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Stig is a Scandinavian masculine given name.[1][2]

Origin and meaning

Stig is a modern form of Old Norse stígr meaning climb or path.[3], but could also be derived from stiga (wanderer).

Name bearer

First name

  • Stig Amthor (* 1970), German racing driver
  • Stig Anderson (1931-1997), Swedish music producer and composer, manager of the group ABBA
  • Stig Berge (* 1942), Norwegian orienteer
  • Stig Inge Bjørnebye (* 1969), Norwegian football player and coach
  • Stig Blomqvist (* 1946), Swedish rally driver
  • Stig Claesson (1928-2008), Swedish writer, visual artist and illustrator
  • Stig Dagerman (1923-1954), Swedish writer
  • Stig Engström (crime suspect) (1934-2000), Swedish prime suspect in the Olof Palme murder case
  • Stig Engström (actor) (* 1942), Swedish actor
  • Stig Ericson (1929-1986), Swedish musician
  • Stig Förster (* 1951), German historian
  • Stig Guldberg (1916-1980), Danish educator
  • Stig Hallgren (1925-2014), Swedish photographer and polar explorer
  • Stig Hoffmeyer (* 1940), Danish actor
  • Stig Järrel (1910-1998), Swedish actor and director
  • Stig Kanger (1924-1988), Swedish philosopher and logician
  • Stig Larsson (* 1955), Swedish film producer, director and author
  • Stig Lindberg (1916-1982), Swedish designer and ceramist
  • Stig-Göran Myntti (1925-2020), Finnish football and bandy player
  • Stig Nyström (1919-1983), Swedish football player
  • Stig Olin (1920-2008), Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, composer and singer
  • Stig Persson (1934-1968), Swedish wrestler
  • Stig Rästa (* 1980), Estonian pop musician
  • Stig Strand (* 1956), Swedish skier
  • Stig Tøfting (* 1969), Danish football player
  • Stig Wennerström (1906-2006), Swedish officer

Fictional character

  • The Stig, professional anonymous racing driver of the car show Top Gear
  • Stig, artist name of Pasi Petteri Siitonen, Finnish hip-hop musician

Name abbreviation

  • Stig, abbreviation of the German graphic artist and caricaturist Roland Stigulinszky

See also

  • Stieg (BKS)
  • Stick

Web links

Individual references

  1. Stig on given-name-worldwide.com
  2. Stig on behindthename.com (English)
  3. Stigr on behindthename.com (engl.)