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Icelandic names for female dogs


Names for Icelandic Sheepdog puppies

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A



Alda

Wave


Aldís

Woman's name


Álfdís

Woman's name


Álfadís

Fairy goddess


Álfgerður

Woman's name


Álfkona

Fairy Godmother


Alhvít

All white


Álka

Species of bird


Áma

Giantess


Ánægja

Happiness


Ára

Aura


Ársól

Morning sun


Aska

Ash as from a fire


Askja

Name of a volcano in Iceland, box


Ása

Woman's name


Assa

Female eagle


Auðna

Fortune, luck


Auður

Woman's name, name from the Sagas


Ausa

Spoon, scoop, ladle


B



Baldursbrá

Camomile


Bára

Wave


Bella

Short for Ísabella


Bessa

Bear


Birna  

Woman's name, she-bear


Birta

Brightness, for light colored animal


Bjalla

Bell, buzzer


Björg

Woman's name, rescue, help, aid


Björk

Woman's name, birch tree


Björt

Woman's name, bright, for light colored animal


Blíða

Tenderness, mildness, gentleness


Blúnda

Lace


Bóla

Pimple


Bolla

Bun


Brana

Name of Giantess, brave woman


Branda

Small trout


Brella

Trick


Brenna

Fire, bonfire


Bringa

Chest


Brúða

Doll


Bryðja

Crunch, Munch


Brynja

Armour, shield, woman's name


Bumba

Gut, bulge, belly


Busla

Splash, paddle


Bylgja

Wave, surge


D



Dagný

Woman's name


Dama

Lady


Demba

Downpour, rain


Dimma

Darkness, dark


Dimmalimm

a Fairytale Princess


Dísa

Woman's name


Drífa

Fall of snow, snow-drift


Doppa

Spot, patch


Dóra

Woman's name


Drafna

Small spot


Drottning

Queen


Dugga

Fishing Boat


Dúlla

Tassel, pretty baby


Dúfa

Dove


Dylgja

Arguments, quarrel


Dögg

Dew


E



Edda

Ancient word meaning great-grandmother, name of a Saga, womans name


Efridís

A higher goddess


Egla

Name of a saga


Eik

Oak


Eisa

Glowing ashes


Eldey

Fire-island


Eldvör

Beware of fire


Elfa

Woman's name, river


Elfur

Woman's name, river


Elsa

Woman's name


Elska

Love, sweetheart, honey, darling


Engilfríð

Beautiful as an angel


Erla

Species of bird (wagtail) , woman's name


Esja

Name of a mountain in Iceland


Espa

Excite, provoke


Etja

Battle, struggle, incite


Eygló

Sun, woman's name


Eva

Woman's name, mother of all nations


Eyja

Island


F



Fannhvít

White as snow


Fála

Troll-woman, axe


Fiðla

Fiddle


Fína

Fine, respectable


Fjalladís

Goddess of the mountains


Fjóla

Woman's name, Violet


Fjöður

Feather


Fluga

Fly


Flækja

Tangle


Fóstra

Nanny, foster-mother


Forsæla

Shade


Fóa

Fox


Frekja

Bossy, demanding, pushiness, importunity


Frekna

Freckle


Freyja

Norse goddess name, Woman's name


Frigg

Norse mythology Odinn's wife


Fríða

Woman's name


Frostrós

Frost rose


Frökk

Brave


Fönn

Snow, snowdrift


G



Gerpla  

From the novel of the same name by Halldór Laxnes, woman’s name

New

Ginna

Entrap, trick


Gjóla

Fresh breeze


Gjóska

Volcanic Ash


Gletta

Practical joke, bitterness


Glíma

Wrestle


Glóra  

Faint Light, glimmer,


Góa

Name of a month in the old Icelandic calendar, late Feb to late March


Gola

Light breeze


Gribba

Bad tempered woman


Gríma

Mask


Grýla

Scary Mother of the Icelandic Santa's


Gula

Yellow


Gullbrá

Name of an ancient woman


Gunnur  

Woman warrior, battle, combat,


