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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Njóla f Icelandic, Faroese, Literature
Means "night" in Icelandic (a poetic word). Its use as a given name may have been influenced by the theological-philosophical poem 'Njóla' (1842) by Björn Gunnlaugsson.
Nóa m Faroese
Faroese form of Noah.
Nóam m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Noam.
Nóel m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Noel.
Nohr m Danish (Modern)
Short form of names beginning in Nor- like Norbert.
Nói m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Noah or from Icelandic nói meaning "small vessel".
Nokkve m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Nǫkkvi.
Nökkvi m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Nǫkkvi.
Nomi f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Hebrew (Rare), English (Rare)
Scandinavian variant of Noomi as well as an English and Hebrew contracted form of Naomi.
Nønne f Danish
Variant of Nynne.
Noralf m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and alfr "elf".
Noralv m Norwegian
Variant of Noralf.
Norberg m Norwegian
Masculine form of Norbjørg.
Norbjørg f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and bjǫrg "help, deliverance".
Norbjørn m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of norðr "north" and bjǫrn "bear".
Nordahl m Norwegian (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Nordahl.
Nordal m Norwegian
Variant spelling of Nordahl.
Nordine f Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Archaic)
Combination of the Old Norse name element norðr "north" and Dina. This name was first recorded in the mid-19th century.
Nordis f Norwegian
Late 19th century combination of the Old Norse name elements norðr "north" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister".
Nore m & f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Norse Mythology
Younger form of Nóri, an Old Norse name meaning "north" (derived from norðr). In Norse mythology, Nore (sometimes Nor or Nóri) is said to be the founder of Norway... [more]
Norea f Swedish (Modern)
Elaborated form of Nora, perhaps influenced by Linnéa.
Norfinn m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and finnr "Finn, Lapp".
Norgunn f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and gunnr "battle, fight".
Norhild f Norwegian (Rare)
Formed from the Germanic name elements nord "north" and hild "battle, fight".
Norin m Swedish
Variant form of names containing the name element NOR "north".
Norius m Norwegian (Latinized)
Latinised form of names containing the element nor (from Old Norse norðr, "the north").
Norleif m Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse elements norðr "north" and leifr "heir, descendant".
Normann m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Norðmaðr or variant of Norman.
Normund m Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
A combination of Nor, which means "North", and Mund, which means "protection" or "protector".
Norna f Swedish (Rare), Literature
Used by Sir Walter Scott for a character in his novel 'The Pirate' (1821). Apparently he based it on Old Norse norn, the name for one of the fate goddesses of Norse mythology, which is related to the Swedish dialect verb norna "to warn, to communicate secretly" (and may ultimately be echoic in origin, i.e., imitative of low murmuring)... [more]
Norstein m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and steinn "stone".
Norðbjørt f Faroese
Faroese combination of norðr "north" and bjartr "bright".
Norðleivur m Faroese
Faroese form of Norleiv.
Norðmann m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Norðmaðr.
Norveig f Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse norðr "north" and veig "power, strength".
Nótt f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Means "night" in Old Norse. She was the personification of the night in Norse mythology.
Nottung m Norwegian
Norwegian male form of Nótt with an -ungr ending and variant form of Nóttolfr.
Novalie f Swedish (Modern)
Combination of Nova and the popular name suffix -lie (see also Novalee).
Novelia f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Elaboration of Nova influenced by Lovelia as well as a variant of Novalie.
Nóvember m Icelandic
Icelandic form of November.
Nup m Norwegian
Younger form of Núpr.
Nýbjörg f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic name with the combination of nýr "new, newly, recently" and bjǫrg "help, deliverance".
Nyfrid f Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian "new" and friðr "love", "peace".
Nynne f Danish
Of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
Nývarð m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of nýr 'new' and vǫrðr 'guard'.
Obba f Frisian, Icelandic
Frisian and Icelandic feminine form of Obbe.
Obbe m Frisian, Old Swedish, Swedish
Frisian short form of Germanic names containing the first element AUD and a last element beginning with -b... or an Old Swedish and Swedish form of Ubbi.
Octander m Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of Latin oct- "eight" and Greek -ander "man" given to children born in October or to the eighth child of the family.
Óda f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Oda.
Odal m Swedish (Rare)
Short form of Germanic names containing the name element odal.
Oddbergur m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic masculine form of Oddbjörg.
Oddbjörg f Icelandic, Swedish
Icelandic and Swedish younger form of Oddbjǫrg.
