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ICELANDIC HORSE NAMES


GELDINGS/STALLIONS - MARES


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Abbi: pet name
Abel: biblical name
Absalon: biblical name
Ábyrgur: responsible, takes care of things
Adam: man's name
Adfall: high tide
Aðalfari: old nickname
Aðalgeirr: man's name
Aðall: aristocracy
Aðalsteinn: man's name
Aðils: man's name
Afdrif: fate
Afi: grandfather
Áfram: forward
Agi: discipline
Agnar: disciplined warrior
Ái: great-grandfather, ancestor
Ákafi: eagerness, ardour
Áki: man's name
Aldavinur: old, close friend
Aldur: old man
Alfaðir: name for Oðinn
Alfgeirr: man's name
Alfröðull: sun
Alftarleggur: swan's leg; beautiful, long-legged horse
Álft: swan
Álfur: elf, darling
Áli: dun
Áll: eel, dark dorsal stripe
Allsvartur: black
Allvar: careful
Almur: elm tree
Alskær: clear, radiant
Alsviður: agile
Alvar: seriousness, sincerity
Alvari: the serious one
Alvitur: very wise person
Amor: Roman god
Ámur: dark giant
Andi: spirit, soul, air, light breeze
Andri: man's name, snow shoe
Andvari: alertness, light breeze
Angi: scent, twig
Apall: gravel, dapple grey
Árflognir: one who flies early, name of a raven
Ari: eagle, man's name
Arinbjörn: man's name
Arnljótur: man's name
Arngrimur: man's name
Arnþor: man's name
Aron: man's name
Árvakur: mythological stallion who pulls the sun over the sky
Ásgrímur: man's name
Asi: haste, speed
Ási: diminution of names like Ásmundur
Askur: ash tree
Aspar: asp
Ásti: kind person
Ástvaldur: man's name
Atli: man's name
Austri: east
Ávaldi: very powerful, old and rare man's name
Ávangur: uncertain origin

Abba: troll woman
Abbadís: prioress
Adda: short form of Aðalbjörg
Agga: small wave
Agnarögn: tiny thing
Ála: mare with dorsal stripe
Alda: wave
Aldís: woman's name
Aleiga: treasured possession
Álfadís: goddness from fairyland
Álfkona: fairy godmother
Álft: swan
Alhvít: all white
Álka: auk
Alma: woman's name
Alvör: a fairy name
Alþýða: general public
Áma: troll woman, dark mare
Ambátt: captive woman
Amma: grandmother
Andúð: dislike, aversion
Andvaka: sleeplesness
Angan: delight, charm
Angeyja: troll woman
Angilja: twig, sprout
Angurboða: Loki's wife
Ánægja: happiness
Appelsína: orange
Ára: aura, breeze
Aradís: goddess who serves the eagle, fairy
Árdís: goddness of plenty and prosperity
Arða: tiny scrap
Arfa: she who inherits
Aría: aria
Ársól: morning sun
Ásdís: fairy who serves the gods
Ásjóna: face
Aska: ashe, dust
Askja: box, name of a vulcano, ash tree
Áslaug: name from the Sagas
Ásmunda: woman's name
Ásrún: woman's name
Assa: eagle, grey horse
Ástríða: passion, desire
Ástsæl: popular, attractive
Atla: troll-woman
Atorka: energy, initiative
Auðna: good luck, fortune
Auðráð: obedient, gentle
Auður: name from the Sagas
Ausa: ladle, daughter of Grýla

B
Baggi: one of the icelandic christmas lads
Bakkus: man's name, god of the wine
Bakur: character from the sagas
Balbó: man's name
Baldi: diminution of Baldur
Baldur: mythological name, brave
Baldvin: man's name
Bálki: old man's name
Balthasar: name of a king
Balti: bear
Bandvettir: name for pintos
Bangi: a giant
Bangsi: teddy bear
Barði: bard, Celtic poet, man's name
Barður: man's name
Bárekur: man's name
Barki: stem of a boat
Barmi: brother
Barmur: gulf, bay, edge
Barón: baron
Bassi: little bear
Bastian: man's name
Bati: recovery
Baugi: giant
Baugur: ring, old man's name
Baukur: tin, can
Bautuður: old name for a horse that kicks
Beinir: helper
Beli: giant
Benóní: man's name
Berfótur: barefoot
Bergelmir: roaring like a bear
Bergur: man's name
Bergolfur: man's name
Bergþór: man's name
Berserkur: strong man, fighter
Bersi: polar bear (grey dappled horse)
Bessi: teddy bear
Bikar: cup, chalice
Bikki: old man's name
Bildur: weapon, knife, spot on the side of the head
Bingo: pet name
Binni: pet name
Birgir: helper, man's name
Birkir: birch, man's name
Birningur: bear cub
Birnir: bear
Birrungur: snort
Birtingur: light horse
Biskup: bishop
Bitur: fierce, sharp
Bjálfi: fur, bastard
Bjálki: beam, old man's name
Bjalli: height, size
Bjálmi: son of Grýla
Bjarkar: man's name
Bjarki: little bear
Bjarmi: ray of light, chestnut horse
Bjandýr: bear
Bjarni: bear, man's name
Bjartur: light red, old man's name
Björgvin: man's name
Björn: bear, man's name
Bjössi: bear, diminution of Björn
Bjólfur: wolf, man's name
Bjór: beer
Bláfeldur: blueish
Blágráni: blueish grey
Bláinn: a dwarf
Blákaldur: ice cold, inconsiderate
Blakkur: very dark brown horse
Blámáni: blue moon
Blámann: blue man
Blámi: blueish
Blástur: wind, breeze
Bláus: man's name
Bláþraður: very thin thread
Bleikálingur: yellow dun with dorsal stripe
Bleikblesi: yellow dun with blaze
Bleikfaxi: dun with bright mane
Bleikskjóni: dun pinto
Bleiksokki: yellow dun with sock
Bleikstjarni: yellow dun with star
Bleikur: yellow dun
Blendingur: half-troll, half-breed
Blesi: horse with blaze
Blettur: horse with spots
Blíðtfari: friendly, soft, with comfortable gaits
Blíður: mild, friendly
Blígur: staring, old nickname
Blikfaxi: mane that glitters in the sun
Bliki: glimmer, radiance
Blikki: pale glow
Blindur: blind
Blóðhófur: bloodhoof, old name for a horse
Blóði: brother
Blóðughófi: horse name
Bloke: (uncertain origin)
Blómur: bear
Blossi: flame, flash
Blundur: slumber
Blæfaxi: breeze-mane
Blængur: raven
Blær: gleam, tone, light breeze
Blævar: breeze
Boði: herald
Boðni: one who is invited
Bógatýr: horse (poetic)
Boggi: pet name
Bogi: man's name, bow, weapon
Bokki: billy goat, boss
Bolli: bowl, fat man
Bolmur: bear
Bor: drill, dwarf's name
Borði: golden mane
Borgar: man's name
Borgfhörð: surname
Borgfirðingur: one from Borgarfjörður
Borgfjörð: surname
Borginmóði: raven
Borr: father of Óðinn
Bósi: man's name
Bótófur: man's name
Bótólfur: man's name
Bragi: genius, god of poetry
Bráinn: gold, old name for dragons and horses
Brandi: diminution of Brandur
Brandur: sword, joker
Brattur: tight, diagonal
Bráviður: name from the sagas
Breki: man's name, surf
Brellir: prankster
Brennir: burning
Bresi: restless
Brestir: the noisy one, old man's name
Brestur: flaw, crack
Brettingur: descendant of Brattur
Brími: fire
Brimill: male seal
Brimir: sword
Brimnir: spray, spindrift
Brjánn: hill
Broddi: man's name, sting, point
Broddur: tip of a sword, arrow
Bróðir: brother
Brokkur: name of a dwarf
Brúnblesi: dark brown with blaze
Brúnfaxi: dark brown with impressive mane
Brúni: name of Óðinn, dark horse
Bruni: fire, excitement
Brúnki: dark brown horse
Brúnkollur: dark head or forelock
Brúnkolur: black horse
Brúnn: black-brown horse
Brúnnasi: black-brown horse with white nose
Brúnskjóni: black-brown pinto
Brúnstjarni: black-brown with star
Brúntoppur: dark forelock
Brúnsi: buck
Brúsi: jug, man's name
Brymir: braggart
Brynjar: armour, man's name
Brynfólfur: man's name
Brynki: son of Grýla
Buðli: father of Brynhildur
Búi: farmer, neighbour
Bursti: brush
Bylur: snowstorm, gust
Byr: fair wind
Bægifótur: deformed foot
Böðvar: fighter, man's name
Böggvir: old man's name
Bölti: slope, hill
Bölþorn: a giant
Bör: coniferous tree
Börkur: bark, man's name

Baga: short verse, fool
Baldintáta: naughty girl
Baldursbrá: daisy
Bára: wave
Barða: axe
Bessa: bear
Beta: short for Elisabeth
Bið: delay, stay
Birna: she bear
Birta: brightness
Bitra: bitterness, severity
Bjalla: little bell, great black-backed gull
Bjóla: cone-shaped mountain
Björg: help
Björk: birch tree, woman's name
Björt: bright, pale in coloured
Blá: marshland
Blaðka: leaf
Blágrána: blue-grey
Bláhvít: blue-white
Blaka: leaf
Blákápa: name used for witch-like women and troll-women
Bláma: blueish
Blanda: whey, muddy water, blend of glacial and mountain water
Blástjarna: blue star, princess from a fairytale
Blávör: name of a witch
Bleik: yellow dun
Bleikála: yellow dun with dorsal stripe
Bleikblesa: yellow dun with blaze
Bleikfaxa: dun with impressive mane
Bleikja: red dun
Bleikskjóna: yellow dun pinto
Bleiksokka: yellow dun with white socks
Bleikstjarna: yellow dun with star
Blesa: blaze
Bletta: pinto
Blíða: warmth, mildness, love
Blika: bank of clouds
Blikfaxa: shining mane
Blina: bubble, pimple
Blæfaxa: beautiful coloured mane
Blæja: thin covering, cloth
Blökk: the dark one
Bogga: short from various girl´s names
Bóla: pimple, daughter of Grýla
Bolla: bread roll
Borga: diminutive of names like Vilborg, Borghildur
Bót: improvement
Bóthildur: woman's name
Bótrún: woman's name in a fairy tale
Brá: eyelash, countenance
Bráhvít: of light complexion
Brák: small wave which breakes over rocks
Brana: brave woman
Branda: small trout
Brella: trick, ruse
Brenna: fire
Bretta: grimace, steep incline
Breyskja: dry hot weather
Breyting: change, alteration
Brík: board, ledge
Bringa: chest
Brók: trousers, pants
Brúða: doll
Brúður: bride
Brún: brown, used for a black mare
Brúnblesa: black with blaze
Brúnka: black-brown mare
Brúnkolla: mare with a bushy black top
Brúnlitfara: black roan mare
Brúnlukka: lucky black mare
Brúnnasa: black mare with a snip
Brúnnös: black mare with a snip
Brúnskjóna: black pinto mare
Brúnskotta: black mare with a dark tail
Brúnsokka: black mare with lighter legs
Brúnstjarna: black mare with a star
Brúntoppa: black mare with an eye catching forelock color
Brýja: giant woman
Bryndís: woman's name
Brynhildur: woman's name
Brynja: armour, woman's name
Brött: perky, strutting horse
Buna: stream
Buska: promiscuous tramp woman
Bússa: buxom, stout woman
Bylgja: wave
Byssa: gun

