Ancient Scandinavian Submitted Names

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GLÓI m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse male form of Glóa or an Icelandic form of Glóði. In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf.
GLÓINN m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Glói. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
GLÓÐI m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse glóð ("ember, glow").
GLÚMR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse glúmr meaning "dark expression, dark face" (name for a bear).
GLYRNA f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "eye". This is the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology.
GNÆGGIR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse gneggja meaning "neigh, whinny".
GNÚPR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse gnúpr, gnípa meaning "slope, leaning mountain-peak".
GODENE m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Goðvini.
GODRED m Ancient Scandinavian (Latinized)
Latinized form of Guðrøðr, an Old Norse cognate of Godfrey. It was borne by three Norse-Gaelic kings of the Isle of Man, including Godred Crovan (d. 1095), King of Dublin and the Isles, and his grandson Godred Olafsson (d... [more]
GÓI f & m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Name of a month in the Old Norse calendar, lasting from the middle of February to the middle of March. In Norse mythology Gói is the daughter of Þorri. She is captured by King Hrólfr of the Hill, who makes her his wife.
GǪLL f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "noise, battle". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GǪNDUL f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Meaning unknown. Possibly derived from gandr "magic, magic wand" or gǫndul "magical animal; werewolf". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GÓRR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly means "three-sided field". In Norse mythology Górr (also spelt Gór) is the son of Þorri and brother of Nórr and Gói. He becomes king of the islands around Norway.
GOÐEN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Goðvini.
GOTI m Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Icelandic
From Old Norse goti meaning "Gotlander." Gotland is an island in the Baltic sea about 60 miles off the southeastern coast of Sweden.
GRÆINN m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse grein meaning "branch (of a tree); division".
GRÆIPI m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from either greip ("hand") or grípa ("to grasp").
GRAMR m Ancient Scandinavian
An Old Norse byname, from Old Norse gramr meaning 'wroth, angry; king, warrior'.
GRANKELL m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse grani "horse" (used in poetry) and ketill "cauldron hat", "helmet".
GRANMARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian with the combination of grǫn "pine-tree" and mærr "famous".
GREIP f & m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Norwegian
Old Norse female form of Græipi or Norwegian variant of Greipr. In Norse mythology this is the name of a sorceress.
GRIKKFARI m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse Grikk "Greek, Greece" and fara "ship".
GRÍMA m & f Ancient Scandinavian, Literature
Variant or feminine form of Grímr. J. R. R. Tolkien used this name for a character in the Lord of the Rings series.
GRÍMNIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Variant of Grímr. This is a by-name for Odin in Norse mythology.
GRÍMR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "masked person" or "shape-changer" in Old Norse (derived from gríma "mask, helmet"). This was a byname of the god Odin, perhaps given to boys in an attempt to secure the protection of the god.
GRÍMÚLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian form of Grimulf.
GRÍÐR f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse gríð meaning "vehemence, greed, eagerness" or from Old Norse grið meaning "peace, protection, mercy, truce". This is the name of a giantess in Norse mythology. Gríðr has a son, Víðarr, by Odin.
GRUNDI m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse grunda meaning 'to think about, to meditate on'.
GUBBI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse diminutive of Guðbiǫrn.
GULLI m & f Ancient Scandinavian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of Guðleifr and a Scandinavian variant of Gulla.
GULLØY f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse guðr "god" and ey "good fortune" or "island".
GULLSKEGGR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname, from Old Norse gullskeggr "gold-beard".
GULLVEIG f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Swedish (Rare, Archaic), Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish
Variant of Guðveig or a combination of Old Norse gull "gold" and veig "power, strength". In Norse mythology this is the name of a seeress who is burned three times by the Æsir and reborn each time.
GUNNBIǪRG f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements gunnr "battle, fight" and borg "stronghold, fortification, castle".
GUNNBIǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements gunnr "battle, fight" and björn "bear"
GUNNFRØÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of gunnr "battle", "fight" and friðr "love, peace".
GUNNGERÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements gunnr "battle, fight" and garðr "enclosure", "protection".
GUNNHÆIÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements gunnr "battle, fight" and heiðr "honour".
GUNNHVATR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of gunnr 'battle, fight' and hvatr 'active, brisk, vigorous, manly'.
GUNNKÆLL m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements gunnr "battle, fight" and ketill "helmet".
GUNNLÆIFR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse elements gunnr meaning "war" and leifr meaning "descendant, heir"..
GUNNLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian, Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements gunnr "battle, fight" and laug "to celebrate marriage, to swear a holy oath".
