219 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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AndreaFeminine of Andrew; a defender of mankind who is manly and strongGirl
AronGiant, tall mountain; one who is exalted and loftyBoy
ElisabetOne who is madly devoted to GodGirl
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
Evalife or living one.Girl
GuðmundurGod protection, protected by GodBoy
HeklaCloakGirl
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
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
KristianKristian means ChristianBoy
LilithPerson of the night, in Assyrian myth this was the name of a demonGirl
LiljaScandinavian name for flower lilyGirl
MikkaelIcelandic version of Michael, meaning who is like God.Boy
SaraPrincessGirl
SigurðurVictoryBoy
ViktorViktor is a form of Victor and means Victoria.Boy
AdalbjorgNoble protection.Girl
AdalheidisNoble kind, of the noble sort.Girl
AdalstiennNoble stone.Boy
AdalwardThe noble guardian.Boy
ÁgústIcelandic variant of August, meaning the dignified.Boy
AlexanderDefender of MankindBoy
AlfdisGoddess, divine womanGirl
ÁlfsólElf sun or elf hall.Girl
ArmannMessengerBoy
ArnaEagle or ruleGirl
ArnarWarrior or soldier.Boy
ArnleifThe eagle inheritor.Girl
ArnórA variant of Arnar, meaning warrior.Boy
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
ÁsgeirIcelandic form of Oskar, meaning spear.Boy
AsgerdGod's fenceGirl
ÁstfríðurOne who is good, fair and beautiful.Girl
ÁstríðurGood, fair and beautiful girl. A variant of Ástfríður.Girl
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
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