ÆGILEIFfAncient Scandinavian The first element Ægi- may be related to Old Icelandic Ægir, "the sea" or "the god of the sea", found in compounds as ægisandr "sea-sand" or the Icelandic place-name Ægisiða... [more]
ÆINRIÐImAncient Scandinavian Ancient Scandinavian name with the combination of einn "one, alone" and Old Norse ríða meaning "to ride", a combination of einn "one, alone" and Old Norse reiða meaning "to swing (a sword)" or a variant form of EINRÁÐI.
ÆRINVÍfAncient Scandinavian Old Norse name with several possible meanings. The first element can be derived from Old Norse ǫrn or ari, both meaning "eagle". It's also identical to Old Swedish ærin (Old Norse arinn) "hotbed, hearth"... [more]
ÁFRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian Old Norse name with uncertain meaning. The first element Á- is possibly from either Old Norse áss "god", or *az "fear, terror, point, edge", or from *anu "ancestor". The second element is fríðr "beautiful, beloved"... [more]
ALFÍFAfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian Old Norse name of uncertain meaning, the first element possibly from *alu "protection, fortune" or alfr "elf"; the second element, fífa means "cotton grass" and occurs in Old Icelandic poetry as a metaphor for "arrow" (a similar word, fífla, was used in 'Grettis saga' to mean "a girl")... [more]
ANUNDRmAncient Scandinavian Old Norse name of uncertain meaning. The first element could be derived from Old Norse *anu "ancestor". The second element could be derived from Old Norse vǫndr "staff" or Proto-Norse -winduR "winner"... [more]
ÁSTRÁÐRmAncient Scandinavian Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ráð "advise, counsel, decision". The first name element is sometimes associated with the Old Norse word ást meaning "love, affection", but a connection is not likely.
ASTRITHfAncient Scandinavian Possible transliteration of Ástríðr (Astrid), taking into account the 'th' pronunciation of the letter eth (ð) in Old English and Old Norse, as well as the modern pronunciation of modern Icelandic Ástríður... [more]
AURVANGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Means "one from Aurvangar". Aurvangar "the gravelly wetlands", also called Jǫruvellir "sandy plain", is the home of the dwarfs. In Norse mythology Aurvangr is the name of a dwarf.
BÆGLIRmAncient Scandinavian Old Norse name deriving from a verb related to Nynorsk begla meaning "to hinder, to stand in someone's way" or a noun related to Nynorsk begla meaning "contrary, sullen, obstinate person".
BERGDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic Combination of the Old Norse name elements borg "stronghold, fortification, castle" or bjǫrg "help, deliverance" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
BIFURRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Possibly derived from German biber or bever both meaning "beaver", or an Old Norse name meaning "the quaking one". In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf.
BILLINGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Derived from Old Norse billingr "twin" or from Ancient Germanic bhi- "two-, double-" and -ingr, a suffix denoting "belonging to" or "descended from". In Norse mythology this is the name of both a dwarf and a giant, the latter of whom is the father of a girl ODIN wants to seduce.
BLÆINGRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic Means "raven", literally "blue-black one" from Old Icelandic blár "blue, dark, livid" (the colour used to describe corpses and bruises, e.g., hel-blár "black as death") combined with the patronymic suffix ingr "descendant of" or "son of", "belonging to", etc (compare ERLING).
BǪLVERKRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Old Norse name meaning "evil-doer, malefactor" with the combination of bǫl "misfortune", "evil", "bale" and verk "work, piece of work, business, deed". Bǫlverkr is another name for ÓÐINN who is a character in Norse Mythology.
BORGNÝfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese Combination of the Old Norse name elements borg "stronghold, fortification, castle" or bjǫrg "help, deliverance" and nýr "new; young; fresh" or ný "new moon, waxing moon".