Norse mythology continues to fascinate people. While some people are interested because of their Scandinavian ancestry, others just find the tales of gods and heroes enthralling. If you are looking for the perfect Norse mythology names for your boy or girl, we have a list of 100 names that you can start with.
50 Norse Mythology Names for Girls
Long ago, this name was connected to the goddess of war, love, death and beauty. You can spell this name as Freja or Freya. While the name is less popular now, than it used to be, we think that it would be a beautiful name for a baby girl. The name is said to mean lady.
This Norse mythology name was one the name of the wife of Sigmund. It is made up of old Norse words for fortification and battle. If you are looking for a strong name for a baby girl, this is a good one to choose.
Nott was known as the personification of night. In Norse mythology, she was the giant Narfi’s daughter.
Bil was the name of the child who chased Mani across the sky. The name is said to mean inquisitive.
This Norse name was once the title of the goddess of springtime. It is a beautiful name for a baby since it signifies new beginnings and a fresh start.
Nerthus was known as the goddess of fertility and peace. Whenever she visited the land, weapons would be locked up and peace would reign.
Sjofn was known as the goddess of love. She was also known for helping to heal people who were injured or wounded.
This unusual baby name belonged to the goddess of fertility, the earth and the air. Her name meant beloved.
Svanhild was known in Norse mythology as the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun. This name might be a bit difficult to spell and pronounce for your daughter though.
Nanna was a name that came from an Old Norse word that meant brave and daring. She was a goddess in Norse mythology who died from grief following the killing of her husband.
This was the Norse version of cupid, so Astrilde is essentially the goddess of love.
Eisa was the daughter of Loki, who was well known as the trickster god similar to Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
This was the name of one of the three Norns. In Norse mythology, she was the goddess of destiny. It is appropriate that her name is said to mean fate.
Sigrun was once the name of a Valkyrie. In Old Norse, her name is made up of words that mean victory and secret. We think that this is one of the best Norse mythology names on this list because of its strength and deeper meaning.
Gejfun was known in mythology as one of the Aesir. She was the goddess of chastity, which is probably why the name is said to mean chaste.
Elli was considered the personification of old age. Thus, she was a representation of the concept of eternity.
Rindr was known as the daughter of the King of Ruthenians, Billing. Later on, she was the partner of Odin and the mother of Vali.
Joro can also be spelled as Jord. She was the Norse goddess of the earth. Thus, her name is said to mean earth as well.
Hel comes from Norse mythology. She was known as one of the daughters of the trickster, Loki.
Sol was the sun goddess, and the name means bright as the sun in Old Norse. Interestingly, Sol also means sun in Spanish as well.
Skadi was known as a mountain giant. She was a wife of both Odin and Njord in Norse mythology. Interestingly, her name means damage.
Idunn was once known as the goddess of the spring. She was was to guard the golden apples that could give eternal youth to anyone who could capture one and eat it.
Lofn is an unusual sounding name. This Norse mythology name was once the moniker of the goddess of forbidden love.
Ran is one of the easiest names on this list to say and spell. She was considered the goddess of the sea. She was known for being cruel and greedy. It was said to be her fault whenever storms and strong waves popped up.
In the legends, Hlin was the goddess of protection and consolation. Her name actually means protection in Norse.
Grid was the frost giantess. She was known as the mother to Vioarr. When Thor fought the giant Geirrod, she was one of the ones who helped him. Her name actually means peace.
Var was known as the goddess of promises and agreements. Because of this, it makes sense that her name would mean beloved or pledge.
Atla was just a minor water goddess in the ancient myths. Her name is said to mean water.
Gudrun was once the wife of Sigurd. Her name was said to mean God’s secret love.
Skuld was known as the goddess of destiny and was one of the Valkyries. Her name was said to mean future.
This is a pretty sounding name from Norse mythology. She was said to be the goddess of the springs and wells.
Fulla was known as one of Frigg’s three handmaids. In Norse mythology, she is always said to wear a gold snood.
Groa was known as a goddess in Norse mythology. The name comes from an Old Norse word which meant to grow.
This was the name of the mistress of the famous trickster, Loki. She was said to be a giantess who gave birth to three monsters. Her offspring include the giant wolves Hel and Fenrir as well as the serpent Midgard.
Heidrun is the name of a goat that ate tree leaves and created mead within her udder. The name is actually said to mean clear and bright.
Hulda was known as a sorcerer. The old-fashioned name comes from a word that me3ans sweet and lovable. The name is actually said to mean secrecy or hiding.
Signy was once the twin sister of Sigmund. Later, she was Siggeir’s wife. The name comes from Norse words that mean new and victory.
Embla was once known as a goddess who was similar to the Biblical Eve. She was made from a tree with her partner, Ask. The name is actually said to mean elm tree.
Gerd was a frost giantess and the goddess of fertility. She was said to be the wife of Freyr in Norse mythology. The name actually means enclosure.
This is a simple name from Norse mythology. It means destruction, which makes sense because it was the name of the goddess of anger in the ancient legends.
Snotra was the goddess of wisdom in ancient Norse legends.
