Given Name SOLVEIG

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: SOOL-vie (Norwegian), SOOL-vay (Swedish)  [details]

Meaning & History

From an Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1876).
VARIANTS: Sølvi, Sylvi (Norwegian), Sylvi, Solvig (Swedish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sólveig (Ancient Scandinavian), Solvej (Danish), Sólveig (Icelandic), Solveiga (Latvian), Solveiga (Lithuanian)
SAME SPELLING: Sólveig

Categories

actresses, celestial, nature, strength, sun, virtues
Entry updated December 3, 2014