Nickname for Ævar

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Nickname for Ævar

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Q: I just came across your piece on Icelandic nicknames (April 17, 2008). Can you help me out: I was wondering if the name Ævar has a common nickname?

Sarah Dunlop, Australia


A: I asked around and it seems that men called Ævar usually don’t have nicknames, but some go by Æbbi. Ævar isn’t a particularly common name; 200 men in Iceland have it as their first name.