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Name Odin

Meaning: the inspired

Gender: male

Languages of use: Scandinavian

Asteroid: 3989 Odin, discovered 1986

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Odin is a member of the name group Odin:

Meaning/translation: the inspired

Language of origin: Old Norse


in Germanic/Nordic mythology Odin is the highest of all gods, the god of war, wisdom and death

the name of this god has many variants, e.g. Woden (Saxon) or Wuotan (Old High German)

the name derives from an Indoeuropean root wat (to blow, to fan, to inspire)


odr = the inspiration, the madness, the anger  Old Norse

wat = to blow, to fan, to inspire  Indoeuropean

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