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
Fynn m German (Modern)
German variant of Finn 1 or Finn 2.
Gandalf m Norse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, magic, monster" and alfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf (Gandálfr) in the Völuspá, a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript that forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his novels The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954).
Gandálfr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Gandalf.
Gaute m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Göte.
Gauti m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Göte.
Gautstafr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form (possibly) of Gustav. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
Geir m Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".
Geirr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Geir.
Gerd 2 f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Gerðr, derived from garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd is a beautiful frost giantess. Freyr falls in love with her, and has his servant Skírnir convince her to marry him.
Gerda 2 f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Latinized form of Gerd 2.
Gerðr f Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Gerd 2.
Gittan f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Birgitta.
Gitte f Danish
Danish short form of Birgitte.
Gleb m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
Gösta m Swedish
Swedish variant of Gustav.
Göstav m Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish variant of Gustav.
Göta f Swedish
Feminine form of Göte.
Göte m Swedish
Swedish form of the Old Norse name Gauti, derived from gautr meaning "Geat, Goth".
Grid f Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Gríðr, probably derived from either gríð "zeal, vehemence" or grið "peace". In Norse myth she was a frost giantess, the mother of Vidar by Odin. She also aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod.
Grímhildr f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Kriemhild. In the Norse Völsungasaga Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the Germanic counterpart the Nibelungenlied Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.
Gríðr f Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Grid.
Gro f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Gróa.
Gróa f Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa meaning "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
Gry f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "to dawn" in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
Gudbrand m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
Gudmund m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
Gudrun f Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him.
Guiscard m Medieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, from Old Norse vizkr "wise" and the Old French pejorative suffix -ard (from Frankish hard "brave, hardy"). This was the byname of Robert Guiscard, an 11th-century Norman conqueror of Sicily.
Gulbrand m Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see Gudbrand).
Gull f Swedish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
Gulla f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Gull.
Gun f Swedish
Modern form of Gunnr.
Gunārs m Latvian
Latvian form of Gunnar.
Gunborg f Swedish
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjǫrg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
Gunhild f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
Gunilla f Swedish
Swedish variant of Gunhild.
Gunn f Norwegian, Swedish
Modern form of Gunnr.
Gunnar m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr, which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of Günther). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
Gunne m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
Gunnel f Swedish
Swedish variant of Gunhild.
Gunner m English (Modern)
English variant of Gunnar, influenced by the vocabulary word gunner.
Gunnhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Gunhild.
Gunni m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Gunne.
Gunnr f Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gunnr meaning "war". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
Gunnvor f Norwegian
Variant of Gunvor.
Gunvald m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Gunnvaldr, derived from gunnr "war" and valdr "power, leader, ruler".
Gunvor f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vǫr "vigilant, cautious".
Guro f Norwegian
Norwegian diminutive of Gudrun.
Gust m Dutch
Dutch short form of Gustaaf or Augustus.
Gustaaf m Dutch
Dutch form of Gustav.
Gustaf m Swedish
Swedish variant of Gustav.
Gustav m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Czech
Possibly means "staff of the Geats", derived from the Old Norse elements gautr "Geat, Goth" and stafr "staff". However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name Gostislav. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa.
Gustave m French
French form of Gustav. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
Gustavo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Gustav.
Gustavs m Latvian
Latvian form of Gustav.
Gustaw m Polish
Polish form of Gustav.
Gusztáv m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Gustav.
Guðlaug f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Guðleifr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Gleb.
Guðmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Gudmund.
Guðni m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guðini.
Guðríðr f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
Guðríður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guðríðr.
Guðrún f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Gudrun, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Guus m Dutch
Dutch short form of Augustus or Gustaaf.
Guusje f Dutch
Feminine form of Guus.
Gyda f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Gyða (see Gytha).
Gyða f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Gytha.
Gytha f English (Archaic)
From Gyða, an Old Norse diminutive of Guðríðr. It was borne by a Danish noblewoman who married the English lord Godwin of Wessex in the 11th century. The name was used in England for a short time after that, and was revived in the 19th century.
Haakon m Norwegian
Variant of Håkon.
Håkan m Swedish
Swedish form of Hákon (see Håkon).
Hákon m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Håkon, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Håkon m Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Hákon, which meant "high son" from "high" and konr "son, descendant". This was the name of seven kings of Norway.
