Linnea


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Swedish

Meaning: “Linnaea flower.”

Pronunciation: (lih-NEY-ah); (LIH-nee-ah)

Nicknames: Leah, Nea, Naya

Detail: From the name of a flower, also known as the twinflower.

It was named by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus, who named it after himself, it being his favourite flower.

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Frigga


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “Beloved lady; to love.”

Detail: Old Norse Frigg, Old Saxon Fri, and Old English Frig are derived from Germanic Frijjō. The root also appears in Old Saxon fri which means “beloved lady”, in Swedish as fria “to propose for marriage” and in Icelandic as frjá which means “to love.”

TGIF TFIF (Thank Frigg It’s Friday!) 😉

Yes, Friday came from the Old English frīgedæg, meaning the day of Frigg. In most Germanic languages the day is named after Freyja, such as Frīatag (Old High German), Freitag (Modern German), Freyjudagr (Old Norse), Vrijdag (Dutch), Fredag (Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish)—but Freyja and Frigg are frequently identified with each other.

Frigg is a major Norse goddess, queen of Asgard (Norse God Headquarters). Frigg appears mainly in mythological stories as wife of Odin and a mother of Baldur. She is also has the power of foresight, yet she never reveals what she knows to anyone.

Fenja & Menja


Fenja

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “Fresh water; spring.”

Pronunciation: (FEHN-yah)

Nicknames: Fenna, Fen

 

Menja

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “Necklace.”

Pronunciation: (MEHN-yah)

Detail: At the time there was a magic mill in Denmark, which no one had been strong enough to operate. Frodi, the Danish king, purchased two giantess slave girls, Fenja and Menja, who were large and strong. He made them grind out gold, peace, and prosperity, allowing them no rest, until finally they ground out an army against him, led by the sea king, Mysing. Mysing conquered Frodi, seized the mill and the slaves and bade them to grind salt. He too allowed them no rest. A little later, the ship sank, apparently from the grinding of the slave girls, and that is why the sea is salty.

Fenja is a  Scandinavian goddess of physical prowess.

Duva


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “The Pitching One.”

Pronunciation: (DOO-vah)

Nicknames: Duvi, Duv, Du

Detail: Dúfa, alternatively Duva, is one of the nine wave daughters of Ægir (eh-geer) and Ran (rawn), a giant and goddess who both represent the sea in Norse mythology. Each of their names are poetic terms for different characteristics of ocean waves.

The Nine Wave Daughters:

Blodughadda

Bylgja

Dröfn

Duva

Hevring

Himinglava

Hronn

Kolga

Unnur

Frodo


Frodo Baggins

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “Clever; Learned; Wise by experience.”

Pronunciation: (FROH-doh)

Detail: Icelandic name derived from Old Norse fróðr, meaning “wise.”

Frodi is the name of a number of legendary Danish kings in various texts including Beowulf and Prose Edda.

Frodo Baggins is a principal protagonist of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He was a hobbit of the Shire who inherited Sauron’s ring from Bilbo Baggins and undertook the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.