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Hjælp – islandske navne

In Hjælp mig on 5 november 2008 at 1:08

Jeg får brug for en masse islandske navne på både mænd og kvinder. Så smid dem du kan ind som svar på denne tråd:)

Reklamer
  1. Hulda, Katrin, Bippe
    Ulfar

  2. Bjørk, Vigdis, Sigtryggur, Einar, Ørn, Hal∂ur, Pettur, Halgrim, Mons

  3. Fornavne

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    Adam (male. Adam, Adam, Adam, Adams)
    As a last name: Adamsson (male), Adamsdóttir (female).
    A Biblical name, meaning “earth”.
    Aðal- Very common as first part of a compound name, meaning “noble”, “brilliant”, “high born”.
    Aðalbjörg (female. Aðalbjörg, Aðalbjörgu, Aðalbjörgu, Aðalbjargar)
    A compound name, made of “Aðal” and “björg”.
    Aðalbjörn (male. Aðalbjörn, Aðalbjörn, Aðalbirni, Aðalbjörns/Aðalbjarnar)
    As a last name: Aðalbjörnsson or Aðalbjarnarson (male), Aðalbjörnsdóttir or Aðalbjarnardóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Aðal” and “björn”.
    Aðalgeir (male. Aðalgeir, Aðalgeir, Aðalgeiri, Aðalgeirs)
    As a last name: Aðalgeirsson (male), Aðalgeirsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Aðal” and “geir”.
    Aðalmundur (male. Aðalmundur, Aðalmund, Aðalmundi, Aðalmundar)
    As a last name: Aðalmundarson or Aðalmundsson (male), Aðalmundardóttir or Aðalmundsdóttir(female).
    A compound name, made of “Aðal” and “mundur”.
    Aðalsteinn (male. Aðalsteinn, Aðalstein, Aðalsteini, Aðalsteins)
    As a last name: Aðalsteinsson (male), Aðalsteinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Aðal” and “steinn”.
    Andrea (female. Andrea, Andreu, Andreu, Andreu)
    Andrés (male. Andrés, Andrés, Andrési, Andrésar)
    As a second name: Andrésson (male), Andrésdóttir (female).
    Anna (female. Anna, Önnu, Önnu, Önnu)
    Angantýr (male. Angantýr, Angantý, Angantý, Angantýs)
    As a last name: Angantýsson (male), Angantýsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Angan” and “týr”.
    -ar Suffix in names like Einar, Gunnar, Ævar, etc. meaning “warrior”.
    Ari (male. Ari, Ara, Ara, Ara)
    As a last name: Arason (male), Aradóttir (female).
    The same name as Örn, meaning “eagle”.
    Arinbjörn (male. Arinbjörn, Arinbjörn, Arinbirni, Arinbjörns/Arinbjarnar)
    As a last name: Arinbjörnsson/Arinbjarnarson (male), Arinbjörnsdóttir/Arinbjarnardóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Arin”, which could be related to “Ari”, and “björn”.
    -arinn The second part of a compound name, like Þórarinn. The word is derived from ari.
    Arn- A common prefix in icelandic names derived from “Ari” meaning “eagle”.
    Arnfinnur (male. Arnfinnur, Arnfinn, Arnfinni, Arnfinns)
    As a last name: Arnfinnsson (male), Arnfinnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Arn” and “finnur”.
    Arngrímur (male. Arngrímur, Arngrím, Arngrími, Arngríms)
    As a last name: Arngrímsson (male), Arngrímsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Arn” and “grímur”.
    Arnljótur (male. Arnljótur, Arnljót, Arnljóti, Arnljóts)
    As a last name: Arnljótsson (male), Arnljótsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Arn” and “ljótur”.
    Arnmundur (male. Arnmundur, Arnmund, Arnmundi, Arnmunds/Arnmundar)
    As a last name: Arnmundsson (male), Arnmundsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Arn” and “mundur”.
    Auðbjörg (female. Auðbjörg, Auðbjörgu, Auðbjörgu, Auðbjargar)
    A compound name, made of “Auð” and “björg”.
    Auðun (male. Auðun, Auðun, Auðuni, Auðuns)
    The word is related to “vinur”, meaning “friend”.
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    Ármann (male. Ármann, Ármann, Ármanni, Ármanns)
    As a second name: Ármannsson (male), Ármannsdóttir (female).
    Originally the name means a “messenger”
    Árni (male. Árni, Árna, Árna, Árna)
    As a second name: Árnason (male), Árnadóttir (female).
    The word is related to Ari and Örn.
    Ás- A common prefix of compound names, like Ásbjörn, Ásdís, Ásgrímur, Ásmundur, etc.
    The word “Ás” is the singular form of “Æsir”, the ancient Norse gods.
    Ása (female. Ása, Ásu, Ásu, Ásu)
    See Ás-.
    Ásbjörn (male. Ásbjörn, Ásbjörn, Ásbirni, Ásbjörns)
    As a second name: Ásbjörnsson (male), Ásbjörnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Ás” and “björn”
    Ásdís (female. Ásdís, Ásdísi, Ásdísi, Ásdísar)
    A compound name, made of “Ás” and “dís”
    Ásgeir (male. Ásgeir, Ásgeir, Ásgeiri, Ásgeirs)
    As a second name: Ásgeirsson (male), Ásgeirsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Ás” and “geir”
    Ásgrímur (male. Ásgrímur, Ásgrím, Ásgrími, Ásgríms)
    As a last name: Ásgrímsson (male), Ásgrímsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Ás” and “grímur”.
    Ásmundur (male. Ásmundur, Ásmund, Ásmundi, Ásmundar)
    As a last name: Ásmundsson (male), Ásmundsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Ás” and “mundur”.
    Ásta (female. Ásta, Ástu, Ástu, Ástu)
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    Baldur (male. Baldur, Baldur, Baldri, Baldurs)
    As a second name: Baldursson (male), Baldursdóttir (female).
    One of the Æsir (sing. “ás”, plur. “æsir”), the ancient Nordic gods. His name means “the Glorious”. He was also called the “god of tears” and the “hvíti ás” (the white god). Baldur, the son of Óðinn and Frigg, was described as a very handsome and wise god. Some consider him to be a “god of light” since he was so bright, light shined from him. Baldur’s wife was Nanna.
