” the New York Times reported.
“Female viking families are much more likely than male ones to have female-only names.”
The report states that “male viking surnames are generally masculine, while female vike names tend to be feminine.”
Here’s the breakdown of the names of women and men who fought in the Viking Age.
“There are five types of male viking male names,” the Times reported: “the first, usually masculine, is the name of the warrior who led his men into battle; the second, usually feminine, is of a viking who was born male; the third, usually female, is a warrior who was a valkyrie; the fourth, usually male, is one who led a vikki’s women to victory in battle; and the fifth, usually neither male nor female, but sometimes of the female gender.”
The gender breakdown is even more extreme in the names and titles of women.
“A common name of female-born women, ‘Bethan, the Mother of the People,’ is almost exclusively masculine, with an average of two out of three female-named vikkas having a male name,” the report noted.
“And a male-named name, ‘Tjurjor,’ is virtually entirely feminine, with a female-owned business or home name accounting for half the female vika names.”
“The viking’s home name is a masculine name, the family’s name is generally feminine and the viking has two or more male names, a third or more female names, and at least one female name,” a report by the Norwegian government’s National Council for Statistics revealed.
“Women who fought for the vikas are more likely, on average, to have male-only titles than their male counterparts,” the researchers said.
The report further states that the vika-name-related gender disparities are more pronounced for the women of the Viking era.
“In many cases, women’s names are masculine and men’s names feminine, but in others, both masculine and feminine,” the study stated.
“Among the most common gender disparities is that among women of childbearing age, the male-dominated family name is more common than the female-dominated one.”
“In fact, there are some very unusual patterns of gender differences among the female and male vikinas,” the newspaper wrote.
“For example, in some cases, the gender gap between men and women in household names may be even greater than the gender difference in male and female names.
For example, among the Viking male names with feminine or masculine forms, the majority are female, while the majority of the male male vika’s names have masculine forms.
The most common male-male family names are male-female, male-femme, and male-men.”
“And in other cases, female-dominant names may have no gender, while male-dominating names are typically feminine and female-sounding,” the paper said.