Old Danish Submitted Names

These names were used by the medieval Danish people.
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AFKAR   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish younger form of Afkarr.
AKKAR   m   Old Danish
Old Danish variant form of Afkar.
ALFRIK   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of AlfríkR.
ALVIN   m   Old Danish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish
Younger form of the Old Norse name Alfvin.
AMLETHUS   m   Old Danish
Latinised form of Amlóði.
ANKARL   m   Old Danish
Old Danish name of uncertain meaning. It could be a combination of Old Norse ari, ǫrn "eagle" and karl "man".
ANUND   m   Medieval English, Medieval Scandinavian, Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish and also younger form of Anundr.
ARNBRAND   m   Medieval English, Old Danish, Norwegian
Possibly from the elements arn "eagle" and brand "fire, swordblade."
ARNFRITH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Arnfríðr.
ARNGER   m   Medieval English, Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Arngeirr.
ARNKETIL   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Arnkætill.
ASFRITH   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ásfriðr.
ASLAK   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Old Danish, Old Swedish
Younger form of Áslákr, derived from Old Norse áss "god" and leikr "game, play".
ASTRATH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ástráðr.
ASULF   m   Medieval English, Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of ÁsulfR.
ASWAR   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ásvǫr.
ATLI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse form of the Gothic name Attila. In Scandinavia it is also sometimes associated with the vocabulary word atall meaning "violent, wild". Atli ("the terrible") was also an epithet of the god Thor.
AXELEN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Absalon.
AXELN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish short form of Axelen.
AXILEN   m   Old Danish
Variant of Axelen.
AXLAN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish short form of Axelen.
BALLI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Either from Old Norse ballr "dangerous, risky, bold, brave" or bollr "ball".
BEGHEL   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form (byname) of BægliR.
BIARNI   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Norse and Old Danish variant form of Biǫrn as well as short form of combinations with the name element BJÖRN.
BIAVER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Bjórr.
BISE   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Bisi.
BOELD   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Bóthildr.
BOLDE   m   Old Danish
Old Danish name of uncertain origin and meaning. Maybe related to the name element bald.
BÓNDI   m   Old Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Variant of Bóandi. This is the name of one of Karl and Snør's sons in Norse mythology.
BONDI   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Bóandi.
BÓSI   m   Old Danish
Old Norse bósi meaning "plump, chubby man."
BOSI   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Bósi.
BOVI   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Bófi.
BRANDE   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Variant of Brandr.
BROTHIR   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish and Medieval English form of Bróðir.
BRUN   m   Medieval English, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Swedish
The Old English masculine name Brun is identical with the adjective brun meaning ‘brown’ (OE brūn). It appears to have become established as an independent forename only in the later tenth century, its earliest recorded bearers living c. 970... [more]
BRUNI   m   Old Danish
Variant of Brúnn.
BRUNKIL   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Brynkætill.
BRUNMAN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Brúnmaðr.
BUGGI   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Norse byname, related to the Nynorsk word bugge meaning "powerful man."
BULLE   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Bolli.
BUNDI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Bóandi.
DOTIR   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of DóttiR.
DVÆRGH   m   Old Danish
Old Swedish form of DvergR.
DWERG   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of DvergR.
EBBI   m   Medieval English, Icelandic, Old Danish, Faroese
Old Danish, Icelandic and Faroese form of Ebbe.
EDELA   f   German, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare), Spanish
German short form of names containing the name element ADAL.
EGHIL   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Egill.
ELEF   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of ÆilæifR.
ELSEBET   f   Old Danish, Scandinavian
Short form of Elisabet.
ERP   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Jarpr.
ESBIORN   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ásbiǫrn.
ESGER   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish variant form of Asger.
ESGERTH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ásgærðr.
EST   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form (byname) of Æistr.
ESTI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Æisti.
ESTRITH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ǣstríðr.
EWIND   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Eyvindr.
FARMAN   m   Medieval English, Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Farmaðr.
FARTHIN   m   Medieval English, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Farþegn.
FASTI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
From Old Norse fast meaning "fast, firmly".
FATHI   m & f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Faði.
FATHIR   m   Old Danish, Medieval English
Old Danish form of Faðir.
FIN   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Younger form of Finnr.
FOT   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Variant of Fótr.
FRETHI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Friði.
FRITHLEF   m   Old Danish
Old Danish of FriðlæifR.
FRØGERTH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Frøygærðr.
FROGERTHA   f   Old Danish
Latinised form of Frøygærðr.
FROSTI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Originally a byname, from Old Norse frost "frost". In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf.
FROTHI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Fróði.
FUL   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Fúll.
GÆSLING   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of GæslingR.
GEDDA   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Old Norse byname, from Old Norse gedda meaning "pike".
GERI   m   Old Danish, Icelandic, Medieval English
Old Danish form of GæiRi.
GERLAK   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Variant of Gerlach.