    Baldvin (male. Baldvin, Baldvin, Baldvini, Baldvins)
    As a second name: Baldvinsson (male), Baldvinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Bald” (actually “Baldur”) and “vin”
    Barbara (female. Barbara, Barböru, Barböru, Barböru)
    Known in Iceland since 15th century. The name has its roots in the Greek bárbaros, meaning foreign, unknown. Used for all who didn’t speek the Greek language. In Latin barbarus, the female form barbara, the unknown.
    Benedikt (male. Benedikt, Benedikt, Benedikt, Benedikts)
    As a second name: Benediktsson (male), Benediktsdóttir (female).
    Biblical name.
    Berglind (female. Berglind, Berglind, Berglind, Berglindar)
    Berg- The first part of compound names, like Bergljót, Bergþór.
    -berg The second part of compound names, like Guðberg.
    Bergljót (female. Bergljót, Bergljótu, Bergljótu, Bergljótar)
    A compound name made of “Berg-” and “ljót”.
    Bergsteinn (male. Bergsteinn, Bergstein, Bergsteini, Bergsteins)
    A compound name made of “Berg-” and “steinn”.
    Bergur (male. Bergur, Berg, Bergi, Bergs)
    As last name: Bergsson (male), Bergsdóttir (female).
    -bergur The second part of compound names, like Þorbergur.
    Bergþór (male. Bergþór, Bergþór, Bergþóri, Bergþórs)
    A compound name made of “Berg-” and “þór”.
    Bjarnhéðinn (male. Bjarnhéðinn, Bjarnhéðin, Bjarnhéðni, Bjarnhéðins)
    As a second name: Bjarnhéðinsson (male), Bjarnhéðinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of Bjarn and “-héðinn”
    Bjarni (male. Bjarni, Bjarna, Bjarna, Bjarna)
    As a second name: Bjarnason (male), Bjarnadóttir (female).
    Declension (weak) of Björn.
    Björg (female. Björg, Björgu, Björgu, Bjargar)
    The word “björg” means “rescue”, “salvation”, “protection”.
    -björg Common second part of compound names, like: Auðbjörg, Guðbjörg, Þorbjörg, etc.
    See Björg
    Björk (female. Björk, Björk, Björk, Bjarkar)
    The word “björk” means “birch”, “birch-tree”.
    Björn (male. Björn, Björn, Birni, Björns)
    As second name: Björnsson (male), Björnsdóttir (female)
    The name Björn is the same as the word “björn”, meaning “bear”, related to the “old-english” word “beorn”, meaning “soldier”, “chief”.
    -björn Very common second part of compound names, like Arinbjörn, Hallbjörn, Sigurbjörn, Þorbjörn etc.
    See Björn
    -björt The last part of a compound name, like Dagbjört.
    The word “björt” is the female form of “bjartur”, meaning “light”, “bright”, “pure”.
    Bragi (male. Bragi, Braga, Braga, Braga)
    As a second name: Bragason (male), Bragadóttir (female).
    One of the ancient Norse gods, god of poetry and very wise. He was married to Iðunn and he had runes cut on his tounge.
    Bryn- A prefix of compound names, like Bryndís, Brynhildur, etc.
    Derives from Brynja.
    Bryndís (female. Bryndís, Bryndísi, Bryndísi, Bryndísar)
    A compound name made of “Bryn” and “dís”.
    Brynhildur (female. Brynhildur, Brynhildi, Brynhildi, Brynhildar)
    A compound name made of “Bryn” and “hildur”.
    Brynj- Fyrst part of compound names, like Brynjar, Brynjólfur.
    Brynja (female. Brynja, Brynju, Brynju, Brynju)
    The word “brynja” means an “armour”
    Brynjar (male. Brynjar, Brynjar, Brynjari, Brynjars)
    As second name: Brynjarsson (male), Brynjarsdóttir (female).
    Brynjólfur (male. Brynjólfur, Brynjólf, Brynjólfi, Brynjólfs)
    As second name: Brynjólfsson (male), Brynjólfsdóttir (female).
    Brynjúlfur (male. Brynjúlfur, Brynjúlf, Brynjúlfi, Brynjúlfs)
    As second name: Brynjúlfsson (male), Brynjúlfsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Brynj” and “úlfur”.
    Böðvar (male. Böðvar, Böðvar, Böðvari, Böðvars)
    As second name: Böðvarsson (male), Böðvarsdóttir (female).
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    Daði (male. Daði, Daða, Daða, Daða)
    As a second name: Daðason (male), Daðadóttir (female).
    Unsertain origin.
    Dag- First part of a compound name, like Dagbjört, Dagfinnur.
    See Dagur
    Dagbjartur (male. Dagbjartur, Dagbjart, Dagbjarti, Dagbjarts)
    As second name: Dagbjartsson (male), Dagbjartsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Dag” and “bjartur”.
    Dagbjört (female. Dagbjört, Dagbjörtu, Dagbjörtu, Dagbjartar)
    A compound name made of “Dag” and “björt”.
    Dagfinnur (male. Dagfinnur, Dagfinn, Dagfinni, Dagfinns)
    As second name: Dagfinnsson (male), Dagfinnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Dag” and “finnur”.
    Dagný (female. Dagný, Dagný, Dagný, Dagnýar)
    A compound name made of “Dag” and “ný”.
    Dagrún (female. Dagrún, Dagrúnu, Dagrúnu, Dagrúnar)
    A compound name made of “Dag” and “rún”.
    Dagur (male. Dagur, Dag, Degi, Dags)
    As a second name: Dagsson (male), Dagsdóttir (female).
    The name is the same as the word “dagur”, meaning “a day”.
    Diðrik (male. Diðrik, Diðrik, Diðriki, Diðriks)
    As a second name: Diðriksson (male), Diðriksdóttir (female).
    Of German origin, could mean “a ruler” or “he who rules”.
    -dís The last part of a compound name, like Ásdís, Bryndís, Valdís, etc.
    The word “dís” means “a goddess”
    -dór The last part of a compound name, like Halldór, Steindór, etc.
    “dór” is a parallel to “þór”
    -dóra The last part of a compound name, like Halldóra.
    See -dór.
    Dögg (female. Dögg, Dögg, Dögg, Daggar)
    The word “dögg” means “dew”
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    No name
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    E

