sorry the font here made that capital i look like and L so I used small letters. That’s the equivalent of naming your child Lucifer or Jehova. hahaha, excuse the pun but that cracked me up…. Your email address will not be published. I was surprised Einar was not on the list. Bouth are norwegian viking names. Other sources for Viking names are e.g. I have spent unproductive hours trying to convince my daughter and son to name their girls after my grandmother who was born in Tromso, Gjertine. The Norsemen were in the Orkneys ,and Scotland as well, in Smaland Sweden ,where my people came from, Ive heard them referred to as the “Scots” of Sweden, not sure why, but I know there were many rocks in their farmland, maybe similar to Scotland..? To pronounce it correctly, ignore the g and emphases the first syllable, as so: SOHL-veye. It literally means “Great”. Hans. One of the best sources for nicknames from the Viking Age is the Landnámabók (The Book of Settlements), which detailed the settlement of Iceland during the 9th and 10th centuries. “Eye for eye and tooth for tooth” applied as dictated by Håvamål “;the message from above” as given by Odin the head of the Gods. My grandfather’s brother was Einar. The only thing the movie thor had that was accurate was thor was Odin’s son, the history show the vikings was alright in the beginning but than got kinda outlandish. I try to avoid pain if at all possible. All four grandparents emigrated from Norway and our family’s proud Norwegian heritage is carried on by my children, Siri and Erik. Let's get going…. Speaking of County Wicklow, did you know that Wicklow comes from the Norse “Vykyngelo” – meaning a “Viking meadow”? The history of the Vikings in Lewis is an amazing story of how a Pictish life-world changed when Norse immigrants arrived. In Denmark, it is Aage. While fager can indeed mean fair or pretty, in this case it does not. Have a go and see who you would have been a 1000 years ago (not sure about the numbers, there). In Norwegian it would be Åse. After John Dalton 1766-1844, an English Physicist. Although, I get called “Ass” or “Ace” a lot, I still feel proud that my parents named me after a famous Viking queen whose name meant “daughter of the gods.”. W.F.H. they were everywhere. Yup he was called blue tooth because he ate so many blueberries and he was known for uniting norway during his rule hence bluetooth which connects us, Also interesting last name fact and my history could be slightly off so feel free to jump in with corrections but I believe the the reason alot of Scandinavian last names have the “son” on the end of them was because originally last name wernt like official you were thor son of Odin for example so when the church came in an wanted everyone’s names for all their documents the church insisted on last names so they would just go ok I’m leif son of Erik so (leif erikson) and also many american norwegian names got changed when coming through immigration because they Americans couldn’t pronounce alot of our names so they simplified alot of them. Discover unique things to do, places to eat, and sights to see in the best destinations around the world with Bring Me! We all have rather generic first names so often call each other by our middle names as our “codenames”. Not Norwegian. Ajax. A boy’s name, Swedish origin meaning “calm”. The name is often written simply as ‘Bjorn' in English even though ø and o are different letters, and therefore different sounds, in Norwegian. I like that name anyway. A number of royals have lived under this name, including a prince of Denmark who defeated the kind of England in the 11th century to become the king of Norway, Denmark, and England. He pronounced it Antone. All of them are still in use today! I would not change my name for anything and I’m extremely proud of it. My name is Åge Reidar. Marte is hebrew, meaning “Housewife”. Many of these names have developed into contemporary forms which can be more usable, if you are looking for a baby name or a name for your roleplay character: If you e.g. My last name is Lodahl which means low valley. The first King Magnus in Scandinavia was Magnus I (the Good), son of Norway’s patron saint King Olaf Haraldsson (the Holy) who made Christianity the official region in Norway shortly before being killed at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. Bjørg. Johann very popular. Speak to a Norwegian to get the true sound, but to get you started it's closer to ‘bjurn' than ‘bjorn'. Can’t let people mistell our cultures stories an heritage it’s why most people think vikings were horns on there head an were savages when in fact they were much more hygienic an much more socially modern as far as men an woman being equal. It was mentioned multiple times in the works of Snorri Sturluson. As it was mainly the men who went on expeditions, we find more men’s than women’s names. You cannot translate anything into runes, full stop. My mother’s maiden name was Kaupanger, pronounced Kah-punger, hard “G”. My brother is very invested