Oddbjørg f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse oddr "point of a sword" combined with Old Norse björg "protection, help".
Odde m Norwegian, Old Swedish, Swedish
Norwegian form of Oddr.
Oddfrid f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Oddfríðr.
Oddfríð f Faroese
Faroese modern form of Oddfríðr.
Oddgard m Norwegian
Norwegian new male form of Oddgerðr.
Oddgerð f Faroese
Faroese modern form of Oddgerðr.
Oddgerður f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Oddgerðr.
Oddgun f Norwegian
Variant of Oddgunn.
Oddgunn f Norwegian
New combination of oddr "point of a weapon" and gunnr "battle, fight".
Oddhild f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Oddhildur.
Oddhildur f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of oddr "point" (of a weapon) and hildr "battle", "fight".
Oddkell m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Rare, Archaic)
Ancient Scandinavian and Icelandic name with the combination of oddr "point" (of a weapon) and ketill "cauldron hat", "helmet".
Oddkjell m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Oddkell.
Oddlaug f Ancient Scandinavian, Norwegian, Icelandic
Old Norse combination of oddr "point of a weapon" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman". Name day in Norway is May 23.
Oddleyg f Faroese
Faroese form of Oddlaug.
Oddlög f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Oddlaug.
Oddly f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of oddr "point of a weapon" and -ly.
Oddný f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Derived from Old Norse oddr "point of a weapon" and nýr "new".
Oddrún f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Combination of oddr "point of a sword" and rún "secret lore".
Oddrun f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Oddrún.
Oddrunn f Norwegian
Variant of Oddrun.
Oddstein m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Oddsteinn.
Oddsteinn m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of oddr 'point of a weapon' and steinn 'stone'.
Oddur m Faroese, Icelandic
Faroese and Icelandic form of Oddr.
Oddvald m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Oddvaldur.
Oddvaldur m Faroese
Faroese name with the combination of oddr "spear" and valdr "ruler, mighty one, powerful one".
Oddvard m Norwegian
Norwegian combination of oddr "point" (of a weapon) and vǫrðr "guard".
Oddveig f Norwegian
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse oddr "point of a sword" combined with Old Norse veig "strength".
Oddvör f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Oddvǫr.
Oddvør f Faroese
Faroese form of Oddvǫr.
Oddvor f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Oddvǫr.
Ödgärd f Old Swedish, Swedish
Old Swedish variant and younger form of Ödhgärdh.
Odna f Faroese
Faroese variant of Árna.
Odrun f Norwegian
Variant of Oddrun.
Odstanus m Danish
Old Danish Latinized form of Auðstæinn.
Odvar m Norwegian
Variant spelling of Oddvar.
Oella f & m American, English, Norwegian
It is the name of a small historic mill town in Maryland founded in 1808 that inspired generations of women's name in one family.... [more]
Ófeigur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Úfeigr.
Ögmunda f Icelandic
Feminine form of Ögmundur.
Ögmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ǫgmundr.
Øgmundur f Faroese
Faroese form of Ǫgmundr.
Ögn f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ǫgn.
Ogne m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant form (Halvemål) of Hogne.
Øivin m Norwegian
Variant of Øivind.
Øivine f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian feminine form of Øyvind.
Öjar m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish modern form of Øiar.
Öjer m Swedish
Swedish variant of Öjar.
Öjvind m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Øyvind.
Øksur m Faroese
Faroese variant form of Øssur.
Oktavía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Octavia.
Oktavíus m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Octavius.
Októ m Icelandic
Short form of Októvíus.
Októvíus m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Oktavíus.
Óla m & f Faroese, Icelandic
Faroese form of Ola and Icelandic feminine form of Óli.
Ólafía f Icelandic
Feminine form of Ólafur.
Olai m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Short form of Nikolai and genitive form of Olaus.
Olanda f Norwegian (Rare)
Elaboration of Ola as well as a feminine form of Olander. This name was first recorded in the mid-1800s.
Olander m Norwegian
Norwegian combination of Ole and -ander borrowed from Greek, meaning "man" (compare Alexander).
Olava f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Olav.
Olave f American (Rare, Archaic), Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Olava. In the English-speaking world of the 1800s and early 1900s it is as likely to be an adoption of the Norwegian name as it might be a corruption of Olive... [more]
Olaves m Norwegian
Variant of Olavus.
