Meaning: “Fighter/soldier for God.”
Nicknames: Vi, Vija, Jona
Details: Formed from the combination of the Germanic/Norse vi meaning “holy, fighter” and from the Germanic jona, feminine form of John, derived from the Hebrew Yochanan meaning “god is gracious”.
For those of us who like Fiona, this could make a very unusual, alternative choice.
Meaning: “Eagle tree.”
Nicknames: Arvo, Aro, Arvi
Detail: From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn “eagle” and viðr “tree”.
Meaning: “Wandering soldier.”
Nicknames: Finna, Finn
Detail: From the Old Norse gunnr “battle, fight” and finnr “wanderer”
Origin: Greek; Norse
Meaning: “Pure; Hen.”
Details: Scandinavian diminutive of Katarina; from the Greek katharos meaning “Pure”.
It could also be derived from Old Norse kaða meaning “hen”.
3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
Meaning: “Little Dove.”
Nicknames: Duvi, Duva
Details: Means “little dove” in Middle Dutch, in modern Dutch duifje means “little dove”
2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
Meaning: “Descended from stone.”
Nicknames: Liv, Livi, Pilvi, Pelle, Ole, Olive
Detail: Combination of per, from the Greek petros “stone, rock”, and oliv, form of Olaf, from the Old Norse AnulaiƀaR meaning “ancestor’s descendent”
Meaning: “Holy, blessed.”
Pronunciation: (OL-gah); (AWL-gah)
Nicknames: Oli, Ola, Olgi, Olya
Details: Russian form of Helga. From the from Old Norse name Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning “holy, blessed”.
The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I.