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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the origin is Old Norse.
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AILAfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
ÁILEfSami
Sami form of HELGA.
AILIfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
ALFHILDfNorwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Alfhildr which was composed of the elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle". In Norse legend Alfhild was a maiden who disguised herself as a warrior in order to avoid marriage to King Alf. Her life was perhaps based on that of a 9th-century Viking pirate.
ALVA (1)fSwedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ALWILDAfHistory
Latinized form of ALFHILD. This was the name of a legendary female Scandinavian pirate, also called Awilda.
ARNBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ÁSAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
ÅSAfSwedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
ÁSDÍSfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ÅSEfDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant.
ÁSLAUGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
ASLAUGfNorwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
ASLÖGfSwedish
Swedish form of ASLAUG.
ASLØGfDanish
Danish form of ASLAUG.
ASTRIDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French
Modern form of ÁSTRÍÐR. This name was borne by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), the author of 'Pippi Longstocking'.
ASTRIDEfFrench
French variant of ASTRID.
ÁSTRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
ÁSTRÍÐURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
AÐALBJÖRGfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "help, save, rescue".
AUDHILDfNorwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
BERGLJÓTfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BERGLJOT.
BERGLJOTfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Bergljót, which was composed of the elements berg "protection, help" and ljótr "light".
BIRGITfDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, German
Scandinavian variant of BIRGITTA.
BIRGITTAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish
Most likely a Scandinavian form of BRIDGET via the Latinized form Brigitta. Alternatively it could be a feminine derivative of BIRGER. This is the name of the patron saint of Europe, Birgitta of Sweden, the 14th-century founder of the Bridgettine nuns. Her father's name was Birger.
BIRTEfDanish
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BIRTHEfDanish
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJØRGfNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
BODILfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Bóthildr, derived from bót "remedy" and hildr "battle".
BORGHILDfNorwegian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse elements borg "fortification" and hildr "battle". In Norse mythology she was the wife of Sigmund.
BORGHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of BORGHILD.
BRANDAfEnglish (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of BRANDY or a feminine form of BRAND.
BRENDAfEnglish
Possibly a feminine form of the Old Norse name Brandr, meaning "sword", which was brought to Britain in the Middle Ages. This name is sometimes used as a feminine form of BRENDAN.
BRENNAfEnglish
Possibly a variant of BRENDA or a feminine form of BRENNAN.
BRITfNorwegian
Norwegian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITTfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITTAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRYNHILDRfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of BRÜNHILD. In the Norse legend the 'Volsungasaga' Brynhildr was rescued by the hero Sigurd in the guise of Gunnar. Brynhildr and Gunnar were married, but when Sigurd's wife Gudrun let slip that it was in fact Sigurd who had rescued her, Brynhildr plotted against him. She accused Sigurd of taking her virginity, spurring Gunnar to arrange Sigurd's murder.
BRYNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of BRYNHILDR.
BRYNJAfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
CORIfEnglish
Feminine form of COREY.
CORIEfEnglish
Variant of CORRIE.
CORRIEfEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of CORINNA, CORA, CORNELIA and other names starting with Cor. Since the 1970s it has also been used as a feminine form of COREY.
DAGMARfDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.
DAGMARAfPolish
Polish form of DAGMAR.
DAGNEYfVarious
Variant of DAGNY.
DAGNIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of DAGNY.
DAGNYfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and "new".
DAGNÝfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAGRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
DAGRUNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
DÓRAfHungarian, Icelandic
Short form of DOROTTYA and names that end in dóra, such as TEODÓRA or HALLDÓRA.
DUSTYm & fEnglish
From a nickname originally given to people perceived as being dusty. It is also used a diminutive of DUSTIN. A famous bearer was British singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), who acquired her nickname as a child.
EDDA (2)fIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two 13th-century Icelandic literary works: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
EERIKAfFinnish
Finnish form of ERICA.
EIRfNorse Mythology, Icelandic, Norwegian
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
EIRA (2)fSwedish, Norwegian
Modern form of EIR.
ELFAfIcelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELVA (2)fDanish, Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
EMBLAfNorse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
ÉRICAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of ERICA.
ERICAfEnglish, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERICKAfEnglish
Variant of ERICA.
ERIKAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
ERLE (1)fNorwegian
Feminine form of JARL.
ERNA (2)fNorse Mythology, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "brisk, vigourous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.
EYDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
FREJAfDanish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYA.
FREYAfNorse Mythology, English (British, Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This was the name of the goddess of love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claimed half of the heroes who were slain in battle and brought them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she was one of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir). Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.... [more]
FREYJAfIcelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of FREYA.
FRIDAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
FRIGEfAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of FRIGG.
FRIGGfNorse Mythology
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from Indo-European *pri "to love". In Norse mythology she was the goddess of the earth, air and fertility, and the wife of Odin. Some scholars believe that she and the goddess Freya share a common origin.
FRÍÐAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRØYAfNorwegian
Norwegian form of FREYA.
GERD (2)fSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd was a fertility goddess, a frost giantess who was the wife of Freyr.
GITTANfSwedish
Swedish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
GITTEfDanish
Danish short form of BIRGITTE.
GRIDfNorse Mythology
Means "peace" in Old Norse. In Norse myth she was a frost giantess, the mother of Víðarr by Odin. She also aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod.
GRÍMHILDRfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of KRIEMHILD. In the Norse 'Volsungasaga' Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the later Germanic counterpart the 'Nibelungenlied' Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.
GROfNorwegian
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRÓAfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
GUDRUNfNorse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him.
GULLfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GULLAfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GUNfSwedish
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNBORGfSwedish
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjörg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and björg "help, save, rescue".
GUNHILDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
GUNILLAfSwedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNfNorwegian
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNNELfSwedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUNNRfNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gunnr meaning "war". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
GUNVORfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvör meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vor "vigilant, cautious".
GUÐLAUGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
GUÐRÍÐURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUÐRÍÐR.
GUÐRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
GYDAfDanish
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
GYÐAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of GYTHA.
GYTHAfEnglish (Archaic)
From Gyða, an Old Norse diminutive of GUÐRÍÐR. It was borne by a Danish noblewoman who married the English lord Godwin of Wessex in the 11th century. The name was used in England for a short time after that, and was revived in the 19th century.
HALLDÓRAfIcelandic
Icelandic feminine form of HALDOR.
HEGEfNorwegian, Danish
Diminutive of HELGA.
HEIDRUNfNorse Mythology, German
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret". In Norse mythology this was the name of a goat that would eat the leaves from the tree of life and produce mead in her udder.
HEIÐRÚNfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
HELfNorse Mythology
In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Loki. She got her name from the underworld, also called Hel, where she ruled, which meant "to conceal, to cover" in Old Norse (related to the English word hell).
HELKAfFinnish
Finnish form of HELGA.
HELLE (1)fDanish
Danish variant of HELGA.
HERTAfGerman
Variant of HERTHA.
HERTHAfGerman
Form of NERTHUS. The spelling change from N to H resulted from a misreading of Tacitus's text.
HILDAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
HILDRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of HILDA. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
HILDURfIcelandic, Norwegian
Icelandic form of HILDR.
HJÖRDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sword goddess", derived from Old Norse hjörr "sword" and dís "goddess".
HJÖRDISfSwedish
Modern Swedish form of HJÖRDÍS.
HJØRDISfDanish, Norwegian
Modern Danish and Norwegian form of HJÖRDÍS.
HLÍFfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of LIV (1).
HULDfNorse Mythology
Old Norse variant of HULDA (1).
HULDA (1)fIcelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "sweet, lovable".
IDONEAfEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of IÐUNN. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea "suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.
IDONYfEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval English vernacular form of IDONEA.
IDUNfNorse Mythology
Modern Scandinavian form of IÐUNN.
INGEf & mDanish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god ING. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
INGEBJØRGfNorwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish variant of INGEBORG.
INGEBORGfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingibjörg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
INGEGÄRDfSwedish
Swedish variant of INGEGERD.
INGEGERDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ingigerðr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with garðr meaning "enclosure".
INGIBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
INGRIDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingríðr meaning "Ing is beautiful", derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with fríðr "beautiful". A famous bearer was the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982).
INGVILDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Yngvildr, derived from the name of the Norse god YNGVI combined with hildr "battle".
INKAfFrisian, Finnish, German
Frisian and Finnish feminine form of INGE, and a German variant.
INKERIfFinnish
Finnish form of INGRID.
IÐUNNfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
JÖRDISfGerman
German form of HJÖRDÍS.
JORUNNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Jórunnr, derived from the elements jór "horse" and unna "love".
KÁRAfNorse Mythology
Probably from Old Norse kárr meaning "curly, curved". In Norse legend this is the name of a valkyrie.
KJELLFRIDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".
KORIfEnglish
Feminine form of COREY.
LÁILÁfSami
Sami variant form of HELGA.
LAILA (2)fDanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LÁILÁ.
LIV (1)fSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
LIV (2)fEnglish
Short form of OLIVIA.
LIVIA (2)fEnglish
Short form of OLIVIA.
LIVVYfEnglish
Diminutive of OLIVIA.
MAGNHILDfNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle". This was the name of a novel by the Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
NANNA (1)fDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse legend she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.
NERTHUSfGermanic Mythology
Latinized form of Nerþuz, the Germanic (feminine) equivalent of Njörðr (see NJORD). Nerthus was a Germanic goddess of fertility as described by the Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century.
OILIfFinnish
Finnish form of OLGA.
OĽGAfSlovak
Slovak form of OLGA.
