Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2020-07

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19 August 2020
In July 2020, six names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. Three of them were approved and three rejected:

Female Names

  • Dahlía: This Icelandic spelling of Dahlia was rejected, probably due to the silent h. The correct spelling of this name would be Dalía in Icelandic.
  • Manuela: This international spelling was rejected as well. In Iceland, the spelling has to be Manúela to be accepted.
  • Melódía: The third female name submitted to the naming committee was approved. It is the Icelandic spelling of Melodia.

Male Names

  • Baltazar: The spelling with the "non-Icelandic" z was officially rejected as a given name for the forth time now: on 19 December 2002, 8 August 2012, 9 February 2017 and now again on 20 July 2020.
  • Döggvi: This is a male form of the female Icelandic name Dögg which has been used in Iceland for about 60 years now. Dögg is the Icelandic word for 'dew'. The male form was approved.
  • Keli: This name was approved but we have no information about its origin and meaning. If anyone happens to know something more, please let us know.


See also

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


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