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Scandinavian names. Scandinavian male and female names

Absalon - Scandinavian form of Hebrew Abiyshalowm, meaning "father of peace." 
Agné - Lithuanian form of Greek Hagne, meaning "chaste; holy."
Alvis - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Alvíss, meaning "all wise." 
Arkell - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Arnkell, meaning "eagle kettle."
Arvid -  Scandinavian form of Old Norse Arnviðr, meaning "eagle tree."
Axel - Scandinavian form of Hebrew Abiyshalowm, meaning "father of peace." 
Balder - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Baldr, meaning "lord, prince." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Odin and Frigg.
Benedikt -   German form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Birger - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bergr, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Bjarne - Modern Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Cai -   Variant spelling of Scandinavian Kai, possibly meaning "lord."
Cay -   Variant spelling of Frisian Kai, meaning "warrior." 
Christoffer - Scandinavian form Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
Cnut - Variant spelling of Scandinavian Knut, meaning "knot." 
Dagfinn - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Dagfinnr, meaning "day-Finn" or "day-wanderer."
Daven -   Scandinavian name meaning "two rivers."
Edvárd - Hungarian form of Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
Egill - Diminutive form of Scandinavian Agne, "edge (of a sword)," meaning "little edge." 
Eilert - Frisian and Scandinavian form of German Eckhard, meaning "strong edge."
Einar - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Einarr, meaning "lone warrior."
Emil - German and Scandinavian name derived from Latin Æmilius, meaning "rival." In use by the English.
Enok - Scandinavian form of Greek Henoch, meaning "dedicated."
Erland - Scandinavian name derived from Old Norse örlendr, meaning "foreigner, stranger."
Erlend - Variant spelling of Scandinavian Erland, meaning "foreigner, stranger."
Esben - Swedish form of Old Norse Ásbjorn, meaning "divine-bear."
Eutha - Scandinavian name derived from Old Norse jôdh, meaning "child."
Finn -   Old Irish form of modern Gaelic Fionn, meaning "fair, white." In Irish legend, this is the name of a hero, Finn MacCool, who became all-knowing after eating a magic salmon.
Folke - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Folki, meaning "people, tribe." 
Frans - Dutch and Scandinavian form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Fritjof - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Friðþjófr, meaning "peace-thief."
Frode - Scandinavian form of Icelandic Fróði, meaning "wise."
Gunnar - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Gunnarr, meaning "soldier, warrior."
Gunne - Short form of Scandinavian Gunnar, meaning "soldier, warrior."
Halle - Scandinavian short form of longer names containing the Norse element hallr, meaning "rock."
Halvard - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Hallvar�r, meaning "rock defender."
Halvdan - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Halfdanr, meaning "half Dane."
Harald -   Dutch and German form of Anglo-Saxon Hereweald, meaning "army ruler."
Helge - Scandinavian form of Icelandic Helgi, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Hemming - Scandinavian name derived from Old Norse hamr, meaning "shape." The name may have originated as a byname for a "shape-shifter" or "werewolf."
Henning - Pet form of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Henrik -  Scandinavian form of Old Norse Heinrikr, meaning "home-ruler."
Herleif - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Herleifr, meaning "army descendant." 
Hjálmar - Old Norse name composed of the elements hjalmr "helmet" and arr "warrior," hence "helmet-warrior."
Hjalmarr - Variant spelling of Scandinavian Hjalmar, meaning "helmet-warrior."
Holger - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Holmgeirr, meaning "spear island."
Ingmar - Contracted form of Scandinavian Ingemar, meaning "Ing-famous."
Ívar - Icelandic form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior." 
Jákob - Hungarian form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
Jarl - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Erlingr, the legend name of a mortal son of the god Ríg, meaning "earl, nobleman."
Joakim - Scandinavian form of Hebrew Yehowyaqiym, meaning "Jehovah raises up." 
Johan - Short form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious." In use by the Czechs, Finnish, Germans and Scandinavians.
Josef - Scandinavian form of Greek Ioseph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Kaj - Short form of Swedish Katerina, meaning "pure." Compare with masculine Kaj.
Kennet - Scandinavian form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
Kjell - Scandinavian form of Icelandic and Old Norse Kettil, meaning "cauldron, kettle." 
Knut - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Knútr, meaning "knot." 
Kristian - Scandinavian form of Greek Christianos, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Kristoffer -   Finnish form of Greek Christophoros, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
Lars - Scandinavian form of Icelandic Lárus, meaning "laurel."
