Names for mares

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A

Abba: troll woman
Abbadís: prioress
Aða: species of sea shell
Aðalbjörg: woman's name
Adda: short form of Aðalbjörg
Áfram: walks forward
Afturlöpp: hind leg
Agga: small wave
Agla: woman's name
Agnarögn: tiny thing
Ála: dorsal stripe
Alda: wave
Aldis: woman's name
Aldís: woman's name
Aleiga: treasured possession
Alfa: first letter of the Greek alphabet
Álfadís: an elf
Álfagjöf: gift of the elves
Alfdís: woman's name
Alfgerður: woman's name
Álfhildur: woman's name
Álfkona: fairy godmother
Álft: swan
Alhvít: all white
Álka: species of bird
Alma: woman's name
Álma: twig, branch
Alrún: modern variant of Ölrún
Alvör: an elf
Alþýða: general public
Áma: troll woman, dark horse
Ambátt: slave
Amma: grandmother
Ámunda: woman's name
Andra: ski
Andúð: dislike, aversion
Andvaka: insomnia
Angan: scent, good smell
Angeyja: troll woman
Angilja: twig, sprout
Angurboða: Loki's wife
Ánægja: happiness
Apla: dapple grey
Appelsína: orange
Ára: aura, breeze
Aradís: serves the eagle, goddess, fairy
Árdis: fairy of good weather and prosperity
Arða: a little, tiny scrap
Arfa: heiress
Aría: aria
Árna: woman's name
Árnaskjóna: pinto owned by Arni
Arnkatla: woman's name
Arnviður: eagle-wood, woman's name
Ársól: morning sun
Ása: goddess, woman's name
Ásbjarnar-Jörp: brown horse of Ásbjörn
Ásdís: fairy who serves the gods
Áshildur: woman's name
Ásjóna: face
Aska: ashes, dust
Askja: box, name of a vulcano, ash tree
Áslaug: name from the Sagas
Ásmunda: woman's name
Ásrún: woman's name
Assa: eagle, grey horse
Ásta: love, woman's name
Ásthildur: woman's name
Ástriða: passion, desire
Ástsæl: popular, attractive
Ásvör: woman's name
Atla: troll-woman
Atorka: energy, initiative
Auðkúla: name of a farm
Auðna: good luck, fortune
Auðráð: obedient, gentle
Auður: name from the Sagas
Auðhumla: first cow
Aurboða: mother of Gerður from Jötunheimar
Ausa: scoop, daughter of Grýla
Axelsbrúnka: brown horse owned by Axel

B
Baga: short verse, fool
Baldintáta: cheeky monkey
Baldursbrá: camomile
Bára: wave
Barða: axe
Baun: bean
Beiskja: bitterness
Beisla: mother of Óðinn
Bending: sign, pointer
Bensa-Brúnka: brown horse of Benedikt
Bera: bear
Bergþóra: woman's name
Bernska: childhood
Bessa: bear
Bestla: a giant, mother of Óðinn
Beta: short for Elisabeth
Beygja: curve, bay
Beyla: maidservant of Freyja
Bíbí: diminutive name
Bið: delay, stay
Bikkja: old nag
Bil: divine creature
Bimbólína: woman's name
Birna: bear
Birta: brightness
Bitra: bitterness, severity
Bjalla: little bell, great black-backed gull
Bjóla: cone-shaped mountain
Björg: helper, saviour woman's name
Björk: birch tree, woman's name
Björt: light-coloured
Bjösa: bear, diminutive of Björn (man's name)
Blá: marshland, swamp
Blaða: leaf
Blaðka: leaf
Blágrána: blue-grey
Bláhvít: blue-white
Blaja: veil
Blaka: leaf
Blákápa: blue cape, blue dun pinto
Bláma: blueish
Blanda: whey, muddy water, blend of glacial and mountain water
Blástjarna: blue star, princess from a fairytale
Blávör: a witch
Bleik: yellow dun
Bleikála: yellow dun with dorsal stripe
Bleikblesa: yellow dun with blaze
Bleikfaxa: dun with impressive mane
Bleikja: red dun
Bleikka: yellow dun
Bleikkolla: yellow dun with striking forelock
Bleikkola: dark yellow dun
Bleikkúfa: dun head
Bleiknós: yellow dun with snip
Bleikrauðka: yellow dun
Bleiksa: yellow dun
Bleikskjóna: dun pinto
Bleiksokka: dun with white socks
Bleikstjarna: dun with star
Blesa: blaze
Bletta: spotted, pinto
Blið: warm, mild, kind
Blíða: warmth, mildness, love
Bliðka: one who soothes and softens
Blika: bank of clouds
Blikfaxa: shining mane
Blina: bubble, pimple
Blæfaxa: beautiful coloured mane
Blæja: veil
Blökk: the dark one
Bogga: diminutive of Björg
Bóla: pimple, bump, daughter of Grýla
Bolla: dumpling, bread roll
Borg: castle, town
Borga: diminutive of names like Vilborg, Borghildur
Bót: improvement, recovery
Bóthildur: woman's name
Botnía: dark with light chest, belly and croup
Bótrún: woman's name from a fairy tale
Brá: eyebrow, countenance
Bráhvít: of light complexion
Brák: small wave on the coast
Brana: witch, courageous woman
Branda: small trout, red
Brella: trick, knack
Brenna: fire
Bretta: grimace
Breyskja: dry hot weather, drought
Breyting: change, alteration
Brík: board, gulf
Brimkló: name of an Icelandic pop group
Bringa: chest in a different colour
Brók: trousers, pants
Bróka: woman (poetic)
Brosma: forkbeard (fish)
Brúða: doll
Bruður: bride
Brún: brown, used for a black horse
Brúna: dark brown (black) horse
Brúnblesa: black with blaze
Brúngrána: brown-grey
Brúnhvít: black with light spots on the head
Brúnka: black-brown horse
Brúnkolla: black top
Brúnlitfara: black roan
Brúnlukka: lucky black
Brúnnasa: black with snip
Brúnnös: black with snip
Brúnskjóna: black pinto
Brúnskotta: black with dark tail
Brúnsokka: black with lighter legs
Brúnstjarna: black with star
Brúntoppa: black with light forelock
Brussa: stout woman
Bryðja: troll woman, giant woman, crude woman
Brýja: giant woman
Bryndís: woman's name
Brynhildur: woman's name
Brynja: armour
Brött: perky, strutting horse
Búbót: increase of household stores, name for a cow
Budda: chubby little girl
Bulla: piston, big river
Bumba: belly, bass drum
Buna: jet of water, clumsy foot
Bursta: bristles, comb
Búseyra: a troll woman
Buska: tramp woman, crude farmhand
Busla: paddling, a sorceress in Bósa saga
Bússa: buxom, fat woman
Buxa: trousers, pants
Bylfja: wave
Bylgja: wave
Byssa: gun
Bæn: prayer

