Scandinavian Submitted Names

Scandinavian names are used in the Scandinavia region of northern Europe. For more specific lists, see Swedish names, Danish names and Norwegian names. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Jahn m Norwegian, Swedish
Variant of Jan.
Jaki m Icelandic (Rare)
From Icelandic jaki meaning "floating piece of ice, floe, iceberg".
Jakim m Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Russian variant transcription of Yakim, and Scandinavian variant of Joachim.
Jakobe f Danish
Variant of Jakoba.
Jakobína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jakobina.
Jalle m Swedish
Diminutive of Jarl or variant of Hjalle.
Jancy f Faroese
Variant of Jansý.
Janeck m Danish, Swedish
Variant of Janek.
Janerik m Swedish
Combination of Jan 1 and Erik. Most often spelled with a hyphen, Jan-Erik.
Janfrid f Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of the masculine name Jan and the Old Norse name element fríðr "beautiful" (originally "beloved").
Janhild f Faroese
Combination of the masculine name Jan and the Old Norse name element hildr "battle, fight".
Janik m Danish
Variant of Jannik.
Jannes m Dutch, Flemish, German (Rare), Limburgish, East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian, Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Frisian, Limburgish and (Low) German short form of Johannes, which has also seen some use in Scandinavia.
Janni f Danish
Pet form of the female name Janne.
Jannic m Danish
Variant of Jannik.
Jannie f Danish
Other spelling form of the name Janni.
Jannika f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), German (Modern)
Scandinavian variant of Jannike and German feminine form of Jannik.
Janrik m Swedish
Combination of Jan and ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich".
Jansine f Swedish, Danish
Feminine form of Jan.
Jansý f Faroese
Pet form of Jana (the ending probably inspired by Nancy).
Januari m Swedish, Dutch
Swedish and Dutch form of Januarius.
Janus m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish, Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish and West Frisian short form of Adrianus and sometimes also of Johannes (which is also found spelled as Johannus)... [more]
Jarand m Norwegian
Variant of Hjarrand and Jørund.
Jardar m Norwegian
Modern form of Jarðarr.
Jari m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse jara "quarrel", or a Finnish pet form of Jarmo. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
Jarla f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Jarl.
Jarlaug f Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of jarl "highborn; noble man" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Jarleiv m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of jarl "highborn, noble man" and leif "inheritance", "legacy".
Jarleivur m Faroese
Faroese form of Jarleiv.
Jarlfrid f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of jarl "chief" and fríðr "beautiful".
Jarlstein m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of jarl "chieftain, nobleman, earl" and steinn "stone".
Jarluf m Norwegian
Norwegian variant form of Jarleiv or a Norwegian male form of Jarlaug.
Jarmundur m Faroese
Faroese variant of Hjørmundur.
Járngrímur m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of jarn "iron" and grímr "person wearing a face mask".
Jarp m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Jarpr.
Jarpur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jarpr.
Jarún f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements jara "battle; fight; quarrel" and rún "secret; secret lore". As this is a newer name, however, the first element might also be inspired by the elements jarn, jard or hjarn.
Jarvid m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of jara "battle", "fight" and viðr "forest", "wood", "tree".
Jasmín f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jasmin.
Jaspur m Faroese
Faroese form of Jasper.
Jastrid f Faroese
Variant of Jastrið.
Jastrið f Faroese
Faroese variant of Astrið.
Játgeir m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Játgeirr.
Jatgeir m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Játgeirr.
Jelina f East Frisian (Rare, Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Archaic elaboration of East Frisian Jela that was recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Jemina f Scandinavian, English (Rare), Literature
Altered form of Jemima (perhaps by association with the Latin name Gemina). F. Scott Fitzgerald used this in his short story 'Jemina, the Mountain Girl' (1922).
Jenis m Faroese
Faroese younger form of Jænis.
Jennika f English (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
English variant of Jennica, as well as a Swedish diminutive of Jenny, influenced by Annika.
Jennleyg f Faroese
Combination of names beginning with the element Jen-, particularly Jenný, and the Old Norse element laug, itself most likely derived from Proto-Germanic *-lauʒ- "to celebrate marriage, to swear a holy oath; to be dedicated, promised (in names)".
Jensa f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Faroese, English (Rare)
Feminine form of Jens which also saw some usage in the English-speaking world.
