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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Vårny f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish combination of vár "spring" and nýr "new, fresh".
Vårrull f Norwegian
A newly constructed girl's name used in Norway. The first known person to carry this name was born in 2012, as reported by online news media. The literal meaning of the name is "spring roll", derived from the East Asian and Southeast Asian dish.
Varða f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Varda.
Vaste m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic)
Short form of Old Swedish names ending in -vast (see Fasti).
Vatnar m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Vatnarr.
Vebjørn m Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Vébjörn.
Védís f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of "home, temple; devoted" and dís "goddess; wise woman".
Vedis f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Védís.
Végarður m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Végarðr (see Vegard).
Veig f Icelandic
Variant of Veiga.
Veiga f Icelandic
Short form of Old Norse names containing the name element veig "power, strength".
Veigar m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of veig "power", "strength" and herr "army".
Veigur m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic masculine form of Veiga.
Veine m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Väinö.
Vejne m Swedish
Variant of Veine.
Velaug f Norwegian
Younger form of Vélaug.
Vélaugur m Icelandic
Icelandic masculine form of Vélaug.
Velgjerd f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Valgjerd.
Vemund m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Modern Norwegian and Swedish form of Vémundr.
Vémundur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Vémundr.
Véný f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Rare)
Ancient Scandinavian and Icelandic name with the combination of "home" and nyr "new".
Veny f Norwegian, Swedish
Younger form of Véný.
Verald m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Veraldr.
Verónika f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic variant of Veróníka.
Vesla f Norwegian (Rare)
Directly taken from Norwegian vesle "little".
Vésteinn m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of Old Norse "temple, sanctuary" and steinn "stone".
Vestmar m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Vestmarr.
Vestmaður m Icelandic (Archaic)
Icelandic modern form of Vestmaðr.
Vetrarrós f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic combination of vetr "winter" and rós "rose".
Veturliði m Faroese, Icelandic
Icelandic and Faroese modern form of Vetrliði.
Via f & m Hungarian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, English (American, Modern)
This is used in Scandinavia and HUngaria as a short form of Olivia/Olívia, Sylvia/Szilvia, Viviána, and other names ending with the same sound (compare Vivi)... [more]
Vibe f Danish
Variant of Wiebe or taken directly from Danish vibe meaning "northern lapwig" (a type of bird native to Europe).
Vibs f Danish
Danish diminutive of Vibeke.
Vibse f Danish
Variant of Vibs.
Vickan f Swedish
Diminutive of Viktoria.
Vicke m & f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Victor or Victoria.
Vicktor m Swedish
Variant of Viktor.
Victoría f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Victoria.
Vida f Swedish (Modern), Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Vide or short form Arvida, Alvida, or other names ending with -vida.
Vidkunn m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Víðkunnr.
Vidunn f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of viðr "forest", "wood", "tree" and unnr "wave" or a combination of víðr "wide", "large", "extensive" and unnr "wave".
Víf f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
From Old Norse víf meaning "wife, woman".
Vífill m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse word vefa meaning "to weave".
Vigbjörn m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish modern form of Vighbiorn.
Vígdögg f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic name with the combination of víg "fight, battle" and dǫgg "dew, wetness".
Vigfús m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese younger form of Vígfúss.
Vigg m Swedish
Diminutive of Vigge and Viggo.
Vigge m Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Derived from the Old (West) Norse name Vígi, a short form of other masculine names containing the element víg "war, battle". (The name Vígi belonged to one of King Ólafr Tryggvasson's hounds.) As a Swedish name it is sometimes used as a diminutive of Viktor, and can also be inspired by the word vigg meaning "lightning".
Viggó m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Viggo.
Víggrímur m Faroese
Faroese combination of víg "fight", "battle" and grímr "person wearing a mask".
Víggunnur f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of víg "fight, battle" and gunnr "battle, fight".
Vighild f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of vígr "in fighting condition, able to fight" and hildr "battle, fight".
Vigita f Lithuanian (Rare), Scandinavian
Old Norse element víg meaning "war, battle".
Vigmund m Old Swedish, Norwegian
Old Swedish and Norwegian form of Vígmundr.
Vígmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Vígmundr.
Vignir m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Vígnir.
Vigo m Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Croatian, Dutch (Modern), Galician
Croatian and Galician form and Swedish and Danish variant of Viggo as well as a Dutch borrowing of the Scandinavian name.
Vigor m Croatian, Serbian, Italian, French, Swedish
From Latin vigor meaning ''liveliness, activity, power, strength''.
Vígþór m Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of víg "battle, fight" and þórr "thunder".
Vigur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Vígr.
Víkingur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Víkingr.
Viktoría f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Victoria.
Vilbergur m Icelandic, Faroese
Masculine form of Vilborg.