GERLØGH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of GæiRlaug.
GERWAR   f & m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Gæirvǫr when used for a girl or Gæirvarr when used for a boy.
GERWARA   f   Old Danish
Variant of Gerwar or a feminine form of Gæirvarr.
GETIR   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of GæitiR.
GISE   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Gísi.
GISLA   f   Old Danish, Old Swedish, Medieval English
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Gísla.
GØT   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Gautr.
GØTI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Gautr.
GOTI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Icelandic
From Old Norse goti meaning "Gotlander." Gotland is an island in the Baltic sea about 60 miles off the southeastern coast of Sweden.
GREP   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Græipi.
GRIM   m   Anglo-Saxon, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Swedish, Norwegian
Medieval form of Grímr meaning "mask, helmet", which remained popular in Anglo-Scandinavian areas well into the 12th century. This was used as another name for the Norse god Odin. Alternatively, as an Old Danish and Old Swedish name derived form Old Norse grimmr "cruel, grim"... [more]
GUNBIØRGH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Gunnbiǫrg.
GUNILD   f & m   Medieval English, Old Danish, Norwegian
As a female name, it is a Danish variant form of Gunhild. As a male name, it is a former Norwegian variant form of GunnulfR.
GUNKIL   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Gunnkæll.
GUNLEF   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of GunnlæifR.
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.
GUNNILD   f   Old Swedish, Old Danish, Danish
Old Swedish form of Gunnhildr or a Danish variant form of Gunild.
GUNNULF   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish, Old Swedish and modern form of GunnulfR.
GUNNUR   f   Icelandic, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Gunnr.
GUNSTEN   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish, Swedish (Modern)
Old Swedish, Swedish and Old Danish form of Gunnstæinn.
GUTE   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish, Swedish
Variant of either Guti or Goti.
GUTHBIORN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Guðbiǫrn.
GUTHIR   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of GuðvéR.
GUTHMUND   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Guðmundr.
GYRTH   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Gyrðr.
HAGHNI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hagni.
HAKUN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hákon.
HALS   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse hals "throat", "neck".
HAREK   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hárekr.
HASSE   m   Old Danish
Meaning from "from Hesse, Germany".
HASTEN   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Hásteinn.
HEFNI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of HæfniR.
HELGHI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Helgi.
HENKIL   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Hæimkæll.
HERLUGH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of HærlaugR.
HERMOTH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Herimot.
HIELM   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of HialmR.
HITHIN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Heðinn.
HOGHNI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hǫgni.
HØK   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of HaukR.
HOLM   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish, Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse holmr "small island".
HOLMSTEN   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Holmstæinn.
HUGHE   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hugi.
HWIT   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hvítr.
ILLUGHI   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Illhugi.
INGIARA   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Yngvǫr.
INGIBURGH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ingiborg.
INGIMOTH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ingimóð.
INGIMUND   m   Old Danish, Faroese
Old Danish form of Ingimundr.
INGIRITH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ingiríðr.
INGIWARA   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Yngvǫr.
INGWALD   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ingivaldr.
IOAR   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Jóarr.
IULFRITH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ígulfríðr.
IULGER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of ÍgulgæiRR.
KRAGH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Krákr.
KRISTIARN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Christian.
LÆFF   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of LjúfR.
LAUGE   m   Danish, Old Danish
Danish variant of Lage meaning "fellow, partner".
LEG   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Leikr.
LIEF   m   Old Danish, Literature
Old Danish form of LjúfR.
LOTHEN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Loðinn.
MANNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Derived from Old Norse maðr "man". Could also be a variant transcription of Máni.
MODER   f   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish variant form of Modher.
MOTHA   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Móða.
MULI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Múli.
NÆWE   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Nefi.
NAFNE   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Nafni.
NAFNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse nafni meaning "namesake" or from Old Norse nafn meaning "name".
ØGRIM   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of AuðgrímR.
ØIAR   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Øyarr.
ORM   m   Medieval English, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norse Mythology
Medieval English, Old Danish, Old Swedish and modern Scandinavian form of the Old Norse name Ormr, which itself was derived from Old Norse ormr "snake, serpent".... [more]
OTHER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Otr.
ØTHGER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of AuðgæiRR.
ØTHGERTH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Auðgærðr.
ØTHIN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Auðin.
OTHIN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Auðin.
OTHINKAR   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Óðinkárr.
ØTHULF   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of AuðulfR.
PA   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Pái.
PALNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
The origin and meaning is uncertain. Some theories include, from Old Danish pólina meaning "pole" or from Old Danish páll meaning "pole".
RAFN   m   Icelandic, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hrafn.
RAGGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse rǫgg meaning "a tuft, shagginess".
RAGHI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ragi.
RAGNFRITH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ragnfríðr.
RANI   m & f   Faroese, Old Danish
Faroese and Old Danish form of Hrani.
