Germanic Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in Germanic mythologies and legends. Listed separately are Norse mythology names.
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BADUHENNA f Germanic Mythology
Baduhenna was a minor goddess worshipped in ancient Frisia. According to Tacitus, a sacred grove was dedicated to her near which 900 Roman soldiers were killed in 28 CE. Her name is likely derived from Proto-Germanic *badwa- "battle" and -henna, a name element which appears in the names of matrons, Germanic goddesses widely attested from the 1st to 5th century CE on votive stones and votive altars.
BAUDIHILLIA f Germanic Mythology
A minor Germanic goddess known from inscriptions in Northern England.
BIFUR m Germanic Mythology, Literature
The name of a dwarf in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.... [more]
BOFUR m Literature, Germanic Mythology
A character created by J.R.R. Tolkien in 'The Hobbit'. Bofur is a Dwarf in THORIN's Company who is related to BIFUR and BOMBUR... [more]
BOMBUR m Literature, Germanic Mythology
A Dwarf in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." A relative of BIFUR and BOFUR, and the fattest of the Dwarves in Thorin's company.... [more]
BORBETH f Germanic Mythology
"Sister goddess" of EMBETH and WILBETH and one of "The Three Bethen" or "Three Virgins", a group of allegedly pre-Christian goddesses who later became "unofficial" saints.... [more]
CAIVA f Celtic Mythology, Germanic Mythology
Caiva was a goddess who was worshipped in Gerolstein in present-day Germany. It has been speculated that she might have been a mother goddess.
CISA f Norse Mythology, Germanic Mythology
Derived from Proto-Germanic *Tīwaz, the same etymological root as TYR, which evolved into Cyo and Ziu in Old High German.... [more]
DANKWART m German (Rare, Archaic), Germanic Mythology
Formed from the German name elements DANK "thought" and WART "guard".... [more]
DIETLIEB m Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
In the "King LAURIN Legend" Dietlieb is SIMILDE's brother, Dietrich von Bern's friend and one of the knights to fight the dwarf king.... [more]
DURIN m Germanic Mythology, Literature
The oldest dwarf in the works of Tolkien. A line of dwarf kings bore this name.... [more]
DWALIN m Literature, Germanic Mythology
The name of a dwarf character in 'The Hobbit' by J. R. R. Tolkien. Tolkien took the name from the catalogue of dwarves (dvergatal) in the 'Poetic Edda'. The name means something like "sleeping" (from Old Norse dvalen "to sleep").
ELEGAST m Germanic Mythology, Literature, Folklore
Albi "elf" + gastiz "spirit". Elegast is the hero and noble robber in the 'Karel ende Elegast', a Medieval Dutch epic poem.
EMBETH f Germanic Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend
The name of one of the three Beten (or Bethen, Beden), a German group of three saints. They are adored in minor churches and chapels in South Tyrol (Italy), Upper Bavaria, Baden and the Rhineland... [more]
ERKA f Germanic Mythology, German (Modern, Rare)
A short form derived from Old High German erkan "pure, genuine".... [more]
FASOLT m Germanic Mythology, Theatre
In Richard Wagner's opera cycle "The Ring", Fasolt is the brother of FÁFNIR (here called Fafner) and is killed by him in an argument.
FILI m Literature, Germanic Mythology
Name of one of the dwarves in The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Brother of KILI... [more]
FIMMILENA f Germanic Mythology
Fimmilena was a goddes known from inscriptions in Northern England. Her functions are unclear; there have, however, been efforts to link her name to the Fimelthing, a kind of court held in early medieval times.
FOSITE m Germanic Mythology
Frisian god who was worshipped on Helgoland. ... [more]
FRIJA f Germanic Mythology
Southern Germanic form of FRIGG via FRIGGA.