    Einar (male. Einar, Einar, Einari, Einars)
    As a last name: Einarsson (male), Einarsdóttir (female).
    Means: “he who fights alone”, “a great warrior”.
    Eir (female. Eir, Eiri, Eiri, Eirar)
    Eir was the name of the goddess of healing among the ancient Norse gods, considered the best doctor.
    Eiríkur (male. Eiríkur, Eirík, Eiríki, Eiríks)
    As a last name: Eiríksson (male), Eiríksdóttir (female).
    Means: “very powerful man”
    Eirný (female. Eirný, Eyrnýju, Eyrnýju, Eyrnýjar)
    A compound name made of “Eir” and “ný”
    Elín (female. Elín, Elínu, Elínu, Elínar)
    Elísabet (female. Elísabet, Elísabetu, Elísabetu, Elísabetar)
    Erla (female. Erla, Erlu, Erlu, Erlu)
    Erla is a bird’s name, a shortening of “maríuerla” (wagtail).
    Eva (female. Eva, Evu, Evu, Evu)
    A Biblical name, very common all over in Europe. The Hebrew name is Havvah, meaning live, the one who gives life. In Latin Éva.
    Ey- Common first part of compound names, like: Eydís, Eyjólfur, Eymundur.
    Most often he prefix means luck, omen, happiness, sometimes islet, sometimes always.
    Eydís (female. Eydís, Eydísi, Eydísi, Eydísar)
    A compound name, made of “Ey” and “dís”.
    Eyjólfur (male. Eyjólfur, Eyjólf, Eyjólfi, Eyjólfs)
    As a last name: Eyjólfsson (male), Eyjólfsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Ey” and “-ólfur”.
    Eymundur (male. Eymundur, Eymund, Eymund, Eymunds/Eymundar)
    As a last name: Eymundsson (male), Eymundsdóttir (female).
    Eysteinn (male. Eysteinn, Eystein, Eysteini, Eysteins)
    As a last name: Eysteinsson (male), Eysteinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Ey” and “steinn”.
    Eyvindur (male. Eyvindur, Eyvind, Eyvind, Eyvinds)
    As a last name: Eyvindsson (male), Eyvindsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Ey” and “vindur”.
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    No name
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    Finnbjörn (male. Finnbjörn, Finnbjörn, Finnbirni, Finnbjörns)
    As second name: Finnbjörnsson (male), Finnbjörnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of Finn and björn.
    Finnur (male. Finnur, Finn, Finni, Finns)
    As second name: Finnsson (male), Finnsdóttir (female).
    The meaning of Finnur is the same as “finni”, meaning “a man from the northernmost part of Scandinavia”.
    -finnur The last part of compound names like Arnfinnur, Guðfinnur, Sigfinnur, etc.
    See Finnur
    Fjóla (fem. Fjóla, Fjólu, Fjólu, Fjólu)
    The name is the same as the word “fjóla” meaning (the flower) Violet.
    Freyja (fem. Freyja, Freyju, Freyju, Freyju)
    The Ancient Norse god of love and fertility, responsible for healthy crops, peace, and prosperity. Daughter of Njörður and sister of Freyr.
    Freyr (male. Freyr, Frey, Frey, Freys)
    As a second name: Freysson (male), Freysdóttir (female).
    Freyr was the Norse fertility god, responsible for healthy crops, peace, and prosperity.
    Frið-
    The first part of compound names like Friðfinnur, Friðgeir, Friðmar, Friðþjófur, etc.
    “Frið” has it’s origin in “friður”, meaning “peace”.
    Friðfinnur (male. Friðfinnur, Friðfinn, Friðfinni, Friðfinns)
    As second name: Friðfinnsson (male), Friðfinnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Frið” and “finnur”.
    Friðgeir (male. Friðgeir, Friðgeir, Friðgeiri, Friðgeirs)
    As second name: Friðgeirsson (male), Friðgeirsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Frið” and “geir”.
    Friðmar (male. Friðmar, Friðmar, Friðmari, Friðmars)
    As second name: Friðmarsson (male), Friðmarsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Frið” and “mar”.
    Friðþjófur (male. Friðþjófur, Friðþjóf, Friðþjófi, Friðþjófs)
    As second name: Friðþjófsson (male), Friðþjófsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Frið” and “þjófur” meaning “a thief” or could also mean “a servant”. Thus Friðþjófur could mean “he who steals the peace”, i.e. “warrior” or “he who serves the peace”.
    Frímann (male. Frímann, Frímann, Frímanni, Frímanns)
    As second name: Frímannsson (male), Frímansdóttir (female).
    The name is most likely of German origin (Friedman) meaning “the man of Peace”.
    -fús
    The last part of compound names like Sigfús, Vigfús, etc.
    Frigg (fem. Frigg, Frigg, Frigg, Friggjar)
    In the Norse mythology, Frigg was wife to Óðinn. She knew peoples’ faith. The name is related to the verb “að frjá” (to love).
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    Galdur (male. Galdur, Galdur, Galdri, Galdurs)
    As a last name: Galdursson (male), Galdursdóttir (female).
    A very unusual name. According to the Icelandic national statistic for 1989, only one male was listed with this name, which means whitchcraft, magic tricks.
    Geir (male. Geir, Geir, Geir, Geirs)
    As a last name: Geirsson (male), Geirsdóttir (female).
    The word means “spear”, “lance”.
    Geir- Common first part of compound names, like Geirfinnur, Geirmundur, etc.
    See Geir
    -geir Common last part of compound names, like Gunngeir, Hallgeir, Oddgeir, etc.
    See Geir
    Geirfinnur ( male. Geirfinnur, Geirfinn, Geirfinni, Geirfinns)
    As a last name: Geirfinnsson (male), Geirfinnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Geir” and “finnur”.
    Geirmundur (male. Geirmundur, Geirmund, Geirmundi, Geirmundar/Geirmunds)
    As a last name: Geirmundsson (male), Geirmundsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Geir” and “mundur”.
    Gerður (female. Gerður, Gerði, Gerði, Gerðar)
    An Ancient Nordic name, most likely related to or derived from the word “garður”, meaning wall, indicating to “protection”.
    -gerður The last part of a compound name, like Valgerður.
    See Gerður.
    Gestur (male. Gestur, Gest, Gesti, Gests)
    As a last name: Gestsson (male), Gestsdóttir(female).
    One of the many names of Óðinn, the ancient god of the Norse people, meaning “guest” or “unknown man”.
    Gissur (male. Gissur, Gissur, Gissuri, Gissurar)
    As a last name: Gissurarson (male), Gissurardóttir (female).
    One of the many names of Óðinn, the ancient god of the Norse people. The meaning is not clear, could be: “the wise one”.
    Gísli (male. Gísli, Gísla, Gísla, Gísla)
    As a last name: Gíslason (male), Gísladóttir (female).
    The meaning of the name is “a hostage”, the meaning can also be “ray of sunshine”.
    Greipur (male. Greipur, Greip, Greipi, Greips)
    As a last name: Greipsson (male), Greipsdóttir (female).
    An old Nordic name derived from the noun “greip”, meaning the gap between the thumb and the other fingers. The meaning is most likely a big hand or a man with a strong hand.
