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ÆGIRmNorse Mythology Means "sea, ocean" in Old Norse. Ægir was the Norse god of the sea, whom sailors both worshipped and feared, for they believed he would occasionally appear on the surface to take ships, men and cargo alike, with him to his hall at the bottom of the ocean.
AFImNorse Mythology Means "grandfather" in Old Norse. In the Rígsþula, Afi and his wife AMMA are one of the three couples the god Rígr visits.
AGNImNorse Mythology, Icelandic Short form of names beginning with Agi- or Egg-. In the Ynglingatal, Agni Skjálfarbondi is a legendary Swedish king, one of the Ynglingar (Swedish royal dynasty in the early Middle Ages). His wife Skalf hanged him with his own necklace.
ÁImNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse ái meaning "great-grandfather, ancestor". In Norse mythology, this is the name of both a dwarf and the husband of Edda.
ALAWĪDAZmNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse element ala ("entire; all") combined with one of several possible elements: vīðr ("wide, far, extensive"), viðr ("forest, wood, tree") or veðja ("engage, stake, wager").... [more]
ALFARINNmNorse Mythology Has several possible etymologies. Maybe derived from Old Norse alfr ("elf, supernatural being") and ǫrn ("eagle"); alf and arinn ("fire, immolation place"), a word meaning "far, long" and far ("to travel"), or ala ("entire, all") and a word meaning "deserted".... [more]
AMMAfNorse Mythology, Old Swedish, Greenlandic Has several possible meanings. May be a short form of names beginning with Arn- or Am-, derived from Old Swedish amma ("wet nurse"), Old Norse amma ("grandmother") or Old Norse ama ("dark one").... [more]
ÁMSVARTNIRmNorse Mythology Means "red-black one" or "completely black one" in Old Norse. This is the name of a lake in Norse mythology.
ANDVARImNorse Mythology Means "careful one". In Norse mythology Andvari was a dwarf who lived under a waterfall and could change himself into a fish at will. He had a pile of gold and a magical ring, Andvaranaut, which made him wealthy... [more]
ANGEYJAfNorse Mythology The etymology of this name is uncertain. It could be derived from Old Norse angi "sweet odour" and ey, a name element which might mean "island" (compare EYJA)... [more]
ARNGRIMmMedieval English, Norse Mythology Anglo-Scandinavian variant of ARNGRÍMR. This was the name of a berserker in Norse mythology; he figures in Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Lay of Hyndla, a number of Faroese ballads, and Örvar-Odds saga.
AURNIRmNorse Mythology Derived from aurr ("gravel, sand, clay"). This is the name of a Jotunn in Norse mythology.
AURVANDILLmNorse Mythology Means "beam; morning; morning star", or possibly derived from aur ("water") and vandill ("sword"). In Norse mythology one of Aurvandill's toes broke off. THOR threw it into the sky, where it became a star.
AURVANGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Means "one from Aurvangar". Aurvangar "the gravelly wetlands", also called Jǫruvellir "sandy plain", is the home of the dwarfs. In Norse mythology Aurvangr is the name of a dwarf.
BIFURRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Possibly derived from German biber or bever both meaning "beaver", or an Old Norse name meaning "the quaking one". In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf.
BILLINGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Derived from Old Norse billingr "twin" or from Ancient Germanic bhi- "two-, double-" and -ingr, a suffix denoting "belonging to" or "descended from". In Norse mythology this is the name of both a dwarf and a giant, the latter of whom is the father of a girl ODIN wants to seduce.
BǪLVERKRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Old Norse name meaning "evil-doer, malefactor" with the combination of bǫl "misfortune", "evil", "bale" and verk "work, piece of work, business, deed". Bǫlverkr is another name for ÓÐINN who is a character in Norse Mythology.
DAINmLiterature, Norse Mythology Dain II Ironfoot was the Lord of the Iron Hills and King Under the Mountain in J.R.R. Tolkien's works. Tolkien derived it from DÁINN, the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
DÁINNmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Means "died". This is the name of three characters in Norse mythology: a dwarf, a representative of the elves, and one of the stags that graze on the branches of Yggdrasill.
DÚFRmNorse Mythology Either derived from Old Norse dúfa "to drive" or means "sleepy one", related to Norwegian duva. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
DURINNmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Meaning "sleepy one" from Old Norse dúra meaning "nap, take a nap" and "door-keeper" from Old Norse dyrr meaning "door opening, doorway". This is the name of a dwarf.
FÁRBAUTImNorse Mythology Old Norse for "cruel or dangerous striker" or "lightening". In Norse mythology, Fárbauti was the ruler of the Jötunn (Norse: ice giants) and their domain, Jötunheimr. He was the consort of Laufey or Nal and father of the Norse god of primordial chaos and destruction, Loki... [more]
FENRIRmNorse Mythology Possibly means "fen-dweller", derived in part from Old Norse fen "marsh, moor, swamp". In Norse legend this was the name of a giant, monstrous wolf - Loki's son by the evil giantess Angrboða - who was destined to kill the god Odin at the final battle of Ragnarök... [more]
FENRISmNorse Mythology, Literature Short form of the Old Norse FENRISÚLFR (literally "FENRIR-wolf"). The form Fenris Ulf was used for a talking wolf (originally named Maugrim) in the now defunct American edition of C. S. Lewis' 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.
