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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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August

Meaning: Venerable The Increaser Origin: Polish German Dutch Nordic Handsome, Competent, Technical The Fox The Latin name August comes from Augustus, and means ‘Venerable’ or ‘The Increaser’. There were the kinds of Poland named August, making it a great royal name as well. August can easily be shortened to Auggie or Gus, which I love. […]

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Axl

Meaning: Father of Peace Origin: Swedish English Handsome, Bold, Mighty The Guard The meaning of the name Axl is “Father of Peace”. It is also spelled Axel, or more commonly in Scandinavian countries, Aksel. There is also a French feminine variation – Axelle, and modern English – Axie. This name is a diminutive of the […]

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Nordic Names

Eivind

Meaning: Fortunate Warrior Origin: Norwegian Capable, Fierce, Patriarch The Bronco The Norwegian name Eivind means ‘Fortunate Warrior’, and is alternatively spelled Eyvind. It derives from the Norse root words: ey Lucky vindur Warrior/Winner Eivind is a great option because it is unique and underused, but it sounds familiar – like names Ivan or Ives. It […]

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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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Floke

Meaning: Guardian of the People Origin: German Swedish Musical, Talented, Strong The Alder Tree The German and Swedish name Floke is also a surname and it means ‘Guardian of the People. I love it’s single syllable and its modernist vibe. I think it blends well with names such as Zeev, Inej, Xi, Xylo, Siv and […]

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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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Nordic Names

Ilisi

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Greenlandic Perfect, Treasured, Elegant The Favourite The name Ilisi (ill-EE-see) is from Greenland. It is the shortened form of Ilisipat, a counterpart to the English Elizabeth. The possibility of nickname Lisi (Leecy) is an adorable addition. When I discovered this beautiful Greenlandic gem, I almost wished I was having another […]

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Jensen

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Scandinavian- Danish Norwegian Bold, Tall, Debonair The Woodcutter Jensen is a Scandinavian name which at first means ‘Son of Jens’ – Jens is a Scandi diminutive of Johannes (a variation of John) meaning ‘God is Gracious’, making this the invisible meaning of the name Jensen. Jensen is a great option […]

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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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Karl

Meaning: Man Origin: German Scandinavian Tall, Fair, Authorative The Judge The name Karl is, and always has been, a strong and fierce name. Steeped in German and Scandinavian heritage, the name Karl means ‘Man’. Karl was and is the name of many Swedish royals, including King Karl XVI Gustaf. Charles is a variation of Karl, […]

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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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Maili

Meaning: Bitterness Vine or Pebble Origin: Irish Finnish Hawaiian Fast, Friendly, Educated The Mountain Ranger The name Maili has two possible origins. The first is being an Irish and Finnish diminutive of the Hebrew name Mary – meaning ‘Bitterness’. It is pronounced MAY-lee. Secondly it is said to be a Hawaiian name that means either […]

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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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Nordic Names

Malin

Meaning: Tower Origin: Norwegian Swedish Fierce, Yearning, Fighter The Unicorn The Nordic name Malin is a variation of the original name Magdalene (from Magdala) – Magdala means ‘Tower’, hence the invisible meaning of Malin is ‘Tower’. Other variants of Magdalene include, Maja, Maialen and Madelaine.Inspired by actress Malin Akerman, this name reminds me of Marin, […]

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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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Piper

Meaning: Pepper Pipe Player Origin: English Latin Romanian Scandinavian Darling, Lively, Fervent The Red Herring The meaning of the name Piper is “Pepper” or “Pipe Player”. As described in our post on the name Pepper, Piper is a Latin word used for the Black Pepper Vine, but is also an English/Romanian/Scandinavian surname used for someone who plays […]

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Qitu

Meaning: Shy Child Origin: Arabic – Jordanian Greenlandic Malaysian Quiet, Loving, Feather Touch The Interpreter The charming Arabic name Qitu means ‘Shy’. In Greenland it is a variant of the name K’ito which means ‘Child’, and hails from the elongated name K’itornak. A fantastic name option with different potential heritages. I’m in love nickname Kit […]

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Qitura

Meaning: Spear of Strength Origin: Greenlandic Fair, Humble, Diligent The Bumble-Bee The Greenlandic name Qitura or alternatively Kitura – is a fresh feeling, heritage gem that means ‘Spear of Strength’. It derives from the original German name Gertrud, which also has some other intriguing variants like Kerttu, Trudi and Gesine. Qitura sounds cultured and strong, […]

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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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Thorald

Meaning: Ruler of Thunder Origin: Swedish Vigorous, Robust, Chivalrous The Prince The meaning of the name Thorald is “Ruler of Thunder” or “Thor Ruler”. A combination of ÞOR and VALD. This old Swedish/Norse name evokes images of legendary heroes, and times that were simpler. A straightforward nickname could be Thor, but also Tofi/Tovi, which is a Norse […]

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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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