Scandinavian Names

Scandinavian names are used in the Scandinavia region of northern Europe. For more specific lists, see Swedish names, Danish names and Norwegian names. See also about Scandinavian names.
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LINE   f   Danish, Norwegian, French
Short form of CAROLINE and other names ending in line.
LINN   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of LINNÉA and other names containing the same sound.
LINNÉA   f   Swedish
From the name of a flower, also known as the twinflower. The Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus named it after himself, it being his favourite flower.
LINUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized), German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Greek name Λινος (Linos) meaning "flax". In Greek legend he was the son of the god Apollo, who accidentally killed him in a contest... [more]
LIS   f   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of ELISABET.
LISBET   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of ELISABET.
LISELOTT   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of LISELOTTE.
LISELOTTE   f   Danish, Swedish, Dutch, German
Contraction of LISE and CHARLOTTE.
LISS   f   Norwegian
Short form of ELISABET.
LISSI   f   Danish
Diminutive of ELISABET.
LIV (1)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
LOKE   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of LOKI.
LONE   f   Danish
Short form of ABELONE or MAGDALONE.
LORENS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LAURENCE (1).
LOTTA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Short form of CHARLOTTA.
LOTTIE   f   English, Swedish
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE or LISELOTTE.
LOUISE   f   French, English, Danish, Swedish, Dutch
French feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVE (1)   m   Swedish
Swedish form of LOUIS.
LOVISA   f   Swedish
Swedish feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVISE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUCIA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind... [more]
LUDDE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of LUDVIG.
LUDVIG   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LUDWIG.
LUKAS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Lithuanian
German, Scandinavian and Lithuanian form of LUKE.
LÚÐVÍK   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LUDWIG.
LÝDIA   f   Slovak, Faroese
Slovak and Faroese form of LYDIA.
LYKKE   f   Danish
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
MADELEINE   f   French, English, Swedish
French form of MAGDALENE.
MADS   m   Danish
Danish short form of MATHIAS.
MÆJA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic diminutive of MARIA.
MAGDALENE   f   German, Danish, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From a title which meant "of Magdala". Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament, was named thus because she was from Magdala - a village on the Sea of Galilee whose name meant "tower" in Hebrew... [more]
MAGDALONE   f   Danish
Danish form of MAGDALENE.
MAGNE   m   Norwegian
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.
MAGNHILD   f   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle"... [more]
MAGNUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint who was a missionary in Germany. It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king Magnus I, who was said to have been named after Charlemagne, or Carolus Magnus in Latin (however there was also a Norse name Magni)... [more]
MAIKEN   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian diminutive of MARIA.
MAJKEN   f   Danish, Swedish
Variant of MAIKEN.
MALENA   f   Swedish, Spanish, Czech
Swedish and Spanish short form of MAGDALENA, and Czech short form of MAHULENA.
MALENE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish short form of MAGDALENE.
MALIN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENE.
MALTE   m   Danish, Swedish, German
Short form of the Germanic name HELMOLD.
MALTHE   m   Danish, German
Variant of MALTE.
MARCUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. This was among the most popular of the Roman praenomina... [more]
MAREN   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MARINA.
MARGARETHE   f   German, Danish
German and Danish form of MARGARET.
MARGIT   f   Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian
Hungarian, Scandinavian and Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARGRÉT   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of MARGARET.
MARGRETE   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARGRETHE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARGARET. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
MARI (1)   f   Welsh, Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Welsh, Breton, Estonian and Finnish form of MARIA, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of MÁRIA... [more]
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.
MARIANNE   f   French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Originally a French diminutive of MARIE. It is also considered a combination of MARIE and ANNE (1)... [more]
MARIE   f   French, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, a queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution... [more]
MARIT   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARITA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French
Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male"... [more]
MARK   m   English, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical
Form of MARCUS. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts... [more]
MARKUS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
German, Scandinavian and Finnish form of MARK.
MARNA   f   Danish
Danish short form of MARINA.
MÄRTA   f   Swedish
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
MARTE   f   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of MARTHA.
MÅRTEN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTHA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) "master"... [more]
MARTHE   f   French, Norwegian
French and Norwegian form of MARTHA.
MARTIN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS... [more]
MARTINA   f   German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
MARTINE   f   French, Dutch, Norwegian
French, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATILDA   f   English, Swedish, Finnish
From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle"... [more]
MATS   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MATTHIAS.
MATTEUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHIAS   m   Greek, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW) which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot... [more]
MATTIAS   m   German, Swedish
Variant of MATTHIAS.
MAX   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English).
MAXIMILIAN   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Roman name Maximilianus, which was derived from MAXIMUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr... [more]
MELKER   m   Swedish
Swedish form of MELCHIOR.