Vilbogi m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of vil "will, desire" and bogi "bow".
Vilborg f Icelandic
Nordic form of Wilburg.
Vilda f Swedish
Short form of Alvilda. It is also associated with the Swedish vocabulary word meaning "wild one(s)" (Danish and Norwegian vilde).
Vilde m Swedish (Modern)
From Swedish vild meaning "wild, untamed".
Vildís f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse elements vil(i) "will, desire" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Vildred f Norwegian
Modern coinage taken from Vilhelm and the feminine ending -(f)rid.
Vilgerd f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Vilgerðr.
Vilgerð f Faroese
Faroese form of Vilgerðr.
Vilgot m Swedish
Combination of Old Norse name elements vil, vili meaning "will, desire" and probably góðr "good". Despite its Norse elements, this name is a relatively modern creation first used in the 19th century.
Vilhelmína f Icelandic, Slovak (Archaic)
Icelandic and Slovak form of Wilhelmina.
Vilhelmine f Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Danish and Norwegian form of Wilhelmine.
Viljen m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Vilhelm.
Villemo f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Literature
This name was first used by the Swedish writer August Strindberg (1849-1912) for one of his poems. He may have based it on the names Vellamo or Wilhelma, or perhaps he combined the Old Norse name element vil, vili "will, desire" with Scandinavian mor "mother" (compare Lillemor, Moa).
Villimey f Icelandic (Modern)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements vil(i) "will, desire" and mǣr "little girl; virgin, unmarried girl" or mær "daughter" or mėy "girl".
Villy m & f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of Willy, predominantly used by men.
Vilný f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of vil "will, desire" and "new".
Vimar m Swedish
Swedish form of Vígmarr.
Vimund m Old Swedish, Swedish
Old Swedish form of Vímundr.
Vinbjörg f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of vinr "friend" and bjarga "help, save, rescue".
Vinca f English (Rare), French (Rare), Danish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Derived from vinca, the Latin name for the "periwinkle", ultimately from Latin vincio "to bind".... [more]
Vineke f Danish
Nordic form of Wineke.
Vinifred f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish adoption of Winifred.
Vinjar m Norwegian
Either derived from of Old Norse vinr "friend" and herr "army" or based on place names that contains the Old Norse element vin "meadow, pasture".
Vinný f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese variant of Winnie.
Vinsi m Faroese
Faroese form of Vincentius.
Vinter m & f Old Swedish, Swedish (Modern, Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Old Swedish form of Vetr meaning "winter" as well as the modern Scandinavian word for "winter" (see Winter).
Vinterny f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Swedish vinter "winter" and ny "new".
Viol f Danish
Short form of Viola.
Víóla f Icelandic (Modern), Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Viola.
Violett f English (Modern), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Hungarian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
English variant and Swedish form of Violet as well as a Hungarian borrowing of French Violette. This name coincides with the Swedish word violett "purple (the color)".
Viran f Swedish (Rare)
Diminutive of Elvira.
Virgill m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Virgil.
Virginía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Virginia.
Virvla f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Directly taken from the Swedish word virvla "to swirl; to whirl".
Viðja f Icelandic
Directly taken from Old Norse viðja "withy".
Viðjar m Icelandic
Possibly a masculine form of Viðja.
Vivan f Swedish
Diminutive of Viveka and Vivianne.
Vivette f French (Rare), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Possibly a diminutive form of Vivienne (see also Viviette), but it could also be an independent name that is ultimately derived from Latin vivus "alive" or Latin vividus "full of life, lively, spirited".
Vivica f English (Rare), Swedish (Rare), German (Modern, Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Viveca. A famous bearer is actress Vivica Fox.
Vívil m Faroese (Modern)
Faroese modern form of Vífill.
Vök f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
From the Icelandic word vök, referring to a hole or opening in the ice (a polynya) or a break or opening in clouds.
Volger m Swedish
Variant of Wolfger or Volker.
Volter m Finnish, Swedish (Rare)
A variant of Wolter.... [more]
Von f Icelandic (Modern)
Derived from Old Norse vón "hope; expectation".
Vónbjartur m Faroese
Masculine form of Vónbjørt.
Vónbjørt f Faroese
Faroese combination of vón "hope", "expectation" and bjartr "light, shining".
Voney f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of ván "hope, expectation, prospect" and ey "good fortune" or "island".
Vopni m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Vápni.
Vordís f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Várdis.
Vorm m Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian
Danish dialectal form of Ormr.
Vrold m Norwegian (Archaic)
Dialectal variant of Roald.
Wåge m Swedish
Variant of Våge.
Wagn m Danish
Variant of Vagn.
Wagna f Danish
Variant of Vagna.
