Greenlandic Submitted Names
are used by the indigenous people of Greenland.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
From Greenlandic -aaja
, an affix used for and by children used as a name.
AAJUm & fGreenlandic
From a childish pronunciation of the Greenlandic word angaju
"older sibling of the same sex" (see Angaju
AAJUNNGUAQm & fGreenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "dear older sibling", from a combination of Aaju
and the diminutive suffix nnguaq
"sweet, dear, little".
AAMANNGUAQf & mGreenlandic
Derived from Greenlandic aama
"glow, glowing coal" (cf. Aamaq
) combined with the diminutive suffix nnguaq
meaning "sweet, dear, little".
Means "being touched" in Greenlandic, derived from the Greenlandic attorpaa
"to touch him/her/it".
Possibly from Natsilingmiut aimavik
"home", Kivalliq aivuq
"s/he goes towards", Greenlandic aivâ
"fetches it", or Greenlandic airuq
"coming home". It may also be a variant of Aumaĸ
AJÂJAf & mGreenlandic
Greenlandic pet form of Aja
, from a combination of Aja
and the diminutive suffix -aaja
, a Greenlandic affix used for and by children or a Greenlandic variant form of Ajajak
Means "the one chanting 'ajaaja'" in Greenlandic. Ajaaja is an onomatopoeia.
Greenlandic variant form of Ajut
or a combination of Ajut
, a Greenlandic suffix indicating a personal name.
AJUTfGreenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Greenlandic name related to Canadian Arctic ajujuq
"runs away". In Greenland mythology Ajut is the name of the woman who flees from her pursuer and becomes the sun
Means "beautiful, precious uncle (father's brother)" from Greenlandic Áka
AKIMIUf & mGreenlandic
Means "one who roams by the place under windows opposite the plank bed" in Greenlandic.
Means "thighbone of a seal" or "corner of a fur/fleece" in Greenlandic.
ÃKULUKf & mGreenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning 'sweet little one' combined possibly with -luk
ALEĸATSIAĸf & mGreenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning 'beautiful, precious older sister of a boy,' Also a Combination of Aleĸa
and the suffix -tsiaq
Greenlandic Inuit feminine name derived from ameq
meaning "skin" and -nnguaq
meaning "dear, little".
AMMAfNorse Mythology, Old Swedish, Greenlandic
Has several possible meanings. May be a short form of names beginning with Arn- or Am-, derived from Old Swedish amma
("wet nurse"), Old Norse amma
("grandmother") or Old Norse ama
("dark one").... [more]
ANGAJUf & mGreenlandic
Means "older sibling of the same sex" in Greenlandic, thus either "big brother (to a boy)" or "big sister (to a girl)".
South Greenlandic name meaning "she who has returned home", originally used as a nickname for someone named after a deceased family member, due to ritual name avoidance (taboos in mentioning names of deceased relatives, even when newborns had been named for them).
Greenlandic variant form of Ane
or Greenlandic name meaning "her older brother", from a combination of Ane
, a Greenlandic possessive-genitive marker.
Finnish name meaning "asked for", derived from the Finnish verb anoa
meaning "to ask" and Greenlandic name of unknown meaning.
APUTSIAĸf & mGreenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "snow crystal" with the combination of Aput
and suffix -tsiaq
"beautiful", "fair", "fairly good", "precious", "sweet", "fair-sized", "nice", "good", "handsome".
Means "little ptarmigan chick", derived from Greenlandic aqisseq
"rock ptarmigan" (cf. Aqisseq
) combined with a diminutive suffix.
Greenlandic name of unknown meaning, maybe a combination of Arnaĸ
and suffix -mineq
meaning "little bit".
Greenlandic feminine name meaning "sweet little woman" (or perhaps "dear Arnaq
"), derived from arnaq
"woman" combined with the endearing diminutive suffix nnguaq
Greenlandic name meaning "little woman". Combination of Arnaĸ
and suffix -raq
meaning "young animal".