Scandinavian Submitted Names

Scandinavian names are used in the Scandinavia region of northern Europe. For more specific lists, see Swedish names, Danish names and Norwegian names. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Likely a variant of Aricia.
Variant of Åsta. Famous bearer is Aasta Hansteen, (10 December 1824 – 13 April 1908), Norwegian painter, writer and early feminist.
AASULFmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Åsulf.
Faroese form of Abel.
Diminutive of Abraham, Albin and Albert.
ABELAfGerman (Rare), Low German (Archaic), Swedish (Archaic), Icelandic (Modern)
Obsolete Low German short form of both Apollonia and Alberta. There is, however, another theory which derives this name from Old Saxon aval "strength; force; fortitude". ... [more]
ABIGAJILfNorwegian (Rare, Archaic), Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Abigail used in the Norwegian translation of the Bible.
Faroese form of Abraham.
Feminine form of Abraham.
Faroese form of Abram.
ABSALONmNorwegian, Polish
Polish and Norwegian form of Absalom.
Faroese form of Adam.
ADDÝfIcelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Addy.
ADELINm & fFrench, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Masculine form and feminine variant of Adelina.
ADÍm & fIcelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic form of Adi, or short form of names beginning with Ad.
ADÓLFmIcelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Adolf.
ADONIAmDutch, German, Italian, Swedish
Dutch, German, Italian and Swedish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
ADRIf & mItalian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian and its various translations and Adriana and its various translations.
Icelandic form of Adrian.
Icelandic form of Adriel.
ÆSAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese variant of Ása.
ÆSGERÐURfIcelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Ǣsgærðr.
ÆSIRmIcelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic masculine form of Æsa. This is the name of a character in Norse mythology.
Modern Icelandic form of Ævarr or Ǣvarr, an Old Norse name in which the first element derived from ǣvi meaning "eternity, time, life" (compare Aiva, from the Gothic cognate); the second element may have been herr "army" or geirr "spear".
Diminutive of Alf (1).
AGATEfLatvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
French variant and Nordic and Latvian form of Agathe.
AGDARmNorwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian masculine form of Agda.
ÄGIRmSwedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Ægir.
AGMUNDmAncient 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]
AGNAfDanish, Swedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Agni or short form of Agneta.
Faroese form of Agnes.
ÅGNEmNorwegian (Rare)
Halvemål variant of Hogne.
AGNImNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Short form of names beginning with Agi- or Egg-. In the Ynglingatal, Agni Skjálfarbondi is a legendary Swedish king, one of the Ynglingar (Swedish royal dynasty in the early Middle Ages). His wife Skalf hanged him with his own necklace.
AGNISm & fLatvian, Old Swedish, Swedish
Swedish variant and Latvian masculine form of Agnes.
AGRIMmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Audgrim.
AGÐAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Agatha.
Derived from the Germanic name elements agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a weapon" and gunnr "battle, fight".
Icelandic form of AUGUSTUS.
Icelandic form of Augusta.
Icelandic form of Augustina.
AIVAfSwedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern coinage derived from Gothic aiws meaning "time; age; eternity". This name first appeared in Sweden in the late 19th century.
AJDAfSwedish (Archaic)
Local form of Agda traditionally found in Scania.
Danish form of Ayo.
Faroese variant of Aksel.
AKSELIANEfNorwegian (Archaic)
Feminine form of Aksel recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
ALANDmSwedish (Rare)
Likely a variant of Arland.
ALARIKmCroatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian and Swedish form of Alaric.
Swedish form of Albert.
Derived from the Icelandic elements alda "heavy swelling wave, a roller" and ey "island".
ALDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse variant and Icelandic form of Alfdís.
An old Norse name which is probably a short form of the name Alfer and Alrik. Oldest known usage of the name is from a runic inscription from the 9th century.
ALEFmMedieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), Low German, North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German (also Low German) variant of Adolf as well as the North & West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alof.... [more]
Modern Icelandic form of Áleifr.
ALEKAfSwedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish
Low German diminutive of names containing the element adal, especially Adelheid.
Faroese form of Alexander.
ALEKSIUSmFinnish, Faroese
Finnish and Faroese variant of Alexius.
ALEPHmSwedish (Rare), Hebrew (Rare)
Variant of Alef. In the case of Natalie Portman's son, it refers to the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
ALETHAfOld Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Latinized contracted form of Adelheid.