REGNA   f   Old Danish
Old Danish variant of Ragna.
REGNER   m   Old Danish, Danish
Old Danish and Danish form of Ragnarr.
REK   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Rinkr.
RETHER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hræiðarr.
RIGMÁR   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ricmot. The last element of the name has later sometimes been associated with Old Danish már meaning "girl, virgin".
RINK   m   Old Danish, Greenlandic
Old Danish form of Rinkr.
ROSTEN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hróðstæinn.
RØTH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Rauðr.
RØTHE   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Rauði.
SAM   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of SámR.
SCALLI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Skalli.
SEBBI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Old Norse and Old Danish pet form of Sǽbiǫrn.
SEBIORN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Sǽbiǫrn.
SELVI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Sialfi.
SEMUND   m   Old Danish, Norwegian
Old Danish and modern form of Sǽmundr or variant form of Sigmund.
SIGGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Danish (Rare), German
Pet form of names containing the name element SIG
SIGHBURGH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Sigbiǫrg.
SIGHMUND   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Sigmundr.
SIGHNI   f   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Signý.
SIGHRIK   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of SigríkR.
SIGHRITH   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Sigríðr.
SIGHTRYGG   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of SigtryggR.
SIGHWARTH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Sigurd.
SKAGHE   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Skagi.
SKAGHI   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Skagi.
SKARP   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Skarpi.
SKARPE   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Norse variant form and Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Skarpi.
SMITH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Smiðr.
SNIO   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Snær.
SÖFFREN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Severin.
SÖFREN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Severin.
SPAK   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of SpakR.
SPORGH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Spǫrr.
SPURGH   m   Old Danish
Variant of Sporgh.
STALI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Stáli.
STENKIL   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Combination of Old Norse steinn "stone" and ketill "kettle, helmet".
STORE   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Stóri.
SUNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Faroese, Danish
From Old Norse sunr meaning "son".
SWART   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Svartr.
SWARTE   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Svarti.
SWEYN   m   English, Danish, Old Danish
Derived from the Old Norse given name SVEINN. The name was fairly common among Scandinavian royalty and nobility, belonging to Sweyn Godwinson (brother to Harold II of England); Kings Sweyn Forkbeard, Sweyn II, and Sweyn III of Denmark; King Sweyn Knutsson of Norway; and Blot-Sweyn of Sweden (who was most likely the same person as Håkan the Red).
TAKI   m   Old Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Old Danish byname, from Old Danish taka meaning "to take'" taki meaning "receiver", "guarantor", "surety".
TERKEL   m   Old Danish, Danish, Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Torkel and Danish dialectal (Jutish) variant form of Torkel.
THOLF   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of ÞólfR.
THORBERN   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Variant form of Thorbiorn.
THORBIORN   m   Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Þórbiǫrn.
THORFRED   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Þórfríðr.
THORGARD   f   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Þorgerðr.
THORGARTH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Þorgarðr.
THORGUN   f   Old Danish, Old Swedish, Swedish
Old Danish form of Þórgunnr, Old Swedish form of Þórgunnr or a variant spelling of Torgun.
THORGUNN   f   Old Danish
Old Danish variant form of Thorgun.
THORI   m   Old Danish, Greenlandic
Old Danish variant form of Thorir, Old Danish short form of names containing the name element þórr "thunder" or Greenlandic younger spelling of Thore.
THORIR   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Þórir.
THORKIL   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Þórkæll and Variant spelling of Torkil.
THORLAF   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of ÞórlafR.
THORLOF   f   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Þórlǫf.
THORMAR   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Þórmarr.
THORMOTH   m   Old Danish
Old Danish variant form of Þormóðr.
THORUN   f   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Þórunnr.
THROKIL   m   Old Danish
Old Danish variant form of Thorkil.
TOFI   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Tófi.
TOLE   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Tóli.
TORLACUS   m   Old Danish
Latinised form of ÞórlakR.
TULIR   m   Old Danish
Maybe an Old Danish form of TóliR.
TUMI   m   Old Danish, Icelandic
Old Danish and Icelandic form of Túmi.
UBBI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Icelandic
Old Norse byname and first name which might be derived from UlfR or from Old Norse úfr (Proto-Norse *ūƀ-) meaning "unfriendly".
UDDER   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Swedish form of Oddr and Old Danish form of Otr.
ULFIAT   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Wluiet.
ULFKIL   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Ulfkæll.
ULFRIK   m   Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of UlfríkR.
UNKER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish variant form of Othinkar.
UTHWAGIN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Óþvaginn.
VAGN   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic (Rare), Faroese, Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Norse byname meaning "carriage, wagon".
WÆTHER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Veðr.
WAGHN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Vagn.
WEMUND   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Vímundr.
WETHER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form (byname) of Veðr.
WIGGE   m   Old Danish, Danish, Swedish
Variant of Vigge.
WIGHMAN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Vígmaðr.
WINTER   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of Vetr.
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