Viggo


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Danish

Meaning: “Fight; War.”

Pronunciation: (VEE-go)

Nicknames: Vig

Detail: Viggo developed from the Old Danish name Vigge, containing the element vig meaning “fight, war”

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Idunn


Idun by Arthur Rackham

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

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.

Variations:

  • Idonea
  • Idonia
  • Idony (ID-uh-nee)
  • Idun
  • Idunn
  • Ithun (EE-thoon)
  • Ydun

Alena


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Czech / Gaelic Meaning: “Rock.”

Origin: French Meaning: “Bird; Hazelnut.”

Origin: Greek Meaning: “Bright one; shining one; defender of men.”

Pronunciation: (ah-LEY-nah)

Nicknames: Ala, Ali, Lena, Leni

Detail: Saint Alena was a Belgian martyr.

Variations:

  • Ailina
  • Aleena (English)
  • Alena
  • Alene (English and Czech)
  • Aleni
  • Alenia
  • Alenka (English, Russian, and Slavic)
  • Alenna
  • Alenya
  • Alyna (Russian)

Skula


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: Debated “Skull; future.”

Pronunciation: (SKOO-lah)

Nicknames: Sku, Suki

Detail: One suggestion is that it is derived from Old Norse, there are a few possibilities: From the word skàli, meaning hut or shed, or from scala, meaning skull.

Skuld means “future” in Old Norse. She was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was also one of the Valkyries.

Sula


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Arabic      Meaning: “Peace.”

Origin: Latin         Meaning: “Little bear.”

Origin: Icelandic     Meaning: “Sun.”

Pronunciation: (suh-lah); (soo-lah)

Detail: Variation of Old Testament Shulamit, from the Song of Songs meaning “peace”.