Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Sif

 Sif is a name of Scandinavian origin; essentially it’s the singular form of the Old Norse “sifjar” meaning “bride” (to marry), from the Proto-Germanic *sibja- meaning "blood relation, kin, relative, one’s own." In Norse Mythology, Sif is the wife of Thor (god of thunder); a fertility goddess remembered for her incomparable golden locks of hair. One night as Sif lay innocently asleep, the trickster god Loki snuck into her bed chamber and lopped off her beautiful tresses. All that was left was a soft glowing mass of hair on the floor and unattractive stubble on her head. When she discovered what Loki had done, Sif sobbed uncontrollably all morning. Thor demanded that Loki repair the damage immediately or else endure some serious consequences. So Loki retreated to the land of the elves and summoned two dwarves to spin some gold as fine as Sif’s hair and infuse it with magical powers so that it would naturally grow on her head. The dwarves complied, and Sif reclaimed her honor as the goddess with the unrivaled golden hair. As a female given name, Sif doesn’t appear to be common anywhere, including Nordic countries. 

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Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME SIF

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME SIF

 Sif is pretty much an unknown name to the average American parent (even Loki is more popular in the United States as a baby name). In fact, not even five baby girls are given the name Sif in the U.S. in any given year. This one is perhaps too exotically Scandinavian for the average English speaker. 

Quick Facts

ON SIF

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Nordic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

SEEF

SIMPLE MEANING:

Bride

Characteristics

OF SIF

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Sif

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OF THE BABY NAME SIF

Popular Songs

ON SIF

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Famous People

NAMED SIF

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Children of Famous People

NAMED SIF

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME SIF

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