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AASTA f Norwegian
Variant of Åsta
. Famous bearer is Aasta Hansteen, (10 December 1824 – 13 April 1908), Norwegian painter, writer and early feminist.
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]
ÅGUNN f Norwegian
Derived from the Germanic name elements agi
"awe, terror" or egg
"edge of a weapon" and gunnr
AIVA f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern coinage derived from Gothic aiws
meaning "time; age; eternity". This name first appeared in Sweden in the late 19th century.
ALGOT m Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Algautr
, in which the second element is gautr
meaning "Goth". The first element may be allr
(probably means "protection, luck" but was early associated with the Old Norse word ǫl
"ale") or alfr
ARE m Norwegian, Estonian
Modern form of Ari (2)
. In Norway it has been used predominantly in the regions Aust-Agder and Rogaland (after the Protestant Reformation).
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-
ARNFRID f Norwegian, Swedish
Modern Norwegian form of Arnfríðr
, an Old Norse name derived from the elements arn
"eagle" and fríðr
"peace, love" or "beloved" (later "beautiful, fair"; compare Fríða
, an Old Norse short form of Arnfríðr and other feminine names containing the element).
ARNVEIG f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of ǫrn
"eagle" and veig
ASKIL m Norwegian
From Old Norse Askettil, meaning "god kettle" or "god helmet".
ÅSNE f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Åsny
. A famous bearer is Åsne Guldahl Seierstad, Norwegian journalist and writer, (1970- ).
ÅSVEIG f Norwegian, Swedish
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse áss
"god" combined with Old Norse veig
AUSTE m Norwegian
Diminutive of names containing the element aust
, "the east").
BIBI f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Diminutive of Birgitta
and its various forms. It can also be used as a diminutive of other names beginning with or containing B
, such as Bibiana
. A known bearer was Swedish actress Berit Elisabet "Bibi" Andersson (1935-2019).
BJERMUND m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of bjǫrn
"bear" and mund
BJØRNSTJERNE m Norwegian
Combination of Bjørn
and Norwegian stjerne
meaning "star". Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910) was a Norwegian writer and Nobel laureate (Literature, 1903).
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").
BORGINE f Norwegian
Pet form of names containing the name element BORG
"stronghold", "fortification", "castle".
BREDE m Norwegian
From the Medieval Danish word bredje
, which means "battle axe". This name is not used much outside Norway. Brede is also a surname in Scandinavia.
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.