Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2021-06

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17 July 2021
In June 2021, 4 names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. Three of them were approved and one rejected:

Female Names

  • Kóbra: This Icelandic vocabulary word for a cobra snake was approved.

Male Names

  • Elliot: This Old French diminutive form of Elias was rejected but
  • Ellíot: This Icelandic spelling of Elliot was approved instead.
  • Matteó: This Icelandic spelling of Matteo which is an Italian form of Matthæus (Matthew) was approved. Previously (approved in June 2018), only the spelling Mateó had been allowed.


See also

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


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