Gyðja

Goddess


Gæfa

Good luck, fortune


Gæla

To pet or cuddle


H



Hanna

Woman's name


Harpa

First Month of Summer in old Icelandic calendar, harp, woman’s name


Hekla

Volcano in Iceland


Héla  

Frost, rime


Heiða

Woman's name


Hetja

Hero


Hetta

Hood


Hildur

Woman's name, fight, woman warrior


Hlökk

Woman warrior name


Hnáta

Chubby girl


Hnyðra  

Wad, Chubby girl


Hrafntinna

Black shiny volcanic obsidian, woman's name


Hrefna

Beaked whale, female raven, woman’s name


Hugrökk

Brave, courageous


Huldumær

Fairy lass


Hvít

White


Hæna

Hen, Chicken


Hæra  

Troll-woman's name, gray hair, cloth made of horse hair


I, Í



Iðunn

Goddess, woman’s name


Íma  

 Troll-woman, battle, one who is dark or gray


Ísafold

Term for Iceland, woman’s name


J


New

Jóka

Short from Jórunn, Jóhanna

New

Júní

June

New

Jörð

Earth


K



Katla

Volcano in Iceland, woman’s name


Káta

Cheerful, merry, jolly


Kátína

Jollity, merriment


Keila

Name of a troll woman, Bowling


Kjamma

Jaw, Cheek


Kola

Name for dark colored animals, oil lamp


Kolbrá

Dark countenance, woman's name


Kolbrún

Dark brow, woman's name


Kolgríma

Ancient woman's name indicating dark mask


Kolfinna

Woman’s name, for dark animal


Kolfreyja

Woman’s name, for dark animal


Kólga

Wave, gentle breeze


Kolperla

Dark pearl


Kolrassa Krókríðandi

From an Icelandic folktale


Koltinna

For dark or black animal.


Koltrana  

Black /dark mask or muzzle


Koltrýna

Black /dark mask or muzzle


Kona

Woman, Lady


Kráka

Crow


Kría

Arctic tern

New

Króna

Icelandic coin


Kvika

Turbulence, swell of a wave, lava


Kyssa

Kiss, smooch


Kæpa

Female seal


L



Laufa

Name for a bitch with a light patch back on the neck


Leika

Play


Lilja

Lily, woman's name


Lipurtá

Nimble, light feet, “ twinkle-toes”


Litfríð

Beautiful coloring


Litla

Small


Lína

Woman's name


Lísa

Woman's name


Ljósa

Light coloring


Ljósadís

Goddess of light


Ljóta

Plain, not beautiful


Ljúfa

Sweetie, sweet tempered, the gentle one


Loppa

Foreleg of an animal


Lotta

Woman's name


Lukka

Luck, happiness


Lúra

Doze, Snooze, plaice


M



Mánadís

Moon goddess


Meyja

Maiden, young girl


Mjallhvít

Snow white


Mjöll

Snow


Móna

Short for Mónika, also meaning "mamma" mother


Móra

Liver colored


Mugga

Light snow, mugginess, drizzling mist, sadness, heaviness


Mæða

Sadness, hardship


N



Nanna

Name of Goddess, Woman's name


Nauma  

Troll woman's name

New

Nella

Woman’s name


Nellý

Woman's name of foreign origin


Netta

Woman's name of foreign origin


Njála

Nickname from Njáls Saga


Njóla

Term for night


Norn

Witch,


Nóra

Pet-name for small animal, Woman's name


Nunna

Nun

 

O, Ó



Orða

Medal


Orka

Power, energy


Ólína

Woman's name


Ósk

Wish, desire


Óskadís

Wish fairy


P



Perla

Pearl, woman’s name


Píla

Dart or arrow


Pollý

Woman's name of English origin


Prinsessa

Princess


Prúð

Courteous, quiet, modest


R



Rauðhetta

Little Red Riding Hood


Rimma

Battle, fight


Ríma

Rhyme


Rjúpa

Ptarmigan


Ruska  

The hunting bitch in Þiðreks saga


Röskva

Norse Mythology


Róma  

Battle


Rósa

Rose


Rósta

Battle, Combat


Rún

Runes (ancient alphabet)


