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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Folklore
Pronounced Pron. ASK-E-LAD  [key]
Other Forms FormsAskelad, Askefis, Askeladden

Meaning & History

The main character in Asbjornsen and Moe's Norwegian Folktales, Askeladd is usually the youngest and smallest of three brothers who is left to sit by the fire in the ashes, hence his name (similar to Cinderella). Despite his small size, he is quick-witted and often outsmarts obstacles that his brothers cannot. Can be roughly translated to "ash-lad".
Added 12/21/2023 by thorfinn_karlsefni
Edited 12/22/2023 by Beautiful Victory and thorfinn_karlsefni