in keepin the culture alive in his children. My parents were Sverre (an old king’s name) and Hjordis. A lot of misconceptions exist regarding Vikings, most famously the supposed fact they wore horned helmets, which they didn't. One of the most beautiful names in the Scandinavian repertoire (at least in this writer's opinion), the original Norse meaning of Solveig is ‘strong house', but it can also be taken to mean daughter of the sun or the sun's path. The original translation of Sigrid comes in several different variants due to dialects. I noticed the name Steinar was the name of the lead character in an obscure Viking movie made in 2013. If your little one seems to have a split personality, perhaps this is the name for them! I Think it is a beautiful name ❤️, I’m Eríka, fiancé is Kristján, our son is Lochlan Jággar Ray And our last name is Jónasson oh and we are Canadian/Icelandic . Norman family name: Scandinavian origin and meaning (if known) Anger: Asgeir (Gods’, Aesir’s javelin) Ango(t) Asgaut: Anquetil : Asketill (Gods’, Aesir’s cauldron: Auber: Osbern (Gods’, Aesir’s bear, warrior). My name is Björn Gunnar. Jacob King and Eilidh Scammell, Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish National Heritage, 2015). Nicolaisen, Scottish Place-Names (John Donald, 2001). like the name Ingigerðr, you will learn here that it is a variant spelling of Ingigærðr. Birger noralf. There is no such thing as a Viking surname. My Jack Russell lab mix was named Loki after we tried calling him by another name that just didn’t suit his personality. But it can also be commonly found all across the world. The time has come for me to again address the problem of Viking names. Obsessed with travel? Many Scandinavian names were changed. My great grandfather Christian Amland emigrated from Norway in the late 1800’s. My name is Erika with “k:” because my Grandmother said that was the proper Swedish way to spell it. Yes, as in the animal, as this is the direct translation from Norwegian to English. A Dalton is a unit of mass equal to 1/12 of the atomic mass of the most abundant carbon isotope 12C. the Landnámabók, a history of the settlement of Iceland, Norse mythology etc. Although my parents wanted to name me Sigrid, they opted for a name that began with the letter “K” since my four older sisters names began with that letter. Viking (formerly Viking Cruises) is a cruise line providing river, ocean, and expedition cruises. the Landnámabók, a history of the settlement of Iceland, Norse mythology etc. The name is old norse and means “forefather”. He was just sick of it! Whether you prefer a popular name or one less familiar, you'll find something for you on this list. The name Sweden didn’t exist at the time. He has three very tall, strapping boys, now all in their 20s. Its original translation means ‘great’, which sheds light on why there are so many kings named Magnus. Its a beautiful norse variant of ILSE which may also be a variant of something else. This name is really only found in Iceland, Sweden, and Norway, which makes it score high on the originality charts outside of Scandinavia. Solveig. People with names ending in 'son', such as actress Emma Watson (pictured), could be related to Vikings. Ilse is more common in Denmark, so I think its Danish, not Norwegian. Danish king Gorm ? I have a funny story, that is true. (photo source) Skip to main content. You can find a long list of bynames here. Most scholars believe that the viking ethos wouldn’t have allowed for female vikings. My MorFar from Sweden was named Olaf but his first name was Fabian. Just wondering if a first name of Loughlin (Lot) is a nod to Viking heritage? Both Loke and Odin are more common lateley in Norway, especially Odin has been used more though. Many of these names are taken directly from Norse gods. hope the movie does well and is purchased soon. What is the origin and meaning of Embret? The name has many other spellings that are used across the Nordic countries, including Gunnhild, Gundhild, Gunhilda, and Gunnhildr. My father wanted to name me “Astrid” after an ancestor but my mother put her foot down, thus I am Catherine. His 1st namesake with a Scandinavian 1st name. Greatings from the Netherlands (holland), Gunnar was my second son’s name he passed away at four months, Love the name Gunner. Carl. this is interesting i was asked to write a norse movie i call Orbit of the Sun. It features descriptions of many of the Icelanders who lived during this period, including hundreds that had nicknames for men and women. Sven is Swedish. André. Our middle child has an Irish name, Both Freja and Freya originats from norse goddess Frøya, in the meaning of lady or/ and ruler. And Naming 2-3 Cats or Dogs Thor, Loki, And Ragnar. Odin Staveland is a Norwegian musician and composer, while Odin Thiago Holm is a teenage footballer from Trondheim who signed for Oslo side Vålerenga in 2019. this was settled long before races began. Bjørnar. Leif is not pronounced leaf in Norwegian (and sounds silly in English) They