List of rejected Icelandic female names

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Rejected Names

In Iceland only names which appear on the Personal Names Register are allowed to use. Other names cannot be used, but it is possible to apply to a committee for permission to use a name which is not yet listed.

The committee does not accept every name. A name submitted to the naming committee for approval is considered for its compatibility with Icelandic tradition and for the likelihood that it might cause the bearer embarrassment. It must be compatible with Icelandic grammar and contain only letters occurring in the Icelandic alphabet. A name's grammatical gender must match the sex of the person bearing the name. There are occasional exceptions, e.g. if a name has traditionally been used by a certain number of Icelanders.

If a name is rejected it will not be added to the list of approved Icelandic names.

List of rejected Icelandic female names

See also List of rejected Icelandic male names

A / Á

Rejected Names

  • Abigail
    • rejected 18 December 2003
  • Adriana
    • rejected 17 August 2010
    • rejected 6 May 2016
  • Aisha
    • rejected 4 November 2009
  • Ajmiya
    • rejected 22 September 2017
  • Alessandra
    • rejected 22 August 2008
  • Alex
    • rejected 19 December 2013
    • rejected 26 January 2018
  • Alexsandra
    • rejected 25 March 2010
    • rejected 1 March 2012
    • rejected 26 June 2018
  • Alexstrasza
    • rejected 28 August 2015
  • Aliana
    • rejected 22 September 2017
  • Alpine
    • rejected 2 April 2012
  • Amelia
    • rejected 20 October 2004
  • Anais
    • rejected 19 August 2004
  • Anastasia
    • rejected 31 May 2001
    • rejected 3 February 2005
  • Angel
  • Annalinda
    • rejected 25 September 2008
  • Annamaría
    • rejected 16 August 2002
  • Annarósa
    • rejected 28 June 2001
    • rejected 31 May 2005
    • rejected 31 October 2005
  • Anndrá
    • rejected 18 March 2005
  • Anya
    • rejected 2 February 2007
    • rejected 30 September 2010
    • rejected 28 August 2015
  • Arianna
    • rejected 8 May 2003
  • Ariel
    • rejected 19 February 2019
  • Aríele
    • rejected 1 February 2001
  • Aríelle
    • rejected 31 February 2001
  • Arnapála
  • Arven
    • rejected 10 August 2005
  • Árvin
    • rejected 26 February 2003
  • Ástmary
    • rejected 28 May 2004
  • Athína
    • rejected 29 July 2019
  • Austar
    • rejected 6 February 2009
  • Austarr
    • rejected 6 February 2009
  • Aveline
    • rejected 18 June 2018
    • rejected 22 August 2018
  • Axel

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Abel
    • rejected (unknown date)
    • accepted 16 October 2018
  • Annalísa
    • rejected 22 September 2004
    • accepted 16 May 2005
  • Apríl
    • rejected 25 November 2005
    • accepted 5 May 2006

B

Rejected Names

  • Berghild
    • rejected 22 September 2017
  • Bergman
    • rejected 17 December 2008
  • Bjarkar
    • rejected 7 February 2002
  • Borghild
    • rejected 2 April 2012
  • Builien
    • rejected 23 March 2015

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Blær
    • rejected 4 October 2001
    • rejected 18 March 2005
    • accepted 21 March 2013

C

Rejected Names

  • Cara
    • rejected 8 April 2009
  • Carolina
    • rejected 19 December 2002
  • Catra
    • rejected 2 September 2019
  • Cesil
    • rejected 8 November 2007
    • rejected 22 June 2011
  • Christiana
    • rejected 7 August 2003
  • Christín
    • rejected 6 September 2007
  • Cleopatra
    • rejected 3 June 2016
  • Cleópatra
    • rejected 8 May 2019
  • Conny
    • rejected 5 May 2006
  • Cris
    • rejected 4 June 2015

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Cecilía
    • rejected 18 December 2003
    • accepted 6 April 2004
  • Christa
    • rejected 31 August 2006
    • rejected 11 December 2012
    • rejected 9 April 2014
    • accepted 20 June 2014
  • Christine
    • rejected 8 November 2001
    • accepted 10 January 2002

D

Rejected Names

  • Daniela
    • rejected 8 January 2016
  • Dania
    • rejected 15 July 2011
  • Diamond
    • rejected 30 July 2014
  • Diana
    • rejected 13 February 2008
  • Dórathea
    • rejected 9 June 2008
  • Dyljá
    • rejected 16 August 2002
    • rejected 6 May 2016

