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AGMUND m Ancient Germanic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
The first element of this name is derived from ag
, an uncertain element for which a few possible origins exist. The accepted explanation is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *agjo
, which means "sharp, pointed." Because of that, it also means "edge", as in the sharp cutting side of a sword - which is why the meaning of the element has ultimately come to be "sword"... [more]
ANKER m Danish, English (Rare)
Younger form of ANKARL
and variant of ANCHOR
. A famous bearer is Anker Jørgensen (born July 13 1922), a Social Democratic politician, warehouse worker and former prime minister and foreign minister.
ARNA f Medieval German, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Medieval feminine form of masculine names that begin with either the Old High German element arn-
or the Old Norse elements ari
, all of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *arnu-
ASKE m Frisian, Danish
Frisian short form of names containing the name element ASK
and Frisian short form of names containing the name element AS
AYO f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Possibly from the Spanish word ayo
meaning "tutor" or "person who takes care of children". According to another source it might be a Danish form of an Indian name meaning "wonderful".
BALZER m German, Danish
German and Danish vernacular form of BALTHASAR
. It was borne by Danish politician Balzer Jacobsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1655 to 1661.
BELLIS f Danish
It can also be inspired by the Latin word bellis
BODO m Ancient Germanic, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element bod
"lord, ruler", which later acquired the meaning "messenger, tidings" due to confusion with bode
"messenger" (also "to announce, command").
BROR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse bróðir
meaning "brother". In older days it was never given to the firstborn son. In the 19th century it started to lose its original meaning and was given to all, regardless of birth order.
CARIT m Danish (Rare)
Fantasy name from the pen name "Carit Etlar" of the Danish author Johan Carl Christian Brosbøll (1816 - 1900) who took his own name Carl and the first name of his muse Tertia Fabricius, and built a new first and last name from the letters.
EDEL f German, German (Austrian), Danish, English, Finnish, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Norwegian, Sami, Swedish
Short form of names that begin with or end in the element "Edel-" meaning "noble", for example EDELTRAUD
FANNEY f Icelandic, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements fǫnn
"snow; snowdrift" and ey
"island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja
"(gift of) luck; fortune").
FENJA f West Frisian, German, Danish
Variant form of FENJE
. Also compare FENNA
. You might also want to take a look at the other entry for FENJA
, which is a name from Norse mythology (but has a completely different etymology) that could also have been the inspiration for the parents of some of the modern-day bearers of the name.
FREDE m Danish
Younger form of FRETHI
. A famous bearer is Frederik 'Frede' Engelhart Bojsen (22 August 1841 – 4 December 1926), Danish politician and professor.