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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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".
Oyvindur m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Øyvindr.
Øyvine f Norwegian
Female form of Øyvind (see Eyvindr).
Oyvør f Faroese (Rare)
Faroese form of Eyvǫr.
Paal m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Paul.
Pætur m Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Pétr.
Pálfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Paulfrid.
Pálína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Paulina.
Påline f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine form of Paul.
Pállfríða f Faroese
Faroese form of Paulfrid.
Palli m Faroese
Faroese form of Palle.
Pálma f Faroese
Faroese variant of Palma.
Palme m Norwegian
Variant of Pálmi.
Pálmey f Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of Paul and mær "daughter" or Palma and ey "island".
Pálmfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of palma "palm tree" and fríðr "beautiful".
Pálmi m Icelandic
Variant of Palni as well as a masculine form of Palma.
Palmina f Italian, Swedish
Diminutive of Palma.
Pálrún f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of Páll and rún "secret".
Parel m Norwegian (Archaic)
Form of Parelius removing the -ius suffix.
Parelius m Norwegian (Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Parelius.
París f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Paris.
Pärla f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Directly taken from Swedish pärla "pearl" and thus a Swedish cognate of Pearl.
Patrek m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Patrick. Known from the village Patreksfjörður (Patricks Fjord) in Iceland.
Patrekur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Patrekr.
Patric m French, Swedish, Manx, Provençal
French, Swedish and Manx variant of Patrick as well as the Provençal form of this name.
Pátrikur m Faroese
Faroese form of Patrick.
Patrisía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Patricia.
Paulfrid f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of Paul and fríðr "beautiful".
Pedró m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Pedro.
Peik m Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from Finnish peikko "troll" or poika "boy" (the Swedish word for boy, pojke, is derived from the Finnish word). The name appears in folk tales in the Swedish-speaking parts of Finland.... [more]
Penetta f Norwegian (Archaic)
Feminine form of Per using the popular suffix netta, found in such names as Annette and Jeanette.
Peo m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Per-Olof and other names with the initials P and O.
Peolive f Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of Per and Oliv.
Peppe m Swedish
Diminutive of Per and Peter.
Perdis f Norwegian
Norwegian combination of Per and dís "goddess".
Pergot f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of Per and got (from names like Ågot).
Pernelius m Norwegian
Masculine form of Pernelle.
Petrea f & m English, Romanian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Elaborated form of Petra and Romanian variant of Petre.
Petrína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Petrina.
Petrónella f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Petronella.
Petrún f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of Pétur and rún "secret".
Petsy f Faroese
Variant of Patsy.
Pi f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Either a variant of Py or a diminutive of names containing or starting with pi.
Pialotta f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Pia and Lotta.
Piere m Swedish
Variant of Pierre.
Píl f Faroese
Derived from Faroese pílur "willow tree".
Pil f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Píl.... [more]
Pilou m Danish (Rare)
French diminutive of Philip.
Pjär m Swedish
Variant of Pierre.
Pjetur m Icelandic
Icelandic variant spelling of Pétur.
Pólina f Faroese
Faroese variant of Poulina.
Porfyr m Danish
Danish form of Porphyrios (see Porfirio).
Pouline f Danish
Variant of Pauline.
Povline f Danish (Rare)
Variant of Pouline. Famous bearer is Povline Lütken (6 May 1893 - 30 December 1977), Danish writer.
Pría f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Priya.
Prinsessa f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "princess" in Swedish.
Prior m Danish (Rare)
Ecclesiastical title, derived from the Latin adjective for "earlier, first".
Punkt m Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Means "full stop, point, dot" in Swedish (from Latin punctum). This name was traditionally given to ensure that its bearer would be his (or her?) parents' last child.
Putte m Swedish
Often used as a diminutive of Patrik.
Py f Swedish
Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from Swedish pyre "small child, tot".
Qvintinus m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish variant of Quintinus.
Qvintus m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish variant of Quintus.
Rådgärd f Swedish (Rare)
Modern Swedish form of Radhgärdh.
Rådgjerd f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ráðgerðr.
Rådgjerda f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Rådgjerd.
Rådgrid f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Ráðgríðr.
Rådmund m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ráðmundr.
Rådny f Norwegian, Swedish
Younger form of Ráðný.
Radny f Swedish
Swedish form of Ráðný.
Rafn m Icelandic, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hrafn.
Rafney f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Hrafney.
Rafnhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Rafnhildr.
Rafnkell m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Hrafnkell.
Ragge m Old Swedish, Swedish
Old Swedish form of Raggi or Swedish diminutive of Ragnar.
Råggierd f Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Swedish former (until the 18th century) dialectal variant of Radhgärdh.
Rågiähl f Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Swedish former (until the 18th century) dialectal variant of Radhgärdh.
Rågierd f Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Swedish former (until the 18th century) dialectal variant of Radhgärdh.
Ragnard m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Scandinavian form of Reynard.
Ragnborg f Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian
Combination of regin "advise, decision, might, power (of the gods)" and bjǫrg "help, deliverance".
