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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the origin is Old Norse.
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OLAVI   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
OLAVO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLAF.
ÓLAVUR   m   Faroese
Faroese form of OLAF.
OLE   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of OLAF.
OLEG   m   Russian
Russian form of HELGE. The Varangians brought this name from Scandinavia to Russia. It was borne by an important 10th-century Grand Prince of Kiev.
OLEV   m   Estonian
Estonian form of OLAF.
OLI   m   English
Short form of OLIVER.
OLIVÉR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of OLIVER.
OLIVER   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as ALFHER or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see OLAF). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
OLIVIER   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of OLIVER.
OLIVIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of OLIVER.
OLIWIER   m   Polish
Polish form of OLIVER.
OLLE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of OLAF.
OLLI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of OLAVI.
OLLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLOF   m   Swedish
Swedish form of OLAF.
OLOV   m   Swedish
Swedish form of OLAF.
OLUF   m   Danish
Danish variant of OLAF.
ǪRVAR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ORVAR.
ORVAR   m   Swedish, Norse Mythology
Means "arrow" in Old Norse. Orvar Odd is a legendary Norse hero who is the subject of a 13th-century Icelandic saga.
OSBORN   m   English
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorn "bear". During the Anglo-Saxon period there was also a Norse cognate Ásbjörn used in England, and after the Norman conquest the Norman cognate Osbern was introduced. It was occasionally revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
OSBORNE   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of OSBORN.
OSBOURNE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of OSBORN.
ÓSCAR   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of OSCAR.
ÒSCAR   m   Catalan
Catalan form of OSCAR.
OSCAR   m   English, Irish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "deer friend", derived from Gaelic os "deer" and cara "friend". Alternatively, it may derive from the Old English name OSGAR or its Old Norse cognate ÁSGEIRR, which may have been brought to Ireland by Viking invaders and settlers. In Irish legend Oscar was the son of the poet Oisín and the grandson of the hero Fionn mac Cumhail.... [more]
ÓSKAR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of OSCAR.
OSKAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish
Scandinavian, German, Polish and Slovene form of OSCAR. A famous bearer was Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), who saved over a thousand Polish Jews during World War II.
OSKARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of OSCAR.
OSKARS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of OSCAR.
OSKU   m   Finnish
Short form of OSKARI.
OSMOND   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English elements os "god" and mund "protection". During the Anglo-Saxon period a Norse cognate Ásmundr was also used in England, and another version was imported by the Normans. Saint Osmund was an 11th-century Norman nobleman who became an English bishop. Though it eventually became rare, it was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
OSVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of OSWALD.
OSZKÁR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of OSCAR.
ÓÐINN   m   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ODIN.
OVE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Probably a modern form of the Old Danish name Aghi, originally a short form of names that contain the Old Norse element ag "edge of a sword" or agi "terror".
ØYSTEIN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of EYSTEINN.
ØYVIND   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Eyvindr, which was derived from ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and vindr possibly meaning "victor".
OZ (1)   m   English
Short form of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
OZZIE   m   English
Diminutive of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
OZZY   m   English
Variant of OZZIE.
RAFE   m   English
Variant of RALPH. This form became common during the 17th century, reflecting the usual pronunciation.
RAGHNALL   m   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of RAGNVALD.
RAGNAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of RAYNER.
RAGNARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of RAGANHAR.
RAGNVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of RAGNVALDR.
RAGNVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "power, ruler" (making it a cognate of REYNOLD).
RALPH   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Contracted form of the Old Norse name RÁÐÚLFR (or its Norman form Radulf). Scandinavian settlers introduced it to England before the Norman conquest, though afterwards it was bolstered by Norman influence. In the Middle Ages it was usually spelled Ralf, but by the 17th century it was most commonly Rafe, reflecting the normal pronunciation. The Ralph spelling appeared in the 18th century. A famous bearer of the name was Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American poet and author who wrote on transcendentalism.
RALPHIE   m   English
Diminutive of RALPH.
RANDAL   m   English
Variant of RANDALL.
RANDALL   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval given name RANDEL.
RANDEL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of RANDOLF and other names beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning "rim (of a shield)".
RANDELL   m   English
Variant of RANDALL.
RANDOLF   m   English
From the Germanic elements rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wulf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate Randúlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the 18th century (usually in the spelling Randolph).
RANDOLPH   m   English
Variant of RANDOLF. This spelling was adopted in the 18th century.
RANDÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RANDOLF.
RANDY   m & f   English
Diminutive of RANDALL, RANDOLF or MIRANDA.
RANULF   m   Scottish
Scottish form of the Old Norse name Randúlfr, a cognate of RANDOLF. Scandinavian settlers and invaders introduced this name to Scotland in the Middle Ages.
RANULPH   m   Scottish
Variant of RANULF.
RÁÐÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Norse elements ráð meaning "counsel" and úlfr meaning "wolf".
REIDAR   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".
