Old Norse Names

These names were used by speakers of Old Norse in Scandinavia and other places that the Norse settled. See also about Germanic names.
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Aghi m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ove.
Agmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Amund.
Agnarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Agnar.
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.
Alfarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Alvar.
Alfhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Alfhild.
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".
Álǫf f Old Norse
Feminine form of Áleifr.
Ari 2 m Old Norse, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
Arnbjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
Arnfinnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Arnfinn.
Árni m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Arne 1.
Arnþórr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Andor 1.
Arnviðr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Arvid.
Ása f Old Norse, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of Åsa.
Ásbjǫrn m Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and bjǫrn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of Osborn.
Ásdís f Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
Ásgeirr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Asger.
Áshildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åshild.
Ásketill m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
Áslaug f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Aslaug.
Ásmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åsmund.
Ástríðr f Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
Ásvaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Oswald.
Aðalsteinn m Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
Auðr f & m Old Norse
Means "wealth, fortune" in Old Norse.
Auðrhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Audhild.
Baggi m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
Bárðr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bård.
Bergljót f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Bergljot.
Birgir m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Birger.
Bjarni m Old Norse, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse diminutive of Bjǫrn and other names containing the element bjǫrn meaning "bear".
Bjartr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bjarte.
Bjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bjørg.
Bjǫrn m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Björn.
Bóthildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bodil.
Brandr m Old Norse
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
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.
Brynja f Icelandic, Old Norse
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
Brynjarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Brynjar.
Búi m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bo 1.
Dagfinnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dagfinn.
Dagmær f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dagmar.
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.
Danr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dan 3.
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.
Egill m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Egil.
Eileifr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Elof.
Einarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Einar.
Eindriði m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Eindride.
Eiríkr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Eric.
Erlendr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Erland.
Erlingr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Erling.
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.
Félagi m Old Norse
Means "fellow, partner" in Old Norse.
Finnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Finn 2.
Flæmingr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Flemming.
Fólki m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Folke.
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.
Fróði m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Frode.
Gauti m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Göte.
Gautstafr m Old Norse
Old Norse form (possibly) of Gustav. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
Geirr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Geir.
Grímhildr f Norse Mythology, Old Norse
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.
Gulbrandr m Old Norse
Old Norse variant of Guðbrandr.
Gulla f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gull.
Gunna f Danish, Old Norse
Feminine form of Gunne.
Gunnbjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunborg.
Gunnhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunhild.
Gunni m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunne.
Gunnvaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunvald.
Gunnvǫr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunvor.
Guðbrandr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gudbrand.
Guðfriðr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Godafrid.
Guðini m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Godwine.
Guðlaug f Old Norse, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Guðleif f Old Norse
Feminine form of Guðleifr.
Guðleifr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gleb.
Guðmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gudmund.
Guðríðr f Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
Guðrún f Old Norse, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Gudrun, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Gyða f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Gytha.
Hákon m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Håkon, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Hálfdan m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Halfdan.
Hallbjǫrn m Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and bjǫrn "bear".
Halli m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Halle 1.
Hallr m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse hallr meaning "rock".
Hallsteinn m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Hallstein.
Hallþóra f Old Norse
Feminine form of Hallþórr.
Hallþórr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Haldor.
Hallvarðr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Halvard.
Haraldr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Harold.
Hávarðr m Old Norse
From the Old Norse elements "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".
Helgi m Icelandic, Old Norse
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Helge.
Hemingr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Hemming.
Herleifr m Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements herr "army" and leifr "son, descendant".
Hildingr m Old Norse, 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 Old Norse, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of Hilda. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
Hjálmarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Hjalmar.
Hjǫrdís f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Hjördis.
Hlíf f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Liv 1.
Hólmgeirr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Holger.
Hrafn m Icelandic, Old Norse
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
Hrafnhildr f Old Norse
From the Old Norse elements hrafn "raven" and hildr "battle".
Hreiðarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Reidar.
Hreiðunn f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Reidun.
Hróaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Roald.
Hróarr m Old Norse
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 Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see Roderick).
Hrólfr m Old Norse
Contracted form of Hróðólfr.
Hróðgeirr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see Roger).
Hróðólfr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see Rudolf).
Hróðvaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Roald.
Hugleikr m Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".
Ingi m Icelandic, Old Norse
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Inge.
Ingibjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ingeborg.
Ingigerðr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ingegerd.
Ingimárr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ingemar.
Ingólfr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ingolf.
Ingríðr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ingrid.
Ingunn f Norwegian, Icelandic, Old Norse
From the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with Old Norse unna meaning "love".
Iðunn f Norse Mythology, Old Norse, 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.
Ívarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ivor.
Jarl m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Norse Mythology, Old Norse
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.
Jórunnr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Jorunn.
Jósteinn m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Jostein.
Kálfr m Old Norse
Means "calf" in Old Norse.
Kári m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Kåre.
Katla f Icelandic, Old Norse
Feminine form of Ketil.
Ketill m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ketil.
Ketilriðr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Kjellfrid.
Knútr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Knut.
Kóri m Old Norse
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
Leifr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Leif.
Magnhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Magnhild.
Magni m Old Norse, 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 Old Norse
Short form of Old Norse names ending with the element mundr "protection".
Myrgjǫl f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Muirgel.
Njáll m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see Neil). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
Oddbjǫrn m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Oddbjørn.
Oddr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Odd.
Oddvarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Oddvar.
Ólaug f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Olaug.
Ǫlvir m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Olve.
Ragna f Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Old Norse
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
Ragnarr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Raganhar.
Ragnbjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
Ragnfríðr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Randi 2.
Ragnheiðr f Old Norse
Old Norse name meaning "bright advice", derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and heiðr "brightness".
Ragnhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ragnhild.
Ragnvaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "power, ruler" (making it a cognate of Reynold).
Randúlfr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Randolf.
Ráðúlfr m Old Norse
Derived from the Norse elements ráð meaning "counsel" and úlfr meaning "wolf".
Rúna f Old Norse, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese feminine form of Rune.
Rúni m Old Norse, Faroese
Old Norse and Faroese form of Rune.
Saldís f Old Norse
From the Old Norse elements salr "room, hall" and dís "goddess".
Sigfrøðr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Siegfried.
Signý f Old Norse, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
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.
Sigríðr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Sigrid.
Sigrún f Old Norse, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
Sigsteinn m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Sixten.
Sindri m Norse Mythology, Old Norse, Icelandic
Means "sparkle" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf, also named Eitri. With his brother Brokkr he made several magical items for the gods, including Odin's ring Draupnir and Thor's hammer Mjölnir.
Snorri m Old Norse, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse snerra "attack, onslaught". This name was borne by Snorri Sturluson, a 13th-century Icelandic historian and poet, the author of the Prose Edda.
Sólveig f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Solveig.
Somerled m Old Norse (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Sumarliði meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Norse-Gaelic king of Mann and the Scottish Isles.
Stáli m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ståle.
Steinarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Steinar.
Steingrímr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Steingrímur.
Steinn m Icelandic, Old Norse
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Sten.
Steinunn f Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements steinn "stone" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
Stígandr m Old Norse
Means "wanderer" in Old Norse.
Stigr m Old Norse
Means "path" in Old Norse.
Sumarliði m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Somerled.
Sundri m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Sondre.
Suni m Old Norse
From Old Norse sunr meaning "son".
Svantepolk m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Svatopluk. It was borne by the prominent 13th-century Swedish nobleman Svantepolk Knutsson. He may have been named after a relative of his Pomeranian mother.
Sveinn m Icelandic, Old Norse
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Sven.
Sverrir m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Sverre, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Þone f Old Norse
Variant of Þórný.
Þóra f Old Norse, Icelandic
Either a feminine form of Þórr (see Thor) or else a short form of the various Old Norse names beginning with the element Þór. In Norse myth Thora was the wife of the Danish king Ragnar Lodbrok.
Þórarinn m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with arn "eagle".
Þórbjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's protection", from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
Þórbjǫrn m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torbjörn.
Þórdís f Old Norse, Icelandic
Means "Thor's goddess" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with Old Norse dís "goddess".
Þórfastr m Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see Thor) and fastr "firm".
Þórfinnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torfinn.
Þórfreðr m Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see Thor) and friðr "peace".
Þórfríðr f Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see Thor) and fríðr "beautiful".
Þórgeirr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torgeir.
Þórgísl m Old Norse
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's shaft" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with gísl "shaft, arrow".
Þórgnýr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torgny.
Þórhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torhild.
Þórir m Icelandic, Old Norse
Means "Thor's warrior" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with Old Norse vér "warrior, fighter".
Þórketill m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torkel.
Þórleifr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torleif.
Þórleikr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Tollak.
Þórmóðr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Tormod.
Þórný f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torny.
Þórsteinn m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torsten.
Þórunn f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Torunn.
Þórvaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Torvald.
Þórveig f Old Norse
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with veig "strength".
Þórví f Old Norse
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with "holy".
Þróndr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Trond.
Thrud f Old Norse (Anglicized)
From the Old Norse Þrúðr meaning "strength". In Norse mythology this was the name of a daughter of Thor and Sif.
Þrúðr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Thrud.
Þýri f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Tyra.
Tófa f Old Norse
Short form of Þórfríðr.
Tóki m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Tyge.
Tryggvi m Icelandic, Old Norse
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Trygve.
Úlfr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ulf.
Uni m Old Norse
Probably from Old Norse una meaning "to enjoy".
Unnr f Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
Valdimárr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Valdemar.
Valdís f Old Norse, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse valr meaning "the dead, the slain" and dís meaning "goddess".
Valþjófr m Old Norse
Old Norse name, possibly derived from the elements valr meaning "the dead, the slain" and þjófr meaning "thief".
Végarðr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Vegard.
Vetrliði m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Vetle.
Vígdís f Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements víg "war" and dís "goddess".
Vígi m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Viggo.
Víkingr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Viking.
Vragi m Old Norse
Old Norse byname possibly meaning "mooring post".
Yngvarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ingvar.
Yngvildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ingvild.