Norse Boy Names

Alf

Elf Nickname for English Alfred, and Norse legend name of a king who pursued the maiden Alfhildr.

Alrekr

Norse form of Visigothic Alaric, meaning all-powerful; ruler of all

Anund

Variant of Old Norse Viking name Anundr, possibly meaning triumph of the ancestor/forefather

Anundr

Old Norse Viking name possibly meaning triumph of the forefather/ancestor, from Anu- ancestor; forefather, and -winduz, itself from root uen- to prevail; triumph This was the name of a legendary king of the House of Yngling.

Anvindr

Variant of Old Norse Viking name Anundr, possibly meaning triumph of the ancestor/forefather

Ari

Armenian name meaning brave

Arne

Nickname for German Arnold, meaning "eagle power."

Arngeir

Old Norse name meaning eagle spear

Arnkell

Old Norse name meaning eagle helmet; eagle protection, from the Germanic elements arn eagle and helm helmet, protection

Arnlaug

Old Norse name meaning eagle-devotee

Arnljot

Old Norse name meaning eagle-frightener

Arnthor

Eagle of Thor Old Norse name composed of the elements arn eagle and the name of the god Thor.

Asbjorn

Divine bear Old Norse name composed of the elements áss god, divinity and björn bear

Asgeirr

Asketill

Cauldron of the gods Old Norse name composed of the elements áss god and ketill cauldron

Asmundr

Old Norse name meaning god protector

Baldr

Prince Old Norse myth name of the second son of Odin and Frigg. He was a god of beauty, joy, purity and peace. His death was seen as the triggering event which brought about the destruction of all the gods at Ragnarok. He was ceremonially cremated upon his ship, Hringhorni, largest of all ships ever built.

Bergthor

Old Norse name meaning spirit of Thor

Bjartr

Old Norse name meaning bright

Brandr

Old Norse name derived from the element brand sword, itself a derivative of brinnan meaning to flash

Brandt

Variant of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning sword

Brokk

Norse myth name of a dwarf who, with his brother Eitri, made magical objects for the gods, including the hammer of Thor.

Bruadar

Old Norse name meaning dream

Egill

Little edge/point (of a sword) Old Norse name composed of the word eg edge, point and a diminutive suffix.

Eileifr

Ever-heir Old Norse name composed of the elements ei ever and leifr heir

Eirikr

Ever-ruler Old Norse name composed of the elements ei ever and ríkr ruler

Eitri

Norse myth name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brökk, made magical objects for the gods, including the hammer of Thor.

Eysteinn

Island stone Old Norse name composed of the elements ey island and steinn stone

Eyvindr

Island wind Old Norse name composed of the elements ey island and vindr wind

Falkor

Modern form of Old Norse Folkvarthr, meaning guardian of the people

Finnr

Old Norse name which may have originally been an ethnic byname for someone from Finland

Folki

Tribe Old Norse name, originally a nickname for longer names containing the element folk, meaning people, tribe

Folkvar

Abbreviated form of Old Norse Folkvarthr, meaning guardian of the people

Folkvarthr

Guardian of the people Old Norse name composed of the elements folk people, tribe, and varðr guard

Frey

Variant of Old Norse Freyr, meaning lord

Freyr

Ing Old Norse myth name of the god of rain and sunlight.

Frithjof

Variant of Old Norse Frithjofr, meaning peace-thief

Frithjofr

Peace-thief Old Norse name composed of the elements friðr peace and þjófr thief

Gandalf

Wand elf Norse myth name of a dwarf, composed of the elements gandr cane, staff, wand and álfr elf

Gunnarr

War-warrior Old Norse myth name of the husband of Brynhild, composed of the elements gunnr war and arr warrior

Hakon

High son Old Norse name composed of the elements há high and konr son

Halfdan

Half Dane Old Norse name composed of the elements hálfr half and Danr Dane

Hallsteinn

Rock stone Old Norse name composed of the elements hallr rock and steinn stone

Hallvardr

Rock defender Old Norse name composed of the elements hallr rock and varðr defender, guardian

Hallvarthr

Variant of Old Norse Hallvardr, meaning rock defender

Havardr

High defender Old Norse name composed of the elements há high and varðr defender, guardian

Havarth

Variant of Old Norse Havardr, meaning high defender

Havarthr

Variant of Old Norse Havardr, meaning high defender

HjÁlmar

Scandinavian form of Old Norse Hjálmar, meaning "helmet-warrior."

Holger

Variant of Old Norse Hólmgeirr, meaning spear island

Holmgeir

Variant of Old Norse Hólmgeirr, meaning spear island

Holmgeirr

Spear island Old Norse name composed of the elements hólmr island and geirr spear

Holmger

Variant of Old Norse Hólmgeirr, meaning spear island

Hrolfr

Old Norse form of Germanic Hrolf, meaning famous wolf

Ing

Old Norse myth name of a fertility god, derived from Germanic Ingwaz, possibly meaning he who is foremost

Ingimar

Variant of Old Norse Ingimarr, meaning Ing-famous

Ingimarr

Ing-famous Old Norse name composed of the name of the fertility god Ing and the element mærr famous

Ingjaldr

Old Norse name derived from the element gjalda, meaning to pay, to recompense

Jarl

Norse legend name of the son of Rig, meaning earl, nobleman

Knutr

Old Norse name meaning knot This was originally a nickname for a short, squat man.

Koli

Old Norse nickname for a dark-complexioned person, derived from the element kol, meaning black, coal

Liulfr

(?) wolf Old Norse name of which the first element is unknown, while the second is from úlfr wolf

Logmadr

Lawman Old Norse name composed of the elements log law and mar man

Logmar

Variant of Old Norse Logmadr, meaning lawman

Logmathr

Variant of Old Norse Logmadr, meaning law-man

Loki

Norse myth name of a god of mischief and foster brother of Odin, described as the contriver of all fraud The name may have derived from the root leug, meaning to break

Njall

Old Norse form of Irish Niall, meaning champion

Njordr

Norse myth name of the god of sailing, derived from the Indo-European root ner, meaning strong, vigorous

Njorthr

Variant of Old Norse Njordr, meaning strong, vigorous

Oden

Variant of Norse Odin, meaning frenzy; inspiration; rage

Odin

Norse myth name of the chief god, equated with Anglo-Saxon Woden. The name is related to the word oðr, meaning frenzy; inspiration; rage

Onundr

Variant of Old Norse name Anundr, possibly meaning triumph of the ancestor

Ormarr

Serpent army Old Norse name composed of the elements orm serpent and herr army

Ormr

Old Norse name which was originally a byname meaning dragon, serpent, snake

Ragnvaldr

Wise ruler Old Norse name composed of the elements ragin advice, counsel and wald power, rule

Randulfr

Old Norse equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Randwulf, meaning shield-wolf

Rig

King Norse myth name of the god who brought into being the progenitors of the three classes of human beings.

Sigurdr

Guardian of victory Old Norse name composed of the elements sigr victory and vörðr guardian

Sigurthr

Variant of Old Norse Sigurdr, meaning guardian of victory

Sindri

Norse myth name of a hall in the world that is supposed to exist after Ragnarök, having a roof of red gold, possibly meaning sparkling The name is also sometimes used as an alternate name for the dwarf Eitri.
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