E

Rejected Names

  • Eileithyia
    • rejected 9 July 2015
  • Eileithyja
    • rejected 4 June 2015
  • Eilithya
    • rejected 20 February 2015
  • Ekene
    • rejected 2 April 2012
  • Eldflaug
    • rejected 29 July 2013
  • Eleanor
    • rejected 29 March 2006
  • Elenora
  • Elí
    • rejected 4 November 2003
  • Elia
    • rejected 19 January 2015
  • Eline
    • rejected 20 October 2004
  • Elinor
    • rejected 5 May 2006
  • Eliza
    • rejected 28 June 2001
  • Emilia
    • rejected 19 December 2011
  • Emmy
    • rejected 2 December 2010
  • Erica
    • rejected 15 April 2010
  • Erykah
    • rejected 3 February 2005
    • rejected 5 May 2006

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Eleonora
    • rejected 3 October 2002
    • rejected 3 May 2005
    • rejected 30 May 2005
    • rejected 27 June 2005
    • accepted 19 September 2005
    • accepted 2 February 2007
  • Elíza
    • rejected 5 June 2003
    • accepted 29 November 2013

F

Rejected Names

  • Freya
    • rejected 24 June 2010

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Franzisca
    • rejected 27 June 2005
    • rejected 23 April 2008
    • rejected 18 February 2010
    • rejected 20 November 2012
    • accepted 22 August 2018
  • Frida
    • rejected 8 July 2009
    • accepted 24 June 2016

G

Rejected Names

  • Gail
    • rejected 24 April 2015
  • Georgina
  • Gleymérei
    • rejected 20 November 2018
  • Grace
    • rejected 22 September 2004
  • Gull
    • rejected 6 December 2006
  • Guri
    • rejected 1 March 2001

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Grethe
    • rejected 28 June 2001
    • accepted 5 September 2013

H

Rejected Names

  • Hannadís
    • rejected 21 September 2011
  • Harriet
    • rejected 24 June 2010
  • Hel
    • rejected 6 January 2017
  • Hreinsdóttir
    • rejected 26 August 2013

I / Í

Rejected Names

  • Inga
  • Ingadóra
    • rejected 22 May 2019
  • Iren
  • Iris
    • rejected 5 June 2003
  • Íslandssól
    • rejected 13 February 2008

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Isabella
    • rejected 29 August 2001
    • accepted 23 June 2004
    • accepted 13 November 2009

J

Rejected Names

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Jovina
    • rejected 4 March 2006
    • rejected 14 September 2006
    • accepted 12 August 2011
  • Julia
    • rejected 2 April 2012
    • accepted 21 August 2017

K

Rejected Names

  • Kai
    • rejected 8 July 2009
  • Kaia
    • rejected 3 October 2014
  • Kalina
    • rejected 31 August 2006
  • Kap
  • Karon
  • Katharína
    • rejected 8 May 2002
  • Kaya
  • Kayla
    • rejected 8 November 2007
  • Kelly
    • rejected 7 January 2010
  • Kona
    • rejected 13 February 2008
    • rejected 22 May 2019
  • Kristal
    • rejected 28 April 2007
  • Kristianna
  • Kristínbjörg
    • rejected 4 October 2001

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Kæja
    • rejected 29 August 2001
    • accepted 8 August 2012

L

Rejected Names

  • Lady
    • rejected 6 June 2013
    • rejected 3 October 2014
    • rejected 30 September 2015
    • rejected 7 August 2019
  • Ladý
    • rejected 20 November 2018
  • Lárenzína
  • Layla
    • rejected 5 September 2013
  • Leah
    • rejected 4 November 2009
    • rejected 16 October 2018
  • Leonida
    • rejected 8 July 2004
  • Liisa
    • rejected 8 May 2002
  • Liljarós
    • rejected 4 February 2010
  • Lill
  • Lísbeth
    • rejected 14 May 2012
  • Líza
    • rejected 13 July 2010
  • London
    • rejected 20 July 2009
  • Lynda
    • rejected 18 May 2011

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Leona
    • rejected 17 December 2008
    • accepted 30 September 2010
  • Lisbeth
    • rejected 15 September 2005
    • accepted 31 October 2005
  • Lucia
    • rejected 3 May 2005
    • accepted 24 April 2019

