GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: SOOL-vie (Norwegian), SOOL-vay (Swedish)   [key]
Meaning & History
From an Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1876).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Sølvi, Sylvi (Norwegian), Solvig, Sylvi (Swedish)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Sólveig (Ancient Scandinavian), Solvej (Danish), Solveiga (Latvian), Solveiga (Lithuanian)
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