D
Dáð: achievement, virtue
Daðla: date (fruit)
Dáðrökk: courageous, brave
Dagmær: woman's name
Dagsbrún: daybreak, dawn
Dagslátta: amount of grassland that can be mowed in one day
Dala-Jörp: brown horse from Dalir
Dalsbrá: mare's name
Dalla: bright one, woman's name
Dama: dame, lady
Dana: Danish woman, woman's name
Daría: woman's name
Dásemd: glory, something admirable
Deigja: maid, cinderella
Deila: quarrel, fight
Dekkja: darkness
Della: quirk, funny idea
Demba: downpour, rain shower, breath
Depla: speckled, spotted
Diana: goddess
Digra: chubby, stout one
Diljá: woman's name
Dillahníða: woman's name
Dimbiltá: nickname for a girl
Dimma: darkness
Dimmalimm: princess from a fairytale
Dimmbrá: of dark complexion
Dirfska: boldness, courage
Dís: goddess
Dísa: woman's name
Dista: diminutiven of Sigríður
Djúpráð: wise, inventive
Djörfung: courageous
Dokka: girl
Dolla: pot
Dómíno: domino, black with white spots
Dóna: rude woman
Doppa: spot, speckle
Dóra: woman's name
Dorma: dawdling woman
Dósa: woman's name
Dóttla: little daughter
Drafna: speckle, small spot
Draugsa: ghost, lazy person
Draumey: dream-island, woman's name
Draumsýn: vision, dream
Dreyra: blood coloured
Drífa: snowdrift, snowfall
Drifhvít: white as snow
Drift: energy, powder snow
Dróg: hack
Droplaug: axe, woman's name
Drós: woman
Drótt: entourage, followers, court
Drottning: queen
Druna: thunder, roar
Drusla: sloppy person
Dræskja: maid servant
Dröfn: wave
Dúdda: pet name
Dúfa: dove
Dugga: fishing boat
Dúkka: woman's name, doll
Duld: self-conciousness, self-deception
Dumba: fog, dark colour
Duna: roar
Dúna: diminutive of names like Guðrún
Dunna: mallard duck
Dyfra: drizzle, mist
Dyggð: virtue, loyalty, faith
Dylfja: hostility
Dýna: saddle pad
Dynfara: axe, arrow
Dynfaxa: mare's name
Dyngja: boudoir, lady's bower
Dýrfinna: woman's name
Dyrgja: dwarf-woman
Dögg: dew
Dögun: dawn
Dökka-Jörp: dark brown
Dökkgrána: dark grey
Dökkjörp: dark brown

E
Edda: great-grandmother, name of a saga
Efridís:  a higher goddess
Egla: name of a saga
Eiða: mother
Eik: oak tree
Eimyrja: glowing ashes
Eining: harmony, unity
Einrað: independent, determined
Einurð: sincerity, frankness
Eir: a goddess
Eisa: glowing ashes
Eistla: virgin, troll-woman
Ekja: load
Ekkja: widow
Ekla: lack, fault
Ekra: field, farmland
Eldbrá: fire-eyebrow
Eldey: fire-island, woman's name
Elding: lightning, flash
Eldri-Mósa: the older greyish-brown mare
Eldvör: beware of fire
Elfa: elf
Elfting: horse-tail (plant)
Elfur: waterfall, stream, river
Elísa: woman's name
Elja: power, energy
Ellý: woman's name
Elna: woman's name
Elsa: woman's name
Elska: love, darling
Erla: wagtail (bird), woman's name
Elva: woman's name
Embla: mother of mankind
Emma: woman's name
Engilbjört: woman's name
Engilfríð: beautiful like an angel
Erla: species of bird
Erna: eagle
Esja: a sorceress
Estla: giant woman
Eva: woman's name
Eygló: sun
Eyja: island, woman's name