    Grím- Prefix in compound names, derived from “gríma”, meaning “mask”, “helmet”, “night”.
    See also Grímur.
    Grímólfur (male. Grímólfur, Grímólf, Grímólfi, Grímólfs)
    As a last name: Grímólfsson (male), Grímólfsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Grím” and “ólfur”.
    Grímur (male. Grímur, Grím, Grími, Gríms)
    As a last name: Grímsson (male), Grímsdóttir (female).
    One of many names of Óðinn. Grímur means: “disguised man”.
    -grímur Very common last part of compound names: Arngrímur, Hallgrímur, Steingrímur, Þorgrímur, etc.
    See Grímur
    Gróa (female. Gróa, Gróu, Gróu, Gróu)
    The word is probably related to the verb “að gróa” meaning “to grow”. It’s also believed to be related to the Celtic word “gruach” meaning “woman”.
    Guð- Very common first part of icelandic names, like: Guðfinnur, Guðjón, Guðmundur, Guðvarður, Guðríður etc.
    The word “guð” means “God”.
    Guðbjörg (female. Guðbjörg, Guðbjörgu, Guðbjörgu, Guðbjargar)
    A compound name, made of “Guð-” and “-björg”.
    Guðfinnur (male. Guðfinnur, Guðfinn, Guðfinni, Guðfinns)
    As a last name: Guðfinnsson (male), Guðfinnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Guð-” and “finnur”.
    Guðjón (male. Guðjón, Guðjón, Guðjóni, Guðjóns)
    As a last name: Guðjónsson (male), Guðjónsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Guð-” and “jón”.
    Guðlaug (female. Guðlaug, Guðlaugu, Guðlaugu, Guðlaugar)
    Guðmundur (male. Guðmundur, Guðmund, Guðmundi, Guðmundar)
    As a last name: Guðmundsson (male), Guðmundsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Guð-” and “mundur”.
    Guðný (female. Guðný, Guðnýju, Guðnýju, Guðnýjar)
    Guðríður (female. Guðríður, Guðríði, Guðríði, Guðríðar)
    Compound name made of “Guð-” and “ríður”
    Guðrún (female. Guðrún, Guðrúnu, Guðrúnu, Guðrúnar)
    Compound name made of “Guð-” and “rún”
    Guðvarður (male. Guðvarður, Guðvarð, Guðvarði, Guðvarðs/Guðvarðar)
    As a last name: Guðvarðsson (male), Guðvarðsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Guð-” and “varður”.
    Gunn- First part of compound names, like: Gunnhildur, Gunnsteinn, etc.
    see Gunnar
    Gunnar (male. Gunnar, Gunnar, Gunnari, Gunnars)
    As a last name: Gunnarsson (male), Gunnarsdóttir (female).
    One of the most common names in Iceland, meaning “warrior”.
    Gunngeir (male. Gunngeir, Gunngeir, Gunngeiri, Gunngeirs)
    As a last name: Gunngeirsson (male), Gunngeirsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Gunn-” and “-geir”.
    Gunnhildur (female. Gunnhildur, Gunnhildi, Gunnhildi, Gunnhildar)
    A compound name, made of “Gunn-” and “-hildur”.
    Gunnsteinn (male. Gunnsteinn, Gunnstein, Gunnsteini, Gunnsteins)
    As a last name: Gunnsteinsson (male), Gunnsteinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Gunn-” and “-steinn”.
    Gunnur (female. Gunnur, Gunni, Gunni, Gunnar)
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    Haf- Common first part of compound names. The noun “Haf” means “sea”, “ocean”.
    Hafliði (male. Hafliði, Hafliða, Hafliða, Hafliða)
    As a last name: Hafliðason (male), Hafliðadóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Haf-” and “-liði”.
    Hafsteinn (male. Hafsteinn, Hafstein, Hafsteini, Hafsteins)
    As last name: Hafsteinsson (male), Hafsteinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Haf-” and “-steinn”.
    Hall- Common prefix in compound names.
    “Hall” is derived from the noun Hallur, which means “rock”, “big stone”.
    Hallbjörn (male. Hallbjörn, Hallbjörn, Hallbirni, Hallbjörns/Hallbjarnar)
    As a last name: Hallbjörnsson or Hallbjarnarson (male), Hallbjörnsdóttir or Hallbjarnardóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hall-” and “-björn”.
    Halldór (male. Halldór, Halldór, Halldóri, Halldórs)
    As a last name: Halldórsson (male), Halldórsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hall-” and “-dór”.
    Halldóra (female. Halldóra, Halldóru, Halldóru, Halldóru)
    A compound name made of “Hall-” and “-dóra”
    Hallgeir (Hallgeir, Hallgeir, Hallgeiri, Hallgeirs)
    As a last name: Hallgeirsson (male), Hallgeirsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hall-” and “-geir”.
    Hallgrímur (male. Hallgrímur, Hallgrím, Hallgrími, Hallgríms)
    As a last name: Hallgrímsson (male), Hallgrímsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hall-” and “-grímur”.
    Hallmar (male. Hallmar, Hallmar, Hallmari, Hallmars)
    As a last name: Hallmarsson (male), Hallmarsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hall-” and “mar”.
    Hallur (male. Hallur, Hall, Halli, Halls)
    As a last name: Hallsson (male), Hallsdóttir (female).
    Hallur means “rock”, “big stone”. (a solid man?)
    Hallvarður (male. Hallvarður, Hallvarð, Hallvarði, Hallvarðs)
    As a last name: Hallvarðsson (male), Hallvarðsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hall-” and “-varður”.
    Hannes (male. Hannes, Hannes, Hannesi, Hannesar)
    As a last name: Hannesson (male), Hannesdóttir (female).
    A shortening of Jóhannes.
    Haraldur (male. Haraldur, Harald, Haraldi, Haralds/Haraldar)
    As a last name: Haraldsson (male), Haraldsdóttir (female).
    Há- Prefix in compound names like Hákon, Hámundur etc.
    “Há” could be derived from “hár” (adjective) which means “high” (reaching high) or maybe “tall man”.
    Hákon (male. Hákon, Hákon, Hákoni, Hákonar)
    As a last name: Hákonarson (male), Hákonardóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Há-” and “kon” meaning descendant, so Hákon could therefore mean “a man of high class”.
    Hálfdan (male. Hálfdan, Hálfdan, Hálfdani, Hálfdanar)
    As a last name: Hálfdanarson (male), Hálfdanardóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hálf” and “dan”. Hálf = half, dan = Danish. In ancient time, all Nordic people were called Danes, so actually Hálfdan means “a half Norse man”.
    Hámundur (male. Hámundur, Hámund, Hámundi, Hámundar)
    As a last name: Hámundarson or Hámundsson (male), Hámundardóttir or Hámundsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Há-” and “-mundur”.
    Helga (female. Helga, Helgu, Helgu, Helgu)
    Helgi (male. Helgi, Helga, Helga, Helga)
    As a last name: Helgason (male), Helgadóttir (female).
    Héðinn (male. Héðinn, Héðin, Héðni, Héðins)
    As a last name: Héðinsson (male), Héðinsdóttir (female).
    -héðinn The second part of compound names, like: Bjarnhéðinn, Skarphéðinn, etc.
    Hildur (female. Hildur, Hildi, Hildi, Hildar)
    -hildur The second part of compound names, like: Gunnhildur, Þórhildur, etc.
    Hjálm- Prefix of compound names like Hjálmar, Hjálmtýr etc.