Jensia f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Jens.
Jensine f Scandinavian, English
Feminine form of Jens.
Jentoft m Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Danish place name Gentofte "single farmstead at the fish lake".... [more]
Jermund m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Gjermund.
Jes m Danish
Regional variant of Jens.
Jesabel f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Jezebel.
Jesaja m Biblical, Swedish (Rare), Dutch, German
Dutch, German, and Swedish form of Isaiah.
Jesar m Faroese
Faroese short form of Eliesar.
Jesenia f Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Scandinavian adoption and adaption of Gesine.
Jessý f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jessy.
Jetlene f Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of Jette and Lene recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Jetta f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Variant of Jette, itself a Danish and Faroese diminutive of Gjertine as well as a truncated form of names endling in -jette / -iette and -jetta / -ietta.
Jette f Scandinavian, German
German and Scandinavian short form of names ending in -iette, most commonly Henriette, as well as a Norwegian diminutive of Gjertine.... [more]
Jettie f Danish (Rare)
Variant of Jetti and diminutive of Jette.
Joa f Swedish, Danish, Finnish
Variant form of Jo.
Joa m Swedish, Finnish
Short form of Joachim.
Joacim m Swedish
Swedish form of Joachim.
Jóakim m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Joakim.
Jóal m Faroese
Faroese form of Joel.
Jóanis m Faroese
Faroese variant form of Jóhannes.
Jóann m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ióan.
Joar m Swedish, Norwegian
Modern form of the Old (West) Norse name Jóarr, which meant "warrior on a horse" from the Old Norse elements jór "stallion" and arr "warrior".
Jóas m Faroese
Faroese form of Joas.
Jobjørn m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Ióbiǫrn.
Jocke m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Joakim.
Jøde f Norwegian (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Gyda.
Jødel m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Ljóðolfr.
Jódis f Faroese
Faroese younger form of Jódís.
Jóel m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Joel.
Jøel m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian variant of Jøl.
Jofrid f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse jór "stallion" combined with Old Norse friðr "beautiful; fair; peace".
Joh m & f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Jo.
Jóhan m Faroese
Faroese form of Johan.
Jóhannis m Faroese
Faroese variant of Jóhannes.
Johar m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian variant of Joar.
Jóhild f Faroese
Faroese form of Johild.
Johild f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of jór "horse" and hildr "battle; fight".
Jói m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Joey.
Jojakim m Dutch, German, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish
Dutch, German, Norwegian, Polish and Swedish form of Jehoiakim. This name is not used in Norway or Sweden, but it appears in the Swedish and Norwegian translations of the Bible.
Jojakin m Norwegian, Polish, Swedish
Norwegian, Polish and Swedish form of Jehoiachin. This name appears in the Swedish and Norwegian translations of the Bible, but is not used as a given name in Sweden or Norway.
Jojje m Swedish (Rare)
Diminutive of Jöns and Georg.
Jökla f Icelandic
Feminine form of Jökull.
Jøkul m Faroese
Faroese form of Jökull.
Jökulrós f Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of jǫkull "ice, icicle, glacier" and rós "rose".
Jøl m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian variant form of Ljøl.
Jomar m Norwegian
Modern form of Jómarr.... [more]
Jona f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Faroese
Feminine form of Jon as well as a short form of Johanna and its variants.
Jona m Croatian, Serbian, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Sorbian
Croatian, Serbian, Sorbian and Scandinavian form of Jonah.
Jónar m Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Jonar.
Jonar m Norwegian
Norwegian combination of Jon and herr "army".
Jónbjört f Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of Jón and bjartr "light, shining".
Jóndís f Icelandic
Combination of Jón and the Old Norse name element dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Jóndór m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Jónþór.
Jonella f Swedish (Rare)
Elaboration of Jona.
Jónhild f Faroese
Combination of Jón and the Old Norse name element hildr "battle, fight".
Jónída f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Jonida.
Jónína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jonina.
Jónný f Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of Jón and "new".
Jónsi m Icelandic
Diminutive of Jón. Famous bearers include Jón Þór Birgisson, lead singer of Sigur Rós (who is also a musician in his own right) and Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson, lead singer of Í Svörtum Fötum and contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2004 and 2012... [more]
Jónstein m Faroese
Faroese form of Jónsteinn.
Jónsteinn m Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of Jón and steinn "stone".
