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.
gender
usage
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Besi m Medieval English, Norwegian, Old Swedish
Old Norse diminuitive of Bjorn.
Bettan f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Elisabet.
Bettý f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Betty.
Betúel m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Bethuel.
Bibbi f Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Mainly a diminutive of Birgitta and its variant forms (see also Bibi 1).
Bíbí f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bibi.
Bibi f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Diminutive of Birgitta and its various forms. It can also be used as a diminutive of other names beginning with or containing B, such as Bibiana and Beata... [more]
Bigge f & m Sami, Swedish
Sami variant of Biggi and Swedish diminutive of Birger.
Biggi f Danish, German
Pet form of Brigitte, Birgit and their variants.
Bil f & m Norse Mythology, Old Swedish, Norwegian, Medieval English
Means "instant" in Old Norse. In Norse Mythology, Bil and her brother Hjúki follow Máni across the heavens.
Bileam m Swedish (Rare)
Form of Balaam, used in the Swedish translation of the Bible.
Bille m Danish, Swedish
Perhaps originally a diminutive of Birger.
Bim f Swedish (Rare)
Diminutive of names like Birgitta and Britt-Marie (see Brittmarie).
Bína f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Bina.
Bireta f Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Old Swedish variant of Birgitta.
Birga f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic), German (Rare)
Contracted form of Birgitta, as well as a feminine form of Birger.
Birgar m Faroese
Variant of Birgir.
Birghild f Swedish
Swedish name with the combination of Birga or other names that start with birg and hildr "battle, fight".
Birk m Swedish, Literature
Old Norse word meaning "trading place, market place" and "birch tree". Birk Borkason is a character in Astrid Lindgren's 'Ronia the Robber's daugher'.
Birna f Icelandic, Faroese
Female form of Biǫrn. Currently popular in Iceland.
Birni m Faroese
Faroese masculine form of Birna.
Birnir m Icelandic
Icelandic masculine form of Birna.
Birreth f Danish (Archaic)
Archaic variant of Birita.
Birtha f Danish
Variant of Birta.
Bit f Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Short form of Bitta.
Bittan f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Birgitta.
Bitte f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Pet form of Birgitte or from Danish bitte meaning "bit, little" or from Danish lille bitte meaning "tiny".
Bitti f Swedish (Rare), Greenlandic
Variant form of Bitte or from Swedish bitti (short form of bittida) meaning "early" and Greenlandic younger spelling of Bíte.
Bjalla f Faroese
Derived from Old Norse bjalla "bell".
Bjargar m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic variant of Borgar.
Bjargheiður f Icelandic, Faroese
An Icelandic name, from Old Norse bjarga meaning "to help, save, rescue" or "stronghold, fortification, castle" (compare Bjørg) combined with heiðr "bright, clear" or "honour".
Bjarkan m Icelandic (Modern)
Icelandic masculine form of Björk.
Bjarkar m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of bjǫrk 'birch tree' and herr 'army'.
Bjarkey f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements bjǫrk "birch tree" or bjarkan "birch tree; name of the B-rune" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
Bjarklind f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements bjǫrk "birch tree" or bjarkan "birch tree; name of the B-rune" and lind "lime-tree, linden tree; linden spear-shaft; (protective shield of) linden wood".
Bjarma f Icelandic, Faroese
Feminine form of Bjarmi.
Bjarmi m Icelandic
Of unknown origin and meaning. Current theories include a direct adoption of Icelandic bjarmi "loom, gleam of light" and a derivation from bjarmar, the Old Norse name for a branch of Finno-Ugric peoples called Permians in English (formerly also Bjarmians)... [more]
Bjarnar m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bjørnar.
Bjarndís f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements bjǫrn "bear" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Bjarndis f Faroese
Faroese form of Bjarndís.
Bjarney f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements bjǫrn "bear" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
Bjarnfreður m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of bjǫrn meaning "bear" and friðr meaning "love, peace".
Bjarnfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of bjǫrn "bear" and fríðr "beautiful", originally "beloved".
