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.
NÍNGUT m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "line", "rope" (with which something is lowered); "spider's web".
NIVE f Greenlandic
Old (Kleinschmidt orthography) spelling of NIVI
. This is borne by Greenlandic singer-songwriter and actress Nive Nielsen.
NIVIAQ f & m Greenlandic
Derived from the Greenlandic word niviarsiaq
"girl" (compare NIVIARSIAQ
), possibly meaning "reincarnated as a girl".
NIVIARSIAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "young woman or girl, maiden, girl of marriageable age", combined with NIVIAĸ
"acquired as" or meaning "Rosebay Willowherb" (Name meanings depend per dialect).
NIVIATSIAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "graceful, beautiful girl" with the combination of NIVIAĸ
and suffix -tsiaq
"beautiful", "fair", "fairly good", "precious", "sweet", "fair-sized", "nice", "good", "handsome".
NUIANA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name of uncertain origin, possibly from nuiaq
"cloud" or from the stem nui
- "sewing, basket-making", combined with the name suffix na
NUKARTÂĸ m & f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "newborn younger sibling of speaker's gender".
NUKARTÂVA f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "his/her new little brother/sister". Combination of NUKARTÂĸ
and suffix -a
, possessive-genitive marker.
NÛNO f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic pet name for a baby/the youngest child in the family.
PÂJUK m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "oarsman", "rowing one" (in a kayak).
PANE f Greenlandic
Greenlandic pet form of names beginning with Pane-/Pani-
PANÍNGUAĸ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning 'sweet little daughter' with the combination of PANIK
PANINNGUAQ f Greenlandic
Means "sweet little daughter", from Greenlandic panik
"daughter" combined with the endearing diminutive suffix nnguaq
. This is the second most popular name for girls born in Greenland (after PIPALUK
PATDLEĸ m & f Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "(dwarf) willow" or "alder" (Lat. Alnus crispa).
PILOĸUTÍNGUAĸ f & m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning 'sweet little leaf', from a combination of PILUTAĸ
, a Greenlandic suffix meaning "sweet", "dear", "little" or Grennlandic name meaning "sweet little berry", from a combination of PILOĸ
, a Greenlandic suffix meaning "sweet", "dear", "little".
QASALLAK m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "lightweight red wood". It was also a term for a piece of soft red wood shaped as human with a weapon and placed in the inner forefront of a qajaq to ward off witches, since it was believed that they were afraid of this piece of wood... [more]
QUISSIK m Greenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Means "urinated on" in Greenlandic. Quissik was the name of a shaman, still remembered in local legends, who acquired that name when foxes in human figure urinated on him.