ALETTAfDutch, Swedish (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Dutch variant of Aleida and archaic Swedish diminutive of Alhet. ... [more]
Icelandic form of Alexandria.
Faroese variant of Aleksandur.
Icelandic form of Alexia.
ÁLFARmIcelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Álfarr.
Icelandic form of Alfdís.
ALFDISfSwedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Alfdís.
Icelandic younger form of Álfgerðr.
Icelandic younger form of Alfheiðr.
Icelandic younger form of Álfhildr.
ALFÍFAfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name of uncertain meaning, the first element possibly from *alu "protection, fortune" or alfr "elf"; the second element, fífa means "cotton grass" and occurs in Old Icelandic poetry as a metaphor for "arrow" (a similar word, fífla, was used in 'Grettis saga' to mean "a girl")... [more]
Variant of Alfa or short form of Adolfina.
Norwegian form of Ælfgifu.
Old Norse variant form of Alfketill.
Icelandic form of Alfred.
ÁLFRÓSfIcelandic (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the Icelandic elements alfr "elf" and rós "rose".
Icelandic younger form of Alfrún.
ÁLFSÓLfIcelandic (Rare)
Derived from the Icelandic elements alfr "elf" and sól "sun".
Swedish form of Álfsól.
ÁLFÞÓRmIcelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Alfþórr.
ÄLGmSwedish (Rare)
Means "moose" in Swedish.
Short form of Aðalgeir.
ALGOTmSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Algautr, in which the second element is gautr meaning "Goth". The first element may be allr "all", aðal "noble", ǫl (probably means "protection, luck" but was early associated with the Old Norse word ǫl "ale") or alfr "elf".
ALÍDAfIcelandic (Modern)
Icelandic form of Alida.
ALIKAfEnglish, Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Greenlandic
Low German variant of Aleka, as well as a Greenlandic name of unknown meaning.
ALINDAfFinnish, Swedish (Rare)
Finnish variant of Alina as well as a contracted form of Adelinda.
Variant of Alinda.
Icelandic form of Alisa.
ÄLLAfSwedish (Modern, Rare)
Swedish variant of Ella.
Swedish diminutive of names starting with Al-, like Alexander and Albin.
ALLISfSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Alice.
ALLÝfIcelandic (Modern)
Icelandic form of Ally.
ALMARmNorwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Younger form of Almarr and masculine form of Alma.
ALOTTEfNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Possibly an elaborated form of Lotte, influenced by Alette or French alouette meaning "lark (songbird)" (see Alouette). This was first documented in Norway in 1780.
ÅLOVfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Álǫf.
ALREKURmIcelandic (Rare, Archaic)
Icelandic younger form of Alrekr.
Modern Swedish form of Old Norse AlríkR.
ALRÚNfIcelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Alrun.
ÄLVAfSwedish (Modern)
Variant of Elva (2) or derived from Swedish älva "fairy".
Faroese form of Alfdís.
ALVDISfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Alfdís.
Swedish variant of Alf.
ALVFINNmNorwegian (Archaic)
Archaic Norwegian form of Alffinnr.
Modern variant of Alffinna.
Modern Faroese form of Alffinnr.
Modern Faroese form of Alfgerðr
Modern Norwegian form of Alfgerðr.
Modern Faroese form of Alfheiðr.
ALVILDEfDanish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic
Variant of Alvhilde, a form of Alfhild used in Norway since the beginning of the 19th century (see also Alvilda). A literary bearer was Norwegian novelist Alvilde Prydz (1846-1922).
ALVLAUGfNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Alflaug.
Modern Norwegian form of Alfný.
Modern Faroese form of Alfr.
Icelandic form of Amalia.
Uncertain origin and meaning, maybe Faroese male form of Amalie.
Faroese variant of Amalia.
AMBImMedieval English, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of Arnbjǫrn.
Icelandic variant of Ambrose or Ambrosius
Icelandic form of Amelia.
Icelandic form of Amir.
AMÍRAfIcelandic (Modern)
Icelandic form of Amira.
AMÝfIcelandic (Modern)
Icelandic form of Amy.
ANALIAfEnglish, Swedish (Rare)
Either a variant of Analía or a combination of Ana and the popular name suffix -lia.
Feminine form of Ánanias.
Faroese form of Ananias.
ANASTAZIAfDanish (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare), English (Modern, Rare), Czech
Danish, Swedish and English modern variant of Anastasia as well as a traditional Czech variant of Anastázie.
ANBJØRNmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Annbjørn.