This Norse mythology name comes from the goddess of life. She was said to be responsible for the connection of all nine worlds.
Syn is probably one of the cutest Norse mythology names on this list. In the myths, she was said to be the goddess responsible for keeping out unwanted visitors and guarding the door of Frigg’s great hall. Her name actually means refusal.
This was once the name of the goddess of wisdom. The name means the careful one. V
This poetic sounding name was the title of the goddess who controlled destiny. In Norse mythology, she was one of the Norns.
Eir was known as the goddess of medicine and healing. You pronounce her name as “ire.” The name actually is said to mean mercy.
This was the name of the wife of Thor. The name means bride.
Hildr was one of the Valkyries. It is an earlier version of the name Hilda. t
Saga was known as the goddess who drank with Odin in old myths. From her name, we get the English vocabulary word, saga.
Lounn was once the goddess of youth. Because of this, her name is symbolic for youth.
50 Norse Mythology Names for Boys
Gunnar is one of the most modern sounding Norse mythology names on this list. He was the husband of Brynhild in Norse mythology. His name comes from Old Norse words that meant war and warrior.
Thor is well known as the god of strength, thunder and war in Norse mythology. He was said to keep a hammer that he used as a destructive weapon.
Andhrimnir was a cook for the gods in the Norse myths. He killed and served up the great boar, Saehrimnir.
Fitch was known as the god of ruling and arbitration in Norse mythology. Unlike many ancient Norse names on this list, this one is surprisingly easy to say and write in English.
Harbor was known as the lover of Signy in ancient legends, and he was just a human.
Hugi was once the personification of thought in the old legends. He was also a giant.
Andvari was known as the dwarf responsible for protecting the treasures of the gods.
Hoenir was known as a warrior god and the god of silence. He was the original form of the Aesir god.
This short, sweet name comes from the brother of Odin. With Odin and Vili, he created earth and heaven for the dead Ymir.
Odin is one of the most famous, recognizable Norse gods. He was the highest god in the myths and lived in Valhalla. Valhalla was the place where warriors would go after they were slain in battle.
Alvis was a dwarf who tried to court the daughter of Thor. Unfortunately, he was tricked out of marrying her. His name is said to mean all wise.
Mani was known as the god of the moon.
Tyr was the god of justice and war. His right hand was bitten off by a wolf, so he had to carry his spear within his left hand instead.
This was the son of Nott and Dellinger as well as the personification of the day.
Ull was the step-son of Thor as well as the son of Sif. His name means glory, and he was known as the god of hunting.
Hreidmar was a king of dwarfs as well as a magician.
Garm was known as the hound of the underworld.
Hermod was famously sent to the underworld to attain Baldur’s release. He was a son of Odin.
Modi was a son of Thor, and his name meant angry.
Foresti was the son of the goddess Nanna and the god Balder. He was known as the god of justice.
Orvar was a hero in Norse myths.
Ask was the Norse version of the Biblical Adam. His name meant ash tree.
Bragi was known as the god of eloquence and poetry.
Baugi was a giant responsible for keeping the mead of inspiration.
Magni was a son of the giantess Jarnsaxa and the god Thor.
Sindri was a dwarf who create magical items for the gods to use.
Austri was a dwarf known as one of the heavens’ four supporters.
Dellinger was known as a god in ancient Norse myths. He was well known as the personification of the god. This is one of only a handful of the names on this list that sounds like a typical English baby name. Because of this, it is one of our favorite Norse mythology names.
Jarl was the starter of a race of warriors and the son of the god named Rig. His name was once said to mean nobleman.
Hermodr was the god of war and wind. He also served as the messenger of the gods.
Kvasir was made from the saliva of Vanir and Aesir. Later on, he was the god of inspiration.
Vali was the son of Rindr and Odin. He was born with the entire goal of killing Hoor.
Vidar was known as the son of Odin and Grid. This Old Norse name meant warrior.
Gandalf was the name of a dwarf. The name meant wand elf. You also probably recognize this as the name of a main character in the Lord of the Rings series of books and movies.
Alf was the suitor of Alfhild as well as a king. The name is actually said to mean king.
Njor was the god of fertility and sailing. He was the father of Freyr and Freya. In Norse, this name means strong.
Borr was the son of Buri and the father of the creation gods.
Geirod was a giant who was the antagonist and enemy of the other Norse gods.
Hrungnir was a giant who died in a fight with Thor.
He was a fire giant and warned the other giants at Rganarok.
Hoor is known as the blind god of winter in Norse mythology.
Buri was the father of all the other Norse gods.
Sigurd was the name of a god whose name meant victory and guardian.
Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg. The name means prince.
Heimdall was said to guard the Bifrost Bridge. He connected the rainbow that bridged the gods’ realm and the human world.
Loki was a trickster connected to magic and fire. Later on, the gods chained him to a large rock.
Yngvi a name of the god Freyr. He was said to be the originator of the Swedish royal family.
Mimir was a Norse god who died in a war between Aesir and Vanir.
He was the god of stone. This is one of the easier, cuter Norse mythology names on this list.
Hler was known as the ruler of the underworld in Norse mythology.