GUNNLǪÐ f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of gunnr "battle, fight" and löð "invitation". In Norse mythology this is the name of a giantess, who has to guard the mead of her father Suttungr.
GUNNSTÆINN m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements gunnr "battle, fight" and steinn "stone".
GUNNÞRÚÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements gunnr "battle, fight" and þrúðr "strength".
GUNNULFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse gunnr "battle, fight" and ulfr "wolf."
GUNNVIÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of gunnr 'battle, fight' and viðr 'forest, wood, tree'
GUSS m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname, From Old Norse guss meaning "talk, chat".
GUÐBIǪRG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant spelling of Guðbjǫrg.
GUÐBIǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of guðr 'god' and bjǫrn 'bear'.
GUÐBJǪRG f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements guðr "god" and bjǫrg "help, deliverance".
GUÐFRØÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse younger form of Guðifriðr.
GUÐI m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse guðr meaning "god".
GUÐIR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Guðvér.
GUÐLÆIFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse guðr "god" and leif "inheritance, legacy".
GUÐLEIKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of gud "god, good" and leik, "game, play".
GUÐMANN m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Variant of Guðmundr or a combination of guðr "god" and maðr "man".
GUÐNIÚTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse guðr "god" and njóta "to use".
GUÐNÝ f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of guð 'gods' 'new'.
GUÐR f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Gunnr. This is the name of a Valkyrie.
GUÐRØÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse younger form of Guðfrøðr.
GUÐÞORM m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of Old Norse guð "god" and þorm, thought to be related to the word þyrma "honor, respect".
GUÐVARÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements guðr "god" and vǫrðr "guard".
GUÐVEIG f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of gud "god" or "good" and veig "power, strength", or may be a variant of Guðví.
GUÐVÉR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse guðr "god" and vér "fighter".
GUÐVÍ f Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of gud "god" or "good" and "home, temple, sanctuary".
GYLFI m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Modern form of GylfR, an Old Norse name derived from gjalfr "roar, heavy sea" or gólf "grain cultivator". In Norse mythology, Gylfi was the name of a sea giant. It was also the name of a mythical Swedish king.
GYLFIR m Ancient Scandinavian
Original form of Gylfi.
GYLLA f Ancient Scandinavian
Of debated origin and meaning. Current theories include a variant of Gulla and a variant of Gyða.
GYMIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse gymir meaning 'sea'. Gymir is a Jǫtunn in the Northern mythology.
GYRA f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse diminutive of Gyríðr.
GYRÍÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Guðríðr (see Guðfríðr).
GYRÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse short form of Guðrøðr (see Guðifriðr). Sometimes it has been associated with the Old Norse verb gyrða, "to gird (with a belt)."
HADDA f Icelandic, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of Haddr. In Norse mythology Hadda is a giantess, the daughter of Svaði and the wife of Norr.
HADDR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse haddr meaning "a lady's hair".
HÆFNIR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hefnir meaning "avenger, heir, son".
HÆGBIǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse heggr "birdcherry tree" and bjǫrn "bear".
HÆGBJǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant spelling of Hægbiǫrn.
HÆGVALDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements heggr "birdcherry tree" and valdr "ruler", "mighty one", "powerful one".
HÆGVIÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements heggr "birdcherry tree" and viðr "forest, wood, tree".
HÆILFÚSS m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements heill "good luck" and fúss "willing, eager".
HÆILGÆIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse heilagr "holy" and geirr "spear".
HÆIMKÆLL m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse heimr "home, house" and ketill "cauldron hat", "helmet".
HÆIMLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of heimr 'home, house' and laug possibly meaning 'betrothed woman'.
HÆRA f Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hæra "hoariness", "grey hair".
HÆRIULFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant form of HærulfR.
HÆRLAUGR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of herr 'army' and laug 'to celebrate marriage, to swear a holy oath; to be dedicated, promised'.
HÆRULFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse younger form of Hariwulfr.
HAFGRÍMR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of haf 'sea, ocean' and grímr 'person wearing a face mask'.
HAFLIÐI m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "seafarer" from Old Norse haf "sea, ocean" and liði "one who goes" (from líða "to go, fare").
HAFLJÓTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements haf "sea", "ocean" and ljótr "shining", "bright".
HAFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse hafr meaning "buck, he-goat".
HAFRBJǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hafr "buck, he-goat" and bjǫrn "bear".
HAFÞÓRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian with the combination of haf "sea, ocean" and þórr "thunder".
HAGIRADAR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hagi "pasture", "enclosure" and ráð "advise", "counsel", "decision".
HAGNI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Hagano.