D
Daddi: pet name
Daði: man's name
Daðri: flatterer
Dagbjartur: bright as day (palomino)
Dagdraumur: daydream
Dagfari: one who travels by day, old man's name
Dagfinnur: man's name
Dagstyggur: one who avoids daylight
Dagur: day
Dagvarður: man's name
Dálkur: knife
Dallur: slow horse
Dani: Dane
Dáni: son of Grýla
Danni: pet name
Dans: dance
Darri: spear, old man's name
Davið: biblical king
Dellingur: shining, light
Demantur: diamond
Denni: pet name
Depill: star
Diddi: pet name
Digur: strong, brave
Díli: small spot
Dilkur: lamb
Dimmi: dark one
Dinni: pet name
Dínus: man's name
Djákni: deacon
Djangi: satan, devil
Djarfur: bold, brave person
Djöfull: devil
Dofri: tramp, loafer, a giant
Dóni: boor, illbred person
Drafnar: spotted
Drangur: rock, cliff
Drasill: horse's name
Draugur: ghost of a dead person
Draumur: dream
Draupnir: Óðinn's golden ring
Dreitill: remains, grounds, drop
Dreki: dragon, wild horse
Drellir: sleepy-head
Drengur: chivalrous
Dreyri: blood red
Drífandi: energetic
Drómi: bonds, rope, dull horse
Drómundur: slow reaction
Dropi: drop
Drynur: noise
Drösull: old name for a horse
Dúddi: pet name
Dugur: toughness, courage
Dúlcifal: horse of King Hreggviður
Dumbrauður: reddish-brown
Dumbur: reddish-brown
Durinn: a dwarf
Durtur: "stick in the mud", mute person
Dusill: fire
Dúx: leader, first
Dvalinn: a dwarf
Dvergur: dwarf
Dyggur: faithful, loyal
Dynblakkkur: horse's name
Dynbrími: fire
Dynfari: storm (poetic)
Dynfaxi: thunder mane
Dynur: noise, roar
Dýnus: name from a saga
Dýrðlingur: saint
Dýri: expensive, rare
Dýrlingur: saint
Dökkur: dark
Dökkvi: dark
Döttur: stumbling horse

Dáð: achievement
Dáðrökk: courageous
Dagsbrún: daybreak, dawn
Dalbrá: mare's name
Dalla: bright one
Dama: dame, lady
Dana: Danish woman, woman's name
Daría: woman's name
Dásemd: glory, wonderful things
Deigja: maid-servant, cook
Dekkja: darkness
Demba: sudden downpour of rain
Depla: speckled, spotted
Digra: chubby, stout one
Diljá: woman's name
Dimbiltá: nickname for a girl
Dimma: darkness
Dimmalimm: name from a fairytale
Dimmbrá: of dark around the eyes
Dís: goddess
Dísa: woman's name
Djúpráð: wise
Djörfung: courageous
Dokka: girl
Doppa: spot, patch
Dóra: woman's name
Dorma: she who tarries
Dóttla: little daughter
Drafna: speckle, small spot
Draugsa: ghost, lazy person
Draumey: dream-island, woman's name
Draumsýn: vision or dream
Dreyra: blood coloured mare
Drífa: snow drift
Drifhvít: snow-white
Drift: powder snow
Dróg: jade, hack
Droplaug: axe
Drótt: court
Drottning: queen
Druna: loud noise, roaring
Drusla: sloppy person
Dræskja: maid-servant
Dröfn: wave
Dúfa: dove
Dugga: fishing boat
Dúkka: woman's name, doll
Duld: self-delusion, self-deception
Dumba: fog, dark colour
Duna: clap of thunder, loud, roaring noise
Dúna: nickname for a girl named Guðrún
Dunna: mallard duck
Dyfra: drizzle, mist
Dylgja: concealment, wolfish, fiendish intention
Dýna: saddle pad
Dynfara: term for an arrow
Dyngja: boudoir, lady's bower
Dögg: dew
Dökkgrána: dark grey
Dökkjörp: dark bay

E
Eðall: noble, precious
Efstur: the best
Egill: man's name
Eiðfaxi: horse's name, sworn in Faxi
Eikþyrnir: mythological stag
Eilífur: the everlasting
Einar: man's name
Einarsbrúnn: brown horse of Einar
Einfari: one who travels alone
Eír: copper
Eirikur rauði: Erik the Red
Eitill: knot
Eitri: cold as poison, dwarf's name
Eldfaxi: glowing mane
Eldhrímnir: a giant
Eldibrandur: burning wood, fire
Eldir: slave of Ægir, polecat
Eldjárn: man's name, poker
Eldur: fire
Elfaxi: sleet-mane
Elfur: elf
Elgur: moose
Elliði: one who stays alone
Engill: angel
Erill: tramp
Erlendur: foreigner
Erlingur: man's name
Ernir: eagle
Erpir: the brown one
Erpur: brown horse
Ess: horse
Eyðir: destroyer
Eyfirðingur: from Eyjafjord
Eyjólfur: man's name
Eykfarður: pulling the plow
Eylimi: a king
Eyrar-Rauður: chestnut from Eyri farm
Eysteinn: man's name
Eyvindur: man's name
Eyvinur: island-friend an's name

Edda: great-grandmother, name of a saga
Efridís: a higher goddess
Egla: name of a saga
Eiða: mother
Eik: oak
Eimyrja: glowing ashes
Eining: harmony, unity
Einráð: independent
Einurð: sincerity, frankness
Eir: a goddess
Eisa: glowing ashes
Eistla: name of a troll-woman
Ekja: cart-load, waggon load
Ekkja: widow
Ekla: scarcity
Ekra: acre, field
Eldey: fire-island
Elding: lightning, flash
Eldvör: she who is careful with fire
Elfa: wide river
Elfting: horse-tail (plant)
Elfur: wide river
Elna: woman's name
Elsa: woman's name
Elska: love, darling
Erla: wagtail (bird), woman's name
Elva: see Elfa
Embla: mother of mankind
Emma: of foreign origin
Engilbjört: derived from Engilbert
Engilfríð: beautiful as an angel
Erla: wagtail
Erna: female eagle
Esja: name of a mountain
Eva: mother of all nations
Eygló: a term for the sun
Eyja: island

F
Fáfnir: name of a dragon
Fagri-Blakkur: beautiful black horse
Fagri-Jarpur: beautiful brown horse
Fagur: beautiful
Fagurkollur: beautiful head
Fákur: horse (poetic)
Falhófnir: with pale hooves
Fálki: falcon
Falinn: mythological character, good smith
Falur: dwarf's name
Fáni: with flying mane, banner
Fannar: snow, man's name
Fantur: tramp, scoundrel, hobo
Farandi: always on the move
Farfugl: bird of passage
Farfús: one who likes to travel
Farmóður: brave traveller
Farri: old word for fire
Farsæll: one who has good luck
Fauti: hot tempered
Faxi: impressive mane
Feill: mistake, failure
Feitur: fat one
Félagi: friend, comrade
Fengari: moon
Fengur: present, advantage, magical name for Óðinn
Fenrir: mythological wolf, son of Loki
Ferðalangur: horse that travelled far
Feti: one who walks slowly
Feykir: violent storm
Fidlari: fiddler
Fífill: dandelion
Fífilbleikur: light coloured like a dandelion
Fimafengur: slave of Ægir
Finnbogi: man's name
Finnungur: plant
Finnur: man's name
Fitjungur: rich man (poetic)
Fitur: fatso
Fjalar: well-versed, dwarf
Fjalla: mountain
Fjalla köttur: mountain climber, mountain cat
Fjalla-Skjóni: mountain pinto
Fjalli: one who likes to be in the mountains
Fjarki: four (playing card)
Fjósi: from the cowshed
Fjöllungur: horse that longs for the mountains
Fjölmóður: very brave horse
Fjölnir: magical name for Óðinn, well-versed
Fjölsvinnur: very wise, name for Óðinn
Fjölvar: very careful, old and rare man's name
Fjölverkur: works a lot
Fjölvir: name for Óðinn
Fjörnir: one who protects life
Fjörsvartnir: dark chest
Fjötri: bond, band
Flagari: womanizer
Flaumur: noisy movement, whirlpool
Flekkur: spotted horse
Fleygur: the flying one
Flibbi: loose short collar
Flinkur: clever, skillful
Flipi: muzzle, horse with snip
Flóki: curly
Flórus: name from the sagas
Flosi: womanizer
Flótti: flight
Flugar: wing
Flugfaxi: flying mane
Flugnir: the flying, fast one
Flugumýrar-Skjóni: pinto from Flugumýri
Flýtir: hurry, the fast one
Flækingur: hobo, tramp
Foli: young horse
For: dirt, mud
Forkur: active, hard working
Forni: from ancient times
Fornjótur: name from the sagas
Forseti: chairman
Fóstri: foster son or foster father
Fótur: foot
Frábær: splendid, excellent
Frakki: coat
Fraðmar: wise man, scholar, famous person
Fram: forward
Framfús: forward
Frami: honour, respect, success
Fránmar: bright, famous
Frekur: audacious
Freyðir: foaming
Freyfaxi: impressive mane
Freymóður: courage of the gods
Freyr: god of fertility
Freysfaxi: impressive mane
Freysteinn: Freyr's stone, man's name
Friðmundur: protector of peace
Friður: peace
Frimann: man's name
Fróði: wise, Danish king
Froskur: frog
Frostan: character from a fairy tale
Frosti: dwarf's name
Frægur: the famous one
Frændi: a relative
Funi: fire, flame
Fúsi: short for Sigfús or Vigfús
Fylkir: king, duke
Fölkvir: grey, pale
Fölrauður: light red
Fölski: dying embers, light chestnut
Fölskvi: dying embers, ashes
Fölvi: pale, light palomino
Fölvir: sword
Fönix: phoenix
Föstólfur: reliable wolf

Fábeina: light-coloured legs
Fála: promiscuous woman, axe
Fannhvít: snow-white
Farfús: likes to travel
Fasta: a fast
Fatíma: woman's name
Faxa: impressing mane
Faxadís: goddess, servant of the horse Faxi
Faxprúð: havign a thick and beautiful mane
Fegurð: beauty
Feila: shyness
Feima: the shy one
Fenja: female slave
Fenna: hard snow
Festa: stability
Fiða: thin horseshoe
Fiðla: fiddle, violin
Fífa: cotton-grass
Fila: felt saddle
Fína: sheen, shine
Finna: finnish woman
Fjalgerður: name of a fairy
Fjalladís: goddess of the mountains
Fjalla-Skjóna: pinto from the mountains
Fjóla: violet
Fjöður: feather
Fjölráð: she who has many resources ready on hand
Fjörgyn: one of the names of Earth
Fjötra: woman's name
Flaga: thin sod of turf
Flanka: she who goes astray
Flapa: woman with a loose tongue
Fláráð: false, deceitful
Flása: frivolous, impetuous woman
Flaska: flask, bottle
Flaug: arrow
Flauma: troll woman
Flegða: giant woman
Flaumósa: mare that is always in a flurry
Flauta: flute, whistle
Flekka: spot, freckle
Flenja: large ray (fish) or woman
Flenna: trollop, woman of easy virtue
Flétta: plaited hair
Flikra: spotted, pinto
Flipa: name of a mare with a beautiful upper lip
Flíra: ingratiating woman
Fló: flea
Flóka: tangle
Flosa: fickle woman
Flúð: rock causing rapids in shallow water
Fluðra: rash, flighry woman
Fluga: fly
Flugglöð: arrow
Flugsvinn: strong flyer, arrow
Flugsæl: loves o run
Flumbra: rash, impulsive person
Flúra: dab (fish)
Flyðra: halibut
Flækja: tangle
Fóa: female fox
Fóella: long-tailed, duck
Fokka: foresail
Folda: land, earth
Fordæða: witch
Forsæla: shade
Forysta: leadership
Fóstra: foster-mother or daughter
Fótfim: nimble-footed, agile
Fóthvöt: swift-footed, quick
Fótviss: sure-footed
Frá: quick-footed, fast
Frakka: spear, lance
Framgjörn: ambitious, pushy
Framtíð: future
Frauka: miss, unmarried woman
Fregn: news, message
Fregna: news
Freisting: temptation
Frekja: impudent, pushiness
Frekna: spot, freckle
Frenja: impulsive woman
Freydís: goddess associated with Freyr or Freyja
Freyfaxa: frothy-maned
Freyja: norse goddess
Freykja: thin loosely woven cloth
Fríða: woman's name
Friðsemd: peace, calm
Frigg: norse goddess wife of Óðinn
Frilla: mistress
Fró: comfort, remedy
Frostrós: frost rose
Fruma: cell
Frunsa: disrespectful word for a young woman
Fruska: flirt, trollop
Frægð: fame, reputation
Fræna: sharpness, bite
Fúga: fugue
Fúlga: large sum of money
Funa: burning with interest
Fura: pinetree, streak, scratch
Furða: wonder, phantom
Fyla: filly, young mare
Fýla: bad temper
Fylgja: protective spirit
Fylja: pregnant mare
Fylla: large wave
Fögur: beautiful mare
Fönn: snow, snow-drift
Förul: wondering

