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ÆGIR m Norse 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.
AFI m Norse Mythology
Means "grandfather" in Old Norse. In the Rígsþula, Afi and his wife AMMA
are one of the three couples the god Rígr visits.
AGNI m Norse 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.
ÁI m Norse 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
ALAWĪDAZ m Norse 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]
ALDAFAÐIR m Norse Mythology
Means "all-father", derived from Old Norse elements ala
("entire, all") and faðir
("father"). This is a by-name for ODIN
in Norse mythology.
ALFARINN m Norse Mythology
Has several possible etymologies. Maybe derived from Old Norse alfr
("elf, supernatural being") and ǫrn
("fire, immolation place"), a word meaning "far, long" and far
("to travel"), or ala
("entire, all") and a word meaning "deserted".... [more]
ALSVID m Norse Mythology
Means "all-swift; very fast" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this is the name of one of the horses that pulls the Sun.
AMMA f Norse 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]
ÁMSVARTNIR m Norse Mythology
Means "red-black one" or "completely black one" in Old Norse. This is the name of a lake in Norse mythology.
ANDVARI m Norse 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]
ANGEYJA f Norse 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
). Alternatively, it might be connected to Old Norse geyja
"bark", or possibly means "those of the narrow island" or "the harasser"... [more]
ARNGRIM m Medieval 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
AURNIR m Norse Mythology
Derived from aurr
("gravel, sand, clay"). This is the name of a Jotunn in Norse mythology.
AURVANDILL m Norse 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.
AURVANGR m Ancient 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.
AUÐR f Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse element auðr
meaning "riches, wealth" or "prosperity, fortune". This name is a cognate of OTTO
and its relatives, both being descended from Proto-Germanic *audaz
"wealth, riches; goods, possession(s)".
BIFURR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from German biber
both meaning "beaver", or an Old Norse name meaning "the quaking one". In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf.
BILLINGR m Ancient 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.
BLÓÐUGHADDA f Norse Mythology
Means "the one with the bloody hair". The bloody hair is supposedly referring to red sea foam. In Norse mythology, Blóðughadda was the daughter of ÆGIR
BǪLVERKR m Ancient 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.
BǪMBURR m Norse Mythology
Related to bimbult
("bumpy; uneasy"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
DAIN m Literature, 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.
DÁINN m Ancient 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.
DRǪFN f Norse Mythology
Means "wave, billow" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Drǫfn was the daughter of ÆGIR
. She was sometimes referred to as BÁRA
, also meaning "wave, billow".
DÚFR m Norse 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.
DURINN m Ancient 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.
DVALINN m Norse Mythology
Old Norse name meaning "the one slumbering". Possibly derived from the same word as Swedish dvala
and Danish and Norwegian dvale
, meaning "sleep, hibernation". ... [more]
EIMYRJA f Norse Mythology
Means "ember" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology she is one of the two beautiful daughters of the fire god Logi and the mother of Viking by Vífil.
FÁRBAUTI m Norse 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]
FENRIR m Norse 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]
FENRIS m Norse Mythology, Literature
Short form of the Old Norse FENRISÚLFR
-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'.
FENRISÚLFR m Norse 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.
FJǪLNIR m Norse Mythology
Derived from fjǫl
("much, manifold"), fela
("hide") or felþa
("field"). In Norse mythology this is both a name for ODIN
and the name of a legendary Swedish king.
FÖNN f Icelandic, 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").
FREKI m Norse 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]
FYLGIA f Swedish, Norse Mythology
Means "she who follows". In Norse mythology a Fylgia is a supernatural being who accompanies a person from the day of their birth.
GÆIRREÐR m Norse Mythology
Derived from geir
("spear") and friðr
("love, peace"). In the Grímnismál, Gæirreðr is raised by ODIN
while his brother AGNARR
is raised by FRIGG
. Gæirreðr kills his brother to inherit his father's kingdom and tortures Odin, who is disguised as GRÍMNIR
GARM m Norse Mythology
Means "rag" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this is the name of a blood-stained hellhound (occasionally considered identical to FENRIR
) who guards HEL
's gate. In the Poetic Edda his howling heralds the coming of Ragnarök... [more]
GERI m Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gjarn
"greedy", which is related to Gothic gairns
). In Norse mythology, Geri is the name of one of Odin's two wolves. Geri resembles Greed and he is always very hungry, just like Freki (the other wolf)... [more]
GIMLÉ m Norse Mythology
Possibly means "place protected by fire". In Norse mythology this is a hall covered with gold where mankind will live after Ragnarǫk.