Canadian ‘Eh’ is better sounding, as in ‘LehF’ We bred her, and I got to keep a male pup, and regard him as all mine. Arnholda. My family is from Visby, Gotland and Stockholm. harold is now young. Together with various dialects, Old Norse was used in many regions, including present territories of Scandinavian countries, Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Isle of Man, Normandy and Vinland. different harald. This name has seen a rise in popularity after the Vikings TV series, but has been a staple in Norway for… well… ever. Norwegians are down to earth, we have Janteloven so bragging or thinking we are better is not in our nature. Originally, Loki was the trickster god in Norse mythology. My daughters middle name is Ragnhild after my mother. Have a go and see who you would have been a 1000 years ago (not sure about the numbers, there). included in the movie will be mentiond icelandic spar, whic by the water service marshals who requested it at kohls department store in fedeh norsemen used to navigate by the sun, even after the sun had set. Those names with a flag (sometimes more than one), are contemporary forms. The names of some of these towns were Kaupang, Birka, Uppsala, Ribe, and Hedeby. The highest and most complex of all the gods from Norse mythology, Odin reined over art, war, wisdom, and death. And I would like to know more about my family history in Norway going back to the early centuries. My second name is Siv, my grandmother was Gunhild and my grandfather was Einar. What could be cooler than the name Bear? Norse Names; Vikings; How to Translate into Runes Correctly. My dermatologist said my skin is such that I should live in Scandinavia, not the hot Arizona I would welcome any suggestions or establish contacts in Norway, Sweden or the UK. My Grandfather was named Magnus, as well is my Uncle. He now has a great, great grandson in Thailand named Poobadin Embret. That said, it is also the source of the Scottish name Ivor, which is more common on the British Isles. Er det noen som veit forskjellen mellom Sven, Svein og Svend.?? My family has lived in the area at least 500 years. I had never heard this name…. So my brother gets called leaf and people think I’m a girl if they are only reading g my name and then when I introduce myself they are convinced I’m saying my name is John Over an over I have come to love my name and I’m sure my brother does too but I’m pretty sure she picked worst possible names for American culture. It means “Judge” or “Wise”. So I find this not to be true. On that page you will find a list of related names. Yet, Saga was also the name of the Norse goddess of poetry and history and sometimes identified as the goddess Frigg. We were occupied by our “humble” neighbours Denmark and Sweden for centuries. Reply. Dr Alexandra Sanmark, from the University of the Highlands and Islands, explained: “The people of the Viking Age did not have family names, but instead used the system of patronymics, where the children were named after their father, or occasionally their mother. Bradley Kurtz in an American freelance writer living in Trondheim. Add Ivar to the list of names made popular by the Vikings TV series. . also harold godwids namesake, he is head of my octagon business. An easily recognizable name, this name is often attributed to the translation of story, tale or fairy-tale. I will soon be one of them…, Siv a beautiful name with Norse (norrøn) origin – meaning: kinship, friendship, can also be translated ‘bride’. they thought they were oceanliners. Harald swore an oath that he would not cut his hair until he had gathered all the parts of Norway into one kingdom. When my wife and I started dating, my father teased her alot about giving him a grandson and naming him Sven Gunnar and boy did that get a rise out of her. To gode Viking navn. My father and aunt spent a large ammount of their adult life tracing our family tree back to the 1300’s. Agnethe. The name is a popular one today. My father was the proudest Norweigian in all of Minnesota. So, I am starting my genealogy dig into the family history. Guess Vikings missed that out. Viking name generator . the rec. In no particular order, here are some of the most popular women's viking names from the era. I had a direct (late) relative with the name Einar as well. Knut means “knot”. A fun one (though not necessarily recommended) for English speakers; Frigg was the goddess of earth, air, and fertility in the Norse Pantheon. I love his name. Because of this, the name has been taken to mean ‘bride' over the years. Hilsen til alle. In this example e.g. There has also been several men named Bjarne and Bård in my family. Solveig is a central character in the play Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, which could explain the name's popularity in Germany and France, as the play is popular there. Perhaps it’s because Norway frequently tops the charts as the happiest country in the world, or because current pop-culture has made cool Viking names so in-demand. It’s great you