Female, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Teryl

Teryl seems to be a variant spelling of Terrell, an English surname which seems to be derived from Old French tirel via a Norman French nickname, tirel, meaning "to pull", perhaps in reference to pulling on the reins of an animal, though to seems to have originally been used as a nickname for a stubborn person. Terrell may also be derived… Continue reading Teryl

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Female, Mythology, Norse mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vorin

Vorin is a Norwegian female name, the Norwegian form of Vårin, which could be an elaborated form of Old Norse vár meaning "spring (season)" derived from a PIE root word. Vár also has several different meanings in Old Norse such as "truth", "woman (poetic)", and "solemn vow, oath". In Norse mythology, Vár is a goddess associated with oaths… Continue reading Vorin

Emotion/Feelings, F names, Female, Love/Beloved, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Frigg

Frigg is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology, the goddess of marriage, childbirth, and the earth. She is also depicted as having the power of foreknowledge and is the wife of Odin. Frigg comes from an Old Norse source meaning "beloved" or "to love" deriving from a PIE root word meaning "to love, to please".… Continue reading Frigg

English, Female, Literature, Mythology, Norse mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Y names

Ygritte

Ygritte is a female name, a created name for a wilding character in author George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. Though I couldn't find any information of where Martin got the name from, I can't help but wonder if he was inspired by Ygraine, the name of Arthur's mother from the Arthurian… Continue reading Ygritte

F names, Female, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Froy

Froy could be an anglicized form of Frøy, a Norwegian unisex name, the Norwegian form of Freyr, the name of the Norse god of fertility and the weather. His name comes from Proto-Germanic *frawjaz meaning “lord”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Frøy (Norwegian) Fray (Norwegian) Frey Freyr   Female forms: Freya (Norse mythology, English) Freyja (Norse mythology, Icelandic) Freja (Danish,… Continue reading Froy

Animals, Arabic, F names, Female, Horses/Stallions, Mythology, Nature, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fulla

Fulla (also known as Volla) is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology, a hand-maiden of Frigg. Her name is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be related to Old Norse fullr meaning "full" and essentially meaning "bountiful", derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *pleh₁- (to fill); or from Old Norse fyl meaning "foal" derived from Proto-Germanic *fulją. Fulla is also a Catalan… Continue reading Fulla

Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sigmund

Sigmund is the name of a hero in Norse mythology, the son of King Völsung. When his sister Signy marries Siggeir, king of Gautland, a wedding feast is held and the god Odin appears disguised as an old beggar. He plunges a sword into a tree, Barnstokkr, which stands in the center of King Völsung's hall, and whichever man is able to pull it… Continue reading Sigmund

Female, Hebrew, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, T names, Thunder/Lightning, Virtues/Attributes

Tova

Tova is a Hebrew female name meaning "good", though it's also a Swedish variant of Tove, a modern form of Old Norse Tófa which is a short form of Old Norse Þórfríðr (or Thorfrither) meaning "Thor is beautiful" or "beautiful Thor" from Þórr/Thor (Thor) and fríðr (beautiful, beloved), Thor being the Norse god of thunder, strength, war and storms; his name fittingly means "thunder". Origin:… Continue reading Tova

Color, F names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White

Finn

Finn comes from an Irish name meaning "fair", "blessed" or "white" derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Finn is the older spelling of Fionn, which belongs to the name of a warrior in Irish myth known as Fionn mac Cumhaill (or Finn MacCool in English) and the leader of the Fianna. His birth name was Deimne but he was… Continue reading Finn

Earth, Elements, Female, Japanese, Latin, Male, Mythology, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Place names, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Saga

Saga is the name of an Old Norse goddess of wisdom and seems to be another name for the goddess Frigg. The name seems to come from Old Norse sjá meaning "to see", likely in reference to the fact that she is a seeress. Saga is also a word derived from Old Norse saga meaning "saga, story", cognate with… Continue reading Saga

Ancient Germanic, Battle/War, Female, German/Germanic, H names, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse mythology

Hilda

Hilda comes from Germanic element hild meaning "battle" as well as being a nickname for any name beginning with Hilde- such as Hildebrand or Hildred. Hilda is also a cogante of Old Norse Hildr, the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology who had the power to revive the dead. Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Hildy (English) Hylda (English) Hilde (German, Dutch, Norwegian)… Continue reading Hilda

F names, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Frey

Frey is a variant of Freyr, the name of the Norse god of fertility and the weather, and the twin brother of Freya, as well as the husband of Gerd, a frost giantess, for whom he gave up a magical sword just to be with her though, without it, he will be killed during Ragnorak. His name comes from… Continue reading Frey

Emotion/Feelings, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, O names, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Odin

Odin is an Anglicized form of Old Norse Óðinn which comes from óðr meaning "inspiration, rage, frenzy". It comes from Proto-Germanic *Wodanaz meaning "poetic fury" derived from *wodaz (rage, manic inspiration, mad, furious, possessed). In Norse mythology, Odin is the chief god of the Norse pantheon, a complex character who presided over war, art, wisdom, death, and magic, as well as poetry… Continue reading Odin

Ancient Germanic, Battle/War, Female, G names, German/Germanic, Mythology, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes

Gerda

Gerda is the feminine form of Dutch and German given name Gerd, a short form of Gerhard, the Scandinavian form of Gerard meaning "brave spear, hardy spear" from Germanic elements ger (spear) and hard (brave, hardy). Gerda is also the name of a Norse goddess and jotunn (giant) in Norse mythology, the wife of Freyr. The name comes from Old Norse garðr meaning "protection, fenced-in,… Continue reading Gerda

Earth, Female, Hebrew, Korean, Latin, Male, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Roman mythology, S names, Sun, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sol

Sol is the Latin name for "sun", and the name of the Roman god of the sun as well as being the Spanish and Potuguese word for "sun" deriving from Latin as well. It's also a short form of Solomon, deriving from Hebrew shalom meaning "peace". As a surname, it's seems to have originated from Latin sol. Spelled Sól, it's… Continue reading Sol

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Birds, I names, Male, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Raven, Surname names

Ingram

Ingram is an English surname derived from Norman French Enguerrand which is the Medieval French form of Engilram, a Germanic name. The second part of the name comes from Germanic hramn (raven) though the first part of the name is a little trickier. It could be from Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe possibly meaning "angel", though it could also be derived… Continue reading Ingram

Earth, Elements, Male, Mythology, Nature, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Surname names, T names, Thunder/Lightning

Thurstan

Thurstan comes from an English surname derived from Norse given name Torsten, from Old Norse Þórsteinn meaning "Thor's stone", Thor being the Norse god of thunder, strength, war, and storms . His name means "thunder". Origin: Old Norse Variants: Thorstein (Norwegian) Torstein (Norwegian) Torsten (Swedish, Danish, German) Thorsten (Danish, Swedish, German) Torsti (Finnish) Turstin (Medieval English)… Continue reading Thurstan

Chinese, Earth, Female, Japanese, Mythology, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Ran

Ran is a Japanese feminine name meaning "orchid" (蘭) though there could be other meanings depending on the kanji used. Ran is also a Chinese surname (冉) which could mean "tender" or "weak". Rán (pronounced rawn) is also the name of a goddess of the sea in Norse mythology who captures sailors in her net and drowns them.… Continue reading Ran