Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2022-03

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Amarie Diddi Hildís Ivan Karna Mattheó Nieljohníus Paradís Villiblóm Ýda Þórunnborg

3 April 2022
In March 2022, 20 names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. 19 of them were approved and 1 name was rejected:

Female Names

  • Alexsandra: This creative spelling of Alexandra was rejected for the fourth time now (2010, 2012, 2018 and now 2022)
  • Amarie: This fantasy name invented by Tolkien had been rejected in October 2019 but was approved now.
  • Ayah: This Latin spelling of an Arabic name was approved.
  • Dillý: This pet form of Dilja was approved.
  • Hildís: This Icelandic spelling of Hildis was approved.
  • Hröfn: This female form of Hrafn was approved.
  • Karna: This name has been used in Denmark since the 15th century and was now approved in Iceland as well.
  • Paradís: This is the Icelandic word for Paradise and it was approved to be used as a given name now.
  • Villiblóm: This Icelandic vocabulary word for a 'wildflower' was approved to be used as a female and male name.
  • Ýda: 5 weeks before, on 26 January, this creative spelling of Ída had been rejected. Now it was approved.
  • Þórunnborg: This new combination of the name elements ÞOR, UNN and BORG was approved. Names consisting of three name elements are very rare.

Male Names


See also

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


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