G

Galar: a dwarf
Galdur: the wild one
Galli: fault, defect
Galman: old and rare man's name
Gálmur: sword
Galsi: playful, hilarious
Galti: boar
Gambur: merriment, storm
Gamli: old one
Gammur: vulture
Gandálfur: elf with a wand, ancient king
Gandi: horse
Gandur: horse, magical wand
Ganglati: lazy horse
Gangleri: tired of going, name for Óðinn
Ganti: jester, prankster
Garðar: guarding warrior
Garði: guard
Garður: wall, man's name
Gári: small wave, light breeze
Garmur: poor man
Garpur: hero, brave man
Garri: cold storm
Gárúngi: prankster; braggart
Gáski: playful, hilarious
Gassi: braggart, show-off
Gaukur: cuckoo
Gaumur: alertness, interest
Gaupi: name for a sea god
Gaupnir: name for Óðinn
Gauti: Gotlander, Swede, name for Óðinn
Gautrekur: gothic chief
Gautstafur: gothic letter, horse's name
Gautur: Gotlander, Swede
Gautviður: name from the sagas
Geiguður: name for Óðinn
Geir: spear, man's name
Geirólfur: man's name
Geirröður: mythological king
Geisli: ray
Gellir: noisy
Gelmir: eagle
Gerðar: protector
Geri: greedy person
Gerpir: Iceland's easternmost point
Gestill: name of a sea god
Gestumblindi: name for Óðinn
Gestur: guest, stranger
Geysir: geyser, energy
Gífur: dog of Menglada
Gikkur: show-off
Gillir: word for eagle or bullock
Gillungur: a giant
Gimsteinn: gem stone
Ginfaxi: magical sign
Ginnar: falcon
Gípar: old and rare man's name
Gísl: bright horse
Gísli: man's name
Gissur: man's name
Gjafall: giver
Gjafar: giver
Gjúki: giver
Glaður: happy, merry
Glámblesi: wide blaze
Glampi: light ray, glowing eye
Glámur: horse with wide blaze, ghost
Glanni: reckless, dark devil
Glasi: fisheye
Glaumur: merriment
Gleisir: elegant
Glenur: husband of the sun, shining
Glettingur: teasing
Glíri: laughter
Glirnir: one who giggles and laughs
Glitfaxi: glittering mane
Glitnir: glittering
Gljáfaxi: glittering mane
Gljásvartur: glossy black
Glóðafeykir: a mountain
Glófaxi: light or golden mane
Glófextur: with a light or golden mane
Glói: glowing
Glóinn: the glowing one
Glókollur: red golden mane, firecrest
Glóni: colourful
Glossi: flaming eyes, flash
Glotti: shining area on ice, grinning person
Gluggi: window
Glúmur: dark image
Glymjandi: thunder, noise
Glænefur: light muzzle
Glæpur: crime
Glær: shining, glowing
Glæsir: impressive horse
Gnaddur: young man
Gneisti: spark
Gnúpur: steep mountain
Gnýfari: roaring noise, as riding on pebbles
Gnýfeti: quickfoot
Gnýr: roar, noise, blizzard
Goddi: diminution of Goði
Goði: chieftain
Goliat: biblical giant
Gollnir: the noisy one
Golnir: name for Óðinn
Gormur: grounds, spir spring
Gos: outbreak
Gosi: knight
Grábakur: old word for dragon
Gráblesi: grey or dappled horse with blaze
Gráði: breeze
Gráfaxi: grey mane
Gráfeldur: grey hair
Gráhvítur: light grey
Grákollur: grey head
Grámann: man's name, grey mane
Gramur: king, duke, vexed
Gránasi: grey horse with snip
Gránefur: grey nose
Grani: old name for a horse
Gráni: grey horse
Grár: grey
Grárauður: grey-red
Grási: dapple grey
Gráskeggur: grey beard
Gráskjóni: grey pinto
Grásokki: grey with socks
Grástakkur: with grey cape
Grásteinn: stone grey
Grátittlingur: meadow lark
Grátoppur: grey forelock
Grátur: grief, weeping
Grautur: mash, porridge, nonsense
Greifi: earl
Grettir: name of a dragon, famous outlaw
Griður: der Gnädige
Grímaldur: troll of a fairy tale
Grímnir: disguised person
Grímur: masked person
Grindill: storm
Gripnir: robber, viking
Grípur: name of a vulture
Guðbrandur: man's name
Gulkollur: yellow head
Gullfaxi: golden mane
Gullfeti: golden footed
Gullinbursti: boar in the sagas
Gullinfaxi: golden mane
Gullintanni: golden teeth
Gullkollur: golden head
Gullnir: a giant
Gullskjóni: yellow pinto
Gullskór: golden foot
Gulltoppur: golden forelock
Gullver: the yellow one
Gulur: yellow
Gumi: old, dignified word for man
Gúndi: pet name
Gungnir: Óðinn's spear
Gunnar: man's name
Gunnálfur: a dwarf
Gunnfaxi: battle horse with big mane
Gústi: diminution of Águst
Gustur: storm, blizzard
Gutti: diminution of Guttormur
Gvendur: diminution of Guðmundur
Gýgjar: fiddler
Gýlfi: name of a sea-god, duke
Gyllir: the golden one
Gýmir: a god of the sea
Gýrðir: pinto horse with white side, girth
Gæðingur: perfect riding horse

Gála: trollop; jumpy, nervous animal
Gálma: kink, twist, knot in a woolen thread
Gálmurða: knot, muddle, problem
Galtroppa: frolicsome, prankish woman
Gambra: troll woman
Gamma: third letter in the Greek alphabet
Gandála: jumpy, nervous animal
Ganglöt: bondwoman of Hel, goddess of the underworld
Gangtöm: mare trained in gaits
Ganta: foolish woman
Gantroppa: frolicsome, prankish woman
Garðrofa: mare's name
Garún: variation of the name Guðrún
Gáska: playful, wanton mare
Gát: attention, caution
Gáta: riddle, problem
Gaupa: lynx
Gaura: darning needle
Gedda: pike (fish)
Gefja: fog, laziness
Gefjun: a goddess
Gefla: high wave, breaker
Gefn: name of Freyja
Gegða: hussy woman
Geira: woman's name, spear
Geitla: troll woman, she who dresses in goat skin
Gellivör: troll woman
Gemsa: chamois; wench
Gengilbeina: name of teh bondwoman in the poem Rígsþula
Genja: large animal
Genta: large halibut, girl
Gera: greedy she-wolf
Gerða: woman's name
Gerður: wife of Freyr
Gerpla: woman's name
Gerra: stormy weather, cold wind
Gersemi: precious thing, treasure
Gessa: troll woman
Gestilja: troll woman, monster
Geyfa: snowstorm
Geysa: troll woman, mare; feminine form of Geysir
Gígja: violin, fiddle
Gima: patch of clear sky, gap in the clouds
Gina: opening in the clouds
Gípa: glutton, giantness, hoyden
Gjálp: wave, sea
Gjóla: breeze
Gjóna: breeze
Gjósta: gust of wind
Gjúga: breeze, breaking wave
Gjöf: gift, present
Gjöll: name of a river; noise, battle
Glaðastjarna: Venus (the star)
Glaðvaka: awake, lively mare
Gláka: hussy
Gláma: name of a mare with a wide blaze
Glanna: adventurous, dare-devil girl
Glás: mashed fish
Gleði: joy, happiness
Gleðra: flirt, trollop
Glefja: spear
Glefsa: morsel, snippet
Glenna: opening in the clouds, trick, disservice
Gletta: joke, bitterness
Gletting: joking, teasing
Glettni: prankishness, playfulness
Glymmérei: forget-me-not (flower)
Glíma: Icelandic wrestling
Glinga: prankishness, jocularity
Glíra: roar of laughter
Glitfaxa: shimmering mane
Gljá: smooth ice, glitter, shininess
Glóa: she who glows, shines
Glóbjört: shining bright
Glóblesa: bright chestnut with a blaze
Glóð: red hot embers
Glódís: glowing goddess
Glóðrauð: fire red
Glóey: name for the sun
Glófaxa: mare with a shining mane
Gloðra: flirt; nervous ewe
Glókolla: bright chestnut mare with a light fore-lock
Gloppa: gap; dormant volcanic crater
Glóra: glimmer, shine
Gloria: foreign derived from Latin meaning glory, fame
Glósokka: bright chestnut with socks
Glossa: troll woman
Glumra: clatter, thunder; boisterous girl, troll-woman
Glyðra: flirt, coquette
Glyrna: staring eye
Glytja: cloud; rough weather
Glæða: she who kindles or promotes
Glæfra: brief sunshine
Glæra: small flame, fair weather
Glæta: faint, dim light; drop of strong drink
Glöð: bright, happy
Gná: goddess
Gneip: gap between figers; troll-woman
Gnepja: axe
Gnípa: peak, mountain summit
Gnissa: troll-woman
Gnótt: abundance
Gnýpa: she who droops
Góa: name of a month in the old calander
Góðráð: she who gives good advice
Gófla: bridle bit, mouthful, mumbling
Gola: breeze
Gonta: small skate; little puppy
Gopa: tiny mouth; talkative woman
Gorpa: small trout
Gosa: joker, buffoon
Gráblesa: name for a white-blazed gray mare
Grábrá: gray around the eyes and brows
Grábrók: name for a gray mare, with either white front- or hind legs
Grádögg: name for a misty gray mare
Gráfaxa: name for a gray maned mare
Gráfríður: woman´s name
Gráhetta: name for a gray mare with a dark head
Grájörp: name of a bay mare with a gray tinge
Grákolla: name of a woman in a folk-tale
Gráma: gray in color
Grámana: with a gray mane
Grána: name for a gray mare
Granrauð: mare with a chestnut muzzle
Gránsa: name for a gray mare
Grása: gray mare
Grásíða: gray side
Gráska: gray mare
Gráskinna: gray skin, the name of an old manuscript
Gráskjóna: name for a gray pinto mare
Grásokka: name for a gray mare with socks
Grástjarna: name for a white-starred gray mare
Grátoppa: name for a mare with a gray forlock
Grein: branch of a tree
Greipa: troll-woman 
Gréla: blunt knife; thin and small animal
Gremja: annoyance, trouble
Greppa: troll-woman
Grettla: short title for Grettis saga
Gribba: she-wolf, bad tempered woman
Gríður: troll-woman, greediness
Grilla: lapse, mental block, confusion
Gríma: one of the names fro night
Grípa: she who seizes, grabs
Gró: name for a sword
Gróa: name for a sword
Gróska: fertility
Grotta: bogey woman, bad-tempered woman
Grybba: bad-tempered woman
Grýla: wicked witch, bogey woman in Icelandic folklore
Grýta: pot
Græska: malice, spite
Grön: mane for a mare with a pale muzzle
Gufa: steam
Gullbrá: the name of an ancient woman practising black magic
Gullfaxa: name for a mare with a golden colored mane
Gullfeta: name for a mare with a golden colored hooves
Gullkolla: name for a mare with a golden colored fore-lock
Gullskjóna: name for a golden pinto mare
Gulltoppa: name for a mare with a golden fore-lock
Gullveig: female person in the mythological poem Völuspá
Gumpa: troll-woman
Gunnlöð: name of a goddess
Gunnur: battle; valkyrie
Gusa: splash; snowstorm
Gusta: from the word "gustur", gust of wind
Gyða: troll-woman
Gyðja: goddess, divine femine being
Gýgja: musical intrument, violin
Gýgur: axe; troll-woman
Gylling: guilding; delusion
Gýpa: glutton, giantness, hoyden
Gæfa: good fortune
Gæla: caress
Gæna: breeze
Gæs: goose
Gæska: kindness, goodness
H
Háblesi: long blaze
Haddi: short for Haraldur
Haddingur: warrior
Hafall: a giant
Háfeti: with high leg movements
Hafli: a giant
Hafsteinn: man's name
Hafur: billy-goat, man's name
Hafþór: man's name
Hagsbarður: old man's name
Haki: chop
Hákon: man's name
Halastjarni: comet
Háleggur: long legs
Hálfdan: Danish king
Halldór: man's name
Hallgrímmur: man's name
Hallkell: man's name
Hallþór: man's name
Hamar: hammer, rock
Hamdir: son of Gudrun, legendary hero
Hamðir: falcon
Hamskerpir: father of Hófvarpnir
Hamur: roan horse
Handleggur: forearm
Hár: hair
Haraldur: man's name
Hárekur: man's name
Harki: noise
Harkur: fire
Harri: name of an ox
Háski: the fast one, danger
Hásteinn: man's name
Hástigi: horse's name
Hástígur: lifting his legs high
Hátign: highness
Hátið: festival
Hattur: hat, custom
Haugbúi: ghost
Haukur: hawk
Haustgóði: qualities of autumn
Hausti: like autumn
Hávar: huge warrior
Hávi: name for Óðinn
Héðinn: dressed in leather, man’s name
Heiðar: inhabitant of the heath, man’s name
Heiðingi: wolf
Heiðir: falcon
Heiðþornir: sky
Heimir: man's name
Heimur: universe, home
Heiti: a god of the sea
Hektor: Greek hero
Helgi: saint
Helmingur: half part
Helsi: collar
Helsingi: Barnacle Goose
Hemingur: skin of a horse's leg
Hemlir: king of the sea
Hengill: slope
Heppni: good luck, fortune
Herjann: name for Óðinn
Herkir: fire
Hermóður: herald of the gods, man's name
Hersir: Norwegian chief
Hervar: man's name
Hervir: warrior
Hildigöltur. helmet
Hildingur: king
Hildir: warrior
Hildólfur: man's name
Hilmar: man's name
Hilmir: man's name
Hinrik: man's name
Hirðir: herdsman
Hjaðningur: descendant of Héðinn
Hjalli: ledge, terrace, rare man's name
Hjálmur: helmet
Hjalti: man's name
Hjarði: herd
Hjari: peninsula
Hjarrandi: the loud one
Hjartan: heart
Hjúpur: cover, veil
Hjör: sword
Hjörðungur: herdsman
Hjörleifur: man's name
Hjörtur: stag
Hjörvar: surname
Hlátur: laughter
Hlaupastingur: stitches in the side, pleuralgia
Hlébarður: leopard
Hleiðólfur: a dwarf
Hlenni: thief
Hlér: name of Ægir
Hlíðar: slope
Hljómur: pretty sound, tune
Hlykkur: bay, inlet
Hlymur: sound of hooves
Hlynur: wages, maple
Hlýri: cheek, brother
Hlýrnir: sky
Hlöður: name from the sagas
Hlöðver: man's name
Hlöðvir: man's name
Hlömmuður: storm
Hnaggur: little rock
Hnaki: rare man's name
Hnakkur: saddle
Hnaukur: mountain top
Hnefi: fist
Hniflungur: rare man's name
Hnífur: knife
Hnikuður: name for Óðinn
Hnjótur: grass hill
Hnjúkur: mountain top
Hnokki: young lad
Hnollur: shower
Hnotti: grass hill
Hnúði: whale
Hnúður: hunchback, name for a whale
Hnútur: knot, a son of Grýla
Hnýðingur: whale
Hnýfill: son of Grýla
Hofsi: horse's name
Hófur: hoof
Hófvarpnir: throws his hooves
Holdbori: raven
Holti: lives on a hill
Hómer: Greek poet
Honir: brother of Óðinn
Hornfirðingur: der aus Hornafjord
Hóseas: biblical prophet
Hotti: grass hill
Hraðboði: express messenger
Hraði: speed
Hrafn: raven
Hrafnfaxi: horse with dark mane
Hrafnfinnur: horse's name
Hrafnkarl: black guy
Hrafnkell: man's name
Hrafnketill: man's name
Hrani: inconsiderate, raw person
Hrapi: fire
Hrappur: scoundrel
Hrauðnir: destroyer
Hrauðungur: destroyer
Hraumi: show-off
Hregfaxi: wind in the mane
Hreggmóður: brave in the storm
Hreggnasi: with uneven snip
Hreggviður: old and rare man's name
Hreimur: sound, name of a slave
Hreindýr: reindeer
Hreini: stallion
Hreinn: pure, sheer, male reindeer
Hrekkur: rogue
Hreppir: rare man's name
Hríðir: sword
Hriki: tall man
Hrímandi: fog from frost
Hrímfaxi: frosted, white mane
Hrími: frosted one
Hrímnir: hoar frost
Hrímur: frosted
Hringfaxi: wonderhorse in a fairy tale
Hringur: ring, ring-eyed horse
Hringver: man's name
Hrjóður: sky
Hróar: old man's name
Hróði: inconsiderate person
Hróður: fame
Hroftur: sorcerer
Hrói: old man's name (Hrói Hottur means Robin Hood)
Hroki: arrogance, haughtiness
Hrólfur: wolf, man's name
Hrollur: shuddering
Hross-Björn: horse-bear
Hrumnir: a giant
Hrugnir: a giant, owner of the horse Gullfaxi
Hrungnir: a ring in the saga
Hrútur: ram
Hrymur: a giant
Hrökkvir: a giant
Hrönduður: sword
Hröngviður: name from the sagas
Hrötuður: fire
Hugar: ghost
Hugi: brave horse, remembrance
Huginn: one of Óðinn's ravens
Hugleikur: one that is liked
Hugljúfur: very friendly
Hugur: thought, ghost
Hugstarri: a dwarf
Humli: name from the sagas
Humlungur: son of Humli
Húnar: little bear, Hun
Hundingur: a king
Húni: bear cub
Hvatur: quick
Hvellur: bang, boom
Hvinur: whining like the wind
Hvítfaxi: white mane
Hvítingur: white horse
Hvítskjóni: grey pinto
Hvítur: white
Hvæsir: snorting
Hylling: fata morgana, mirage
Hyltingur: lives on a hill
Hylur: deep part of a creek
Hymir: a giant
Hysingur: old man's name
Hækingur: sword
Hæklingur: man's name
Hæmir: king of the sea
Hæringur: herring, dapple grey
Hærulángur: long grey or white hair
Höður: warrior
Höfði: cape, headland
Höfrungur: dolphin
Högni: man's name, tom cat
Högnuður: magical sign, prize
Höldur: farmer, land owner
Hölkvi: horse
Hölkvir: horse's name
Hörður: brave, man’s name
Hörvir: fire
Höskuldur: horse with grey forelock
Höss: grey
Hösvi: grey
Hösvir: grey
Höttur: son of Grýla, hat, hood