say that. The last name ending with “-son” or “-sen” reflects on the old surname system. Ivar is not as common as a name today in Scandinavia as it once was. A boy’s name of Danish origin (norse). Some of these are well-known thanks to the popular culture of today, others less so. Tor. And we spell it Loke. Always found this very interesting. We are immigrants from Norway 50 years ago. Nevertheless, for the main dude in your life, the name Odin is hard to match. Technically, the Viking age was still ongoing during Magnus I’s reign (1035-1047), as historians regard Harald Hardråde’s fall in 1066 at the Battle of Stamford Bridge to be the end of the Viking Era. My maiden name was Klinefelter. It’s widely used all over the world; probably because of its’ use in the Bible. For some reason, Harald Hårfagre always seems to get translated to Harold Fairhair.. photo source) … Jon. Of and when asked he says it is like to switch the fridge off. Historic background and language information, A Viking name for a baby name or a roleplay character name, Is there a Norwegian place or history with the name dalton. From Nordic Names - - All rights reserved. So my Dublin ancestors were “dark foreigners.” I like it! I almost never see either one come up in all the Norske pages I’m on!!! Above you make it sound as if you being called Johnson was due to lack of another, but it means originally your ancestor was “the son of John”. Now for the guys! Help from you historians? PS – when in high school, My Dad and I owned a female black Lab. Gunhild Stordalen is a Norwegian physician and environmental advocate. With the increasing international popularity of the Norwegian singer Sigrid, we could see the name become even more common outside of Norway. These are actual Viking first and family names. He said his father in Norway had read about an early Viking King named Gorm, and said, Thats my boy! So while Annalise could have many nicknames or shortened names from her friends, she is our lovely Annalise. Answer these questions honestly, now, or you won't get your True Viking Name! My mother’s cousins in Norway were Bodvar and Rigmor. For more information of historical sites click here. But that’s exactly why we love him! So, my middle name became Sigrid. Her youngest brother changed it to Owens, legally. Wouldn’t recommend it – it was a nickname about someones hairy legs!! Mercia… after seeing Vikings i found out that Mercia was the old name for the middel of England in the viking era.øn_opprinnelse. It is a stretch however, as its origin clearly is Latin. Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". Your sources may be patriarchal rather than evidentiary. Hei, Svein is the norwegian version, Sven the swedish and Svend is the danish way of spelling. The kids have given us a Sophia, Eleanor, Madeline, and the closest to Scandinavian we got is Annalise (Scandinavian / Germanic contraction of Anna Elizabeth). My name is an old Norse male name. Safewords are for wimps. I married a Norwegian named Arthur Hansen who was born in America. there are nordics living at alki area of seattle we have business together, they are still considerd a race, not norweigan nor danish, i am nordic origins but my national origins are british my birth is united states but also a citizen of canada from ontario. I would disagree with naming your child Odin, i know plenty that’s named Odin (so it’s not a unpopular name to namer your child at all, least not where i’m from), though naming your child Tor is more common, though the name usually come in a combination, it’s not always the case. A cousin of my father birger noralf bårdsen was named Ingvald Hansen. So very sorry for the loss of your son.:(. My father’s name was Amund before he Anglicized it to Andrew when he came to the U.S. My grandfathers were Olaf and Einar. My father,s name was INGVAR ,My name is INGVAR, My sister’s name is TORDIS, My brother’s name is HANS ,My uncle’s names were ARTHUR, KARL ,JENTOFT, , Cousin’s name was ASBJORN, SOREN, ANTON, INGE. It was coined as an anglicisation of given names in other languages. they also made compasses with chemicals they got from china. On this website you can find Viking names when browsing Old Norse Names. I love the name Odin. By then, the Proto-Norse language had developed into Old Norse. Viking definition is - one of the pirate Norsemen plundering the coasts of Europe in the 8th to 10th centuries. Why not share this post on Pinterest? Leif Juster was a hugely popular Norwegian comedian, singer and actor, while Leif Garrett is an American singer, actor, and TV star. Even though they had far more rights than in other societies, that was mostly domestic. My family were Vikings that settled in the upper Shetlands about 1500 years ago. Looking for one more. You will receive thunderous applause for authenticity if you go with the Scandinavian spelling Tor, pronounced more or less as it’s spelled. Not a name that's unique to the Viking era, but still a cracker of a name for your favourite little princess. and has led the Progress Party since 2006. My favorite name, next to Gunnar! In and around Bergen, Ole is, indeed, pronounced as, “OO-leh.”