Scandinavian Girl Names

Adalbjorg

"Noble protection." Icelandic and Scandinavian name derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "protection."

Agnetha

Scandinavian form of Agnes, meaning "chaste; holy."

Anja

Scandinavian pet form of Anna, meaning "favor; grace."

Asdis

Icelandic/Scandinavian name derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dis "goddess."

Asta

Scandinavian nickname form Old Norse Astrithr, meaning "god beautiful."

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Birgit

Scandinavian form of Irish Brighid, meaning "exalted one."

Birgitta

Variant of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."

Bodil

Scandinavian name, derived from Old Norse Bóthildr, meaning "bettering in battle," or "compensation for battle."

Brita

Variant of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."

Britt

Variant of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."

Britta

Variant of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."

Carina

German and Scandinavian elaborated form of Cara, meaning "beloved" or "friend."

Cathrine

Scandinavian form of Katherine, meaning "pure."

Chrlotta

Scandinavian form of French Charlotte, meaning "man."

Dagmar

"Day-maid." German and Scandinavian name composed of the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and mær "maid."

DagnÝ

Scandinavian form of Norse Dagný, meaning "new day."

Dagney

Variant of Scandinavian Dagny, meaning "new day."

Elin

Scandinavian form of Helen, meaning "torch" or "moon" or more likely "to elope."

Elisabet

Scandinavian form of Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."

Elsa

English, German and Scandinavian nickname for Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."

Else

German and Scandinavian nickname for Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."

Ester

Scandinavian form of English Esther, meaning "star."

Freja

German and Scandinavian form of Old Norse Freya, meaning "lady, mistress."

Froja

Scandinavian form of Norse Freya, meaning "lady, mistress."

Gerda

Dutch and Scandinavian form of Norse Gerd, meaning "enclosure, stronghold."

Gunhild

Scandinavian form of Old Norse Gunnhildr, meaning "war-battle."

Gunhilda

Variant of Scandinavian Gunhild, meaning "war-battle."

Gunvor

Scandinavian form of Old Norse Gunnvor, meaning "war-vigilant."

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Hedda

Pet form of Scandinavian Hedvig, meaning "contending war."

Hedvig

Scandinavian form of German Hedwig, meaning "contending war."

Hege

Pet form of Scandinavian Helga, meaning "prosperous, successful."

Helga

Feminine form of Scandinavian Helge, meaning "prosperous, successful."

Henrike

Feminine form of German/Scand. Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."

HjÖrdis

"Sword goddess." Icelandic and Scandinavian name composed of the Old Norse elements hjörr "sword" and dis "goddess."

Hulda

German and Scandinavian name derived from the old Swedish word huld, meaning "lovable."

Inge

Dutch, German and Scandinavian unisex nickname for longer names beginning with Ing-, meaning "foremost one."

Ingrid

Scandinavian form of Old Norse Ingridr, meaning "Ing-beautiful."

Jana

Feminine form of Scandinavian Jan, meaning "God is gracious."

Janna

Feminine form of Scandinavian Jan, meaning "God is gracious."

Jannike

Scandinavian form of French Jeanne, meaning "God is gracious."

Kaja

Feminine form of Scandinavian Kaj, possibly meaning "chicken, hen."

KarolÍna

Hungarian, Polish and Scandinavian form of Carolina, meaning "man."

Klara

Dutch, German, Polish, Russian and Scandinavian form of Italian Clara, meaning "clear, bright."

Kristin

Krysten

Variant of Scandinavian Kristin, meaning "follower of Christ."

Lisbet

Nickname for Scandinavian Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."

Liv

Scandinavian name derived from the Old Norse element hlif, meaning "protection."

Maja

Scandinavian and Slavic form of Greek Maia, meaning "mother."

Margaretha

Scandinavian form of Margaret, meaning "pearl."

Margit

Hungarian and Scandinavian form of Margaret, meaning "pearl."

Marte

Scandinavian form of Martha, meaning "lady."

Ragna

Scandinavian nickname for longer names containing the Old Norse element regin, meaning "advice, decision, counsel."

Ragnhild

Scandinavian form of Old Norse Ragnhildr, meaning "battle counsel."

Ragnild

Variant of Scandinavian Ragnhild, meaning "battle counsel."

Rakel

Scandinavian form of Rachel, meaning "ewe."

Runa

Feminine form of Scandinavian Rune, meaning "secret lore."

Sanna

Scandinavian nickname for Susanna, meaning "lily."

Sara

Greek, Latin and Scandinavian variant of Sarah, meaning "princess."

SigrÚn

Modern Scandinavian form of Old Norse Sigrún, meaning "victory-secret."

Sigrid

Scandinavian form of Old Norse Sigridr, meaning "beautiful victory."

Siri

Nickname for Scandinavian Sigrid, meaning "beautiful victory."

Sonja

Scandinavian form of Russian Sonya, meaning "wisdom."

Sonje

German form of Scandinavian Sonja, meaning "wisdom."

Stina

Scandinavian nickname for Christina, meaning "follower of Christ."

Sunniva

Scandinavian form of Anglo-Saxon Sunngifu, meaning "sun gift."

Svanhild

Scandinavian form of Anglo-Saxon Swanhild, meaning "swan battle."

Tekla

Polish, Russian and Scandinavian form of Greek Thekla, meaning "glory of God."

Tora

Feminine form of Scandinavian Tore, meaning "thunder."

Tord

Scandinavian abbreviated form of Old Norse Thorfrithr, meaning "peace of Thor."

Tove

Scandinavian form of Old Norse Tofa, meaning "peace of Thor."

Turid

Modern Scandinavian form of Old Norse Thorfridr, meaning "peace of Thor."

Ulla

Pet form of Scandinavian Ulrika, meaning "prosperity and power."

Ulrika

Feminine form of Scandinavian Ulrik, meaning "prosperity and power."

Valdis

"Goddess of the dead." Scandinavian name, composed of the Old Norse elements valr "the dead" and dis "goddess."

Vanja

Scandinavian feminine form of Russian Vanya, meaning "God is gracious."

Viktoria

German and Scandinavian form of Roman Victoria, meaning "to conquer; victory."

Ylva

Scandinavian name derived from Old Norse úlfr, meaning "she-wolf."
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