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Name

Meaning

Aesir, Aegir

of the gods

Aevar - (Son of Ketil), Alfarinn, Alfarin, An, Armod, Arni, Asgrim, Askel, Askell, Aslak, Asolf, Asrod, Asvald, Avaldamon, Avang

saga names, meanings not given

Afi

tree

Alf

elf

Alfgeir

elf spear

Alfrothul

of the sun

Alvis, Alviss

wise

Ander

Norse from of Andrew (manly)

Aricin, Arkin, Arkyn

son of the eternal king (generally Odin)

Arild

battle-commander

Arngeir

eagle spear

Arnlaug

devoted eagle

Arnljot

frightens eagles

Aros

from the mouth of the river

Arvid, Arve

eagle tree

Asbiorn, Asbjorn

divine bear

Asgaut

divine goth

Asgeir, Ansgar, Asgerd

spear of the gods (divine spear)

Ask

from the ash tree

Audolf

friend of the wolf

Audun

friend of wealth

Balki, Bardi, Baug, Beinir, Bersi, Bjolf, Blund, Bodmod, Bolli, Bork, Bresi, Brondolf, Bruni, Brynjolf

saga names, meanings not given

Bard

good fighter

Bekan

meaning unknown

Berg(thor)

spirit of (Thor)

Birgir

rescue

Bjarne, Bjorn, Bjarni

bear

Bjornolf

bear wolf

Bodil

leader

Bodolf

wolf leader

Booth, Bothi, Bothe

herald

Borg

from the castle

Brand, Brander, Brandr

firebrand

Brede

broad

Brian, Bryan

strong

Burr

young

Cadby

from the warrior's settlement

Canute, Cnute, Cnut

knot

Cort, Cortie

short

Dana, Dain, Dane, Denby, Danb, Den, Denny, Danby, Denby

from Denmark

Davin, Davyn

intelligent

Delling, Dellingr

shining

Dreng

brave

Duartr

rich guard

Egil, Eigil

inspires fright

Einar, Enar

fighter

Eirik, Erik

forever strong

Eldgrim, Erp, Eyfrod, Eyjolf, Eyvind

saga names, meanings not given

Elvis

Sage

Eric, Erik, Erick, Eirik, Eryk, Rick, Eikki

eternal ruler

Erland

leader

Erling

son of a chief

Esbjorn

bear of the gods

Eske

spear of the gods

Eskil

vessel of the gods

Eystein, Einstein

lucky (see Elvis)

Faste

firm

Finn

finder

Finnbogi, Floki, Flosi, Freyvid, Fridleif

saga names, meanings not given

Freystein

rock-hard servant of Frey

Frode

wise

Galm, Ganger, Gardar, Gardi, Geirmund, Gest, Gils, Gizur, Glum, Gnup, Grani, Grenjad, Grim, Grimkel, Gris, Gudlaug, Gudmund, Gunlaug, Gunnlaug, Gyrd

saga names, meanings not given

Gamble

old

Garth, Garrett, Garet

defender

Gaute

great

Geir, Geiri

spear

Geirleif

spear descendant

Geirolf

wolf spear

Geirstein

rock-hard spear

Gjest

stranger

Gilby

pledge

Gudbrand, Gudbrande

weapon of the gods

Gunnar

fighter

Gunnbjorn

fighting bear

Gunnolf

fighting wolf

Hafgrim, Hafnar, Hafthor, Haki (slave name), Hall, Halldor, Hallfred, Hallkel, Hallstein, Hallvard, Hardar, Hardbein, Hastein, Hedin, Herjolf, Hogna, Hogni, Homstein, Hord, Hoskuld, Hrafn, Hrapp, Hrifla, Hroald, Hrodgeir, Hromund, Hrosskel, Hrut, Hunbogi

saga names, meanings not given

Hakon, Haaken

of the chosen race

Hallbjorn

rock bear

Halvdan, Halden

half-dane

Halvor, Halvard

rock defender

Hamar, Hammer

hammer

Harald, Harold, Herrick, Harry, Hal, Herryk

war-chief

Hauk

hawk

Havelock, Hafleikr

sea war

Helgi

holy

Hilario

cheerful

Hrolf

wolf

Hugin

thoughful

Irnes

peaceful headland

Illugi, Ingimund, Ingjald, Isleif, Isolf, Isrod

saga names, meanings not given

Inger, Ingharr

Ing's army (Ing being an early name for Frey, later just synonymous with fame or glory)