Hábrók: name for a hawk
Hadda: pot-hook, pot-handle
Háðvör: princess in fairy-tales
Háfeta: high-lifting mare
Hafla: giantess
Halastjarna: comet
Hálfblesa: name for a half white blazed mare
Halla: stone
Hallbjörg: salvation
Hallveig: power and energy
Hámeri: porbeagle
Hamnigja: happiness
Hamradís: goddess who lives in the cliffs
Hamskörp: shrivelled skin
Hára: the gray haired one
Harka: severity, harshness
Harpa: name of a month; harp
Hástiga: she who steps high
Hátíð: festivites
Hátign: majesty
Hatta: she who has a hat on her head
Hausta: fall, autumn
Hefring: wave; one of Ægir´s daughters
Heiða: heather
Heiði: heighlands, moorland pastures
Heiðrún: woman´s name
Heiður: the bright one
Heimfús: mare which likes to run home to her paddock
Hekja: ancient and unusual
Hekla: name of a mountain
Héla: rime; frost on the ground or windows
Hemja: restraint, moderation
Hemla: brake, restraint
Hempa: long gown, cassock
Hemra: name of a river and a farm
Hending: chance, accident
Hera: greek goddess
Herða: hardness; steelrod in a sword blade
Herfa: ugly person
Herkja: giantess
Hervör: woman´s name
Hespa: clasp, lock
Hetja: hero, noble in courage and honour
Hetta: hood, head-wear
Hettugríma: queen in a fairytale
Hilda: foreign derivative of battle
Hildur: battle
Híma: nap; thin layer of cloud
Himinglæfa: one of Ægir´s daughters
Hind: roe-deer, hind
Hít: troll-woman
Hjálma: helmet
Hjálp: help
Hjötra: Fjötra and Tötra´s sister in Gautrek Saga
Hlaðgerður: woman´s name
Hlaðvör: the daughter of Þorgerður höldatröll in folktale
Hláka: thaw; hussy
Hlein: landing rock; rest
Hlíð: hill, mountain slope
Hlíf: the mother
Hlín: goddess
Hljóð: the quiet one
Hlóra: the god Þór´s fostermother
Hlussa: fat and well-devoloped woman
Hlust: acoustic canal in one´s ear
Hlý: warm
Hlýja: warmth
Hlökk: valkyrie
Hnáta: chubby, stout girl
Hneif: large hook
Hneta: nut
Hnísa: porpoise
Hnjáka: chubby, thick-set girl
Hnjáta: chubby, vigorous girl
Hnoss: precious item, treasure
Hnot: nut
Hnota: knuckle-bone
Hnúða: knob, hump
Hnúfa: mountain summit
Hnúta: bone joint
Hnyðja: short and stout woman
Hnyðra: small, soft and round object; chubby girl
Hosa: mare with white socks
Hrafndís: woman´s name, goddess
Hrafnhetta: black around the head
Hrafnhildur: woman´s name
Hrafnkatla: woman´s name
Hrafntinna: shiny black rock
Hreða: cold, snowy weather
Hrefna: female crow
Hreggmóð: courageous in a storm
Hreggnös: storm-beaten muzzle
Hreggsvöl: cold as snow
Hrelling: affliction, sorrow
Hremmsa: arrow; kind of noose
Hreyfing: motion, movement
Hrífa: rake, farm implement
Hrifla: ancient and unusual
Hríma: mare with white frost coloring
Hrímfaxa: mare with a white frosty mane
Hrímskella: noisy woman
Hrina: howling wind, hail
Hringey: ring island
Hrigiða: whirlpool
Hringja: buckle, clasp
Hringstjarna: ring star
Hrísla: bush; twig
Hrota: bout of weather
Hrund: valkyrie
Hryðja: giantess, hoyde: downpour of rain or hail
Hröng: noise
Hrönn: wave
Húfa: head wear, hat
Huggun: comfort, consolation
Hugljúf: pleasant
Hugmynd: idea, concept, notion
Hugrökk: brave, courageous
Hugrún: thought, secret
Hugsýn: vision, apparition
Hula: veil, haze, film
Huld: troll-woman
Hulda: veil; fairy
Huldumær: fairy lass
Hurpa: wrinkled woman; spinster
Hvatvís: rash, reckless
Hveðna: pan, small kettle
Hveðra: troll-woman
Hvesta: depression, hollow
Hvítnös: white nose
Hvönn: angelica
Hvöss: stormy; quick, sharp
Hvöt: urging, goading
Hylling: loyalty; oath of loyalty
Hyndla: name of a troll-woman
Hyndla: name of a troll-woman
Hýra: warm, pleasant manners
Hyrna: mountain peak, summit
Hæra: cover made from horse hair
Hödd: ancient and unusual
Hörn: troll-woman

I
Iði: busy, active
Iðmundur: man's name
lðni: assiduous, diligent
Ifill: falcon
Ifjungur: falcon
Ifli: falcon
Igull: hedgehog, porcupine, hair that sticks up
Illingur: horse or bull
Illugi: man's name
Ímaldur: old and rare man's name
Ími: wolf
Ímir: greyish animal, wolf
Ímnir: sword
Indíánaskjóni: indian pinto
Indíáni: american indian
Ingimar: man's name
Ingimundur: man's name
Ingólfur: man's name
Ingvar: man's name
Íringur: horse with light spots
Ísak: biblical name
Ísjaki: ice-floe, iceberg
Islandus: Icelander (latin)
Ísólfur: ice-wolf, man's name
Ísungur: a hero
Ívaldi: old and rare man's name
Ívan: man's name

Iða: turbulence
Iðunn: goddess
Iðga: nuthatch
Igla: smoke; name of a harmful creature
Íma: the gray or dark one
Imd: giantess, hoyden
Ípa: one of Grýla´s daughters: troll-woman
Irpa: the bay one
Ísafold: Iceland
Ísing: thin covering of ice
Ísold: Tristam´s beloved, in the Icelandic Saga
Íviðja: troll-woman


