A natural gas field in the North Sea between Norway and the United Kingdom also takes the name. My name is Ingrid. The catholic priest refused to baptize me as it was not a Christian name, this has been a sore spot for me all my life. Add Ivar to the list of names made popular by the Vikings TV series. 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. I married a Norwegian named Arthur Hansen who was born in America. Jones also appears in the film as King Arnulf. My youngest daughter is DINA. Enter your first name: You are: Male Female An orang-outan : Toughness: Select the choice which best describes your attitude towards pain. I know all about that. Karine. From Queens and actors to students, Ingrid has been a popular name throughout Scandinavia for centuries. Mercia… after seeing Vikings i found out that Mercia was the old name for the middel of England in the viking era. My grandfather was Thorvald, although we thought he said “Torvald” because he couldn’t pronounce the “th” sound. That’s the equivalent of naming your child Lucifer or Jehova. PS – when in high school, My Dad and I owned a female black Lab. This Gaelic personal name was the name of an early Irish mythological figure, a valiant warrior, and was also the name of the grandfather of St. Columba. He was just sick of it! Learn more about that etymology with Ryan Ferguson of Planet Prentonia. ethics have it he won against wm of normandy as he was done when his horse died. My maiden name was Klinefelter. Kjetil and I just named out new Mexican street dog, Odin. My sons names are Odin and Loki. Viking definition: 1. a person belonging to a race of Scandinavian people who travelled by sea and attacked parts of…. Ane is the feminine version of ARNE, coming fra ARN or ØRN, meaning “Eagle”. The name Ferguson is in the following categories: Irish Names, Surnames Names. Yes, as in the animal, as this is the direct translation from Norwegian to English. The Vikings were a Norse people who, between the 8th and 11th century, traded with and plundered much of Europe, as well as parts of Asia and North Africa. Karin petra. This was the language of Norse sagas – telling magical stories about Scandinavian and Germanic history, Viking voyages a battles, Norse mythology and paganism. How about Lothbrok being used as a first name? Love reading about all these Norske names. Ida is een variatie op het naam-element ‘id’ en dat stamt van de (oudere dan de Vikingtaal – het oud-Noorse) oud- Germaanse taal af.I… Look no further! In our family we speak the full name when referring to or talking to a family member. Enter your first name: You are: Male Female An orang-outan : Toughness: Select the choice which best describes your attitude towards pain. https://no.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategori:Navn_med_norrøn_opprinnelse. We've pulled together a list, albeit not exhaustive, that won't give your adorable little Viking an axe to grind. I don’t remember what Bodvar means but Rigmor means king’s mother. and 3 Lars Thune Yet, Saga was also the name of the Norse goddess of poetry and history and sometimes identified as the goddess Frigg. Weird things about the name Ferguson: The name spelled backwards is Nosugref. My name is Bjørn born i Hamburg, but i live for about 32 Votes: 422,467 Here you will find a list of 42 genuine given Viking given names. You’re also missing the top viking names like Gunnar, Sven, Gunvald, Leif, Hjalmar, Ragnar, Styrbjörn. So, I am starting my genealogy dig into the family history. Victory, wisdom, and beauty are all on the list of translations from Old Norse. De heren geboren in dat jaar werden het vaakst William, Lucas en Noah genoemd. As to the name Åsa, it suggests Swedish. Closely related to Old English, Old Norse is a North Germanic language once used by Germanic tribes in Northern Europe. Her youngest brother changed it to Owens, legally. Most scholars believe that the viking ethos wouldn’t have allowed for female vikings. de Viking-namen komen uit de Scandinavische en Scandinavische talen die aanleiding hebben gegeven tot de huidige talen zoals Zweeds, Fins of Deens.. Veel van deze namen zijn geïnspireerd door de Noorse mythologie of de goden van de Vikingen. I have another grandfather, “Tosten,” and an aunt “Berglot.” That one is very unwieldy and not very pretty. they were everywhere. Answer these questions honestly, now, or you won't get your True Viking Name! His 1st namesake with a Scandinavian 1st name. Their gods (the admired ones) had the group name of ÆSER. For the shield maiden in your life – Gunhild is derived from the words war and battle. Very nice list. After John Dalton 1766-1844, an English Physicist. My Grandfather was named Magnus, as well is my Uncle. SDB Popularity ranking: The highest and most complex of all the gods from Norse mythology, Odin reined over art, war, wisdom, and death. ( warrior woman). Other famous Ragnars include wartime politician Ragnar Sigvald Skancke, and Ragnar Frisch, the co-recipient of the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Hans. Another true story. 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. a common mistake of their adversaries that they were safe when the sun had set. 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. My name is not very commoneven in Norway. Of course, Loki appears in the Marvel cinematic universe as an antihero, often in conflict with Thor. 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 . Er det noen som veit forskjellen mellom Sven, Svein og Svend.?? Who is right? 