    Hjálmar (male. Hjálmar, Hjálmar, Hjálmari, Hjálmars)
    As a last name: Hjálmarsson (male), Hjálmarsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hjálm-” and “-ar”.
    Hjálmtýr (male. Hjálmtýr, Hjálmtý, Hjálmtý, Hjálmtýs)
    As a last name: Hjálmtýsson (male), Hjálmtýsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Hjálm-” and “-týr”.
    Hólmfríður (female. Hólmfríður, Hólmfríði, Hólmfríði, Hólmfríðar)
    Hulda (female. Hulda, Huldu, Huldu, Huldu)
    The name is probably related to the words “huld”, meaning “veil” or “hulda” meaning “secrecy” or “fairy maiden”.
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    Iðunn (male. Iðunn, Iðunni, Iðunni, Iðunnar)
    Iðunn was Bragi’s wife.
    Ingi (male. Ingi, Inga, Inga, Inga)
    As a last name: Ingason (male), Ingadóttir (female).
    Ingi- First part of a compound name, like Ingibjörg, Ingimundur
    Ingibjörg (female. Ingibjörg, Ingibjörgu, Ingibjörgu, Ingibjargar)
    Ingimar (male. Ingimar, Ingimar, Ingimari, Ingimars)
    As a last name: Ingimarsson (male), Ingimarsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of Ingi and mar.
    Ingveldur (female. Ingveldur, Ingveldi, Ingveldi, Ingveldar)
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    Íris (female. Íris, Írisi, Írisi, Írisar)
    Ísleifur (male. Ísleifur, Ísleif, Ísleifi, Ísleifs)
    As a last name: Ísleifsson (male), Ísleifsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Ís” and “leifur”.
    Ísólfur (male. Ísólfur, Ísólf, Ísólfi, Ísólfs)
    As a last name: Ísólfsson (male), Ísólfsdóttir (female).
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    Jakob (male. Jakob, Jakob, Jakobi, Jakobs)
    As a last name: Jakobsson (male), Jakobsdóttir (female).
    Biblical name.
    Jens (male. Jens, Jens, Jens, Jens)
    As a last name: Jensson (male), Jensdóttir (female).
    The name derives from Jóhannes.
    Jódís (female. Jódís, Jódísi, Jódísi, Jódísar)
    A compound name made of “Jór”, meaning “a horse” and dís.
    Jóhann (male. Jóhann, Jóhann, Jóhanni, Jóhanns)
    As a last name: Jóhannsson (male), Jóhannsdóttir (female).
    Derived from Jóhannes.
    Jóhanna (female. Jóhanna, Jóhönnu, Jóhönnu, Jóhönnu)
    Jóhannes (male. Jóhannes, Jóhannes, Jóhannesi, Jóhannesar)
    As a last name: Jóhannesson (male), Jóhannesdóttir (female).
    A Biblical name. Names like , Jón, Jens, Hannes are derived from Jóhannes.
    Jón (male. Jón, Jón, Jóni, Jóns)
    As a last name: Jónsson (male), Jónsdóttir (female).
    By far the most common male name in Iceland.
    -jón Very common second part of compound names like Guðjón, Sigurjón, etc.
    Jóna (female. Jóna, Jónu, Jónu, Jónu)
    Jónas (male. Jónas, Jónas,Jónasi, Jónasar)
    As a last name: Jónasson (male), Jónasdóttir (female).
    Biblical name.
    Jónatan (male. Jónatan, Jónatan, Jónatani, Jónatans)
    As a last name: Jónatansson (male), Jónatansdóttir (female).
    Biblical name.
    Jósteinn (male. Jósteinn, Jóstein, Jósteini, Jósteins)
    As a last name: Jósteinsson (male), Jósteinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Jór” meaning “horse” and “steinn” meaning “stone”.
    Jökull (male. Jökull, Jökul, Jökli, Jökuls)
    As a last name: Jökulsson (male), Jökulsdóttir (female).
    The name means “glacier”, “ice”.
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    Karen (female. Karen, Karen, Karen, Karenar)
    Karl (male. Karl, Karl, Karli, Karls)
    As a last name: Karlsson (male), Karlsdóttir (female).
    Katrín (female. Katrín, Katrínu, Katrínu, Katrínar)
    Ketill (male. Ketill, Ketil, Katli, Ketils)
    As a last name: Ketilsson (male), Ketilsdóttir (female).
    Very old Nordic name from the Viking period, the same as the noun “ketill”, meaning a small pot. As a name the meaning is most likely a helmet. The word is derived from the Latin word “catillus”, meaning a small bowl.
    Kjartan (male. Kjartan, Kjartan, Kjartani, Kjartans)
    As a last name: Kjartansson (male), Kjartansdóttir (female).
    Krist- Very common first part of compound names, like: Kristbjörg, Kristmundur, Kristrún, etc. derived from Kristur (Christ).
    Kristbjörg (female. Kristbjörg, Kristbjörgu, Kristbjörgu, Kristbjargar)
    A compound name made of “Krist” and “björg”.
    Kristinn (male. Kristinn, Kristin, Kristni, Kristins)
    As a last name: Kristinsson (male), Kristinsdóttir (female).
    Kristín (female. Kristín, Kristínu, Kristínu, Kristínar)
    Kristjana (female. Kristjana, Kristjönu, Kristjönu, Kristjönu)
    Very popular name throughout the Christian world in different forms. The original (Latin) form is christianus = he who goes with Christ. The feminin form is christiana.
    Kristján (male. Kristján, Kristján, Kristjáni, Kristjáns)
    As a last name: Kristjánsson (male), Kristjánsdóttir (female).
    Kristmundur (male. Kristmundur, Kristmund, Kristmundi, Kristmunds/Kristmundar)
    As a last name: Kristmundsson (male), Kristmundsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of “Krist” and “mundur”.
    Kristrún (female. Kristrún, Kristrún, Kristrún, Kristrúnar)
    A compound name made of “Krist” and “rún”.
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    -laugur
    Second part of a compound names like Guðlaugur, Gunnlaugur, Sturlaugur, etc.
    Lára (female. Lára, Láru, Láru, Láru)
    Lárus (male. Lárus, Lárus, Lárusi, Lárusar)
    As a last name: Lárusson (male), Lárusdóttir (female).
    Leifur (male. Leifur, Leif, Leifi, Leifs)
    As a last name: Leifsson (male), Leifsdóttir (female).
    -leifur
    The second part of compound names, like: Ísleifur, Þorleifur, etc.
    -liði
    Second part of a compound names like Hafliði, Sumarliði, Veturliði, etc. Liði means “sailor” or “seafaring man”.
    Lilja (female. Lilja, Lilju, Lilju, Lilju)
    The word “lilja” means “lily”.
    -ljót
    The second part of compound names, like: Arnljót, Bergljót.
    See Ljótur.
    Ljótur (male. Ljótur, Ljót, Ljóti, Ljóts)
    Nowadays the word “ljótur” (mask.) and “ljót” (fem.) means “ugly”, but originally it was related to the words “ljós” (light) and “ljómi” (illumination). “Ljótur” ment then “the light one”.
    -ljótur
    The second part of compound names, like: Arnljótur, Úlfljótur.
    See Ljótur.
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    Magnús (male. Magnús, Magnús, Magnúsi, Magnúsar)
    As a last name: Magnússon (male), Magnúsdóttir (female)
    Mar-
    Very common first part of compound names, like Margeir, etc.
    As a prefix, “Mar” means sometimes “ocean” and sometimes it means “a horse”. See also “-mar”.
    Margeir (male. Margeir, Margeir, Margeiri, Margeirs)
