Holger - Meaning of Holger

What does Holger mean?

[ syll. hol-ger, ho-lg-er ] The baby boy name Holger is of Old Norse origin, and it is predominantly used in the German and Scandinavian languages. It is a two-element name derived from holmr meaning 'island' ; geirr 'spear, spear head'. An old form of Holger is Holmger (Old Norse). The name was borne by the legendary Danish hero Holger Danske, also known as Ogier the Dane, who was a general of the emperor Charlemagne.

See also the related categories, spear (warrior), emperor (king), legendary (immortal), hero, island, general (universal), german, scandinavian, and danish.

Holger is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names.

A baby name that sounds like Holger is the Scandinavian Hallgeir.



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