Hákun m Faroese
Faroese form of Hákon (see Håkon).
Haldor m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallþórr, which meant "Thor's rock" from hallr "rock" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor).
Hálfdan m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Halfdan.
Halfdan m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hálfdan meaning "half Danish", composed of the elements hálfr "half" and Danr "Dane", originally a nickname for a person who was half Danish.
Hallbjörn m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Hallbjǫrn.
Hallbjǫrn m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and bjǫrn "bear".
Halldór m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Haldor.
Halldóra f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Haldor.
Halle 1 m Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Halli, a diminutive of names containing the element hallr meaning "rock".
Halli m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Halle 1.
Hallr m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hallr meaning "rock".
Hallstein m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallsteinn, derived from the elements hallr "rock" and steinn "stone".
Halsten m Swedish (Rare)
Old Swedish form of Hallsteinn (see Hallstein).
Halvar m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Halvard.
Halvard m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallvarðr, which meant "rock guardian" from hallr "rock" combined with varðr "guardian".
Halvor m Norwegian
Variant of Halvard.
Harald m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German
Scandinavian and German cognate of Harold. This was the name of several kings of Norway and Denmark.
Haraldr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Harold.
Haraldur m Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of Harold.
Håvard m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Hávarðr.
Hávarðr m Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".
Hege f Norwegian
Norwegian diminutive of Helga.
Heidrun f Norse Mythology, German
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret". In Norse mythology this was the name of a goat that would eat the leaves from the tree of life and produce mead in her udder.
Heimdall m Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Heimdallr, derived from Old Norse heimr "home, house" and dallr "glowing, shining". In Norse mythology he is the god who guards the Bifröst, the bridge that connects Asgard to the other worlds. It is foretold that he will blow the Gjallarhorn to wake the gods for the final battle at the end of the world, Ragnarök. During this battle, he will fight Loki and they will slay one another.
Heimdallr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Heimdall.
Heimir m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Norse cognate of Hama. In the Völsungasaga he is a king of Hlymdalir.
Heiðrún f Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Heidrun.
Hel f Norse Mythology
In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Loki. She got her name from the underworld, also called Hel, where she ruled, which meant "to conceal, to cover" in Old Norse (related to the English word hell).
Helge m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German, Finnish
From the Old Norse name Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning "holy, blessed".
Helgi m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Helge.
Helka f Finnish
Finnish variant of Helga.
Hella f German, Danish
Diminutive of names beginning with Hel, such as Helga or Helena.
Helle 1 f Danish, Norwegian, Estonian
Danish diminutive of names beginning with Hel, such as Helga or Helena.
Hemming m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Perhaps derived from Old Norse hamr "shape", and possibly originally a nickname for a person believed to be a shape changer.
Herleif m Norwegian (Rare)
Modern Scandinavian form of Herleifr.
Herleifr m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements herr "army" and leifr "son, descendant".
Herta f German
Variant of Hertha.
Hertha f German
Form of Nerthus. The spelling change from N to H resulted from a misreading of Tacitus's text.
Hilda f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Hungarian, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
Hilding m Swedish
Modern form of Hildingr.
Hildingr m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "chief, warrior", a derivative of Old Norse hildr "battle". This is the name of a character in the Norse tale Frithiof's Saga.
Hildr f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of Hilda. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
Hildur f Icelandic, Norwegian
Icelandic form of Hildr.
Hjálmar m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Hjalmar.
Hjalmar m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr meaning "helmeted warrior" from the element hjalmr "helmet" combined with arr "warrior".
Hjördís f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Hjördis.
Hjördis f Swedish
Swedish form of the Old Norse name Hjǫrdís meaning "sword goddess", derived from the elements hjǫrr "sword" and dís "goddess".
Hjørdis f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Hjördis.
Hlíf f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Liv 1.
Hoder m Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Hǫðr, derived from hǫð meaning "battle". In Norse mythology he was a blind god, tricked by Loki into killing his brother Balder.
Holger m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German
From the Old Norse name Hólmgeirr, derived from the elements holmr "island" and geirr "spear". In La Chanson de Roland and other medieval French romances, this is the name of one of Charlemagne's knights, also named Ogier. He is said to be from Denmark.
Hǫðr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Hoder.
