Germanic Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in Germanic mythologies and legends. Listed separately are Norse mythology names.
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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. Bofur is not one of Durin's Folk, he is one of Moria.... [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]
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]
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]
FOSITE m Germanic Mythology
Frisian god who was worshipped on Helgoland. ... [more]
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]
HARIASA f Germanic Mythology
Hariasa is a Germanic goddess attested on a (now lost) stone bearing a Latin dedication to her.... [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 Celtic Mythology, 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. The etymology is unknown, though perhaps related to Indo-European *nāu- "boat", in which case it may have meant "seafarer" or "steerswoman".
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.
NOREIA f Celtic Mythology, Germanic Mythology, German (Modern, Rare)
Noreia was the name of a Gaulish mother goddess associated with the moon, who was particularly venerated in the area that is modern-day Austria.... [more]
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 Ancient Germanic (Saxon), 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
VIRADECDIS f Germanic Mythology
From wiro- "truth" and dekos "honor", interpreted to mean "the truth-honored". The name of a Celtic/Germanic deity.
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).