HAGNÝ f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hagi "pasture, enclosure" and "new".
HÁLEIKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hǫð "battle" and leikr "game", "play", "sport", "fight".
HALLA f Finnish, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Faroese, Danish
Feminine form of Hallr. Halla is also a Finnish word for an occasion when in growing season temperature lowers so much that ground gets covered with frost.
HALLABERA f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Hallbera.
HALLBERA f Ancient Scandinavian, Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese
Derived from Old Norse hallr meaning "flat stone, slab, big stone, boulder" (compare Hallr, Halli) and (the hypothetical reconstructed root) *ber- "bear" (also found in the noun berserkr), making it a feminine equivalent of Hallbjörn.
HALLBIǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hallr "rock" and biǫrn "bear".
HALLFREÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hallr "rock" and friðr "peace".
HALLFRÍÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hallr "rock" combined with fríðr "beautiful".
HALLGEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hallr "rock" combined with Old Norse geirr "spear".
HALLGERÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hallr "stone, rock" and garðr "enclosure", "protection".
HALLGRÍMR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hallr "rock" combined with Old Norse grîma "mask".
HALLMUNDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hallr "rock" combined with Old Norse mundr "protection."
HALLVǪR f Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian feminine name with the combination of hallr "stone, rock" and vár "spring".
HÁLS m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Hals.
HALS m Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse hals "throat", "neck".
HAMALL m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hamall meaning "castrated male sheep, wether".
HAMAR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hamarr "hammer".
HÁMÓÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of ha (Germanic element) and móðr "mind; wrath; courage".
HÁMUNDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of Old Norse hár "high" and mund "protection".
HÁR m Ancient Scandinavian
Variant of Hǫr or Hárr, or derived from hár ("blind").
HÁREKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of ha (Germanic name element of uncertain origin) and ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich".
HARIWOLFAR m Ancient Scandinavian
Proto-Norse name and a combination of hariaR "warrior" and ulfr "wolf".
HARIWULFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Proto-Norse younger form of HariwolfaR.
HÁRR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Hǫr or derived from hárr ("grey-haired"). This is a name for Odin and the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HÄRVIDH m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of Old Norse herr "army" and víðr "tree, forest".
HÁSTEINN m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Ancient Scandinavian and Icelandic name with the combination of hár "high" and steinn "stone".
HATI m & f Norse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Finnish, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "despiser, hater". In Norse mythology Hati is a wolf who pursues the moon. He is the son of Hróðvitnir (another name for Fenrir), the father of Hrímgarðr, and the brother of Skǫll, who pursues the sun.
HAUGSPORI m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "hill treader". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HAUKR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse haukr meaning "hawk".
HAURLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of haƀuraR "buck", "he-goat" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
HEGVALDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Hægvaldr.
HÉ-GYLFIR m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of the prefix - ("household, family") and the Old Norse name Gylfir.
HEIMKELL m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant spelling of Hæimkæll.
HEIÐR m & f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from heiðr "bright, clear; honour", from which Heidi also derives. This is the name of several characters in Norse mythology: a giant, the son of Hrímnir; another name for the seeress Gullveig; and a name often given to witches or seeresses, possibly an epithet for "good" witches.
HEIÐREKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements heiðr "bright", "clear", "cloudless" and ríkr "mighty", "distinguished", "rich".
HEKJA f Ancient Scandinavian, Literature
Appears in Eiríks saga rauða (c. late 1100s) as the name of a Scottish bondswoman sent by Karlsefni to reconnoitre Vinland. ... [more]
HEPTI m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "grasp". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HERBJǪRG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Herborg.
HERBJÖRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse harja or herr "army" combined with Old Norse björn "bear".
HERBORG f Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse harja or herr "army" combined with Old Norse björg "protection, help".
HERBORGA f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Herborg.
HERBRANDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements herr "army" and brandr "fire, torch".
HERDÍS f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Herdis.
HERFJǪTUR f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from herr "army" and fjǫtur "fetter". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
HERGAUTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse herr "army" and gautr "goth".
HERGEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse harja or herr "army" combined with Old Norse geirr "spear".
HERGERÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements herr "army" and garðr "enclosure", "protection".
HERGUNNR f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of herr ("army") and gunnr ("battle, fight"). This is the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology.
HERLAUGR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of HærlaugR.
HERLEIKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements herr "army" and leikr "game, play, sport, fight".
HERMUNDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse harja or herr "army" combined with Old Norse mundr "protection."
HERVǪR f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from herr "army" and vár "truth; woman". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology. Hervǫr is the daughter of Hlǫðver and the sister of Hlaðgunnr. She, Hlaðgunnr and Ǫlrún are described as swan-maidens.