FENRISÚLFRmNorse Mythology Derived from Fenris, an Old Norse genitive case of FENRIR, combined with úlfr "wolf". The Prose Edda sometimes refers to the monstrous wolf Fenrir as Fenrisúlfr.
FÖNNfIcelandic, Norse Mythology Means "snowdrift" in Old Norse. It occurs in Norse legend belonging to a daughter of king Snær ("snow"), sister of Drífa ("driven snow" or "snowfall"), Mjöll ("powdery (fresh) snow") and Þorri ("frozen snow").
FREKImNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse frekr "avaricious, greedy." In Norse mythology, Freki is the name of one of Odin's two wolves. Freki resembles Gluttony and he is always very hungry, just like Geri (the other wolf)... [more]
FYLGIAfNorse Mythology, Swedish (Rare) From Old Norse fylgja "to accompany, to follow" (compare modern Swedish följa and modern Danish and Norwegian følge). In Norse mythology a fylgia is a type of spirit who accompanies a person through their life from the day they were born... [more]
GEFIONfNorse Mythology, Danish (Rare, Archaic), German (Rare) Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from the Old Norse verb geba "to give", the suffix of the name may stem from the Norse hjón "the joined", meaning a household, a loving couple, or even the crew on a ship, particularly a skeið... [more]
GJALLABRÚmNorse Mythology Means "bridge over Gjöll" (the river closest to the gates of Helheim). This is the name of a bridge in Norse mythology, guarded by MÓÐGUÐR, which must be crossed to reach the land of the dead... [more]
GRÍMRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Means "masked person" or "shape-changer" in Old Norse (derived from gríma "mask, helmet"). This was a byname of the god ODIN, perhaps given to boys in an attempt to secure the protection of the god.
GRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology From Old Norse gríð meaning "vehemence, greed, eagerness" or from Old Norse grið meaning "peace, protection, mercy, truce". This is the name of a giantess in Norse mythology. Gríðr has a son, VÍÐARR, by ODIN.
GRÝLAfNorse Mythology Grýla is a mythic giantess who comes down from the mountains at Christmas to eat all the bad children.
GYLFImIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Modern form of GylfR, an Old Norse name derived from gjalfr "roar, heavy sea" or gólf "grain cultivator". In Norse mythology, Gylfi was the name of a sea giant. It was also the name of a mythical Swedish king.
HEIMDALLRmNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse heimr "home, house" combined with Old Norse dallr "glowing, shining." The second element might also have been derived from Proto-Germanic dalan "dale, valley." In Norse mythology, Heimdallr is the god who will kill Loki during Ragnarök (the end of the world).
HEIÐRm & fNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian Derived from heiðr "bright, clear; honour", from which HEIDI also derives. This is the name of several characters in Norse mythology: a giant, the son of HRÍMNIR; another name for the seeress GULLVEIG; and a name often given to witches or seeresses, possibly an epithet for "good" witches.
HLÍNfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic Means "protection" in Old Norse, the root of which is Old Icelandic hleina "to save, protect, defend" (ultimately relating to Old English hlæna and modern English lean; also "the related noun hlein is used of the upright warp-weighted loom, which is leaned against a wall in use")... [more]
HRISTfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian Means "the shaker" from Old Norse hrista "shake, quake". In Norse poetry the name was frequently used as a kenning for "woman"; in mythology it belonged to a Valkyrie.
HRǪNNfNorse Mythology Means "wave" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Hrǫnn was a billow maiden and one of nine daughters of ÆGIR and RÁN.
HUGINNmNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse hugr "mind, thought" (see also HUGUBERT). In Norse mythology, Huginn is the name of one of Odin's two ravens. Huginn signifies Thought and each day, he and Muninn (the other raven) fly over all the nine worlds known in Norse mythology in order to gather news and information for Odin.
HVITfNorse Mythology, Norwegian In the Hrolfs Saga Kraka, an old Norse mythological text, a woman named Hvit is queen of Norway. The word means "white" in Norwegian.
HVITSERKmNorse Mythology (Anglicized) From the Old Norse Hvítserkr, from the elements hvítr "white" and serkr "shirt". In Norse legend this name belonged to one of the sons of the 9th-century king Ragnar Lodbrok and his wife Kráka.
JORImNorse Mythology Shortened form of Jörmungandr. Son of Loki, otherwise known as the world serpent.
JORMUNGANDmNorse Mythology Jormungand means "huge monster" in Norse Mythology. It is also known as the Midgard Serpent, or the world Serpent. Jormungand is a sea serpent, the middle child of the giantess ANGRBODA and LOKI.
JÖRMUNGANDRmNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse jörmun "great, large" combined with Old Norse gandr "stick, staff, wand." The second element can also mean "magic, ritual." In Norse mythology, the serpent Jörmungandr is the son of Loki and he will be killed by Thor during Ragnarök (the end of the world).
JǪRÐfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Derived from Old Norse jǫrð meaning "earth". In Norse mythology, Jǫrð was the goddess of the earth and the mother of Þórr (see THOR). Other names for her included Hlóðyn and Fjǫrgyn.
LOGImNorse Mythology, Icelandic Means "flame, blaze" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Logi was "a handsome king of a land north of Norway. A descendant of giants, his name became Hálogi - "tall Logi" - the legendary source of the modern Hålogaland region of Norway… His daughters were Eisa and Eimyrja, names both meaning "embers", and his wife's name Glöd probably means "red-hot embers" - all suggestive that Logi is a personification and deity of fire" (K.M. Sheard, 2011).