F
Fábeina: light-coloured legs
Fagra-Rauðka: the beautiful red
Fála: prostitute, axe
Fallega-Rouðka: beautiful red
Fannhvít: white as snow
Farfús: likes to travel
Fáséð: rarely to be seen
Fasta: lent
Fata: bucket
Fatíma: woman's name
Fauta: hot-tempered, choleric
Faxa: impressing mane
Faxadís: goddess, servant of the horse Faxi
Faxprúð: beautiful impressing mane
Faxprúða-Jörp: brown with beautiful mane
Fegurð: beauty
Feila: shyness
Feima: the shy one
Feimni: shyness
Fenja: a giant girl
Fenna: arrow
Fenja: a giant girl
Festa: stability
Fiða: thin horseshoe
Fiðla: fiddle
Fífa: woll grass
Fífilla: dandelion
Fifla: woll gras
Fila: felt
Fína: the fine one, radiance
Finna: finnish woman
Fjalgerður: an elf
Fjalladís: fairy of the mountains
Fjalla-Skjóna: pinto from the mountains
Fjóla: pansy
Fjöður: feather
Fjölráð: never at a loss for advice
Fjörgyn: mother of Thor, earth
Fjötra: woman's name
Flaga: earth coloured, thin turf
Flanka: tramp
Flapa: flappy mouth
Fláráð: disloyal, treacherous
Flása: flippant girl
Flaska: flask
Flaug: arrow
Flauma: troll woman
Flaumósa: perfunctory, half-hearted
Flauta: flute
Flegða: giant woman
Flekka: spotted horse
Flenja: ray (fish), tall woman
Flenna: reckless woman
Flétta: plait of hair
Flikka: girl's name
Flikra: spotted, pinto
Flipa: white spot on the lip
Flíra: submissive character
Fló: flea
Flóka: complication, felt, matted hair
Flosa: moody woman
Flúð: flat cliff
Fluðra: chatterbox
Fluga: fly
Flugglöð: arrow
Flugsvinn: strong in flight, arrow
Flugsæl: loves to fly
Flumbra: braggart, hasty person
Flúra: butt (fish)
Flyðra: halibut, rag
Flækja: complication, confusion
Fóa: female fox
Fóella: a kind of duck
Fokka: foresail
Folda: land, earth
Fordæða: witch
Forsæla: dark side
Forysta: leader
Fóstra: foster-mother
Fótfim: flexible, agile legs
Fóthvöt: quickfoot
Fótviss: steady, stable
Frá: fast
Frakka: a weapon, brave woman
Framganga: forward going
Framgjörn: ambitious, progressive
Framtíð: future
Frauka: little woman
Fregn: news, message
Fregna: news
Freisting: temptation
Frekja: impudent, obtrusive, pushing
Frekna: stains
Frenja: the wild one
Freydís: goddess of fertility
Freyfaxa: impressing mane
Freyja: a goddess
Freykja: loosely woven fabric
Fríða: beautiful mare
Friðrikka: woman's name
Friðsemd: peace, calm
Frigg: a goddess
Frilla: lover of a married man
Fró: remedy, cure, consolation
Frostrós: frost rose
Fruma: cell
Frunsa: little woman, miss
Fruska: floozie, tart
Frægð: famous person
Fræna: small dot
Fröken: miss
Frökk: brave, courageous
Fúga: fugue
Fúlga: alimony, haystack
Fulla: Frigg's maid, a goddess with long golden hair
Funa: fiery, mettlesome
Fura: pinetree, stripe
Furða: miracle, phantom
Fyla: young horse
Fýla: bad mood
Fylgja: genius loci
Fylja: young horse
Fylla: big wave
Fögur: beautiful
Fönn: snow, snow-drift
Förul: wandering

G
Gála: wild
Gálma: knot
Gálmurða: knot, problem
Galtroppa: whirlwind
Gambra: troll woman
Gamla-Stygg: old and shy
Gamma: fast, willing
Gandála: shy animal
Ganglöt: slave of Hel
Gangtöm: trained in gaits
Ganta: foolish woman
Gantroppa: whirlwind
Gára: rouge, wag
Garðrofa: mare
Garún: variation of the name Guðrún
Gasella: gazelle
Gáska: gay, frolicsome
Gát: care, attention
Gáta: riddle
Gaupa: lynx
Gaura: darning-needle
Gedda: pike (fish)
Gefja: fog, sluggishness
Gefjun: a goddess
Gefla: high wave, breaker
Gefn: name of Freyja
Gegða: woman
Geira: woman's name, spear
Geirdís: woman's name
Geiru-Blesa: horse with blaze owned by Geiri
Geitla: troll woman wearing goat skin
Gellivör: a troll woman
Gemsa: chamois, girl
Gengilbeina: slave in Rígsþula
Genja: big animal
Genta: big halibut, girl
Gera: greedy
Gerða: woman's name
Gerður: wife of Freyr
Gerpla: woman's name
Gerra: cold shower, cold and wet wind
Gersemi: precious
Gessa: troll woman
Gestilja: troll woman, monster
Geyfa: snowfall
Geysa: troll woman, mare
Gígja: violin, fiddle
Gima: opening in the cloud cover
Gina: opening cloud cover
Gína: woman's name, mannequin
Gípa: glutton, giant woman
Gjálp: wave, sea-water
Gjóla: storm
Gjóna: breeze
Gjósta: gust, fast horse
Gjúga: breeze, undulation
Gjöf: gift
Gjöll: river on the way to Hel, noise, fight
Glaðastjarna: Venus (the star)
Glaðvaka: wide-awake, ardent five-gaited mare
Gláka: woman
Gláma: wide blaze
Glanna: wag, daredevil
Glás: fish-stew
Gleði: pleasure, cheerfulness
Gleðra: tart, girl
Glefja: spear
Glefsa: morsel
Glenna: wide steps, opening cloud cover, practical joke
Gletta: rogue, practical joke
Gletting: trick, provocation
Glettni: the funny one
Glymmérei: forget-me-not
Glíma: Icelandic wrestling
Glinga: fun
Glíra: guffaw
Glitfaxa: gleaming mane
Glóa: glowing
Glóbjört: light, shining brightly
Glóblesa: light chestnut with blaze
Glóð: glowing fire
Glódis: glowing goddess
Gloðra: shy sheep
Glóðrauð: gleaming red
Glóey: the sun
Glófaxa: glowing mane
Glókolla: glowing head
Gloria: woman's name, honor, glory
Glósokka: light chestnut with socks
Glossa: troll woman, flaming eyes
Glæta: little light, hope
Glöð: the merry one
Gná: goddess of gold
Gneip: troll-woman
Gnepja: axe
Gnípa: mountain top
Gnissa: troll-woman
Gnótt: abundance
Góa: winter month
Góða: the good one
Góðráð: giving good advice
Gógó: pet name
Gola: light breeze
Gorpa: little trout
Gosa: rogue, wag
Gotta: the good one
Grá: grey
Gráblesa: greying horse with blaze
Grábrá: grey around the eyes
Grábrók: grey with (white) trousers
Grádögg: dark grey
Gráfaxa: grey mane
Gráfríður: Loðmundur's wife
Gráhetta: grey head
Grájörp: grey-brown
Grákolla: grey head
Gráma: grey
Grámana: grey mane
Grána: grey
Granrauð: red mouth
Gránsa: grey horse
Grása: grey horse
Grásíða: with grey sides
Gráska: grey horse
Gráskinna: grey skin, name of an old manuscript
Gráskjóna: grey pinto
Grásokka: grey with socks
Grástjarna: grey with star
Grátoppa: grey head
Grein: twig, small branch
Greipa: troll woman
Greppa: troll woman
Gréta: woman's name
Grettla: short for "Grettis saga"
Gríður: troll woman, greed
Gró: wife of King Gram
Gróa: woman's name, sword
Gróska: fertility
Grýla: witch, female monster
Grýta: pot
Grön: mare with mealy muzzle
Grönn: skinny
Guðrún: woman's name
Gula: yellow
Gulka: yellow
Gulla: golden
Gullfaxa: golden mane
Gullfeta: golden hoof
Gullkolla: golden head
Gullskjóna: golden pinto
Gulltoppa: golden forelock
Gullveig: a sorceress
Gumpa: troll woman
Gunnbjörg: rescuer
Gunnlöð: daughter of the giant Suttungur
Gunnur: Valkyrie
Gunnvör: woman's name
Gusta: gust
Gyða: goddess, troll-woman
Gyðja: goddess, fairy
Gýgja: violin
Gýgur: axe, troll woman
Gæfa: good luck, fortune
Gæna: cold wind
Gæs: goose
Göndul: Valkyrie