Lasse - Pet form of Scandinavian Lars, meaning "laurel."
Laurits - Scandinavian short form of Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
Leif - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Leifr, meaning "descendant, heir."
Lelle - Pet form of Scandinavian Lennart, meaning "lion-strong."
Lennart - Scandinavian form of Old High German Lewenhart, meaning "lion-strong."
Lenne - Pet form of Scandinavian Lennart, meaning "lion-strong."
Lorens - Scandinavian form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
Ludvig - Scandinavian form of German Ludwig, meaning "famous warrior."
Magnus -   Roman Latin byname meaning "great."
Mikkel - Scandinavian form of Greek Michaēl, meaning "who is like God?"
Nel - Norman French form of Scandinavian Njal, meaning "champion."
Nenne - Pet form of Scandinavian Lennart, meaning "lion-strong."
Niklas - Scandinavian form of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people." 
Nikolaus -   German form of Latin Nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people." 
Njal - Scandinavian form of Irish Gaelic Niall, meaning "champion."
Njord - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Njörðr, meaning "strong, vigorous."
Odin - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Óðinn, meaning "poetry, song" and "eager, frenzied, raging." In mythology, this is the name of the chief god of the Aesir. Equated with Anglo-Saxon Woden.
Óskar - Icelandic form of Old Norse Ásgeirr, meaning "god-spear."
Osvald - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Ásvaldr, meaning "divine power" or "divine ruler."
Ove - Possibly a modern Scandinavian form of Old Danish Auwe, meaning "little edge." 
Per - Scandinavian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pontus -   Latin form of Greek Pontos, meaning "sea." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea, the father of Nereus, Phorkys, and other sea-gods.
Ragnar - Scandinavian form of German Reginar, meaning "wise warrior."
Ragne - Masculine form of Scandinavian Ragna, a short form of names containing the Old Norse element regin ("advice, decision, counsel"), hence "wise."
Ragnvald - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Ragnvaldr, meaning "wise ruler."
Ralf -   Medieval Norman contracted form of German Radulf, meaning "wise wolf."
Randolf -   Scandinavian form of Old Norse Randolfr, meaning "shield-wolf."
Rasmus -  Short form of Latin Erasmus, meaning "beloved." In use by the Scandinavians.
Rikárd - Hungarian form of Old High German Ricohard, meaning "powerful ruler."
Roald - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Hróaldr, meaning "famous ruler."
Roar - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Hróarr, meaning "famous spear."
Rognvald - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Rögnvaldr, meaning "wise ruler."
Rolf -   Contracted form of Old High German Hrodwulf, meaning "famous wolf." This name came into Middle English use via the Normans.
Rubén - Spanish form of Hebrew Reuwben, meaning "behold, a son!" 
Rune - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Rúni, meaning "secret lore."
Séverin - French form of Roman Latin Severinus, meaning "stern."
Sigfrid - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Sigfrøðr, meaning "victory-peace."
Sigmund -   Old High German name composed of the elements sige "victory" and mund "protection," hence "victory-protection."
Sigvard - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Sigvarðr, meaning "victory guard." 
Snorre - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Snorri, meaning "attack."
Stig - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Stígr, meaning "wanderer."
Sverre - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Sverrir, meaning "wild, restless."
Teodor - Scandinavian form of Latin Theodorus, meaning "gift of God."
Tor -   Celtic name meaning "conical hill." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table. He was an adopted son of King Ars/Aries, the natural son of King (or shepherd) Pellinore. He was brother to Sir Aglovale, Sir Lamorak, Sir Domar, Sir Percival, and Dindrane. Torand his twelve half-brothers were raised as shepherds, but Arthur later made hima knight.
Tore -   Italian short form of Latin Salvatore, meaning "savior." 
Tove - Unisex pet form of Scandinavian names starting with Torf- or Torv-, meaning "Thor" or "thunder."
Ulf - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Ulfr, meaning "wolf."
Ulrik - Scandinavian form of Old High German Ulrich, meaning "prosperity and power."
Valter - Scandinavian form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Verner - Scandinavian form of German Werner, meaning "Warin warrior," i.e. "covered warrior."
Vidar - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Víðarr, meaning "forest warrior."
Vigge - Scandinavian form of Icelandic Viggó, a short form of Nordic names beginning with Vig-, meaning "lightning."
Vilfred - Scandinavian form of German Wilfried, meaning "desires peace." 
Vilhelm - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Vilhjalmr, meaning "will-helmet."
Vilmar - Scandinavian form of Old High German Wilmar, meaning "desires fame." 

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