Old Norse Origin Names

This is a list of names in which the origin is Old Norse. Old Norse was the North Germanic language spoken by the peoples of ancient Scandinavia.
gender
usage
origin
Aage m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Áki.
Aarne m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Arne 1.
Aase f Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of Åsa.
Ægir m Norse Mythology
Means "sea, ocean" in Old Norse. According to Norse mythology Ægir was a god or giant (jǫtunn) who lived under the ocean.
Åge m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Áki.
Aghi m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ove.
Agmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Amund.
Agnar m Norwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
Agnarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Agnar.
Agner m Danish
Danish form of Agnar.
Aila f Finnish
Finnish form of Áile.
Áile f Sami
Sami form of Helga.
Aili f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Áile.
Aivar m Estonian
Estonian form of Ivar.
Aivars m Latvian
Latvian form of Ivar. The Latvian author Vilis Lācis used it for a character in his novel Uz Jauno Krastu (1952).
Åke m Swedish
Swedish form of Áki.
Áki m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
Áleifr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Olaf.
Alf 1 m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse alfr meaning "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild. She avoided marrying him by disguising herself as a warrior, but when they fought she was so impressed by his strength that she changed her mind.
Alfarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Alvar.
Alfhild f Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Alfhildr, which was composed of the elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle". In Scandinavian legend Alfhild was a maiden who disguised herself as a warrior in order to avoid marriage to King Alf. Her life was perhaps based on that of a 9th-century Viking pirate.
Alfhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Alfhild.
Alfr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Alf 1.
Alfvin m Old Norse
From the Old Norse elements alfr "elf" and vinr "friend".
Algautr m Old Norse
From the Old Norse elements alfr "elf" and gautr "Geat, Goth".
Algot m Swedish
Swedish form of Algautr.
Álǫf f Old Norse
Feminine form of Áleifr.
Alv m Norwegian
Variant of Alf 1.
Alva 1 f Swedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Alf 1.
Alvar m Swedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
Alve m Swedish
Variant of Alf 1.
Alvilda f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Alfhild.
Alvilde f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Alfhild.
Alvin m English, Swedish
From a medieval form of any of the Old English names Ælfwine, Æðelwine or Ealdwine. It was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the Old English names. As a Scandinavian name it is derived from Alfvin, an Old Norse cognate of Ælfwine.
Alvis m Norse Mythology, Latvian
From the Old Norse Alvíss meaning "all wise". In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
Alvíss m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Alvis.
Alwilda f History
Latinized form of Alfhild. This was the name of a legendary female Scandinavian pirate, also called Awilda.
Amhlaidh m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Olaf.
Amhlaoibh m Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Olaf.
Amlaíb m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Olaf.
Amund m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".
Andor 1 m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnþórr, derived from the element arn "eagle" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor).
Angrboða f Norse Mythology
Means "she who brings grief" in Old Norse, derived from angr "grief" and boða "to forebode, to proclaim". According to Norse mythology Angrboða was a giantess (jǫtunn) and the mother of three of Loki's children: Fenrir, Jörmungandr and Hel.
Ankarl m Old Danish
Old Danish form of Anker.
Anker m Danish
From the Old Danish name Ankarl, of uncertain meaning, possibly a combination of Old Norse arn "eagle" and karl "man".
Ari 2 m Old Norse, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
Aric m English
Variant of Eric.
Arild m Norwegian
Possibly a variant of Harald or Arnold.
Arnar m Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements arn "eagle" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".
Arnbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Arnbjǫrg.
Arnbjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
Arnborg f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Arnbjǫrg.
Arne 1 m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
Arnfinn m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements arn "eagle" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
Arnfinnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Arnfinn.
Árni m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Arne 1.
Arnór m Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of Andor 1.
Arnþór m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Andor 1.
Arnþórr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Andor 1.
Arnviðr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Arvid.
Arve m Norwegian
Variant of Arvid.
Arvid m Swedish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
Arvīds m Latvian
Latvian form of Arvid.
Ása f Old Norse, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of Åsa.
Åsa f Swedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
Ásbjörn m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ásbjǫrn.
Ásbjǫrn m Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and bjǫrn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of Osborn.
Asbjørn m Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Ásbjǫrn.
Ásdís f Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
Åse f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian form of Åsa, as well as a Swedish and Danish variant. It was used by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen in his play Peer Gynt (1867), where it belongs to the mother of the title character.
Ásgeir m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Asger.
Asgeir m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Asger.
Ásgeirr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Asger.