. I named my son Ægir, very proud of it. A few foreign sources also mention the names of the Vikings. Thorvald is my middle name (between David and Olson) and was also my great grandfather’s name. A Finnish band are named after the goddess, and there is a sports club in Oslo that takes the name. Much of what we think we know about this famous Harald is based on sagas that were written long after his death. A daughter would be Ivar’s daughter. I met a man in L.A. this past Søndag, at a Sjømannskirken service, whose name was GORM. I have Tofi, Ragna & Gunnar. My Swedish grandfather ‘s name was Ossian, prnounc d Osheen I guess, sounds more Irish to me, yet he was from Stockholm, has anyone else heard of this name..? She was also the wife of Odin. My first name is Dag, baptised Pierre…. how is Ole pronounced. That happen while my mother was waiting and my father read the book Red Wurm (Den røde orm ) he keept Kjetil and I just named out new Mexican street dog, Odin. Reply. I am a big fan of Norse Mythology and Anything Roman Or Greek. I name my dogs after Vikings. Ragnar is the benevolent leading of all. My name is Svein and my wife is Rannveig. However, she did honor his Norweigian pride by naming our son Gunnar Lee, (My middle name). My sons names are Odin and Loki. I would love to visit Norway and all of Scandinavia but am at a loss where to start. “So, for example the son of Ivar would be given their own first name and then in addition ‘Ivar’s son’. My father’s cousin was named Torleif, my favorite name. (Germans pronounce the e at the end.) I named him Thor. Then my mom was Auslaug Kristine. I was baptized in the church in Gamla Uppsala which was built on the ruins of the ancient pagan temple. Kjell used to be common name for boys in Sweden, not so popular anymore though. I have given my daughter the same name as a second first name. Because nø name is complete without ån ümlaut. She is the founder and president of EAT Foundation, Co-founder of Stordalen Foundation and CEO of GreeNudge, and often features in debates on climate change, public health, and the global food system. Quizzes Names Videos Humor. Names ending with -son or -sen with a first name before that is probably the most common surname in Norrway or Scandinavia in general. Meaning: Danish: God-given. My name is Bjørn born i Hamburg, but i live for about 32 Lewis is a masculine English-language given name. and is translated as bride. Your email address will not be published. Words of Norway tells the stories of Norway to the world, and helps Norwegian companies do the same. – 958. My surname does not follow the old system. My Grandfather’s name was Embret, but he changed it to Edward when he came to America. My first name is Thorald, and my middle name is Magnus and I live in Scotland, which was unusual name when I was at school, when I started working my first name got shortened to Thor and I have called myself this for many years now, and is always a topic when meeting women (back in the day) or someone new. I remember some of their names: Eina, Inga, Alma, Anna, Ragnhild, Manfred, Hillman and I forget the rest. I am of predominant Norwegian blood on my mother’s side. I have seen it in a number of Danish ballads, but nothing to answer for meaning. Ny mothers name was Herborg, (means army and castle) I am Ragnhild, and I am norwegian. Bertheus. Also spelled Kleinfelter or Kleinfeldter, means small meadow, so I was told. is a platform for academics to share research papers. My name is not very commoneven in Norway. Some first names are Torvo, Ernst, Alf, Gitta, Katja, Hulda, Brit. The Norse people knew the secrets of the arts of war, supporting their skills with deep faith in gods and their blessings. This Viking name generator can generate 16 random names, 8 for males, 8 for females, of course you can generate the specified quantity and specified gender Viking names, we have more than 1,000 first names and the 1,000 last names, so you can generate more than 1,000,000 names. My dear late father was named “EINAR”. Viking (n.) Scandinavian pirate, 1801, vikingr, in "The History of the Anglo-Saxons" by English historian Sharon H. Turner; he suggested the second element might be connected to king: But this later was dismissed as incorrect.The form viking is attested in 1820, in Jamieson's notes to "The Bruce." his recent benefactor lived in bellvue and worked at the fire department in an asset position. How Nice! Of course, Loki appears in the Marvel cinematic universe as an antihero, often in conflict with Thor. My paternal grandfather was Ludwig; my maternal grandfather, Haakon. Tor Erling Staff was a Norwegian barrister known for taking on controversial cases, Tor Mikkel Wara is a Norwegian politician who became Minister of Justice and Public Security in 2018, and Tor Endresen is a Norwegian singer who represented Norway in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest. Knut