Meaning: “Fire lily.”
Nicknames: Elda, Eddie, Lilja, Lila, Lily
Detail: From the Old Norse elements eldr meaning “fire” and lilja “lily”
Nicknames: Frey, Fay, Reya, Ray
Detail: Freyja is a goddess in Norse mythology associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr (witchcraft), war, and death.
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)
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “Fair; Wanderer.”
In the Prose Edda, Finn is of the lineage of Thor.
Meaning: “Horse racecourse.”
Nicknames: Hesk, Hess, Heth
Detail: It is derived from the Old Norse words hestr “horse, stallion” and skeid “racecourse”.
Meaning: “Ever young; rejuvenator.”
Pronunciation: (EE-doon) [“oo” short like in “book”]
Detail: In Norse mythology Idunn is the goddess of spring and wife of Bragi. She is the keeper of the apples of the gods. Whoever eats of these apples will be granted eternal life and youth.
Meaning: “Of the ash tree.”
Detail: From the Germanic element ask meaning “ash-tree”
According to Norse mythology, the first humans were carved from trees by Odin and his brothers Vili and Ve. They cut down an Ash tree and from it made the first man, Ask. From an elm tree they carved the first woman, Embla.