Old Norse Origin Names

This is a list of names in which the origin is Old Norse. Old Norse was the North Germanic language spoken by the peoples of ancient Scandinavia.
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AAGE   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AARNE   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ARNE (1).
ÅGE   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AGHI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OVE.
AGMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AMUND.
AGNAR   m   Norwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or ag "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
AGNARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AGNAR.
AGNER   m   Danish
Danish form of AGNAR.
AILA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
ÁILE   f   Sami
Sami form of HELGA.
AILI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
ÅKE   m   Swedish
Swedish form of ÁKI.
ÁKI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
ÁLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OLAF.
ALF (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse alfr "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild. She avoided marrying him by disguising herself as a warrior, but when they fought she was so impressed by his strength that she changed her mind.
ALFARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALVAR.
ALFHILD   f   Norwegian, 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.
ALFHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALFHILD.
ALFR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ALF (1).
ALIVIA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of OLIVIA.
ALV   m   Norwegian
Variant of ALF (1).
ALVA (1)   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ALVAR   m   Swedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
ALVILDA   f   Danish (Rare)
Danish form of ALFHILD.
ALVIS   m   Norse Mythology
Means "all wise" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
ALWILDA   f   History
Latinized form of ALFHILD. This was the name of a legendary female Scandinavian pirate, also called Awilda.
AMHLAIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish form of OLAF.
AMHLAOIBH   m   Irish
Irish form of OLAF.
AMUND   m   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element ag "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".
ANDOR (1)   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnþórr, derived from the element arn "eagle" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
ANNBJØRG   f   Norwegian
Variant of ARNBJØRG.
ARI (2)   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ARIC   m   English
Variant of ERIC.
ARNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNBJØRG   f   Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of ARNBJÖRG.
ARNBORG   f   Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of ARNBJÖRG.
ARNE (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARNFINN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements arn "eagle" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
ARNFINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARNFINN.
ÁRNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
ARNÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of ANDOR (1).
ARNÞÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ANDOR (1).
ARNÞÓRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ANDOR (1).
ARNVIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARVID.
ARVID   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
ÁSA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
ÅSA   f   Swedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
ÁSBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and björn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of OSBORN.
ASBJÖRN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of ÁSBJÖRN.
ASBJØRN   m   Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of ÁSBJÖRN.
ÁSDÍS   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ÅSE   f   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant.
ÁSGEIR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ASGER.
ASGEIR   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of ASGER.
ÁSGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ASGER.
ASGER   m   Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
ASK   m   Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ÁSKETILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
ASKR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ASK.
ÁSLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
ASLAUG   f   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
ASLÖG   f   Swedish
Swedish form of ASLAUG.
ASLØG   f   Danish
Danish form of ASLAUG.
ÅSMUND   m   Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.
ÁSMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ÅSMUND.
ÁSMUNDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÅSMUND.
ASTA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of ASTRID.
ASTRID   f   Swedish, 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'.
ASTRIDE   f   French
French variant of ASTRID.
ÁSTRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
ÁSTRÍÐUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
ÁSVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of OSWALD.
AÐALBJÖRG   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "help, save, rescue".
AÐALSTEINN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
AUDHILD   f   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
AULAY   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of AMHLAIDH.
AUÐRHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AUDHILD.
BAARD   m   Norwegian
Variant of BÅRD.
BAGGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BALDER   m   Norse Mythology
Means "prince" from Old Norse. In Norse mythology Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg. Because of the disturbing dreams he had when he was young, his mother extracted an oath from every thing in the world that it would not harm him. However the evil fire god Loki learned that she had overlooked mistletoe. Being jealous, he tricked the blind god Hoder into throwing a branch of mistletoe at Balder, which killed him.
BALDR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of BALDER.
BALDUR   m   German, Icelandic
German and Icelandic form of BALDER.
BÅRD   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".
BÁRÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BÅRD.
BECKETT   m   English (Modern)
From an English surname which could be derived from various sources, including from Middle English beke meaning "beak" or bekke meaning "stream, brook".
BERGLIOT   f   Norwegian
Variant of BERGLJOT.
BERGLJÓT   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BERGLJOT.
BERGLJOT   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Bergljót, which was composed of the elements berg "protection, help" and ljótr "light".
BERIT   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of BIRGIT.
BIRGER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Birgir, probably derived from bjarga meaning "help, save, rescue".
BIRGIR   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BIRGER.
BIRGIT   f   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German
Scandinavian variant of BIRGITTA.
BIRGITTA   f   Swedish, 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.
BIRGITTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of BIRGITTA.
BIRTE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BIRTHE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BJARKE   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of BJØRN.
BJARNE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of BJARNI.
BJARNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of BJÖRN and other names containing the element björn meaning "bear".
BJARTE   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Bjartr, which meant "bright".
BJARTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BJARTE.
BJARTUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bjartr (see BJARTE).
BJOERN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of BJÖRN or BJØRN.
BJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJØRG   f   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
BJÖRN   m   Swedish, Icelandic, German, Ancient Scandinavian
From an Old Norse byname meaning "bear".
BJØRN   m   Norwegian, Danish
Danish and Norwegian form of BJÖRN.
BJÖRNE   m   Swedish
Diminutive of BJÖRN.
BO (1)   m   Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Búi which was derived from Old Norse bua meaning "to live".
BODIL   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Bóthildr, derived from bót "remedy" and hildr "battle".
BORGHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse elements borg "fortification" and hildr "battle". In Norse mythology she was the wife of Sigmund.
BORGHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of BORGHILD.
BÖRJE   m   Swedish
Variant of BIRGER.
BOSSE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of BO (1).
BÓTHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BODIL.
BRAND   m   English (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of BRANT.
BRANDA   f   English (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of BRANDY or a feminine form of BRAND.
BRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
BRANSON   m   English (Modern)
From an English surname which meant "son of BRANDR".
BRANT   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the Old Norse name BRANDR.
BRENDA   f   English
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.
BRENNA   f   English
Possibly a variant of BRENDA or a feminine form of BRENNAN.
BRIT   f   Norwegian
Norwegian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BRITT   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITTA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRYNHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Norwegian form of BRYNHILDR.
BRYNHILDR   f   Norse 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.
BRYNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of BRYNHILDR.
BRYNJA   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
BRYNJAR   m   Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements bryn "armour" and arr "warrior".
BRYNJARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BRYNJAR.
BÚI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BO (1).
CANUTE   m   History
Anglicized form of KNUT.
CNUT   m   History
Variant of KNUT.
COREY   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning. This name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series 'Julia'.
CORI   f   English
Feminine form of COREY.
CORIE   f   English
Variant of CORRIE.
CORRIE   f   English, 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.
CORY   m   English
Variant of COREY.
DAG   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
DAGFINN   m   Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
DAGFINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAGFINN.
DAGMÆR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAGMAR.
DAGMAR   f   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak, Finnish
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.
DAGMARA   f   Polish
Polish form of DAGMAR.
DAGNEY   f   Various
Variant of DAGNY.
DAGNIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of DAGNY.
DAGNY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and "new".
DAGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAG.
DAGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
DAGRUN   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
DAGUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of DAG.
DAN (3)   m   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.
DANNE   m   Swedish
Diminutive of DAN (3).
DANR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAN (3).
DÓRA   f   Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of DOROTTYA and names that end in dóra, such as TEODÓRA and HALLDÓRA.
DUSTIN   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN). The name was popularized by the actor Dustin Hoffman (1937-), who was apparently named after the earlier silent movie star Dustin Farnum (1874-1929).
DUSTY   m & f   English
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.
EBBA (1)   f   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German (Rare)
Feminine form of EBBE.
EBBE   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German (Rare)
Diminutive of EBERHARD and other names beginning with the Germanic element ebur meaning "wild boar". In Scandinavia it is also a diminutive of ESBEN.
EDDA (2)   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two literary works by the 13th-century Icelandic author Snorri Sturluson: 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.
EERIK   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EERIKA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ERICA.
EERIKKI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EERO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC. A famous bearer was the architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).
EGIL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Egill, a diminutive of names that began with the element agi "awe, terror". This was the name of a semi-legendary Icelandic warrior.
EGILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of EGIL.
EILEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ELOF.
EINAR   m   Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse name Einarr, derived from the elements ein "one, alone" and arr "warrior". This name shares the same roots as einherjar, the word for the slain warriors in Valhalla.
EINARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINAR.
EINDRIDE   m   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Eindriði, possibly from the elements ein "one, alone" and ríða "to ride".
EINDRIÐI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINDRIDE.
EIR   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Norwegian
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
EIRA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Modern form of EIR.
EIRIK   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
EIRÍKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERIC.
EIRÍKUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
EIVIND   m   Norwegian
Variant of ØYVIND.
EJVIND   m   Danish
Danish form of ØYVIND.
ELFA   f   Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELOF   m   Swedish
From the Old Norse name Eileifr, which was derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and leifr "descendant, heir".
ELOV   m   Swedish
Variant of ELOF.
ELUF   m   Danish
Danish form of ELOF.
ELVA (2)   f   Danish, Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELVAR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ALVAR.
ELVIS   m   English
Meaning unknown. It could possibly be a derivative of ALVIS or ELWIN. More likely, it is from the rare surname Elvis, which is ultimately derived from the given name ELOISE. The name was brought to public attention by the singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977), whose name came from his father's middle name.
EMBLA   f   Norse 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.
ENDRE (2)   m   Norwegian
Norwegian short form of EINDRIDE.