HETHA f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a warrior-queen in Norse mythology.
HEÐINDÍS f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse heðinn "jacket of fur or skin" and dís "goddess, woman".
HEÐINFASTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of heðinn 'jacket of fur or skin' and fastr 'firmly, fast'.
HEÐINGUNNR f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, combination of heðinn 'jacket of fur or skin' and gunnr 'battle, fight'.
HEÐINN m Ancient Scandinavian
From Norse heðinn meaning "jacket of fur or skin".
HEÐINVÍ f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of heðinn "jacket of fur or skin" and "home, temple, sanctuary".
HIALMDÍS f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet" and dís "goddess".
HIALMFASTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of hialmr 'helmet' and fastr 'firmly, fast'.
HIALMGÆIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hjalmr "helmet, protection" and geirr "spear".
HIÁLMGERÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant spelling of Hjálmgerðr.
HIALMLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hjalmr "helmet, protection" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
HIÁLMR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Hialmr.
HIALMR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hjalmr meaning "helmet, protection".
HIALMVIÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hjalmr "helmet, protection" and viðr "forest, wood, tree".
HILDIGERÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian form of Hildegard.
HILDIGLÚMR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hildr "battle", "fight" and glūmr "bear" (used in poetry).
HILDIGRÍMR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hildr "battle, fight" and grímr "person wearing a face mask".
HILDINGR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "chief, warrior". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HILDIRÍÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hildr "battle, fight" and fríðr "beautiful".
HILDÚLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hildr "battle" combined with Old Norse úlfr "wolf.
HIÐINN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Heðinn.
HJALLKÁRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hjalli 'ledge, terrace on the mountain-side' and kárr 'obstinate, pugnacious, reluctant'.
HJALMGERÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet" and garðr "enclosure".
HJALMOLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hjalmr "helmet, protection" and ulfr "wolf".
HJÁLMÞÉR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse hjalmr ("helmet, protection") and -þér ("servant"). In Norse mythology Hjálmþér and his brother Ǫlvir are the children of a jarl (or chieftain). Their wicked stepmother forces them to work as thralls (slaves or servants) until they have performed an impossible task.
HJALTI m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Meaning "one from Hjaltland" (Shetland). The place name probably derives from the Old Norse word hjalt "hilt".
HJǪRGUNNR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hjǫrr "sword" and gunnr "battle, fight".
HJǪRLEIFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hjǫrr "sword" and leif "inheritance, legacy".
HJǪRMUNDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hjǫrr "sword" and mundr "protection".
HJǪRÞRIMUL f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Combination of hjǫrr 'sword' and þrima 'battle, noise'. This is also the name of a Valkyrie.
HLAÐGERÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name. A combination of hlaða "to weave" (or maybe hlað "lace-work, headdress") and garðr "enclosure, protection".
HLAÐGUNNR f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hlað ("lace-work, headdress") and gunnr ("battle, fight"). This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology who only appears in heroic poetry. Hlaðgunnr, also called Svanhvít, is the sister of Hervǫr and the daughter of Hlǫðver... [more]
HLÉDÍS f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements hlē-r "ocean, sea (used in poetic contexts)" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
HLÉR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "ocean, sea". This is another name for Ægir.
HLEÐIÓLFR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hleði ("shutter, door") and ulfr ("wolf"). This is another name for the dwarf Hlévargr in Norse mythology.
HLÉVANGR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Hlévargr or derived from hlé ("lee, shelter") and vangr ("garden"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HLÉVARGR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hlé ("lee, shelter") and vargr ("thief, outlaw; wolf"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HLEWAGASTIZ m Ancient Scandinavian
A Proto-Norse name attested on the Golden Horns of Gallehus. Second element is gastiz "guest".
HLÍFÞRASA f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hlíf "cover, shelter, protection, esp. shield" and þrasa "to snort, to talk big, to make a bold show".
HLÍFUNDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hlíf "shield" or hundr "dog" or hlíf "shield" and -winduR "winter".
HLÍN f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "protection" in Old Norse, the root of which is Old Icelandic hleina "to save, protect, defend" (ultimately relating to Old English hlæna and modern English lean; also "the related noun hlein is used of the upright warp-weighted loom, which is leaned against a wall in use")... [more]
HLǪKK f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "noise; battle". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
HLǪÐVER m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Hlǫðvér. In Norse mythology this is the name of Hervǫr and Hlaðgunnr's father.
HNEFI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse hnefi meaning "fist, hand".
HNIKARR m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Means "instigator". This is another name for Odin.