Bjarngerður f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of bjǫrn "bear" and garðr "enclosure", "protection".
Bjarnheðin m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Bjarnheðinn.
Bjarnhéðinn m Icelandic (Archaic)
Icelandic younger form of Bjarnheðinn.
Bjarnlaug f Icelandic
Feminine form of Bjarnlaugur.
Bjarnlaugur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Biarnlaugr.
Bjarnsteinn m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bjørnstein.
Bjarnvarður m Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Bjarnvarðr.
Bjart m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Bjartr.
Bjarti m Faroese
Faroese form of Bjartr.
Bjartmar m Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse bjartr "bright" and mærr "famous".
Bjartmey f Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements bjartr "light; bright, shining" and mǣr "little girl; virgin, unmarried girl" or mær "daughter" or mėy "girl".
Bjartþór m Icelandic
Combination of bjartr "light, shining" and þórr "thunder".
Bjermund m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of bjǫrn "bear" and mund "protection".
Bjerte m Norwegian
Variant of Bjarte.
Bjølla f Faroese
Variant of Bjalla.
Bjor m Norwegian
Modern form of Bjórr.
Bjørga f Norwegian
Variant of Bjørg.
Bjørge m Norwegian
Masculine form of Bjørg.
Bjørgfinnur m Faroese
Faroese variant of Bergfinnur.
Björgheiður f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of bjarga "to help, save, rescue" and heiðr "bright, clear, cloudless".
Bjørgny f Norwegian
Modern Norwegian variant of Borgny.
Björgúlfur m Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse björg meaning "protection, help" (see also Björg) combined with Old Norse úlfr meaning "wolf".
Björgvin m Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements bjǫrg "help" or "deliverance" and vinr "friend".
Bjørk f Faroese, Danish, Norwegian
Faroese form of Björk which was also adopted into Danish and Norwegian.
Bjørka f Danish
Quasi-Latinization of Bjørk.
Bjørne m Norwegian
Variant of Bjarne.
Björner m Swedish
Extended form of Björn.
Björnhild f Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse name elements bjǫrn "bear" and hildr "battle; fight".
Bjørnhild f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Björnhild.
Bjørnmund m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Bjermund.
Björnólfur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Bjǫrnulfr.
Bjørnstjerne m Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of Bjørn and Norwegian stjerne meaning "star". Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910) was a Norwegian writer and Nobel laureate (Literature, 1903).
Björt f Icelandic
Feminine form of Bjartur.
Bjørt f Faroese
Faroese form of Bjǫrt.
Blå m & f Swedish (Rare)
Means "blue" in Swedish. Ultimately derived from Old Norse blár meaning "blue" but often denoting "dark, black" (compare Bláinn). A few hundred years ago sometimes used as a variant or short form of Blasius.
Blædís f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements blǣr "wind gust, gentle breeze" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Blæingr m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "raven", literally "blue-black one" from Old Icelandic blár "blue, dark, livid" (the colour used to describe corpses and bruises, e.g., hel-blár "black as death") combined with the patronymic suffix ingr "descendant of" or "son of", "belonging to", etc (compare Erling).
Blængur m Icelandic
Icelandic modern form of Blæingr.
Blær m & f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Directly taken from the Old Norse name element blǣr "wind gust, gentle breeze".
Blævar m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of blǣr 'wind gust, gentle breeze' and varr 'attentive'.
Bláey f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements blár "blue; dark; black" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
Blåklocka f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
From Swedish blåklocka meaning "harebell".
Blenda f Swedish
From a place name which was derived from Old Swedish blædh "blade". According to Swedish tradition, the place was named after a woman named Blenda who defended the land against invading Danes in the local men's absence... [more]
Blíða f Icelandic (Rare)
Directly taken from Old Norse blíða "friendliness, gentleness" (compare Blida).
Blómey f Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements blóm "bloom, blossom, flower" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
Blomma f Swedish (Rare)
Directly taken from Swedish blomma "flower".