    As last name: Margeirsson (male), Margeirsdóttir (female).
    A compound name made of Mar and geir.
    Margrét (female. Margrét, Margréti, Margréti, Margrétar)
    One of the most common female name in Iceland.
    The name originates from Persia (Iran), the meaning is “pearl”.
    María (female. María, Maríu, Maríu, Maríu)
    -mar
    Very common last part of compound names, like Friðmar, Ingimar, etc.
    As a suffix, “-mar” means famous, exellent, brilliant. See also “Mar-”
    -mundur
    Very common last part of a compound names, like Arnmundur, Ásmundur, Guðmundur, Sigmundur, etc. Related to “mund” meaning “hand”, “protection”
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    Nanna (female. Nanna, Nönnu, Nönnu, Nönnu)
    Nanna was wife to Baldur. She was the godess of the Moon
    Narfi (male. Narfi, Narfa, Narfa, Narfa)
    As last name: Narfason (male), Narfadóttir (female).
    Njáll (male. Njáll, Njál, Njáli, Njáls)
    As last name: Njálsson (male), Njálsdóttir (female).
    Njörður (male. Njörður, Njörð, Nirði, Njarðar)
    As last name: Njarðarson (male), Njarðardóttir (female).
    Njörður was the Nordic god of seafarers.
    -ný
    The second part of compound names, like: Eirný, Guðný, Oddný, etc.
    Ný is the female form of the adjective nýr, meaning new.
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    Oddgeir (male. Oddgeir, Oddgeir, Oddgeiri, Oddgeirs)
    As last name: Oddgeirsson (male), Oddgeirsdóttir (female).
    Oddi (male. Oddi, Odda, Odda, Odda)
    As last name: Oddason (male), Oddadóttir (female).
    Oddur (male. Oddur, Odd, Oddi, Odds)
    As last name: Oddsson (male), Oddsdóttir (female).
    Olgeir (male. Olgeir, Olgeir, Olgeiri, Olgeirs)
    As last name: Olgeirsson (male), Olgeirsdóttir (female).
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    Óðinn (male. Óðinn, Óðin, Óðni, Óðins)
    As a last name: Óðinsson (male), Óðinsdóttir (female).
    Óðinn was the highest and mightiest of the ancient Norse gods.
    Ólafur (male. Ólafur, Ólaf, Ólafi, Ólafs)
    As a last name: Ólafsson (male), Ólafsdóttir (female).
    Very old Norse name compounded of ancient names meaning “ancestor”, even “heir” (“inheritor”).
    -ólfur
    Suffix of compound names like Eyjólfur, Grímólfur, Steinólfur, etc., derived from “úlfur”, meaning “wolf”.
    Ólöf (female. Ólöf, Ólöfu, Ólöfu, Ólafar)
    Ósk (female. Ósk, Ósk, Ósk, Óskar)
    Óskar (male. Óskar, Óskar, Óskari, Óskars)
    As second name: Óskarsson (male), Óskarsdóttir (female).
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    Páll (male. Páll, Pál, Páli, Páls)
    As a last name: Pálsson (male), Pálsdóttir (female).
    Biblical name
    Pétur (male. Pétur, Pétur, Pétri, Péturs)
    As a last name: Pétursson (male), Pétursdóttir (female).
    Biblical name
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    Ragnar (male. Ragnar, Ragnar, Ragnari, Ragnars)
    As a last name: Ragnarsson (male), Ragnarsdóttir (female).
    Ragnheiður (female. Ragnheiður,Ragnheiði, Ragnheiði, Ragnheiðar)
    Ragnhildur (female. Ragnhildur, Ragnhildi, Ragnhildi, Ragnhildar)
    Rakel (female. Rakel, Rakel, Rakel, Rakel)
    -ríður A common suffix in compound names like Guðríður, Sigríður, Þuríður, etc.
    Derived from “fríður” meaning handsome, beautiful.
    Rós (female. Rós, Rós, Rós, Rósar)
    Runólfur (male. Runólfur, Runólf, Runólfi, Runólfs)
    As last name: Runólfsson (male), Runólfsdóttir (female).
    Rut (female. Rut, Rut, Rut, Rutar)
    Rún (female. Rún, Rún, Rún, Rúnar)
    -rún
    The last part of compound names, like: Dagrún, Guðrún, Sigrún, etc.
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    Sif (female. Sif, Sif, Sif, Sifjar)
    Sif was wife to the ancient Norse god Þór.
    Sig- A common prefix in compound names like Sigbjörn, Sigfinnur, Siggeir, etc.
    Derived from “sigur” or “victory”.
    Sigbjörn (male. Sigbjörn, Sigbjörn, Sigbirni, Sigbjörns)
    As last name: Sigbjörnsson (male), Sigbjörnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Sig-” and “björn”.
    Sigfinnur (male. Sigfinnur, Sigfinn, Sigfinni, Sigfinns)
    As last name: Sigfinnsson (male), Sigfinnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Sig-” and “finnur”.
    Sigfús (male. Sigfús, Sigfús, Sigfúsi, Sigfúsar)
    As last name: Sigfússon (male), Sigfúsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Sig-” and “fús”.
    Sigmundur (male. Sigmundur, Sigmund, Sigmundi, Sigmundar)
    As last name: Sigmundsson (male), Sigmundsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Sig-” and “mundur”.
    Sigríður (female. Sigríður, Sigríði, Sigríði, Sigríðar)
    A compound name made of Sig- and -ríður.
    Sigrún (female. Sigrún, Sigrúnu, Sigrúnu, Sigrúnar)
    Sigur- Common first part of a compound name, like: Sigurbjörg, Sigurbjörn, Sigurgeir, Sigurveig, etc.
    The word “sigur” means “victory”, “to win”.
    Sigurbjörg (female. Sigurbjörg, Sigurbjörgu, Sigurbjörgu, Sigurbjargar)
    A compound name made of Sigur- and björg.
    Sigurbjörn (male. Sigurbjörn, Sigurbjörn, Sigurbirni, Sigurbjarnar/Sigurbjörns)
    A compound name made of Sigur- and -björn.
    Sigurður (male. Sigurður, Sigurð, Sigurði, Sigurðar)
    As a last name: Sigurðsson (male), Sigurðardóttir (female)
    One of the most common name in Iceland and very common all the time from the first settlement. The name, probably derived from Sigwart, means “protector in a battle”.
    Sigurgeir (male. Sigurgeir, Sigurgeir, Sigurgeiri, Sigurgeirs)
    As a last name: Sigurgeirsson (male), Sigurgeirsdóttir (female)
    A compound name made of “Sigur-” and “geir”
    Sigurjón (male. Sigurjón, Sigurjón, Sigurjóni, Sigurjóns)
    As a last name: Sigurjónsson (male), Sigurjónsdóttir (female)
    A compound name made of “Sigur-” and “jón”
    Sigurveig (female. Sigurveig, Sigurveigu, Sigurveigu, Sigurveigar)
    Sindri (male. Sindri, Sindra, Sindra, Sindra)
    As last name: Sindrason (male), Sindradóttir (female).
    Símon (male. Símon, Símon, Símoni, Símonar)
    As last name: Símonarson (male), Símonardóttir (female).
    A Biblical name, known in Iceland at least from the 12th century. It derives from the Hebrew word “Schimeon”, meaning “hearing one’s prayer”.
    Skarphéðinn (male. Skarphéðinn, Skarphéðin, Skarphéðni, Skarphéðins)
    As last name: Skarphéðinsson (male), Skarphéðinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Skarp” (actually “Skarpur”) and “héðinn”.
    Snorri (male. Snorri, Snorra, Snorra, Snorra)
    As last name: Snorrason (male), Snorradóttir (female).
    Solveig (female. Solveig, Solveigu, Solveigu, Solveigar)
    Sólmundur (male. Sólmundur, Sólmund, Sólmundi, Sólmundar)
