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Lærke (LAYR-kuh), a girl’s name meaning “lark.”

Signy (SIG-nee) is an Old Norse girl’s name meaning “new victory.”

Dagny (DAHG-nee), a Scandinavian girl’s name meaning “new day.”

Mikkel is the Danish and Norwegian form of Michael.

Randi (RAHN-dee) is a modern Scandinavian girl’s name with the elements “advice” and “beautiful.”

Torny (TOR-nee), a Norwegian girl’s name that developed with Thora, meaning “new thunder.”

Anders, the Scandinavian form of Andrew, meaning “masculine.”

Andor (ANN-dor), a Norse boy’s name meaning “Thor’s eagle.”

Gerda (GER-dah), a Scandinavian from Old Norse girl’s name meaning “enclosure.” I think of folklore and fairytales and ancient quaint towns when I see this, so I think the right little girl could breathe new life into this oldie.

Pernille (PER-nill) is the Danish and Norwegian form of Petronilla, meaning “yokel” or “stone.”

Carsten / Karsten (KAR-sten) is a Low German, Danish and Norwegian boy’s name cognate with Christian.

Saga is a girl’s name that means “seeing one” in Old Norse.

Bergljót / Bergliot (both BERG-lee-ott), a girl’s name meaning “light, protection.” I have a feeling most Americans would wrinkle their noses at this option, but it is very fun to say and I personally think it’s quite beautiful.

Berit (BEE-ritt), which is Scandinavian, and Birgitta (BEER-geet-tuh), which is Icelandic, Swedish and Finnish,

Kennet is the Scandinavian form of Kenneth.

Maiken is the Danish and Norwegian form of Maria.

Runa is a female name meaning “rune.”

Sander is the Dutch, Danish and Norwegian form of Alexander.

Loki means “to break” and is a well known Norse mythology name.

Elina (el-LEE-nah, ELL-in-uh) is the Finnish and Swedish form of Helen. 


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