OLGAfRussian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLGICAfMacedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLHAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of OLGA.
OLIVETTEfLiterature
Feminine form of OLIVER. This was the name of the title character in the French opera 'Les noces d'Olivette' (1879) by Edmond Audran.
OLÍVIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
OLIVIAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
OLIVIEfFrench (Rare), Czech (Rare)
French and Czech form of OLIVIA.
OLIWIAfPolish
Polish form of OLIVIA.
OLJAfSerbian
Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLLIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLYAfRussian
Diminutive of OLGA.
ØYDISfNorwegian
Norwegian form of EYDÍS.
PIRITTAfFinnish
Finnish form of BIRGITTA.
PIRJOfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
PIRKKOfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
PRIITAfFinnish
Finnish form of BRITA.
RAGHNAIDfScottish
Scottish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGHNAILTfIrish
Irish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGNAfIcelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and björg "help, save, rescue".
RAGNHEIÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "bright advice", derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and heiðr "brightness".
RAGNHEIÐURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHEIÐR.
RAGNHILDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ragnhildr, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and hildr "battle".
RAGNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHILD.
RANDI (2)fNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Ragnfríðr, which was derived from regin "advice, counsel" and fríðr "beautiful".
RANDYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of RANDALL, RANDOLF or MIRANDA.
REIDUNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðunn which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
RIITTAfFinnish
Finnish short form of PIRITTA.
RONALDAfScottish
Feminine form of RONALD.
RONNETTEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of RONALD.
RONNIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of RONALD or VERONICA.
RÚNAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of RUNA.
RUNAfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Feminine form of RUNE.
SAGAfNorse Mythology, Swedish, Icelandic
Possibly means "seeing one" in Old Norse. This was the name of the Norse goddess of poetry and history, sometimes identified with the goddess Frigg. This is also a modern Swedish word meaning "story, fairy tale".
SASSAfSwedish
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
SELBYm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SHELBYm & fEnglish
From a surname, which was possibly a variant of SELBY. Though previously in use as a rare masculine name, it was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the movie 'The Woman in Red' (1935). It was later reinforced by the movie 'Steel Magnolias' (1989) in which Julia Roberts played a character by this name.
SIGFRID (2)fNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SIGRID.
SIGNYfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of SIGNÝ.
SIGNÝfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.
SIGRIDfNorwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIGRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.
SIIRIfEstonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish diminutive of SIGRID.
SIVfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
SKAÐIfNorse Mythology
Means "damage, harm" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology she was a mountain giantess associated with the winter and skiing, the wife of Njord and later Odin.
SKULDfNorse Mythology
Means "future" in Old Norse. She was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was also one of the Valkyries.
SOLFRIDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was apparently coined in the 19th century.
SÓLVEIGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of SOLVEIG.
SOLVEIGfNorwegian, Swedish
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).
SOLVEIGAfLatvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of SOLVEIG.
SOLVEJfDanish
Danish form of SOLVEIG.
SØLVIfNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
SOLVIGfSwedish
Swedish variant form of SOLVEIG.
STORMm & fEnglish (Modern), Danish, Norwegian
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
SVANAfIcelandic
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILDfNorwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SVANHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
SVEAfSwedish
From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes. The Swedish name of the country of Sweden is Sverige, a newer form of Svear rike meaning "the realm of the Svear".
SVENJAfGerman
German feminine form of SVEN.
SYLVIfNorwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
ÞÓRAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Either a feminine form of Þórr (see THOR) or else a short form of the various Old Norse names beginning with the element Þór. In Norse myth Thora was the wife of the Danish king Ragnar Lodbrok.
ÞÓRBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name which meant "Thor's protection" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with björg "help, save, rescue".
ÞORBJÖRGfIcelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJÖRG.
ÞÓRDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "Thor's goddess" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse dís "goddess".
ÞÓRFRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".
ÞÓRVEIGfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with veig "strength".
ÞÓRVÍfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with "holy".
ÞÝRIfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TYRA.
TORBJØRGfNorwegian
Norwegian form of ÞÓRBJÖRG.
TORHILDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórhildr, which meant "Thor's battle" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with hildr "battle".
TORNYfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórný which was derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with "new".
TORØfNorwegian
Norwegian variant of TORA.
TOVA (2)fSwedish
Swedish variant of TOVE.
TOVEfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Tófa, a short form of ÞÓRFRÍÐR.
TUVAfSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian variant of TOVE.
TYRAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Þýri, a variant of the Norse names ÞÓRVÍ or ÞÓRVEIG.
ULLAfSwedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, German
Scandinavian diminutive of ULRIKA or HULDA (1), or a German diminutive of URSULA.
UNNfNorwegian
Norwegian form of UNNR.
UNNRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
UNNURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of UNNR.
URDfNorse Mythology
From the Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.
VALDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".
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