    As last name: Sólmundsson (male), Sólmundsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Sól” and “mundur”.
    Stefán (male. Stefán, Stefán, Stefáni, Stefáns)
    As last name: Stefánsson (male), Stefánsdóttir (female).
    Stein- A common prefix in compound names like Steindór, Steingrímur, Steinþór, etc.
    A shortening of “steinn”.
    Steindór (male. Steindór, Steindór, Steindóri, Steindórs)
    As last name: Steindórsson (male), Steindórsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Stein” and “dór”.
    Steingrímur (male. Steingrímur, Steingrím, Steingrími, Steingríms)
    As last name: Steingrímsson (male), Steingrímsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Stein” and “grímur”.
    Steinn (male. Steinn, Stein, Steini, Steins)
    As last name: Steinsson (male), Steinsdóttir (female).
    The meaning is: stone, a piece of rock.
    -steinn A common last part of compound names like Aðalsteinn, Bergsteinn, Gunnsteinn, Þorsteinn, etc.
    The same as Steinn.
    Steinólfur (male. Steinólfur, Steinólf, Steinólfi, Steinólfs)
    As last name: Steinólfsson (male), Steinólfsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of Stein and “ólfur”.
    Steinunn (female. Steinunn, Steinunni, Steinunni, Steinunnar)
    Steinþór (male. Steinþór, Steinþór, Steinþóri, Steinþórs)
    As last name: Steinþórsson (male), Steinþórsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Stein” and “þór”.
    Sumarliði (male. Sumarliði, Sumarliða, Sumarliða, Sumarliða)
    As last name: Sumarliðason (male), Sumarliðadóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Sumar” = summer, and “liði”. The originally meaning: “Viking who raided during the summertime.”
    Sunna (female. Sunna, Sunnu, Sunnu, Sunnu)
    Svein-
    First part of compound names, like: Sveinbjörn, Sveinfríður, etc. See Sveinn.
    Sveinbjörn (male. Sveinbjörn, Sveinbjörn, Sveinbirni, Sveinbjörns)
    As a last name: Sveinbjörnsson (male), Sveinbjörnsdóttir (female)
    A compound name made of “Svein” and “björn”
    Sveinn (male. Sveinn, Svein, Sveini, Sveins)
    As last name: Sveinsson (male), Sveinsdóttir (female).
    Sæ-
    First part of compound names, like: Sædís, Sæfinnur, Sæmundur, etc.
    Sædís (female. Sædís, Sædísi, Sædísi, Sædísar)
    A compound name made of “Sæ” and “dís”
    Sæfinnur (male. Sæfinnur, Sæfinn, Sæfinni, Sæfinns)
    As a last name: Sæfinnsson (male), Sæfinnsdóttir (female)
    A compound name made of “Sæ” and “finnur”
    Sæmundur (male. Sæmundur, Sæmund, Sæmundi, Sæmunds/Sæmundar)
    As a last name: Sæmundsson (male), Sæmundsdóttir (female)
    A compound name made of “Sæ” and “mundur”
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    Teitur (male. Teitur, Teit, Teiti, Teits)
    As a second name: Teitsson (male), Teitsdóttir (female).
    Tinna (female. Tinna, Tinnu, Tinnu,Tinnu)
    Tómas (male. Tómas, Tómas, Tómasi, Tómasar)
    As a second name: Tómasson (male), Tómasdóttir (female).
    Tryggvi (male. Tryggvi, Tryggva, Tryggva, Tryggva)
    As a second name: Tryggvason (male), Tryggvadóttir (female).
    Tumi (male. Tumi, Tuma, Tuma, Tuma)
    As a second name: Tumason (male), Tumadóttir (female).
    Týr (male. Týr, Tý, Tý, Týs)
    As a second name: Týsson (male), Týsdóttir (female).
    -týr
    A common last part of compound names like Angantýr, Hjálmtýr, Valtýr, etc.
    The same as Týr.
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    Unnur (female. Unnur, Unni, Unni, Unnar)
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    Úlfur (male. Úlfur, Úlf, Úlfi, Úlfs)
    As a second name: Úlfsson (male), Úlfsdóttir (female).
    Very old name meaning “wolf”.
    -úlfur
    The second part of compound names, like Brynjúlfur
    See Úlfur.
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    Vagn (male. Vagn, Vagn, Vagni, Vagns)
    As a last name: Vagnsson (male), Vagnsdóttir (female).
    The word means “sledge”, “carriage”. As a name, probably a nickname originally.
    Val-
    Very common first part of a compound name, like Valbjörn, Valgeir, Valdís, Valgerður.
    Val could in some cases be the noun “val” meaning “choise”, “selection” or the (old nordic) noun “valur” meaning “the slain”, dead people on the battleground.
    Valbjörn (male. Valbjörn, Valbjörn, Valbirni, Valbjörns/Valbjarnar)
    As a last name: Valbjörnsson or Valbjarnason (male) Valbjörnsdóttir or Valbjarnardóttir.
    A compound name, made of “Val” and “björn”.
    Valdi (male. Valdi, Valda, Valda, Valda)
    As a last name: Valdason (male), Valdadóttir (female).
    A shortening of compound names with the first part as “valdi” or “valdur”, meaning “a ruler” or “he who rules”.
    Valdi-
    First part of a compound name, like Valdimar.
    Valdimar (male. Valdimar, Valdimar, Valdimari, Valdimars)
    As a last name: Valdimarsson (male), Valdimarsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Valdi” and “mar”.
    Valdís (female. Valdís, Valdísi, Valdísi, Valdísar)
    A compound name, made of “Val” and “dís”.
    -valdur
    Second part of compound names, like: “Þorvaldur”.
    Valgarður (male. Valgarður, Valgarð, Valgarði, Valgarðs)
    As a last name: Valgarðsson (male), Valgarðsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Val” and “garður”.
    Valgerður (female. Valgerður, Valgerði, Valgerði, Valgerðar)
    A compound name, made of “Val” and “-gerður”.
    Valtýr (male. Valtýr, Valtý, Valtý, Valtýs)A compound name made of “Val-” and “-týr”.
    -varður
    Last part of compound names like: “Guðvarður”, Hallvarður, Þorvarður, etc.
    The suffix varður is related to the word vörður, both meaning “guard”, “protector”.
    Veronika (female. Veronika, Veroniku, Veroniku, Veroniku)
    The Icelandic form of the name is believed to be transformed from Latin, Berenice, which in turn is derived from the Grece name Pherenike, meaning “she who promotes Victory”.
    Vernharður (male. Vernharður, Vernharð, Vernharði, Vernharðs)
    As last name: Vernharðsson (male), Vernharðsdóttir (female).
    Veturliði (male. Veturliði, Veturliða, Veturliða, Veturliða)
    As last name: Veturliðason (male), Veturliðadóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Vetur” = winter, and “liði”. The originally meaning: “Viking who raided during the wintertime.”
    Védís (female. Védís, Védísi, Védísi, Védísar)
    Vigdís (female. Vigdís, Vigdísi, Vigdísi, Vigdísar)
    Vigfús (male. Vigfús, Vigfús, Vigfúsi, Vigfúsar)
    As last name: Vigfússon (male), Vigfúsdóttir (female).
    Vilhjálmur (male. Vilhjálmur, Vilhjálm, Vilhjálmi, Vilhjálms)
    As last name: Vilhjálmsson (male), Vilhjálmsdóttir (female).
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    Y

