Icelandic Names

Icelandic names are used on the island nation of Iceland. See also about Scandinavian names.
There are 184 names matching your criteria.

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".
AGNES   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning "chaste"... [more]
ÁKI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
ALBERT   m   English, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright"... [more]
ALDA (3)   f   Icelandic
Means "wave" in Icelandic.
ALEX   m & f   English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDER   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος)... [more]
ALEXANDRA   f   English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra... [more]
ANDREA (2)   f   English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDRÉS   m   Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ANDREW.
ANNA   f   English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna... [more]
ARI (2)   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ÁRMANN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of HERMAN.
ARNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
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).
ARON   m   Polish, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Polish, Croatian and Scandinavian form of AARON.
ÁSA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese 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".
ÁSGEIR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ASGER.
ÁSLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
ÁSMUNDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÅSMUND.
ÁSTRÍÐUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
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".
BALDUR   m   German, Icelandic
German and Icelandic form of BALDER.
BENEDIKT   m   German, Russian, Icelandic, Czech
Form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENJAMÍN   m   Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.
BERGLJÓT   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BERGLJOT.
BIRGIR   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BIRGER.
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... [more]
BJARNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of BJÖRN and other names containing the element björn meaning "bear".
BJARTUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bjartr (see BJARTE).
BJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJÖRK   f   Icelandic
Means "birch tree" in Icelandic.
BJÖRN   m   Swedish, Icelandic, German, Ancient Scandinavian
From an Old Norse byname meaning "bear".
BORGHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of BORGHILD.
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".
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"... [more]
DAGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
DAGUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of DAG.
DANÍEL   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of DANIEL.
DÓRA   f   Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of DOROTTYA and names that end in dóra, such as TEODÓRA and HALLDÓRA.
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.
EINAR   m   Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse name Einarr, derived from the elements ein "one, alone" and arr "warrior"... [more]
EIR   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Norwegian
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
EIRÍKUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
ELFA   f   Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELÍAS   m   Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ELIJAH.
ELÍSABET   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ELIZABETH.
ELVA (2)   f   Danish, Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELVAR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ALVAR.
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... [more]
EMIL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
EMILÍA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMMA   f   English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of king Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of king Canute... [more]
ERLENDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ERLAND.
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.
EVA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament... [more]
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".
EYVINDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eyvindr (see ØYVIND).
FANNAR   m   Icelandic
Possibly derived from Old Norse fönn meaning "snow drift".
FINNUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of FINN (2).
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... [more]
FRÍÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRIÐRIK   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICK.
FRIÐRIKA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICA.
GEIR   m   Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".
GEORG   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian
Form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
GRÉTA   f   Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian diminutive of MARGARÉTA and Icelandic diminutive of MARGRÉT.
GRÓA   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
GUNNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUÐLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
GYÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of GYTHA.
HÁKON   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of HÅKON, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
HALLBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and björn "bear".
HALLDÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of HALDOR.
HALLDÓRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of HALDOR.
HARALDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of HAROLD.
HEIÐRÚN   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
HILDUR   f   Icelandic, Norwegian
Icelandic form of HILDR.
HINRIK   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of HENRY.
HJÖRDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sword goddess", derived from Old Norse hjörr "sword" and dís "goddess".
HJÖRTUR   m   Icelandic
Means "deer" in Icelandic.
HLÍF   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of LIV (1).
HRAFN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HULDA (1)   f   Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "sweet, lovable".
INDRIÐI   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of EINDRIDE.
INGIBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
INGVAR   m   Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Yngvarr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god YNGVI combined with arr meaning "warrior".
ÍRIS   f   Portuguese, Icelandic
Portuguese and Icelandic form of IRIS.
JENNÝ   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JENNY.
JÓHANN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JÓHANNA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JÓHANNES   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
JÓN   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
JÓNA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of JOHN.
JÓNAS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JONAH.
JÓNATAN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JONATHAN.
KAREN (1)   f   Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, English
Danish short form of KATHERINE. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.
KATRÍN   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of KATHERINE.
KRISTÍN   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTJÁN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJANA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
LÁRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURA.
LÁRUS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURENCE (1).
LEIFUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LEIF.
LILJA   f   Icelandic, Finnish
Icelandic and Finnish cognate of LILY.
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LÚÐVÍK   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LUDWIG.
MÆJA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic diminutive of MARIA.
MARGRÉT   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of MARGARET.
MARÍA   f & m   Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
NANNA (1)   f   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse legend she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.
NJÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
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.
ÓLAFUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of OLAF.
OLGA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev)... [more]
ÓSKAR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of OSCAR.
ÓÐINN   m   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ODIN.
OTTÓ   m   Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of OTTO.
PÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of PAUL.
PÁLL   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of PAUL.
PÉTUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of PETER.
RAGNA   f   Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNHEIÐUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHEIÐR.
RAGNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHILD.
RAKEL   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic
Scandinavian form of RACHEL.
REBEKKA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
RÓBERT   m   Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of ROBERT.
RÚNA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of RUNA.
SAGA   f   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Icelandic
Possibly means "seeing one" in Old Norse. This was the name of the Norse goddess of poetry and history, sometimes identified with the goddess Frigg... [more]
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887)... [more]
SELMA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Meaning unknown, possibly a short form of ANSELMA. It could also have been inspired by James Macpherson's 18th-century poems, in which it is the name of Ossian's castle.
SIF   f   Norse Mythology, Danish, Icelandic
Variant of SIV.
SIGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and "new"... [more]
SIGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret"... [more]
SIGURÐUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
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.
SOFFÍA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SOPHIA.
SÓLVEIG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of SOLVEIG.
STEFÁN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of STEPHEN.
SVANA   f   Icelandic
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
SVERRIR   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of SVERRE, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
THEÓDÓRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of THEODORE.
ÞÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Þórr (see THOR).
ÞÓRA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Either a feminine form of Þórr (see THOR) or else a short form of the various Old Norse names beginning with the element Þór... [more]
ÞORBJÖRG   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJÖRG.
ÞORBJÖRN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJÖRN.
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".
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".
TÓMAS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of THOMAS.
TRYGGVI   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of TRYGVE.
UNNUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of UNNR.
VALDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".
VIGDÍS   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of VÍGDÍS.
VILHJÁLMUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of WILLIAM.
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