ÆVARmIcelandic Modern Icelandic form of Ævarr or Ǣvarr, 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 "spear".
AGMUNDmAncient 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]
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.
ALFÍFAfIcelandic, 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]