Everina

Origin: English, Old Norse Meaning: I couldn’t find much information on this name but the closest I could come up with is that the first part of the name, Ever, most likely comes from Old English eofor meaning “boar”, so Everina is likely an elaborate form of that. Everina could also be a variant form of Everine,…

Freyr

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: lord In Norse mythology, Freyr is the Norse god of fertility and the weather, and the husband of Gerd, a frost giantess, for whom he gave up a magical sword just to be with her though, without it, he will be killed during Ragnorak. Freyr is also the twin brother of…

Ida

Origin: Germanic, Greek, Old Norse, Irish, Hindu, Japanese Meaning: a multicultural name with many meanings, Ida is from the Germanic element id meaning “work, labor”. It’s also a Greek feminine name, the name of a mountain on the island of Crete, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, as well as being the name of the nymph…

Sandy

Origin: English Meaning: a short form of Alexander, Alexandra or Sandra all meaning “defending men” or “defender of men”. It’s also an English surname derived from a place name meaning “sandy island” from Old English sand (sand) + ēg (island). It could also be from Old Norse elements sand (truth) or sandr (sand). Sandy is also a color describing a yellowish-red color,…

Olaf

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: from Old Norse Áleifr meaning “ancestor’s descendant” or “ancestor’s relics” from Old Norse elements anu (ancestor, father) and leifr (descendant, heir, heritage). Variants: Olav (Norwegian, Danish); Oluf (Danish). Count Olaf is the main antagonist of the series, relentlessly pursuing the Baudelaire children for their fortune.

Ylva

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: “she-wolf” derived from Old Norse úlfr meaning “wolf” Ulf is a masculine form of the name. ~The photo above are actually coyotes, not wolves, but I seriously love this photo~

Ymir

Pinterest Origin: Norse Meaning: debated. The only info I could find on it was that it could possibly mean “twin, hermaphrodite” from Indo-Germanic iemo In Norse mythology, Ymir was a primordial giant and the grandfather of Odin, Ve, and Vili, who later killed him and used his corpse to create the world- his blood was…

Runa

Origin: Old Norse, Japanese Meaning: feminine form of Rune meaning “secret, lore”, which comes from Old Norse Rúni which comes from Norse element run. I’ve also found the name listed as a Japanese female name, as well as a Bengali name, though I couldn’t find any meanings for them. The closest I could find a meaning…

Una

Origin: Irish, Latin, Old Norse, Scottish Meaning: possibly from Irish uan meaning “lamb”; in Latin it means “one”; or it comes from an Old Norse verb meaning “to enjoy” Variants: Oona, Oonagh

Olivia

Origin: English, Latin Meaning: first used by William Shakespeare for one of his characters. It could have been based on Latin Oliva, meaning olive, or a feminization of Oliver which comes from Old Norse: either from Alfihar meaning “elf army/warrior” or Olaf “ancestor’s descendant”

Alvis

Origin: Norse, Norse Mythology Meaning: all wise Variants: Alviss

Geir

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: spear

Sol

Origin: Latin, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese Meaning: sun; short form of Solomon being peace In Roman mythology, Sol is a sun god; it also means sun in Spanish and Portuguese; Sol is also the short of Solomon, meaning peace Sól is also the Norse goddess of the sun, the equivalent of Sunna, goddess of the sun…

Cora

Origin: Old Greek, Latin, Old Norse, German Meaning: Based on the Greek Korë, which means maiden, often used to refer to Persephone; it could also come from Latin meaning “little heart”; or could mean ravine in Old Norse Variants: Korra, Kora Gender: Female The name Cora was created by James Fenimore Cooper for his 1826…

Ralph

Origin: Old Norse, English Meaning: wolf counselor Variants: Ralf, Rafe Gender: Male Other languages: Radulf Ancient Germanic), Raoul (Italian, French), Raul (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish) Comes from the Old Norse name Radulfr (or Radulf). In the Middle Ages, despite its spelling Ralph, it was often pronounced like Rafe. In the U.S., though, it’s definitely pronounced like…