Scandinavian Submitted Names
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AASTA f Norwegian
Variant of Åsta
. Famous bearer is Aasta Hansteen, (10 December 1824 – 13 April 1908), Norwegian painter, writer and early feminist.
ÆVAR m Icelandic
Modern Icelandic form of Ævarr
, an Old Norse name in which the first element derived from ǣvi
meaning "eternity, time, life" (compare Aiva
, from the Gothic cognate); the second element may have been herr
"army" or geirr
AGMUND m Ancient Germanic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
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]
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.
ÅGUNN f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine name with the combination of agi
"awe, terror" and gunnr
"battle, fight" or the combination of egg
"edge of a weapon" and gunnr
AIVA f Swedish (Rare)
Modern coinage from Gothic aiws
meaning "time, age, eternity". This name first appeared in the late 19th century.
ALDEY f Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of alda
"heavy swelling wave, a roller" and ey
ÁLDÍS f Faroese
Theoretically from the name elements Áld
meaning "age" and dís
ALE m Swedish
An old Norse name which is probably a short form of the name Alfer and Alrik. Oldest known usage of the name is from a runic inscription from the 9th century.
ALFÍFA f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name of uncertain meaning, the first element possibly from *alu
"protection, fortune" or alfr
"elf"; the second element, fífa
means "cotton grass" and occurs in Old Icelandic poetry as a metaphor for "arrow" (a similar word, fífla
, was used in 'Grettis saga' to mean "a girl")... [more]
ALGOT m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Algautr
, in which the second element is gautr
meaning "Goth". The first element may be allr
(probably means "protection, luck" but was early associated with the Old Norse word ǫl
"ale") or alfr
ALOTTE f Norwegian
Probably an elaborated form of Lotte
, influenced by Alette
or French alouette
meaning "lark (songbird)" (see Alouette
). This was first documented in Norway in 1780.
ALVILDE f Danish, Norwegian
Variant of Alvhilde
, a form of Alfhild
used in Norway since the beginning of the 19th century (see also Alvilda
). A literary bearer was Norwegian novelist Alvilde Prydz (1846-1922).
ANDRI m Icelandic
Possibly from the Old Norse word andri
, meaning "snow shoe". Alternatively, it could have originally been a diminutive form of the name ANDRÍÐUR
, meaning "rival" or "enemy".
ANIARA f Popular Culture, Swedish
From Greek ἀνιαρός (aniaros)
meaning "sad, despairing". The name was invented by Harry Edmund Martinson for the space ship in his poem of science fiction "Aniara: en revy om människan i tid och rum" in 1956.
ANKER m Danish, English (Rare)
Younger form of Old Danish Ankarl
. A famous bearer is Anker Jørgensen (born July 13 1922), a Social Democratic politician, warehouse worker and former prime minister and foreign minister.... [more]
ANKI f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Ann-Kristin, Ann-Katrin, Anna-Karin and other similar hyphenated names.
ANNCHI f Swedish
Variant of Anki
. Used almost exclusively as a nickname, very rarely as a full name.