Ragne f Norwegian (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Norwegian variant and Estonian form of Ragna.
Ragnfríð f Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Ragnfríðr.
Ragnfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ragnfríðr.
Ragnheid f Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Ragnheiðr.
Ragni f Norwegian, Swedish
Short form of Ragnhild.
Ragnor m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian name with the combination of regin "advise", "decision", "might", "power" and norðr "north".
Ragnvaldur m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Ragnvaldr.
Ragnvi f Old Swedish, Swedish
Old Swedish form of Ragnví.
Ragnvør f Faroese
Faroese younger form of Ragnvǫr.
Ragnvor f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ragnvǫr.
Ragnvy f Swedish
Swedish variant of Ragnvi.
Ragúel m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Raguel.
Raiår m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Reidar.
Rakul f Faroese
Faroese form of Rachel.
Ralff m Danish
Variant of Ralf.
Rambor f Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish dialectal variant of Ramborg used until the 19th century.
Ramborg f Norwegian, Swedish
Younger variant of Ragnborg.
Rammfre f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish dialectal variant of Ramfrid.
Rammfrö f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish dialectal variant of Ramfrid.
Rán f Norse Mythology, Astronomy, Icelandic
Of uncertain etymology. It could be derived from Old Norse rán "robberty, theft" or rámr "hoarse". In Norse mythology, Rán is a sea goddess and ruler of the dead at the bottom of the sea... [more]
Randarsól f Faroese
Combination of the Old Norse name elements rǫnd "shield; rim, edge (of a shield)" and sól "sun".
Randvi f Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Old Swedish and younger form of Randví.
Rangela f Swedish (Rare)
Younger form of Ragnhilda traditionally found in the western parts of Sweden.
Rani m & f Faroese, Old Danish
Faroese and Old Danish form of Hrani.
Rannvá f Faroese
Faroese form of Rannveig.
Rannveig f Ancient Scandinavian, Danish (Rare), Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
The first element of this name is either derived from Old Norse regin or rögn "advice", or from Old Norse rann "house." The second element is derived from Old Norse veig "strength".
Rannvør f Faroese
Combination of the Old Norse name elements rann "house" and vár "spring (the season); woman (in a poetic context); truth".
Ranstein m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian combination of rann "house" and steinn "stone".
Raonull m Scandinavian (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse Rögnvaldr, Røgnvaldr, Rǫgnvaldr. Possibly related to Raghnall, Ronald or Reynold.
Rara f Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Swedish rar meaning "sweet, dear, cute, nice", originally "rare" (and ultimately from Latin rarus "thinly sown"). It was first used as a Swedish name in the 19th century (more precisely, 1862).
Rasmia f Scandinavian
Feminine form of Rasmus.
Rasmine f Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic)
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of Rasmus. However, in Denmark, Rasmine has been used as a term for domineering, despotic, tyrannical, bossy women.
Ráðgeir m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ráðgeirr.
Ráðhildur f Icelandic
Derived from Icelandic ráð "advise", "counsel", "decision" and hildr "battle", "fight".
Ráðný f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Germanic name elements ráð "advise, counsel, decision" and "new moon, waxing moon". This is the name of a character in the Old Norse poem Sólarljóð ("song of the sun").
Ráðvarður m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ráðvarðr.
Ravn m Norwegian, Danish
Modern Norwegian and Danish form of Hrafn.
Ravnhild f Faroese, Norwegian (Archaic)
Younger form of Hrafnhildr as well as a Faroese variant form of Ragnhild.
Redar m Swedish
Swedish younger form of Redhar.
Regína f Icelandic, Slovak (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Icelandic form and Slovak and Czech variant of Regina.
Reginbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Ragnbjörg.
Regitza f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Richiza.
Regnar m Danish
Danish variant of Regner.
Regner m Old Danish, Danish
Old Danish and Danish form of Ragnarr.
Reiår m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Reidar.
Reidmar m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian and Swedish form of Hreiðrmarr.
Reidulf m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Hræiðulfr.
Reiel m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Reidulf.
Reifnir m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from reifir ("giver, helper"). This is the name of a sea-king in Norse mythology.
Rein f Swedish
Short form of German names beginning with Rein-, short form of Nordic names beginning with Hrein-, or short form of Nordic names beginning with Reyn-.
Reinaldur m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Reinaldr.
Reinar m Scandinavian, Faroese
Scandinavian form of Reiner and Faroese form of Reinhard.
Reiðar m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Hreiðarr.
Reiulf m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Reidulf.
Rejar m Norwegian
Norwegian variant form of Reidar.
Rekål m Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Former Swedish dialectal variant of Rikard.
Remi m & f Scandinavian, English
Nordic form of Rémi and English variant of Remy.
Rena f Estonian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
Estonian short form of both Irena and Renate and Scandinavian and German short form of Renate and Renata as well as a short form of names beginning with the element regin or ending in -rena... [more]
Renja f Swedish
Swedish transcription of Renya.
Revna f Faroese (Rare)
Faroese form of Hrefna.
Reykdal m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic combination of reykur "smoke" and dalr "dale, valley".