GELFRAT m Germanic Mythology, Medieval German
Formed from the High German name elements GELF "boast, yelp" and RAT "council, advice".... [more]
GEROVIT m Germanic Mythology, Slavic Mythology
Most likely a German corruption of Slavic JAROVIT.... [more]
GLÓIN m Literature, Germanic Mythology
From Old Norse, meaning "glowing".... [more]
HAEVA f Germanic Mythology
Haeva is a Germanic goddess known from an inscription in what is now the Netherlands. Scholars generally derive her name from Germanic *hiwan "to marry" and surmise that her function may have been the protection of the family.
HARIASA f Germanic Mythology
Hariasa is a Germanic goddess attested on a (now lost) stone bearing a Latin dedication to her. Her name is likely derived from Proto-Germanic *harja "army; battle". Linguist Siegfried Gutenbrunner reconstructed the form *Hari-ansus "army goddess; war goddess", while Rudolf Simek compares her name to that of the valkyrie HERJA.
HARIMELLA f Germanic Mythology
Harimella is a Germanic goddess known from an inscription in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The first element of her name is derived from Germanic *xarjaz (harjaz) "army", the second element -mella is of debated origin and meaning... [more]
HELLIVESA f Germanic Mythology
A minor Germanic goddess whose functions have been lost to time. She was worshipped in Germania Inferior, a Roman province located on the west bank of the Rhine and bordering the North Sea.
HLUDANA f Germanic Mythology
Hludana is a Germanic goddess attested in five ancient Latin inscriptions from the Rhineland and Frisia, all dating from 197–235 AD (the Beetgum inscription was dedicated by a group of fishermen)... [more]
KILI m Literature, Germanic Mythology
Name of one of the dwarves in The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. FILI's brother.... [more]
LAURIN m German, Germanic Mythology
Old German name of uncertain origin. In recent years it has been debated that Laurin might be derived from Latin laurinus "crowned with laurels".... [more]
LORELEY f Germanic Mythology, Spanish
Older German form of LORELEI. This was the pen name of Mexican writer María Luisa Garza (1887-1980). It is also borne by Argentine model and actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato (1987-), the wife of Canadian singer Michael Bublé.
MIME m Germanic Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Richard Wagner's The Ring opera cycle, Mime is the brother of ALBERICH and the maker of the magic helmet Tarnhelm.
NEHALENNIA f Germanic Mythology, German (Modern, Rare), Dutch (Modern, Rare)
Name of a Gaulish goddess of commerce worshipped in what is now the Netherlands, whose worship was prevalent when the Romans arrived to the area. She is believed to be a goddess of the sea, divination, and the Otherworld... [more]
NERÞUZ f Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Reconstructed Ancient Germanic name derived from ner ("power of life"). This is the name of a Germanic earth goddess. It is also an older form of the Old Norse (masculine) name NJǪRÐR.
NIX m Germanic Mythology
This is the name of masculine shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology, who apparently derive their name from Proto-Germanic nikwus or nikwis(i) "wash". See also NIXE for the female counterpart(s).
NIXE f Germanic Mythology
This is the name of feminine shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology, who apparently derive their name from Proto-Germanic nikwus or nikwis(i) "wash". See also NIX for the male counterpart(s).
NIXIE f Germanic Mythology
Variant form of NIXE.
NUMBERNIP m Germanic Mythology
Congenial English translation of the German name RÜBEZAHL.
ORCHIL f Literature, Germanic Mythology, Celtic Mythology (?)
The name of an obscure earth goddess, mentioned in poems by William Sharp and W. B. Yeats.
OSTARA f Germanic Mythology, Popular Culture
Hypothetical Old High German form of the name of a Germanic goddess of fertility and spring (probably originally of sunrise, whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox), reconstructed by linguist Jacob Grimm... [more]
PERCHTA f Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Old High German word beraht meaning "bright", this was the name of a goddess worshiped in Austria, Baveria, Baden, Swabia, Switzerland and Slovenia.
