To rate lists on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account. "When I'm in a place like Iceland, I allow myself to take a little more time to divert off onto other paths creatively for a while and see what comes to me." You might want to consider adding it to your list of gender neutral names! Ari is a diminutive of the Hebrew name, Ariel, which means lion of God. Dyri is a very uncommon name, and one with an incredible meaning behind it, so why not consider it? She is the daughter of Njǫrðr and his sister. states that Atli is an approved male name in Iceland, however I think it would make a darling name for a little girl or boy. The isolation then made it so that the name didn’t travel to the rest of Scandinavia. People started hearing about him and his success and all of a sudden every other boy was called Baltasar. Very rarely used as either a boy or girls name in the US, Orri is an accepted male name in Iceland. Lara is currently the 56th most popular name used for girls in Iceland and is the 223rd most popular choice for girls born in the United States in 2016, up 11 spots since 2015. It is a Scandinavian version of the name Gunther and means bold warrior. We're excited that you have an opinion about our list, “Icelandic Boys Names”. Those who love the name Helena may also wish to consider the Icelandic girl's names Hronn, Herdis or Halla. Fun Fact: Icelanders still use this tradition today, simply taking apart and replacing prefixes and extensions. Anna is a variation of the Hebrew name, Hannah and means grace. When she cries, her tears are golden. The name Arna is also common in Norway and Finland, according to Containing sounds that are possible for non-Icelandic-speakers to pronounce. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move." Naming a newborn in Iceland is a big deal, and in fact all names must be approved by a naming committee. The name is said to mean industrious, according to Those who love Greta may also appreciate the more traditional-sounding Icelandic girl's names Guony, Guorun or Guoriour. The name is currently the 193rd most popular choice for boys in the United States. Icelandic names are peculiar-looking to people unfamiliar with the Icelandic language. In Iceland there are laws who forbid giving any name to your baby. We don’t all have odd names or names that are challenging in spelling and pronunciation. “From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 436 babies born with the first name Zophia in the United States,” states Another gorgeous Icelandic name with mythological ties, Inga is a truly gorgeous name for a little girl. Frida Kahlo is an inspiring Mexican artist who has helped bring clout to this charming name in recent years. Even so, we see an increased interest in people wanting to use Icelandic names when it comes to naming their children. August and Gus are both hot names for boys right now, giving Agusta a fresh and current edge. Love Ari? Cyrus is ranked #427 on our popularity chart.” The name is certainly popular in pop culture, with Cyrus’s appearing on the following television series; Law & Order, Gossip Girl, Scandal, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland and more, as noted on This enchanting name is infused with a touch of old-school glamour thanks to actress Greta Garbo. “Elsie was a popular name at the end of the nineteenth century until its image was damaged in this country by the association with Elsie the Borden cow. To top it off, the name is said to mean sparking in old Norse, according to Additionally, adds, “People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. This bright, happy virtually unheard of name is a superb choice for a little one with a sunny disposition. According to, “. References:,,,,,,,,, This name is so darling and absolutely deserves a resurgence in popularity. Some have even gone as far as saying that it goes against basic human rights. But it makes it very beautiful as well." -Icelandic Proverb. Quirky actress Helena Bonham Carter and gorgeous Danish model Helena Christensen help bring acclaim to this timeless name, as does a song by popular musical group, My Chemical Romance that is entitled "Helena.". If you are looking for a unique name, this is it. It is a Greek form of the name Steven and means crown. Ad ... Read More, The name Amlothi is of Icelandic origin. It is currently the number 1 name used for girls in Austria, and the 2nd most popular choice for girls in Iceland. Mount Rainier is the highest mountain in the Cascade Mountain Range of the Pacific Northwest and in Washington state, with an impressive elevation of 14,409 feet. Egill, Einar and Erikur are other Icelandic boy's names that may appeal to those who like the name Elvar. Looking for beautiful and pretty Icelandic Baby Boy or Baby Girl Names? This name is a world traveler with roots in more than one continent. She is incredibly creative and this could be facilitative to her success,” writes ... Read More. Male names of Icelandic origin, or names that are commonly used in Iceland. Rachel is a name of Hebrew origin that means ewe (female sheep). The Icelandic female version of the name Haddi is Hadda. Fancy the name Axel? “As clear and cool as an icicle, the name Bryndis is appropriate for an elegant but introverted