GJALLABRÚ m Norse 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]
GLUT f Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Glöð
meaning "glowing, bright, sparkling". In Norse myth she was a fire giantess, the wife of LOGI
GNÁ f Norse Mythology
Listed by SNORRI
Sturluson as one of the divine goddesses but appears only to be a handmaiden and messenger of FRIGG
who sends her on errands. She has a swift horse named Hofvarpnir
("Hoof-thrower") which can run in the air and over water.
GRÍMR m Ancient 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.
GRÍÐR f Ancient 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
GRÝLA f Norse Mythology
Grýla is a mythic giantess who comes down from the mountains at Christmas to eat all the bad children.
GYLFI m Icelandic, 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.
HÁBRÓK m & f Norse Mythology
Hábrók, as described by Grímnismál in Norse mythology, is the greatest of hawks, and literally translates to "high pants."
HEFRING f Norse Mythology
Means "the lifting one" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Hefring was a billow maiden and one of nine daughters of ÆGIR
HEIMDALLR m Norse 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).
HEIÐR m & f Norse 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.
HERJA f Norse Mythology
Means "devastate" in Old Norse. The Prose Edda briefly mentions this name as that of a Valkyrie.
HIMINGLÆVA f Norse Mythology
Means 'the heaven-shining one, the transparent one", referring to the transparency of water. In Norse mythology, Himinglæva was one of nine daughters of ÆGIR
HJÁLMÞÉR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse hjalmr
("helmet, protection") and -þér
("servant"). In Norse mythology Hjálmþér and his brother ǪLVIR
are the children of a jarl (or chieftain). Their wicked stepmother forces them to work as thralls (slaves or servants) until they have performed an impossible task.
HJÚKI m Norse Mythology
Is said to mean "the one returning to health". In Norse Mythology, Hjúki and his sister BIL
, the personification of the moon, across the heavens.
HLÍN f Ancient 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]
HOLLER m Norse Mythology
In Norse myth, Holler is the god of death and destruction and the one who brings diseases and disasters. He drags people to his dungeon where he tortures them to death.
HRIST f Norse 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.
HRǪNN f Norse Mythology
Means "wave" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Hrǫnn was a billow maiden and one of nine daughters of ÆGIR
HUGINN m Norse 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.
HVIT f Norse 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.
HVITSERK m Norse 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.
IÁRNVIDIA f Norse Mythology
Means "she of Iron-wood" in Old Norse. In the Prose Edda Iárnvidia is a female troll who lives in Járnvid ("the iron wood"). She is sometimes identified with ANGRBOÐA
ÍVALDI m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown; possibly an Old Norse form of IWAWALDAN
. In Norse mythology Ívaldi was the father of a dwarfs. He built the ship Skíðblaðnir ("assembled from pieces of thin wood"), which belonged at different times to FREYR
, and can be folded up and put in a bag but is large enough for all the Æsir in full battle dress.
JORI m Norse Mythology
Shortened form of Jörmungandr. Son of Loki, otherwise known as the world serpent.
JORMUNGAND m Norse 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.
JÖRMUNGANDR m Norse 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).
JǪRÐ f Ancient 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
KOLGA f Norse Mythology
Means "the cold one" in Old Norse, referring to cold water. In Norse mythology, Kolga was a the daughter of ÆGIR
LAUFEY f Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements lauf
"leaf, foliage" and ey
"island" or "good fortune". In Norse legend Laufey is the mother of Loki, Helblindi and Býleistr.
LOGI m Norse 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).
MANA m Norse Mythology
This is the word for "moon" in Old Norse, and unlike in Greek and Roman mythology, is a god and not a goddess.