152 Icelandic Baby Names With Meanings

Are you enamored by Blue Lagoon, Northern lights, and Reynisfjara shore? Then how about picking an Icelandic name to showcase the love for the country?

Iceland is very strict about baby naming laws. Parents have to meet certain rules of gender, grammar, and meaning to save the child from embarrassment in future. Also, the name should contain letters that occur in the Icelandic alphabet. There is also a list of 1853 approved names for girls and 1712 approved names for boys. So parents have to select names for this list or seek permission from the special committee if their chosen name is not on the list. The authorities will see if the name is compatible with the Icelandic tradition or not.

Even the surnames in Iceland follow an interesting tradition. The surnames are not family names, but are patronymic or matronymic. The father’s first name becomes the child’s last name along with the suffix, -son or -dottir. For example, if the father’s name is Erik, the son’s last name will be Erikson and the daughter’s last name will be Erikdottir. There are a few families who have true family names, but these families are originally from other countries. The law also allows the use of both the parents’ name as the last name.

Below is MomJunction's exhaustive collection of Icelandic baby names with meanings. Keep scrolling.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
AdalbjorgNoble protection.Girl
AdalheidisNoble kind, of the noble sort.Girl
AdalstiennNoble stone.Boy
AdalwardThe noble guardian.Boy
AlexanderDefender of MankindBoy
AlfdisGoddess, divine womanGirl
AndreaFeminine of Andrew; a defender of mankind who is manly and strongGirl
ArmannMessengerBoy
ArnaEagle or ruleGirl
ArnarWarrior or soldier.Boy
ArnleifThe eagle inheritor.Girl
AronGiant, tall mountain; one who is exalted and loftyBoy
ArtheaA variant of Artice, meaning lofty hill' or 'follower of Thor'.Girl
ArticeOf lofty hill or the follower of Thor.Girl
ArtinaA variant of Artice, meaning lofty hill' or 'follower of Thor'.Girl
AsdisGoddessGirl
AsgerdGod's fenceGirl
AtliLittle fatherBoy
AudbjorgA combination of luck and one who saves.Girl
BaldurOne who comes from IcelandBoy
BardiOne who has a beard.Boy
BerrantOne who is like a strong bearBoy
BirgirMountainBoy
BirkirBirch treeBoy
BirnaBear (female).Girl
BirtaBright and vibrant.Girl
BirtingrA smart, capable and illustrious man.Boy
BjarkiA small bearBoy
BjarturBrightBoy
BogaOne who is good with a bowGirl
BrandrSwordBoy
BrekiBreakerBoy
BrynhildurArmored warrior womanGirl
BrynjarArmor or warrior.Boy
DagbjartDaylight, bright dayBoy
DagbjarturDaylight or bright day.Boy
DagurDay in Icelandic language.Boy
DisA beautiful woman.Girl
DoggIcelandic word for dew.Girl
DrifaIcelandic word for snow.Girl
DyriDeer in Icelandic language.Boy
EgillTerror, one who terrorizes others.Boy
EirikurA man of great strength.Boy
ElisabetOne who is madly devoted to GodGirl
ElvarA variant of Alvar, meaning elf warrior.Boy
Emblaaccording to Norse mythology Embla was the first woman on earth.Girl
Emiliathis name means to rival or emulate or excel.Girl
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
ErikurA form of Eric, meaning peaceful ruler.Boy
Evalife or living one.Girl
EydisA Goddess of good fortuneGirl
EysteinnThe stone island.Boy
EyvindurLucky warrior.Boy
FaidaIcelandic name meaning folded wingsGirl
FaldaWith folded wings.Girl
FannarSnow, warrior or army.Boy
FinnurOne from Finland.Boy
FjolaIcelandic word for violet flower.Girl
FridgeirPeace spearBoy
FridmarBrilliant or shining peaceBoy
FridrOne who is beautiful.Girl
FridrikOne who governs peacefully.Girl
FridrikaIcelandic form of Fredrica, meaning peaceful ruler.Girl
FriggOne who belongs to Iceland or one who comes from Iceland.Girl
GamliOld or something old.Boy
GegnThe one who is against or versusBoy
GeirPointed weapon used in the battle field.Boy
GellirSwordBoy
GerdurProtection, a protective woman.Girl
GesturSwordBoy
GreiprA man of great strength.Boy
GroaTo growGirl
GrouTo grow. A variant of Groa.Girl
GudlaugOne who is a good wife.Girl
HafocaIcelandic word meaning Havoc (originally used in the phrase cry havoc)Boy
HallbjornRock and hairBoy
HalldoraThunder, or thunder goddessGirl
HaraldurLeader of an army.Boy
HarpaIcelandic word for harp.Girl
HaukrHawk in the Icelandic language.Boy
HeklaCloakGirl
HelgiOne who is blessed.Boy
HinrikA form of Henry. It means estate ruler.Boy
HjorturDeer in Icelandic language. A variant of Hjörtr.Boy
HoddA woman whose hair is beautiful.Girl
HoltiHe who comes from the small forestBoy
HrafnRavenBoy
HrafnhildurRaven or battleGirl
HrafntinnaRaven or flintGirl
HrefnaIcelandic word for RavenGirl
HreinnA reindeer in Icelandic language.Boy
HuldIcelandic term for secret.Girl
IdunnTo renew nature or active in love.Girl
IsabellaGod is perfection, or God is my oathGirl
JokullJoyful,jolly,one who seeks happiness,pleasureBoy
Jonit means God is Gracious. They are generous and love to help people. noble and kind people who wants to spend their most of the time with family .Boy
KalfrYoung cow in Icelandic language.Boy
KariAs a female name Kari means Black haired one in Gaelic, or Nordic Free Woman. Male version of the name means Strong in French and Tremenduos in ScandinavianUnisex
KatlaThe name means Cauldron, HelmetGirl
KlepprA large stone.Boy
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