Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2020-06

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18 July 2020
In June 2020, nine names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. All of them were approved:

Female Names

  • Álfa: This variant form of Alfa sounds closer to the Icelandic vocabulary word álfur = 'elf' and was approved. Icelandic á is pronounced like English ow in the word town.
  • Dídí: This is the Icelandic spelling of Didi. It has already been used as a horse name and now it was approved for a human baby girl as well.
  • Gára: Gára is the Icelandic word for 'ripple' (on water). Like Dídí, it has been used as a horse name and now it was approved for a human baby girl as well.
  • Isadora: The Icelandic form of the name is Ísadóra but now the international spelling was approved as well. It is a variant form of Isidora, a Greek name meaning 'gift of the goddess Isis'.
  • Ísobel: This is the Icelandic spelling of Isobel, which is a Scottish form of Isabel and it was approved.
  • Taríel: Similar to Aríel, Taríel was approved. It is probably an Icelandic female usage of the Georgian rare male name Tariel.

Male Names

  • Myrkvar: This extended form of the name Myrkvi was approved. It could either be a combination of MYRK and HER or VAR.
  • Salvador: A Spanish younger form of Salvator, which is a Latin name meaning 'saviour'. It looks quite similar to Icelandic names ending in -dor and it was approved.
  • Steinbogi: This new combination of the Norse name elements STEIN and BOGI was approved as well.


See also

For more information and new Icelandic names of other months see Icelandic Approved Names.


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