Asger m Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
Åshild f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Áshildr, derived from the elements áss "god" and hildr "battle".
Áshildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åshild.
Ask m Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
Ásketill m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
Askr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Ask.
Áslaug f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Aslaug.
Aslaug f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Aslög f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Aslaug.
Asløg f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Aslaug.
Åsmund m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of Osmond.
Ásmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åsmund.
Ásmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Åsmund.
Asta f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of Astrid.
Astrid f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French, English
Modern Scandinavian form of Ástríðr. This name was borne by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), the author of Pippi Longstocking. It was also borne by a Swedish princess (1905-1935) who became the queen of Belgium as the wife of Leopold III.
Astride f French
French variant of Astrid.
Ástríðr f Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
Ástríður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ástríðr.
Ásvaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Oswald.
Aðalbjörg f Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
Aðalsteinn m Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
Aud f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Auðr.
Audhild f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
Aulay m Scottish
Anglicized form of Amhlaidh.
Auðr f & m Old Norse
Means "wealth, fortune" in Old Norse.
Auðrhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Audhild.
Auður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Auðr.
Baard m Norwegian
Variant of Bård.
Baggi m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
Balder m Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Baldr meaning "hero, lord, prince", derived from baldr meaning "brave, bold". In Norse mythology Balder was the handsome son of Odin and Frigg. Because of the disturbing dreams he had when he was young, his mother extracted an oath from every thing in the world that it would not harm him. However the devious god Loki learned that she had overlooked mistletoe. Being jealous, he tricked the blind god Hoder into throwing a branch of mistletoe at Balder, which killed him.
Baldr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Balder.
Baldur m German, Icelandic
German and Icelandic form of Balder.
Bård m Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".
Bárðr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bård.
Beckett m English (Modern)
From an English surname that could be derived from various sources, including from Middle English beke meaning "beak" or bekke meaning "stream, brook".
Bergljót f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Bergljot.
Bergljot f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Bergljót, which was composed of the elements berg "protection, help" and ljótr "light".
Birger m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Birgir, probably derived from bjarga meaning "help, save, rescue".
Birgir m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Birger.
Birgit f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Scandinavian variant of Birgitta.
Birgitta f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish
Most likely a Scandinavian form of Bridget via the Latinized form Brigitta. Alternatively it could be a feminine derivative of Birger. This is the name of the patron saint of Europe, Birgitta of Sweden, the 14th-century founder of the Bridgettine nuns. Her father's name was Birger.
Birgitte f Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of Birgitta.
Birkir m Icelandic
From Icelandic birki meaning "birch", specifically the downy birch (species Betula pubescens).
Birta f Icelandic
Icelandic diminutive of Birgitta.
Birte f Danish
Danish diminutive of Birgitta.
Birthe f Danish
Danish diminutive of Birgitta.
Bjarke m Danish
Danish diminutive of Bjørn.
Bjarki m Icelandic
Masculine form of Björk.
Bjarne m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Modern form of Bjarni.
Bjarni m Old Norse, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse diminutive of Bjǫrn and other names containing the element bjǫrn meaning "bear".
Bjarte m Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Bjartr, which meant "bright".
Bjartr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bjarte.
Bjartur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bjartr (see Bjarte).
Bjoern m German (Rare)
German variant of Björn. The Scandinavian names Björn and Bjørn are occasionally written with the digraph oe.
Björg f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bjørg.
Bjørg f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
Bjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bjørg.
Björk f Icelandic
Means "birch tree" in Icelandic.
Björn m Swedish, Icelandic, German
From an Old Norse byname derived from bjǫrn meaning "bear".
Bjørn m Norwegian, Danish
Danish and Norwegian form of Björn.
Bjǫrn m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Björn.
Bjørnar m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements bjǫrn "bear" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".
Björne m Swedish
Diminutive of Björn.
Bo 1 m Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Búi, which was derived from Old Norse bua meaning "to live".
Bodil f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Bóthildr, derived from bót "remedy" and hildr "battle".
Borghild f Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse elements borg "fortification" and hildr "battle". In the Norse Völsungasaga she was the wife of Sigmund.
Borghildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Borghild.
Börje m Swedish
Variant of Birger.
Bosse m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Bo 1.
Bóthildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bodil.
Brage m Norse Mythology, Norwegian
Modern Scandinavian form of Bragi.
Bragi m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse bragr meaning "first, foremost" or "poetry". In Norse mythology Bragi is the god of poetry and the husband of Iðunn.
Brand m English (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of Brant.
Branda f English (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of Brandy or a feminine form of Brand.