H
Hábrók: falcon
Haðvör: princess from a fairy tale
Hafdís: woman's name
Háfeta: lifting her feet high
Hafla: troll woman
Halastjarna: comet
Hálfblesa: half blaze
Halla: woman's name
Hallbjörg: woman's name
Hallfríðar-Jörp: bay horse owned by Hallfriður
Hallkatla: woman's name
Hallveig: woman's name
Hálsa: long necked horse
Hamingja: fortune, luck
Hára: grey haired
Harða: the hard one
Harka: harshness, boldness
Harpa: harp, month in spring
Hástiga: lifting her legs high
Hástika: lifting her legs high
Hátíð: holiday
Hátign: highness, title of a queen
Hatta: with a hat, cap
Hausta: autumn-like
Hefa: pet name
Hefring: wave
Heiða: woman's name (Heidi)
Heiði: heath, highlands
Heiðrún: woman's name
Heiður: the light one
Hekja: old and rare woman's name
Hekla: cape with a hood, name of a mountain
Hel: daughter of Loki
Héla: rime, frost
Hera: Greek goddess
Herða: hardness
Herdís: woman's name
Herfa: ugly person
Herkja:  troll woman
Hervör: woman's name
Hespa: hinge
Hesting: woman's name
Hetja: heroine
Hetta: hood, cap
Hettugríma: queen from a fairy tale
Hilda: woman's name
Hildur: fight, Valkyrie
Híma: slumber, cirrus cloud
Himinglæfa: a daughter of Ægir
Hind: deer, doe
Hinna-Blesa: horse with blaze owned by Hinni
Hít: a troll woman
Hjálma: helmet
Hjálmafríður: beauty with a helmet
Hjálp: help
Hjördís: a queen of Denmark
Hjötra: name from a Saga
Hlaðgerður: name from the Sagas
Hlaðvör: daughter of a troll woman
Hlein: rock, silence
Hlíf: woman's name
Hlín: a goddess
Hljóð: silence
Hlussa: strong woman
Hlust: hearing
Hlý: warm
Hlýja: warmth, warm weather, warmheartedness
Hlökk: Valkyrie
Hnallþóra: woman's name
Hneta: nut
Hnísa: porpoise
Hnoss: gem
Hnot: nut
Hnúfa: peak
Hnúta: daughter of Grýla
Hnýsa: curious
Hoffa: woman's name
Hoppa: hopper
Hosa: with socks
Hrafndís: woman's name
Hrafnfaxa: raven-mane
Hrafnhetta: black head
Hrafnhildur: woman's name
Hrafnhvöt: woman's name
Hrafnkatla: woman's name, raven's kettle
Hrafnsör: woman's name
Hrafntinna: black stone, flintstone
Hrapa: fire
Hraunbúa: inhabitant of the lava, troll woman
Hreða: snow storm
Hrefna: raven
Hreggmóð: brave in the storm
Hreggnös: shaken by a storm
Hreggsvöl: stormcold
Hremsa: paw
Hrifla: woman's name
Hríma: hoarfrost, rime
Hrímfaxa: rime mane
Hrina: snowfall, gust
Hringey: ring-island
Hringstjarna: ring-star
Hrísla: bush, twig
Hrist: Valkyrie
Hrund: Valkyrie
Hrúta: troll woman
Hryðja: squall, witch (poetic)
Hrygða: troll woman
Hryna: squall
Hryssa: mare
Hröng: noise
Hrönn: wave
Húfa: hat, head
Hugmynd: idea, thought
Hugrökk: brave, courageous
Hugrún: woman's name, secret
Huld: secret, troll woman
Huldumær: elf girl
Hvatvís: superficial
Hveðra: troll woman
Hvít: white
Hvítnös: mealy muzzle
Hylling: loyalty
Hæra: grey haired
Hödd: old and rare woman's name, woman with beautiful hair
Hörn: troll-woman

