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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Lisse f Dutch (Rare), Danish (Rare), English (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Literature
It is used in the science fiction novel Invitation to the Game as the name of the main character. It is also the name of a fine gauze fabric.
Lisskulla f Swedish (Rare)
Means "little girl" in Dalmål or Dalecarlian, a group of dialects spoken in Dalarna, Sweden. It corresponds with Elfdalian liss-, combining form of litn "little" (cf. Liss), and kulla "girl".
List f Icelandic
From Old Norse list meaning "art", "craft"; "skill", "adroitness", "dexterity".
Listalín f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements list "skill; dexterity; art; craft" and lín "flax; linen; linen garment".
Lita f Danish, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
From Norwegian liten, lita meaning "small, little". Also a diminutive of Elisabet.
Liten f Swedish (Modern, Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Lita. Also means "small, little" in Swedish and Norwegian.
Lív f Faroese, Icelandic
Faroese form of Líf.
Livø f Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Live found in Nord-Gudbrandsdalen.
Livthrase m Danish
Danish form of Lífþrasir.
Lizza f Italian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Swedish and Danish form of Lissa and English variant of Lizzie.
Ljøde m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Liótr.
Ljøl m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Ljóðolfr.
Ljósálfur m Icelandic
Icelandic name combination of ljós 'a burning light', 'light of the sun' and alfr 'elf'.
Ljósbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic name combination of ljós 'a burning light', 'light of the sun' and bjǫrg 'help, deliverance'.
Ljósbrá f Icelandic
Icelandic name combination of ljós 'a burning light', 'light of the sun' and brá 'eyelash'.
Ljotolv m Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Liútulfr.
Ljótur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Liótr.
Ljúfur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ljúfr.
Lóa f Icelandic, Faroese
From the Icelandic and Faroese name for a type of bird, known as "golden plover" in English.
Loa f English (American), Swedish (Rare)
Anglicization of the Icelandic name for the English golden plover.
Loa m Swedish (Modern)
Possibly an elaboration of Lo or rare diminutive of Lars-Olof and Carl Johan (see Carljohan)... [more]
Lodin m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Loðinn.
Lodvar m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Hloðvér.
Lodve m Norwegian
Variant of Lodvar.
Lodver m Norwegian
Variant of Lodvar.
Lofn f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "the comforter; the mild". In Norse mythology this is the name of a goddess who receives permission from Odin and Frigg to bring together men and women whose marriage was previously forbidden.
Lofthæna f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Lopthæna.
Loftur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Loptr.
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).
Lói m Icelandic
Masculine form of Lóa.
Loja f Swedish, Finnish
A famous bearer is Loja Saarinen (born Minna Carolina Louise Gesellius, 1879–1968), a Finnish-American textile artist, sculptor and wife of the architect Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950).
Lokbrá f Icelandic (Modern)
Icelandic combination of lok "end" and brá "eyelash".
Lollo f & m Swedish
Diminutive of Louise and Charlotte. The name is occasionally, albeit very rarely, used by males.
Lona f Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Danish short form of Abelone and Magdelone. This name is occasionally also considered a contracted form of Leonie, Leona and Leonia.
Lønne f Danish (Rare)
Danish feminine form of Hlynur.
Lorang m Swedish, Norwegian
Transferred use of the surname Lorang.
Lórens m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lorens.
Lórenz m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lorenz.
Lorina f English (Rare), Italian (Rare), Romanian (Rare), Albanian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Hungarian, Croatian
Italian elaboration of Lora and variant of Laurina as well as a Scandinavian feminine form of Lorens... [more]
Lorns m Norwegian
Short form of Lorens.
Lornts m Norwegian
Short form of Lorents.
Loðin m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Loðinn.
Lott f Swedish
Short form of Lotte.
Lotten f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Charlotta.
Løve m Norwegian
Variant of Lodve.
Lovelia f Swedish (Modern)
Elaboration of Lova.
Løver m Norwegian
Dialectal form of Lodvar.
Løvert m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Meaning unknown. Mainly used in Trøndelag county in Norway.
Lovi f Swedish
Variant of Lova.
Lovina f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Elaborated form of Lova.
Lovísa f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lovisa.
Lowe m Swedish
Variant of Love.
