Medieval Scandinavian Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Scandinavian peoples.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Agmund m Germanic, Medieval Scandinavian, Norwegian (Rare)
Form of Agmundr. The first element of this name is derived from ag, an uncertain element for which a few possible origins exist. The accepted explanation is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *agjo, which means "sharp, pointed." Because of that, it also means "edge", as in the sharp cutting side of a sword - which is why the meaning of the element has ultimately come to be "sword"... [more]
Agneli m Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
From the Nordic name elements ag meaning "edge of sword, blade" and nelli.
Alfgar m Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
Anglo-Scandinavian form of Alfgeirr, or a medieval form of Ælfgar.
Alfgrim m Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
Anglo-Scandinavian name, derived from the Old Norse elements alfr meaning "elf" and gríma meaning "mask, helmet".
Amleth m Literature, Medieval Scandinavian
Origins uncertain. This earlier form of Hamlet appeared in a story published by Danish writer Christiern Pedersen in 1514, based on a legend recorded by Saxo Grammaticus in his 'History of the Danes'.
Arna f Medieval German, Medieval Scandinavian, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Originally a medieval feminine form of Germanic masculine names beginning with the Old High German element arn, Old Norse ǫrn meaning "eagle" (Proto-Germanic *arnuz)... [more]
Arnbrand m Medieval Scandinavian, Medieval English, Norwegian (Archaic)
Anglo-Scandinavian name derived from the Old Norse elements ǫrn "eagle" and brandr "fire, sword-blade".
Asward m Medieval Scandinavian
Anglo-Scandinavian form of Ásvarðr.
Beregolf m Medieval Scandinavian
Former Anglo-Scandinavian form of Bergulfr.
Berguluer m Medieval Scandinavian
Former Anglo-Scandinavian form of Bergulfr.
Besi m Medieval English (Latinized), Medieval Scandinavian (Latinized)
Variant of Bisi or Bósi. This is found in the 11th-century Domesday Book.
Bjaðǫk f Medieval Scandinavian
Unknown etymology. It has been suggested that this is a Norse form of an unknown Gaelic name.
Blacre m Medieval Scandinavian, Medieval English
Form of Old Norse Blakkr which occurs in Domesday Book.
Blotstulka f Medieval Scandinavian
The name of a purported medieval Swedish queen consort, meaning "the female sacrificer" or "the maiden sacrificer".
Brettiva f Norwegian (Archaic), Medieval Scandinavian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Brihtgifu, a metathesis of Beorhtgifu.
Broklauss m Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian (Hypothetical)
Anglo-Scandinavian name (originally byname) meaning "without breeches", composed of Old Norse brók "breeches, pants" and -lauss "-less".
Brynhilda f Medieval Scandinavian, Swedish (Archaic)
Medieval Norwegian and Swedish variant of Brynhildr.
Brynildir f Medieval Scandinavian
Old Norwegian form of Brynhild.
Byrghita f Old Swedish, Medieval Scandinavian
Old Swedish and Medieval Norwegian variant of Birgitta.
Eilif m Medieval Scandinavian, Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Eilif originates from the Norse name Æilífr, which is either a variant of Æilæifr or combined by either aina, which means "alone" or "one", or aiwa, which means "always", and Leifr which means "heir".
Ellisif f Icelandic, Medieval Scandinavian
Icelandic form of Elizabeth. It originated as a "Nordicized" form of Yelizaveta, the original Russian name of the 11th-century Rus' princess (daughter of the Kievan ruler Yaroslav) who married King Haraldr III of Norway.
Elsebe f Low German (Archaic), Medieval Baltic, Medieval Scandinavian, Old Norwegian, Norwegian (Rare)
Low German variant of Elsabe, recorded between the 15th and 18th centuries, which was also used in 15th-century Latvia and in Medieval Norway.
Eymundr m Medieval Scandinavian
From Old Norse ey "island, flat land along a coast", and mund "protection".
