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Annagret

Meaning: Pearl of Grace Origin: Swiss German Danish Swedish Graceful, Peppy, Forgiving The Owl This Swiss/German name is an absolute stunner, with a beautiful meaning as well ‘Pearl of Grace’. Talk about a light, bright and shining name for your little one. It derives from Anna (from Hebrew Hannah) – meaning ‘Grace’, and Margaret – […]

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Arowen

Meaning: Fair Valkyrie Origin: Nordic Mysterious, Careful, Emotive The Wild Horse Scandinavian amalgamated name Arowen consists of ‘Åro’ a diminutive of Ölrun, a mythological Valkyrie; and ‘wen’ meaning fair or white. Combined Arowen means ‘Fair Valkyrie’. This name is very cool, with edgy nicknames like Aro and Rowen and its otherworldly quality, it is a […]

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Elisifetta

Meaning: Pledged to God Wife of Thor Origin: Nordic Content, Committed, Understanding The Woods Elisifetta is a Nordic style name that can mean ‘Pledged to God’ as a variant of Elisiveta (from Elizabeth), or it can mean ‘Wife of Thor’ as a variant of Elisif (an Old Norse name for Sif, the mythological wife of […]

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Hendrick

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Dutch Danish Scottish Kind, Capable, Chivalrous The Gentleman The name Hendrick is a variation of Henry, both coming from the original German name Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. You could easily shorten this name to Henny or Hendy, or even Harry or Harro – nicknames of Henry. Hendrick blends well with names […]

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Henning

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: German Danish Norwegian Choice, Regal, Unique The Rev Head Henning is a German derivative of the name Henry, which means ‘Home Ruler’. It is also a surname. I love the nickname possibilities for Henning – Henni, Hinger and Harro are next level cool. Henning reminds me of names like Manning, Harrison […]

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Kai

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Dutch German Accepting, Audacious, Courageous The Lion The adored Kai is a Dutch and German diminutive of the name Niklaus. Niklaus originates from the Greek name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikolaos also bore the common English name Nicholas. Kai is much more modern than it’s other variant […]

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Lura

Meaning: Lyre – Lyrical Farmstead or Trough Origin: Greek Norwegian Creative, Fun, Spiritual The Flying Fox The name Lura is a Greek name, it is also the root word of which Lyre (the harp-like musical instrument) comes from. Lura is also a Norwegian name which means ‘Farmstead’, ‘Trough’ or ‘Bay’. I love that Lura is […]

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Nordic Names

Mairiis

Meaning: Sugary Origin: Finnish (presumed) Strong, Talented, Fun The Reindeer Mairiis (pronounced MY-reece) is presumably derived from Finnish name Mairea, which means ‘Sugary’. This post on Mairiis is inspired by Mairiis ‘Mossy’ Kilcher and her appearance on Alaska the Last Frontier. What a fantastic name gem, and Mossy also is such a beautiful nature name. […]

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Maja

Meaning: Bitterness Mother Origin: German Slovene, Croatian Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Greek Fortuitous, Calm, Golden The Cloud Walker Maja is known to be pronounced in many ways, including MAY-ah, MY-ah, Mah-ha and MAH-zjha. It is thought to be a diminutive of two different names, hence the dual meaning and many heritages. Firstly it is short for […]

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Niilo

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Finnish Clean, Caring, Talented The Rhino Niilo, like seriously, how cool is this! Pronounced as NEE-lo, this name derives from the Swedish Nighils – from Nicholas, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Niilo blends in well with other modern options such as Harlow, Otto, Arlo and Yvo, because of its […]

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Olya

Meaning: Holy Blessed Origin: Russian Norse Profound, Pretty, Well-Spoken The Naturalist Olya (pronounced Oh-lee-ah or Oh-lya) is a variation of Olga, meaning ‘Holy’, and is of Russian origin. It can also be spelled Olja. It is also thought to be of Norse roots, deriving from the name Helgi (which also bore Helga, Laila and Aili […]

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Sisko

Meaning: Sister Frenchman Victorious Protector Origin: Finnish Slovene Croatian Humble, Truthful, Heartfelt The Beautiful Mind Although Sisko is traditionally a Finnish girls name meaning ‘Sister’, it is still remarkably fashionable on a boy. It is also a Slovenian diminutive of Fransisko, from Francis, meaning Frenchman’. Alternatively it is the short form of Croatian Sismundo, from […]

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Taavetti

Meaning: Beloved Origin: Finnish Whimsical, Frolicsome, Relaxed The Flower Taavetti is a Finnish form of David, meaning ‘Beloved’. I really enjoy this name, it has a energetic feel and invokes images of a barefoot wayfarer, content in her self love. Taavetti reminds me of names Silvretta, Sashi and Rimini.

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Wingard

Meaning: Wuthering Homestead Origin: Swedish Protector, Saint, Free The Falcon Wingard is a Swedish name meaning ‘Wuthering Homestead’ that comes from root words: Vin Wind Gard Homestead It is also thought to be an English name that means ‘Vineyard’. Wingard has a couple of rock-and-roll variants which include Wynard, Winward and Weingardt. Similar names include […]

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