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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Ásgerður f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ásgærðr.
Åsgjerd f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ásgærðr.
Asgrim m Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Old Swedish and Norwegian form of Ásgrímr.
Ásgrímur m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese younger form of Ásgrímr.
Áshild f Faroese
Faroese form of Áshildr.
Áshildur f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Áshildr.
Áshjálmur m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Anselm.
Ási m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Short form of names beginning with the name element Ás- "(heathen) god".
Aska f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
A modern coinage which is considered both a feminine form of Aske and Ask as well as a direct adoption of the noun aska "ash; cinder".
Askar m Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse elements askr "ash tree" and arr "warrior".
Askbjörn m Swedish (Modern)
Swedish name with the combination of askr "ash tree" and bjǫrn "bear".
Aske m Frisian, Danish
Frisian short form of names containing the name element ASK and Frisian short form of names containing the name element AS.
Asker m Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Newer form of Ask or Ásgeirr.
Askja f Icelandic (Modern)
Directly taken from Icelandic askja "little box; caldera (of a vulcano)". The name is also related to the Old Norse name element askr "ash tree".
Askjell m Norwegian
More modern form of Ásketill.
Askur m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Ask.
Ásla f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese short form of Áslaug and Ásleyg.
Aslak m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Old Swedish, Finnish
Younger form of Áslákr, derived from Old Norse áss "god" and leikr "game, play".
Áslákur m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Áslákr.
Áslakur m Faroese
Faroese younger form of Áslákr.
Åslaug f Norwegian
Variant of Aslaug.
Áslaugur m Icelandic
Icelandic masculine form of Áslaug.
Asle m Norwegian
Variant of Atle or Asleiv.
Åsleik m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Áslæikr.
Åsleiv m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Asleiv.
Asleiv m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ásleifr.
Ásleyg f Faroese
Faroese younger form of Áslaug.
Asli m Medieval English, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of Áslæifr.
Asma f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Asmus.
Ásmar m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Ásmarr.
Asmine f Danish
Feminine form of Asmus, a Danish (South Jutlandic) short form of Erasmus.
Asmus m Danish, Low German, Estonian (Archaic)
Low German short form of Erasmus. Asmus has also seen usage in Denmark from at least the 15th century onward, predominantly in Southern Jutland (Sønderjylland).
Åsne f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Åsny. A famous bearer is Åsne Guldahl Seierstad, Norwegian journalist and writer, (1970- ).
Ásný f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and "new".
Åsny f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Ásný.
Asny f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Åsny.
Ásrós f Icelandic
Altered form of Ástrós, from the Old Norse name element áss "god" combined with Icelandic rós "rose" (from Latin rosa).
Ásrún f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Asrun.
Asrun f Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the Germanic elements as "god" and run "secret"
Assar m Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
From the proto-Norse byname *AndswaruR meaning "he who answers".
Assarina f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Assar.
Ássvein m Faroese
Faroese combination of áss "god" and sveinn "boy".
Ást f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Ásta, although folk etymology likes to connect this name to Icelandic ást "love".
Ástbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Ásbjörg.
Ástdís f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Ásdís.
Åste f Norwegian
Variant of Åsta.
Åstein m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Øystein.
Ástfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Ástríður.
Ástgeir m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic variant of Ásgeir.
Ástgerður f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic variant of Ásgerður.
Ástheiður f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic form of the Old Norse name Ásheiðr or Ǣshæiðr, which was derived from the elements áss "god" and heiðr "brightness" (compare Ragnheiðr; alternatively, the element heiðr could have meant "heath, field" (compare Heidrun) or "honour")... [more]
Ásthild f Faroese
Variant of Áshild.
Asthild f Swedish (Rare)
Newly created name inspired by Astrid.
Ásthildur f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Áshildr.
Ásþór m Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor).
Ástmar m Icelandic
Variant of Ásmar.
Ástráður m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ástráðr.
Astrine f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Astrid.
Ástrið f Faroese
Faroese younger form of Ástríðr.
Astrið f Faroese
Variant of Ástrið.