I
Iða: lively, swirl
Iðunn: goddess of youth
Iðga: sparrow
Igla: smoke, leech
Ilmur: goddess
Imd: giant woman (name for a dark horse)
Indía: woman's name
Ípa: daughter of Grýla
Irpa: bay mare
Ísafold: woman's name, poetic name for Iceland
Ísing: icing
Ísold: woman's name
Íviðja: troll woman

J
Jalda: mare
Japra: a dragon
Jara: fight
Járnviðja: troll woman
Jarpblesa: bay with blaze
Jarplitfara: bay roan
Jarpskjóna: bay pinto
Jarpsokka: bay with socks
Jarpstjarna: bay with star
Jódís: sister, horse goddess
Jófríður: she loves horses
Jóka: short for Jórunn
Jóna: woman's name
Jóra: troll woman of Jórukleif
Jórunn: horse-wave, ghost from the fairy tales
Júlía: woman's name
Jökla: from the glacier
Jörð: earth goddess
Jörp: bay horse

K
Kaldráð: woman's name
Kaldyrja: cold rainy weather
Kamba: horse name, the combed one
Kanga: mare's name
Kápa: coat, cape
Kapall: horse
Kára: curly hair
Karrí: curry
Katarína: woman's name
Kátína: merriment
Katla: a volcano
Keðja: chain
Keila: name of a mountain
Kelda: marshland
Kella: old woman
Kemba: comb full of wool
Kempa: heroine
Kengála: light mare with eel
Kerling: old woman
Kesja: weapon
Keyfa: head
Kibba: woman's name
Kímni: humour, joke
Kinna: differently coloured cheeks
Kinnskjóna: spotted cheeks
Kjamma: coloured cheeks
Kjúka: ankle
Klara: woman's name
Kleima: troll-woman
Kleópatra: woman's name
Kleppa: troll-woman
Klóthildur: Valkyrie
Klúka: saddle, heap
Klumba: breeze
Klyppa: daughter of Grýla
Klöpp: cliff
Kobba: woman's name
Kolbrún: dark horse
Kolfaxa: black mane
Kolfinna: black horse
Kolfreyja: black horse
Kólga: coldness, wave
Kolgríma: black horse
Kolla: striking colour of the head or forelock
Kolskör: dark hair
Kolta: woman
Koltinna: black horse
Kolubleik: dun with dark head and legs
Komma: comma
Korga: rain clouds
Kóróna: crown
Korpa: raven
Kosning: choice
Kotra: dice game
Kotrún: girl in a fairy tale
Krafla: name of a vulcano and a hot spring
Kráka: crow
Krás: delicacy
Kría: arctic tern (bird)
Kringla: disk, pretzel
Krúka: hand, paw
Kræða: coward
Kræma: coward
Kúfa: strikingly coloured head
Kula: cold breeze
Kumba: name from the sagas
Kurta: small animal
Kveðja: greeting
Kvik: quick, lively, agile
Kvika: happy-go-lucky
Kylja: gust, cold breeze
Kyppa: daughter of Grýla
Kæla: refreshment, cooling
Kæna: small boat
Kæpa: female seal
Kæti: vivacity, merriment

L
Láfa: golden plover (bird)
Lágfóta: fox (poetic)
Lamba: kicking mare
Langbrók: high-legged horse
Lára: woman's name
Laufa: leaf-shaped star
Laufey: mother of Loki
Lauga: woman's name
Leikn: troll-woman
Leira: clay, palomino
Leirljós: light clay, palomino
Leirvör: troll-woman
Leista: with small socks
Lend: differently coloured croup
Lengja: the long one
Leppa: fox
Leppatuska: daughter of Grýla
Leti: laziness
Leysing: thaw weather, solution, freedom
Líf: mythological creature
Lífgun: animation
Lifra: sister
Lilja: lily
Lilla: little one
Lína: a goddess
Lind: mane, eel stripe
Linda: mare with eel
Líneik: woman (poetic)
Lísa: diminutive of Elísabet
List: art
Litbrá: roan
Litfara: changes colour
Litfríð: pretty coloured
Litför: changes colour
Litla: little one
Litlatá: little toe
Ljósa: light
Ljósadís: goddess of light
Ljósaskjóna: palomino pinto
Ljósbleik: light dun
Ljósblesa: palomino with blaze
Ljósfara: travels in the light
Ljóska: light mare (palomino)
Ljóskolla: light head
Ljóstá: light coloured hooves
Ljúf: gentle, kind
Ljúfa: mild and gentle one
Lóa: golden plover (bird)
Lobba: eagle
Loðbrók: nickname of King Ragnar
Lodda: eagle
Loðna: hairy
Loðsa: eagle
Lofn: permission, a goddess
Lokka: differently coloured forelock
Lóló: pet name
Lómvía: common guillemot (bird)
Loppa: paw
Lótitja: bad horse
Lotta: woman's name
Luða: halibut, giant
Lufa: ungepflegte Person
Lúka: palm of the hand
Lukka: happiness, luck
Luma: paw, big hand
Lumbra: misery
Lumma: paw
Lúpa: the shy one
Lúra: plaice, flounder
Lúsía: woman's name
Lygna: the quiet one
Lykkja: sling
Lypja: weak animal
Lyppa: wool, shy person
Lýsa: fair horse (palomino)
Lýsi: light
Lýsistrata: woman's name
Læða: fog
Læna: brook
Læpa: misery, useless animal
Læva: golden plover (bird)
Lön: pile of hay
Löpp: paw, foot
Löt: lazy, slow