Blomman f & m Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "the flower" in Swedish.
Boa f Greenlandic, Swedish
Feminine form of Búi.
Bobba f Icelandic
Variant of Bobbi.
Bodel f & m Swedish
For feminine uses it is a Swedish dialectal variant form of Bodil and for masculine uses it is a Swedish dialectal variant form of Botolf.
Bodela f Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish dialectal variant form of Bodil recorded in Scania and Halland.
Bodhild f Norwegian
Variant of Bodil.
Bodhill f Norwegian
Variant form of Bodhild.
Bodo m Ancient Germanic, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element bod "lord, ruler", which later acquired the meaning "messenger, tidings" due to confusion with bode "messenger" (also "to announce, command").
Boe m Danish (Rare), Old Swedish
Old Swedish and Danish younger form of Bói.
Bóel f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Boel.
Boeline f Danish
Diminutive of Boel.
Boell f Danish (Rare, Archaic)
Former Danish variant of Boel.
Boga f Icelandic
Feminine form of Bogi.
Bogdís f Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements bogi "bow" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Bogey f Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic bogi "bow" and ey "good fortune" or "island".
Bøggild m Danish (Modern)
Danish variant of Bøgild.
Boghildur f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of bogi "bow" and hildr "battle, fight".
Bogi m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Rare), Faroese
From Old Norse bogi meaning "bow".
Bøgild m Danish (Modern)
Transferred use of the surname Bøgild.
Bojan f Swedish
Diminutive of names ending with -borg, such as Valborg and Ingeborg.
Bøje m Danish
Danish variant of Boye.... [more]
Bolethe f Danish
Variant of Bolette.
Bolla m & f Medieval English, Old Swedish, Norwegian
Pet form of names containing the name element BORG. As a feminine name, a diminutive form of Botilda (see Bóthildr).
Bolli m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
From Old Norse bolli meaning "round one."
Bölverkur m Icelandic
Modern Icelandic form of Bǫlverkr.
Boman m Swedish (Rare)
Possibly transfered usage of the surname Boman.
Bonde m Swedish
Means "farmer" in Swedish. Possibly a transferred use of the surname Bonde.
Boo m Swedish
Variant of Bo 1.
Bør m Norwegian
Short form of Børge or a Norwegian modern form of Bjórr.
Bore m Swedish
Derived from Greek βορέας (boreas) "north wind". Kung Bore (King Bore) is a Swedish personification of winter.
Böret f Swedish (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Berit found in Norrland and Västergötland.
Borgar m Old Swedish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Swedish and modern form of Borgarr.
Børger m Norwegian (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Birger or variant of Borgar.
Borger m Norwegian
Variant of Byrger or Borgar.
Borgine f Norwegian
Pet form of names containing the name element BORG "stronghold", "fortification", "castle".
Borgny f Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Borgný.
Borgný f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Combination of the Old Norse name elements borg "stronghold, fortification, castle" or bjǫrg "help, deliverance" and nýr "new; young; fresh" or "new moon, waxing moon".
Borgrún f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Borgrun.
Borgrun f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of borg "castle" and rún "secret".
Borgþór m Icelandic
Icelandic younger variant of Bergþór.
Børje m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Börje.
Børka f Faroese
Derived from Faroese børkuvísa "tormentil" (a type of flower).
Borka m Literature, Swedish (Rare)
Borka is the father of Birk Borkason and one of the antagonists in Astrid Lindgren's 'Ronia the Robber's Daughter'. Lindgren might have gotten the name from Lake Borkasjön in Lapland, northern Sweden.
Borni f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Borgny.
Børre m Norwegian
Variant of Birger; see also Børge.
Börta f Swedish (Archaic)
Dialectal variant of Birta recorded in Norrland and Västergötland.
Botel m & f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Former variant of Bothild or Botolv.
Boði m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Rare)
Old Norse pet form of words containing the element böð "battle", related to Boddi.
Bóthild f Faroese
Faroese younger form of Bóthildr.
Bóthildur f Icelandic
Younger form of Bóthildr.