M

Rejected Names

  • Maí
    • rejected 27 June 2005
  • Malia
    • rejected 6 June 2007
  • Malin
    • rejected 7 August 2003
  • Manuela
    • rejected 14 January 2009
  • Mar
    • rejected 30 May 2005
  • Mariame
    • rejected 31 May 2001
  • Marieanne
  • Marija
    • rejected 17 December 2008
  • Maríjon
    • rejected 31 March 2010
  • Mariko
    • rejected 28 August 2018
  • Marís
  • Marlis
    • rejected 28 May 2004
  • Maxime
    • rejected 5 September 2013
  • Maxine
    • rejected 16 October 2013
  • Mia
    • rejected 27 October 2017
  • Milica
    • rejected 8 July 2009
    • rejected 4 November 2009
  • Minnie
    • rejected 31 August 2006
  • Míriel
    • rejected 15 August 2014
  • Mizt
    • rejected 6 April 2004
  • Mýa
    • rejected 14 January 2009
  • Myrká
    • rejected 20 November 2018

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Maia
    • rejected 31 October 2005
    • accepted 2 September 2019
  • Maríkó
    • rejected 28 April 2007
    • accepted 16 October 2008

N

Rejected Names

  • Naemí
    • rejected 20 July 2009
  • Nanyore
    • rejected 28 January 2019
  • Naomi
  • Naómi
  • Nasha
    • rejected 28 January 2019
  • Natasha
    • rejected 23 May 2017
  • Nicoletta
    • rejected 1 February 2012
  • Nora
    • rejected 13 June 2002

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Nancy
    • accepted 20 March 2018

O / Ó

Rejected Names

  • Ólasteina
    • rejected 13 March 2003
  • Olgalilja
    • rejected 3 June 2016
  • Omid (not clearly stated if as a female or male name)
    • rejected 3 June 2016

P

Rejected Names

  • Pia
    • rejected 24 October 2007
  • Prinsessa
    • rejected 24 April 2015
  • Priya
    • rejected 8 July 2009

R

Rejected Names

  • Randy
    • rejected 28 June 2001
  • Rebecca
    • rejected 10 January 2002
  • Rosemarie
  • Rósenkrans
    • rejected 4 October 2001
  • Rosita
    • rejected 31 July 2003

S

Rejected Names

  • Santia
    • rejected 8 July 2009
  • Sarah
    • rejected 20 July 2009
  • Satanía
  • Sidney
    • rejected 23 September 2009
  • Sonya
    • rejected 14 October 2016
  • Stefanie
  • Svanhild
    • rejected 20 November 2012
  • Swanhildur
    • rejected 6 May 2016
  • Sybilla
    • rejected 8 May 2002
  • Sydney
    • rejected 23 September 2009

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Siv
    • rejected 29 December 2006
    • rejected 6 June 2007
    • accepted 1 February 2012

T

Rejected Names

  • Tania
    • rejected 28 May 2004
  • Tanija
    • rejected 16 May 2012
  • Thalia
    • rejected 22 December 2010
  • Thalía
    • rejected 2 January 2009
    • rejected 18 November 2016
  • Thurid
    • rejected 25 March 2019
  • Timila
    • rejected 18 December 2001
  • Tindur
    • rejected 20 September 2018
  • Toby
    • rejected 8 July 2009

V

Rejected Names

  • Veronica
    • rejected 1 March 2001
    • rejected 23 April 2007
    • rejected 4 February 2010
  • Vibeke
    • rejected 6 October 2006
  • Viborg

X

Rejected Names

  • Xenía
    • rejected 1 March 2012

Y / Ý

Rejected Names

Z

Rejected Names

  • Zelda
    • rejected 26 January 2018
  • Zita
    • rejected 23 January 2008
  • Zoë
    • rejected 29 November 2013
  • Zophia
    • rejected 9 February 2017

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Zíta
    • rejected 4 November 2009
    • accepted 20 September 2018
  • Zoe
    • rejected 8 January 2016
    • accepted 20 February 2019

Þ

Rejected Names

  • Þórunnbjörg
    • rejected 8 May 2003

Eventually Accepted Names

Ö

Rejected Names

  • Örn
    • rejected 18 December 2001


Source: Mannanafnaskrá at island.is (as of February 2019) [1]

References

  1. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is