Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2022-04

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Adríanna Eia Baltazar Hafsjór Gaja Alpa Dolma Denný Rayna BEnni Theadór Jóda Tangi Eyvin

1 May 2022
In May 2022, 14 names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. All of them were approved:

Female Names

  • Alpa: This name is rarely used in the Nordic countries and now it was approved to be used in Iceland as well. Unfortunately, we do not know anything about its origin and meaning.
  • Adríanna: This Icelandic spelling of Adrianna was approved.
  • Denný: According to Guðrún Kvaran [1], this name has been used in Iceland at least since 2008 - now it was officially approved.
  • Dolma: This interesting name was approved. Does anyone know anything about its origin and meaning?
  • Eia: This short name (variant form of Eija) was approved.
  • Gaja: This Nordic variant spelling of Gaia was approved.
  • Jóda: This pet form of Jódís was approved to be used as a proper given name now.
  • Rayna: This variant spelling of Raina was approved.

Male Names

  • Baltazar: This creative spelling of Baltasar had been rejected four times (2002, 2012, 2017, 2020) until it was approved on 25 April this year.
  • Benni: According to Guðrún Kvaran [1], this name has been used in Iceland at least since 2008 - now it was officially approved.
  • Eyvin: This Nordic variant form of Eyvind had been used in the other Nordic countries before and was now approved in Iceland as well.
  • Hafsjór: This Icelandic vocabulary word for 'a huge amount of something', 'ocean' was approved to be used as a given name.
  • Tangi: This Icelandic vocabulary word meaning 'spit (of land)', 'point (of a sword or knife)' was approved to be used as a given name now. Previously, it had been used as a horse name.
  • Theadór: This name was probably inspired by Theodór. It had been rejected twice (2017 and 2020) until it was approved now at last.

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See also

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  2. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is