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Norse names. Norse male and female names

Agni - Old Norse name derived from the word egg, meaning "edge (of a sword)."
Alfr - Old Norse legend name of a king who pursued the maiden Álfhidr, meaning "elf."
Alrekr - Old Norse equivalent of Visigothic Alaric, composed of the elements al "all" and rikiaR "rich, mighty ruler," hence "all-powerful; ruler of all."
Anundr - Old Norse Viking name composed of the elements anu "ancestor; forefather," and undr "to prevail; triumph," hence "triumph of the ancestors." This was the name of a legendary king of the House of Yngling.
Anvindr - Old Norse name composed of the elements an "against" and vindr "wind," hence "against the wind." 
Arnkell - Old Norse name composed of the elements ari "eagle" and ketill "cauldron, kettle," hence "eagle kettle." 
Arnlaugr - Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and laug "promise, vow," hence "eagle vow."
Baldr - Old Norse name derived from the word baldr, meaning "lord, prince." In mythology, this is the name of the second son of Odin and Frigg. He was a god of beauty, joy, purity and peace. His death was seen as the triggering event which brought about the destruction of all the gods at Ragnarok. He was ceremonially cremated upon his ship, Hringhorni, largest of all ships ever built.
Bjartr - Old Norse name derived from the word bjartr, meaning "bright."
Bjorg - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorg, "to help, save," hence "rescuer, saver."
Bjorn - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorn, meaning "bear."
Brandr - Old Norse name derived from the word brand "blade, sword," a derivative of brinnan meaning "to flash."
Dagfinnr - Old Norse name composed of the elements dagr "day" and Finnr "a Finn, a wanderer," hence "day-Finn" or "day-wanderer."
Dagr - Old Norse name derived from the word dagr, meaning "day."
Egil - Diminutive form of Old Norse Agni "edge (of a sword)," meaning "little edge." 
Eileifr - Old Norse name composed of the elements Ei- from *aiwa "always, ever" and leifr "descendant, heir," hence "ever-heir."
Einarr - Old Norse name composed of the elements Ein- from *aina "alone, one" and -arr from harjaR "army, warrior," hence "lone warrior."
Eitri - Norse myth name of a dwarf who, along with his brother Brökk, made magical objects for the gods, including the hammer of Thor.
Erlingr - Old Norse legend name of the mortal son of the god Ríg, meaning "earl, nobleman."
Eysteinn - Old Norse name composed of the elements ey "island" and steinn "stone," hence "island stone."
Eyvindr - Old Norse name composed of the elements ey "island" and vindr "wind," hence "island wind."
Fenris - Usually said to be an Anglicized form of Old Norse Fenrisúlfr, but according to Sophus Bugge, author of The Home of The Eddic Poems, this name, as well as Fenrir, probably originated with Norsemen under the influence of Christianity, and was a word for "hell" and only later took on the meaning "swamp." 
Finnr - Old Norse name which may have originally been an ethnic byname for someone "from Finland."
Folki - Old Norse name, originally a short form of longer names containing folk, meaning "people, tribe."
Folkvar - Contracted form of Old Norse Folkvarðr, meaning "guardian of the people."
Folkvarthr -  Variant spelling of Old Norse Folkvarðr, meaning "guardian of the people."
Fraener - Old Norse mythname of a dwarf who transformed into a dragon, the symbol of greed. Also called Fáfnir.
Freyr - Old Norse name possibly derived from the word *fraujaR, meaning "lord, master." In mythology, this is the name of a god of rain and sunlight.
Gulltoppr - Old Norse name meaning "golden mane." In mythology, this is the name of the horse of Heimdall.
Gunnarr - Old Norse name composed of the elements gunnr "battle, fight" and arr "army, war," hence "soldier, warrior." In mythology, this is the name of the husband of Brynhild.
Halfdanr - Old Norse name composed of the elements halfr "half" and Danr "Dane," hence "half Dane."
Hallsteinn - Old Norse name composed of the elements hallr "rock" and steinn "stone," hence "rock stone."
Hallvardr - Variant spelling of Old Norse Hallvarðr, meaning "rock defender."
Heinrikr - Old Norse equivalent of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Herleifr - Old Norse name composed of the elements herr "army" and leifr "descendant," hence "army descendant."
Hjortr - Old Norse name meaning "hart, stag."
Holmgeirr - Old Norse name composed of the elements holmr "island" and geirr "spear," hence "spear island."
Ing - Old Norse name derived from proto-Germanic Ingwaz, meaning "Lord of the Inguins." In mythology, this is the name of a fertility god.
Ingimarr - Old Norse name composed of the name of the fertility god Ing and the word *mariR "famous," hence "Ing-famous."
Ingjaldr - Old Norse name derived from the element gjalda, meaning "to pay, to recompense."
Koli - Old Norse byname for a dark-complexioned person, derived from the element kol, meaning "black, coal."
Kolr - Old Norse byname for a dark-complexioned person, derived from the word kolr, meaning "black, coal."
Leifr - Old Norse name derived from the word leifr, meaning "descendant, heir."
Liulfr - Old Norse name of uncertain etymology, possibly composed of the elements hlíf "shield, protection" and ulfr "wolf," hence "shield wolf."
Logmar - Old Norse name composed of the elements log "laws" and -mar from *mariR "famous, renowned," hence "famous laws." 
Loki - Old Norse name, possibly derived from the root *leug, meaning "to break." In mythology, this is the name of a god of mischief and foster brother of Odin, described as the contriver of all fraud.
Meili - Old Norse name of a brother of Thor. Meaning unknown.
Naglfar - Old Norse myth name of the largest ship of all, the ship that will carry the dead to Ragnarok, possibly meaning "nail-farer."
Naglfari - Variant form of Old Norse Naglfar, possibly meaning "nail-farer."
Oddr - Old Norse name derived from the word oddr, meaning "point of a weapon."
Ormarr - Old Norse name composed of the elements orm "serpent" and herr "army," hence "serpent army."
Ormr - Old Norse byname derived from the word ormr, meaning "dragon, serpent, snake."
Ragnvaldr - Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, decision" and valdr "to rule," hence "wise ruler."
Randulfr - Old Norse name composed of the elements rand "rim (of a shield)" and ulfr "wolf," hence "shield-wolf."
Sindri - Old Norse name, possibly meaning "sparkling." In mythology, this is the name of a hall in the world that is supposed to exist after Ragnarök, having a roof of red gold. The name is also sometimes used as an alternate name for the dwarf Eitri. 
Snorri - Old Norse name derived from the word snerra, meaning "attack."
Steinn - Old Norse name derived from the word steinn, meaning "stone."
Svadilfari - Old Norse name meaning "disaster;ill-fated." In mythology, this was the name of a magical stallionbelonging to a frost giant.
Sveinn - Old Norse name meaning "boy."
Sverrir - Old Norse name which was originally a byname for a restless person, derived from the word sverra ("to spin, swing, swirl"), hence "wild, restless."
Tryggr - Old Norse name derived from the word tryggr, meaning "trustworthy."
Ulfr - Old Norse name derived from the word ulfr, meaning "wolf."
Vermundr - Old Norse equivalent of Visigothic Vermundo, composed of the elements verr "man" and mundr "protection," hence "protector of man." 
Vilhjalmr - Old Norse form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Volundr - Old Norse form of German Wieland, meaning "war territory" or "battlefield."
Yngling - Old Norse name meaning "descendant of Ing."

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