Fargrim m Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
Anglo-Scandinavian name, from a hypothetical Old Norse name *Fargrímr which is derived from the present stem of the Old Norse verb fara "to go, to travel" and Old Norse gríma "mask, helm".
Farulf m Germanic, Medieval Scandinavian
Germanic name derived from the elements fara "journey" (possibly via Gothic faran "to travel"; alternatively it could be from Langobardic fara "family, line, kind") and wulf "wolf" (Gothic vulfs)... [more]
Frögärd f Medieval Scandinavian
Potentially from frö meaning "seed" and the Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure".
Fugel m Anglo-Saxon, Medieval Scandinavian
Derived from Old English fugel "fowl, bird", probably originally a byname or nickname. It is a cognate of Old Norse Fugl.
Gamalbarn m Medieval Scandinavian, Medieval English
Hypothetical Anglo-Scandinavian name meaning "young Gamall", from a combination of the Old Norse name Gamall and barn "child, young man". (Gamall was originally a byname taken from the Old Norse adjective gamall "old", which gives *Gamalbarn the seemingly self-contradictory meaning "old child".)... [more]
Gamalkarl m Medieval Scandinavian, Medieval English
Hypothetical Anglo-Scandinavian name meaning "old Karl", from Old Norse gamall "old" combined with Karl.
Gereke m Medieval Scandinavian
Meaning uncertain. The first element is possibly derived from Old Norse geirr "spear". The second element could possibly be related to Old Norse rikr "mighty, rich" or leikr "game, play".
Gilla f Medieval Scandinavian, Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. Some academics consider this name a short form of Gillaug, while others see it as a feminine form of Gilli... [more]
Godfraid m Medieval Irish, Medieval Scandinavian
Variant of Gofraid, a Norse-Gaelic form of Guðfrøðr.
Godsven m Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
Medieval name, in which the second element is derived from Old Norse sveinn meaning "boy, servant" or Old English swān meaning "herdsman, swineherd, peasant"... [more]
Godtovi m Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
Apparently an Anglo-Scandinavian name derived from Old English god "god" or god "good" combined with the Scandinavian name Tovi (a medieval form of Tófi).
Gudve f Norwegian (Archaic), Medieval Scandinavian
Variant of Guðvé or Gudveig recorded in the late Middle Ages.
Gunna f Medieval Scandinavian, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Faroese
Old Norse pet form of names containing the name element GUNN (see also Gunni) and a pet form of Guðrún.
Gunware f Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr (see Gunvor).
Hagbard m Medieval Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Folklore, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Modern form of Hagbarðr or Hagabert. Hagbard (Hagbarðr) was a legendary Scandinavian sea-king mentioned in several Norse sagas... [more]
Heri m Medieval Scandinavian, Faroese, Danish
Faroese name of uncertain derivation, used since at least the 14th century. It is possibly a diminutive of names beginning with the Old Norse element herr meaning "army", or derived from Old Norse héri "hare" or "hare-hearted"... [more]
Hervor f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Medieval Scandinavian
Swedish and Norwegian form of Hervǫr. This was the name of two heroines in the 'Hervarar saga', written in the 13th century. It also appears in 'Landnámabók' (in chapter 10, belonging to Hervor, daughter of Þórgerðr Eylaugsdóttir).
Kartoka m Medieval Scandinavian
Anglo-Scandinavian form of Kár-Tóki.
Kaðlín f Medieval Scandinavian, Icelandic (Rare)
Possibly an Old Norse form of Caitlín, or an Old Norse form of a Celtic name, perhaps containing Old Irish cath "battle"... [more]
Kriströðr m Medieval Scandinavian
Combination of Kristoffer and Old Norse friðr "love".
Kristrún f Medieval Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Combination of krist "Christ" and the Old Norse name element rún "secret; secret lore".
Lína f Icelandic, Medieval Scandinavian, Literature
Icelandic form of Lina 2. This is also the name of Pippi Longstocking in the Icelandic version of the book series (Icelandic name Lína langsokkur; full first name Sigurlína).