ROALD   m   Norwegian
Modern form of the Old Norse name Hróðvaldr or Hróaldr, composed of the elements hróðr "fame" and valdr "ruler". This name was borne by the children's author Roald Dahl (1916-1990).
ROAR   m   Norwegian
Newer Scandinavian form of HRÓARR.
ROFFE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of ROLF.
ROLF   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
From the Germanic name Hrolf (or its Old Norse cognate Hrólfr), a contracted form of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). The Normans introduced this name to England but it soon became rare. In the modern era it has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world as a German import.
ROLLO   m   English
Latinized form of Roul, the Old French form of ROLF. Rollo (or Rolf) the Ganger was an exiled Viking who, in the 10th century, became the first Duke of Normandy. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
ROLO   m   English (Rare)
Variant of ROLLO.
RON (1)   m   English
Short form of RONALD.
RONALD   m   Scottish, English
Scottish form of RAGNVALDR, a name introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. It became popular outside Scotland during the 20th century. A famous bearer was American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
RONALDO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of RONALD. A notable bearer is the retired Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (1976-), who is commonly known only by his first name.
RONNIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of RONALD or VERONICA.
RONNY   m   English
Diminutive of RONALD.
ROUL   m   Medieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of ROLF.
RUARC   m   Irish
Probably an Irish form of HRŒREKR, introduced by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. Alternatively it may be derived from Irish ruarc "squall, rainstorm".
RUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894).
RUNE   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse rún meaning "secret lore".
RÚNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RUNE.
RURIK   m   Russian
Russian form of the Old Norse name HRŒREKR.
SIGFRID (1)   m   Swedish
Swedish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGFRØÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of SIEGFRIED.
SIGGE   m   Swedish
Diminutive of SIGMUND, SIGFRID (1), and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SIGMUND   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
SIGMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIGMUND.
SIGSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIXTEN.
SIGURD   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian". Sigurd was the hero of the Norse legend the 'Volsungasaga', which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. In a later adventure, Sigurd disguised himself as Gunnar (his wife Gudrun's brother) and rescued the maiden Brynhildr from a ring of fire, with the result that Gunnar and Brynhildr were married. When the truth eventually came out, Brynhildr took revenge upon Sigurd. The stories of the German hero Siegfried were in part based on him.
SIGURÐUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
SIGVARD   m   Swedish
Swedish form of SIGURD.
SINDRE   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of SINDRI.
SINDRI   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Possibly means either "small, trivial" or else "sparkling" in Old Norse. In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brokk, made many magical items for the gods.
SIXTEN   m   Swedish
From the Old Norse name Sigsteinn, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and steinn "stone".
SJURD   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of SIGURD.
SNORRE   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of SNORRI.
SNORRI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse snerra "attack, onslaught". This name was borne by Snorri Sturluson, a 13th-century Icelandic historian and poet, the author of the Prose Edda.
SOINI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SVEN.
SOMARLIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SOMERLED.
SOMERLED   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Somarliðr meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Scottish warlord who created a kingdom on the Scottish islands.
SOMHAIRLE   m   Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of Somarliðr (see SOMERLED).
SORLEY   m   Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of SOMHAIRLE.
STEEN   m   Danish
Danish cognate of STEN.
STEIN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian cognate of STEN.
STEINAR   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Steinarr, derived from the elements steinn "stone" and arr "warrior".
STEINARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of STEINAR.
STEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of STEN.
STEN   m   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Derived from the Old Norse name Steinn meaning "stone".
STIAN   m   Norwegian
Modern form of STÍGANDR.
STIG   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of STIGR.
STÍGANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Means "wanderer" in Old Norse.
STIGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Means "path" in Old Norse.
STORM   m & f   English (Modern), Danish, Norwegian
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
SVEIN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SVEN.
SVEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVEN.
SVEN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
From the Old Norse byname Sveinn which meant "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
SVEND   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of SVEN.
SVERRE   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Sverrir which meant "wild, swinging, spinning".
SVERRIR   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of SVERRE, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
TALLAK   m   Norwegian
Variant of TOLLAK.
TARBEN   m   Danish
Danish form of TORBJÖRN.
TASGALL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ÁSKETILL.
TASKILL   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of TASGALL.
TERJE (1)   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of TORGEIR.
ÞÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Þórr (see THOR).
THOR   m   Norse Mythology, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse Þórr meaning "thunder", ultimately from the early Germanic *Þunraz. Thor was the Norse god of strength, thunder, war and storms, the son of Odin. He was armed with a hammer called Mjolnir, and wore an enchanted belt that doubled his strength.
ÞÓRARINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with arn "eagle".
THORBEN   m   Danish, German
Variant of TORBEN.
ÞÓRBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORBJÖRN.
ÞORBJÖRN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJÖRN.
THORBJÖRN   m   Swedish
Variant of TORBJÖRN.
THORBJØRN   m   Norwegian
Variant of TORBJØRN.
