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ADELIN f & m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Medieval French, Romanian, Lengadocian, Gascon, Niçard
Scandinavian feminine variant of ADELINA
, Romanian, Languedocian, Niçard and Gascon masculine form of ADELINA
and medieval French masculine form of ADELINE
AGMUND m Ancient Germanic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
The first element of this name is derived from ag
, an uncertain element for which a few possible origins exist. The accepted explanation is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *agjo
, which means "sharp, pointed." Because of that, it also means "edge", as in the sharp cutting side of a sword - which is why the meaning of the element has ultimately come to be "sword"... [more
AIVA f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern coinage derived from Gothic aiws
meaning "time; age; eternity". This name first appeared in Sweden in the late 19th century.
ANIARA f Swedish (Modern, Rare), Literature
From Greek ἀνιαρός (aniarós)
meaning "sad, despairing". The name was invented by Swedish author Harry Martinson for the space ship in his poem of science fiction 'Aniara: en revy om människan i tid och rum' published in 1956.
ANKI f Swedish, Finnish
Swedish diminutive of Ann-Kristin, Ann-Katrin, Anna-Karin and other similar hyphenated names.
ANNCHI f Swedish
Variant of ANKI
. Used almost exclusively as a nickname, very rarely as a full name.
ANNEVI f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Anne
and the Old Swedish name element vī
"temple, sanctuary" (ultimately from the Old Norse name element vé
"home; temple, sanctuary; devoted, dedicated").
ANNI-FRID f Swedish
Variant of ANNEFRID
. A famous bearer of this name is Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad (1945-), a founding member of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
ARNA f Medieval German, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Medieval feminine form of masculine names that begin with either the Old High German element arn-
or the Old Norse elements ari
, all of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *arnu-
ARNBJÖRN m Swedish
Derived from Old Norse ari
"eagle" combined with Old Norse björn
ARNFRID f Norwegian, Swedish
Modern Norwegian form of Arnfríðr
, an Old Norse name derived from the elements arn
"eagle" and fríðr
"peace, love" or "beloved" (later "beautiful, fair"; compare FRÍÐA
, an Old Norse short form of Arnfríðr and other feminine names containing the element).
ÅSVEIG f Norwegian, Swedish
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse áss
"god" combined with Old Norse veig
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 vé
"devoted, dedicated" (from vīgja
"to consecrate (in heathen sense)"; compare VÉFREYJA
AURELIAN m History, English, Dutch, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German (Rare), Polish, Lengadocian, Provençal
Form of Aurelianus
). This name was borne by a Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD.
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".
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.
BELE m Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a Swedish form of Beli
, an Old Norse name meaning "to roar".