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.
MAGSERÁNGUAĸ f & m Greenlandic
Combination of massippoq
"rising half up from horisontal position" and -nnguaq
, meaning "sweet", "dear", "little". The Greenlandic author Karl Siegstad explains that the name means "flower which is raised up by the heat of the sun, whilst small pieces of ice are still above it" or it means "'sweet little healed one", combined with MAVSÂRAĸ
, "sweet", "dear", "little".
MALÎNA f Greenlandic
Means "the one to follow", cognate of malippaa
("to follow someone") and the suffix -na
(denotes a personal name). In Greenlandic mythology Malîna is the goddess of the sun and the sister of ANNINGAN
, god of the moon... [more]
MALINA f Inuit Mythology, Greenlandic
In Inuit mythology, Malina is the name of a solar goddess. She is constantly fleeing from her brother, the moon god IGALUK
(Inuit) or ANNINGAN
(Grenlandic), and their eternal chase explains the movement of the sun and moon through the sky.
MÁNGILIK f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "the one with the drum song", from a combination of manngaluartoq
"singing (drum-)songs" and -lik
, a Greenlandic suffix meaning "equipped with" that denotes that the the root word is a form of amulet or helper spirit.
MANO m Greenlandic
Means "under chin" or "frost crystals formed from breath" in Greenlandic.
MASAUNA m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name with the combination of masaut (masaujjuq)
meaning "wet snow" and suffix -na
MASIK m & f Greenlandic
From Greenlandic masik
meaning "the curved cross-tree in front of the ring of a kayak" and from Greenlandic masik
meaning "gills (of a fish)", depending per dialect.
MERĸUSÂĸ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "featherlike" or "that which resembles feather" or "new or recently grown fur".
MIGDLIAĸ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "umbilical cord", meaning "a mat to place for food, dish", "a piece of skin or cloth under food" or Greenlandic shaman's language name meaning "an older brother to a girl".
MIILLAARAQ f Greenlandic
Possibly related to the Greenlandic word millalaarpoq
"humming (of an insect)", combined with the diminutive suffix araq
MINEĸ f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "little bit" (originally a diminutive ending).
MINIK m & f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "blubber" (i.e., "viscid train oil which is being used as sealing for skin boats") or "earwax" (a mainstream interpretation). It seemed to rise in popularity in the late 20th century after several books were published about the controversy surrounding the Inughuit boy Minik (c.1890-1918), who was among a group brought by the explorer Robert E. Peary from their home in northwest Greenland to New York in 1897... [more]
MITERAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "chick of a sea duck, Common Eider". Combination of MITEĸ
MOTZFELDTE m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name derived from the German surname Motzfeldt, from the place name Motzfeld.
NAASUNNGUAQ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic female name meaning ''sweet little flower'', from naasoq
meaning ''flower, plant'' and nnguaq
a suffix meaning ''sweet, dear''.
NAJAARAQ f Greenlandic
Means "little Naja", derived from the popular Greenlandic name NAJA
combined with the diminutive suffix araq
NAJÂJA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name with the combination of NAJA
and affix -aaja
is a Greenlandic affix used for and by children.
NAJÁNGUAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "a boy's sweet little sister". Combination of NAJA
and suffix -nnguaq
NAJANNGUAQ f Greenlandic
Combination of NAJA
, meaning "little sister (to a boy)" and nnguaq
, a suffix meaning "sweet" or "dear."
NAPÂRTOĸ m & f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "standing upright" or "Greenland mountain ash".
NASAUSSAĸ f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "hood of a woman's furjacket" or "the bladder on the head of a hooded seal".
NATUK f Greenlandic
This is believed to have originated as a nursery form of the Greenlandic word inequnartoq
"sweet, cute", shortened and simplified to natuk
through the common custom of babbling or cooing with a baby... [more]
NAUJÁNGUAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "Ross's Gull" with the combination of combination of NAUJA
and -nnguaq meaning "sweet, dear".
NAVAGIAĸ m Greenlandic
Means "the one who travelled from place to place". In Greenlandic mythology this is the name of a character who dies and travels from animal to animal as a spirit until he is finally reborn as a human.
NAVARANA f Greenlandic, Danish (Rare)
Greenlandic name meaning "one who alternates between different parties", derived from the Proto-Eskimo root *naverar
"to trade, exchange" and the name suffix na
. In legend Navarana was an Inuit woman who brought about disunity by alternating between her tribe of native Greenlanders and the Norse colonists... [more]