Boti m Medieval English, Norwegian
Diminutive of names containing the name element bot.
Botil f Swedish
Variant of Botel.
Botilde f Danish
Variant of Botilda.
Botolf m Norwegian
Variant form of Botulf.
Bótólfur m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Bótólfr.
Botolv m Norwegian
Norwegian modern form of Bótolfr.
Bótolvur m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Bótolfr.
Botulf m Ancient Germanic, Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Gothic biutan "to offer" or Old High German boto "bid, offer" combined with Gothic vulfs "wolf." There are also instances where this name is a later form of the ancient Scandinavian name Bótulfr.
Botulph m English, Norwegian
Derived from Botulphus, which was the latinized form for both Botulf and Bótulfr.
Botvid m Swedish
Derived from the old Norse elements 'bot' meaning penance and 'vidh' meaning forest. Known to have been used since the 9th century
Boy m North Frisian, West Frisian, East Frisian, Dutch, Danish, German, English (Rare)
Variant form of Boye. In English-speaking countries, the name is usually derived from the English word boy meaning "boy" (in a manner comparable to the name Sonny) or a short form of the given names Boyce and Boyd.... [more]
Brá f Icelandic, Faroese
Directly taken from Old Norse brá "eyelash".
Braga f Icelandic
Feminine form of Bragi.
Brandar m Faroese
Faroese form of Brandr.
Branddís f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements brandr "(burning) log, pole; fire, torch; sword, swordblade" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Brandur m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Brandr.
Brede m Norwegian
From the Medieval Danish word bredje, which means "battle axe". This name is not used much outside Norway. Brede is also a surname in Scandinavia.
Breki m Icelandic
From Old Norse breki ''breaker''.
Bresti m Faroese
Variant of Brestir.
Brestir m Ancient Scandinavian, Faroese, Icelandic (Rare, Archaic)
From Old Norse bresta meaning "to burst, break".
Brettiva f Norwegian (Archaic), Medieval Scandinavian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Brihtgifu, a metathesis of Beorhtgifu.
Bría f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Bria.
Brialdur m Faroese
Faroese variant of Gabrial.
Bríana f Icelandic
Icelandic adoption of Briana.
Bríanna f Icelandic (Modern)
Icelandic adoption of Brianna.
Bricken f Swedish (Rare)
Rare dialectal diminutive of Britta.
Bríet f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Britt. This name was borne by Icelandic feminist Bríet Bjarnhéðinsdóttir (1856-1940), founder of the first women's magazine in Iceland Kvennablaðið.
Brima f Faroese
Feminine form of Brimi.
Brimar m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of brim "surf", "surge" and herr "army".
Brimhildur f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements brim "surf, surge" and hildr "battle, fight".
Brími m Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse brími "fire".
Brimi m Icelandic
Variant of Brimir.
Brímir m Icelandic
Variant of either Brimir or Brími.
Brimir m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse brim ("surf, surge"). This is another name for Ymir in Norse mythology.
Brimrún f Icelandic
Derived from the Germanic elements brim "surf, surge" and rún "secret".
Britken f Swedish (Rare)
Low German diminutive of Brita.
Brittmarie f Swedish
Combination of Britt and Marie. Most commonly spelled with a hyphen, Britt-Marie.
Brjánn m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Brian.
Brodd m Norwegian (Rare)
From Old Norse broddr meaning "spike."
Broddi m Medieval English, Icelandic
Old Norse variant of Broddr.
Broddr m Icelandic
Old Norse broddr meaning "spike." (See also Brodd).
Broder m Danish (Rare), Low German (Rare)
Modern form of Old Norse Bróðir.
Brønla f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Brynhilda used in Rogaland and Sunnhordland.
Brönnil m Swedish
Swedish dialectal form of Brynjulf.
Brønnil f & m Norwegian
Variant of either Brynhildr (when used for a girl) or Bryniulfr (when used for a boy).
Brønnild f & m Norwegian
Variant of Brynhildr (when used for a girl) or Bryniulfr (when used for a boy).
