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- German, Nordic
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Soren
Søren and Sören are Scandinavian and German masculine names which are derivative of an Old Roman family name “Severus” from the Latin meaning “stern”. The Severan Dynasty ruled the Roman Empire from 193-235 A.D. and let it be said, they were a “stern” and ruthless dynasty during a period of general disorder involving political upheaval, military challenges and general civil unrest. The name Severan wasn’t exactly popularized among the Germans and Scandinavians thanks to these lackluster Emperors, but rather that credit can probably go to a 5th century saint, Severinus of Noricum (c. 410-482), who parked himself along the shores of the Danube in the kingdom of Noricum (present day Austria). He must have impressed the Germanic/Scandinavian tribes who dwelled there at the time, especially after he benevolently gave comfort and aid to folks following the brutal invasions by Attila the Hun. Aside from this pious saint, there were no less than 30 saints who went by some form of this old Latin name. It certainly takes a certain amount of “sternness” in one’s religious belief system to successful lead a saintly life. In terms of Scandinavian usage, Søren is most famously borne by Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Kierkegaard’s writings were cultural exposés dealing with the role of the individual when faced with choices against a backdrop of Christian ethics. His work paved the way to the philosophy of existentialism. Ironically, we can’t find the name Soren on any of the ranking charts today in Scandinavia, but it is (pretty lowly) ranked in Germany, France and the United States. In Sweden they consider Sören old-fashioned and old-manish by today’s naming standards.
Popularity of the Name Soren
Soren is a super new name in America despite that it’s been around forever in Northern Europe. The name first appeared on the U.S. masculine charts this century in 2003. It has only grown modestly and remains a rather uncommon name choice. Soren can be a slightly awkward choice in a name unless you have German or Scandinavian heritage. The name has a gentle sounding pronunciation of “SIR-in” overseas, but we suspect many Americans are using the “sterner” sounding SORE-in. This name is very rare in the United States. A solid choice for existentialist parents.
Popularity of the Boy Name Soren
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Soren
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Soren
Soren We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Soren.
Popular Songs on Soren
Soren - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Soren.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Soren
Slightly Invisible (Lauren Child) - Charlie learns that visibility is relative - but Lola’s quick-wittedness is crystal clear - in this absolutely new picture book from Lauren Child. Charlie and his friend Marv have invented an invisibility potion to help them find strange and tricky creatures, which they would prefer to do without Charlie’s little sister, Lola, bothering and interrupting. But when Lola enlists a bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen - not to mention a tea set, a rabbit, a stroller, and of course one or three glasses of pink mil k- it turns out that the strange and tricky creatures have met their match in one very resourceful, inventive little sister. Recommended for ages 3-7.
The Capture: Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 1 (Kathryn Lasky) - Guardians of Ga'hoole is a classic hero mythology about the fight between good and evil. This series is filled with adventure, suspense, and heart. In the first book in the Guardians Series the reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader can groom young owls to help achieve her goal… Recommended for ages 8-12.
Famous People Named Soren
Famous People Named Soren - Søren Kierkegaard (Danish philosopher); Søren Hansen (Danish golfer); Søren Lerby (Dutch footballer); Søren Rasted (Danish musician); Søren Kjeldsen (Danish golfer); Søren Larsen (Danish footballer); Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (Danish filmmaker)
Children of Famous People Named Soren
Famous People Who Named Their Son Soren - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Soren.
Personality of the Boy Name Soren
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Soren