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Thurstan, Torsten

Thurstan, Torsten | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Erik Mclean on Pexels.com Origin: Old NorseMeaning: "Thor's stone."Gender: masculine Both names are derived from the Old Norse male name, Þórsteinn, literally meaning "Thor's stone." The name is attested as early as the 5th-century in Medieval Scandinavia and appears in the Norse saga, Draumr Þorsteins Síðu-Hallssonar. It was transported to England by Anglo-Saxon…
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Nordic Names Blog - Saturn's Norse Moons - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Nordic Names Blog - Saturn's Norse Moons - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
Some of its moons have got Norse names. They are called "the Norse group" and belong to the irregular moons of Saturn.
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Vala

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Origin: Old Norse Gender: feminine The name is Old Norse and can either be derived from the Old Norse vǫlva meaning "fortune-teller, prophet," or a short form of any Norse name beginning in the Valr element, which might relate to valr "slain" as in Valhalla (hall of the slain) or the Old High Germanic, walah…
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Lage, Lauge

Both are derived from the Old Norse byname, Félagi meaning "fellow; partner; companion." Lauge is the Danish form while, Lage is the Swedish and Norwegian form. Currently, Lauge is the 32nd Most Popular Male Name in Denmark (2018). Other forms include: Lagho (Old Danish, Old Swedish) Lago (Danish, Swedish) Laugi (Icelandic) Lau/Laue (Norwegian) Sources http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames.shtml
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Tyra –

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Tyra is a Scandinavian female name which comes from Old Norse Þýri which is either a variant of Þórví (an Ancient Scandinavian name composed of Thor, the Norse god of thunder whose name means "thunder" and ví "holy", so the name essentially means "holy Thor" or "Thor is holy") or a variant of Þórveig (meaning "Thor's strength" or "strength of…
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Halston: Baby Name of the Day

Halston: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Halston combines a retro 1970s luxe with the best of twenty-first century surname names. It fits right in with Holden and Hadley, but is far more rare.
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Somerled –

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Somerled is a Scottish male name, the anglicized form of Old Norse Somarliðr meaning "summer traveler" or "summer passerby" made up of Old Norse elements sumar (summer) and liðr (to pass by). Somerled also seems to be a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Somarliðr Somhairle (Scottish, Irish) Sorley (Scottish, Irish)  
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Couple decides against naming their baby after Avengers superhero

Couple decides against naming their baby after Avengers superhero | Name News | Scoop.it
At least one family was planning to name their baby after a character in the blockbuster hit Avengers: Endgame, but were dissuaded from doing so.
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Kelda –

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Kelda comes from Old Norse kelda meaning "a well, spring, fountain; bog, swamp" which seems to be derived from Proto-Germanic *kwellǭ (wellspring; spring; well) via a PIE root word. Kilda could be a variant spelling of it, but it's also the name of an archipelago in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, known as St. Kilda. Though the etymology and meaning…
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Name of the Week: Thorfinn

Name of the Week: Thorfinn | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Thorfinn is younger form of the Old Norse name Þórfinnr. The first element, þórr, literally means "thunder" but is most commonly associated with the name of the Norse god Thor – the personification of thunder and god of battle. Thor was one of the chief gods of th
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Loki –

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Loki is a prominent god in Norse mythlogy, a trickster god and shapeshifter. He is chained to a rock by the other gods after orchestrating the death of Baldr for all eternity until the advent of Ragnarok where he and another god, Heimdallr, kill each other in battle. He was the blood-brother of Odin and the father of Fenrir (a…
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On My Mind: 10-4-20 | The Beauty of Names

On My Mind: 10-4-20 | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Hermine from GBBO Season 8 Bona - I stumbled across the unusual name while researching royals and found out there is not only one but tw
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Guide to the Valkyries

my husband asked in passing earlier if the Valkyries of Norse mythology had individual names
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Jomar, Jómarr

Jomar, Jómarr | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Old Norse Meaning: "famous horse." Gender: masculine YOH-mar The name is composed of the Old Norse elements, jór (horse) and marr (famous). The name has recently become common in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Other forms include: Jómar (Icelandic) Jomar (Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish) Sources https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/J%C3%B3marr https://www.behindthename.com/name/jo10marr/submitted
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You'll note that this name is cognate with Eomer.

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Nohr, Nor

The name is derived from the Old Norse male name, Nórr (north). It's recent popularity may have been inspired by other 1 syllable Norse names such as Tor & Bror. Nohr is currently the 30th Most Popular Male Name in Denmark. Nor can also be a Limburgish form of Norbert. Sources https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Nor_m https://www.behindthename.com/name/nohr/submitted
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Igor, Ingvar

Igor, Ingvar | Name News | Scoop.it
Ingvar is the modern Scandinavian form of the Old Norse, Yngvarr, meaning "Ing's warrior." It was introduced into Russia in the 10th-century by the Varangians, which gave the world the Igor form. The latter was borne by 2 Grand Princes of Kiev and has been a favorite in several Slavic countries since. Currently, Igor is…
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Gunnar

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Gender: Masculine Origin: Old Norse Meaning: "war warrior." Eng (GUN-ner); Swe (GOON-nahr) The name is composed of the Old Norse elements, gunnr (war) and arr (warrior). The name was borne a legendary 5th-century Burgundish king. His exploits appear in the ancient Germanic poetic text Nibelungelied and the Medieval poem Walthurius. In the Nibelungelied he is mentioned…
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Masked names

Continuing the Halloween theme for October, here are some names related to the word "mask." Almost all of them are Ancient Germanic or Old Norse in origin, and thus not so realistic for a modern, real person. Unless otherwise specified, all these names are male. Adalgrim means "noble mask," from Old High German adal (noble) and…
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God & Goddesses Baby Names - Gorgeous Mythological Names for boys and girls | SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Ariadne, Jupiter, Calliope, Odin, Hector, Freya, Echo, Loki, Nephele, Apollo, Artemis, Leto, Persephone, Leander, Evander.

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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
Today we added som interesting names with the Old Norse diminutive suffix -si.

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Dustin –

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Dustin comes from an English surname which comes from Old Norse Þorsteinn meaning "Thor's stone", Thor being the name of the Norse god of thunder. Nicknames: Dusty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dusten (English)  
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Name of the Week: Eric

Name of the Week: Eric | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Eric is the Anglicised spelling of Scandinavian Erik, the younger form of the Old Norse Eiríkr. The first element is either the Old Norse einn "one, alone, unique," or ei "ever, always, eternity." The second element derives from ríkr "ruler, mighty." Usage: Erik was prolific in Scandinavia fro
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