J
Jaki: iceberg
Jálfaður: name for Óðinn
Jálfur: noise
Jari: name of a dwarf
Jarl: earl
Jarpblesi: brown horse with blaze
Jarpnasi: brown horse with snip
Jarpskjóni: brown pinto
Jarpstjarni: brown horse with star
Jarpur: brown horse
Jeremias: biblical man's name
Jófreður: loves horses
Jógrímur: rare man's name
Jói: diminution of Jóhann
Jókell: old and rare man's name
Jóki: small horse
Jólfur: horse-wolf
Jólnir: name for Óðinn
Jómar: name from the sagas
Jómundur: rare man's name
Jón: man's name
Jónas: man's name
Jónatan: biblical name
Jónki: diminution of Jón
Jónu-þytur: Þytur owned by Jóna
Jór: horse (poetic)
Jórekur: name from the sagas
Jósafat: man's name
Jósteinn: horse-stone, man's name
Júlli: pet name (Julius)
Júpiter: Roman god
Jöður: protector
Jöfur: wild boar, king
Jökull: glacier
Jörfi: sandbank
Jörmungandur: son of Loki
Jörmuni: horse
Jörmunur: name for Óðinn
Jörundur: man's name
Jörvi: sandbank
Jötunn: giant, sorcerer

Jaðraka: black-tailed godwit
Jalda: mare
Japra: worm
Jara: battle
Járnviðja: troll-woman
Jarpblesa: name of a bay mare with a blaze
Jarplitfara: name for a bay/red roan mare
Jarpskjóna: name for a bay pinto mare
Jarpsokka: name for a bay mare with socks
Jarpstjarna: name for a bay mare with a star
Jarpvinda: name for a silverdapple bay mare
Játning: confession, admission
Jódís: sister
Jófríður: she who adores horses
Jóka: derives from Jórunn, famous female ghost in the folk stories
Jóra: troll-woman
Júlía: foreign of Latin origin; Julia
Jökla: mare used to hard-frozen snow
Jörð: earth; goddess
Jörp: name for a bay mare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K
Kaðall: rope
Kafteinn: captain
Kaktus: cactus
Kain: biblical name
Kaldi: cold breeze
Kálfur: calf
Kali: cold wind
Kalli: diminution of Karl
Kalsi: cold weather
Kambur: rooster comb, impressive mane
Kanill: cinammon-coloured
Kapall: horse
Kappi: hero, warrior
Kápur: wears a coat (pinto)
Kargur: stubborn horse
Kári: harp of the wind, man's name
Kaspar: man's name
Kátur: cheerful, dog's name
Keilir: vulcano
Keli: flatterer, merriment
Kembingur: mixture of different colours
Ketill: kettle, man's name
Kettlingur: kitten
Keyptur: one who has been bought
Kíli: wedge
Kiljan: man's name
Kinni: differently coloured cheeks
Kinningur: differently coloured cheeks
Kinnskar: glowing cheeks
Kinnskjóni: spots on the cheeks
Kinnskær: with white cheeks
Kisi: young cat
Kjalar: name for Óðinn
Kjálki: jaw in contrasting colour
Kjammi: differently coloured jaws
Kjangi: hunchback
Kjáni: fool
Kjarkur: braveness
Kjarni: kernel
Kjartan: man's name
Kjarval: surname
Kjói: gull species
Klaki: ice
Klakki: cloud
Klampur: block of wood
Klaufi: bungler
Kleppur: cliff
Kliður: rush, noise
Klökkur: torn
Klókur: slick, shifty
Klossi: lump
Klumpur: lump
Knútur: man's name
Knörr: viking ship with raised dragon in front
Kobbi: baby seal
Kokkur: cook
Kolbakur: black back
Kolbeinn: black leg
Kolblakkur: coalblack horse
Kolbrúnn: coalblack horse
Kolfaxi: black mane
Kolfinnur: man's name, black horse
Kólfur: spear, sheath of a horse
Kolgrímur: man's name
Kolli: horse with a light mane
Kollur: top of the head, forelock
Kolskeggur: black beard
Koltur: name of a mountain
Kolur: coal black
Kommi: comma shaped star
Kóngur: king
Koníak: brandy, cognac
Konna-Bleikur: yellow dun owned by Konni
Konni: short for Hákon
Konungssonur: prince
Konungur: king
Kopar: copper
Kópur: baby seal
Koppur: pot, a son of Grýla
Korgur: coffee grounds
Kórall: coral
Kormákur: man's name
Korpur: raven
Kostur: advantage, good quality
Kóti: scoundrel
Krabbi: crayfish
Kraftur: power
Kraki: bean stalk
Krákur: crow
Krapi: sleet
Kriki: corner, angle
Kristall: crystal
Kristmundur: man's name
Króknefur: eagle's nose
Krókur: hook, chin
Krummi: nickname for raven
Kröggur: problem
Kubbur: stump, fatso
Kúfur: hat, hood, cap
Kuggur: little boat
Kuldi: coldness
Kulur: cold breeze
Kvasi: tired, breathless
Kvasir: a giant
Kveikur: wick
Kveldroði: sunset glow
Kveldúlfur: evening-wolf, old icelandic man's name
Kvikur: lively
Kvistur: twig, tree knot
Kyndill: torch
Kvæsir: shy one, one who hisses
Kölski: devil, satan
Köttur: cat
Kaldráð: reminds one of the saying: "Cold is woman's advice."
Kaldyrja: cold rain
Kamba: associated with the place Kambur but kambur also means withers of a horse
Kanga: mare's name
Kápa: coat, cape
Kapall: horse, mare, the word comes from Irish 'capall'
Kára: curly hair
Karrí: curry
Karta: tiny thing
Kátína: merriment, gaiety
Katla: a volcano
Keðja: chain
Keila: name of a mountain; type of fish
Kelda: bog, spring
Kella: old woman
Kemba: comb full of wool
Kempa: hero, champion
Kengála: name for a dun mare
Kengja: cripple or hunchbacked mare; horse with little energy
Kergja: stubborness, obstinacy
Kerling: old woman
Kerski: briskness, facetiousness
Kesja: weapon, kind of halberd
Keyfa: top, crown of the head
Kibba: from the call "kibbakibb" which is used to call sheep
Kilja: coat, cloak
Kímni: humour, joking, fun
Kinna: mare with a patch on her cheek
Kinnskjóna: pinto mare with a white patch on her cheek
Kippa: she, who pulls on the reins
Kjamma: mare with patch on her jaw
Kjúka: pasern bone
Kjöng: name for a hunchbacked mare
Klambra: frozen ground
Klára: name for a mare that trots well, implement to turn grind dung on a homefield
Klassík: classic
Kleima: troll-woman
Kleina: special type of 'doughnut' had with coffee
Kleópatra: name of the Egyptian Queen
Kleppa: troll-woman
Kletta: stationary, lazy mare
Klípa: crisis, difficulties
Klóthildur: Valkyrie
Klúka: saddle, heap, pile
Klukka: bell
Klumba: club
Klyppa: daughter of Grýla
Klöpp: flat rock
Kná: vigorous, tough
Kneif: large hook
Knúta: knuckle-bone
Kofa: name of a young black guillemot or puffin
Kola: dim light; oil-lamp
Kolbrá: dark around the eyes and brow
Kolbrún: dark brow
Kolfinna: dark or black mare
Kolfreyja: dark or black mare
Kolgríma: mare with dark or black head
Kólga: wave, one of Ægir's daughters; cold wind
Kolka: nickname of a settler
Kolla: mare with a darker color of the head or forelock
Kolskör: dark hair
Koltinna: black horse
Kolubleik: dun with dark head and legs
Komma: comma
Korga: thick clouds
Kóróna: crown
Korpa: female raven
Kosning: choice, election
Kotra: dice game
Kotrún: poor man's daughter in a fairy tale
Krafla: name of a hot spring
Kráka: crow
Krás: delicacy
Kreppa: pinch, difficulty
Kría: arctic tern (bird)
Kríla: tiny thing, petite
Kringla: pretzel
Króna: coin
Krúka: hand
Krumla: large clumsy hand
Krumma: large hand
Krummatá: unravelling of a skirt hem
Krúna: crown, forehead of an animal
Kryppa: hump on a spine
Kræða: coward
Kræma: effeminate person
Kúfa: name for a mare with a dark head
Kula: cold wind
Kúla: ball, bump
Kumba: name from the sagas
Kurta: small animal
Kveðja: greeting
Kveikja: she who incites or encourages
Kvik: lively, spirited, mare
Kvika: swell of a wave
Kvöldvaka: late evening before bedtime, evening entertainment
Kvörn: mill
Kylfa: club
Kylja: cold wind
Kyppa: daughter of Grýla
Kæla: chill
Kæna: small boat
Kæpa: female seal
Kæti: meriment
L

Láðvörður: king
Lagsi: friend, companion
Laki: patch, name of volcano
Láki: shark
Landfari: tramp, hobo
Landi: Icelander in a foreign country
Langförli: travelled far
Landleggur: son of Grýla
Láni: son of Grýla
Lappi: horse with sock
Laski: wedge
Latur: lazy
Laufi: sword
Laukur: onion
Laxi: companion, little guy
Leiðingur: leader
Leiftri: sparkling, flash
Leiftur: flash
Leifur: man's name
Leikari: actor, player
Leiknir: skillful, supple
Leikur: playful, lively
Leiri: clay-colored horse, palomino
Leiringur: clay
Leisti: horse with sock
Leistur: horse with sock
Leó: man's name
Leppur: son of Grýla
Léttféti: light footed
Léttir: light footed
Lifri: brother
Linda-Skjóni: Lindi's pinto
Lindi: diminution of Erlendur
Listi: edge, railing
Litfari: horse that changes color with the seasons
Litli: little
Litli-Brúnn: little brown horse
Litur: colour
Ljómi: radiance
Ljóri: dormer window
Ljósbleikur: light dun
Ljósblesi: palomino with blaze
Ljósgrár: grey palomino
Ljósi: the light one
Ljósarpur: light bay
Ljóskollur: light forelock
Ljóskur: golden palomino
Ljósnasi: palomino with mealy muzzle
Ljósvaki: that time period in which there is light
Ljósvængur: wings of light
Ljótur: the ugly one
Ljúflingur: favourite, elf
Ljúfur: friendly, kind
Loði: womanizer
Loðinn: shaggy, long haired
Loðungur: name of Óðinn
Lögur: liquid, water
Loftsteinn: meteorite
Loftur: name for Loki
Logi: light, flame
Loki: brother of Óðinn, god of deceit (Loke)
Lómur: Red Throated Diver (bird)
Lóngant: horse of Áki
Lubbi: long shaggy hair
Lullari: piggy-pacer
Lundi: puffin, black and white pinto
Lungur: horse's name
Lurfur: misery
Lurgur: hairbrush
Lurkur: truncheon, stubborn horse
Lútur: one of the Icelandic Christmas Lads
Lykill: key, solution
Lyrgur: forelock
Lýsingur: light horse, palomino
Lýsir: proclaimer
Lýtir: mythological name

 