Luane f Danish
Variant of Luanne.
Lúcía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lucia.
Luckas m Danish
Variant of Lucas.
Ludvine f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian form of Ludwine.
Lui m Hawaiian, Albanian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Georgian (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Albanian, Georgian, Hawaiian, and Russian form of Louis as well as a Danish variant of Louie.
Lúísa f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Luisa.
Lúkas m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lukas.
Lúna f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Luna.
Lunabelle f Swedish (Modern, Rare), English (Modern, Rare)
Invented name, a combination of Luna and Belle. This name has been given to 37 babies in the United States.
Lundi m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Means "puffin" in Icelandic.
Lusi f Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Lucia.
Lúsía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lucia.
Lusia f Breton, Faroese, Finnish, English (British, Rare)
Breton, Finnish and Faroese form and English variant of Lucia.
Lúsinda f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lucinda.
Lussa f Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish
Dialectal variant of Lucia recorded in Jämtland.
Lusse f Swedish (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Lucia.
Lúter m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic variant of Luther.
Lúther m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Luther.
Lúðvíka f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ludwiga.
Lúvísa f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lovisa.
Luzilla f German (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
A German and Swedish form of Lucilla.
f Faroese
Directly taken from Faroese "to glimmer".
Lycka f Swedish (Modern)
Directly taken from Swedish lycka "happiness; luck".
Lyder m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Lüder. Famous bearer is Lyder Christian Sagen (13 March 1777 – 16 June 1850), Norwegian educator and author.
Lydert m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Lüdert.
Lýdía f Icelandic
Variant of Lydía.
Lydía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lydia.
Lydian f & m English (Rare), Scandinavian
Variant of Lydia, occasionally used in Scandinavia as a masculine form. In some cases it may be directly from the word which means "of ancient Lydia" (and also refers to "a mode of ancient Greek music, reputed to be light and effeminate").
Lyhne f Danish
Variant of Lynn and transferred use of Danish surname Lyhne.
Lykkir m Faroese
Faroese name of unknown origin and meaning. One theory is that it is from Old Norse lykja meaning "to shut in, enclose".
Lyn f Danish (Rare)
From Danish lyn meaning "lightning".
Lyngheiður f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Lyngheiðr.
Lyngþór m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements lyng "heather" and þórr "thunder".
Lyngvi m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse lyng ("heather"). In Norse mythology this is the name of the island in the lake Ámsvartnir where Fenrisúlfr is chained until Ragnarǫk.
Lýra f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic form of Lyra.
Lýðar m Faroese
Faroese form of Lyder.
Lýður m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Lyder.
Madde f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Madeleine.
Maddý f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Maddy.
Madelen f Norwegian, Swedish
Swedish and Norwegian variant of Madeleine.
Madelene f Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Madeleine reflecting the French pronunciation.
Madicken f Swedish, Literature
Madicken (called Maggie in the English translation) is a fictional character created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her children's novel of the same name. The titular character was named after Astrid's childhood friend Ann-Marie, whose nickname was Madicken... [more]
Magdelone f Danish (Archaic), Theatre
Variant of Magdalena, possibly influenced by Madelon. This name is bone by a character in Carl Nielsen's opera 'Maskarade' (1906), which is considered to be the country's national opera.
Maggan f Swedish
Diminutive of Margareta.
Maggý f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Maggy.
Magn m Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse boyname Magni, from the word magn meaning "power/force/strength".
Magna f Scandinavian
Scandinavian feminine form of Magnus.
Magnar m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Magni.
Magndís f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of magn "might, strength" and dís "goddess".
Magnea f Icelandic
Variant of Magna.
Magnella f Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Magnhild.
Magney f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of magn "might, strength" and ey "island".
Magnfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of magn 'might, strength' and fríðr 'beautiful'.
Magnheiður f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of magn "might", "strength" and heiðr "honour".
Magnhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Magnhildr.
Magnilla f Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Swedish variant of Magnill predominantly recorded in Scania.
Magnulf m Norwegian
Possibly from the Old High German name Maginulf (see Maganulf).
Magnulv m Norwegian
Derived from old norse with the elements of magn meaning "mighty, strong, power", and ulv meaning "wolf".... [more]
Magnúsína f Icelandic
Feminine form of Magnús.
Magny f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Norwegian form of Magný.
Magný f Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse magn ("might, strength") and ("new moon, waxing moon").
Magðalena f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Magdalena.
Maídís f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Maidis.
Maidis f Danish (Rare), South American (Rare)
Modern coinage from a combination of Maja and the Old Norse name element dís meaning "goddess".
Maifrid f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Majfrid.
Maifríð f Faroese
Faroese form of Majfrid.
Maigunn f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Majgun.
Mailill f Danish
Variant of Majlill.
Mailis f Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Estonian
Scandinavian variant of Majlis and Estonian contraction of Mai and Lis.
Maine f Swedish
Possibly a variant of Maina or Majny.
Mainor f Swedish
Variant of Majnor.
Mairen f Irish, Literature, Scandinavian
Combination of Maren, which is a variant of Margaret meaning "pearl", and Mairenn coming from Mary and Maureen meaning "sea of bitterness" or "bitter".
Maisen f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Majsan.
Maísól f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Maj or Maja and sól "sun".
Maisól f Faroese
Faroese form of Maísól.
Mait f Swedish
Swedish dialectal (Dalecarlian) variant of Marit.
Majbritt f Danish, Swedish
Recently coined name, the first element taken from Maja (or possibly from Maj, the Swedish name for the month of May), and the second element taken from the name Britta... [more]
Majfrid f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish combination of Maja and fríðr "beautiful", originally "beloved".
Majgärd f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish variant of Majgerd.
Majgerd f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Maj and garðr "enclosure", "protection".
Majgret f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Maja and Greta.
Majgull f Swedish
Combination of Maj and Gull. The second element could be also influenced by the Scandinavian word gull meaning "gold" or also a contraction of gullig, a Swedish word meaning "sweetie; cute".... [more]
Majgun f Swedish
Combination of Maj and gunnr "battle", "fight".
Majlene f Swedish
Variant of Majlena.
Majli f Swedish (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Possibly a diminutive of Maja or a variant of the Estonian names Maili and Maila.
Majlill f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Maja and Swedish lilla "little".
Majlis f Swedish, Finnish, Danish (Rare)
Combination of Maj, which is either a diminutive of Maja or taken directly from maj the Swedish name for the month of May, and Lis.
Majne f Swedish
Variant of Maine or Majny.
Majnor f Swedish
Swedish name with the combination of Maja and norðr "north".
Majny f Swedish
Combination of Swedish maj meaning "(month of) May" and ny "new".
Majrid f Swedish
Variant of Majfrid.
Majsa f Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Old Swedish variant of Maja and Maj.
Majsan f Swedish
Diminutive of Maja, rarely used as a first name.
Majt f Swedish
Variant of Mait.
Majvi f Swedish
Combination Swedish maj meaning "(month of) May" and the Old Norse name element "devoted, dedicated".
Majvor f Swedish
Formed from Swedish Maj meaning "(month of) May" and vor, derived from vár "spring". (Alternatively vor may be identical with the suffix common in Old Norse feminine names, possibly derived from either vår "careful" (making it a relative of Gunvor) or warja "defender".) It was first used in Sweden in 1910 (or "around the 18th century", according to another source).
Makan m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of an unknown Celtic name.
Makkr m Norwegian
Old Norse form of Magnus.
Malan f Faroese
Faroese diminutive of Malena.
Maldis f Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of the Old Norse element dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" and the name element mal- which is of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Old Norse mál "speach; language", a variant of the Old Norse name element malm-, itself derived from Old Norse malmr "ore", as well as a derivation from any name beginning with the elements Mal- or Mál- or Mål-.... [more]
Målfrid f Norwegian
Younger form of Málfríðr.
Málfríð f Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Málfríðr.
Málfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Málfríðr.
Málhildur f Icelandic
Combination of mál 'speach, language' and hildr 'battle, fight'.
Mali f Norwegian, Swedish
Dialectal variant of Malin.
Malina f Swedish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Malin.
Malja f Faroese
Variant of Malia.
Malkolm m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Malcolm.
Malla f Finnish, Swedish
Short form of various names including Amalia, Maria, Magdalena and Matilda... [more]
Malmfinn m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of malmr "ore" and finnr "Finn, Lapp".
Malmfrid f Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Malmfríðr.
Málmfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Malmfríðr.
Malva f Swedish, Finnish (Rare), German, Danish, Spanish (Latin American)
Short form of Malvina. It may be partly inspired by Latin, Swedish and Finnish malva "mallow, hollyhock (flower)".
Mánadís f Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements máni "moon" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Mandis f Swedish
Swedish variant of Manda.
Mandus m Swedish
Variant of Amandus.
Máney f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of máni "moon" and ey "good fortune" or "island".
Manfreð m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Manfred.
Mange m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Magnus.
Mangela f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Magnhilda recorded in Rogaland and Hordaland.
Máni m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse máni "moon". Máni is the personification of the moon in Norse Mythology.
Mannbjørn m Faroese
Faroese form of Mæginbiǫrn or a combination of the Germanic elements maðr "man" and bjǫrn "bear".
Manne m Swedish, Old Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Emanuel and Manfred as well as an Old Swedish variant of Manni.
Månstråle f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "moonbeam" in Swedish.
Manúel m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Manuel.
Månviva f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
From Swedish månviva meaning "moonlight primrose".
Már m & f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "seagull" in Old Norse.
Marbjörn m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of marr "sea", "ocean", "lake" and bjǫrn "bear".
Marchen f Danish
The name is a Danish (Amager) version of the Dutch Maritje or Marieke; a deminutive of Maria
Marck m Danish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Swedish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Danish, Dutch, English, Swedish and West Frisian variant spelling of Mark.
Marcý f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marcy.
Mardís f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of the Old Norse name elements marr "sea, ocean; lake; horse" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister".
Mardis f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian form of Mardís recorded in the 19th century.
Märet f Swedish (Rare)
Younger form of Märeta.
Marey f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements marr "sea, ocean; lake; horse" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
Marfrid f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Marfríður.
Marfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of marr 'sea, ocean, lake' and fríðr 'beautiful'.
Margau f Swedish
Swedish variant of Margaux.
Margeir m Icelandic, Faroese
Combination of the Germanic elements marr "sea, ocean, lake" and geirr "spear".
Margerður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Margerðr.
Margét f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Margaret.
Margeta f Swedish (Archaic)
Variant of Marghit (compare Marget) and contracted form of Margareta.
Margott f Swedish
Variant of Margot.
Margret f Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, English, German, Dutch, Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish, Alsatian
Variant of Margaret, Margreta, Margareta as well as a modern Icelandic and Faroese form of Margrét as well as a German and Alsatian contracted form of Margarete.
Margrímur m Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of marr "sea, ocean, lake" and grímr "person wearing a face mask".
Margrjet f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Margrét.
Margun f Norwegian
Variant of Margunn.
Margunn f Norwegian
Old Norse marr meaning "sea" or "horse" combined with gunnr "battle, fight". ... [more]
Margunnur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Margunn.
Marheiður f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of marr "sea", "ocean", "lake" and heiðr "bright, clear".
Marí f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Mari 1.
Maríam f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mariam.
Marían f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Marian.
Maríana f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mariana.
Maríanna f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marianna.
Marías m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Marias.
Mariell f Norwegian (Modern), Scandinavian (Rare), English (American, Modern, Rare)
Primarily Norwegian borrowing of Marielle as well as an rare English variant of Mariel.
Marijón m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Marjón.
Maríkó f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Mariko.
Marikó f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Mariko.
Marín f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marin.
Marínella f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marinella.
Marinó m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marino.
Marísa f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Marisa.
Märit f Swedish
Old Swedish form of Marit or Märta.
Marít f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marit.
Marith f Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
Dutch variant of Mariet as well as a variant spelling of the Scandinavian name Marit.
Maríuerla f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Directly taken from Icelandic maríuerla "wagtail (the bird)".
Maríus m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marius.
Marjón m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of marr "sea, ocean, lake" and Jón.
Marjun f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Faroese form of Marion.
Marjus m Faroese
Faroese variant of Marius.
Markþór m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of Markús and þórr "thunder".
Markús m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marcus.
Marleif m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of marr "sea", "ocean", "lake" and leif "inheritance", "legacy".
Marleik m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of marr 'sea, ocean, lake' and leikr 'game, play'.