Danish feminine form of Anders.
ANDORFmNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Former Norwegian variant of Andor.
ANDRÁfIcelandic (Modern)
Directly taken from Icelandic andrá "breath of air; moment".
Possibly from the Old Norse word andri, meaning "snow shoe". Alternatively, it could have originally been a diminutive form of the name Andríður.
ANDRIASmNorwegian, Faroese
Norwegian and Faroese variant of Andreas.
ANDRIKmSwedish (Rare), Dutch
Swedish combination of -ander borrowed from Greek, meaning "man" (compare Alexander) and ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich".
ANDRINEfDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish feminine form of Andreas as well as a contracted form of Alexandrine.
Means "rival, enemy" in Icelandic.
ANDRODERmNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Former Norwegian younger form of Arnrøðr.
ANDROEmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian newer form of Androder.
ANGANTÝRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Ancient Scandinavian and Icelandic name with the combination of angi "sweet odour" and tívar "gods".
Icelandic form of Angelika.
From Old Norse angi meaning "sweet odour".
Faroese variant of Angelina.
ANIARAfPopular Culture, Swedish
From Greek ἀνιαρός (aniaros) meaning "sad, despairing". The name was invented by Harry Edmund Martinson for the space ship in his poem of science fiction "Aniara: en revy om människan i tid och rum" in 1956.
Icelandic form of Anika.
ANÍNAfIcelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Anina.
Icelandic form of Anita.
ANITRAfLiterature, Theatre, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Coined by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen for an Ethiopian princess in his play Peer Gynt (1867).
ANKERmDanish, 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.
Swedish diminutive of Ann-Kristin, Ann-Katrin, Anna-Karin and other similar hyphenated names.
Diminutive of Anneli.
ANNÆUSmNorwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Latinised male form of Anna.
ANNALIAfEnglish, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Anna and the popular name suffix -lia.
ANNARmNorwegian, Icelandic, Swedish (Rare)
Newer form of Old Norse name Ánarr meaning "ancestor's army". Derived from Old Norse anu "ancestor, father" and herr "army". ... [more]
ANNARRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Either a variant of Ánarr or from Old Norse meaning "the second one" or . In Norse mythology this is the name of Nótt's second husband, the father of Jǫrð.
ANNASTINAfSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Anna and Stina.
Norwegian variant of Arnbjørn.
ANNBRITTfSwedish, Danish (Rare)
Combination of Ann and Britt (compare Majbritt).
Variant of Anki. Used almost exclusively as a nickname, very rarely as a full name.
ANNEBRITTfSwedish (Rare)
Variant of Annbritt. It is also a combination of Anne and Britt.
Danish name with the combination of Anna and Dorothea.
Danish form of Annegret.
ANNEKENfLow German, Danish, Flemish, Old Swedish
Low German diminutive of Anne.
ANNELINEfAfrikaans, Dutch, French (Archaic), Danish, Norwegian
Dutch and Afrikaans variant of Annelien as well as a Danish and Norwegian combination of Anne and Line (and thus a cognate of Annelien) as well as a Danish, Norwegian and archaic French diminutive of Anne found up to the 1700s in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
Combination of Anne and Mette.
ANNEMIEfUpper German, Flemish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Annemarie, used mainly in the middle and south of Germany.
ANNEMORfNorwegian (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Anne and the name element mor "mother".
Danish variant of Annastina.
ANNEVIfSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Anne and the Old Swedish name element "temple, sanctuary" (ultimately from the Old Norse name element "home; temple, sanctuary; devoted, dedicated").
ANNFRIDfNorwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Altered form of Arnfrid, first documented in Norway c.1500 (Arnfrid: 1888).
Faroese form of Annfrid.
Icelandic form of Annia.
ANNKATRINfSwedish (Rare), German
Swedish and German combination of Anne and Katrin.
Variant of Anki.
ANNKJELLmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Arnkjell.
ANNLIfSwedish, Danish
Short form of Anneli.
ANNMAJfSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Ann and Maj.
ANNULmNorwegian (Archaic)
Former Norwegian dialectal variant of Arnulf.
ANNULVmNorwegian (Archaic)
Former Norwegian dialectal variant of Arnulf.
ANNVEIGfNorwegian (Rare)
Variant of Arnveig as well as a younger combination of Anna and veig "power; strength".
ANNÝfIcelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Annie.
ANTEmSwedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Scandinavian diminutive of Andreas, Anders and Anton.