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  1. ÁLFHILDR: Old Norse myth name composed of the elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle," hence "elf battle."
  2. ALFSIGR: Old Norse name composed of the elements alfr "elf" and sigr "victory," hence "elf victory."
  3. ANGRBOÐA: Old Norse myth name of the giantess mother of Fenrir by Loki, composed of the elements angr- "distress, grief, sorrow, trouble," and boda "to announce, to proclaim," hence "foreboder of trouble." She is also known as "she of Járnvid (Iron-wood)."
  4. ARNBJORG: Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and bjorg "protection," hence "eagle protection."
  5. ÁSLAUG: Old Norse name composed of the elements áss "god" and laug "betrothed woman," hence "God-betrothed woman."
  6. ÁSTRIÐR: Old Norse name composed of the elements áss "god" and friðr "beautiful," hence "divine beauty."
  7. AUÐA: Variant spelling of Old Norse Auðr, meaning "deeply rich."
  8. AUÐR: Old Norse name meaning "deeply rich."
  9. BERGDIS: Old Norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and dís "goddess, woman," hence "rescue-goddess." 
  10. BERGLJÓT: Old Norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and ljótr "bright, light," hence "rescue light." 
  11. BERGÞÓRA: Feminine form of Old Norse Bergþórr, meaning "rescue-Þórr."
  12. BORGHILDR: Old Norse name composed of the elements bjorg "help, salvation" and hildr "battle, fight," hence "helpful battle maid." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of the evening mist who slays the sun every night. 
  13. BÓTHILDR: Old Norse name composed of the elements bót "bettering, compensation, remedy," and hildr "battle," hence "battle of revenge."
  14. BRYNHILDR: Old Norse legend name from the Nibelungenlied, of a queen of the Valkyries, composed of the elements brynja "armor, coat of mail" and hildr "battle, fight" hence "armored warrior woman."
  15. BRYNJA: Old Norse name derived from the word brynja, meaning "armor, coat of mail."
  16. DAGMAR: Old Norse name composed of the elements dagr "day" and mær "girl, maid," hence "day-maid."
  17. DAGNÝ: Old Norse name composed of the elements dagr "day" and "new," hence "new day."
  18. DAGRÚN: Old Norse name composed of the elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore," hence "day-rune."
  19. EIR: Old Norse name derived from the word eir, meaning "help, mercy." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of healing and medicine.
  20. EIRA: Variant form of Old Norse Eir, meaning "help, mercy." Compare with another form of Eira.
  21. EYDÍS: Old Norse name composed of the elements ey "island" and dis "goddess," hence "island goddess."
  22. FREYJA: Old Norse name derived from the ancient element freyja (Old High German frouwa), meaning "lady, mistress." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of beauty and love.
  23. FRÍÐR: Old Norse name derived from the word fríðr, meaning "peace."
  24. GERÐR: Old Norse name probably derived from the word garðr, meaning "enclosure, stronghold." In mythology, this is the name of a frost giantess and wife of Freyr.
  25. GRID: Old Norse myth name of a frost giantess, meaning "peace."
  26. GUÐLAUG: Old Norse and Icelandic name composed of the elements guð "god" and laug "married woman," hence "god-wife."
  27. GUÐRUN: Old Norse name composed of the elements guð "God" and run "rune, secret lore," hence "divine rune." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Sigurðr.
  28. GUNNHILDR: Old Norse name composed of the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle," hence "war-battle."
  29. GUNNVARR: Old Norse name composed of the elements gunnr "war" and varr "cautious, vigilant," hence "war-vigilant."
  30. HEIÐRÚN: Old Norse name composed of the elements heiðr "clear, cloudless; honor" and rún "rune, secret lore," hence "true-rune." In mythology, this is the name of a goat who produced mead for the Einherjar, the spirits of warriors who died in battle.
  31. HILDR: Old Norse name derived from the word hildr, meaning "battle."
  32. HJÖRDIS: Old Norse name composed of the elements hjörr "sword" and dis "goddess," hence "sword goddess."
  33. HULÐ: Old Norse name derived from the word hulda, meaning "hidden, obscure, secret."
  34. IÐUNNR: Old Norse name composed of the elements "again" and unna "to love," hence "again to love." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of spring.
  35. INGIBJORG: Old Norse name composed of the name of the fertility god Ing and the word bjarga "help, protection," hence "Ing's protection."
  36. INGIGERÐR: Old Norse name composed of the name of the fertility god Ing and the word garðr "enclosure," hence "Ing's enclosure."
  37. INGRIÐ: Old Norse name composed of the name of the fertility god Ing and the word fri�r "beautiful," hence "Ing-beautiful."