Jónsvein m Faroese
Faroese combination of Jón and sveinn "boy" (Compare Sveinjón).
Jonte m German, Swedish
German diminutive of Johann and Swedish diminutive of names starting with Jon-, such as Jon and Jonatan.
Jónþór m Icelandic
Combination of Jón and Þór
Jónvá f Faroese
Variant of Jónveig.
Jónveig f Faroese
Combination of Jón and the Old Norse name element veig "power; strength".
Jónvør f Faroese
Combination of Jón and the Old Norse name element vár "spring (the season); woman (in a poetic context); truth".
Joralf m Norwegian
The first element of this name is derived from Old Norse jorr "wild boar" or Old Norse jǫfurr "chief, king". The second element is derived from Old Norse alfr meaning "elf". A known bearer of this name is Joralf Gjerstad (b... [more]
Jøran m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Jöran.
Jord f & m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish modern feminine form of of Jǫrð and Norwegian male dialectal variant form of Gjord.
Jøren m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant form of Jøran.
Jörfi m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
From Icelandic jörfi meaning "long gravel bank, hill".
Jørgunn f Norwegian
Variant spelling of Hjørgunn or a combination of Jørgen and unnr "wave".
Jórlaug f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Jorlaug.
Jorlaug f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of jorr "wild boar" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Jørlief m Danish
Danish form of Hjørleif or an combination of Jørgen and leif "inheritance, legacy".
Jörmundur m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Hjǫrmundr.
Jørmundur m Faroese
Faroese variant of Hjørmundur.
Jorulf m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Joralf, but with the second element from the Old Norse byname Úlfr meaning "wolf".
Jórun f Faroese
Faroese cognate of Jorun.
Jørund f & m Norwegian
Previously a dialectal variant of Jorunn, though more recently it has been given to boys, being the modern form of Jǫrundr, an Old Norse masculine name of uncertain meaning... [more]
Jörundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jǫrundr, a combination of Old Norse jarra "battle, fight, quarrel" and Proto-Norse -winduR "winner".
Jørundur m Faroese
Faroese form of Jørund.
Jórunn f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse variant as well as the Icelandic and Faroese form of Iórunn.
Jørunn f Norwegian
Dialectal variant of Jorunn used in the Troms region.
Jörvi m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic variant of Jörfi.
Josabeth f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish corruption of Jochebed as well as a combination of Josefine and Elisabeth.
Jósafat m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Josafat.
Josafat m Swedish
Variant of Josaphat.
Jósefa f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic feminine form of Jósef.
Jósefína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Josefina.
Jósep m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Jósepr.
Joshi f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Joshy
Josia m Dutch (Rare), German (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, German, Finnish and Swedish form of the Hebrew name Yoshiyahu (see Josiah).
Josija m Danish (Archaic), Serbian (Rare), German (Swiss, Rare)
Danish and Serbian form of the Hebrew name Yoshiyahu (see Josiah).
Jossan f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Josefin.
Jósúa m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Josva.
Josva m Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Joshua.
Jósvein m Faroese (Rare)
Faroese combination of jór "horse" and sveinn "boy".
Jötunn m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
From Old Norse jǫtunn meaning "giant".
Joveig f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of jór "horse" and veig "power, strength".
Jóvin m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic name with the combination of jór "horse" and vinr "friend".
Jovina f Faroese, Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Faroese short form of Josefina. In some modern cases, this name might also be related to the masculine name Jóvin.
Jóvør f Faroese
Combination of the Old Norse name elements jór "horse" and vár "spring (the season); woman (in a poetic context); truth".
Júdas m Faroese
Faroese form of Judas.
Júdit f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Judith.
Judolf m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of Judith and ulfr "wolf".
Jul m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Gjul, which is a dialectal variant of Gjurd with predominant usage in the Austlandet region of Norway.
Júlí m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Juli.
Júlía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Julia.
Júlian m Faroese
Faroese variant of Julian.
Júlíana f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Juliana.
Júliana f Faroese
Faroese form of Juliana.
Júlíanna f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Julianna.
Júlíus m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Julius.
Julle f & m Swedish
Diminutive of names starting with Ju-, such as Julia and Julius.
Júnía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Junia.
Junis m Swedish (Archaic)
Old Swedish form of Jonis.
Júníus m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Junius.
Júpíter m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jupiter.
Júst m Faroese
Faroese form of Just.
Juva f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Meaning unknown. Possibly related to the Swedish word ljuv meaning "lovely, sweet, pleasant".
Kaare m Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Kåre.
Kadlin f Scandinavian
Transliteration of the Old Norse name Kaðlín.... [more]
Kæja f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Kaja.
Kæthe f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Käthe.
Kåge m Swedish (Rare)
Originally a pet form of names starting with K and G such as Karl-Göran and Karl-Gustaf.
Kajsalisa f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Kajsa and Lisa.
Kakali m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse byname, From Old Norse swearword kakali meaning "impostor, juggler" or an Old Norse nickname meaning "an earthen pot".
Kako m Swedish
Diminutive of Karlgustav.
Kaldi m Icelandic
Icelandic masculine form of Kalda.
Källa f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Modern form of Kiälla or taken directly from the Swedish word källa "source (of a stream of water)".
Kalmar m Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Rare), Swedish (Archaic), Finnish (Rare), Estonian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Kalman and an adoption of the Swedish place name Kalmar in Småland and Uppland.
Kamillo m Danish, Finnish
Nordic form of Camillo.
Kamma f Danish (Rare)
Originally used as a nickname for double-barrelled names of which the first one starts with the syllable Ka- and the second starts with the syllable Ma-; the combination Karen-Magrethe would be a typical example of this... [more]
Kämpe m Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish kämpe meaning "fighter".
Kanutte f Norwegian
Feminine form of the name Knut.
Kapítóla f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Capitola.
Kár m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Kárr.
Kåra f Norwegian (Rare)
Younger form of Kára.
Karenanna f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian name with the combination of Karen and Anna.
Karenus m Swedish
Masculine form of Karen.
Kårfinn m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of kárr "curly, wavy (hair)" and finnr "Finn", "Lapp".
Kårhild f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Kárhildr.
Karianne f Norwegian
Combination of Kari and Anne.
Karín f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Karin.
Karítas f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Karita.
Karleif m Norwegian
Combination of Karl and leifr "heir", "descendant".
Kårleiv m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of kárr "curly, wavy hair" and leif "inheritance, legacy".
Karles m Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic
Nordic variant of Charles.
Karlgustav m Swedish (Rare)
Very rare combination of Karl and Gustav. More commonly spelled with a hyphen, Karl-Gustav, or with a space between the names, Karl Gustav.
Karljohan m Swedish (Rare)
Rare combination of Karl and Johan. More commonly spelled with a hyphen, Karl-Johan, or with a space between the names, Karl Johan.
Karlot m Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian and Swedish spelling of Charlot and male form of Karlotte.
Karna f Norwegian (Rare), Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare, Archaic), Danish (Rare, Archaic)
Known since the 15th century, Karna was used as a variant of Karin in the southern parts of Sweden and as a variant of Karen in the eastern parts of Denmark... [more]
Karó f Icelandic
Iclandic form of Karo.
Karólín f Icelandic (Rare)
Iclandic short form of Karólína.
Karolin f German (Rare), Swedish, Hungarian, Estonian, Banat Swabian
Swedish and Hungarian variant of Karolina and German variant of Karoline, reflecting the French pronunciation of Caroline.
Karólína f Icelandic
Iclandic form of Karolina.
Karolus m Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Modern variant of Carolus.
Karpus m Faroese
Short form of Polycarpus.
Karún f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic combination of Katrín and rún "secret".
Katerin f Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Old Swedish variant of Katerina.
Katerine f Medieval English, Medieval Welsh, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Katerina as well as a Scandinavian spelling of French Catherine.
Käti f Swedish
Variant of Käthe.
Katjanna f Danish
Variant of Katjana.
Katrína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Katrina.
Katt f Norwegian, English
Variant of Cat. It coincides with the Norwegian word for the animal "cat".
Katti f Danish, Swedish
Variant of Kati.
Kattis f Swedish
Short form of Katarina, Katrin and Katrina.
Kätty f Swedish
Variant of Käti.
Katý f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Katy.
Kejla f Polish, Jewish, Yiddish, Russian, Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Polish and Lithuanian spelling of Kayla, this form was far more common among Jews in Eastern Europe before it was overrode by its anglicized form of Kayla in the 1980s... [more]
Kelfrid f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Kjellfrid.