List of Icelandic Names “D”

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ewe_lamb_headI am working on a list of Icelandic names with meanings (and hopefully at some point voice files with pronunciations).  It is a work in progress as I continue to seek names and check definitions.  I decided to go with “D” first seeing it was a “D” registration year for sheep.  The list is divided into Male and Female.

Here is a quick pronunciation guide for the letters that we do not have in English:

á – ah, as in ah-ha

é – yeh, as in the “ye” in yell

í – long e, as in eat

ó – long o, as in oh

ú – oo, as the “ui” in fruit

ý – long e, as in eat

þ – th, as in the “th” in those

ð – th, as in the “th” in those

ö – uh, as the “u” in sun

j – j us put with the letter d sometimes and it sounds like a “y.”  For example, Djákni is pronounced “dee-yahk-nee.”

au – oy, as “oy” in boy.

ei – long a as the “a” in day.

Male Names

Daddi pet name
Daði man’s name, old norse pet name for David
Daðri flatterer
Dagbjartur man’s name, bright as day
Dagdraumur daydream
Dagfari man’s name, one who travels by day
Dagfinnur man’s name, day + wander
Daggardropi a drop of dew
Daggeir man’s name, day + spear
Daggman man’s name, day + man
Dagnýr man´s name, day + new moon
Dagstyggur one who avoids daylight
Dagur day
Dagvarður man’s name
Dagverður morning meal
Dagþór man´s name, day + thunder
Dalakollur valley + top of the head
Dalbert man´s name, valley + light, bright, shining
Dalí man´s name (Salvador Dali)
Dálkur knife
Dalli luminous, shining
Dallur slow horse
Dalmann man´s name, valley + man
Dalmar man´s name, valley + famous
Dalur valley, dale or dollar
Dalvar valley + be on one’s guard
Dalvin man´s name, valley + friend
Damjan man´s name, form of Damien
Damon man´s name, form of Damon
Dampur steamboat
Dani Dane
Dáni son of Grýla
Daníel man’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “God is my judge”
Danival man´s name, form of Daniel
Danki dangle, swing to and fro
Danlíus man´s name, form of Danelius
Danni pet name
Dans dance
Danskur Danish
Dári blockhead, fool
Darki He who ambles, saunters
Darri spear, old man’s name
Dáti soldier
Daufur sluggish, dull
Davið biblical king
Deilir divider (mathematics)
Dekri masculine form of Dekra – spoil, pamper
Dellingur shining, light
Demantur diamond
Dengsi petname for a boy
Denni pet name
Depill star
Derrill the conceited, arrogant one
Derrir the conceited, arrogant one
Diddi pet name
Diðrik man’s name of Gernam origin meaning “He who rules”
Digur strong, brave
Díli spot, stain
Diljar man´s name, male form of Delia
Dilkur lamb
Díll spot, dot
Dimmfari he who travels after dark
Dimmi dark one
Dimmur dark colored
Dímon mountain in Þjórsárdalur, South-Iceland
Dinni pet name
Dínus man’s name
Dísill diesel
Diskur dish
Djáknar deacon
Djákni deacon
Djangi satan, devil
Djarfgengur he who walks daringingly, boldly, audaciously
Djarfur bold, brave person
Djásani masculine form of Djásn – piece of jewellery, precious object
Djass jazz
Djöfull devil
Doddi nickname for the man’s name Þórður
Doði numbness, lethargy
Doðri numbness, lethargy
Dofri tramp, loafer, a giant
Dökkur dark
Dökkvi dark
Dólgur bully, ruffian
Dollar dollar
Dollari dollar
Dolli man´s name
Dómari judge
Dómur sentence, judgement
Dóni boor, illbred person
Doppi the spotted one
Dóri nickname for the man’s name Halldór
Dósent associate professor, (UK) reader
Döttur stumbling horse
Drafnar spotted
Drangur rock, cliff
Drasill horse’s name
Dráttur pull, traction or delay
Draugsi ghost, spirit
Draugur ghost of a dead person
Draumfari dreaming
Draumur dream
Draupnir Óðinn’s golden ring
Dreggjar sediment, deposit, remainder, leftover(s) or dregs, lees
Dreitill remains, grounds, drop
Dreki dragon, wild horse
Drellir sleepy-head
Drengur chivalrous
Dresíll small demon, small man or small ball, small ball of yarn
Dreyri blood red
Drífandi energetic
Drómi bonds, rope, dull horse
Drómundur big battleship (of greek origin) or middle name of Grettir’s brother (Grettir Saga)
Dropar weather conditions
Dropi drop
Drösull old name for a horse
Drottinn master, god
Drottnari ruler, swayer
Drúði Storm Petral bird, black and white
Drumbur sullen, morose, surly or a log of wood
Drungi drowsiness, heaviness or murky weather, gloom
Drykkur drink, beverage
Drynur noise
Drýsill small demon, small man
Dúddi nickname for various men’s names
Dufþakur man´s name, old norse form of Dupthach
Duginn energetic, hard-working, efficient
Dugur toughness, courage
Dúi nickname for various men’s names
Dúlcifal horse of King Hreggviður
Dulnir reticent, introverted
Dulur reticent, introverted
Dumbrauður reddish-brown
Dumbur reddish-brown or dumb
Dúnn the down of an eidur duck
Durgur boor, lout
Durinn a dwarf
Durtur “stick in the mud”, mute person
Dusill fire
Dúskur tuft, tassel
Dúx leader, first
Dvali hibernation, coma, unconsciousness
Dvalinn dwarf, stag (old poetic language)
Dvergur dwarf
Dyggur faithful, loyal
Dynblakkur horse’s name
Dynbrími fire
Dynfari storm (poetic)
Dynfaxi thunder mane
Dynjandi boom, thunder, roar
Dynkur thump, thud, bump
Dyntur whim, caprice
Dynur noise, roar
Dýnus name from a saga
Dynþór man´s name, noise + thunder
Dýrðlingur saint
Dýrfinnur valuable, precious + man
Dýri expensive, rare
Dýrlingur saint
Dýrmundur man´s name, deer + man

