Eldrid

Eldrid is a Norwegian female name, the modern form of Old Norse, possibly derived from Old Norse elements eldr (fire) and fríðr (beautiful). Eldrid is also an English male name which comes from Old English Æðelþryð meaning “noble strength” made up from Old English elements Æðel (noble) and þryð (strength).It’s also possible that it’s an Old Norse form of Eldrit, a…

Seith

Leith comes from Middle Welsh seith meaning “seven” which comes from Proto-Brythonic *seiθ (seven) via Proto-Celtic *sextam (seven) derived from PIE root word *septḿ̥ (seven). The modern Welsh word is saith though as far as I know neither has ever been used as a given name name. Seith has also been used as an anglicized form of seiðr, an Old Norse word meaning “witchcraft,…

Ymir

Ymir is the name of a giant in Norse mythology, the ancestor of all the giants, and the grandfather of Odin, Ve, and Vili, who later killed him and used his corpse to create the world- his blood was used to create the seas and lakes, his bones became mountains and boulders and stones; the trees…

Kelda

Kelda comes from Old Norse kelda meaning “a well, spring, fountain; bog, swamp” which seems to be derived from Proto-Germanic *kwellǭ (wellspring; spring; well) via a PIE root word. Kilda could be a variant spelling of it, but it’s also the name of an archipelago in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, known as St. Kilda. Though the etymology and meaning…

Verna

Verna is the feminine form of Vernon, derived from a Norman surname and place name meaning “alder” from Gaulish word vern referring to someone who lived near a grove of alders. Verna has also been associated with the Latin word vernus meaning “spring”, as well as also being a Latin word meaning “house servant, family slave”, either…

Freya

Freya is the goddess of love, death, beauty, fertility and war in Norse mythology, and the twin sister of Freyr. The name comes from Old Norse freyja meaning “lady” which comes from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ (lady, wife of a lord) which derives from a PIE root word. There seems to be some thought that Freya and Frigg were once the same goddess (Frigg being the…

Lunafreya

Lunafreya is a name I came across, the name of a protagonist in the Final Fantasy XV game and as far as I can find out, it seems to have first been created for the game. Although I’ve never played any of the games I’m pretty familiar with them and they are chock full of…

Sigyn

Sigyn is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology, the wife of Loki and mother of their two sons, Narvi/Narfi (also known as Nari) and Váli. When Loki is punished for engineering the death of Baldr, he is bound with a deadly serpent placed above him so that the venom it drips from above will cause him great pain; however, Sigyn is…

Loki

Loki is a prominent god in Norse mythlogy, a trickster god and shapeshifter. He is chained to a rock by the other gods after orchestrating the death of Baldr for all eternity until the advent of Ragnarok where he and another god, Heimdallr, kill each other in battle. He was the blood-brother of Odin and the father of Fenrir (a…