RánfNorse Mythology, Astronomy, Icelandic Of uncertain etymology. It could be derived from Old Norse rán "robberty, theft" or rámr "hoarse". In Norse mythology, Rán is a sea goddess and ruler of the dead at the bottom of the sea... [more]
ReyndísfIcelandic Icelandic form of Ragndis as well as a combination of the Old Norse name elements reynir "rowan (tree)" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
RóseyfIcelandic Combination of the Old Norse name elements rós "rose" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
SigurrósfIcelandic Derived from the Icelandic words sigur meaning "victory" and rós "rose" (perhaps the Icelandic vernacular form of Rosa). The Icelandic band Sigur Rós is named for the younger sister of frontman Jónsi Birgisson (Sigurrós was born on the day the band was formed, and her name split into two words).
SjöfnfNorse Mythology, Icelandic Name of a minor Norse goddess, one of Frigg's handmaidens, said (by the Icelandic chieftain and poet Snorri Sturluson, d. 1241) to be related to Old Icelandic sjafni "love". Modern-day academics, however, argue that it might rather be related to Old Norse sefi meaning "sense" as well as "relation".