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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AAGEmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AARNEmFinnish
Finnish form of ARNE (1).
ÅGEmNorwegian
Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AGHImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OVE.
AGNARmNorwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
AGNERmDanish
Danish form of AGNAR.
AILAfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
ÁILEfSami
Sami form of HELGA.
AILIfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
ÅKEmSwedish
Swedish form of ÁKI.
ÁKImAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
ALF (1)mSwedish, 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.
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.
ALFRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of ALF (1).
ALVmNorwegian
Variant of ALF (1).
ALVA (1)fSwedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ALVARmSwedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
ALVISmNorse 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.
ALWILDAfHistory
Latinized form of ALFHILD. This was the name of a legendary female Scandinavian pirate, also called Awilda.
AMHLAIDHmScottish
Scottish form of OLAF.
AMHLAOIBHmIrish
Irish form of OLAF.
AMUNDmNorwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".
ANDOR (1)mNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnþórr, derived from the element arn "eagle" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
ARI (2)mAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ARICmEnglish
Variant of ERIC.
ARNBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNE (1)mSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARNFINNmNorwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements arn "eagle" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
ÁRNImAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
ARNÓRmIcelandic
Icelandic variant form of ANDOR (1).
ARNÞÓRmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ANDOR (1).
ARVIDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
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".
ÁSBJÖRNmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and björn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of OSBORN.
ASBJÖRNmSwedish
Swedish form of ÁSBJÖRN.
ASBJØRNmNorwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of ÁSBJÖRN.
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.
ÁSGEIRmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ASGER.
ASGEIRmNorwegian
Norwegian form of ASGER.
ASGERmDanish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
ASKmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ÁSKETILLmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
ASKRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of ASK.
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.
ÅSMUNDmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.
ÁSMUNDURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ÅSMUND.
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.
ÁSVALDRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of OSWALD.
AÐALBJÖRGfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "help, save, rescue".
AÐALSTEINNmIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
AUDHILDfNorwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
AULAYmScottish
Anglicized form of AMHLAIDH.
BAARDmNorwegian
Variant of BÅRD.
BAGGImAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BALDERmNorse 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.
BALDRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of BALDER.
BALDURmGerman, Icelandic
German and Icelandic form of BALDER.
BÅRDmNorwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".
BECKETTmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname which could be derived from various sources, including from Middle English beke meaning "beak" or bekke meaning "stream, brook".
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".
BIRGERmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Birgir, probably derived from bjarga meaning "help, save, rescue".
BIRGIRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BIRGER.
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.
BJARKEmDanish
Danish diminutive of BJØRN.
BJARNImAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse diminutive of BJÖRN and other names containing the element björn meaning "bear".
BJARTEmNorwegian
From the Old Norse byname Bjartr, which meant "bright".
BJARTURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of Bjartr (see BJARTE).
BJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJØRGfNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
BJÖRNmSwedish, Icelandic, German, Ancient Scandinavian
From an Old Norse byname meaning "bear".
BJØRNmNorwegian, Danish
Danish and Norwegian form of BJÖRN.
BJÖRNEmSwedish
Diminutive of BJÖRN.
BO (1)mSwedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Búi which was derived from Old Norse bua meaning "to live".
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.
BÖRJEmSwedish
Variant of BIRGER.
BOSSEmSwedish
Swedish diminutive of BO (1).
BRANDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of BRANT.
BRANDAfEnglish (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of BRANDY or a feminine form of BRAND.
BRANDRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
BRANSONmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname which meant "son of BRANDR".
BRANTmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the Old Norse name BRANDR.
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.
BRYNJARmNorwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements bryn "armour" and arr "warrior".
BÚImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BO (1).
CANUTEmHistory
Anglicized form of KNUT.
CNUTmHistory
Variant of KNUT.
COREYmEnglish
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'.
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.
CORYmEnglish
Variant of COREY.
DAGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
DAGFINNmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
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.
DAGRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAG.
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".
DAGURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of DAG.
DAN (3)mSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.
DANEmEnglish
From an English surname which was either a variant of the surname DEAN or else an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.
DANNEmSwedish
Diminutive of DAN (3).
DÓRAfHungarian, Icelandic
Short form of DOROTTYA and names that end in dóra, such as TEODÓRA or HALLDÓRA.
DUSTINmEnglish
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).
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.
EBBEmDanish, 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)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.
EERIKmFinnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EERIKAfFinnish
Finnish form of ERICA.
EERIKKImFinnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EEROmFinnish
Finnish form of ERIC. A famous bearer was the architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).
EGILmNorwegian, Swedish, 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.
EGILLmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of EGIL.
EINARmNorwegian, 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.
EINDRIDEmNorwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Eindriði, possibly from the elements ein "one, alone" and ríða "to ride".
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.
EIRIKmNorwegian
Norwegian form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
EIRÍKURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
EJVINDmDanish
Danish form of ØYVIND.
ELFAfIcelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELOFmSwedish
From the Old Norse name Eileifr, which was derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and leifr "descendant, heir".
ELOVmSwedish
Variant of ELOF.
ELUFmDanish
Danish form of ELOF.
ELVA (2)fDanish, Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELVARmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ALVAR.
ELVISmEnglish
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.
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.
ENDRE (2)mNorwegian
Norwegian short form of EINDRIDE.
ÉRICmFrench
French form of ERIC.
ÈRICmCatalan
Catalan form of ERIC.
ERICmEnglish, 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]
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".
ERICHmGerman
German form of ERIC. The German novelist Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) was the author of 'All Quiet on the Western Front'.
ERICKmEnglish
Variant of ERIC.
ERICKAfEnglish
Variant of ERICA.
ÉRICOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of ERIC.
ERIKmSwedish, 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.
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.
ERIKASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ERIC.
ERKKImFinnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
ERLANDmSwedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Erlendr, which was derived from örlendr meaning "foreigner".
ERLE (1)fNorwegian
Feminine form of JARL.
ERLENDURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ERLAND.
ERLINGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "descendant of the jarl", a derivative of the Old Norse word jarl meaning "chieftain, nobleman, earl".
ERLINGURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ERLING.
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.
ERYKmPolish
Polish form of ERIC.
ESBJÖRNmSwedish
Swedish variant form of ÁSBJÖRN.
EVANDER (2)mScottish, English
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
EYDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
EYSTEINNmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and steinn meaning "stone".
EYVINDURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of Eyvindr (see ØYVIND).
FINN (2)mDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Finnr which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".
FINNURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of FINN (2).
FLEMMINGmDanish
From a medieval Norse nickname meaning "from Flanders".
FOLKEmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Old Norse names that contain the element folk meaning "people", and thus a cognate of FULK.
FREJmDanish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYR.
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.
FREYRmNorse 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.
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".
FRITJOFmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
FRODEmDanish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".
FRØYAfNorwegian
Norwegian form of FREYA.
GANDALFmNorse 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).
GAUTSTAFRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form (possibly) of GUSTAV. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
GEIRmNorwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".
GEIRRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GEIR.
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.
GJORDmSwedish (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GJURDmNorwegian (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GLEBmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
GÖSTAmSwedish
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GÖSTAVmSwedish (Archaic)
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
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.
GUDBRANDmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
GUDMUNDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
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.
GUISCARDmMedieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
GULBRANDmNorwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see GUDBRAND).
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.
GUNNARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, 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.
GUNNEmSwedish, Norwegian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
GUNNELfSwedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUNNImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GUNNRfNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gunnr meaning "war". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
GUNVALDmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Gunnvaldr, derived from gunnr "war" and valdr "power, leader, ruler".
GUNVORfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvör meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vor "vigilant, cautious".
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