ÉRIC   m   French
French form of ERIC.
ÈRIC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ERIC.
ERIC   m   English, Swedish, German, Spanish
From the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and ríkr "ruler". A notable bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of several early kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.... [more]
ÉRICA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERICA.
ERICA   f   English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERICH   m   German
German form of ERIC. The German novelist Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) was the author of 'All Quiet on the Western Front'.
ERICK   m   English
Variant of ERIC.
ERICKA   f   English
Variant of ERICA.
ÉRICO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERIC.
ERIK   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, English
Scandinavian form of ERIC. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.
ERIKA   f   Swedish, 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.
ERIKAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ERIC.
ERKKI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
ERLAND   m   Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Erlendr, which was derived from örlendr meaning "foreigner".
ERLE (1)   f   Norwegian
Feminine form of JARL.
ERLEND   m   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of ERLAND.
ERLENDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERLAND.
ERLENDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ERLAND.
ERLING   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "descendant of the jarl", a derivative of the Old Norse word jarl meaning "chieftain, nobleman, earl".
ERLINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERLING.
ERLINGUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ERLING.
ERNA (2)   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "brisk, vigourous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.
ERYK   m   Polish
Polish form of ERIC.
ERYKAH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ERICA.
ESBEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Variant of ASBJØRN.
ESBJÖRN   m   Swedish
Swedish variant form of ÁSBJÖRN.
ESPEN   m   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of ASBJØRN.
EVANDER (2)   m   Scottish, English
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
EVEN   m   Norwegian
Variant of ØYVIND.
EYDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
EYSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "island" or "good fortune" and steinn "stone".
EYVINDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ØYVIND.
EYVINDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eyvindr (see ØYVIND).
FINN (2)   m   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Finnr which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".
FINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FINN (2).
FINNUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of FINN (2).
FOLKE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Old Norse names that contain the element folk meaning "people", and thus a cognate of FULK.
FÓLKI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FOLKE.
FREA   f   Norse Mythology
Variant of FREYA.
FREJ   m   Danish, Swedish, German
Danish, Swedish and German form of FREYR.
FREJA   f   Danish, Swedish, German
Danish, Swedish and German form of FREYA.
FREY   m   Norse Mythology
Variant of FREYR.
FREYA   f   Norse Mythology, English (British, Modern)
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]
FREYJA   f   Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of FREYA.
FREYR   m   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "lord" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title. Freyr presided over fertility, sunlight and rain, and was the husband of the frost giantess Gerd. With his twin sister Freya and father Njord he was one of the group of deities called the Vanir.
FRIDA   f   Swedish, 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).
FRIDTJOF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of FRITJOF.
FRIGE   f   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of FRIGG.
FRIGG   f   Norse 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.
FRÍÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRIÐÞJÓFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRITJOF.
FRITJOF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
FRODE   m   Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".
FRÓÐI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRODE.
FRØYA   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of FREYA.
GANDALF   m   Norse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript which forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his novels 'The Hobbit' (1937) and 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954).
GAUTSTAFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form (possibly) of GUSTAV. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
GEIR   m   Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".
GEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GEIR.
GERD (2)   f   Swedish, 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.
GERDA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Latinized form of GERD (2).
GITHA   f   English (Archaic)
Variant of GYTHA.
GITTAN   f   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
GITTE   f   Danish
Danish short form of BIRGITTE.
GJORD   m   Swedish (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GJURD   m   Norwegian (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GLEB   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
GÖSTA   m   Swedish
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GÖSTAV   m   Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GRID   f   Norse 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.
GRÍMHILDR   f   Norse 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.
GRO   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRÓA   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
GUDBRAND   m   Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
GUDMUND   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
GUDRUN   f   Norse 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.
GUISCARD   m   Medieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
GULBRAND   m   Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see GUDBRAND).
GULBRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of GUÐBRANDR.
GULL   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GULLA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GUN   f   Swedish
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNBORG   f   Swedish
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjörg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and björg "help, save, rescue".
GUNHILD   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
GUNILLA   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNN   f   Norwegian
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNNA   f   Danish, Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of GUNNE.
GUNNAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of GÜNTHER). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
GUNNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNBORG.
GUNNE   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
GUNNEL   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILD   f   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUNNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GUNNR   f   Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gunnr meaning "war". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
GUNNVÖR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNVOR.
GUNNVOR   f   Norwegian
Variant of GUNVOR.
GUNVOR   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvör meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vor "vigilant, cautious".
GUSTAAF   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAF   m   Swedish, German
Swedish and German variant of GUSTAV.
GUSTAV   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Possibly means "staff of the Goths", derived from the Old Norse elements Gautr "Goth" and stafr "staff". However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name GOSTISLAV. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa.
GUSTAVE   m   French
French form of GUSTAV. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
GUSTAVO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAVS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of GUSTAV.
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