M
Magga: diminution of Margrét
Maja: diminution of María
Makráð: lazy
Málmfeta: shod mare
Mána: moon-shaped star
Mánadís: moon goddess
Maney: woman's name
Mardöll: name of Freyja
Margerður: troll woman
Marþöll: a conifer tree
Melasól: mountain poppy
Melfluga: moth
Melkorka: name from the sagas, princess from Ireland
Melódía: melody
Menglöð: rare woman's name
Menja: slave of King Fróði
Merja: medium sized flounder
Metta: woman's name
Meyja: girl, virgin
Meyla: little girl
Miðgrána: medium grey
Míla: mile
Milljón: a million
Minning: memory
Miska: mist, darkness
Mist: maiden, a Valkyrie
Mjaðveig: queen from a fairy-tale
Mjallhvít: snowhite
Mjöll: newly fallen snow
Móa: curlew, dark bay horse
Móblesa: dark bay with blaze
Móbrún: dark dun
Móbrúnka: dark bay
Móða: mist, dark weather
Móeiður: rare woman's name
Móna: mother
Mósa: grey brown mare
Móska: grey brown mare
Móskjóna: grey brown pinto
Mósta: mist, fog
Móstjarna: grey brown with star
Móþa: breath, fog
Mukka: daugher of Grýla
Mús: mouse
Músa: mouse grey
Múska: mouse grey
Muska: mist
Mússa: pet name
Mygla: grey horse
Mýra: loves the swamps
Myrja: small, miserable animal
Myrkva: dark
Mysa: cloud
Mýsla: little mouse
Mæja: diminution of Maria
Mæna: bottle of wine
Mær: young girl
Mæra: sweets
Mærð: mild weather
Mæva: seagull
Mön: mane
Mörk: dark
Mörn: troll woman
Mörtu-Brúnka: bay horse owned by Marta

N
Náð: mercy
Nál: needle, name for Laufey
Nanna: Baldur's wife
Nasa: horse with white snip
Náttdís: goddess of the night
Náttfreyja: dominant at night
Náttrún: secret of the night
Nauma: troll woman
Neista: spark
Nesta: needle, amulet
Nett: peaceful, pretty
Nift: niece, Valkyrie
Nína: short for Jónína
Nípa: daughter of Grýla
Nist: Valkyrie
Njóla: night
Nótt: night
Núfa: mountain top
Nunna: nun
Nútíð: present time
Nýpa: cliff
Næpa: cold gust
Nös: nose, snip

O
Óða: great-grandmother
Óðabrúnka: crazy bay mare
Odda: point
Oddbjörg: woman's name
Oddrún: woman's name
Ófelia: woman's name
Ógn: fright, horror
Ólína: woman's name
Orka: power, energy
Ósk: wish, desire
Óskadís: wish fairy
Ostra: oyster
Otra: energetic, woman's name
Ótrú: fraud
Otta: woman's name
Ótta: three o'clock in the morning

P
Padda: small, bug
Pálína: woman's name (Pauline)
Palla: diminution of Pálína
Pálma: palm
Pandra: racoon
Pekra: misery
Pen: cute
Pera: pear
Perla: pearl
Perta: old word for mare
Pía: woman's name
Píka: girl
Píla: arrow
Pjása: weak filly
Pólstjarna: north star
Prinsessa: princess
Prúð: beautiful, elegant
Prýði: beauty
Pukra: mystery-monger, hiding-place
Pyngja: purse

R
Rá: hind (female deer)
Rafhlaða: battery
Rák: stripe, eel
Rakel: woman's name (Rachel)
Rán: sea goddess
Randalín: woman (poetic)
Rannveig: woman's name
Rás: spurt, run
Rásfim: sprinter
Rauð: red horse
Rauðblesa: chestnut with a blaze
Rauðgrána: reddish grey
Rauðhetta: Little Red Riding Hood
Rauðhöfða: red headed
Rauðka: red horse
Rauðkolla: red head or forelock
Rauðnasa: red with snip
Rauðskjóna: red pinto
Rauðsokka: chestnut with light-coloured legs
Rauðstjarna: chestnut with star
Raun: experience
Raunvör: learning from experience
Rausn: generosity
Rebekka: biblical name
Refja: trap
Reikistjarna: planet
Reisn: dignity
Rekja: moisture
Rella: restlessness
Remba: arrogance, pride
Ríkey: woman's name
Rikka: diminution of Friðrikka
Ríma: ballad
Rimba: storm, mare
Rimma: fighter
Rimmugýgur: battle-witch, Skarphéðinn's axe
Rindur: mother of Vála Óðinsson, who belongs to the Asae
Rípa: troll woman
Risna: hospitality, invitation
Rispa: scratch
Rita: three-toed gull (grey horse)
Rjúpa: snow grouse
Ró: quietness, peace
Róða: wooden cross
Roðadís: dawn goddess
Roka: squall, storm
Róma: fight
Rós: rose
Rósa: rose
Rósta: fight
Róta: Valkyrie
Rotta: rat
Rún: rune, secret
Runa: verse, litany
Rúna: confidante
Rut: woman's name (Ruth)
Rúta: troll woman
Rysja: rainstorm
Ræna: energy
Rögg: power, initiative
Röng: wrong, crooked
Rösk: energetic
Röst: whirlpool