THORBURN   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish and English surname which was derived from the Norse name Þórbjörn (see TORBJÖRN).
THORE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of TORE (1).
ÞÓRFASTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fastr "firm".
ÞÓRFREÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and friðr "peace".
ÞÓRGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORGEIR.
ÞÓRGÍSL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's shaft" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with gísl "shaft, arrow".
ÞÓRGNÝR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORGNY.
ÞÓRIR   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "Thor's warrior" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse vér "warrior, fighter".
ÞÓRKETILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORKEL.
ÞÓRLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORLEIF.
ÞÓRLEIKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TOLLAK.
ÞÓRMÓÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORMOD.
ÞÓRR   m   Norse Mythology
Original Old Norse form of THOR.
THORSTEIN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of TORSTEN.
ÞÓRSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORSTEN.
THORSTEN   m   Swedish, Danish, German
Variant of TORSTEN.
THORVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of TORVALD.
ÞÓRVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORVALD.
ÞRÓNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TROND.
THURSTAN   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Norse name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN).
TIW   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon form of Tiwaz (see TYR).
TOLLAK   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórleikr, which meant "Thor's play" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with leikr "play, game (involving weapons)".
TOR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of Þórr (see THOR). It was not used as a personal name until the 18th century. It is sometimes used as a short form of names of Old Norse origin that begin with the element Tor, which is also from Þórr.
TORBEN   m   Danish, German
Danish form of TORBJÖRN.
TORBJÖRN   m   Swedish
From the Old Norse name Þórbjörn, which meant "Thor's bear" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with björn "bear".
TORBJØRN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of TORBJÖRN.
TORCUIL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of Þórketill (see TORKEL).
TORE (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Probably from the Old Norse name ÞÓRIR.
TORGEIR   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórgeirr, which meant "Thor's spear" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with geirr "spear".
TORGER   m   Norwegian
Variant of TORGEIR.
TORGILS   m   Norwegian
Modern form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TORGNY   m   Swedish
From the Old Norse name Þórgnýr meaning "Thor's noise" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with gnýr "noise, grumble, murmur".
TORKEL   m   Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Þórketill meaning "Thor's cauldron" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with ketill "cauldron".
TORLEIF   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórleifr meaning "Thor's descendant" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with leifr "descendant, heir".
TORMOD   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórmóðr, which meant "Thor's mind" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with móðr "mind, mood".
TORQUIL   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of TORCUIL.
TORSTEIN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of TORSTEN.
TORSTEN   m   Swedish, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Þórsteinn, which meant "Thor's stone" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with steinn "stone".
TORSTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of TORSTEN.
TORVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Þórvaldr, which meant "Thor's ruler" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with valdr "ruler".
TROELS   m   Danish
Danish form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TROND   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Þróndr which indicated a person from Trøndelag, a region in central Norway, possibly derived from þróast meaning "to grow, to prosper".
TRULS   m   Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TRYGGVE   m   Swedish
Variant of TRYGVE.
TRYGGVI   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of TRYGVE.
TRYGVE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse tryggr meaning "trustworthy".
TUE   m   Danish
Danish form of TÓFI.
TURE   m   Swedish
Variant of TORE (1).
TUUKKA   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of TUURE.
TUURE   m   Finnish
Finnish form of TORE (1).
TÝR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of TYR.
TYR   m   Norse Mythology
Norse form of the name of the Germanic god Tiwaz, related to Indo-European dyeus (see ZEUS). In Norse mythology Tyr was the god of war and justice, the son of the god Odin. He carried a spear in his left hand, since his right hand was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, Tyr will slay and be slain by the giant hound Garm.
UFFE   m   Danish
Variant of ULF.
UILLEAG   m   Irish
Either an Irish form of the Old Norse name HUGLEIKR, or else a diminutive of UILLIAM.
ÙISDEAN   m   Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Norse name EYSTEINN.
ULF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Úlfr meaning "wolf".
ÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ULF.
ULICK   m   Irish
Anglicized form of UILLEAG.
UOLEVI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of OLAF.
UWE   m   German
German form of OVE.
VIDAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Víðarr, which is possibly derived from víðr "wide" and arr "warrior". In Norse mythology Víðarr was the son of Odin and Grid. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, he will avenge his father's death.
VIGGO   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Short form of names containing the Old Norse element víg "war".
VÍGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of VIGGO.
VIKING   m   Swedish, Finnish
From the Old Norse name Víkingr meaning "viking, raider", ultimately from vík "bay, inlet".
VÍKINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of VIKING.
VÍÐARR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of VIDAR.
VRAGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname possibly meaning "mooring post".
WISCHARD   m   Old Norman
Norman form of GUISCARD.
WODAN   m   Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN).
WODEN   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN).
WOTAN   m   Germanic Mythology
Variant of WODAN.
YNGVAR   m   Norwegian
Variant of INGVAR.
YNGVARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGVAR.
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