Reyn f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Rein.
Reynar m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Reinar.
Reyndís f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ragndis as well as a combination of the Old Norse name elements reynir "rowan (tree)" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Reynhildur f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Reinhild or a combination of reynir "rowan (tree)" and hildr "battle, fight".
Reynir m Icelandic
Taken directly from Icelandic and Old Norse reynir meaning "rowan, mountain ash".
Reyr m Icelandic
From Icelandic reyr meaning 'sweet vernal grass'.
Reyður m Faroese
Means "red" in Faroese.
Riborg f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Rigborg. The first element is either from Old Norse ríki "empire, kingdom" or ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich, mighty". The second element is from either Old Norse bjarga "to help, save", or bjǫrg "help", or from borg "castle, fortification"... [more]
Richarður m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Richard.
Rie f Dutch, Danish, Limburgish
Dutch, Danish and Limburgish short form of Maria and Marie.
Rig m Swedish
Short form of names containing the name element RIK or a Swedish form of Rex.
Ríkarður m Icelandic
Icelandic modern form of Rikarðr.
Rikharð m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Ríkharður.
Ríkharður m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Rikarðr.
Rín f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rina.
Rind f Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of Vrindr.
Ringborg f & m Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ring "ring" and borg "fortification, castle".
Ringhild f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish name with the combination of hringr "ring" and hildr "battle, fight". It might have been influenced by Inghild and Ragnhild.
Ringvor f Swedish
Swedish name with the combination of hringr "ring (piece of jewelry)" and vár "spring". It might have been influenced by Ingvor and Ragnvor.
Ríó m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rio.
Risa f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form for Richiza and names that end in ris, risa, or rise.
Rise f Danish
Short form of Regitze.
Riselille f Danish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Rise, using the Danish word lille "little" (compare Lill).
Ríta f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rita.
Riulf m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Reidulf.
Riulv m Norwegian
Variant of Riulf.
f Faroese (Modern)
Directly taken from Faroese "calm, tranquility; peace; quiet; rest".
Róa f Faroese
Variant of Róða.
Róar m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Hróarr.
Robban m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Robert.
Robbin m & f Swedish, English
Variant of Robin.
Rodgjerd f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger variant of Ráðgerðr.
Rodmund m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Hróðmundr.
Rodmundur m Faroese
Faroese younger form of Hróðmundr.
Rodrik m Swedish (Rare), Popular Culture
Swedish form of Roderick. A notable bearer is Ser Rodrik Cassel from HBO's ever-popular TV show 'Game of Thrones'.
Roel m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish dialectal form of Roald.
Röfn f Icelandic (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It may be from Icelandic röfn "broken, severed" or a feminine form of Hrafn.
Rogerd f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger variant of Ráðgerðr.
Rögnvaldur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ragnvaldr.
Rói m Ancient Scandinavian, Faroese
Old Norse variant and Faroese form of Hrói.
Róin m Faroese
Faroese masculine form of .
Roine m & f Swedish, Finnish (Rare)
From the name of a lake in Häme, Finland. There are theories on the origin of this name, it could've come from Germanic hreini meaning "clean, clear" or from Pre-Germanic/Baltic *kroinis meaning "clean"... [more]
Rökkva f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Rökkvi.
Rökkvi m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Rǫkkvi.
Rókur m Faroese
Faroese younger form of Hrókr.
Róland m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Roland.
Rólant m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese variant of Róland.
Rolle m Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
A pet form of names containing the name element Hrod-, for example Rolf.
Róman m Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Kashubian
Icelandic and Kashubian form of Roman.
Rómeó m Icelandic, Hungarian
Icelandic and Hungarian form of Romeo.
Romund m Old Swedish, Norwegian
Old Swedish and Norwegian form of Hrómundr.
Rómundur m Faroese
Faroese younger form of Rómundr.
Ronia f Literature, English, Swedish
Variant of Ronja used in the English translation of Swedish children's book 'Ronja Rövardotter' ('Ronia the Robber's Daughter') by Astrid Lindgren.
Rønnaug f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine variant of the given name Rannveig.
Rora f English, Swedish
Short form of Aurora. In Sweden its earliest documented usage is 1889.
Rós f Irish, Icelandic
Means "rose" in Irish and Icelandic.
Rósa f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Rose.
Rósalind f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rosalind.
Rósanna f Icelandic
Icelandic adoption of Rosanna.
Rósar m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of rós "rose" and herr "army".
Rósberg m Icelandic
Masculine form of Rósbjörg.
Rósbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of rós "rose" and bjarga "to help, save, rescue".
Rósborg f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Rósbjörg.
Róselía f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Rosalia.
Roselil f Danish, English
A Danish name occasionally used in English speaking countries as a contraction of Rose and Lily.... [more]
Rosemaj f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Swedish ros "rose" and Maj as well as a diminutive of Rosemarie.
Rósenberg m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Rósberg.
Rosenkrans m & f Danish (Rare)
Nordic form of the German surname Rosenkranz meaning "rosary".
Rósey f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements rós "rose" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").