Wanja f & m Scandinavian, German
German variant of Vanya, a Russian diminutive of either Ivan or Ivanna. This is also used in Scandinavia (see Vanja), where it is primarily feminine.
Weine m Swedish
Variant of Veine.
Weiron m Swedish (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning.
Wermund m Ancient Germanic, Norwegian
Possibly composed of the elements wer "true" and mund "protector".
Wibeke f Norwegian
Feminine form of Wiebe.
Wilgot m Swedish
Variant of Vilgot.
Williot m Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Probably a blend of any name starting with the Germanic element wil (like William or Vilgot), and Elliot
Witigis m Polish, Swedish (Archaic)
Polish and Swedish form of Witiges.
Witterik m Dutch, Norwegian
Dutch and Norwegian form of Witeric.
Wynja f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Allegedly derived from the rune ᚹ (equivalent to Old English Ƿ (wynn) and Gothic � (winja)). The rune is associated with the words joy and bliss, probably because the name of the rune is ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *wunjō "joy, delight".
Yelva f Danish, Theatre
Danish adoption of a short form of the Russian name Yelizaveta. ... [more]
Yenni f Finnish, Swedish
Variant of Jenni.
Ylja f Icelandic (Rare)
Directly taken from Old Norse ylja "to warm, to heat".
Ylur m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Means "warmth" in Icelandic.
Ylvali f Swedish (Modern)
Combination of Ylva and the popular name suffix -li (compare Novalie).
Ylwa f Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Ylva.
Ymbjørg f Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Ingeborg.
Ýmir m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ymir.
Yngvil f Norwegian
Variant of Ingvild.
Yngvör f Icelandic
Modern Icelandic form of Yngvǫr.
Yngvor f Swedish
Modern Swedish form of Yngvǫr.
Yngwie m Swedish (Rare)
Likely an anglicized form of Yngve, used by Swedish musician Yngwie Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck in 1963).
Ynja f Icelandic
Directly taken from Old Norse ynja "female animal, she-animal".
Ynwa f Norwegian (Modern, Rare)
An acronym for You Never Walk Alone, the motto of F.C. Liverpool.
Yohanna f Amharic, Swedish (Rare), Nigerian (Rare), Various
Amharic form of Johanna as well as a variant in other languages. In Amharic, this makes it the feminine form of Yohannes.
Ýr f Icelandic, Faroese
Directly taken from Old Norse ýr "yew tree; bow".
Ýrar m Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic name elements œrr "mad, furious, wild" and herr "army".
Yrja f Icelandic, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Yrjan and Yrjar as well as a variant of Irja as well as a derivation from Old Norse yrja "drizzling rain".
Yrjan m Norwegian, Swedish
Younger form of Yrian.
Yrkill m Icelandic
Meaning unknown, though it may be related to Old Norse yrkja meaning "work".
Yrla f Popular Culture, Swedish
Fictional name invented by the Swedish screenwriter Christina Herrström for the TV series Ebba och Didrik (1990). According to Christina Herrström, the name is a combination of the Swedish vocabulary words yra and virvla, both meaning "to whirl".
Ýrr f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
From Old Norse œrr meaning "mad, furious, wild".
Yrsa f Ancient Scandinavian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese
Of unknown meaning. Theories include a derivation from an Ancient Norse word for "she-bear" with the same roots as Latin ursa (compare Ursula, which used to be used as a Latinization of Yrsa), even though this seems rather unlikely... [more]
Yrse f Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Yrsa.
Yrsi f Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Yrsa.
Ystein m Norwegian (Archaic)
Former Norwegian dialectal variant of Øystein.
Ysten m Norwegian (Archaic)
Dialectal variant of Øystein.
Yutte f Danish (Rare, ?)
Anglicized form of Jytte in the case of Danish-born actress Yutte Stensgaard (1946-), whose birth name was Jytte.
Zabina f Swedish, Danish
Variant of Sabina.
Zachris m Swedish, Finnish
Short form of Zacharias.
Zackarias m Swedish
Swedish variant of Zacharias.
Zakaría m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Zakaria.
Zakarías m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Zacharias.
Zakris m Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Swedish short form of Zakarias.
Zäta m & f Swedish (Rare)
From the Swedish name for the letter Z. Often a nickname for someone whose name (either first or last) start with Z, it is sometimes used as a given name in its own right.
Zebina f Danish (Rare)
Either a variant of Sebina or a feminine form of Zebulon.
Zerlina f Literature, Theatre, Yiddish (Rare, Archaic), Danish, German (Rare)
The name of a character in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' (1787), to an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, which was based on the legend of Don Juan.... [more]
Zitta f Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Zita.
Zophia f English (Modern, Rare), Danish (Modern, Rare), Polish (Archaic)
English and Danish variant of Sophia as well as an archaic Polish variant of Zofia.
Zophonías m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Sophonias.