57 Old Norse Baby Girl Names With Meanings

The language of North Germany; spoken in Scandinavia, the Faroe Island, Iceland, Greenland and parts of Russia, Old Norse is the language of the Vikings or Norseman. The language had the scope of describing a range of feelings like tough and strong like Bjami; lovely and delicate like Dahlia. The language brings to imagine the picture of God Thor and his thunderous hammer. Old Norse names were given after deceased heroes or relatives anticipating that children will inherit characters of the deceased.

Old Norse baby girl names were feminine and strong, justifying the Viking Age women. Baby girls had strong names like "Vigdis" where "vig" meant battle or combat and "dis" meant goddess or names like Ragnhild were also common. Ragnhild meant an advisor or decision-maker in battle. It is noteworthy that Norse names are composed of two words that together give rise to a new meaning. The names are English forms of Old Norse but still very close to the original.

The naming was unique in the Scandinavian culture. If a relative died when the child was in a mother's womb, the child needed to bore the name of that relative. This was considered as an honor to that relative. If the honored relative and the ancestor shared a common name, then the ancestor's nickname was also attached to the baby's name. This meant that the names of babies remained the same for a long time in the families. The names of Norse Gods and Goddesses were also popular for use as first names. Norse names did not have a trend of surnames. Instead, a patronymic or metronymic system was used.

Keen on knowing the Scandinavian naming culture already? We have a list of baby girls names in Old Norse to give you an insight into the same.

AdalbjorgNoble protection.Girl
AdalheidisNoble kind, of the noble sort.Girl
AlfdisGoddess, divine womanGirl
AlfildOld Norse - Elf; Supernatural Being; Battle; Magical CounselGirl
AlfinaOld Norse - Elf; Supernatural Being; Battle; Magical CounselGirl
AlvildaOld Norse - Elf; Supernatural Being; Elf Battle; Victory; A variant transcription of AlfhildGirl
ArnaEagle or ruleGirl
ArnleifThe eagle inheritor.Girl
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
AsgerdGod's fenceGirl
AstriOld Norse - Divinely Beautiful; Fair Beautiful Goddess; Divine Beauty; FairGirl
AudbjorgA combination of luck and one who saves.Girl
BotildaOld Norse - A commanding Heroine; Battle for HelpGirl
BrenndahOld Norse - Sword; Torch; Burning; Stinking HairGirl
BrunhildLike battle armor; Dark; NobleGirl
DagomaraA glorious dayGirl
FraidaSomeone who is beautiful and adored by allGirl
FrayaIt means a woman who is the foremost; LadyGirl
FreaDerived from Old Norse goddess's name Freyja, it means the Lady or MistressGirl
FreiaIt refers to a woman who the Lady or MistressGirl
FrejaReferring to a Lady or a Mistress; a Goddess of beautyGirl
FreyaIn Norse mythology, Freya was the goddess of love; LadyGirl
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
GerdurProtection, a protective woman.Girl
GertaGermanic - Spear; Strength; Power; Old Norse - EnclosureGirl
HaldisTeutonic - Spirit of Stone; Old Norse - Firm HelperUnisex
HalleHalle is Heroine; A variant is Halli; It is derived from Hallr which means rockGirl
HawkeA falcon bird of preyGirl
HelgaBlessed; Holy; A variant of Old Norse name Hella meaning Flat stone; Flag stone or Flat mountainGirl
Hjordis"Sword goddess", from Old Norse; A variant form is HjordosGirl
Hjordos"Sword goddess", from Old Norse; A variant form is HjordisGirl
HoweaOld Norse; Horse; High; Warden; Guard; Heart; Mind; Clearing in the Woods; A variation of name HowardGirl
HuldaLoved One; Hiding; Secrecy; Sweet; Lovable; A variant transcription is HuldGirl
HuldahLoved One; Hiding; Secrecy; Sweet; Lovable; A variant transcription is HuldaGirl
IngridaA beautiful womanGirl
KolbrunCoal or eyebrow.Girl
LiveA protector and defender of lifeGirl
PiperA pipe playerGirl
PipereOne who plays the pipeGirl
RagnildOld Norse - Goddess or Warrior; All-knowing PowerGirl
RannveigOld Norse - A house woman; A variant of RanveigGirl
RonnaOld Greek - Bearer of victory; True image; Old Norse - Well advised ruler; A variant of Rhonda; Derived From VeronicaGirl
SaggaThe seeing oneGirl
ShelbaA settlement of willowsGirl
SigourneyVictorious conquerorGirl
SolveigaStrength or the sun.Girl
SteinunnStone or wave.Girl
SvalaIcelandic word for Swallow, the bird.Girl
YlfaA female wolf.Girl
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