    Yrsa (female. Yrsa, Yrsu, Yrsu, Yrsu)
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    Ý

    Ýr (female. Ýr, Ýri, Ýri, Ýrar)
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    Þor- First part of compound names like Þorbjörn, Þorgeir, Þorvaldur, etc.
    “Þor” is an alternation with “Þór”.
    Þorbjörg (female. Þorbjörg, Þorbjörgu, Þorbjörgu, Þorbjargar)
    Þorbjörn (male. Þorbjörn, Þorbjörn, Þorbirni, Þorbjörns/Þorbjarnar)
    As last name: Þorbjörnsson (male), Þorbjörnsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Þor-” and “björn”.
    Þorgeir (male. Þorgeir, Þorgeir, Þorgeiri, Þorgeirs
    As last name: Þorgeirsson (male), Þorgeirsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Þor-” and “geir”.
    Þorgerður (female. Þorgerður, Þorgerði, Þorgerði,Þorgerðar)
    Þorgrímur (male. Þorgrímur, Þorgrím, Þorgrími, Þorgríms)
    As last name: Þorgrímsson (male), Þorgrímsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Þor” and “grímur”.
    Þorleifur (male. Þorleifur, Þorleif, Þorleifi, Þorleifs)
    As last name: Þorleifsson (male), Þorleifsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Þor” and “leifur”.
    Þorsteinn (male. Þorsteinn, Þorstein, Þorsteini, Þorsteins)
    As last name: Þorsteinsson (male), Þorsteinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Þor” and “steinn”.
    Þorvaldur (male. Þorvaldur, Þorvald, Þorvaldi, Þorvaldar/Þorvalds)
    As last name: Þorvaldsson (male), Þorvaldsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Þor” and “valdur”.
    Þorvarður (male. Þorvarður, Þorvarð, Þorvarði, Þorvarðar/Þorvarðs)
    As last name: Þorvarðsson (male), Þorvarðsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Þor” and “varður”.
    Þór (male. Þór, Þór, Þór, Þórs)
    As last name: Þórsson (male), Þórsdóttir (female).
    The name of the ancient Norse god Þór, son of Óðinn.
    Þór- The first part of a compound name, like Þórarinn, Þórdís, etc.
    See Þór.
    -þór The last part of a compound name, like Arnþór, Gunnþór, Steinþór, etc.
    See Þór.
    Þóra (female. Þóra, Þóru, Þóru, Þóru)
    Þórarinn (male. Þórarinn, Þórarin, Þórarni, Þórarins)
    As last name: Þórarinsson (male), Þórarinsdóttir (female).
    A compound name, made of “Þór” and “arinn”.
    Þórdís (female. Þórdís, Þórdísi, Þórdísi, Þórdísar)
    A compound name, made of “Þór” and “dís”.
    Þórður (male. Þórður, Þórð, Þórði, Þórðar)
    As second name: Þórðarson (male), Þórðardóttir (female).
    Þórhildur (female. Þórhildur, Þórhildi, Þórhildi, Þórhildar)
    A compound name, made of “Þór” and “hildur”.
    Þórunn (female. Þórunn, Þórunni, Þórunni, Þórunnar)
    Þuríður (female. Þuríður, Þuríði, Þuríði,Þuríðar)
    A compound name, made of “Þor” (“Þur-” derived from “Þor-“) and “-ríður”.
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    Ægir (male. Ægir, Ægi, Ægi, Ægis)
    As a last name: Ægisson (male), Ægisdóttir (female).
    Ævar (male. Ævar, Ævar, Ævari, Ævars)
    As a last name: Ævarsson (male), Ævarsdóttir (female).
    The name is made of the prefix “æ(v)-” meaning “always” and the suffix -ar.
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    Ögmundur (male. Ögmundur, Ögmund, Ögmundi, Ögmunds/Ögmundar)
    As a last name: Ögmundsson (male), Ögmundsdóttir (female).
    Örn (male. Örn, Örn, Erni, Arnar)
    As a last name: Arnarson (male), Arnardóttir (female).
    The same name as Ari, meaning “eagle”.
    Össur (male. Össur, Össur, Össuri, Össurar)
    As a last name: Össurarson (male), Össurardóttir (female).
    Means probably “he who gives an answere”.

  4. Most Icelanders still follow the ancient tradition of deriving their last name from the first name of their father.
    Study the structure below:

    [image]http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/framaett.gif[/image]

    Helgi Hálfdanarson is son of Hálfdan Guðjónsson and Herdís Pétursdóttir. Marrying Hálfdan, Herdís did not take his last name, Guðjónsson, she continued to be Pétursdóttir, i.e. daughter of Pétur Pálmason (dóttir = daughter). The same goes for her mother, Jórunn Hannesdóttir, though marrying Pétur, she continued to be Hannesdóttir.
    OK, no rules without exception: A limited number of Icelanders do have family names.
    For instance, Helgi´s grandmother Sigríður Stephensen is daughter of Stefán Stephensen. This name, Stephensen, is born by most male descendants of Ólafur Stefánsson (May 3rd 1731-Nov 11th 1812); they changed the surname Stefánsson to Stephensen.

    Remember: Icelanders are always referred to by their given name, not by their surname which is never used alone.
    Trying to find someone in the icelandic telephone catalog? It´s ordered by the given names!

  5. begge er taget fra http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/names.htm – de er vist her, fordi jeg ikke ved, om du har forbindelse i buret

  6. okay,man kan klikke på links direkte!

  7. Takker:)

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