Láfa: bird, plover
Lágfóta: fox
Lamba: mare that kicks
Langbrók: high-legged mare
Langlilja: long and lean animal
Laufa: aborned with leaves
Laufey: mother of Loki, the god of fire
Lauga: nickname for Sigurlaug and other names that end with -laug
Leiðitöm: pliable, halter-trained
Leikn: troll-woman
Leikna: the skilled or cunning one
Leira: name for a palomino mare
Leirvör: troll-woman
Leista: name for a mare with small white socks
Léna: icelandic pack-saddle
Lend: differently colored croup
Lengja: name for a long mare
Leppa: fox
Leppatuska: daughter of Grýla
Léttbrún: of cheerful expression
Léttfeta: willing and controllable mare
Leysing: thawing; release
Líf: life good name for a broodmare
Lifra: sister
Líkn: mercy, charity
Lilla: nickname for a little girl
Lilja: lily
Limbra: limerick (poetic form)
Lína: a goddess
Lind: name for a mare with dorsal stripe
Linda: name for a mare with dorsal stripe
Líneik: poetic name for a woman
Lipurtá: light feet, 'twinkle-toes'
Lísa: short version of Elísabet (Elizabeth)
List: art, skill
Litbrá: roan mare
Litfara: roan mare
Litfríð: beautiful coloring, complexion
Litlatá: little toe
Ljóma: ray
Ljónslöpp: alpine lady's mantle, plant
Ljósadís: goddess of light
Ljósaskjóna: palomino pinto
Ljósbleik: pale red or yellow dun
Ljósblesa: palomino with blaze
Ljósbrá: pale around the eyes and brow
Ljósfara: she who travels in the light
Ljóska: light colored mare
Ljóskolla: pale colored head
Ljóstá: pale colored hooves or legs
Ljúf: gentle
Ljúfa: the gentle one
Lóa: bird, plover
Lobba: female eagle
Loðbrók: King Ragnar's nickname
Lodda: female eagle
Loðna: hairy
Loðsa: female eagle
Lofn: mild and responsive
Loka: latch, bolt
Lokka: mare with a eye catching forelock
Lokkadís: enchanting goddess
Lómvía: guillemot
Loppa: paw, hand
Lóra: tiny thing; coward
Lótitja: hack
Lubba: female version of the word lubbi, an unruly tangle of hair
Lúða: halibut, giantess
Luðra: lump, unevenness
Lúfa: shabby person
Lúka: palm of the hand
Lukka: happiness, luck
Luma: big hand
Lumbra: wretchedness
Lumma: paw, hand
Lúpa: giantess
Lúra: plaice
Lúsía: foreign, of latin origin
Lúta: giantess; lute
Lyfting: elevation
Lýja: shaggy forelock
Lykkja: loop, knitting stitch, knot
Lymska: craft, deceptiveness
Lypja: shaggy animal
Lyppa: Icelandic wool
Lýsa: brightness, shining
Lýsi: brightness
Lyskra: wisp of white hair
Læða: fog; female cat or fox
Læfa: silly person
Læna: brook, stream
Læpa: wretcjedmess; weak or spiritless, animal
Læva: plover
Löðurbikkja: hack
Lögg: dregs
Lön: hayrick
Löpp: paw, hand
Löt: name of a lazy or slow horse
Lötra: she who ambles along
M
Magni: strong, powerful
Magnús: man's name
Málfeti: horse's name
Málmfeti: shod horse
Mánaskin: moonlight
Mani: impressive mane
Máni: moon
Már: seagull, man's name
Maríus: man's name
Markús: man's name
Mars: Roman god
Mási: seagull
Matti: diminution of Matthias
Máttur: power, strength
Mávur: seagull
Mélnir: old name for a horse
Merkúr: Roman god
Mestur: the greatest
Miðill: agent, mediator
Miðlungur: mediocre
Mikjáll: Michael
Mimir: the giant of wisdom
Mjóblesi: thin blaze
Mjölnir: Thor's hammer
Mjónasi: small nostrils
Móáli: blue dun
Móalingur: blue dun with dorsal stripe
Móblesi: dun with blaze
Móðar: a half-giant
Móði: son of Thor
Mói: diminution of Moses
Mokkur: horse's name
Mókollur: ghost's name
Moldi: earth coloured
Moldskjóni: earth coloured pinto
Mónasi: earth coloured horse with mealy mouth
Monsi: little trout
Mór: heath
Móraudur: light bay
Morgunn: morning
Morgunroði: morning red, dawn
Mori: peat coloured (red-brown)
Mósart: Mozart
Mósi: grey-brown horse
Móskjóni: grey-brown pinto
Muggur: dark horse
Múli: mouth of a horse
Mulinn: old name for the moon
Mundilfari: father of the moon and the sun
Mundill: name for the sea king
Muni: understanding
Muninn: a raven of Óðinn
Munkur: monk
Muskur: mist, drizzle
Múskur: mouse grey
Mýlnir: horse's name
Myrkur: darkness
Myrkvi: darkness
Mýsingur: king of the sea
Mökkur: dust cloud, smoke
Mökkvi: darkness, dark cloud
Mörður: marten
Möttull: cape (pinto)
Magga: diminution of Margrét
Maja: diminution of María
Makráð: lazy
Málmfeta: shod mare
Mána: moon-shaped star
Mánadís: moon goddess
Maney: woman's name
Mardöll: name of Freyja
Margerður: troll woman
Marþöll: a conifer tree
Melasól: mountain poppy
Melkorka: name from the sagas, princess from Ireland
Melódía: melody
Menglöð: rare woman's name
Menja: slave of King Fróði
Merja: medium sized flounder
Metta: woman's name
Meyja: girl, virgin
Meyla: little girl
Miðgrána: medium grey
Míla: mile
Milljón: a million
Minning: memory
Miska: mist, darkness
Mist: maiden, a Valkyrie
Mjaðveig: queen from a fairy-tale
Mjallhvít: snowhite
Mjöll: newly fallen snow
Móa: curlew, dark bay horse
Móblesa: dark bay with blaze
Móbrún: dark dun
Móbrúnka: dark bay
Móða: mist, dark weather
Móeiður: rare woman's name
Móna: mother
Mósa: grey brown mare
Móska: grey brown mare
Móskjóna: grey brown pinto
Mósta: mist, fog
Móstjarna: grey brown with star
Mukka: daugher of Grýla
Mús: mouse
Músa: mouse grey
Múska: mouse grey
Muska: mist
Mússa: pet name
Mygla: grey horse
Mýra: loves the swamps
Myrja: small, miserable animal
Myrkva: dark
Mysa: cloud
Mýsla: little mouse
Mæja: diminution of Maria
Mæna: bottle of wine
Mær: young girl
Mæra: sweets
Mærð: mild weather
Mæva: seagull
Mön: mane
Mörk: dark
Mörn: troll woman
Mörtu-Brúnka: brown horse owned by Marta
N
Naddur: tip, spear
Naður: snake
Nafar: borer, drill
Naggur: strong little lad, little sharp stone
Naglfari: mythological ship of the dead
Nagli: nail
Narfi: skinny
Nasi: horse with snip
Naskur: sneaky, dexterous
Natan: man's name
Náttfari: night owl, one who travels by night
Nátthrafn: nighthawk
Nátttröll: night-troll
Náttur: night
Naut: bull
Nebbi: mouth
Neisti: spark
Nennir: ghost horse
Neri: miser
Nertill: fire
Nesi: from a peninsula
Níðhöggur: dragon
Niðhöttur: dark hat, cape, hood
Niði: dark one, a dwarf
Nístingur: cold wind
Njáll: man's name
Njörður: a god
Nói: Noah
Nonni: diminution of Jón
Norðri: from the north
Nótti: loves the night
Nubbur: stump, fatso
Númi: horse's name
Núpur: steep mountain, peak
Nykur: horse creature, lives in lakes, grey horse
Næðingur: cold wind
Næfill: name of the sea king
Nökkvi: stone boat of the giants

Náð: mercy
Nál: needle, name for Laufey
Nanna: Baldur's wife
Nasa: horse with white snip
Náttdís: goddess of the night
Náttfreyja: dominant at night
Náttrún: secret of the night
Nauma: troll woman
Neista: spark
Nesta: needle, amulet
Nett: peaceful, pretty
Nift: niece, Valkyrie
Nína: short for Jónína
Nípa: daughter of Grýla
Nist: Valkyrie
Njóla: night
Nótt: night
Núfa: mountain top
Nunna: nun
Nútíð: present time
Nýpa: cliff
Næpa: cold gust
Nös: nose, snip

 

O
Óðinn: Germanic god
Óðrerir: kettle, pot
Óðrörir: kettle, pot
Óður: irate, Freya's spouse
Oddi: man's name
Oddur: spear, point
Ófeigur: survivor
Ófnir: a dragon
Ófótan: a giant
Ókólnir: place's name
Ólafur: man's name
Óli: diminution for Olafur
Olli: diminution for Olafur
Ómi: name for Óðinn
Ómur: name for Óðinn, pretty sound, tune
Órator: speaker
Óri: a dwarf
Ormur: worm, snake
Órnir: a dragon
Orri: blackcock
Ósi: horse's name
Osk: wish
Óskar: man's name
Óskasteinn: wishstone
Óspakur: unsettled
Ótrauður: undaunt, quick
Óttar: man's name
Otur: otter

Óða: great-grandmother
Óðabrúnka: crazy bay mare
Odda: point
Oddfjörg: woman's name
Oddrún: woman's name
Ófelia: woman's name
Ógn: fright, horror
Ólína: woman's name
Orka: power, engergy
Ósk: wish, desire
Óskadís: wish fairy
Otra: energetic, woman's name
Ótrú: fraud
Otta: woman's name
Ótta: three o'clock in the morning

P
Pá: peacock
Páfi: pope
Páll: man's name (Paul)
Palli: diminution of Páll
Pálmi: palm tree, man's name
Patti: little boy
Pattur: little boy
Paufi: slowpoke, dullard
Pegasus: winged horse in Greek mythology
Peli: flask, wedge
Peningur: money
Penni: pen
Pési: diminution of Pýtur
Pétur: man's name
Peyi: small boy
Piltur: boy
Pinni: lad
Pipar: pepper
Plúton: Greek god
Poki: son of Grýla
Prati: uncooperative horse
Prettur: trick, deception
Prímus: the first
Prins: prince
Prúður: dressed up, beautiful, polite
Punktur: period (symbol), little star
Purkur: miser
Putti: small horse
Pútur: son of Grýla
Pýtur: man's name (Peter)

Padda: small, bug
Pálína: woman's name (Pauline)
Pálma: palm
Pandra: racoon
Pekra: misery
Pen: cute
Pera: pear
Perla: pearl
Perta: old word for mare
Pía: woman's name
Píla: arrow
Pjása: weak filly
Pólstjarna: north star
Prinsessa: princess
Prúð: beautiful, elegant
Prýði: beauty
Pukra: mystery-monger, hiding-place
Pyngja: purse

R

Raðvaldur: wise man
Rafn: raven, man's name
Raggi: pet name for Ragnar
Ragnar: man's name
Rakni: king of the sea
Randver: man's name
Rasmus: man's name
Rauðblesi: red with blaze
Rauðdreki: red dragon
Rauðgrani: red beard
Rauðhöfði: vicious in a fairy tale, red head
Rauðinúpur: red peak
Rauðnasi: chestnut with snip
Rauðskjóni: red pinto
Rauðsokki: chestnut with socks
Rauðstjarni: chestnut with star
Rauður: chestnut
Rauðvængur: red with "wings" (pinto)
Raumur: tall horse
Reddi: red horse
Reginn: name of a dwarf
Regnbogi: rainbow
Reiðartýr: thunder king (Thor)
Reifnir: name of the sea king
Reifur: lively, glad
Reimar: horse's name
Reimir: name of a dragon
Rektór: rector
Reyður: whale
Reykjabrúnn: brown horse from Reykir farm
Reykur: smoke
Reynir: man's name, warrior
Reyr: man's name
Riddari: knight
Rígur: stiff, rigid
Risi: giant
Rispa: horse's name
Rjúkandi: rushing speed
Roði: red colour
Róði: name of the sea king
Rógnir: name for Óðinn
Rosi: bad and harsh weather
Rosti: arrogant person
Rúbín: ruby
Rúnar: man's name
Runólfur: man's name
Rútur: man's name
Röðull: sun, the red one
Rögnvaldur: man's name
Rökkvi: dark
Röskur: quick, energetic

