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Norse Names

Nordic names dominate Viking and Scandinavian history and seem to us to run the gamut from tough and strong, like Bjami, to lovely and delicate, like Dahlia. Browse BabyZone’s full list of Norse baby names and meanings to see if you agree.

Om

Norse: Father of Idunn

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Eric

Eric is a mighty name. According to Norse legend, the Viking Leif Ericson (son of the super-manly Eric the Red) landed on... Read more about Eric

Erica

Norse: Eternal ruler, forever strong; feminine form of Eric. The spelling variation Erika is popular in numerous European countries...

Scandinavian: Noble, forever strong; feminine form of Eric

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Troy

Norse: Growing

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Dahlia

It might be a flower name, but Dahlia is anything but flowery. Pronounced DA-lee-a or DAL-yah, this vintage name reminds... Read more about Dahlia

Grim

Norse: Son of Njal

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Saga

Norse: Legend, myth

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Loki

Norse: God of destruction

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Tori

Norse: Spear of Thor

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Harold

English Origin

Norse: Army commander; Harald has been popular since the Vikings and was borne by several kings of Norway

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Valencia

Norse: Daughter of Thorbrand

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Odin

Norse: A chief deity of Norse mythology, Odin is the god of war and death, poetry and culture.

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Freya

Norse: A noble woman; Freya was the Norse goddess of love and fertility for whom Friday is named, said to be the most beautiful...

Scandinavian Origin

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Gala

Norse: Lovely voice, singer

Swedish Origin

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Den

Norse: From Denmark

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Kari

Finnish Origin

Norse: Gust of wind or curly-haired

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Fell

Norse: From the rough hill

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Randi

Norse: Lovely goddess

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Thelma

Norse: Bear of Thor

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Magna

Norse: Great; feminine form of Magnus

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Elin

Norse: Daughter of the Russian king Boleslaw

Swedish: Light

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Liv

Norse: Life; also a familiar form for names like Olivia or Livana

Scandinavian Origin

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Dag

Norse: Day; in Norse mythology, the son of Nott and Dellingr

Scandinavian: Day

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Solveig

Norse: Compound of the old Norse words for house and strength

Swedish Origin

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Sindri

Norse: A mythical dwarf

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Ingmar

Norse: Famous Ing or famous son; refers to Ing, another name for Frey, the handsome Norse fertility god

Swedish Origin

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Ragnarok

Norse: The final battle of the gods in Norse mythology, the end of the world, the beginning of a new one

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Jormungand

Norse: In Norse mythology, Jormungand was one of the three children of the god Loki and his wife, the giantess Angrboda. He was...

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Hagen

Gaelic Origin

Norse: In Norse legends, Hagan was the manipulative villain who killed Siegfried

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Garth

English Origin

Norse: Garden; from a surname, indicating someone who lived near or worked in a garden

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