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
Toril f Norwegian
Variant of Torhild.
Torild f Norwegian
Variant of Torhild.
Torill f Norwegian
Variant of Torhild.
Torkel m Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Þórketill meaning "Thor's cauldron" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with ketill "cauldron".
Torleif m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórleifr meaning "Thor's descendant" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with leifr "descendant, heir".
Tormod m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórmóðr, which meant "Thor's mind" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with móðr "mind, mood".
Torny f Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Þórný, which was derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with nýr "new".
Torø f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Tora.
Torquil m Scottish
Anglicized form of Torcuil.
Torstein m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Torsten.
Torsten m Swedish, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Þórsteinn, which meant "Thor's stone" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with steinn "stone".
Torsti m Finnish
Finnish form of Torsten.
Torunn f Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Þórunn, from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
Torvald m Swedish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórvaldr, which meant "Thor's ruler" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with valdr "ruler".
Tova 2 f Swedish
Swedish variant of Tove.
Tove f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Tófa, a short form of Þórfríðr.
Troels m Danish
Danish form of Þórgísl.
Trond m Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Þróndr indicating a person from Trøndelag, a region in central Norway, possibly derived from þróast meaning "to grow, to prosper".
Truls m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of Þórgísl.
Tryggve m Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian variant and Swedish form of Trygve.
Tryggvi m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Trygve.
Trygve m Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse tryggr meaning "trustworthy".
Trym m Norse Mythology, Norwegian
From Old Norse Þrymr meaning "noise, uproar". In Norse mythology he was a king of the giants who stole Mjölnir, Thor's hammer. Trym demanded that he wed the beautiful Freya in exchange for it, so Thor disguised himself in a wedding dress and killed the giant.
Tue m Danish
Danish form of Tófi.
Ture m Swedish
Variant of Tore 1.
Turid f Norwegian
Modern form of Þórfríðr.
Tuukka m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Tuure.
Tuure m Finnish
Finnish form of Tore 1.
Tuva f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian variant of Tove.
Tycho m History, Dutch
Latinized form of Tyge. This name was used by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), who was born as Tyge.
Tyge m Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Tóki, an Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element Þórr, from the name of the Norse god Thor. This was the native name of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
Tygo m Dutch
Dutch form of Tyge.
Tyko m Finnish (Archaic)
Finnish form of Tyge.
Týr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Tyr.
Tyr m Norse Mythology
From Týr, the Old Norse form of the name of the Germanic god Tiwaz, related to Indo-European dyeus (see Zeus). In Norse mythology he was a god associated with war and justice, by some accounts a son of Odin. While the gods bound the great wolf Fenrir, Tyr placated the beast by placing his right hand in its mouth. After the binding was successful, Fenrir bit off Tyr's hand. At the time of the end of the world, Ragnarök, it is foretold that Tyr will slay and be slain by the giant hound Garm.
Tyra f Swedish
From the Old Norse name Þýri, a variant of the Norse names Þórví or Þórveig.
Uffe m Danish
Variant of Ulf.
Uilleag m Irish
Either an Irish form of the Old Norse name Hugleikr, or else a diminutive of Uilliam.
Ùisdean m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Norse name Eysteinn.
Ulf m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse byname Úlfr meaning "wolf".
Úlfr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Ulf.
Úlfur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ulf.
Ulick m Irish
Anglicized form of Uilleag.
Ulla f Swedish, Danish, Finnish, German
Scandinavian diminutive of Ulrika or Hulda 1, or a German diminutive of Ursula.
Uni m Ancient Scandinavian
Probably from Old Norse una meaning "to enjoy".
Unn f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Unnr.
Unni f Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love" combined with nýr "new".
Unnr f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
Unnur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Unnr.
Uno m Swedish, Estonian
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly from the Old Norse name Uni. It could also come from Latin unus "one".
Uolevi m Finnish
Finnish form of Olaf.
Urd f Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.
Urðr f Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Urd.
Uwe m German
German form of Ove.
Valdís f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".
Valkyrie f Various
Means "chooser of the slain", derived from Old Norse valr "the slain" and kyrja "chooser". In Norse myth the Valkyries were maidens who led heroes killed in battle to Valhalla.
Valquíria f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Valkyrie.
Vanadís f Norse Mythology
Means "goddess of the Vanir" in Old Norse. This was an epithet of the Norse goddess Freya, given because she was a member of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir).
Vegard m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Végarðr, derived from the elements "holy" and garðr "enclosure".
Verdandi f Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Verðandi meaning "becoming, happening". Verdandi was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was responsible for the present.
Verðandi f Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Verdandi.
Vetle m Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Vetrliði meaning "winter traveller", and by extension "bear cub".
Vidar m Norwegian, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Víðarr, which was possibly derived from víðr "wide" and arr "warrior". In Norse mythology Víðarr was the son of Odin and Grid. At the time of the end of the world, Ragnarök, it is said he will avenge his father's death by slaying the wolf Fenrir.
Vide m Swedish
Means "willow" in Swedish, from Old Norse víðir.
Vígdís f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements víg "war" and dís "goddess".
Vigdís f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Vígdís.
Vigdis f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Vígdís.
Vigga f Danish
Feminine form of Viggo.
Viggo m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Short form of names containing the Old Norse element víg "war".
Vígi m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Viggo.
Viivi f Finnish
Finnish form of Vivi.
Viking m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Víkingr meaning "viking, raider", ultimately from vík "bay, inlet".
Vilde f Norwegian
Short form of Alvilde.
Vilja f Finnish
Possibly from the Finnish word vilja meaning "cereal, grain" or the Swedish word vilja meaning "will, intent".
Viljar 1 m Estonian
Estonian masculine form of Vilja.
Viljar 2 m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements vili "will, desire" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".
Víðarr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Vidar.
Víðir m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Vide.
Vivi f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian diminutive of names beginning with Vi, as well as Olivia and Sofia.
Volha f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Olga.
Vragi m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname possibly meaning "mooring post".
Wischard m Old Norman
Norman form of Guiscard.
Wodan m Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Óðinn (see Odin).
Woden m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Óðinn (see Odin). The day of the week Wednesday is named for him.
Ylfa f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ylva.
Ylva f Swedish, Norwegian
Means "she-wolf", a derivative of Old Norse úlfr "wolf".
Yngvar m Norwegian
Variant of Ingvar.
Yngvarr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Ingvar.