MERETE   f   Danish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERIT (2)   f   Swedish
Variant of MARIT.
META   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MIA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
MICHAEL   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?"... [more]
MICHAELA   f   German, Swedish, English, Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIKAEL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKAELA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIKKEL   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MICHAEL. It can also derive from the Scandinavian root mikill meaning "enormous".
MIKKELINE   f   Danish
Danish feminine form of MIKKEL.
MIKKJAL   m   Faroese
Faroese form of MICHAEL.
MILLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
MIMMI   f   Swedish, Finnish
Diminutive of VILHELMINA or VILHELMIINA.
MOA   f   Swedish
Possibly derived from Swedish moder meaning "mother". This was the pen name of the Swedish author Moa Martinson (real name Helga Maria Martinson).
MOGENS   m   Danish
Danish form of MAGNUS.
MONA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of MONIKA.
MORTEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARTIN.
MY   f   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of MARIA.
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.
NEA   f   Swedish
Short form of LINNÉA.
NELS   m   Danish
Danish variant of NILS.
NIELS (1)   m   Danish
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
NIKLAS   m   Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, German
Swedish form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAJ   m   Danish, Slovene
Danish and Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
NILS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of NICHOLAS.
NINA (1)   f   Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century... [more]
NJÅL   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of NJÁLL.
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.
NJORD   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility... [more]
NOAK   m   Swedish
Swedish form of NOAH (1).
NORA   f   Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Italian
Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR. Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play 'A Doll's House' (1879).
ODD   m   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse oddr meaning "point of a sword".
ODDMUND   m   Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements oddr "point of a sword" and mundr "protection".
ØIVIND   m   Norwegian
Variant of ØYVIND.
OLA (1)   m   Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish short form of OLAF.
OLAF   m   Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Polish
From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leifr "descendant"... [more]
ÓLAFUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of OLAF.
OLAV   m   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of OLAF.
OLE   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of OLAF.
OLGA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, German, Hungarian, Polish, 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]
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)... [more]
OLIVIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive"... [more]
OLLE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of OLAF.
OLOF   m   Swedish
Swedish form of OLAF.
OLOV   m   Swedish
Swedish form of OLAF.
OLUF   m   Danish
Danish variant of OLAF.
ÖRJAN   m   Swedish
Medieval Swedish form of JURIAN.
ØRJAN   m   Norwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of JURIAN.
ORLA (2)   m   Danish
Danish name, meaning unknown.
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.
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... [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.
OSVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of OSWALD.
OTTILIA   f   Swedish
Swedish form of ODILIA.
OTTO   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
Later German form of Audo or Odo, originally a short form of various names beginning with the Germanic element aud meaning "wealth, fortune"... [more]
OTTÓ   m   Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of OTTO.
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".
ØYDIS   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of EYDÍS.
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".
PÅL   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PAUL.
PÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of PAUL.
PÁLL   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of PAUL.
PALLE   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
PATRIK   m   Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Hungarian
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PAUL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him... [more]
PAULA   f   German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULINA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Lithuanian, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAULINE   f   French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PEDER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PETER.
PEER   m   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Variant of PER. The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen used this name for the main character in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867).
PEHR   m   Swedish
Swedish variant of PER.
PELLE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of PER.
PER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Breton
Scandinavian and Breton form of PETER.
PERNILLA   f   Swedish
Swedish short form of PETRONILLA.
PERNILLE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of PETRONILLA.
PETER   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical
Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone"... [more]
PETRA   f   German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, English
Feminine form of PETER. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.
PETRONELLA   f   Dutch, German, Swedish
Dutch, German and Swedish form of PETRONILLA.
PETTER   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PETER.
PÉTUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of PETER.
PETUR   m   Faroese
Faroese form of PETER.
PHILIP   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Biblical
From the Greek name Φιλιππος (Philippos) which means "friend of horses", composed of the elements φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse"... [more]
PIERRE   m   French, Swedish
French form of PETER. This name was borne by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), a French impressionist painter, and by Pierre Curie (1859-1906), a physicist who discovered radioactivity with his wife Marie.
PONTUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PONTIUS.
POUL   m   Danish
Danish form of PAUL.
PREBEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Modern Danish form of the name Pridbjørn, which was a medieval Scandinavian form of the Slavic (Wendish) name Pridbor, which was derived from Slavic prid "first" and borti "battle"... [more]
RAGNA   f   Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of RAYNER.
RAGNHEIÐUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHEIÐR.
RAGNHILD   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ragnhildr, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and hildr "battle".
RAGNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHILD.
RAGNVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of RAGNVALDR.
RAKEL   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of RACHEL.