Rá: hind (female deer)
Rafhlaða: battery
Rák: stripe, eel
Rakel: woman's name (Rachel)
Rán: sea goddess
Randalín: woman (poetic)
Rannveig: woman's name
Rás: spurt, run
Rásfim: sprinter
Rauð: red horse
Rauðblesa: chestnut with a blaze
Rauðgrána: reddish grey
Rauðhetta: Little Red Riding Hood
Rauðhöfða: red headed
Rauðka: red horse
Rauðkolla: red head or forelock
Rauðnasa: red with snip
Rauðskjóna: red pinto
Rauðsokka: chestnut with light-coloured legs
Rauðstjarna: chestnut with star
Raun: experience
Raunvör: learning from experience
Rausn: generosity
Rebekka: biblical name
Refja: trap
Reikistjarna: planet
Reisn: dignity
Rekja: moisture
Rella: restlessness
Remba: arrogance, pride
Rikka: diminution of Friðrikka
Ríma: ballad
Rimba: storm, mare
Rimma: fighter
Rimmugýgur: battle-witch, Skarphéðinn's axe
Rindur: mother of Vála Óðinsson, who belongs to the Asae
Rípa: troll woman
Risna: hospitality, invitation
Rispa: scratch
Rita: three-toed gull (grey horse)
Rjúpa: snow grouse
Ró: quietness, peace
Róða: wooden cross
Roðadís: dawn goddess
Roka: squall, storm
Róma: fight
Rós: rose
Rósa: rose
Rósta: fight
Róta: Valkyrie
Rún: rune, secret
Runa: verse, litany
Rúna: confidante
Rut: woman's name (Ruth)
Rúta: troll woman
Rysja: rainstorm
Ræna: energy
Rögg: power, initiative
Röng: wrong, crooked
Rösk: energetic
Röst: whirlpool
S
Safír: sapphire
Sakarías: man's name (Zachary)
Sálmur: psalm
Salómon: biblical king
Samhugur: sympathetic
Samson: biblical man's name
Sámur: dark colour
Sáttur: in agreement, reconciled
Sauðungur: name of Óðinn
Segull: magnet
Seifur: Zeus
Selur: seal (animal)
Sendlingur: sandpiper (bird)
Serkur: shirt, smock
Siðförli: one who travels late
Sigauni: gipsy
Sigðir: name for Óðinn
Sigfaðir: father of victory
Siggi: short for Sigmunður
Sighvatur: man's name
Sigtýr: god of victory
Sigurboði: herald of victory
Sigurður: man's name
Sigursæll: winner
Sigvaldi: man's name
Sikill: seal (on a document)
Siklingur: king
Silfri: silver plated
Silfurfaxi: silver mane
Silfurmani: silver mane
Silfurtoppur: silver forelock
Silkitoppur: silk forelock
Sillu-Blakkur: black horse from Silla-farm
Silungur: trout
Simlir: a giant
Sindri: sparkling, dwarf's name
Sinfjötli: old man's name
Sinfjöttli: son of Sigmund
Sirkill: circle
Sírnir: a giant
Sjóli: king, duke
Sjór: sea
Skafti: man's name
Skagfjörð: surname
Skagi: peninsula
Skakkur: crooked, uneven
Skálkur: rascal
Skallagrímur: man's name
Skálmar: making wide steps
Skálmi: old nickname
Skári: young seagull
Skati: generous man
Skáti: boy scout
Skeggi: with a beard
Skeggur: beard
Skeiðfaxi: pacing horse with impressing mane
Skelfir: fertile
Skelkingur: sword
Skelkur: horror, fright
Skelmir: rascal, prankster
Skemill: stool
Skemmingur: horse's name
Skenkur: present, gift
Skerðingur: sword, man's name
Skerpingur: refreshment
Skildingur: coin
Skilfingur: name for Óðinn
Skilfinnur: name for Óðinn
Skilir: understanding
Skinfaxi: shining mane
Skiptingur: colour changer (roan)
Skírnir: Freyr's servant and messenger
Skjálgur: name for the moon
Skjanni: shining, with white forehead
Skjómi: shining, bright
Skjóni: pinto
Skjöldur: shield
Skjór: magpie
Skörungur: brave, intrepid
Skolgrár: dirty grey
Skolli: devil
Skór: shoe
Skorir: a giant
Skorri: a giant
Skotti: white horse with dark tail, ghost
Skrámur: name for the moon
Skratti: devil
Skrauti: decorated
Skriðfinnur: a dwarf
Skriður: the fast one
Skrímir: a giant
Skîmir: a giant
Skrúður: beautifully black and white coloured
Skruggur: thunder
Skrumari: show-off
Skrýmir: invulnerable
Skröggur: boogie man, old man
Skúfur: horse's name
Skuggabaldur: pest, vicious ghost
Skuggablakkur: black like a shadow
Skuggi: shadow, dark horse
Skúli: man's name
Skúmur: species of gull
Skundi: speed
Skussi: good-for-nothing
Skúti: little cave
Ský: cloud
Skýfaxi: cloud mane
Skyggi: shadow
Skyggnir: cloud horse, very fast horse
Sleipnir: Óðinn's eight-legged horse
Slembir: short rain shower
Slungnir: the horse of King Aðil
Slöngvir: distributor
Smári: white clover
Smellur: bang
Smyrill: dwarf falcon
Snafs: schnapps
Snapi: beggar
Snarfari: travelling fast
Snarfaxi: lively horse with impressive mane
Snepill: patch, snip
Snerill: door knob
Snerpir: energetic, powerful
Snerrir: quarrelsome person
Snigill: snail
Sníkir: parasite, sponger
Snillingur: master, virtuoso
Snjall: clever, skillful
Snoðvís: a giant
Snöggur: the fast one
Snoppi: mouth
Snorri: man's name
Snotri: beautiful, smart horse
Snotur: clever and beautiful
Snúður: advantage, arrogance
Snæfaxi: snow mane
Snækollur: snow pol
Snær: snow
Snævar: name from the sagas
Sóði: messy
Sokki: horse with high sock, stocking
Sokkur: sock
Sólargeisli: ray of sunlight
Sólbakur: sun-back
Sóldan: Sultan
Sólfari: one who travels with sunlight
Sólfaxi: golden mane
Sólon: man's name
Sómi: honor
Sorti: blackness
Sóti: dark red with black hairs in mane and tail
Spakur: calm, wise
Spani: fast, quick
Spegill: mirror
Spilandi: playful
Spólíant: horse's name
Sporður: tail, fishtail
Spori: pathfinder, light-footed
Sprengur: gallopping, fast
Sprettur: running gallop
Sprógur: runner
Sproti: sprout
Sprækur: lively, energetic
Stakur: unique, outstanding
Starkaður: man's name
Stari: starling
Stebbi: diminution of Stefán
Stefnir: mythical amulet
Steggur: bird
Steinar: man's name
Steingráni: stone grey
Steingrîmur: man's name
Steinn: stone, dark dapple
Steinþór: man's name
Stígandi: legendary ship, hiker
Stillir: a king
Stirnir: shining
Stjarni: star
Stjörnufákur: riding horse with star
Stjörnugnýr: star, heading forward
Stjörnujarpur: brown horse with star
Stólpi: column, pillar
Stoltur: pride
Stormsson: son of the storm
Stormur: storm
Stórólfur: man's name
Stórstjarni: tall horse with star
Strákur: boy
Straumur: tides, stream, current
Stúfur: the short one
Sturla: man's name
Styggur: the shy one
Stökkull: galopping horse
Stökkvari: jumping horse
Suðri: a dwarf
Sumardagur: summerday
Sunni: horse from southern Iceland
Surtur: fire giant, black horse
Suttungur: a giant
Svaði: a giant
Svaðilfari: magical horse of a giant
Sváfnir: name for Óðinn
Svaki: violent person
Svali: coolness, coldness
Svalinn: shield in front of the sun
Svallari: wild guy
Svalur: cold
Svanur: swan
Svarri: boss
Svartbakur: great black-backed gull
Svartblesi: black with blaze
Svartfaxi: black mane
Svarthöfði: black head, also: Darth Vader from Star Wars
Svarti-Gráni: black-grey
Svartskjóni: black pinto
Svartur: black horse
Svásuður: the mild one, father of the summer
Svegðir: king
Sveggjuður: horse
Sveiði: name for the sea king
Sveiður: ox, bullock
Sveigðir: name for Óðinn
Sveigir: old man's name
Sveipuður: old name for horse
Sveipur: curly hair
Svelgur: eating and drinking a lot
Sverrir: enemy
Svertingur: black horse
Sviðar: name for Óðinn
Sviðgrímmur: horse
Sviður: name for Óðinn
Svipall: unfaithful, unreliable
Svipdagur: a grandson of Óðinn
Svipdapur: sad face
Svipuður: horse
Svipur: squall
Svölnir: name for Óðinn
Svörður: scalp
Svörfuður: broom
Sæfaxi: mane like the spray of a wave
Sæmingur: dark horse
Sævar: seaman, viking
Sölgi: dark
Sölvi: pale
Sörli: famous horse from a poem
Sörvi: name for the sea king

Saga: saga, story
Salka: woman's name
Salvör: woman's name
Sandra: woman's name
Sara: woman's name
Sáta: pile of hay
Sefa: troll woman
Sekúnda: second (unit of time)
Selja: sallow
Sending: sending
Sessa: seat, armchair
Sibba: woman's name
Síða: side
Sif: Thor's wife
Sifa: troll woman who has become a rock
Sigð: sickle
Signý: daughter of King Sumbel
Sigrún: Valkyrie
Sigurdrifa: Valkyrie
Sigyn: Loki's wife
Silfra: silvery
Silfrún: woman from a fairy-tale
Silfurkolla: silver forelock
Silfurtá: silver hoof
Silfurtoppa: silver forelock
Silja: woman's name
Silkisif: Örvar-Oddur's wife
Simul: reindeer, troll woman
Sinna: thought, attention
Sinmara: troll woman
Sívör: troll woman
Sjöfn: goddess of love
Skaði: giant girl
Skál: cheers
Skálm: weapon, short sword
Skata: ray (fish)
Skeggja: axe, with a beard
Skegla: virgin, gull
Skeifa: horseshoe
Skeila: coward
Skekkja: discrepancy, fault
Skella: wild girl, spot
Skerpa: energetic, sharpen
Skerpla: second month of summer
Skessa: troll-woman, giant
Skikkja: cloak, cape
Skila: understanding
Skíma: weak light
Skinna: fur
Skippa: pet name
Skjáfa: axe
Skjálf: name for Freyja
Skjóðá: bag, daughter of Grýla
Skjóna: pinto
Skodda: rain, fog
Skorpa: cold snow storm
Skotta: tail and croup in a different colour, ghost
Skráma: old woman, axe
Skrauta: adorable, fancy mare, gem
Skriða: avalanche
Skroppa: a witch
Skrudda: old book
Skrugga: thunder
Skrukka: troll woman
Skrumpa: roan
Skræfa: coward
Skúfa: differently coloured forelock
Skúffa: drawer
Skupla: headgear, scarf
Skýfaxa: cloud-mane
Skýla: scarf, veil
Skyssa: mistake
Skæra: fight
Skör: edge
Skörung: energetic, active
Slábrók: cape, coat
Slaufa: bow, loop
Sleggja: heavy hammer, daughter of Grýla
Sleita: quarrel
Slemba: short rain shower
Sletta: small spot, blot, splash
Slydda: sleet
Slyðra: weak animal
Slödd: tall animal
Smáhildur: small Valkyrie
Smáka: small horse
Snara: fast mare
Snása: muzzle, snout
Snegða: axe
Snekkja: yacht
Snerpa: energy, diligence
Snerra: fight
Snerting: touch
Snjóhvít: white as snow
Snjóka: snow
Snjóflygsa: snowflake
Snjókorn: snowflake
Snoppa: nose, snip
Snót: pretty girl
Snotra: pretty
Snugg: snort
Snugga: snowfall
Snúra: cord, string
Snædís: goddess of snow
Snæfaxa: snow mane
Snæhvít: snowhite
Snækolla: white forelock or head
Snælda: spindle
Snöp: beggar-woman
Snör: the quick one, daughter-in-law
Snörp: healthy, strong, lively
Snös: stone-nose, with a snip or small blaze
Soffía: woman's name
Sokka: with socks
Sokkadís: goddess with socks
Sókn: progress, attack
Sól: sun
Sóla: sunny
Sólbjört: bright as the sun
Sóley: buttercup (palomino), sun-eye
Sólfaxa: sun-mane
Sólhvít: sun-white
Sólmyrkva: eclipse of the sun
Sónata: sonata
Sorta: black
Sóta: dark red
Sóturauðka: liver chestnut
Spá: prophecy
Spenna: expectancy, anticipation
Spes: name from the sagas
Spóla: spool, reel
Spraka: halibut
Spurning: question
Spyrna: kick
Spyrning: opponent
Spætla: woodpecker
Spök: tame, quiet, wise
Staðreynd: fact, reality
Stalla: lover, confidante
Stássa: dashing, fancy mare
Staura: slow, stiff
Stedda: mare
Steinka: stone grey
Steinunn: woman's name
Stella: star
Stelpa: girl
Stína: woman's name
Stînu-Jörp: the brown horse of Stína
Stirtla: fishtail, tail in a different colour
Stjarna: star
Stjörnu-Jörp: bay mare with star
Stjörnudís: goddess of the stars
Stjörnuglóð: glow of the stars
Stjörnunótt: starry night
Stóra-Bleik: big dun
Stórár-Bleik: dun from Stórá farm
Stórráð: ambitious
Strympa: daughter of Grýla
Stúfa: small mare
Stúlka: girl
Stund: hour, time
Stutt: short
Stuttblesa: short blaze
Stuttbrók: short legs
Stygg: shy
Styrja: fight
Sudda: rain shower
Súla: northern gannet (bird)
Sunna: sun
Surtla: black mare, troll-woman
Sváfa: swallow (bird)
Svala: swallow (bird)
Svalbrá: swallow (bird)
Svalvör: swallow (bird)
Svana: woman's name, derived from svanur (swan)
Svandís: swan
Svanhvít: swan-white
Svarta: black
Svartafrúin: lady in black
Svartblesa: black with blaze
Svartfaxa: black mane
Svartkúfa: black head
Svartskjóna: black with blaze
Svartsokka: black with socks
Svarttoppa: black forelock
Svás: kind, warm
Svava: Valkyrie
Sveðja: big knife, axe
Sveið: Valkyrie
Sveina: woman's name
Sverta: name for a black mare
Svertla: black
Svipa: running fast, whip
Svipul: Valkyrie
Svipvís: perfidious
Sværa: mother-in-law (of a woman)
Svört: black
Sylgja: needle, pin, brooch
Sýn: view, sight
Synd: crime, sin
Sýr: sow
Syrpa: giant woman
Sædís: goddess of the sea
Sæfaxa: sea-mane
Sægola: seabreeze
Sæta: sweet one
Sætt: agreement, conciliation
Söðulkolla: head and back distinctively coloured
Sögn: group of people

