In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Onward to new names!

1,519 new names learned this year thus far. Of the 2,014 I intend to introduce you to, that leaves 495 more names to learn in the next 3 weeks. That's a lot of names still to go!!



Dagmoy - Faroese form of the Danish name Dagmar, which comes from the elements 'dag', meaning 'day' and 'mar', meaning 'little maiden' or 'unmarried girl' or 'virgin'. These name elements are similar to the terms in various other European languages having the same meaning, such as 'mey' or 'meyja' meaning 'girl' and dagr or tag or daga meaning 'day'.

Hiltrud- Finnish

Irya - Russian nickname for Irina, which comes from the Greek 'eirene' meaning 'peace'.

Iulfrith - Danish

Qaajak - Greenlandic nickname appropriate for a younger person for the name K'aujak.

Sille - Swedish

Ua - Icelandic nickname for names beginning with U.

Venla - Sami


Bjarni - Icelandic and Faroese nickname appropriate for a younger person for the Norse or Danish name Biarni, which is a form of the Norse name Biorn, which is a variant of Bjorn, meaning "bear". Bjorn is similar to the element in various European languages which mean 'bear', such as the Germanic 'bernu', Saxon 'bern', and Old English 'beorn'.

Lianteri - Finnish

Rosant - Swedish

Soffren - Danish

Uhkku - Sami form of the Finnish name Ukko, meaning 'old man'.

Uui - Greenlandic form of the Danish and Frisian name Ove. Ove is a Frisian nickname for Germanic names beginning with Uodal or Ova. It could be related also to the Frisian nickname Uffe, used for names beginning or ending with 'ulf' or as a variant of the nickname Offe, which in turn comes from Germanic names beginning with the element 'od'. In Danish it is used as a form of Auwe for young boys. Auwe comes from Aughe which in turn comes from Aghi, a Danish nickname for Norse names beginning with 'ag'.

Ylur - Icelandic, meaning "warmth".


Ailu - Sami name. As a girl name it is a variant of Aile, a form of the name Helga. As a boy name it is a nickname for Aslak.

Elis - Icelandic nickname either for the girl name Elisa or the boy name Elias.

Gerwar - Danish

Kautak - Greenlandic name meaning 'hammer'.

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