List of rejected Icelandic male 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 male names

See also List of rejected Icelandic female names

A / Á

Rejected Names

  • Aðalbjörgvin
  • Aðils
    • rejected 14 November 2006
  • Alma m
    • rejected 26 June 2018
  • Andrej
    • rejected 22 December 2017
  • Andru
    • rejected 10 November 2010
  • Anthon
    • rejected 31 May 2001
  • Antoný
    • rejected 10 August 2005
  • Antorn
  • Arnarr
    • rejected 19 August 2004
  • Arnarsteinn
  • Arnvið
    • rejected 17 August 2010
  • August
    • rejected 17 September 2009

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Aaron
    • rejected 4 October 2001
    • accepted 26 August 2013
  • Aðalvíkingur
    • rejected 16 May 2012
    • accepted 23 March 2015
  • Adrian
    • rejected 21 January 2010
    • accepted 6 January 2017
  • Annarr
    • rejected 21 January 2011
    • accepted 27 April 2011
  • Antonio
    • rejected 20 July 2007
    • accepted 22 September 2017
  • Ástvald
    • rejected 7 November 2002
    • accepted 8 November 2007

B

Rejected Names

  • Bald
  • Baltazar
    • rejected 19 December 2002
    • rejected 8 August 2012
    • rejected 9 February 2017
  • Bastian
    • rejected 4 November 2009
  • Ben
  • Benedikts
  • Berk
    • rejected 28 April 2007
  • Besti
    • rejected 4 February 2010
  • Bjarkarr
    • rejected 28 August 2015
    • rejected 5 November 2015
  • Byrnir
    • rejected 16 May 2009
  • Byron

C

Rejected Names

  • Carlo
    • rejected 20 July 2007
  • Carlos
    • rejected 27 June 2008
  • Castiel
    • rejected 4 June 2011
  • Chris
    • rejected 14 April 2009
  • Christofer
    • rejected 18 July 2005
  • Clinton
    • rejected 3 October 2014
  • Curver
    • rejected 27 February 2006

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Cesar
    • rejected 8 May 2002
    • rejected 31 August 2006
    • rejected 5 September 2013
    • accepted 9 April 2014
  • Cýrus
    • rejected 18 December 2003
    • accepted 19 August 2004
  • Cæsar
    • rejected 13 July 2010
    • rejected 30 September 2010
    • accepted 27 May 2015

D

Rejected Names

  • Damien
    • rejected 14 May 2012
  • Daniyal
    • rejected 8 November 2007
  • Deimian
    • rejected 8 April 2008
  • Deimien
    • rejected 8 April 2008
  • Dominic
    • rejected 15 September 2005
  • Duane
    • rejected 3 October 2014
  • Duncan
    • rejected 24 June 2010
  • Dylan
    • rejected 29 June 2015

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Daniel
    • rejected 6 April 2004
    • accepted 18 July 2005
  • Diego
    • rejected 28 October 2011
    • accepted 20 September 2018

E

Rejected Names

  • Eilif
  • Einarr
    • rejected 5 February 2016
  • Ektavon
    • rejected 1 February 2012
  • Elias
    • rejected 14 April 2009
  • Elio
    • rejected 13 February 2008
  • Emmanuel
    • rejected 4 November 2009
  • Engifer
    • rejected 25 November 2005
  • Enrique
    • rejected 26 February 2003
  • Erlingsen
    • rejected 13 July 2010
  • Ethan
    • rejected 24 April 2015
  • Etienne
    • rejected 11 October 2006
  • Eugene
    • rejected 22 September 2004
  • Ewald
    • rejected 22 May 2019
  • Ezra
    • rejected 5 December 2007

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Emerald
    • rejected 27 February 2009
    • accepted 16 May 2009

F

Rejected Names

  • Fabio
    • rejected 25 September 2008
  • Fenris
    • rejected 24 June 2010
    • rejected 5 September 2013
  • Fernando
    • rejected 12 November 2008
  • Finngálkn
  • Francisco
    • rejected 20 July 2007
  • Franzis
    • rejected 10 August 2005
  • Fryolf

