Ancient Scandinavian Names

These names were used by the peoples of ancient Scandinavia. See also about Germanic names.
There are 205 names matching your criteria.

AGHI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OVE.
AGMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AMUND.
AGNARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AGNAR.
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.
ALFARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALVAR.
ALFHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALFHILD.
ARI (2)   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ARNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNFINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARNFINN.
ÁRNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
ARNÞÓRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ANDOR (1).
ARNVIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARVID.
ÁSA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ÅSA.
ÁSBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and björn "bear"... [more]
ÁSDÍS   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ÁSGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ASGER.
ÁSKETILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
ÁSLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
ÁSMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ÅSMUND.
ÁSTRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
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".
AUÐRHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AUDHILD.
BAGGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BÁRÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BÅRD.
BERGLJÓT   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BERGLJOT.
BIRGIR   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BIRGER.
BJARNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of BJÖRN and other names containing the element björn meaning "bear".
BJARTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BJARTE.
BJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJÖRN   m   Swedish, Icelandic, German, Ancient Scandinavian
From an Old Norse byname meaning "bear".
BÓTHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BODIL.
BRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
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... [more]
BRYNJA   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
BRYNJARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BRYNJAR.
BÚI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BO (1).
DAGFINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAGFINN.
DAGMÆR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAGMAR.
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
Old Norse form of DAGRUN.
DANR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAN (3).
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... [more]
EGILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of EGIL.
EILEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ELOF.
EINARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINAR.
EINDRIÐI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINDRIDE.
EIRÍKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERIC.
ERLENDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERLAND.
ERLINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERLING.
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.
FINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FINN (2).
FÓLKI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FOLKE.
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.
FRÓÐI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRODE.
GAUTSTAFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form (possibly) of GUSTAV. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
GEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GEIR.
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.
GULBRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of GUÐBRANDR.
GULLA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GUNNA   f   Danish, Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of GUNNE.
GUNNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNBORG.
GUNNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNHILD.
GUNNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GUNNVÖR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNVOR.
GUÐBRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUDBRAND.
GUÐFRIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of GODAFRID.
GUÐLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐLEIF   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of GUÐLEIFR.
GUÐLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GLEB.
GUÐMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUDMUND.
GUÐRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
GUÐRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
GYÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GYTHA.
HÁKON   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of HÅKON, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
HÁLFDAN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALVDAN.
HALLBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and björn "bear".
HALLI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALLE (1).
HALLR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hallr meaning "rock".
HALLSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALSTEIN.
HALLÞÓRA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of HALLÞÓRR.
HALLÞÓRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALDOR.
HALLVARÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALVARD.
HARALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HAROLD.
HÁVARÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".
HELGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HELGE.
HEMINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HEMMING.
HERLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements herr "army" and leifr "son, descendant".
HILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of HILDA. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
HJÁLMARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HJALMAR.
HJÖRDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sword goddess", derived from Old Norse hjörr "sword" and dís "goddess".
HLÍF   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of LIV (1).
HÓLMGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HOLGER.
HRAFN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HREIÐARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDAR.
HREIÐUNN   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDUN.
HRÓALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HRÓARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious"... [more]
HRŒREKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see RODERICK).
HRÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Contracted form of HRÓÐÓLFR.
HRÓÐGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
HRÓÐÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF).
HRÓÐVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HUGLEIKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".
INGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGE.
INGIBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGEBORG.
INGIGERÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGEGERD.
INGIMÁRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGEMAR.
INGÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGOLF.
INGRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGRID.
IÐUNN   f   Norse 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.
ÍVARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of IVOR.
JARL   m   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "chieftain, nobleman, earl" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Jarl was the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.
JÓRUNNR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of JORUNN.
KÁRI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KÅRE.
KETILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KETIL.
KETILRIÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KJELLFRID.
KNÚTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KNUT.
KÓRI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
LEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of LEIF.
MAGNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of MAGNHILD.
MAGNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse element magn meaning "mighty, strong". In Norse mythology this name is borne by a son of Thor and the giant Járnsaxa.
MYRGJÖL   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of MUIRGEL.
NJÁLL   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
ODDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ODD.
RAGNA   f   Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of RAGANHAR.
RAGNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and björg "help, save, rescue".
RAGNFRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RANDI (2).
RAGNHEIÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "bright advice", derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and heiðr "brightness".
RAGNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RAGNHILD.
RAGNVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "power, ruler" (making it a cognate of REYNOLD).
RANDÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RANDOLF.
RÁÐÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Norse elements ráð meaning "counsel" and úlfr meaning "wolf".
RÚNA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RUNA.
RÚNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RUNE.
SIGFRØÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of SIEGFRIED.
SIGMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIGMUND.
SIGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and "new"... [more]
SIGRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIGRID.
SIGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret"... [more]
SIGSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIXTEN.
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.
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.
SÓLVEIG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SOLVEIG.
SOMARLIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SOMERLED.
STEINARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of STEINAR.
STEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of STEN.
STÍGANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Means "wanderer" in Old Norse.
STIGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Means "path" in Old Norse.
SVANTEPOLK   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVYATOPOLK. It was borne by the prominent 13th-century Swedish nobleman Svantepolk Knutsson. He may have been named after a relative of his Pomeranian mother.
SVEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVEN.
SVERRIR   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of SVERRE, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
ÞÓRA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Either a feminine form of Þórr (see THOR) or else a short form of the various Old Norse names beginning with the element Þór... [more]
ÞÓRARINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with arn "eagle".
ÞÓRBJÖRG   f   Ancient 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".
ÞÓRBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORBJÖRN.
ÞÓRDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "Thor's goddess" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse dís "goddess".
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".
ÞÓRFRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".
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.
ÞÓRHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORHILD.
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.
ÞÓRNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORNY.
ÞÓRSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORSTEN.
ÞÓRVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORVALD.
ÞÓRVEIG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with veig "strength".
ÞÓRVÍ   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with "holy".
ÞRÓNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TROND.
ÞÝRI   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TYRA.
TRYGGVI   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of TRYGVE.
ÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ULF.
UNNR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
VALDIMÁRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of VALDEMAR.
VALDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".
VÍGDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements víg "war" and dís "goddess".
VÍGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of VIGGO.
VÍKINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of VIKING.
YNGVARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGVAR.
YNGVILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGVILD.
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