Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2022-05

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12 June 2022
In June 2022, 19 names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. 17 of them were approved and 2 were rejected:

Female Names

  • Adele: This name with Germanic roots meaning 'noble' was now approved to be used in Iceland.
  • Fævý: This name of unknown origin and meaning was approved. If anybody knows anything about this name, please let us know.
  • Hlýja: This Icelandic vocabulary name ('warmth') was approved to be used as a human given name. Previously it had already been used as a an Icelandic horse name.
  • Jónborg: This combination of JON and BORG appeared in the Icelandic census of 1845 for the first time and was now officially approved.
  • Jonna: This name is very popular in the other Nordic countries and was now approved to be used in Iceland as well.
  • Kenya: This English name taken from the African country was approved.
  • Klöpp: This Icelandic vocabulary name ('a pier-like rock') was approved. It has been used as an Icelandic horse name before.
  • Stinne: This Danish variant form of Stine was approved.
  • Sæmey: This new combination of SE and MEY was approved.
  • Vin: This Icelandic vocabulary name ('pasture', 'meadow') was approved.
  • Þórunnbjörg: After having been rejected back in 2003, this name which consists of three name elements was approved. Probably, as the related form Þórunnborg was approved in March this year, there was a new chance for Þórunnbjörg now.

Male Names

  • Emmi: This pet form of names beginning with Em- was approved. It has been used as an Icelandic horse name before.
  • Esi: This name has already been used in Old Danish and was now approved to be used in Iceland as well.
  • Ísjak: This Icelandic vocabulary name (ísjaki = 'iceberg') was rejected.
  • Jökli: A variant form of Jökull (or even male form of Jökla) was approved.
  • Omel: This name of unknown origin and meaning was approved. If anybody knows anything about this name, please let us know.
  • Ray: This English name is related to the name element RAGN and it was approved.
  • Senjor: This Icelandic form of 'senior' was rejected to be used as a given name.
  • Sprettur: This Icelandic vocabulary name (sprettur = 'a spurt,'a spring', 'a bound', 'a run') was approved to be used as a human given name. Previously it had already been used as a an Icelandic horse name.

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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