Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2021-10

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7 November 2021
In October 2021, 17 names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. 16 of them were approved and 1 was rejected:

Female Names

  • Annarósa: According to Guðrún Kvaran (Nöfn Íslendinga), this combination of Anna and Rósa already appeared in Iceland in the census of 1801. Now it was approved for usage in this century as well (although with a different grammar).
  • Dýrlaug: This combination of DYR and LAUG appears in the book Nafnabókin by Hermann Pálsson, and now it was officially approved.
  • Elika: According to Guðrún Kvaran (Nöfn Íslendinga), this Low German and Frisian name already appeared in Iceland in the census of 1703. It was approved.
  • Emi: This short form of names beginning with Em- was approved.
  • Hel: This name means 'death', 'realm of the dead' and was previously rejected as a given name on 6 January 2017, which was confirmed now in October.
  • Kateri: This variant form of Katrín was approved.
  • Rosemarie: This combination of ROS and MARI was rejected as a given name on 19 March 2020, but now it was approved.
  • Skúa: This is probably a variant form of a Faroese name for a sea bird and it was approved.
  • Úrsúley: This new combination of Ursula and EY was approved.

Male Names

  • Arne: Previously, only the Icelandic form Arni was allowed to use in Iceland. Now the Danish/Norwegian/Swedish form was approved as well.
  • Elliott: This variant spelling of Elliot was approved. Before, only the spelling variants Ellíot and Elíott were allowed to use.
  • Hunter: This transferred use of the English surname was now approved as a male given name as well.
  • Kalli: This name is a very old pet form of Karl and was used already in Old Norse. Now it was approved to use as given name in Iceland.
  • Kristan: This short form of Kristian was approved.
  • Kristóbert: According to Guðrún Kvaran (Nöfn Íslendinga), this combination of KRIST and BJÖRT already appeared in Iceland in the census of 1845. Now it was approved for usage in this century as well.
  • Ói: This interesting name was approved. It seems to be either a pet form or a variant form of Óinn.
  • Varði: This pet form of names containing the name element VARD was approved.
  • Zion: Hebrew name of a citadel in the center of Jerusalem. It also refers to a Jewish homeland and to heaven. It was approved now as a given name in Iceland.

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See also

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

References

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