Inghram, Ingram

Ing's raven

Ingmar, Ingemar, Ingemur

famous son

Ingolf

Ing's wolf

Ivor, Ivar, Iver

bowman (also similar to Welsh Ifor, meaning leader)

Jolgeir, Jorund, Jostein

saga names, meanings not given

Kalf, Kalman, Ketil, Kjarr, Kjartan, Kodran, Kolbein, Kolgrim, Konal, Kotkel, Kveld, Kvist, Kylan

saga names, meanings not given

Kare, Kari

tremendous

Karli

manly

Karr, Kerr, Kiarr

from the marsh

Kell, Keldan

from the spring

Kirby, Kirkjabyr

from the church village

Kirk

dwells at the church

Kleng

has claws

Knud

kind

Knut, Knutr

knot

Kol, Koll, Kolli

dark

Kort

short

Krossbyr

dwells at the shrine of the cross

Lambi, Lodmund, Lyting

saga names, meanings not given

Lang

tall

Leidolf

wolf descended

Leif

descendant

Magnor, Magnild, Magne, Magnus

fighter

Mani, Mar, Modolf, Mord, Mottul, Myrkjartan

saga names, meanings not given

Mikkel

Norse form of Michael (godlike)

Narfi

Loki's son

Njal, Njall

saga names, meanings not given

Norbert, Njorthrbiartr

hero

Odd

point

Oddleif

point descendant

Oddvar

pointable

Odell

wealthy

Olave, Oilibhear, Olaf, Olin, Olyn, Olen, Ola, Ole, Olav, Olof

relic

Oleif

relic descendant

Oliver, Olvaerr, Olvir

affectionate

Onund, Orebjorn, Orlyg, Orm, Orn, Ornulf, Ospak, Osvif, Otkel, Ovaegir, Ozur

saga names, meanings not given

Os

divine

Ockar, Oscar

divine spear

Osgood

divine Goth

Ottar

fighter

Ragi, Raud, Ref, Reist, Rognvald, Runolf

saga names, meanings not given

Reidar, Reider

fighter of the nest

Roar

fighter of praise

Rolf

wolf

Sigmund, Skagi, Skalla, Skallagrim, Skamkel, Skapti, Skarp, Skarphedin, Skefil, Skeggi, Skum, Snaebjorn, Snorri, Solmund, Solvi, Starkad, Stigandi, Strifebjorn, Sturla, Styr, Sumarlidi, Svart, Svartkel, Sverting

saga names, meanings not given

Sigurd, Sigvard, Sigurdr, Siv, Sijur, Syver, Sigvat

victorious defender

Soren

of Thor

Stein

rock-hard

Steinar

rock-hard fighter

Steinbjorn

rock bear

Steinolf

rock wolf

Steinthor

Thor's rock

Stian

swift

Storr

great

Svend, Svein, Svewn, Sveyn

young

Tait, Tayte

happy

Tanni, Thangbrand, Thorarin, Thord, Thorfinn, Thorgils, Thorgrim, Thorhadd, Thorhall, Thorhalli, Thorir, Thorkel, Thorlak, Thorleif, Thorleik, Thormod, Thororm, Thorvald, Thorvid, Thrain, Thrand, Thrasi, Throst, Tind, Torfi, Torrad, Turfeinar, Tyrkir

saga names, meanings not given

Terje, Torgeir, Torger, Tarjei

spear of Thor

Thorald, Thorualdr, Torald

Thor ruler

Thorbert, Thorbiartr

the glorious, Thor

Thorolf

Thor's wolf

Thorstein

Thor's rock

Thurlow

from Thor's hill

Torgny

clash of weapons

Trigg, Trygg, Tryggr

true

Trond, Tron

growing

Trygve

brave victory

Turpin, Thorfinn

thunder finn

Uigbiorn, Ugbjorn

war bear

Ulf

wolf

Ulfar, Uni

saga names, meanings not given

Ulmer, Ulfmaerr

famous wolf

Valbrand, Valgard, Valthjof, Vandrad, Velief, Vestar, Vestein, Vibald, Vifil, Vigfus, Vigsterk, Viking

saga names, meanings not given

Vegard

protection

Vegeir

great sacrificer

Vidar

tree fighter

Vigrid

battleground

Wyborn, Wybjorn

war bear

Yngvar, Yrar

saga names, meanings not given

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