Brandr m Old Norse
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
Branson m English (Modern)
From an English surname that meant "son of Brandr".
Brant m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Brandr. This is also the name for a variety of wild geese.
Brenda f English
Possibly a feminine form of the Old Norse name Brandr, meaning "sword", which was brought to Britain in the Middle Ages. This name is sometimes used as a feminine form of Brendan.
Brenna f English
Possibly a variant of Brenda or a feminine form of Brennan.
Brit f Norwegian
Norwegian short form of Birgitta.
Britt f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of Birgitta.
Britta f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of Birgitta.
Brokkr m Norse Mythology
Means "badger" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf, the brother and assistant of Sindri.
Bror m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Bróðir meaning "brother".
Bróðir m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bror.
Brynhildr f Norse Mythology, Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Brünhild. In the Norse legend the Völsungasaga Brynhildr was rescued by the hero Sigurd in the guise of Gunnar. Brynhildr and Gunnar were married, but when Sigurd's wife Gudrun let slip that it was in fact Sigurd who had rescued her, Brynhildr plotted against him. She accused Sigurd of taking her virginity, spurring Gunnar to arrange Sigurd's murder.
Brynhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Brynhildr.
Brynja f Icelandic, Old Norse
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
Brynjar m Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements bryn "armour" and arr "warrior".
Brynjarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Brynjar.
Búi m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bo 1.
Canute m History
Anglicized form of Knut.
Cason m English (Modern)
An invented name, based on the sound of names such as Mason and Jason. It also coincides with the English surname Cason.
Cnut m History
Variant of Knut.
Corey m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning. This name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series Julia.
Cori f English
Feminine form of Corey.
Corie f English
Variant of Corrie.
Corrie f English, Dutch
Diminutive of Corinna, Cora, Cornelia and other names starting with Cor. Since the 1970s it has also been used as a feminine form of Corey.
Cory m English
Variant of Corey.
Dag m Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
Dagfinn m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
Dagfinnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dagfinn.
Dagmær f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dagmar.
Dagmar f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.
Dagmara f Polish
Polish form of Dagmar.
Dagney f Various
Variant of Dagny.
Dagnija f Latvian
Latvian form of Dagny.
Dagny f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and nýr "new".
Dagný f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Dagny.
Dagr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dag.
Dagrún f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Dagrun.
Dagrun f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
Dagur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Dag.
Dan 3 m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.
Dane m English
From an English surname that was either a variant of the surname Dean or else an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.
Danne m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Daniel or Dan 3.
Danr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dan 3.
Dáša f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of Dagmar.
Donar m Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see Thor).
Dóra f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of Dorottya and names that end in dóra, such as Teodóra or Halldóra.
Dustin m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn (see Torsten). The name was popularized by the actor Dustin Hoffman (1937-), who was apparently named after the earlier silent movie star Dustin Farnum (1874-1929).
Dusty m & f English
From a nickname originally given to people perceived as being dusty. It is also used a diminutive of Dustin. A famous bearer was British singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), who acquired her nickname as a child.
Ebba 1 f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Ebbe.
Ebbe m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Diminutive of Eberhard and other names beginning with the Germanic element ebur meaning "wild boar". In Scandinavia it is also a diminutive of Esben.
Edda 2 f Icelandic, Old Norse
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two 13th-century Icelandic literary works: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
Eerik m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Eric.
Eerika f Finnish
Finnish form of Erica.
Eerikki m Finnish
Finnish form of Eric.
Eero m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Eric. A famous bearer was the architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).
Egil m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Egill, a diminutive of names that began with the element agi "awe, terror". This was the name of a semi-legendary 10th-century Viking, described in the Icelandic Egill's Saga.
Egill m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Egil.
Eileifr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Elof.
Einar m Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Einarr, derived from the elements ein "one, alone" and arr "warrior". This name shares the same roots as einherjar, the word for the slain warriors in Valhalla.
Einarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Einar.
Einārs m Latvian
Latvian form of Einar.
Eindride m Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Old Norse name Eindriði, possibly from the elements ein "one, alone" and ríða "to ride".
Eindriði m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Eindride.
Eir f Norse Mythology, Icelandic (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
Eira 2 f Swedish, Norwegian
Modern form of Eir.
Eirik m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Eiríkr (see Eric).
Eiríkr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Eric.
Eiríkur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see Eric).
Eivind m Norwegian
Variant of Øyvind.
Ejvind m Danish
Danish form of Øyvind.
