Greenlandic Submitted Names
are used by the indigenous people of Greenland.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AAJA f Greenlandic
From Greenlandic -aaja
, an affix used for and by children used as a name.
AAJU m & f Greenlandic
From a childish pronunciation of the Greenlandic word angaju
"older sibling of the same sex" (see Angaju
AAJUNNGUAQ m & f Greenlandic
Means "dear older sibling" in Greenlandic, from a combination of Aaju
and the diminutive suffix nnguaq
"sweet, dear, little".
AAMANNGUAQ f & m Greenlandic
Derived from Greenlandic aama
"glow, glowing coal" (cf. Aamaq
) combined with the diminutive suffix nnguaq
meaning "sweet, dear, little".
AGTO f Greenlandic
Means "being touched" in Greenlandic, derived from the Greenlandic attorpaa
"to touch him/her/it".
AIMA f Greenlandic
Possibly from Natsilingmiut aimavik
"home", Kivalliq aivuq
"s/he goes towards", Greenlandic aivâ
"fetches it", or Greenlandic airuq
"coming home". It may also be a variant of Aumaĸ
AJÂJA f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic pet form of Aja
, from a combination of Aja
and the diminutive suffix -aaja
, a Greenlandic affix used for and by children or a Greenlandic variant form of Ajajak
AJAJAK f Greenlandic
Means "the one chanting 'ajaaja'" in Greenlandic. Ajaaja is an onomatopoeia.
AJUNA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic variant form of Ajut
or a combination of it and -na
, a Greenlandic suffix indicating a personal name.
AJUT f Greenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Derived from Canadian Arctic ajujuq
meaning "runs away". In Greenland mythology Ajut is the name of the woman who flees from her pursuer and becomes the sun.
ÁKÃTSIAĸ m Greenlandic
Means "beautiful, precious uncle (father's brother)" from Greenlandic Áka
AĸIGSSEĸ f Greenlandic
Means "Rock Ptarmigan" in Greenlandic. A Rock Ptarmigan is a type of bird.
AKIMIU f & m Greenlandic
Means "one who roams by the place under windows opposite the plank bed" in Greenlandic.
AKOĸ f Greenlandic
Means "thighbone of a seal" or "corner of a fur/fleece" in Greenlandic.
ALEĸATSIAĸ f & m Greenlandic
Means "beautiful, precious older sister of a boy" in Greenlandic, from a combination of Aleĸa
and the suffix -tsiaq
AMINNGUAQ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic Inuit feminine name derived from ameq
meaning "skin" and -nnguaq
meaning "dear, little".
AMMA f Norse Mythology, Old Swedish, Greenlandic
Has several possible meanings. May be a short form of names beginning with Arn- or Am-, derived from Old Swedish amma
("wet nurse"), Old Norse amma
("grandmother") or Old Norse ama
("dark one").... [more]
ANE m Greenlandic
From Greenlandic ane
meaning "big brother of a girl".
ANGAJU f & m Greenlandic
Means "older sibling of the same sex" in Greenlandic, thus either "big brother (to a boy)" or "big sister (to a girl)".
ANGERLARNEQ f Greenlandic
South Greenlandic name meaning "she who has returned home", originally used as a nickname for someone named after a deceased family member, due to ritual name avoidance (taboos in mentioning names of deceased relatives, even when newborns had been named for them).
ANIA m Greenlandic
Greenlandic variant form of Ane
or Greenlandic name meaning "her older brother", from a combination of Ane
, a Greenlandic possessive-genitive marker.
ANO m Finnish, Greenlandic
Finnish name meaning "asked for", derived from the Finnish verb anoa
meaning "to ask" and Greenlandic name of unknown meaning.
APUTSIAĸ f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "snow crystal" with the combination of Aput
and suffix -tsiaq
"beautiful", "fair", "fairly good", "precious", "sweet", "fair-sized", "nice", "good", "handsome".
AQISSIARSUK f Greenlandic
Means "little ptarmigan chick", derived from Greenlandic aqisseq
"rock ptarmigan" (cf. Aqisseq
) combined with a diminutive suffix.
ARNAMINEĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name of unknown meaning, maybe a combination of Arnaĸ
and suffix -mineq
meaning "little bit".
ARNANNGUAQ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic feminine name meaning "sweet little woman" (or perhaps "dear Arnaq
"), derived from arnaq
"woman" combined with the endearing diminutive suffix nnguaq
ARNÂRAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "little woman". Combination of Arnaĸ
and suffix -raq
meaning "young animal".