S
Saga: saga, story
Sága: goddess of history
Salína: woman's name
Salka: woman's name
Salvör: woman's name
Sandra: woman's name
Sara: woman's name
Sáta: pile of hay
Sefa: troll woman
Sefja: mist
Sekúnda: second (unit of time)
Selja: sallow
Sending: sending
Sessa: seat, armchair
Sibba: woman's name
Síða: side
Sif: Thor's wife
Sifa: troll woman who has become a rock
Sigð: sickle
Signý: daughter of King Sumbel
Sigrún: Valkyrie
Sigurdrifa: Valkyrie
Sigyn: Loki's wife
Silfra: silvery
Silfrún: woman from a fairy-tale
Silfurkolla: silver forelock
Silfurtá: silver hoof
Silfurtoppa: silver forelock
Silja: woman's name
Silkisif: Örvar-Oddur's wife
Simul: reindeer, troll woman
Sinna: thought, attention
Sinmara: troll woman
Sívör: troll woman
Sjöfn: goddess of love
Skaði: giant girl
Skál: cheers
Skálm: weapon, short sword
Skata: ray (fish)
Skeggja: axe, with a beard
Skegla: virgin, gull
Skeifa: horseshoe
Skeila: coward
Skekkja: discrepancy, fault
Skella: wild girl, spot
Skerpa: energetic, sharpen
Skerpla: second month of summer
Skessa: troll-woman, giant
Skikkja: cloak, cape
Skila: understanding
Skíma: weak light
Skinna: fur
Skippa: pet name
Skjáfa: axe
Skjálf: name for Freyja
Skjóðá: bag, daughter of Grýla
Skjóna: pinto
Skodda: rain, fog
Skorpa: cold snow storm
Skotta: tail and croup in a different colour, ghost
Skráma: old woman, axe
Skrauta: adorable, fancy mare, gem
Skriða: avalanche
Skroppa: a witch
Skrudda: old book
Skrugga: thunder
Skrukka: troll woman
Skrumpa: roan
Skræfa: coward
Skúfa: differently coloured forelock
Skúffa: drawer
Skupla: headgear, scarf
Skýfaxa: cloud-mane
Skýla: scarf, veil
Skyssa: mistake
Skæra: fight
Skör: edge
Skörung: energetic, active
Slábrók: cape, coat
Slaufa: bow, loop
Slefa: snake, dragon
Sleggja: heavy hammer, daughter of Grýla
Sleita: quarrel
Slemba: short rain shower
Sletta: small spot, blot, splash
Slydda: sleet
Slyðra: weak animal
Slödd: tall animal
Smáhildur: small Valkyrie
Smáka: small horse
Snara: fast mare
Snása: muzzle, snout
Snegða: axe
Snekkja: yacht
Snerpa: energy, diligence
Snerra: fight
Snerting: touch
Snjóhvít: white as snow
Snjóka: snow
Snjóflygsa: snowflake
Snjókorn: snowflake
Snoppa: nose, snip
Snót: pretty girl
Snotra: pretty
Snugg: snort
Snugga: snowfall
Snúra: cord, string
Snædís: goddess of snow
Snæfaxa: snow mane
Snæhvít: snowhite
Snækolla: white forelock or head
Snælda: spindle
Snöp: beggar-woman
Snör: the quick one, daughter-in-law
Snörp: healthy, strong, lively
Snös: stone-nose, with a snip or small blaze
Soffía: woman's name
Sokka: with socks
Sokkadís: goddess with socks
Sókn: progress, attack
Sól: sun
Sóla: sunny
Sólbjört: bright as the sun
Sóley: buttercup (palomino), sun-eye
Sólfaxa: sun-mane
Sólhvít: sun-white
Sólmyrkva: eclipse of the sun
Sónata: sonata
Sorta: black
Sóta: dark red
Sóturauðka: liver chestnut
Spá: prophecy
Spenna: expectancy, anticipation
Spes: name from the sagas
Spóla: spool, reel
Spraka: halibut
Spurning: question
Spyrna: kick
Spyrning: opponent
Spætla: woodpecker
Spök: tame, quiet, wise
Staðreynd: fact, reality
Stalla: lover, confidante
Stássa: dashing, fancy mare
Staura: slow, stiff
Stedda: mare
Steinka: stone grey
Steinunn: woman's name
Stella: star
Stelpa: girl
Stína: woman's name
Stînu-Jörp: the brown horse of Stína
Stirtla: fishtail, tail in a different colour
Stjarna: star
Stjörnu-Jörp: bay mare with star
Stjörnudís: goddess of the stars
Stjörnuglóð: glow of the stars
Stjörnunótt: starry night
Stóra-Bleik: big dun
Stórár-Bleik: dun from Stórá farm
Stórráð: ambitious
Strympa: daughter of Grýla
Stúfa: small mare
Stúlka: girl
Stund: hour, time
Stutt: short
Stuttblesa: short blaze
Stuttbrók: short legs
Stygg: shy
Styrja: fight
Sudda: rain shower
Súla: northern gannet (bird)
Sunna: sun
Surtla: black mare, troll-woman
Sváfa: swallow (bird)
Svala: swallow (bird)
Svalbrá: swallow (bird)
Svalvör: swallow (bird)
Svana: woman's name, derived from svanur (swan)
Svandís: swan
Svanhvít: swan-white
Svarta: black
Svartafrúin: lady in black
Svartblesa: black with blaze
Svartfaxa: black mane
Svartkúfa: black head
Svartskjóna: black with blaze
Svartsokka: black with socks
Svarttoppa: black forelock
Svás: kind, warm
Svava: Valkyrie
Sveðja: big knife, axe
Sveið: Valkyrie
Sveina: woman's name
Sverta: name for a black mare
Svertla: black
Svipa: running fast, whip
Svipul: Valkyrie
Svipvís: perfidious
Sværa: mother-in-law (of a woman)
Svört: black
Sylgja: needle, pin, brooch
Sýn: view, sight
Synd: crime, sin
Sýr: sow
Syrpa: giant woman
Sædís: goddess of the sea
Sæfaxa: sea-mane
Sægola: seabreeze
Sæta: sweet one
Sætt: agreement, conciliation
Söðulkolla: head and back distinctively coloured
Sögn: group of people