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. A Missouri father and former bounty hunter has been charged in his 9-year-old son’s death — some 16 years after the disabled boy disappeared, according to reports. In Sweden, the name Åge is spelt Aake. Click a name below and find out how the names … It was my Great, Great Grandfather’s name meaning warrior and is from the Viking era. One family last name is Broms meaning horsefly! Bjørnar. 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. My 1 brother is named don`t laugh Orm (Wurm in u know). My dear late father was named “EINAR”. Also spelled Kleinfelter or Kleinfeldter, means small meadow, so I was told. Sven is Swedish. Also Tor is usually not used stand alone but combined with other names line Torbjörn and Torvald. This most interesting surname is of Old Gaelic origin, found in Ireland and Scotland, and is a patronymic form of "Fergus", from an Old Gaelic personal name "Fearghus", composed of the elements "fear", man, and "gus", vigour, force, with the patronymic ending "son". 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. Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, Georgia Hirst. My name is Jeffrey Amland. Might not be a Viking name but wonderful nonetheless. My father was named Andrew Torliev and my Mom was Synnove. 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 name is Erika with “k:” because my Grandmother said that was the proper Swedish way to spell it. Ever wonder what your viking name would be? I have three girls and when I saw Astrid and Freya at the top I was chuffed although we spell it Freja. My name is Carl sometimes spelled Karl. No luck. Norwegians are down to earth, we have Janteloven so bragging or thinking we are better is not in our nature. Similar I suppose? Ivar is not as common as a name today in Scandinavia as it once was. harold is now young. obviously you are not speaking of Norwegian scholars. (Germans pronounce the e at the end.) Bertheus. 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. Skol! My grandmother had a very special name, that her patents made up. I love that name! I wanted my children to have Scandinavian names and so we have, Anja. There's a pin for that…. We all stem from Africa. All the same name. A popular Viking name all across Scandinavia, Ragnar was made popular internationally by the success of the Vikings TV show and its lead character Ragnar “Lothbrok” Sigurdsson. 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..? I am 3rd generation half Norwegian and 5th generation half German, and very proud of it. Leif is not pronounced leaf in Norwegian (and sounds silly in English) They Canadian ‘Eh’ is better sounding, as in ‘LehF’ In and around Bergen, Ole is, indeed, pronounced as, “OO-leh.”. He doesn’t know it yet but he is moving to Vestfold for the new year. My grandfather was Eiler Johann. If you don’t speak ‘C’nadian’ – try ey = LeyF, It is closer to “Life” in pronounciation…, it depends on the local dialekt, whether it is pronounced leyf or life, but it is never spoken as leaf. Before finding oil in Norway the country was very poor as my father had visited there .In those times Norwegians were not regarded as important nation .But now after becoming rich the nation has become very proud specially about their names .Wealth has retirned respect to nation .But thete is a fact in this transformation …By their wealgh Norwegian has not become wiser and smarter but more pride than their humble neighbors . He occupied a ‘moral middle ground', sometimes assisting the gods and other times behaving with malice. Although the name continued to feature in folklore long after the Christianisation fo Norway, Frigg is rarely used these days, yet it remains a name full of historical value. Gunhild Stordalen is a Norwegian physician and environmental advocate. My father and aunt spent a large ammount of their adult life tracing our family tree back to the 1300’s. The kids have given us a Sophia, Eleanor, Madeline, and the closest to Scandinavian we got is Annalise (Scandinavian / Germanic contraction of Anna Elizabeth). Made famous by the Nordic explorer Leif Ericsson, who reached North America sometime in the 11th century. This day and age however when people ask me about my name I am proud to explain my Norwegian heritage. That’s the modern Norwegian version of Magni, one of Thor’s sons. and is translated as bride. 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. Other clan branches, including the Fergusons of Dumfries and Ayrshire, originate from Ferguson of Galloway, an important Scottish figure in the 12th century. different harald. Not Norwegian. Many of these names are taken directly from Norse gods. Please enter your zip code to find your nearest Ferguson Showroom. (photo source) 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..? In England this was known as Poll Tax. “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. Svein is Norwegian and Svend is Danish, I am scottish but my beatifull wife is Norwegian……her name is Oyfrid. Its a beautiful norse variant of ILSE which may also be a variant of something else. 