translates to knot and has been a popular name throughout Scandinavia and Europe for some time. Might not be a Viking name but wonderful nonetheless. It took him seven years to do so, and by then his hair was quite long. I wanted my children to have Scandinavian names and so we have, Anja. Meaning Thor’s power / (anger)… vald – dialect form of “vold” meaning violence. On Iceland Aki or Oki. Yet another name of kings, including the current monarch in Norway: Kong Harald V. This name remains popular today: though is often shortened to Harry in many countries. Bertheus. I love that name! My mother has been told by Irish people that her Irish Viking name is not Irish: Histon, or Ó h-Oistín. This name generator will generate 10 random Viking names. Let’s stay on that subject of Vikings for the rest of today’s letter. Princess Ingrid Alexandra, the elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, also carries the name. The port wa… Runes are not a language, they are signs devised to represent the sounds of a language, the same way as letters. years i Denmark. Not uncommon names, obviously, but nice to see the Norwegian roots of both. My grandmother had a very special name, that her patents made up. My oldest daughter is ANE MARTE. thats “ils” ethics have it he won against wm of normandy as he was done when his horse died. . So would be a great choice for a hairy Cat or Dog! Good Norwegian name. Place names in these regions were also influenced by the Vikings. Olaf. My name is Jeffrey Amland. but also is the namesake of harald bluetooth and harald fairhair. In the future, I’m looking forward to being not-so-original. Thus, Hårfagre, in this instance, means “with the long hair”. Many people think initially it is my last name. Siv Jensen is the current Minister of Finance. they are a race and i wouldnt argue that fact. My name is Ingrid and both my grandfathers are Harold/Harald. Nowegian father and a Swedish mother and they gave me the name Åsa Möllestål.I now live in the very south of Sweden that once was danish. The name ÅSE is directly from the old norse religion ÅSATRO; the religion of the Vikings. I was named after my mother, who is Åse; and my father, who was Reidar. there are many nordics living here, namesakes of the great like ethelred and ethelfled and their parents and many more they moved fron alki to bellevue area drinking is on of their talents and a lot of it. My husband is Leif, we live in Australia, and people don’t know what to call him, so he is Leaf, until we correct them. Find Your Viking Name! My fathers name is from the old norse HARIAR, which means “warrior”. Very nice list. My name has the meaning of A Godess of the heights and my lastname is Mill Steel. Now I see these other Norwegian names, and think, if I ever get a dog (after my wife passes so I can have a dog), I’ll look at these namers afresh. For statistics about norwegian names you can check out That is my norsk husband’s name. (both my dog and my husband) Perfect! My mother is half Swedish and half Norwegian. Many of these names are specific to Scandinavia. Mange (like mungnah I believe)very cool oldschool norsk names. Back in the old country we had photos of relatives all lined up in front of their barn with all the children in a row by height. My father, born in 1936 was named Rolf, after his father. It is wrong to consider female Norse any the less than Vikings, unless you wish to define the Vikings as raiders or at best traders with a very “persuasive edge in bargaining”. My maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Aas, pronounced Ahhs. My 4 brothers and I all go back a generation on my Dad’s side with middle names including Olaf (our grandfather who emigrated from Norway via Sarpsborg to Canada), then Thorvald, then Mathias, then Christian and then Harald. County Wicklow received its name after the local Viking-named town of Wicklow/Vykyngelo. My family settled in North East Iowa to this day there is alway Lese on the table for holidays in remembrance of my Norse ancestry. However, variations of “Thor” were popular and many boys got names with the prefix “Thor” as in Thoralf, Thorbjorn, Thorgeir and Thorgrim. The 48-year-old was born in Trondheim and also previously worked as a stand-up comedian. Erika. there are no heedees, it is either hi dee or hay dee, I know three and they all pronounce their names haydee. Harald Hårfagre (Harald Fairhair) is portrayed by medieval Icelandic historians as the first King of Norway. Vemund is a name of a Viking king when there were several small kingdoms. Henry’s mother put the engagement announcement in their local newspaper in Dixon, IL. List of names with norse origin My great grandmother from Hammerfest Norway’s name was Emma Gustave but I don’t remember her proper last name and my great grandfather from Sweden was named Jon, unfortunately as happened my Great, great grandparents last name was changed at Ellis Island to Anderson, a true shame to do to people. 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