Howard m English
From an English surname that can derive from several different sources: the Anglo-Norman given name Huard, which was from the Germanic name Hughard; the Anglo-Scandinavian given name Haward, from the Old Norse name Hávarðr; or the Middle English term ewehirde meaning "ewe herder". This is the surname of a British noble family, members of which have held the title Duke of Norfolk from the 15th century to the present. A famous bearer of the given name was the American industrialist Howard Hughes (1905-1976).
Howie m English
Diminutive of Howard.
Hrafn m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
Hrafnhildr f Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements hrafn "raven" and hildr "battle".
Hrafnhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Hrafnhildr.
Hróaldr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Roald.
Hróarr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of Hróðgeirr), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf with the name Hroðgar.
Hrœrekr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see Roderick).
Hróðgeirr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see Roger).
Hróðólfr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see Rudolf).
Hugleikr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".
Huld f Norse Mythology
Old Norse variant of Hulda 1.
Hulda 1 f Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "gracious, sweet, lovable".
Idonea f English (Archaic)
Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of Iðunn. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea "suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.
Idony f English (Archaic)
Medieval English vernacular form of Idonea.
Idun f Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian
Modern Scandinavian form of Iðunn.
Idunn f Norse Mythology, Norwegian
Norwegian variant form of Iðunn.
Igor m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see Ingvar). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is The Rite of Spring, and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
Ihar m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Igor.
Ihor m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Igor.
Iivari m Finnish (Archaic)
Finnish form of Ivor.
Iivo m Finnish
Finnish form of Ivor.
Indriði m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eindride.
Inge f & m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch, Estonian
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god Ing. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
Ingebjørg f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Ingeborg.
Ingeborg f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingibjǫrg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
Ingegerd f Swedish
From the Old Norse name Ingigerðr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with garðr meaning "enclosure".
Ingemar m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Ingimárr, derived from the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with mærr "famous".
Inger f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally a variant of Ingrid or Ingegerd.
Ingi m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Inge.
Ingibjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ingeborg.
Ingmar m Swedish
Variant of Ingemar. This name was borne by the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).
Ingolf m Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingólfr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with úlfr meaning "wolf".
Íngrid f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of Ingrid.
Ingrid f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, German, Dutch
From the Old Norse name Ingríðr meaning "Ing is beautiful", derived from the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with fríðr "beautiful". A famous bearer was the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982).
Ingrīda f Latvian
Latvian form of Ingrid.
Ingūna f Latvian
Latvian form of Ingunn.
Ingunn f Norwegian, Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
From the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with Old Norse unna meaning "love".
Ingvar m Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Yngvarr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god Yngvi combined with arr meaning "warrior".
Ingvild f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Yngvildr, derived from the name of the Norse god Yngvi combined with hildr "battle".
Inha f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Inga.
Inka f Frisian, Finnish, German
Frisian and Finnish feminine form of Inge, and a German variant.
Inkeri f Finnish
Finnish form of Ingrid or Inger.
Íomhar m Irish
Irish form of Ivor.
Iomhar m Scottish
Scottish form of Ivor.
Iðunn f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
Ivar m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian
Scandinavian form of Ivor.
Ívarr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Ivor.
Iver m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Ivar.
Ivor m Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English (British)
From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Jalmari m Finnish
Finnish form of Hjalmar.
Jari m Finnish
Short form of Jalmari.
Jarl m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "chieftain, nobleman" in Old Norse (a cognate of the English word earl). In the Norse poem Rígsþula Jarl is the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.
Jarle m Norwegian
Variant of Jarl.
Jerk m Swedish (Rare)
Old Swedish variant of Erik.
Jerker m Swedish
Old Swedish variant of Erik.
Jerrik m Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Erik.
Jördis f German (Rare)
German form of Hjördis.
Jörmungandr m Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Jǫrmungandr, derived from jǫrmun "great, large" and gandr "monster, magic, wand". In Norse mythology Jörmungandr was an enormous sea serpent, also known as the World Serpent because he was said to encircle the world. He was one of the offspring of Loki and Angrboða. During Ragnarök, the battle at end of the world, it is said that he will fight his old enemy Thor and both of them will die.
Jorun f Norwegian
Variant of Jorunn.
Jorunn f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Jórunnr, derived from the elements jór "horse" and unna "love".
