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PronouncedPron.SOOL-vie Norwegian
SOOL-vay Swedish

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).
VariantsSølvi, Sylvi Norwegian Sylvi, Solvig Swedish
Other Languages & CulturesSólveig Ancient Scandinavian Solvej Danish Sólveig Icelandic Solveiga Latvian Solveiga Lithuanian
Same SpellingSólveig


actresses, celestial, nature, strength, sun, virtues
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute