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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Marre m & f Swedish, Dutch
Diminutive of names starting with Mar-.
Marselía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marselia.
Marsellíus m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marcellius.
Marsibil f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name of unknown meaning, perhaps related to Marcibilia.
Marsý f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Marcy.
Martelene f Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of Marte and Lene recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Märtha f Swedish
Variant of Märta. Notable bearers include Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901-1954), the mother of Norway's current king (Harald V), and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (1971-), her granddaughter.
Martína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Martina.
Márus m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Maurus.
Märy f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish phonetic spelling of Mary.
Marý f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese adoption of Mary.
Maryon f English (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Marion. Famous bearer is Maryon Winther Eilertsen (9 January 1950 - 24 January 2015), Norwegian actress.
Materne f Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Maternus.... [more]
Mathæus m Danish
Danish form of Matthew
Mathia f Danish (Rare), Medieval French
Feminine form of Mathias. As a medieval French name, it was recorded in 16th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
Mathías m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Matthias.
Mathies m Danish
Variant of Matthias.
Maths m Swedish
Variant of Mats.
Mattas m Faroese
Faroese form of Mattes.
Matte m Swedish
Diminutive of Mattias.
Matteas m Norwegian
Possibly a variant spelling of Mattias.
Mattes m Swedish, Alsatian
Swedish variant of Mattis as well as an Alsatian short form of Mattheus.
Matthæus m Danish (Rare)
Latinized form of Matthias used in the Danish translation of the Bible.
Matthes m Swedish
Variant of Mattes.
Matthild f Faroese, Upper German (Archaic)
Faroese form and archaic Upper German variant of Mathilda.
Matthildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Matilda.
Mattías m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Matthías.
Mattilda f English (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Corsican
English and Swedish variant and Corsican form of Matilda.
Mattína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mattina.
Mattis f Swedish (Rare)
Diminutive of Matilda.
Mattý f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Matty.
Maurits m Scandinavian
Nordic form of Mauritz.
Mauritz m German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German short form of of Mauritius.
Maxida f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Originally a stage name of Swedish-Sami musician and activist Ida Amanda Märak (1988-).
Maygreth f Swedish
Variant of Majgret.
Maylill f Swedish
Variant of Majlill.
Maynor f Swedish
Variant of Majnor.
Mea f Finnish (Modern), Swedish
Variant of Mia, likely influenced by Latin meus "mine" (feminine mea). It was first recorded in Sweden in 1858.
Mean f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Mea.
Meinar m Faroese
Faroese variant of Meinhard.
Meiner m Danish
Variant of Meinhard.
Mejner m Danish
Variant of Meiner.
Mejse f Danish
Danish word for tit, a type of bird of the bird family Paridae.
Mekal m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Mikal.
Mekkín f Icelandic
Variant of Mekkin.
Mekkin f Icelandic
Meaning unknown.
Mekkinó m Icelandic
Icelandic masculine form of Mekkin.
Mektild f Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish borrowing of Mechthild.
Melius m Swedish
Short form of Emelius.
Melkir m Faroese
Faroese form of Melker.
Melkorka f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of an unknown Irish name, probably from Máel Curcaig - Old Irish máel = "devotee", "servant", curracag = "hood", "woman's cap".
Melrakki m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
From Old Norse meaning "arctic fox, white fox", officially approved as a given name in 2006.
Melwin m Swedish
Variant of Melvin.
Mensalder m Icelandic (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
Mentz m Norwegian (Rare)
Diminutive of names beginning with the Germanic name element magan "mighty, strong".
Merituuli f Finnish, Swedish (Rare)
Combiantion of Meri and Tuuli.
Merkur m Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, German, Norwegian
Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, German and Norwegian form of Mercurius (see Mercury).
Messíana f Icelandic
Icelandic name of unknown origin and meaning.
Methúsalem m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Methusalem.
Metteline f Danish (Rare)
Combination of Mette and Line, perhaps modeled on Madeline.
Mettemarie f Danish
Combination of Mette and Marie.
Metúsalem m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Methuselah via its (variant) latinized form Methusalem.
Metusalem m Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Danish, Dutch and Norwegian form of Methuselah via its (variant) latinized form Methusalem.
Mey f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Mær as well as a variant of Mei.
Meyvant m Icelandic
Meaning unknown.
Mi m & f English, Portuguese, Swedish
A diminutive of Maria. ... [more]
Miamaja f Danish
Combination of Mia and Maja. It may be partly inspired by the similar name Mia-Maria, which the Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren used for a character (sister of the central character, Lotta) in her books 'Barnen på Bråkmakargatan' (1958) and 'Lotta på Bråkmakargatan' (1961).
Miamaya f Danish
Variant of Miamaja.
Mian f Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Mia.
Mian m Scandinavian
Short form of names ending in -mian or a male form of Mia.
Mianne f Danish (Rare)
Diminutive of Marianne.
Mickael m Swedish (Modern, Rare), French
Swedish variant of Mikael and French variant of Mickaël.
Micke m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Mikael.
Mik m Danish
Danish form of Mick.
Mikal m Norwegian, Faroese
Younger form of Mikjáll.
Mikala f Danish, Norwegian, Faroese
Feminine form of Mikal.
Mikalina f Danish (Rare)
Elaboration of Mikala.
Mikina f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Mikkel.
Mikkael m Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of Mikael.
Mikkjel m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Mikkel.
Míla f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic form of Mila.
Milas m Danish (Modern)
Meaning unknown. Possibly related to Mylasos, or the Slavic name element mil- (see Mila, Miloš, Miloslav).
Mildgerd f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish mild "mild" and Gerd 2 "enclosure".
Mildinberg m Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of mildr "mild" and bjǫrg "help, deliverance" and borg "stronghold, fortification, castle".
Mildor m Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian name with the combination of mildr "mild" and þórr "thunder".
Mildrið f Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Mildríðr.
Mildrun f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of mildr "mild" and rún "secret".
Milea f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Mile, itself a variant of Mila as well as a short form of various names containing the element -mile-.
Milgärd f Swedish
Variant of Milgerd.
Milgerd f Swedish (Rare)
Variant form of Mildgerd.
Mili f Swedish
Diminutive of Mila.
Miliam m Swedish (Modern)
Short form of Maximiliam (compare Milian).
Millan f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Milla.
Millgerd f Swedish
Variant of Milgerd.
Milliam m Swedish
Short form of Maximilliam.
Mima f Swedish
Variant of Mimi.
Mimer m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Mímir.
Mímir m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse mímir "memory", which is related to Old English gemimor "well-known", modern Dutch mijmeren "to muse, to ponder" and Latin memor "mindful, remembering." In Norse mythology, Mímir was a god who had omniscient wisdom and knowledge and who was keeper of the Well of Wisdom in Jotunheim (the world of the Giants).
Mimosa f English, Finnish, French, Spanish, Danish, Filipino, Italian
From Mimosa, a genus of plants that are sensitive to touch. The best known plant from that genus is the Mimosa pudica, better known in English as the touch-me-not. The plant genus derives its name from Spanish mimosa, which is the feminine form of the Spanish adjective mimoso meaning "cuddly".
Minda f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish (Rare)
Contracted form of Melinda as well as a truncated form of both Aminda and Eminda.
Minelle f Swedish (Modern)
Possibly an elaboration of Mina 1.
Mínerva f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Minerva.
Mingus m Swedish
Diminutive of Dominicus.
Minka f Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Swedish, Slovene
Diminutive of Mina 1, a short form of Vilhelmina, Wilhelmina, Hermine, Romina and other names containing mina or mine... [more]
Minný f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Minnie.
Minou f Swedish (Modern)
Possibly a variant of Minoo or Milou.
Míó m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mio.
Mio m Swedish (Modern), Literature
From the book "Mio, my Mio" by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Mio is the name of the main character, a young boy.... [more]
Mír m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Meaning unknown.
Miramis f Swedish (Rare), Literature
Truncares form of Semiramis. This is the name of Mio's horse in the children's book Mio, min Mio (1954) by Astrid Lindgren.
Míranda f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Miranda.
Mirijam f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Sorbian, Slovene
Swedish and Norwegian variant and Sorbian form of Miriam and Slovene variant of Mirjam.
Mirre f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Mirjam.
Mist f Norse Mythology, Icelandic
From Old Norse mistr meaning "cloud, mist".... [more]
Mítra f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mitra.
Mjalldís f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of mjǫll "fresh, powdery snow" and dís "goddess".
Mjöll f Icelandic
Modern Icelandic form of Mjǫll. This name appears in the 'Landnámabók' belonging to Mjöll, daughter of Án bogsveigir ("bow-swayer") in chapter 56.
Móa f Icelandic (Modern)
Icelandic variant of Móða and Moa.
Modfrid f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of móðr "mind"; "wrath"; "courage" and fríðr "beautiful".
Modgunn f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Móðgunnr.
Módís f Icelandic (Modern)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements móðr "mind; spirit; courage; wrath" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Móey f Icelandic (Modern)
Icelandic combination of móðr 'mind; wrath; courage' and ey 'island'.
Moltas m Swedish (Modern)
Swedish name of uncertain meaning. This was the nickname of Swedish entertainer Moltas Erikson (real name Jan Henning Erikson).
Monalis f Swedish
Short form of Monalisa.
Mønikus m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Dominikus.
Monja f German, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Croatian (Rare), Afrikaans, Dutch
Variant transcription of Russian Моня (see Monya).
Morgongåva f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Swedish combination of morgon "morning" and gåva "gift".
Morgonstjärna f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Swedish combination of morgon "morning" and stjärna "star".
Morgunsól f Icelandic (Modern)
Icelandic name with the combination of morgun "morning" and sól "sun".
Móri m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Meaning uncertain, maybe a variant form of Mór.
Morið f Faroese
Faroese form of Modfrid.
Mórits m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Morits.
Morits m Scandinavian
Nordic form of Moritz.
Mörk f Icelandic (Rare)
From Icelandic mörk meaning "forest".
Mörður m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Mǫrðr.
Móses m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Moses.
Movitz m Swedish (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Transferred use of the surname Movitz. Its modern usage is likely inspired by Fredrik Movitz, a character appearing in several songs in Swedish poet, songwriter and composer Carl Michael Bellman's well-known 18th century work Fredman's epistles.
Møyfrid f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of mær "maiden, girl, daughter" and fríðr "beautiful".
Muggur m Icelandic
Icelandic name of uncertain origin and meaning. Maybe derived from Icelandic mugga meaning "dense fog, snowfall without wind".
Múli m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse byname, From Old Norse múli meaning "muzzle, mouth; mountain spur".
Mummi m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Diminutive of names containing the name element mund "hand", "protection" or munr "thought".
Munda f Icelandic
Feminine form of Mundi.
Mundína f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Munda.
Myanne f Danish
Variant of Mianne.
Mynta f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Taken directly from the vocabulary word meaning "mint", therefore making it a cognate of Danish Mynte.
Mýrkjartan m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Ancient Scandinavian and Icelandic form of Muirchertach (which is also found spelled as Muircheartach).
Myrthild f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Myrtle as well as a combination of the name element Myrt-, most commonly taken from the name Myrtle, and -hild... [more]
Nadía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nadia.
Naëma f Hebrew, Scandinavian, German
Naëma Lösche (Maiden name: von Kahlden) - German writer, born Sept 27, 1854
Naerthus f Swedish
Variant of Nerthus.
Nancine f Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant of Nansine recorded in the 19th century.
Nandor m Scandinavian
Nordic form of Nándor.
Nanett f Danish (Rare), Hungarian
Danish variant and Hungarian form of Nanette.
Nanne f Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Variant of Nanna 1. In the case of Swedish singer Nanne Grönvall (1962-), it is a nickname for her real name Marianne.
Nanný f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Nanny.
Nansi f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Probably a variant of Nancy.
Nanssi f Swedish
Probably a variant of Nancy.
Nanssy f Swedish (Rare)
Probably a variant spelling of Nancy.
Nansý f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Nancy.
Nanzi f Swedish (Rare)
Probably a variant of Nancy.
Nanzie f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Probably a variant of Nancy.
Nanzy f Swedish, Danish
Probably a variant spelling of Nancy.
Naómí f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Naomi.
Naomí f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Naomi.
Narfi m Icelandic (Rare), Norse Mythology
Icelandic form and Norse variant of Narvi.
Narve m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Narfi. Name day is December 27th in Norway.
Natalía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Natalia.
Nátan m Faroese, Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare)
Faroese, Czech and Slovak form of Nathan.
Nataníel m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nataniel.
Náð f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
From Old Norse náð meaning 'grace', 'mercy'; 'rest', 'peace', 'quietness.'
Náttfari m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name meaning "one who goes out at night" (perhaps with a supernatural connotation), a compound of nátt, nótt "night" and -fari, from the verb fara "to go, move, travel" (compare sæfari "seafarer").
Náttmörður m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Icelandic nátt "night" and mǫrðr "marten".
Náttsól f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Means "midnight sun", consisting of Old Norse nátt "night" and sól "sun".
Náttúlfur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Nóttolfr.
Navarana f Greenlandic, Danish (Rare)
Greenlandic name meaning "one who alternates between different parties", derived from the Proto-Eskimo root *naverar "to trade, exchange" and the name suffix na. In legend Navarana was an Inuit woman who brought about disunity by alternating between her tribe of native Greenlanders and the Norse colonists... [more]
Neah f Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Nea.
Nehemja m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant of Nehemiah used in the Swedish and Norwegian translation of the Bible.
Nelberg m Norwegian
Masculine form of Nelborg.
Nelborg f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of Nelli and borg "stronghold, fortification, castle".
Neline f Norwegian (Rare)
Variant form of Nelina.
Nelius m English (American), Afrikaans, Norwegian (Rare)
Afrikaans and Norwegian short form of Cornelius as well as a Norwegian Latinization of Nils.
Nellberg m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Perhaps a variant of Nelborg. It is mainly used in the county of Trøndelag in Norway.
Nelline f Norwegian (Rare)
Variant form of Neline or a variant form of Nelli.
Nellý f Icelandic
Icelandic adoption of Nelly.
Nemi f Literature, Swedish (Modern), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Nemi is the title character of the comic strip Nemi (1997), written and drawn by Norwegian cartoonist Lisa Myhre. Its origin and meaning are unknown, there have, however, been speculations that Myhre might have based the name on the name of the Italian town and lake which is ultimately derived from from Latin nemus Aricinum "grove of Ariccia".
Nemine f Norwegian (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from the masculine name Nils as well as an adoption of Latin nemine, the ablative form of Nemo.
Nenna f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Finnish
Short form of various names. It probably developed from the Scandinavian diminutives Nanna and Nina. (The former has been used as a diminutive of such names as Anna, Johanna, Amanda and Marianne, but coincides with an Old Norse name which may be derived from nėnna "to dare, to have an inclination towards, to travel".)
Neptun m Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish
Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian and Polish form of Neptune.
Nesa f Romansh, Swedish (Rare), Sardinian
Romansh variant of Neisa, traditionally found in the Surselva region, as well as a Swedish short form of Agnes and a Sardinian short form of Agnesa.
Nettan f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Annette.
Netty f English (Rare), Swedish, Norwegian
Diminutive of Annette, Netta and other names with the suffix -nette.
Nica f Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Nika.
Nicke m Swedish
Diminutive of Niklas and Nils (compare Nick).
Nickeline f Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Nicoline.
Nicolaj m Danish
Danish form of Nicholas.
Nidolf m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of niðr "ancestor, kinsman, relative" and ulfr "wolf".
Nidolv m Norwegian
Variant of Nidolf.
Nielsine f Danish
Feminine form of Niels 1.
Nikaitas m Faroese
Faroese form of Niketas.
Nikíta f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nikita.
Niklái m Faroese
Faroese form of Nicolai.
Nikoba f Faroese
Name of unknown origin and meaning, maybe inspired by Nikola and Jakoba.
Nikólína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nikolina.
Nilla f Italian (Rare), Swedish, Norwegian (Archaic), Hungarian
Truncated form of names ending in -nilla.... [more]
Nille f & m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Literature
Diminutive of Nils and short form form of names that end in -nille, for example Pernille.... [more]
Níls m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nils.
Nína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nina.
Ninni f Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Diminutive of many names, such as Ingrid and Kristina.
Ninnia f Swedish (Rare)
Latinate variant of Ninni.
Nisse m Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish diminutive of Nils.
Niðbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Níðbjǫrg.
Njál m Faroese
Faroese form of Njáll.
Njálur m Faroese
Faroese variant of Njál.