girl,” suggests From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 436 babies born with the first name Zophia in the United States,” states Þorri (Thorri) is the name of a month in the old Icelandic calendar, from mid January to mid February. Today, you don’t see this. It wasn’t until two parents named a pair of siblings each with two names that the second name trend took off. Naming a newborn in Iceland is a big deal, and in fact all names must be approved by a naming committee. Fans of the name Soley may also swoon over the surprising and unique Icelandic girl's names Sigrun, Stefania or Sandra. If you want to look up meanings of specific Icelandic names you will have a hard time finding them in any other language besides Icelandic but with the google translation technology by your side, you might just get somewhere. There is no doubt that there is still a very strong tradition of naming after your parents or grandparents. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.”, A name fit for a little girl with a brave spirit, Bryndis is next on the list. It's a traveler's dream; a short flight from either Europe. Many of these names are some of the more popular names in Iceland still to this day. As I stated in the facts above, Icelandic names all have meanings. Although tradition is nowhere close to where it used to be people often talk about the want to name after their loved ones sneaking up on them once the young ones are born. People with this name tend to be idealistic, highly imaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. Elsie is ranked #301 on our popularity charts, ,”writes writes, “ Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Havar was not present.” writes that the name Havarr is an old norse name that is a combination of har and her. Olvir is a unique spin on this timeless classic that carries the appeal of being interesting and intriguing. Clarus means loud, clear and famous, according to Regardless, it’s a charming name for a little boy or girl. So, if a father has 3 daughters and no sons the name should die with the daughters. Magnus is currently the 7th most popular name used for Icelandic boys and the 858th most used boy name in the United States. Given a name that literally means magnificent, giving your little one the name August is sure to get them started off with a well-meaning name, which is the foundation for everything that follows in his or her life. -Hannah Kent. If you are looking for a more common name, Eva might be one Icelandic name to consider. The name Ari is an approved male name in Iceland but is commonly used as a girls name as well in many other countries. states that the name means dark. The female form is Kyra. The name Abel is a commonly used name for males in Iceland, and has actually been rejected for use as a girls name in Iceland. The Jonas brothers have definitely upped the cool factor for this Old World name. Additionally, the name Sindri is ranked at number 13.432 for boys names and is not listed for girls names in the United States, according to Other names that may appeal to those loving the name Rakel include Icelandic girl's names Rosa and Ragna. If Thelma is sounding like a wonderful pick, other Icelandic names parents may love include Tinna, Dagny or Lilja. Amlothi is general ... Read More, A variant of Artice, meaning lofty hill' or 'follower of Thor'. There are occasional exceptions, e.g. This name oozes debonair charm and a carries with it a dapper demeanor. Stefan Kendal Gordy, stage name Redfoo, co-founded the band LMFAO with his nephew. Ragnheiður studied Anthropology with a minor in Media so it might not come as much of a surprise that she is curious in nature. This charming name with Icelandic inspiration is for sure one to consider for anyone expecting a little girl. } Either way, this darling name is fitting for any lovely little girl. Grandparents more often play a very big role in the life of their grandchildren. Also, as the Icelandic parliament passed a Gender Autonomy Act in June 2019, a name's grammatical gender does not need to match the sex of the person bearing the name anymore. if a name has traditionally been used by a certain number of Icelanders. Regardless, how darling is the name? The name Isabella has a lot of royalty behind it with royal Isabella’s in courts in England, France, Portugal and Hungary, according to It's short, sophisticated, strong and killer cute. I think this name is just so magical and fairytale like. The name Egill for example, a common male name in Iceland, changes to Agli when put in a sentence like “I am with Agli”. Additionally, a baby’s name in Iceland is not revealed until an official naming ceremony, according to I would say a meaning like that, with a name as adorable as Arna, is a good reason to consider adding this name to your list of possible girl names! However, if Jón has a baby girl, her name would be Baby Jónsdóttir (dóttir of Jón). -Hannah Kent. It does not rank in anywhere on popularity charts as a girl’s name. It’s the name your child will use to introduce and identify him or herself. Fans of the 90's sitcom, Family Matters may recall the transformation of the ultra-nerdy Steve Urkel into the suave and sultry Stefan.

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