T

Tamin: the tamed one
Tandri: fire (poetic)
Tanni: branch, person with prominent teeth
Tappi: the little one
Teigur: piece of land
Teitur: cheerful, glad
Tékki: Czech
Teningur: cube, die
Tenór: tenor (singer)
Tífill: son of Grýla
Tígull: diamonds (playing cards)
Tilberi: ghost
Tindur: peak
Tinni: black like a firestone
Titlingur: sparrow
Tjaldari: old word for a tolting horse
Tjaldur: magpie (bird)
Tjörvi: man's name
Tobbi: pet name
Tolli: pet name
Tónn: tone, sound
Topar: tolting horse
Toppur: forelock in contrasting colour
Torfi: peat, man's name
Tossi: unintellegent, dense
Tóti: pet name for Þórarinn
Trafali: handicap
Tralli: reckless
Trandill: old man's name
Trantur: mouth
Trausti: strong, reliable
Traustur: reliable horse
Tremill: devil
Trítill: whipped snapper, spinning top
Tróstan: horse's name
Tryggur: trusty, faithful
Tryggvi: loyal, faithful
Tryllingur: fieriness
Trölli: big horse
Tumi: man's name
Tútur: son of Grýla
Tveggi: name for Óðinn
Tvífari: double, horse that changes color
Tvíserkur: horse that changes color
Tvistur: two stars
Týr: god of war
Tyrfingur: sword

Tá: toe
Táta: little girl
Tálga: whittle
Táta: little girl
Teista: black guillemot (bird)
Teyta: muzzle
Tign: dignity
Tildra: girl who likes to dress up
Tilviljun: chance, accident
Tina: tin pot
Tindra: glowing, shining
Tindabikkja: ray (fish), old mare
Tinna: flintstone
Tinta: tin jug
Típa: daughter of Grýla
Tippa: woman's name
Tíra: weak light
Tirja: rag
Titja: small and weak animal
Títla: mouse
Tjálga: small branch
Tóa: fox
Tofa: lazy
Tófa: fox
Toppa: impressing forelock
Torta: ponytail
Trana: crane (bird)
Trauð: laziness, listlessness
Trippa: foal
Trína: monster, name of Grýla
Trítla: small wave
Trjóna: mouth and nostrils
Tromma: drum
Tronta: small hill
Trú: trust
Trygg: faith
Trönubeina: woman's name
Tuva: weakling
Tvíkjóla: two coats (roan horse)
Tvíserkja: two shirts (roan horse)
Tvista: horse with star and snip
Tvístjarna: two stars
Týja: mare
Týra: weak light
Tyrfa: weak animal
Tyrta: shy animal
Tytja: small and miserable horse
Tæfa: female fox
Tæja: daughter of Grýla
Tögld: troll woman
Tölta: tolting horse
Tönn: tooth
U
Úði: spray, drizzle
Uggi: fear, anxiety
Úlfur: man's name, wolf
Ullinn: woolen, Sif's son
Ullur: name for Ullinn
Úlrik: man's name
Undri: astounding, peculiar
Ungi: boy
Uni: a dwarf
Úranus: a planet
Úrban: man's name
Utlagi: outlaw
Úa: short for Úrsúla
Úð: wave
Úfa: feud, discord
Ugla: owl
Umbun: wages, payment
Una: girl's name
Undurfurða: laughter
Unnur: wave
Unnusta: lover, confidante
Unun: pleasure, happiness
Úrsvöl: cold and wet
Urta: female seal
V
Vaði: old man's name
Vafi: insecurity
Vagl: dwarf
Vakri-Skjóni: pacing pinto
Vakur: horse of the morning
Vákur: falcon
Valdimar: man's name
Valentínus: man's name
Valföðr: name of Óðinn
Valhrímnir: helmet
Váli: son of Óðinn
Vallari: traveller, pilgrim
Valnir: sword
Valtýr: name for Óðinn
Valur: falcon
Vandi: proposal
Vandill: sword
Vandstyggur: terrified by the whip
Vargur: wolf
Varinn: old man's name
Varmi: warmth
Vaskur: brave, active, hardy
Vásuður: father of Vindljóni
Veður: horse
Vegbjartur: horse
Vegdrasill: a dwarf
Vegdraupnir: horse
Végeir: man's name
Veruleiki: reality
Vestri: a dwarf
Vetur: winter
Veturliði: bear
Víðar: son of Óðinn
Viðauki: addition
Víðbláinn: sky, wide blue
Viddi: a giant
Víðfeðmir: sky
Víðförli: traveller
Víðir: sea (poetic)
Viðrir: name for Óðinn
Viður: name for Óðinn
Vífill: old man's name
Vígblær: Helgi's horse
Vigg: old word for horse
Viggi: ox, bullock
Vígglitnir: old word for horse
Viggó: horse
Víggur: horse
Víglundur: man's name
Vignir: giant
Víkingur: viking
Víli: brother of Óðinn
Vilji: willingness, longing, goal
Villingur: untamed, wild horse
Vilmundur: man's name
Vilnir: bear
Vilskarpur: bear
Vindill: a giant
Vindljóni: father of the winter
Vindstjarni: silver dapple with star
Vindsvalur: father of the wind
Vindur: wind, horse with silver mane
Vingþor: Thor
Vingskornir: horse of the Valkyrie Sigurdrífa
Vingull: shy young horse
Vingur: old word for horse
Vinnil: name for the sea king
Vinur: friend
Vípar: a giant
Virfill: old word for horse
Virfir: dwarf
Vitnir: wolf
Vitringur: wise man
Vítus: man's name
Vopni: weapon
Vordagur: spring day
Vægir: the sea (dark)
Vængskjóni: winged pinto
Vængur: wings (pinto)
Vöggur: old and rare man's name
Völsi: a dwarf
Völsungur: old and rare man's name
Völur: magic wand
Völustallur: son of Grýla
Vöttur: gloves

Vagna: whale
Vaka: watch, guard
Vakning: awakening
Vala: clairvoyant
Valborg: woman's name
Valbrá: birthmark
Valdís: woman's name
Valgerður: woman's name
Valgrá: light grey
Valka: pet name
Valkyrja: Valkyrie
Valsa: roaming about
Valva: clairvoyant, fortune-teller
Vanadís: a name of Freyja
Vár: goddess
Vargynja: female wolf
Varpa: throw
Varúð: care
Veiga: woman's name
Veila: fault, defect
Veima: weakling, coward
Velgja: warmth
Vemma: fox
Vepja: peewit
Veski: hairy mare
Viðbót: addition, extra
Viðja: pasture, meadow
Víf: woman, wife
Vígglöð: axe
Vilja: willing
Viljabrunka: willing bay
Vík: bay, inlet
Vin: rich pasture, oasis
Vina: friend
Vinda: horse with silver mane
Vindstjarna: silver dapple with star
Vindsvöl: cold wind
Vinka: friend
Vinkona: friend
Vinsa: friend
Viska: knowledge, wisdom
Vísla: weazle
Visna: virgin
Vissa: certitude, assurance
Vitra: reason
Vofa: ghost
Von: hope, anticipation
Vorblíða: mild weather in the spring
Vordís: spring goddess
Vorrós: spring flower
Vægð: mercy
Væna: darling
Vængskjóna: pinto with "wings"
Vænting: hope, expectation
Væring: scale
Vögn: whale
Völsavilla: magical mist
Völva: prophet, sorceress
Vör: vow, wise goddess

Y

Yfirgángur: violence, injustice
Yggur: name for Óðinn
Ylur: friendly, warm
Ymsi: a giant
Yngri: junior
Yngvi: man's name
Yrðlingur: young fox
Ýri: dark horse with light spots
Ýringur: dark horse with light spots

Yldís: warming goddess
Ylfa: wolf, wartime
Ylgja: unrest, trouble
Ylgur: wolf, wartime
Yma: giant, troll woman
Yngri-Grána: younger-grey
Ýpa: troll woman
Ýra: drizzle
Yrja: drizzle, snow shower
Yrpa: troll woman
Yrsa: giant, old woman's name
Ýsa: haddock
Ysja: troll woman
Þ (Th)
Þegn: old word for horse
Þengill: king (poetic)
Þeyr: thaw, mild temperatures
Þiklingur: a giant
Þjálfi: farmer's boy
Þjálmi: old and rare man's name
Þjassi: giant
Þjótur: wind
Þófi: saddle pad
Þokki: comfortable disposition
Þór: god of thunder (Thor)
Þórarinn: man's name
Þorbergur: man's name
Þorbjörn: man's name
Þorgeir: man's name
Þórgnýr: man's name
Þorgrimur: man's name
Þóri: brave horse
Þori: midwinter
Þorkell: man's name
Þorlákur: man's name
Þorleifur: man's name
Þorri: old name for a winter month
Þorskur: codfish, fool
Þorsteinn: thunderstone, man's name
Þorvaldur: man's name
Þótti: haughtiness, pride
Þotubleikur: dark palomino
Þráður: thread, band, rope
Þrái: stubborn
Þráinn: stubborn, man's name
Þrafi: raven
Þrándur: boar
Þrasar: name for Óðinn
Þrasi: man's name
Þriði: name for Óðinn
Þriggi: name for Óðinn
Þristur: three stars
Þrívaldi: name for Óðinn
Þrjótur: crook, bugger
Þrór: boar, name for Óðinn
Þrumugnýr: thunder
Þrymir: fight
Þrymur: giant
Þröstur: thrush (bird)
Þumalingur: Tom Thumb
Þumall: thumb
Þumlungur: thumb
Þundur: name for Óðinn
Þurs: giant
Þýðfari: horse with smooth gaits
Þýður: soft, smooth, in temper and gaits
Þyrill: unsteady person, name of a mountain

Þaga: silence
Þága: earnings
Þausn: noise
Þeista: black guillemot (bird)
Þekla: woman's name
Þella: pine-tree
Þenja: axe
Þerna: maid, arctic tern (bird)
Þexla: hatchet
Þiða: thaw
Þír: slave
Þjóðlöð: hospitality
Þoka: mist, haze, fog
Þokka: beauty, grace
Þokkadís: goddess of beauty
Þota: gust
Þrá: desire, anticipation
Þraut: riddle, puzzle, mystery
Þrenna: threesome, tricoloured
Þreyta: fatigue
Þrima: fight, noise
Þrista: mare with two stars and a snip
Þrístjarna: mare with three stars
Þruður: power
Þruma: thunder
Þrumla: thunder, noise
Þryma: thunder, battle, noise
Þræsa: dispute, conflict
Þræta: quarrel, fight
Þröng: name for Freyja
Þura: arrow
Þveita: axe
Þýða: horse with soft gaits
Þögn: silence
Þöll: pine-tree

 

Æ (Ae)
Æður: eider (bird)
Ægir: god of the sea
Æringi: merry person
Æður: eider duck
Æringa: merry
Æska: youth
Ö (O)
Öðlingur: noble, kind-hearted
Öggur: fish
Öglir: falcon
Ögmundur: man's name
Ögri: challenger
Ölmóður: one who drinks ale
Ölvaldi: a giant
Ölvaldur: rare man's name
Ölviður: old and rare man's name
Ölvir: man's name
Önnungur: slave
Örn: eagle
Örvadrumbur: son of Grýla

Öfund: envy, hatred
Öggva: wave
Öld: era, people
Ölteiti: carousal
Ölværð: hospitality, carousal
Ömbun: payment, wage
Önn: occupation, work
Ör: generous, arrow
Öskubuska: Cinderella
Ösp: asp, poplar


 


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