Medieval Scandinavian Submitted Names
were used by medieval Scandinavian peoples.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
EYVǪR f Medieval Scandinavian
Derived from the elements *auja "gift, good fortune" (or ey "island"; compare Eyja) and vor "vigilant, cautious" (also associated with vár, a poetic word for "woman").
FARULF m Ancient Germanic, Medieval Scandinavian
Germanic name derived from the elements fara
"journey" (possibly via Gothic faran
"to travel"; alternatively it could be from Langobardic fara
"family, line, kind") and wulf
"wolf" (Gothic vulfs
GAMALBARN m Medieval Scandinavian, Medieval English
Hypothetical Anglo-Scandinavian name meaning "young Gamall", from a combination of the Old Norse name Gamall
"child, young man". (Gamall was originally a byname taken from the Old Norse adjective gamall
"old", which gives *Gamalbarn
the seemingly self-contradictory meaning "old child".)... [more]
GEREKE m Medieval Scandinavian
Meaning uncertain. The first element is possibly derived from Old Norse geirr
"spear". The second element could possibly be related to Old Norse rikr
"mighty, rich" or leikr
HERI m Medieval Scandinavian, Faroese, Danish
Faroese name of uncertain derivation, used since at least the 14th century. It is possibly a diminutive of names beginning with the Old Norse element herr
meaning "army", or derived from Old Norse héri
"hare" or "hare-hearted"... [more]
HERVOR f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Medieval Scandinavian
Swedish and Norwegian form of Hervǫr
. This was the name of two heroines in the 'Hervarar saga', written in the 13th century. It also appears in 'Landnámabók' (in chapter 10, belonging to Hervor, daughter of Þórgerðr Eylaugsdóttir).
THORFINN m Medieval Scandinavian
From the Old Norse name Þórfinnr
, derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr
) combined with Finnr
"Sámi, Laplander". One famous bearer was Thorfinn "Skullsplitter", Earl of Orkney.