Female Names

Dabba nickname, the wet and dirty one
Dáð achievement
Dáða feminine form of the man’s name Daði
Dadda nickname
Daðdína female form of Daði
Daðey woman´s name, Dað + ey
Daðla date, fruit
Dáðrökk courageous
Dæja woman´s name
Dagbjört feminine form of the man’s name Dagbjartur, light color
Dagbörg day + shield, defense, (UK) defence
Dagdís day + goddess
Dagfinna Feminine form of Dagfinnur
Dagfríður woman´s name, combinatin of Dag + Fríð, day + beautiful
Dagga nickname
Daggrós woman´s name, combination of Dögg and Rós, dew + rose
Dagheiður woman´s name, combination of Dag + Heið, day + brightness, beauty
Dagmar the peaceloving one
Dagmey woman´s name
Dagný new dawn
Dagrenning sunrise
Dagrún day + hidden, trusty friend
Dagsbirta daylight
Dagsbrún dawn, start of a new day
Dagstjarna Venus or the sun
Dalastjarna star of the valleys
Dalbrá mare’s name
Daldís woman´s name, Dag + Dís, valley + goddess
Daley woman´s name, Dal + ey, valley
Dalía dahlia
Dalla luminous, shining
Dallilja woman´s name, Dal + Lilja, valley + lilly
Dalrós woman´s name, Dal + Rós, valley + rose
Dalrún woman´s name, Dal + Rún, valley + secret
Dalvík town in North Iceland
Dalvör feminine form of Dalvar
Dama dame, lady
Dana Danish woman, woman’s name
Daney woman´s name, Dana + ey, Danish woman
Danfríður woman´s name, Danr + Fríð, Dane + beautiful
Danheiður woman´s name, Danr + Heið, Dane + bright, clear/cloudless
Danhildur woman´s name, Danr + hild, Dane + battle, fight
Danía woman´s name, short form of Daníela
Daníela feminine form of the man’s name Daníel
Dansmær dancer
Dara woman´s name, gift
Daría woman’s name, female form of Darius
Dásemd glory, wonderful things
Deigja maid-servant, cook
Deigja fear
Dekkja darkness
Dekra spoil, pamper
Demba sudden downpour of rain
Dendý woman´s name, dandy
Depla speckled, spotted
Día woman´s name, day
Díana virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon, counterpart of Greek Artemis
Didda nickname
Diddú nickname
Dídí nickname
Digra chubby, stout one
Díla the spotted one
Diljá woman’s name, Delia
Díma woman´s name
Dimbiltá nickname for a girl
Dimma darkness, mist, fog
Dimmadís the dark one + goddess
Dimmalimm name from a fairytale
Dimmblá dark blue
Dimmbrá dark around the eyes
Dimmey woman´s name
Dís goddess
Dísa woman’s name, variant of Dís
Dísella woman´s name, Dís + Ella, Ellen, Elin
Díva diva
Djákna feminine form of deacon
Djörfung courageous
Djúpráð wise
Dóa woman´s name, prayer
Dögg dew
Dögun dawn
Dökk dark colored
Dokka girl
Dökkgrána dark grey
Dökkjörp dark bay
Dökkva dark colored
Dómhildur woman´s name, Dom + Hild, judgement/fate + battle/fight
Doppa the spotted one
Dóra woman’s name
Dórey woman´s name, variant of Þórey
Dorma she who tarries
Dórothea woman´s name
Dóttir daughter
Dóttla little daughter
Dræskja maid-servant
Drafna speckle, small spot
Drangey Island in Skagafjörður
Draugmolda dark buckskin
Draugsa ghost, spirit
Drauma woman´s name, dream
Draumey woman’s name, dream + island
Draumsóley poppy
Draumstjarna dream + star
Draumsýn vision or dream
Dreyra blood coloured mare
Drífa snow drift
Drifhvít snow-white
Drift powder snow
Dröfn wave
Dróg jade, hack
Dropadís drop + goddess
Droplaug woman´s name, clear as a drop of water
Drótt court
Drottning queen
Drulla mud
Druna loud noise, roaring
Drusla sloppy person
Dúa woman´s name, prayer
Dúdda nickname
Dúfa dove
Dugga fishing boat
Dúkka woman’s name, doll
Duld self-delusion, self-deception
Dulrún secrecy, stealth + hidden / trusty friend
Dumba fog, dark colour
Duna clap of thunder, loud, roaring noise
Dúna nickname for a girl named Guðrún
Dunna mallard duck
Duska tuft or tassel
Dyfra drizzle, mist
Dyljá from the greek name Delia
Dýna saddle pad
Dynfara term for an arrow
Dyngja heap
Dýrborg woman´s name, Dyr + Borg, deer + to rescue
Dýrfinna feminine form of the man’s name Dýrfinnur
Dýrleif Valuable, precious + inheritance
Dýrley woman´s name
Dýrunn woman´s name, Dyr + Unn, deer + wave