Ástrós f Icelandic
Derived from Icelandic ást meaning "affection, love, devotion" and rós "rose". This is a modern coinage, perhaps inspired by the similar name Ástríður (the Icelandic form of Ástríðr), in which the first element is a form of Old Norse áss "god", which in proper names becomes Ást- when it precedes the liquid r (this according to the Viking Answer Lady).
Ástþór m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Ásþór.
Ástþóra f Icelandic
Feminine form of Ástþór.
Ástvar m Icelandic (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ásvarður.
Ástveig f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Åsveig.
Ásvaldur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Ásvaldr.
Ásvar m Faroese
Derived from the Germanic name elements áss "god" and herr "army" or a variant of Ásvarður.
Åsvar m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Åsvard.
Asvar m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Asvard.
Åsvard m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ásvarðr.
Asvard m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Åsvard.
Ásvarður m Faroese (Archaic), Icelandic (Archaic)
Icelandic and Faroese younger form of Ásvarðr.
Åsveig f Norwegian, Swedish
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse áss "god" combined with Old Norse veig "strength".
Asveig f Norwegian
Variant of Åsveig.
Åsvi f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of the Old Norse name Ásví, which was derived from áss "god" combined with an unknown second element, possibly "devoted, dedicated" (from vīgja or vígja "to consecrate (in heathen sense)"; compare Véfreyja).
Ásvör f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Ásvǫr.
Ásvør f Faroese
Faroese form of Ásvǫr.
Atalarik m Croatian, Swedish (Archaic), Norwegian
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athalaric.
Atalía f Icelandic (Modern)
Icelandic form of Athalia.
Atanagild m Catalan, Swedish (Archaic)
Catalan and Swedish form of Athanagild.
Atanarik m Croatian (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
Atene f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), German (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Form of Athena used in several languages.
Aðalbergur m Icelandic
Masculine form of Aðalborg.
Aðalbert m Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and modern Icelandic cognate of Adalbert or Ethelbert. The name is a compound of the Old West Norse elements aðal "nature, disposition" or "noble; foremost, premier" + bjartr "bright" (cf... [more]
Aðalbjörn m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of aðal "noble" and bjǫrn "bear" (Compare Adalbero).
Aðalbjört f Icelandic
An Icelandic name with the combination of aðal "noble" and bjartr "light, shining".
Aðalborg f Faroese, Icelandic
Icelandic and Faroese form of Adalburg.
Aðaldís f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic combination of aðal "noble" dís "goddess".
Aðalfríður f Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from Icelandic aðal "noble" and fríðr "beautiful".
Aðalgeir m Faroese, Icelandic
Icelandic and Faroese form of Æðelgár.
Aðalheiður f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Adelheid.
Aðallín f Faroese
Combination of the Old Norse name elements aðal "noble; kind; nature; yard, inheritance, property" and lín "flax; linen; linen garment, linen gear".
Aðalráður m Icelandic (Rare, Archaic)
Derived from Icelandic aðal "noble" and ráð "advise", "counsel", "decision".
Aðalrós f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the Germanic elements aðal "noble" and rós "rose".
Aðalstein m Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Aðalsteinn.
Aðalsteina f Icelandic
Feminine form of Aðalsteinn.
Aðalsteinunn f Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble", steinn "stone" and unnr "wave"... [more]
Athanarik m Dutch, Norwegian
Dutch and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
Aþena f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Athena. Currently popular in Iceland.
Aðólf m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Adolf.
Atla f Norse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Atli. In Norse mythology, Atla is one of the nine mothers of Heimdallr.
Atti f Swedish (Rare)
Pet form of Astrid as well as a Swedish and Finnish variant of Atta.
Audar m Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and arr "warrior".
Audbjørn m Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and bjǫrn "bear".
Auden m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant form of the (masculine) name Audun.
Audfinn m Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
Audgar m Norwegian
Variant of Audgard. This was the middle name of comedian and actor Åsleik Engmark (1965-2017).
Audgard m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Auðgarðr.
Audgeir m Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and geirr "spear".
Audgrim m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Auðgrímr.
Audgunn f Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Auðguðr.
Audmund m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and mundr "protector".
Audrun f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Auðrún.