HNOSS f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "treasure". In Norse mythology this is the name of one of Freyja and Óðr's daughters.
HǪDD f Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of Haddr.
HODUR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Norse mythology Hodur is a blind son of Odin who accidentally kills Baldr when Loki gives him an arrow made of mistletoe (the only thing Baldr can be harmed by).
HŒNIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly means "strong" or "helper". This is the name of a god in Norse mythology.
HÓFVARPNIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "hoof-thrower". This is the name of Gná's horse in Norse mythology.
HǪGNI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Hagni.
HOLMBIǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements holmr "small island" and bjǫrn "bear".
HOLMDÍS f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of holmr 'small island' and dís 'goddess'.
HOLMGÆRÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of holmr 'small island' and garðr 'enclosure', 'protection'.
HOLMGAUTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse holmr "small island" and gautr "goth".
HÓLMLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Holmlaug.
HOLMLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of holmr "small island" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
HOLMSTÆINN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of holmr "small island" steinn "stone".
HǪR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from hǫr, hár or hór (all meaning "high").
HǪRN f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Meaning unknown; possibly derived from hǫrr ("flax, linen"). This is another name for Freyja.
HORNBORI m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown; possibly means "horn-blower" or "horn-bearer". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HǪÐ f Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of Hǫðr.
HRÆIÐARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hreiðr "nest, home" and herr "army".
HRÆIÐULFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hreiðr "nest, home" and ulfr "wolf".
HRAFNHILDR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hrafn "raven" and hildr "battle".
HRANI m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "rough, brutal; blusterer". This is a by-name for Odin.
HREIÐMARR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Germanic name elements hreiðr "nest, home" and mærr "famous". Hreiðmarr is a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HREMSA f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "clutch" or "shaft". This is the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology.
HRÍMGARÐR f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from hrīm "rime, hoarfrost" and garðr "enclosure, protection". In Norse mythology this is the name of a giantess, the daughter of Hati, who is drawn into a verbal duel with Atli.
HRÍMGRÍMNIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hrīm ("rime, hoarfrost") and gríma ("person wearing a helmet"). It is an intensification of the name Grímnir. In Norse mythology this is the name of a giant who lives in the land of the dead... [more]
HRÍMNIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse hrīm ("rime, hoarfrost; soot"). This is the name of a giant in Norse mythology, the father of Heiðr and Hrossþjófr.
HRIST f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "the shaker" from Old Norse hrista "shake, quake". In Norse poetry the name was frequently used as a kenning for "woman"; in mythology it belonged to a Valkyrie.
HRÓI m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
An Ancient Scandinavian and Icelandic masculine name.
HRÓKR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hrókr meaning "crow, rook".
HROSSÞJÓFR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hross ("horse") and þjófr ("thief"). This is the name of a giant in Norse mythology.
HRÓÐA f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse short form of names beginning with Hróð-.
HRÓÐÆLFR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hróðr "fame" and ælfR "elf".
HRÓÐFÚSS m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of hróðr "fame" and fúss "willing, eager".
HRÓÐLÆIFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hróðr "fame" and leifr "heir, descendant"
HRÓÐLEIFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian variant spelling of HróðlæifR.
HRÓÐMUNDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hróðr "fame" and mund "protection".
HRÓÐNÝ f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of hróðr 'fame' and 'new moon, waxing moon'.
HROTHREKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Roderick.
HRÓÐSTÆINN m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hróðr "fame" and steinn "stone".
HRÓÐVÍ f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements hróðr "fame" and "home", "temple", "sanctuary".
HRÓÐVITNIR m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from hróðr "fame, glory" and vitnir "wolf". This is another name for Fenrir.
HRUND f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Meaning unknown; possibly related to Old Norse hrinda ("prick, push"). This is the name of a Valkyrie.
HRUNGNIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from either hröngl ("tumult, movement") or hrang ("noise, din"). This is the name of a Jǫtunn.
HRÚTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian name and byname. From Old Norse hrútr meaning "ram, male sheep".
HUGALL m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hugall meaning "mindful, attentive".
HUGI m Ancient Scandinavian, Faroese, Icelandic, Danish
Either an Old Norse form of Hugo or derived from hugr ("mind, spirit, thought").
HUGSTARI m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly means "the stubborn one". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology, also called Haugspori.
HÚNBOGI m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Combination of húnn "child, cub, bear cub" and bogi "bow".
HUNDI m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse hundr meaning "dog".
HÚNFASTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements húnn "child, cub, bear cub" and fastr "firmly, fast".
HÚNGEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements húnn "child, cub, bear cub" and geirr "spear".