Elfa f Icelandic
Feminine form of Alf 1.
Elli 3 f Norse Mythology
Means "old age" in Old Norse. In the Prose Edda this is the name of an old woman (old age personified) who wrestles with and defeats the god Thor.
Elof m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Eileifr, which was derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and leifr "descendant, heir".
Elov m Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Elof.
Eluf m Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Elof.
Elva 2 f Danish, Icelandic
Feminine form of Alf 1.
Elvar m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Alvar.
Elvis m English
Meaning unknown. It could possibly be a derivative of Alvis or Elwin. More likely, it is from the rare surname Elvis, a variant of Elwes, which is ultimately derived from the given name Eloise. The name was brought to public attention by the singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977), whose name came from his father's middle name.... [more]
Embla f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
Endre 2 m Norwegian
Norwegian short form of Eindride.
Éric m French
French form of Eric.
Èric m Catalan
Catalan form of Eric.
Eric m English, Swedish, German, Spanish
Means "ever ruler", from the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and ríkr "ruler, mighty". A notable bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of several early kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.... [more]
Érica f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Erica.
Erica f English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of Eric. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
Erich m German
German form of Eric. The German novelist Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) was the author of All Quiet on the Western Front.
Erick m English
Variant of Eric.
Ericka f English
Variant of Erica.
Érico m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Eric.
Erik m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, English, Spanish
Scandinavian form of Eric. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.
Érika f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Erica.
Ērika f Latvian
Latvian form of Erika.
Erika f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of Erik. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
Erikas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Eric.
Ēriks m Latvian
Latvian form of Eric.
Erkki m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Eric.
Erland m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Erlendr, which was derived from ørlendr meaning "foreigner".
Erle 1 f Norwegian
Feminine form of Jarl.
Erlend m Norwegian
Variant of Erland.
Erlendr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Erland.
Erlendur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Erland.
Erling m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "descendant of the jarl", a derivative of the Old Norse word jarl meaning "chieftain, nobleman, earl".
Erlingr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Erling.
Erlingur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Erling.
Erna 2 f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "brisk, vigorous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.
Eryk m Polish
Polish form of Eric.
Esbjörn m Swedish
Swedish form of Ásbjǫrn.
Eskil m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of Ásketill.
Esko m Finnish
Finnish form of Ásketill.
Espen m Norwegian
Variant of Asbjørn.
Evander 2 m Scottish
Anglicized form of Iomhar.
Even m Norwegian
Variant of Øyvind.
Eydís f Old Norse, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
Eysteinn m Old Norse, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and steinn meaning "stone".
Eyvindr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Øyvind.
Eyvindur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eyvindr (see Øyvind).
Félagi m Old Norse
Means "fellow, partner" in Old Norse.
Fenrir m Norse Mythology
From Old Norse fen meaning "marsh, fen". In Norse mythology Fenrir was a ferocious wolf, one of the offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. Because it was foretold he would bring about disaster, the gods bound him with a magical fetter, though in the process Tyr's hand was bitten off. At the time of Ragnarök, the end of the world, it is told that he will break free and kill Odin.
Finn 2 m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, German
From the Old Norse name Finnr, which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".
Finnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Finn 2.
Finnur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Finn 2.
Flæmingr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Flemming.
Flemming m Danish
From a medieval Norse nickname meaning "from Flanders".
Folke m Swedish, Danish
Short form of various Old Norse names that contain the element folk meaning "people", and thus a cognate of Fulk.
Fólki m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Folke.
Frej m Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Freyr.
Freja f Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Freya.
Freya f Norse Mythology, English (Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This is the name of a goddess associated with love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claims half of the heroes who are slain in battle and brings them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she is one of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir). Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.... [more]
Freyja f Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of Freya.
Freyr m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "lord" in Old Norse. This is the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title. Freyr is associated with fertility, sunlight and rain, and is the husband of the giantess Gerd. With his twin sister Freya and father Njord he is one of the group of deities called the Vanir.
Frida f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
Friday m English (African)
From the English word for the day of the week, which was derived from Old English frigedæg meaning "Frig's day". Daniel Defoe used it for a character in his novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). As a given name, it is most often found in parts of Africa, such as Nigeria and Zambia.
Frig f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Frigg. The day of the week Friday is named for her.
Frigg f Norse Mythology
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from the Indo-European root *pri- "to love". In Norse mythology she was the wife of Odin and the mother of Balder. Some scholars believe that she and the goddess Freya share a common origin.
Fríða f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of Frida, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
Friðþjófr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Fritjof.