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... [more]
RANDI (2)   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Ragnfríðr, which was derived from regin "advice, counsel" and fríðr "beautiful".
RASMUS   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of ERASMUS.
REBECCA   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah) from an unattested root probably meaning "join, tie, snare"... [more]
REBECKA   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of REBECCA.
REBEKKA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Biblical Greek
German, Dutch, Danish and Norwegian form of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
REGINA   f   English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary, and it was later revived in the 19th century... [more]
REGINE   f   German, Norwegian
German and Norwegian form of REGINA.
REIDAR   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".
REIDUN   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðunn which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
RENATE   f   German, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.
RIKA   f   Swedish, Dutch
Short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIKA, and other names ending in rika.
RIKARD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of RICHARD.
RIKKE   f   Danish
Danish short form of FREDERIKKE.
RITA   f   Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
ROALD   m   Norwegian
Modern form of the Old Norse name Hróðvaldr or Hróaldr, composed of the elements hróðr "fame" and valdr "ruler"... [more]
ROAR   m   Norwegian
Newer Scandinavian form of HRÓARR.
RÓBERT   m   Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of ROBERT.
ROBERT   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright"... [more]
ROBIN   m & f   English, Dutch, Swedish
Medieval diminutive of ROBERT. Robin Hood was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor... [more]
ROFFE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of ROLF.
ROGER   m   English, French, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
Means "famous spear" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear"... [more]
ROLAND   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Medieval French
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and land meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave"... [more]
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)... [more]
RONJA   f   Swedish
Invented by Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren, who based it on the middle portion of Juronjaure, the name of a lake in Sweden. Lindgren used it in her book 'Ronia the Robber's Daughter' (Ronia is the English translation).
ROSA (1)   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2)... [more]
RUBEN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Scandinavian, Dutch, French and Armenian form of REUBEN. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
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"... [more]
RUNA   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Feminine form of RUNE.
RUNE   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse rún meaning "secret lore".
RUTH (1)   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Hebrew name which was derived from the Hebrew word רְעוּת (re'ut) meaning "friend"... [more]
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]
SALOMON   m   French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
French and Scandinavian form of SOLOMON.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard"... [more]
SANDER   m   Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Dutch and Scandinavian short form of ALEXANDER.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, 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]
SANNA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Short form of SUSANNA. It can also be derived from Swedish sann meaning "true".
SANNE   f   Dutch, Danish
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
SASSA   f   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
SEBASTIAN   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors)... [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.
SEVERIN   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian form of SEVERINUS.
SIBYLLA   f   Greek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SIGFRID (1)   m   Swedish
Swedish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGFRID (2)   f   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SIGRID.
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")... [more]
SIGNE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of SIGNY.
SIGNY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of SIGNÝ.
SIGRID   f   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret"... [more]
SIGRUN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of SIGRÚN.
SIGURD   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian"... [more]
SIGURÐUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
SIGVARD   m   Swedish
Swedish form of SIGURD.
SILJE   f   Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILLE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SIMEN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SIMON.
SIMON   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard"... [more]
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.
SIRI   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of SIGRID.
SIV   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
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.
SOFFÍA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SOPHIA.
SOFIE   f   German, Danish, Dutch, Czech
Form of SOPHIE.
SOLFRID   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful"... [more]
SOLVEIG   f   Norwegian, Swedish
From an Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength"... [more]
SOLVEJ   f   Danish
Danish form of SOLVEIG.
SØLVI   f   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
SOLVIG   f   Swedish
Swedish variant form of SOLVEIG.
SÖREN   m   Swedish, German
Swedish and German form of SØREN.
SØREN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of SEVERINUS. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher who is regarded as a precursor of existentialism.
STAFFAN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of STEPHEN.
STEEN   m   Danish
Danish cognate of STEN.
STEFÁN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIE   f   German, Dutch, Danish
Variant of STEPHANIE.
STEFFEN   m   Low German, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Low German and Danish form of STEPHEN.
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".
STELLAN   m   Swedish
Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Old Norse stilling "calm", or perhaps of German origin.
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.
STINA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of CHRISTINA and other names ending in stina.
STINE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of CHRISTINE and other names ending in stine.
STURE   m   Swedish, Medieval Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the name of three viceroys of Sweden.
SUNNIVA   f   Norwegian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift"... [more]
SUSANN   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of SUSANNE.
SUSANNA   f   Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah)... [more]
SUSANNE   f   German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of SUSANNA.
SVANA   f   Icelandic
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SVANHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
SVANTE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
SVEA   f   Swedish
From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes... [more]
SVEIN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant 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.
SYLVESTER   m   English, Dutch, Danish, German
Medieval variant of SILVESTER. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a famous bearer.


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