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Of Norse origin.

From the Old Norse “Óðinn”.

From the Old Norse word “óðr”, meaning “furious” and “poetry”. Associated with the Celtic element “*ûātis”, meaning “priest”.

According to Germanic mythology, Odin was one of the principal Norse gods. He was the god of law, war, wisdom, and culture.

Teutonic tribes worshiped the god Woden who according to historians was an earlier form of Odin.

Odin was considered the protector of heroes and those of them who died in battle would join Odin in Valhalla.

Wednesday derives from Odin, via “day of Woden”.

Other forms of the name are Oden, Odo, Oddin.