G

Rejected Names

  • Ganagane
    • rejected 20 October 2004
  • Gauji
    • rejected 19 December 2013
  • Gígja
    • rejected 29 August 2001
  • Gígjar
  • Grimmi
    • rejected 21 January 2011

H

Rejected Names

  • Hall
    • rejected 16 October 2018
  • Heiðaringi
    • rejected 4 October 2001
  • Heiðmarr
    • rejected 20 July 2009
  • Huxland
    • rejected 22 December 2014

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Hávarr
    • rejected 18 December 2001
    • rejected 18 March 2005
    • rejected 15 April 2005
    • rejected 9 July 2007
    • rejected 20 July 2009
    • rejected 14 January 2010
    • accepted 24 June 2010
  • Hector
    • rejected 14 September 2006
    • rejected 4 June 2010
    • rejected 3 October 2014
    • accepted 18 November 2016
  • Heiðarr
    • rejected 11 April 2002
    • accepted 5 May 2006
  • Hnikarr
    • rejected 3 May 2005
    • rejected 30 May 2005
    • rejected 10 August 2005
    • accepted 4 March 2006

I / Í

Rejected Names

  • Ian
    • rejected 13 July 2010
  • Indra
    • rejected 24 November 2017
  • Íshak
    • rejected 20 June 2014
  • Ismaíl
    • rejected 18 December 2003

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Ismael
    • rejected 22 August 2008
    • accepted 22 December 2010

J

Rejected Names

  • Jamie
    • rejected 20 July 2007
  • Járnsíða
  • Javi
    • rejected 28 January 2019
  • Jean
    • rejected 13 July 2010
  • Jerry
    • rejected 8 August 2012
  • Joakim
    • rejected 21 January 2015
  • Jóhan
    • rejected 1 February 2001
  • Johnny
    • rejected 13 February 2008
  • Jónheiðar
    • rejected 27 May 2010
  • Jónorri
    • rejected 27 June 2005
  • Jóshua

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Julian
    • rejected 18 December 2003
    • accepted 31 August 2006

K

Rejected Names

  • Kadder
    • rejected 13 March 2003
  • Karma
    • rejected 3 October 2014
  • Karon
    • rejected 3 October 2002
  • Kenneth
    • rejected 31 October 2005
  • Kilian
    • rejected 15 September 2005
    • rejected 31 October 2005
  • Killian
  • Kim
    • rejected 28 May 2004
  • Konrad
    • rejected 4 June 2010
  • Konstantínos
    • rejected 28 May 2004
  • Kosmo
  • Krishna
    • rejected 26 August 2013

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Kai
    • rejected 8 May 2002
    • accepted 23 March 2015

L

Rejected Names

  • Lano
    • rejected 13 February 2008
  • Leonardo
    • rejected 20 November 2018
  • Lind
    • rejected 26 January 2018
  • Lionel
    • rejected 14 August 2018
  • Lorenzlee
  • Luai
    • rejected 19 February 2019
  • Lucas
    • rejected 20 September 2018
  • Ludwig
  • Lusifer

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Leif
    • rejected 10 August 2005
    • accepted 26 August 2005
  • Liam
    • rejected 25 November 2005
    • accepted 24 April 2019

M

Rejected Names

  • Maggnús
    • rejected 25 September 2008
  • Magnus
    • rejected 22 June 2006
  • Malm
    • rejected 14 November 2006
  • Marias
    • rejected 15 July 2011
  • Mario
    • rejected 31 August 2006
  • Marío
    • rejected 31 August 2006
  • Marion
    • rejected 25 May 2006
  • Marius
    • rejected 23 April 2008
  • Marko
    • rejected 17 September 2009
  • Marz
    • rejected 2 October 2003
  • Marzellíus
    • rejected 12 November 2008
    • rejected 28 April 2010
    • rejected 24 April 2019
  • Mateo
    • rejected 10 August 2005
  • Michel
    • rejected 1 December 2008
  • Midian
    • rejected 24 April 2019
  • Mikhael
    • rejected 26 January 2006
    • rejected 21 May 2014
  • Miniar
    • rejected 4 April 2011
  • Mir
    • rejected 4 March 2005

