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Popular Icelandic Girl Names

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Popular names for an Icelandic girl have evolved and many embrace a modern. However, traditional names in the Icelandic language are still popular choices. You can explore both traditional and modern names before deciding on one for your baby.

Traditional Popular Icelandic Girl Names

You may want to use a traditional Icelandic name for your baby girl. This means you will use the Icelandic alphabet for the spelling. Icelandic baby names must be approved. This is done to ensure the Icelandic language is preserved! This means unless you are Icelandic or know the language, you may find these the approved names difficult to pronounce.

  1. Æsa
  2. Ævör
  3. Arinbjörg
  4. Auður
  5. Bergdögg
  6. Emilíanna
  7. Guðrún
  8. Hendrikka
  9. Ingibjörg
  10. Kaðlín
  11. Marheiður
  12. Oddgerður
  13. Ölrún
  14. Ölveig
  15. Þalía
  16. Petrónella
  17. Petrós
  18. Þórarna
  19. Þórhalla
  20. Þórsteina
  21. Þórfríður
  22. Sæbrá
  23. Sædís
  24. Sæfinna
  25. Sæmunda
  26. Sigrún
  27. Viktoría
  28. Ýja
  29. Ylfa
  30. Ýrún
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How to Pronounce Icelandic Names

The Icelandic language has very specific pronunciations and its own alphabet, so you may need some help in learning how to pronounce an Icelandic girl's name. You can find a few online resources that provide audibles for pronunciation. You can also watch a video created by professional linguists. Linguist Dr Jackson Crawford provides a brief tutorial for modern Icelandic language:

Choosing a Popular Icelandic Girl Name

Iceland Travel explains that Icelandic names are gender-based. In fact, the website states there are only about three Icelandic names that can be used for both genders.

  1. Abba
  2. Aurora
  3. Betsý
  4. Betta
  5. Bríanna
  6. Brigit
  7. Edda
  8. Eugenia
  9. Eva
  10. Evelyn
  11. Evíta
  12. Freyja
  13. Hannah
  14. Harpa
  15. Hekla
  16. Hilda
  17. Iris
  18. Isabella
  19. Karitas
  20. Katla
  21. Lind
  22. Linda
  23. Saga
  24. Sunna
  25. Von
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Modern Icelandic Girl Names

Modern Icelandic names are often derivatives of older names that have evolved into modern spellings. You may prefer a more a unique spelling for this type of name.

  1. Elisabet
  2. Emma
  3. Eva
  4. Halley
  5. Helena
  6. Isabella
  7. Jenney
  8. Jovina
  9. Júlíetta
  10. Karí
  11. Karlotta
  12. Kassandra
  13. Kristíana
  14. Kristý
  15. Lísa
  16. Lísbet
  17. Lúísa
  18. Maddý
  19. Maggý
  20. Margit
  21. Margot
  22. Marsý
  23. Monika
  24. Nala
  25. Nansý
  26. Natalí
  27. Ólína
  28. Olivia
  29. Ollý
  30. Petrúnella
  31. Pía
  32. Randí
  33. Rea
  34. Rebekka
  35. Ritta
  36. Rorí
  37. Rúrí
  38. Sabína
  39. Sabrína
  40. Sissa
  41. Teresía
  42. Tinna
  43. Tristana
  44. Valentína
  45. Violeta
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Common Spellings of Popular Icelandic Girl Names

Some of the popular Icelandic girl names are very common names. Some might point to this as a cultural change while other simply view it as a symptom of a smaller world and modern influences.

  1. Alexandra
  2. Anita
  3. Anna
  4. Emma
  5. Julia
  6. Kristin
  7. Liv
  8. Louisa
  9. Maria
  10. Maria
  11. Mía
  12. Miriam
  13. Nadia
  14. Nicole
  15. Norma
  16. Olivia
  17. Pamela
  18. París
  19. Regina
  20. Rita
  21. Sara
  22. Tara
  23. Thea
  24. Tína
  25. Victoria
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Deciding on a Popular Icelandic Girl's Name

You have many choices of popular Icelandic Girl names for your baby. Before opting for a specific name, consider if the pronunciation of your child's name will be difficult for other.

Popular Icelandic Girl Names