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.
ARNÂRAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "little woman". Combination of ARNAĸ
and suffix -raq
meaning "young animal".
ARPÂRTE m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "messenger". From Greenlandic arpappoq meaning "runs" (arpaartoq meaning "runs from house to house to give a message").
ARRÚTAĸ m Greenlandic
From Greenlandic arrusaq
meaning "small pelagic marine gastropod" (Latin name: "clione limicina") which is gelatinous and transparent, and shaped like little angels, having flapping "wings", hence their name in English: "sea angels".... [more]
ÂRUNA f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "there he/she is", combined with -na
(a Greenlandic suffix indicating a personal name).
ÂTÂLIA m Greenlandic
Means "he whose course is set towards aataat
(harps seals)" in Greenlandic.
AVATAĸ m Greenlandic
Means "float made of sealskin (used in the kayak)" in Greenlandic.
AVATARSSUAĸ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "big float made of sealskin (used in the qajaq)", combined with AVATAĸ
AVIAQ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic feminine (formerly unisex) name meaning "family member, relative", derived from the stem avik
"part (of the family)" which is itself composed of aak
"blood" and the suffix vik
AVIO m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name related to aviorpoq
"sound", "ring", "twitter", "buzzing" (in the ears), "whistle". The notion that buzzing in the ears (aviutitsineq or avequllattaaneq) as a plea for food from a deceased is known thoughout most of Greenland... [more]
EDEL f German, German (Austrian), Danish, English, Finnish, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Norwegian, Sami, Swedish
Short form of names that begin with or end in the element "Edel-" meaning "noble", for example EDELTRAUD
EĸILANA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name of unknown meaning, maybe a combination of EĸILAT
, a Greenlandic suffix indicating a personal name.
ERE m Greenlandic
An abbreviation from eriarnaq
meaning "be good", "like", "clean", "beautiful".
ERNINNGUAQ m Greenlandic
Means "sweet little son", derived from Greenlandic erneq
"son" (cf. ERNEQ
) combined with the diminutive suffix nnguaq
meaning "sweet, dear, little".
ERNITSIAĸ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "good son", from the combination of ERNEĸ
, a Greenlandic suffix meaning "beautiful", "fair", "fairly good", "precious", "sweet", "fair-sized", "nice", "good", "handsome".
ILASIAQ m Greenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Means "a companion acquired (through magic)" in Greenlandic. This occurs in a legend from the Upernavik region of northern Greenland.
ILSIAĸ m Greenlandic
Means "child acquired through magic". This is the name of a character in a legend from Greenland's Upernavik region.
IMAJUIK f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "meek, quiet": "(Child) who is not wont to crying".
IMERAARSUK m Greenlandic
Said to mean "nice little water", derived from Greenlandic imeq
"water" (cf. IMI
) and a diminutive suffix.
IMÎNA m Greenlandic
Possibly combined with Greenlandic imiit
"scoop, bailer, mug or chalice" and -na
(Greenlandic suffix indicating a personal name).
IMÍNGUAĸ f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "sweet little water". Combination of IME
INEĸUNÂĸ f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "handsome", "beautiful", "sweet", "attractive" (variant form of INEĸO
ÍNISAĸ m Greenlandic
Either a variant of ÍNARIK
or means "one who was given life through the aid of innersuit
(the fire beings; helper spirits)". According to legends a powerful shaman could mention this name in the ear of a deceased person and they would come back to life.
INUGPALUK f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name of unknown meaning. Maybe a combination of INUK
and suffix -paluk
meaning "dear little".
INÛJUK m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "the one who lives", "the living one", "the youth", "the one who wishes to live". In the legend about Pakaasi and his family an extremely old woman was called Inûjuk.
IÑUKSUK m Yupik, Greenlandic, Inuit
Means "that which acts in the capacity of a human" in Inuktitut. An inuksuk is a human-made stone landmark, used as a point of navigation and reference in the Arctic circle, where few natural landmarks exist.
INUMINEĸ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning 'little bit of man', combination of INUK
and -mineq. Also meaning 'Greenlandic food'.
INUNNGUAQ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic male name meaning ''sweet little person/man'', from inuk
''human being, man'' and nnguaq
, a suffix meaning ''sweet, dear'',
INÛTEĸ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "human in one's possession" or "my human being".
INVANEĸ m Greenlandic
Means "the one who has brooded" or "the one who has been brooded on" in Greenlandic.
ISEQ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic feminine name taken from the word iseq
meaning "steam, smoke".