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  • Ase - AH-she
    The name Ase is a Scandinavian baby name. In Scandinavian the meaning of the name Ase is: healer;physician.
    Meaning: God-like, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Birger - BEER-gər
    Birger is a Scandinavian name from Old Norse, bjarga, meaning "to help, to save, to protect". It is widely used in Norway as Birger but also as Børge.
    Meaning: One who helps, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Bodil - BAW-dil
    Bodil in Danish and Norwegian, in Swedish also the variations Bothild, Botilda, and Boel, is a feminine given name. It is Latinized form of Old Norse Bóthildr from bót "remedy" + hildr "battle".
    Meaning: Battle will cure, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Borghild - BAWRG-hild
    Borghild (and versions like Burghild and Borghildur) is a female given name formed from "borg" (protection) and "hild" (battle).[1] As of December 31, 2005, there were 585 persons in Sweden named Borghild.
    Meaning: Defence in battle, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Dag - DAHG
    Dag is a masculine Scandinavian given name derived from the Old Norse dagr, meaning "day" (or the name of the god Dagr, a personification of the day), most commonly used in Norway and Sweden. In Sweden, September 16 is Dag's Name Day. Dag is uncommon as a surname.
  • Egil - EE-yeh-gil
    Norse Meaning: The name Egil is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Egil is: Inspires fright.
  • Einar - IE-nahr
    From the Old Norse name Einarr, derived from the elements ein "one, alone" and arr "warrior". This name shares the same roots as einherjar, the word for the slain warriors in Valhalla.
    Meaning: One who fights alone, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Embla - EHM-blah
    In Norse mythology, Embla was the first woman. Her name comes from the Old Norse word for 'elm'. ... The mythological story of Embla appears in the Poetic Edda (compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources)and also in the Prose Edda (written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson).
    Meaning: Elm tree, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Folke - FAWL-keh
    Folke is a Swedish male given name, which means "chief", derived from the Old Norse folk. As of 2004, in Sweden there are 20,100 persons named Folke. Of them, about 5,700 had it as their main given name. In 2002, 118 newborn boys were named Folke, of them 15 as main name.
    Meaning: From the people, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Fritjof - FRIT-yawf
    Meaning & History. From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
    Meaning: One who steals peace, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Gudmund - GOOD-moond
    The name Gudmund is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Gudmund is: A chieftain.
    Meaning: God is protecting, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Gull - GOOL
    Gull Name Meaning. English: nickname from Middle English gulle 'gull' or gul(le) (Old Norse gulr) 'yellow', 'pale' (of hair or complexion). Swiss German: nickname for an irascible or unreliable person, from an Alemannic form of Latin gallus 'rooster'.
  • Gunhild - goon-HILD
    Gunhild. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. Gunhild, Gunnhild, Gunnhildr, Gundhild, Gunhilde or Gunhilda is a Germanic feminine given name composed of two words meaning "war" (hild/hildr and gunn).
    Meaning: Battle in war, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Gunne - GOON-neh
    Gunne [gunne] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Gunne) is an Old Norse name, and the name Gunne means "battler, warrior". Gunne is an alternate spelling of Gunnar (Old Norse): from Old Norse gunnr "strife".
  • Gunvor - goon-VAWR
    From the Old Norse name Gunnvör meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vor "vigilant, cautious".
    Meaning: Alert in war, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Hella - HE-lah
    Hella as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Hella means "sun ray; prosperous, successful; holy". Hella is a version of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hêlios "sun". Hella is also a form of Helga (Scandinavian, Old Norse).
  • Hemming - HEM-ing
    Perhaps derived from Old Norse hamr "shape", and possibly originally a nickname for a person believed to be a shape changer.
    Meaning: Changing shapes, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Hjalmar - HYAL-mahr
    From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr meaning "helmeted warrior" from the element hjalmr "helmet" combined with arr "warrior".
    Meaning: Fighter with a helmet, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Holger - HAWL-ger
    Holger is a Scandinavian masculine given name derived from the Old Norse name Hólmgeirr, a compound of hólmr meaning "island", and geirr meaning "spear". It is most common amongst Danish people. It is uncommon as a surname, but is found as Holkeri in Finnish.
    Meaning: Island of spears, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Ingolf - IN-gawlf
    From the Old Norse name Ingólfr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with úlfr meaning "wolf".
    Meaning: Ing's wolf, Origin: Danish, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish
  • Kare - KAH-reh
    Norse Meaning: The name Kare is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Kare is: Tremendous.