T
Tá: toe
Táta: little girl
Tálga: whittle
Táta: little girl
Teista: black guillemot (bird)
Teyta: muzzle
Tign: dignity
Tildra: girl who likes to dress up
Tilviljun: chance, accident
Tina: tin pot
Tindra: glowing, shining
Tindabikkja: ray (fish), old mare
Tinna: flintstone
Tinta: tin jug
Típa: daughter of Grýla
Tippa: woman's name
Tíra: weak light
Tirja: rag
Titja: small and weak animal
Títla: mouse
Tjálga: small branch
Tóa: fox
Tofa: lazy
Tófa: fox
Toppa: impressing forelock
Torta: ponytail
Trana: crane (bird)
Trauð: laziness, listlessness
Trippa: foal
Trína: monster, name of Grýla
Trítla: small wave
Trjóna: mouth and nostrils
Tromma: drum
Tronta: small hill
Trú: trust
Trygg: faith
Trönubeina: woman's name
Tuva: weakling
Tvíkjóla: two coats (roan horse)
Tvíserkja: two shirts (roan horse)
Tvista: horse with star and snip
Tvístjarna: two stars
Týja: mare
Týra: weak light
Tyrfa: weak animal
Tyrta: shy animal
Tytja: small and miserable horse
Tæfa: female fox
Tæja: daughter of Grýla
Tögld: troll woman
Tölta: tolting horse
Tönn: tooth

U
Úa: short for Úrsúla
Úð: wave
Úfa: feud, discord
Ugla: owl
Umbun: wages, payment
Una: girl's name
Undurfurða: laughter
Unnur: wave
Unnusta: lover, confidante
Unun: pleasure, happiness
Úrsvöl: cold and wet
Urta: female seal

V
Vagna: whale
Vaka: watch, guard
Vakning: awakening
Vala: clairvoyant
Valborg: woman's name
Valbrá: birthmark
Valdís: woman's name
Valgerður: woman's name
Valgrá: light grey
Valka: pet name
Valkyrja: Valkyrie
Valsa: roaming about
Valva: clairvoyant, fortune-teller
Vanadís: a name of Freyja
Vár: goddess
Vargynja: female wolf
Varpa: throw
Varúð: care
Veiga: woman's name
Veila: fault, defect
Veima: weakling, coward
Velgja: warmth
Vemma: fox
Vepja: peewit
Veski: hairy mare
Viðbót: addition, extra
Viðja: pasture, meadow
Víf: woman, wife
Vígglöð: axe
Vilja: willing
Viljabrunka: willing bay
Vík: bay, inlet
Vin: rich pasture, oasis
Vina: friend
Vinda: horse with silver mane
Vindstjarna: silver dapple with star
Vindsvöl: cold wind
Vinka: friend
Vinkona: friend
Vinsa: friend
Viska: knowledge, wisdom
Vísla: weazle
Visna: virgin
Vissa: certitude, assurance
Vitra: reason
Vofa: ghost
Von: hope, anticipation
Vorblíða: mild weather in the spring
Vordís: spring goddess
Vorrós: spring flower
Vægð: mercy
Væna: darling
Vængskjóna: pinto with "wings"
Vænting: hope, expectation
Væring: scale
Vögn: whale
Völsavilla: magical mist
Völva: prophet, sorceress
Vör: vow, wise goddess

Y
Yldís: warming goddess
Ylfa: wolf, wartime
Ylgja: unrest, trouble
Ylgur: wolf, wartime
Yma: giant, troll woman
Yngri-Grána: younger-grey
Ýpa: troll woman
Ýra: drizzle
Yrja: drizzle, snow shower
Yrpa: troll woman
Yrsa: giant, old woman's name
Ýsa: haddock
Ysja: troll woman

Þ
Þaga: silence
Þága: earnings
Þausn: noise
Þeista: black guillemot (bird)
Þekla: woman's name
Þella: pine-tree
Þenja: axe
Þerna: maid, arctic tern (bird)
Þexla: hatchet
Þiða: thaw
Þír: slave
Þjóðlöð: hospitality
Þoka: mist, haze, fog
Þokka: beauty, grace
Þokkadís: goddess of beauty
Þota: gust
Þrá: desire, anticipation
Þraut: riddle, puzzle, mystery
Þrenna: threesome, tricoloured
Þreyta: fatigue
Þrima: fight, noise
Þrista: mare with two stars and a snip
Þrístjarna: mare with three stars
Þruður: power
Þruma: thunder
Þrumla: thunder, noise
Þryma: thunder, battle, noise
Þræsa: dispute, conflict
Þræta: quarrel, fight
Þröng: name for Freyja
Þura: arrow
Þveita: axe
Þýða: horse with soft gaits
Þögn: silence
Þöll: pine-tree

Æ
Æður: eider duck
Æringa: merry
Æska: youth

Ö
Öfund: envy, hatred
Öggva: wave
Öld: era, people
Ölteiti: carousal
Ölværð: hospitality, carousal
Ömbun: payment, wage
Önn: occupation, work
Ör: generous, arrow
Öskubuska: Cinderella
Ösp: asp, poplar


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