Lǫgmaðr m Anglo-Scandinavian
Taken directly from Norse lǫgmaðr meaning "lawyer" (ultimately a combination of lǫg "law, fate" and maðr "man, human, person"). Only used as a byname in Scandinavia, the name came into use as a personal name by Norse settlers on the British Isles... [more]
Lydik m Medieval Scandinavian
Scandinavian form of Lüdeke.
Magnhilda f Medieval Scandinavian
Younger form of Magnhildr recorded from the 14th century onwards.
Malmfred f & m Medieval Scandinavian, Norwegian (Archaic)
Masculine form of Malmfrid as well as a feminine variant. This is the name of a 12th century queen consort of Norway and Denmark.
Marteinn m Icelandic, Medieval Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Martin, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Myskia m & f Medieval Scandinavian (Rare), Old Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Old Swedish *myskia "bat".
Næskunungr m Old Norse, Medieval Scandinavian
Originally a byname meaning "king over a small area", from Old Norse nės "ness, promontory, spit of land" and konungr "king". The name appears on at least one runestone (as niskunukʀ) and was later used sparingly (as Næskonung) up until the late middle ages.
Otgisl m Medieval Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse auðr meaning "wealth, riches" and gísl meaning "pledge, hostage".
Ragnhilda f Medieval Scandinavian
Medieval Norwegian form of Ragnhildr.
Ragnilda f Old Swedish, Medieval Scandinavian
Medieval Norwegian variant and Old Swedish cognate of Ragnhilda.
Rusla f Medieval Scandinavian, History
Rusla, sometimes translated as "Rusila" is the nickname given to a fierce Norwegian warrior from the 900's C.E. She is mentioned in Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus.
Salmundr m Medieval Scandinavian
Either a medieval Scandinavian adoption of Salomon or a combination of Old Norse name elements salr "hall, house" and mundr "protection".
Sihtric m Old Norse (Anglicized), Medieval Scandinavian
A medieval form of Sigtryggr. Sigtrygg Silkbeard was a Hiberno-Norse king of Dublin, known in Irish texts as Sihtric and Sitric.
Simian m Medieval Scandinavian, Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon
Languedocian, Provençal and Gascon form of Simeon as well as a Medieval Scandinavian variant of this name.
Skialdfrith f Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
From the hypothetical Anglo-Scandinavian name *Skjaldfríðr, derived from the Old Norse elements skjǫldr meaning "shield" (genitive skjaldar) and fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
Sprota f History, Medieval Scandinavian (?)
Sprota (born c. 910) was a woman who William I, Duke of Normandy took as a wife in the Viking fashion (more danico) and was the mother of his successor, Richard I, Duke of Normandy. After the death of her husband William, she married Esperleng and had Rodulf of Ivry.
Svanlaug f Medieval Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Old Norse elements svanr "(male) swan" and laug possibly meaning "vowed, promised, bound in oath", a derivative of Proto-Germanic *-lauʒ- "to celebrate marriage; to swear a holy oath; to be dedicated; promised (in names)".
Thorfinn m Medieval Scandinavian, Medieval Scottish, Norwegian (Rare)
Form of Þórfinnr. Famous bearers include Thorfinn "Skull-splitter", a 10th-century earl of Orkney; Thorfinn Sigurdsson, an 11th-century earl of Orkney; and Thorfinn of Hamar, a 13th-century Norwegian saint.
Ulfhard m Medieval German, Medieval Scandinavian
Variant form of Wulfhard and in some cases also of Odalfrid. For the latter, also compare the Frisian cognates Olfert and Ulfert.
Ulvhild f Medieval Scandinavian
Composed of the elements ulv ("wolf") and hild ("battle")... [more]
Wulfhild f Medieval German, Medieval Scandinavian
The name is formed from the Germanic name elements wulf "wolf" and hild "battle".... [more]