Jostein m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Jósteinn, derived from the elements jór "horse" and steinn "stone".
Kálfr m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "calf" in Old Norse.
Kára f Norse Mythology
Probably from Old Norse kárr meaning "curly, curved". In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
Kåre m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse name Kári meaning "curly, curved".
Kári m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Kåre.
Keir m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Kerr.
Keld m Danish
Danish form of Ketil.
Kerr m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from a place name meaning "rough wet ground" in Old Norse.
Ketil m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ketill meaning "kettle, cauldron" (later also acquiring the meaning "helmet"). In old Scandinavian rituals the ketill was used to catch the blood of sacrificed animals.
Ketill m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Ketil.
Kettil m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Ketil.
Kirby m & f English
From an English surname that was originally from a place name meaning "church settlement" in Old Norse. This name briefly spiked in popularity for American girls in 1982 after the character Kirby Anders Colby was introduced to the soap opera Dynasty.
Kirk m English
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "church" from Old Norse kirkja, ultimately from Greek. A famous bearer was American actor Kirk Douglas (1916-), whose birth name was Issur Danielovitch.
Kjeld m Danish
Danish form of Ketil.
Kjellfrid f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".
Kjetil m Norwegian
Variant of Ketil.
Knud m Danish
Danish form of Knut.
Knut m Swedish, Norwegian, German
Derived from Old Norse knútr meaning "knot". Knut was a Danish prince who defeated Æðelræd II, king of England, in the early 11th century and became the ruler of Denmark, Norway and England.
Knute m English (American, Rare)
Variant of Knut. This spelling is most widespread in America.
Knútr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Knut.
Korey m English
Variant of Corey.
Kóri m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
Kori f English
Feminine form of Corey.
Kory m English
Variant of Corey.
Kustaa m Finnish
Finnish form of Gustav.
Kusti m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Kustaa or Aukusti.
Kyösti m Finnish
Finnish form of Gustav.
Lage m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of Lauge.
Láilá f Sami
Sami variant form of Helga.
Laila 2 f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of Láilá.
Lauge m Danish
From a medieval short form of the Old Norse byname Félagi.
Leif m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Leifr meaning "descendant, heir". Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who reached North America in the early 11th century. He was the son of Erik the Red.
Leifr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Leif.
Leifur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Leif.
Leiv m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Leif.
Liv 1 f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
Liv 2 f English
Short form of Olivia.
Līva f Latvian
Possibly a Latvian form of Liv 1.
Liva f Danish
Variant of Liv 1.
Live f Norwegian
Variant of Liv 1.
Livia 2 f English
Short form of Olivia.
Livvy f English
Diminutive of Olivia.
Livy 2 f English
Diminutive of Olivia.
Loke m Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of Loki.
Loki m Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from the Germanic root *luka meaning "knot, lock". In Norse mythology Loki was a trickster god associated with magic and shape shifting. Loki's children include the wolf Fenrir, the sea serpent Jörmungandr, and the queen of the dead Hel. After he orchestrated the death of Balder, the other gods tied him to a rock below a snake that dripped venom onto his face. It is told that he will break free during Ragnarök, the final battle, and slay and be slain by Heimdall.
Magne m Norwegian
Modern form of Magni as well as a variant of Magnus.
Magnhild f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle". This was the name of an 1877 novel by the Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
Magni m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse element magn meaning "mighty, strong". In Norse mythology this name is borne by a son of Thor and the giant Járnsaxa.
Mundi m Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names ending with the element mundr "protection".
Nanna 1 f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse mythology she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.
Nerthus f Germanic Mythology
Latinized form of Nerþuz, the Germanic (feminine) equivalent of Njǫrðr (see Njord). Nerthus was a Germanic goddess of fertility as described by the Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century.
Njord m Norse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From Old Norse Njǫrðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigorous". Njord was the Norse god associated with the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir gods.
Njǫrðr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Njord.
Noll m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Oliver.
Odd m Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse oddr meaning "point of a sword".
Oddbjørn m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Oddbjǫrn, derived from the elements oddr "point of a sword" and bjǫrn "bear".
Oddmund m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements oddr "point of a sword" and mundr "protection".
Oddr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Odd.
Oddvar m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Oddvarr, derived from the elements oddr "point of a sword" and varr "vigilant, cautious".
Oddvarr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Oddvar.