Audstein m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and steinn "stone".
Audulv m Norwegian
Norwegian modern form of Auðulfr.
Audun m Norwegian
Younger form of Auðun.
Audvald m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and valdr "power, leader, ruler".
Audvard m Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian name with the combination of auðr "prosperity", "fortune", "riches" and vǫrðr "guard".
Audvin m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and vinr "friend".
Auer m Norwegian (Archaic)
Dialectal form of Alver recorded in the Telemark and Agder regions.
Augen m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Augun.
Aurelian m History, English, Dutch, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German (Rare), Polish, Lengadocian, Provençal
Form of Aurelianus (see Aureliano). This name was borne by a Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD.
Austar m Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse austr "east" and herr "army".
Auste m Norwegian
Diminutive of names containing the element aust (from austr, "the east").
Austmann m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Austmaðr.
Austri m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Rare), Norse Mythology
From Old Norse austr meaning 'east'. In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf who supports the sky made of Ymir's skull in the east.
Auðar m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Audar.
Auðbergur m Icelandic
Icelandic masculine form of Auðbjörg.
Auðbert m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic masculine form of Auðbjört.
Auðbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Auðbjǫrg.
Auðbjört f Icelandic (Rare, Archaic)
Icelandic combination of auðr "prosperity, fortunate" and bjartr "bright".
Auðgarður m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Auðgarðr.
Auðlín f Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of auðr "prosperity, fortune, riches" and lín "flax, linen, linen garment, linen gear".
Auðný f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of Old Norse auðr meaning "prosperity, fortune" or "fate, destiny" and nýr "new".
Auðólfur m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Auðulfr.
Auðrún f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of auðr "prosperity", "fortune", "riches" and rún "secret".
Auðun m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic variant of Auðin.
Auver m Norwegian
Dialectal variant of Alvér.
Avija f Swedish (Rare)
Variant transcription of Avia.
Axelía f Icelandic (Archaic)
Icelandic form of Axelia.
Axelia f Swedish
Feminine form of Axel.
Axelina f Swedish (Modern)
Swedish feminine form of Axel.
Axelma f Icelandic (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. Current theories include a combination of Axel and Selma.
Axia f English, Swedish (Rare)
Meaning unknown. Maybe derived from Greek άξιος áxios "worthy" or created as a feminine form of Axel.
Ayo f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Possibly from the Spanish word ayo meaning "tutor" or "person who takes care of children". According to another source it might be a Danish form of an Indian name meaning "wonderful".
Ayoe f Danish
Variant of Ayo.
Babben f Norwegian, Swedish
A diminutive of Barbro.
Bænadikt m Faroese
Faroese form of Benedikt.
Bæron m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Byron.
Baldey f Icelandic
Derived from Icelandic baldr "strong, bold, dangerous" and ey "island".
Balki m Medieval English, Norwegian
From Old Norse balkr meaning "ridge of land."
Baltsar m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Balthazar.
Baltzar m Old Swedish, Swedish
Old Swedish form of Baltasar.
Balzer m Romansh, Danish (Archaic)
Romansh regular and Danish vernacular form of Balthasar. It was borne by Danish politician Balzer Jacobsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1655 to 1661.
Bamse m Swedish (Rare), Old Swedish (Rare)
From an Old Scandinavian word meaning "bear". In modern Swedish often used when referring to something large, like a bear or any other large object.
Bára f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Faroese
Means "wave, billow" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Bára was the daughter of Ægir and Rán. She was sometimes referred to as Drǫfn, also meaning "wave, billow".
Barbára f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Barbara.
Bårni f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Borgny used in Vestlandet.
Baro m Norwegian (Rare)
Form of Bergtor via the dialectal variant Bardo. Mainly used on Trøndelag county in Norway.
Bartal m Faroese
Faroese form of Bartel and Barthold.
Barði m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
From Old Norse barð meaning "beard, brim, verge, beak of a ship".
Bárður m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese younger form of Bárðr.
Barður m Faroese
Faroese variant of Barði.
Bartolv m Norwegian
Variant of Barthold or a combination of bjartr ("light, shining") and ulfr ("wolf").