RÜBEZAHL m Germanic Mythology
In Silesian legends, Rübezahl is the 'lord of the mountains' in the Riesengebirge. He is also described as a 'prince of gnomes'.... [more]
SAHSNOT m Old Saxon, Germanic Mythology
The first element of this name is derived from Sahson, the indigenous name of a continental Germanic people called the Saxons, who in turn derived their name from Old Saxon sahs meaning "knife, dagger, sword"... [more]
SANDRAUDIGA f Germanic Mythology
Sandraudiga is a Germanic goddess, attested on a stone with a Latin inscription, found in North Brabant, the Netherlands. The origin and meaning of her name are debated: theories include a derivation form Germanic *sanþ "true, real" and Gothic audags "rich; fortunate" and Old English *sand "sand" and Gothic rauds "red".
SCHLETTO m Germanic Mythology
Name of a giant who (according to the legend) founded the Alsatian city Sélestat (German name Schlettstadt).
SCHMERZENREICH m Germanic Mythology
German name meaning "sorrowful, painful".... [more]
SIEGEMINNE f Germanic Mythology
The name is formed from the German name elements Sieg "victory" and Minne "courtly love".... [more]
SIMILDE f German (Rare, Archaic), Germanic Mythology
In the "King LAURIN Legend" Similde is the princess whom the dwarf king falls in love with and eventually abducts to his magical rose garden.... [more]
SINTHGUNT f Germanic Mythology
Sinthgunt is a figure in Germanic mythology, attested solely in the Old High German 9th- or 10th-century "horse cure" Merseburg Incantation. In the incantation, Sinthgunt is referred to as the sister of the personified sun, SUNNA... [more]
SIOFNA f Germanic Mythology
A minor goddess of love, or rather of young love, in Germanic Mythology.... [more]
SIRONA f Celtic Mythology, Germanic Mythology
The name of a Celtic goddess mainly worshipped in middle Europe and the region of the Danube. She was associated with healing, wolves, and children.... [more]
SUNNA f Germanic Mythology, German, Scandinavian, Icelandic
This is the Old High German, Old Saxon and Old Norse word for "sun" (compare SUNNIVA). Sunna was the Germanic goddess who personified the sun.... [more]
THORIN m Literature, Germanic Mythology, German (Modern), Popular Culture
German male name representing the Germanic god THOR.... [more]
TRAVALAHA f Germanic Mythology
Travalaha was a Germanic goddess known from an inscription found in Cologne, Germany. The origin and meaning of her name are uncertain, however one theory suggests a derivation from Proto-Norse þrāwō "to long for"... [more]
ULLER m Germanic Mythology
German form of ULLR.
ULLR m Germanic Mythology
Ullr is the name of an old Norse god. In the Edda, he's a son of SIF and a stepson of THOR.... [more]
VERCANA f Germanic Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Vercana was a goddess who was venerated by the Gauls in Roman times, it is, however, uncertain whether she was a Germanic or a Celtic goddess. Since inscriptions dedicated to her were found near healing springs, it has been proposed that she may have been a goddess of healing and waters and attempts have been made to link her name to Germanic *Werkanô "she who does deeds" and to *Berkanô "goddess of birch trees".
VIRADECDIS f Germanic Mythology
From wiro- "truth" and dekos "honor", interpreted to mean "the truth-honored". The name of a Celtic/Germanic deity.
VOLLA f Germanic Mythology
Southern Germanic form of FULLA. In Germanic mythology, Volla is the sister of the goddess FRIJA (as opposed to Fulla, who is Frigg's handmaid).
WILBETH f Germanic Mythology
"Sister goddess" of EMBETH and BORBETH and one of "The Three Bethen" or "Three Virgins", a group of allegedly pre-Christian goddesses who later became "unofficial" saints.... [more]
ZEO m Germanic Mythology
Old High German variant of Proto-Germanic *Tīwaz (compare TYR and CISA).
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