Meaning & History

Old Norse name that was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and nýr "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSigne(Danish) Signe(Latvian) Signe, Signy(Norwegian) Signe(Swedish)
Same SpellingSigny

Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from

Entry updated February 4, 2020