Ólavía f Icelandic
Feminine form of Ólafur.
Olavia f Norwegian, Danish
Feminine form of Olav.
Olavur m Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Ólavur.
Olbjørn m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Ǫlbjǫrn.
Oldus m Norwegian
Short form of names ending with -old, -oldus or latinised form of Ole.
Olea f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Faroese
Feminine form of Ole.
Oleana f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Ole.
Oleanna f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Ole and Anna as well as a variant of Olena.
Oleif f & m Norwegian
As a masculine name, it is a cognate of Olaf (being the modern form of the Old Norse name Ólæifr, variant of Álæifr, itself a variant of Áleifr)... [more]
Oleiv f & m Norwegian
Variant of Oleif.
Olen m Swedish
Possibly Old Norse or Old German for "wealth" or "relic".
Olena f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Younger form of Oleana and variant of Olina.
Olene f Norwegian
Variant of Olena.
Olette f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ole.
Olevine f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ole.
Olin m & f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine variant as well as masculine form of Oline.
Ólína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Olina.
Olinn f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Oline.
Olise f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ole as well as a combination of Ole and Lise.
Oliv f Norwegian (Rare)
Either a variant of Oleiv or feminine form of Oliver or Ola 1.
Ólivar m Faroese
Faroese form of Oliver.
Ólíver m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Oliver.
Óliver m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Oliver.
Olivert m Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Filipino, Spanish (Caribbean), South American
Icelandic name of unknown origin and meaning. Probably inspired by Oliver and Ivert.
Ólivía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Olivia.
Olivina f Faroese
Faroese variant of Olivia.
Olivur m Faroese
Faroese form of Oliver.
Öllegård f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of the Old High German name Odalgart. It's possibly a combination of Ancient Germanic ôþela "patrimony" and *gardaz "enclosure".
Olluff m Danish (Rare, Archaic)
Former Danish variant of Oluf.
Olo f Norwegian (Archaic)
Former Norwegian dialectal form of Olov.
Olöf f Swedish (Archaic)
Archaic Swedish form of Ólǫf. Any modern usage in Sweden today is likely a transcription error of Icelandic Ólöf.
Oløv f Norwegian
Norwegian variant form of Olov.
Olov f Norwegian
Form of Ólǫf. This name is rarely used as a female name in modern Scandinavia.
Olova f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Olov.
Ölrún f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ǫlrún.
Olu f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian and Swedish dialectal variant of Olof and a Finnish dialectal form of Olga.
Oluffa f Swedish, Faroese, Norwegian
Feminine form of Oluf.
Olufine f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Oluf.
Óluva f Faroese
Faroese form of Oluva.
Oluva f Danish, Swedish
Variant of Oluffa.
Ølve m Norwegian
Variant of Olve.
Ölver m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ǫlvér.
Ølver m Old Swedish, Norwegian
Old Swedish form of Ǫlvér.
Olydia f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Combination of Ole and Lydia. This name was first recorded in 1846 and has already disappeared again.
Ómar m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Omar.
Ømbjørg f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Ingeborg.
Ómi m Icelandic
Icelandic pet form of Ómar.
Öndólfur m Icelandic (Rare, Archaic)
Icelandic combination of and (Germanic element meaning "angry", "wrathful", "aggressive") and ulfr "wolf".
Örbrún f Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of ör "arrow" and brúnn "brown, shining".
Ored m Swedish
Modern Swedish form of Ofradh.
Ørger m Norwegian
Variant of Ørjer.
Orgunn f Norwegian
Variant of Årgunn.
Ørje m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Ørjan.
Ørjer m Norwegian (Archaic)
Former Norwegian variant of Ørjan.
Orlaug f Norwegian
Variant of Arnlaug.
Örlaugur m Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of ör "arrow" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Örlygur m Icelandic
Modern form of Ørlygr.
Orm m Medieval English, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norse Mythology
Medieval English, Old Danish, Old Swedish and modern Scandinavian form of the Old Norse name Ormr, which itself was derived from Old Norse ormr "snake, serpent".... [more]
Ormhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ormhildr.
Ormr m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse ormr "snake, serpent" (the English word worm derives from the same root). In Norse mythology, this was another name for Jǫrmungandr (see Jörmungandr), the son of Loki.... [more]
Ormstein m Faroese
Younger form of Ormsteinn.
Ormur m Faroese, Icelandic
Faroese and Icelandic form of Ormr.