Brønte m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal form of Brynte.
Brosi m Faroese
From Old Norse brosa meaning "to smile".
Brun m Medieval English, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Swedish
The Old English masculine name Brun is identical with the adjective brun meaning ‘brown’ (OE brūn). It appears to have become established as an independent forename only in the later tenth century, its earliest recorded bearers living c. 970... [more]
Brúni m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Variant of Brúnn. This is the name of a dwarf and another name for Odin in Norse mythology.
Bryndís f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements brynja "coat of mail, armour; protection" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Bryndis f Norwegian (Rare), Faroese
Faroese and Norwegian form of Bryndís.
Brynel f Norwegian (Archaic)
Obsolete variant of Brynhild.
Bryngerð f Faroese
Faroese modern form of Bryngerðr.
Bryngerður f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic younger form of Bryngerðr.
Brynhilda f Medieval Scandinavian, Swedish (Archaic)
Medieval Norwegian and Swedish variant of Brynhildr.
Brynil m Norwegian
Variant of Brynild.
Brynild f Danish
Variant of Brynhildr.
Brynjolf m Scandinavian
Modern form of the Old Swedish name Bryniolf, itself a form of the Old Norse Bryniulfr.
Brynjólfur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bryniulfr.
Brynjolfur m Danish
Danish form of Bryniulfr.
Brynjolvur m Faroese
Faroese form of Bryniulfr.
Brynjúlfur m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Bryniulfr.
Brynjulv m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Bryniulfr.
Brynleifur m Icelandic
An Icelandic name with the combination of brynja "coat of mail, armour, protection" and leif "inheritance, legacy".
Brynleivur m Faroese
Faroese form of Brynleifur.
Brynolf m Finnish, Swedish, Old Swedish
Variant of Bryniulfr. Brynolf is known since the 11th century and found on runestones. Mostly used in the Western parts of Sweden. A variant, Brynjulf, is used in Norway.
Brynsteinn m Icelandic
Icelandic name with the combination of brynja "coat of mail, armour, protection" and steinn "stone".
Brynte m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic)
Pet form of names beginning with Bryn-, derived from the Old Norse word brynja "armour, protection".
Brynþór m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic combination of brynja "coat of mail, armour, protection" and þórr "thunder".
Budle m Swedish (Archaic)
Obsolete Swedish form of Buðli.
Budolf m Danish
Danish form of Botulf.
Búgvi m Faroese
Faroese form of Bo 1.
Bure m Swedish
Modern Swedish form of Old Norse Buri meaning "son, descendant". Its modern usage is perhaps influenced by the Old Swedish noble family with the same name (see Bure).
Burkney f Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements burkni "brake, common fern" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
Burkni m Icelandic
From Old Norse burkni meaning "brake, common fern".
Bursi m Faroese
Faroese short form of Tiburtius.
Bylgja f Faroese, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Feminine name taken from the Old Norse word bylgja meaning "billow, wave". In Norse Mythology, Bylgja was one of the nine daughters of the sea deities Ægir and Rán.
Cæcilie f Danish
From the Latin name Caecilia.
Calle m Swedish
Diminutive of Carl.
Canutus m Swedish (Rare)
Latinised form of Knútr.
Carit m Danish (Rare)
Fantasy name from the pen name "Carit Etlar" of the Danish author Johan Carl Christian Brosbøll (1816 - 1900) who took his own name Carl and the first name of his muse Tertia Fabricius, and built a new first and last name from the letters.
Carlgustav m Swedish (Rare)
Very rare combination of Carl and Gustav. More commonly spelled with a hyphen, Carl-Gustav, or with a space between the names, Carl Gustav.
Carljohan m Swedish (Rare)
Rare combination of the names Carl and Johan. More commonly spelled with a hyphen, Carl-Johan, or with a space between the names, Carl Johan.
Carólína f Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Carolina.
Carosander m Norwegian (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Caro (derived from Latin carus "dear, beloved") and Sander.