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
BirtingrA smart, capable and illustrious man.Boy
BjarkiA small bearBoy
BjarturBrightBoy
BogaOne who is good with a bowGirl
BöðvarrSon of Thorleif.Boy
BrandrSwordBoy
BrekiBreakerBoy
BríetIcelandic form of Bridget, meaning the exalted one.Girl
BryndísThe armored goddess/Girl
BrynhildurArmored warrior womanGirl
BrynjarArmor or warrior.Boy
BúiOne who is a farmer.Boy
DagbjartDaylight, bright dayBoy
DagbjarturDaylight or bright day.Boy
DagbjörtDaylight, or a bright dayGirl
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
EiðrPromiseBoy
ElvarA variant of Alvar, meaning elf warrior.Boy
ErikurA form of Eric, meaning peaceful ruler.Boy
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
FanndísSnow woman or snow goddess.Girl
FinnurOne from Finland.Boy
FjolaIcelandic word for violet flower.Girl
FreydísThe woman of Freyr.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
FróðiA learned or wise man.Boy
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
GrímurOne who wears a mask, one who is concealed.Boy
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