Medieval Names of Norse Origin

The Viking invasions brought many names of Scandinavian origin to England but few survived in general use after the Conquest. They were more common in the north of England where most Vikings had settled.

Male

Asketil

Anchitel Anketel Anketil
Anketin Anquetil Anquetin
Anschetillus Anschitillus Ansketil
Anskettell Anstill Archel
Archetel Archil Aschetel
Aschetil Aschetin Askell
Asketel Asketin Astell
Oskell Osketel  

Eric

Ericus Hérique Yric
     

Gamel

Gamelin Gamelinus Gamellus
Gamelus Gammell Gemmel

Haakon

Acun Hacon Hacun
     

Knut

Canute Canutus Note
Nott Nute Nutkin
Nutt    
     

Torold

Terrell Thorald Thorold
Tirrell Turold Turoldus
Tyrell    
     

Torquil

Thirkell Thorkill  
     

Torstein

Thore Thrustanus Thrystan
Thurstan Thurstanus Thurstin
Trustan Turstan Turstanus
Tursten Turstin Turstinus

Female

Gunhild strife + battle

Cvenild Gonilda Gonnild
Gonnilda Gumhild Gunel
Gunild Gunilda Gunne
Gunnell Gunnild Gunnilda
Gunnilde Gunnildes Gunnilla
Gunnilt Quenell Queneua
Quenild Quenilda Quenill
Quenilla Queniua Quenyeve
Quenylda Quynel Qwinhild
     

Gunnor strife + cautious

Gonnora Gonora Gundrea
Gunnora Gunnore Gunnota
Gunnote Gunora Gunwar
Gunware    

Idonea goddess Idunnr, work (assoc with Lat idoneus suitable)

Edney Edonea Edony
Ideny Idone Idonia
Idony Ydany Ydeneye
Ydenia Ydon Ydonea

Ingrid god Ing + fair

Ingerith Ingrede  
     

Sigrid battle + fair

Sierida Sigerith Sirida