Örn m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Swedish
Old (West) Norse name meaning "eagle", also found as a byname. It coincides with the modern Icelandic and Swedish noun örn, also denoting the bird.
Ørn m Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Norwegian and Danish form of Örn.
Örnólfur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ǫrnólfr.
Ørnolvur m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Ǫrnólfr.
Ørnulf m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Ǫrnulfr.
Ørnulv m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Ǫrnulfr.
Orri m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old West Norse byname meaning "black grouse", a type of game bird (Lyrurus tetrix).
Ørvur m Faroese
Faroese form of Orvar.
Ósa f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Osa.
Osa f Danish (Rare)
Short form of names beginning with the element Os-, itself derived from Old Norse óss "god" or ǫss "heathen god".
Osbjørn m Faroese
Faroese variant of Ásbjørn.
Oselie f Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant of Åselie. In some cases, however, it may have been a borrowing of the stage name of the Norwegian opera singer Gina Oselio (Ingeborg Mathilde Laura Aas, 1858-1937), who had based it on the Norwegian surname Aas.
Ósk f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Directly taken from Old Norse ósk "wish".
Oskara f Swedish (Archaic)
Feminine form of Oskar.
Ósklín f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse elements ósk "wish" and lín "flax; linen; linen garment, linen gear".
Osla f Faroese, Scots (Archaic)
Faroese variant and Shetlandic Scots adoption of Ásla. As a Shetlandic name, Osla was usually Anglicized as Ursula.
Oslakur m Faroese
Faroese variant of Áslakur.
Ösp f Icelandic
From Old Norse ǫsp meaning "aspen tree".
Osse m Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Finnish and Swedish form of Hosea.
Össur m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Assar.
Øssur m Faroese
Faroese form of Assar.
Öste m Swedish
Swedish form of Auste or variant of Östen.
Østein m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Øystein.
Østine f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Østen.
Osulf m Medieval English, Medieval, Icelandic (Archaic), English (Archaic), Old Swedish, Medieval French
Old English ōs, Old Icelandic áss, óss "god" + Old English wulf, Old Icelandic úlfr "wolf".... [more]
Ósvífr m Icelandic
Old Norse variant form of Úsvífr, a combination of svífr = "to swerve, drift" with the negative prefix U.
Oswi m Icelandic (Archaic), Old Saxon, Old High German, Medieval English, Medieval
Old Icelandic áss, óss, Old English ōs "god" + Old Saxon, Old English wig, Old High German wīc "war, battle".
Othelius m Norwegian
A Norwegian name derived from the female name Otelie, a form of Otilie, which comes from Odila, a pet form of Oda, which means 'prosperity, fortune, riches'.
Óðin m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Óðinn.
Óðný f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of óðr 'furious, eager, mad and 'new'.
Otri m Icelandic
Variant of Otur.
Otta f Scandinavian
Feminine form of Otto, or a short form of Ottilia (perhaps modeled on the earlier Lotta)... [more]
Ottar m Old Danish, Old Swedish, Norwegian, Faroese, Swedish (Rare), Manx (Archaic)
Younger form of Óttarr which was also used on the Isle of Man.
Óttarr m Icelandic, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of Old Norse ótti "terror, fear" and herr "army". In Norse Mythology, Óttar is a protégé of the goddess Freyja.
Otte m Dutch, Danish
Variant of Otto.... [more]
Otti m Icelandic, English
Variant of Otto.
Ottomine f Danish (Archaic)
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of Otto, using the popular name suffix mine (see Mina; possibly modeled on Ottoline).
Ottonia f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Otto.
Otur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Otr.
Ova f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ove as well as a contracted form of Olova.
Ovedia f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ove as well as a variant of Ovidia.
Øven m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Even.
Oven m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Augen.
Over m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Ǫlvér.
Owe m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Ove.
Øybjørg f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Øyborg.
Oydis f Faroese
Faroese form of Øydís.
Øyfrid f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of ey "island" and fríðr "beautiful".
Oygló f Faroese
Faroese form of Eygló.
Øyjolf m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Eyjólfur.
Øylaug f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Eylaug.
Oyleivur m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Øylæifr.
Oyleyg f Faroese
Faroese form of Eylaug.
Øyrun f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Eyrún.
Oystan m Faroese
Faroese variant of Oystein.
Oystein m Faroese
Faroese younger form of Øystæinn.
Øyunn f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
Øyvard m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of ey "island" and vǫrðr "guard".