  38. JÓRUNNR: Old Norse name composed of the elements jór "stallion" and unna "to love," hence "stallion to love."
  39. KELDA: From the Old Norse word kelda, meaning "source, spring."
  40. KENNA: Old Norse name meaning "to have knowledge, to know." Compare with another form of Kenna.
  41. KETILRÍÐR: Old Norse name composed of the elements ketill "cauldron, kettle" and friðr "beautiful," hence "cauldron/kettle beautiful."
  42. LIFA: Old Norse name derived from the word lif, meaning "life."
  43. MAGNHILDR: Old Norse name composed of the elements magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle, fight," hence "mighty in battle."
  44. NANNA: Old Norse name derived from the word nenna, meaning "daring." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Baldr. Compare with another form of Nanna.
  45. NESSA: Old Norse name meaning "headland, promontory." Compare with other forms of Nessa.
  46. RAGNFRIÐR: Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, decision, counsel" and friðr "beautiful," hence "wise and beautiful."
  47. RAGNHILDR: Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel, decision" and hildr "battle," hence "battle counsel."
  48. SÁGA: Old Norse name derived from the word sága, meaning "the seeing one." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the Aesir, and possibly another name for Frigg.
  49. SIF: Variant spelling of Old Norse Siv, meaning "bride."
  50. SIGFRÍÐR: Old Norse name composed of the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair," hence "beautiful victory."
  51. SIGNE: Variant spelling of Old Norse Signy, meaning "new victory."
  52. SIGNY: Old Norse name composed of the elements sigr "victory" and "new," hence "new victory." In mythology, this is the name of the twin sister of Sigmundr.
  53. SIGRÍÐR: Variant form of Old Norse Sigfríðr, meaning "beautiful victory."
  54. SIGRÚN: Old Norse name composed of the Germanic elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret," hence "victory-secret." In mythology, this is the name of a Valkyrie.
  55. SIV: Old Norse name derived from the word sif, meaning "bride, wife." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Þórr.
  56. SKULD: Old Norse name meaning "debt; future; that which ought to be." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Norns, a goddess of destiny. The other two are Urðr ("fate; that which happened") and Verðandi ("present").
  57. SOLVEIG: Old Norse name composed of the elements salr "house" and veig "strength," hence "strong house."
  58. SVANHILDR: Old Norse equivalent of German Swanhild, composed of the elements svanr "swan" and hildr "battle, fight," hence "swan battle." In legend, this is the name of the daughter of Sigurðr and Guðrun.
  59. �ORBJORG: Old Norse name composed of the name of the god Þórr and the word bjorg "help, protection," hence "Þórr's protection."
  60. ÞORDÍS: Old Norse name composed of the name of the god Þórr and the word dís "goddess, sister, woman," hence "Þórr's goddess" or "Þórr's woman."
  61. ÞÓRHILDR: Old Norse name composed of the name of the god Þórr and the word hildr "battle, fight," hence "Þórr's battle." 
  62. ÞORRÍÐR: Old Norse name composed of the name of the god Þórr and the word fríðr "beautiful," hence "Þórr's beauty."
  63. ÞRÚÐR: Old Norse name meaning "strength." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Þórr.
  64. ÞURÍÐR: Variant form of Old Norse Þorríðr, meaning "Þórr's beauty."
  65. ÞYRI: Feminine form of Old Norse Þórir, meaning "Þórr's warrior."
  66. TÓFA: Feminine form of Old Norse Tófi, a short form of names starting with Torf- or Torv-, meaning "Þórr" or "thunder."
  67. TYRA: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Þyri, meaning "Þórr's warrior." 
  68. UNNR: Old Norse name derived from the word unnr, meaning "wave."
  69. URÐR: Old Norse name meaning "fate; that which happened." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Norns, a goddess of destiny. The other two are Skuld ("future") and Verðandi ("present").
  70. VALDÍS: Old Norse name composed of the elements valr "the dead, the slain" and dís "goddess, woman," hence "goddess of the slain in battle."
  71. VALKYRIE: Old Norse myth name of the maidens who led the slain heroes to Valhalla, meaning "chooser of the slain." 
  72. VERÐANDI: Old Norse name meaning "present; that which is happening; in the making." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Norns, a goddess of destiny. The other two are Skuld ("future") and Urðr ("fate; that which happened"). 
  73. VIGDÍS: Old Norse name composed of the elements vig "war" and dís "goddess," hence "war goddess."
  74. YNGHILDR: Old Norse name composed of the name of the fertility god Ing and the word  hildr "battle, fight," hence "Ing's warrior."
  75. YNGVILDR: Variant form of Old Norse Ynghildr, meaning "Ing's warrior."

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