Basse m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Sebastian.
Bastían m Icelandic, Spanish
Icelandic and Spanish form of Bastian.
Båtel m Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Rare archaic form of Bótulfr, most common in Gotland, Sweden.
Baugeid f Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Baugeiðr.
Baugur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Baugr.
Baui m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Baugi.
Beda f Swedish
Variant of the Old English name Bede meaning "prayer".
Bedda f Faroese
Faroese form of both Beda and Betta.
Beinir m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
From Old Norse beini(r) meaning "help, benefit".
Beinta f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Faroese feminine form of Benedict (originally a short form of Benadikta and Bænadikta, now regarded as an independent name)... [more]
Beinteinn m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Benteinn.
Beitir m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic variant of Beiti.
Bele m Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a Swedish form of Beli, an Old Norse name meaning "to roar".
Belena f Ancient Celtic, German, Danish, Celtic Mythology
Latinized feminine form of Belenus. Belena was the wife of the Gaulish solar god Belenus and the goddess of the sun and the beginning summer.
Bellest m Norwegian
Variant of Belest.
Bellis f Danish
It can also be inspired by the Latin word bellis "daisy".
Benadikt m Faroese
Faroese form of Benedict.
Benadikta f Faroese
Faroese form of Benedicta.
Bendike f Norwegian
Feminine form of Bendik.
Bengan m Swedish
Diminutive of Bengt.
Benía f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Benja.
Benite f Swedish
Variant of Benita.
Benke m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Bengt.
Benna f Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Short form of names beginning with Ben-, particularly Bente and Benedikte, as well as a short form of names beginning with Bern-, particularly Bernhardine.
Benný f Icelandic
Short form of names beginning with Ben- and Bern-.
Benóný m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Benoni.
Benta f Danish, Icelandic
Variant of Bente.
Bentein m Norwegian (Rare)
Modern Norwegian form of Benteinn.
Bentey f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Bente and the Old Norse name element ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
Bentína f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bentina.
Bentine f Norwegian (Rare)
Elaboration of Bente.
Beolin m Norwegian
Variation of Beollan. About 1222 Beolin the judge witnessed a charter by Randulf de Strathphethain.
Berette f Swedish
Variant of Berete.
Bergar m Faroese
Variant of Borgar.
Bergdís f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements borg "stronghold, fortification, castle" or bjǫrg "help, deliverance" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Bergfinnur m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese younger form of Bergfinnr.
Berglind f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements borg "stronghold, fortification, castle" or bjǫrg "help, deliverance" and lind "lime-tree, linden tree; linden spear-shaft; (protective shield of) linden wood".
Bergmann m Icelandic
An Icelandic name with the combination of borg "stronghold, fortification, castle" and mann "man".
Bergmannía f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Bergmann.
Bergny f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Borgny.
Bergný f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese variant of Borgný.
Bergrán f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic combination of berg 'rock, boulder; cliff, precipice' and Rán (Germanic name element derived from the name of the goddess).
Bergrós f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements borg "stronghold, fortification, castle" or bjǫrg "help, deliverance" and rós "rose" (ultimately from Latin rosa "rose").
Bergsteinn m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Borgsten.
Bergþór m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Bergþórr.
Bergthora f Faroese
Faroese variant of Bergtóra.
Bergtór m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Bergþórr.
Bergtor m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Bergþórr.
Bergtóra f Faroese
Faroese modern form of Bergþóra.
Bergulfr m Norwegian
Old Norse variant of Bjǫrgulfr.
Bergulv m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Modern Norwegian form of Bergulfr.
Bergur m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese younger form of Bergr.
Berita f Swedish (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Birgitta found in Scania.
Berne m Swedish
Variant of Bern.
Bernharður m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bernhard.
Bernódía f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic feminine form of Bernódus.
Bernódus m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Bernodus.
Berte f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), French (Rare)
Variant of Berta as well as a French variant of Berthe.
Bertel m Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Bertil. This is the name of Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844).
Berteline f Danish
Danish diminutive of Berte.
Bertine f Dutch, French (Rare), Norwegian
French feminine form of Bert.