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. Considering Odin. for the funnist name that week. Robert Ferguson has become the newest addition to the Vikings receiving corps, having signed a one-year deal with the team for $700,000 or $1.5 … Translated from the old language Freya means lady. My father wished name me Leif, after his younger brother, who was killed in an accident. People having the name Ferguson are in general originating from Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America. I would love to visit Norway and all of Scandinavia but am at a loss where to start. Some of these are well-known thanks to the popular culture of today, others less so. On Iceland Aki or Oki. The 48-year-old was born in Trondheim and also previously worked as a stand-up comedian. there were other haralds, like the one who united sweden. He came from the Eastern side of Norway as a young man and died at 101 in 1973. Henry’s mother put the engagement announcement in their local newspaper in Dixon, IL. Some Irish bearers f the name "Fergus" claim descent from Fergus, Prince of Galloway (deceased 1161). I’m assuming that’s where my great grandfather Andreas Lars Lodahl came from. Whether you prefer a popular name or one less familiar, you'll find something for you on this list. Jon. The name has many other spellings that are used across the Nordic countries, including Gunnhild, Gundhild, Gunhilda, and Gunnhildr. Siv Stubsveen started her career as a model and saleswoman before turning her hand to hosting on Norwegian TV and radio. i made a slightmistake on my lst comment about where i mentioned icelandic spar. Many a Viking and many a modern-day Scandinavian go by this name. More people than ever before are searching for a Norse-inspired name for their new creatures (including children). Perhaps you chose it. Much of what we think we know about this famous Harald is based on sagas that were written long after his death. I have a funny story, that is true. In Norwegian it would be Åse. Henry. Then my mom was Auslaug Kristine. But some of us have ancestor lines that passed through Denmark, Norway or Sweden at some point in time. Thought of living in Norway for several months to get acquainted with the culture, language and customs. 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." There is an area in northern Norway called Lovdahlen. I love his name. Female names from the Viking Age . Abbie Park Ferguson (1837–1919), American educator, founder of Huguenot College; Adam Ferguson (disambiguation), multiple people Adele Ferguson, Australian investigative journalist; Alan Ferguson (born 1943), Australian politician; Alan Ferguson (director) (born 1963), American music video director Alex Ferguson (disambiguation), multiple people Eenmaal op plaats van bestemming maakten zij zich schuldig aan brute plunderingen. I have been told that it should be pronounced All-lee. My family were Vikings that settled in the upper Shetlands about 1500 years ago. Greatings from the Netherlands (holland), Gunnar was my second son’s name he passed away at four months, Love the name Gunner. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. 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. Carl. Solveig. The hammer-wielding god of thunder and lightning – or the handsome, tight clad saviour of American pop-culture; either way you look at it Thor is a pretty heroic name for your little dude. Thus, Hårfagre, in this instance, means “with the long hair”. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Fergusson, which was dated 1466, in the "Scottish Records of Kilkerran", during the reign of King James 111 of Scotland (Stuart), 1460 - 1488. I live in Norway, born and raised here. You will receive thunderous applause for authenticity if you go with the Scandinavian spelling Tor, pronounced more or less as it’s spelled. Speak to a Norwegian to get the true sound, but to get you started it's closer to ‘bjurn' than ‘bjorn'. His parents names were Almer Hansen (father) and Elna Hansen mother), They both had the same last name before marrying in the US. It’s a family name like mine but we have always wondered where my fafar got it. It means “Judge” or “Wise”. My first name is Dag, baptised Pierre…. Yes my mor mors name is Else (elsa) bestafars is m 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. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls "the treacherous marches which divide legend from fact in Viking Age history." Of course the Norse names aren’t in the Papist Pantheon! In Denmark, it is Aage. Ferguson is by far the most popular and widespread form of Fergus. Find Your Viking Name! Always found this very interesting. Hilsen til alle. Gaute is originally “GOTER”, which means “a male coming from Sweden, that is the Gotaland. The name also lends itself to the French clothing company Gunhild. Vikings is a historical drama television series created and written by Michael Hirst for the History channel. My second name is Siv, my grandmother was Gunhild and my grandfather was Einar. The First king of Scotland was not until 500AD, eight hundred years after the first King of Ireland. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Enougsfr. Guess Vikings missed that out. Magne. Dag means Day and is the God of the Day in norwegian old mythology. Rune stones are all over the landscape. My dermatologist said my skin is such that I should live in Scandinavia, not the hot Arizona desert.lol I would welcome any suggestions or establish contacts in Norway, Sweden or the UK. In order to u… I knew a Norwegian whose name was Ole pronounced OO-lah. Already in Old English as wīcing and Old Frisian witsing, wising, but extinct in Middle English and borrowed anew in the 19th century. Shop for Viking Range at Ferguson. this was settled long before races began. These are actual Viking first and family names. If you’re familiar with Norse mythology this name will be at the top of your head for female names. Marte is hebrew, meaning “Housewife”. The names are still in use today, but are pronounced differently throughout Scandinavia. Answer these questions honestly, now, or you won't get your True Viking Name! But that’s exactly why we love him! My MorFar from Sweden was named Olaf but his first name was Fabian. It literally means “Great”. 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