Norwegian names


Alrek - Norwegian form of Old Norse Alrekr, meaning "all-powerful; ruler of all."
Arnlaug - Norwegian form of Old Norse Arnlaugr, meaning "eagle vow."
Asgier - Norwegian form of Old Norse Ásgeirr, meaning "god-spear."
Baldor - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Balder, meaning "lord, prince."
Bjarte - Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."
Canutus - Latin form of Old Norse Knútr, meaning "knot." In use by the Norwegians and Swedish.
Eirik - Norwegian form of Old Norse Eiríkr, meaning "ever-ruler."
Fredrik -   Swedish and Norwegian form of German Fridric, meaning "peaceful ruler." 
Fridthjof - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Friðþjófr, meaning "peace-thief."
Fridtjof - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Friðþjófr, meaning "peace-thief."
Frithjof - Variant spelling of Danish/Norwegian Fridtjof, meaning "peace-thief."
Froder - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Frode, meaning "wise."
Gregers - Danish and Norwegian form of Greek Gregorios, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
Gudleif - Norwegian form of Old Norse Guðleifr, meaning "divine heir."
Gunnerius - Norwegian Latinized form of Scandinavian Gunnar, meaning "soldier, warrior."
Hallvard - Norwegian variant spelling of Scandinavian Halvard, meaning "rock defender."
Halstein - Norwegian form of Old Norse Hallsteinn, meaning "rock stone."
Halvor - Variant spelling of Norwegian Hallvard, meaning "rock defender."
Inge - Norwegian unisex short form of longer names containing the element ing, meaning "foremost one." 
Kjetil - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Kjell, meaning "cauldron, kettle."
Knute - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Knut, meaning "knot." 
Lauris - Norwegian and Swedish form of Latin Laurus, meaning "laurel."
Lauritz - Danish and Norwegian variant spelling of Scandinavian Laurits, meaning "of Laurentum."
Mats - Norwegian and Swedish form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God."
Morten - Danish and Norwegian form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
Normund - Norwegian name composed of the Old Norse elements norðr "north" and mundr "protection," hence "north protection."
Odd - Norwegian form of Old Norse Oddr, meaning "point of a weapon."
Oddmund - Norwegian and Swedish name composed of the Old Norse elements oddr "point of a weapon" and mundr "protection."
Oden - Norwegian and Swedish form of Old Norse Óðinn, meaning "poetry, song" and "eager, frenzied, raging."
Ola - Hawaiian name meaning "life; well-being."
Olav - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Óláfr, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
Peder - Danish and Norwegian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Petter - Norwegian and Swedish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Reino - Variant spelling of German Rein, meaning "wise." In use by the Danish, Finnish and Norwegians.
Sigurd - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Sigurðr, meaning "victory guard." In Norse legend, this is the name of a hero of the Volsungasaga.
Simen - Norwegian form of Greek Simōn, meaning "hearkening."
Sindre - Norwegian form of Old Norse Sindri, possibly meaning "sparkling."
Sjurd - Norwegian form of Old Norse Sigurðr, meaning "victory guard."
Stein - Norwegian form of Old Norse Steinn, meaning "stone."
Stian - Modern Norwegian form of Old Norse Stígandr, meaning "wanderer."
Svein - Norwegian form of Old Norse Sveinn, meaning "boy."
Thor - Swedish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Þórr, meaning "thunder." 
Tryggve - Norwegian and Swedish form of Icelandic Tryggvi, meaning "trustworthy."
Trygve - Danish and Norwegian form of Icelandic Tryggvi, meaning "trustworthy."
Vendel - Norwegian and Swedish form of Old High German Wendel, meaning"a Wend; a wanderer," a term used torefer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
Yrian - Norwegian and Swedish form of Low German Jurian, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Yrjan - Variant spelling of Norwegian/Swedish Yrian, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

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