N

Rejected Names

  • Niels
    • rejected 8 November 2001
  • Niklas
    • rejected 19 August 2004
  • Noel
    • rejected 17 December 2009

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Nathan
    • rejected 1 February 2001
    • accepted 9 April 2014

O / Ó

Rejected Names

  • Ofur
    • rejected 22 March 2013
  • Ole
    • rejected 31 October 2005
  • Omid (not clearly stated if as a male or female name)
    • rejected 3 June 2016

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Ólaf
    • rejected 1 March 2001
    • accepted 30 September 2015
  • Ónarr
    • rejected 6 January 2017
    • accepted 23 May 2017

P

Rejected Names

  • Patryk
    • rejected 23 June 2004
  • Pedro
    • rejected 8 August 2012
  • Phillip
    • rejected 11 October 2006

R

Rejected Names

  • Ralph
    • rejected 10 January 2002
  • Rami
    • rejected 27 February 2009
  • Reese
    • rejected 20 July 2007
  • Regin
    • rejected 28 May 2004
    • rejected 10 October 2008
  • Reginbald
    • rejected 16 August 2002
  • Roar
    • rejected 21 August 2017

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Reykdal
    • rejected 22 December 2010
    • rejected 9 February 2011
    • accepted 10 February 2014
  • Ronald
    • rejected 16 October 2008
    • accepted 29 September 2010

S

Rejected Names

  • Sigríður
    • rejected 22 May 2018
  • Sigurðz
    • rejected 18 May 2011
  • Skallagrímur
    • rejected 17 December 2008
  • Spartacus
    • rejected 30 May 2005
  • Stephan
    • rejected 4 November 2003
  • Sukki
    • rejected 25 March 2019
  • Sveinnóli
    • rejected 3 October 2014
  • Sven
    • rejected 18 March 2005
    • rejected 8 November 2007

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Styrr
    • rejected 15 May 2008
    • accepted 22 August 2008
  • Sverre
    • rejected 2 October 2003
    • accepted 6 February 2009
  • Sævald
    • rejected 3 October 2002
    • accepted 21 November 2002
  • Sævarr
    • rejected 7 February 2002
    • rejected 11 April 2002
    • rejected 3 October 2002
    • rejected 15 April 2005
    • accepted 25 May 2006

T

Rejected Names

  • Theadór
    • rejected 24 November 2017
  • Theo
    • rejected 19 March 2008
    • rejected 26 January 2018
  • Theó
    • rejected 15 May 2008
  • Theophilus
    • rejected 8 January 2004
  • Thorleif
    • rejected 12 May 2010
  • Tímótheus
    • rejected 19 August 2004
    • rejected 18 March 2005
  • Tryggvason
    • rejected 18 December 2001
  • Twist
    • rejected 27 February 2006

U / Ú

Rejected Names

  • Ulf
    • rejected 17 December 2008
  • Úlf
    • rejected 26 February 2003

V

Rejected Names

  • Valgard
    • rejected 28 April 2007
  • Valthor
    • rejected 25 March 2019
  • Vídó
  • Víking
    • rejected 28 October 2011
  • Víkingr
    • rejected 15 July 2011
  • Villy
    • rejected 22 September 2004

Eventually Accepted Names

  • Werner
    • rejected 15 April 2010
    • accepted 28 October 2011
  • Vincent
    • rejected 7 February 2002
    • accepted 13 February 2008

X

Rejected Names

  • Xavier
    • rejected 31 August 2006

Z

Rejected Names

  • Zar
    • rejected 27 February 2009
    • rejected 3 June 2016
  • Zion
    • rejected 27 October 2017
    • rejected 26 January 2017

Ö

Rejected Names

  • Örvarr
    • rejected 8 July 2009


Source: Mannanafnaskrá at island.is (as of 19 February 2019) [1]

References

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