Rúna

Woman's name, confidante


S



Saga

Story, historical document, events


Sara

Woman's name


Sessa

Cushion


Sigga

Woman's name, short for Sigríður


Silfra

Indicates a silver-gray color


Sinna

Take care of, deal with


Sjöfn

Woman's name, Goddess of love


Skeggja  

Battle-axe


Skeifa

Horseshoe


Skessa

Troll Woman


Skjamba

One dark cheek and the other white

New

Skjálfa

Name of an axe


Skjóða

Pouch, bag


Skonsa  

Nook, Cranny


Skoppa

Hop, bounce


Skotta

Bitch with a tail marking


Skráma

Name for an axe, old woman, scratch, scrape, flesh wound


Skríkja  

Troll woman's name


Skrína  

Wooden lidded bowl


Skrudda

Old Book


Skrugga

Thunder


Skrýtla

Joke


Skræfa

Coward

New

Skæra

Battle, combat


Sletta

Splash, spatter


Snerpa

Alertness, agility


Snerra

Hard battle, fight


Snoppa

Snout, muzzle


Snotra

Pretty, cute, (Goddess of prudence, Wise)


Snót

Girl


Snugga

Snowfall


Snúlla

Dogs name


Snædís

Woman's name, goddess of snow


Snælda

Spindle, cassette


Snögg

Quick, sudden, short coat/hair


Sól

Sun


Sóla

Sunny


Sóley

Buttercup, also Woman's name


Sokka

Indicates a bitch with white socks


Sóta

Indicates a black or dark bitch


Spenna

Excitement, thrill, disquiet


Spora

Indicates a good tracking animal


Spóla

Spool, reel


Spretta

Sprint, gallop


Sprútta

Illegal booze, hard liquor


Spræk

Lively


Spök

Tame, quiet


Stássa

Dashing, fancy


Stella

Woman's name


Stelpa

Young girl


Stjarna

Star, indicates a star shaped blaze on the forehead


Stúlka

Girl


Stjörnudís

Goddess of the stars


Sunna

Woman's name, sun


Svala

The swallow, woman’s name


Svandís

Woman's name


Svanhvít

Swan-white, woman's name


Sveðja

Axe, large knife


Sædís

Goddess of the sea, Woman's name


Sæla

Joy, happiness


Sægola

Sea breeze


Sæta

Cute, the sweet one


T



Táta

Small girl, well known name for bitches


Tindra

Twinkle, glowing


Tinna

Flint, indicates dark animal


Tíbrá

Mirage, optical illusion


Tígla  

Diamond as in cards, Rhombus


Tíra

Bitch with white markings on its tail


Tófa

Fox


Trana

Snout, muzzle, could indicates strange coloring of the animals muzzle


Trítla

Patter, small wave


U, Ú



Ugla

Owl


Unnur

Wave, woman's name


Urður

Goddess of destiny

New

Úlla

Short for Úrsúla


V



Vaka

Indicates a good guard dog, wait up, stay awake, guard


Vala

Woman's name, prophetess


Valbrá

Birthmark on face


Valdís

Woman's name


Valkyrja

Woman's warrior


Valsa

Roaming


Varða

Guard, Cairn


Varpa

Throw, cast


Vigga

Nick name from Vigdís


Vina

Friend


Vinkona

Girlfriend


Viska

Wisdom,  knowledge


Vísa

Show the right way, point, escort


Vorblíða

Mild weather in the spring


Vordís

Spring goddess


Vorrós

Spring flower


Væna

Dear


Völva

Prophetess


Y, Ý



Ylfa

Wolf


Yrja

Indicates an animal that fights, drizzle


Yrsa

Woman's name, giantess


Ysja

Woman's name, Troll woman, loud woman


Ýra

Spot, stain, used for spotted or speckled animal


Þ



Þokkadís

Goddess of beauty


Þruma

Thunder


Æ


New

Æska

Youth


Ö



Öskubuska

Cinderella

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