168 Greenlandic Baby Names With Meanings

So your wee one is on the way, and you’re looking for a name as unique as him, right? Well, then we’d suggest you choose unique names from Greenland.

The native Greenlandic traditions regarding the personal name revolve around the belief that personal name or given name is a type of soul that an individual possesses. The name detaches from the body when a person passes away and is passed on by giving the same moniker to the newborn baby. This way, they believe, an individual is reincarnated into the newborn’s body, as the name carries the traits of the deceased person.

But modern Greenlanders prefer using trendy names for their children. No wonder names such as Hans and Ann are ruling the baby name charts in Greenland. But parents need to ensure that the names are gender specific. You’ll rarely find anyone with a unisex name in Greenland.

Another thing to note is that Greenlanders prefer using kin terms instead of personal names to address people, irrespective of the affinal or genealogical connection.

If you need some inspiration for Greenlandic baby names, MomJunction has got a comprehensive list for you below. We have also included the meanings and their popular usage, along with the names.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AneHebrew - God was gracious; God has shown favor; Grace; It is a variation of Anna; A variant of AnnGirl
AputsiaqAn exquisite snowflakeUnisex
Emiliathis name means to rival or emulate or excel.Girl
HansHebrew - Yahweh is gracious, Yahweh is merciful; A variant of name JohnBoy
InukHuman being, manBoy
InunnguaqSweet little person or manBoy
IsabellaGod is perfection, or God is my oathGirl
IvaanaThe embraced one (to keep warm or in affection)Girl
IvaluSinew, tendon, threadGirl
JulieLatin - Jupiter's Child; Downy; Feminine Form Of Julian; A variant of JuliaGirl
KimmernaqLingonberryGirl
MalikHe who is kingBoy
MinikA tough layer of fat, to seal the skin cuts. A title given to Denmark's Prince Vincent.Boy
NaasunnguaqSweet little flowerGirl
NiviMaiden or girlGirl
NukaThe youngest and last daughter in the family.Girl
PaninnguaqSweet little daughterGirl
PeterOne who is a rock and a stoneBoy
PipalukThe little one; Sweet Little ThingGirl
SalikOne who follows the spiritual pathBoy
AajuOlder sibling of the same genderBoy
AajunnguaqDear older siblingBoy
AakkulukSweet little oneBoy
AamannguaqGlow, glowing coalBoy
AanarsiGreenlandic form of Anders, meaning manly.Boy
AgapetaFemale form of Agapetus, meaning beloved.Girl
AgdlaĸOld spelling of Allaq. It means brown bear.Boy
AgdluaĸHole in the ice for fishingBoy
AgdlunâĸLace, strapBoy
ÃggâtâtGreenlandic form of Agatha, meaning good.Girl
AggustînuseGreenlandic form of Augustinus. It means great.Boy
AgpaThick-billed MurreUnisex
AgpâĸChick of a thick-billed MurreGirl
AgssileGreenlandic form of Aksel. It means the father is peace.Boy
AigssiarssukLittle Ptarmigan chickGirl
ÂkasakPoor little miteBoy
ÁkãtsiaĸBeautiful, precious uncleBoy
AkimiuThe one who wanders by place under windows.Boy
ÃkulukSweet little oneUnisex
AlaappaatWhiteBoy
AlagsantereGreenlandic form of Alexander., meaning defending men.Boy
AleĸatsiaĸBeautiful, precious older sister of a boyGirl
ÂlikseGreenlandic form of Alex. It means defending men.Boy
AlornerkUnder-feetGirl
AmeraĸVelvet barkGirl
AngerlarneqShe who has returned homeGirl
AputsiaĸSnow crystalGirl
AvgustaA form of August, meaning great.Girl
BalikaVariant of Palikka, meaning peaceful ruler.Girl
BeatrineA blend of Beatrix and Trine.Girl
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