Old Norse Boy Names – Alphabetical List and Meanings

While his father Sigvald Earl is fighting in England, his son Haakon must stay at home and participate in normal daily activities with his family. (Screen dump: NRK TV – “Newton”) There are many powerful and beautiful Norse first names…. Read More ›

Doubts about the Origin of Norway

Norvegia: The first map that only includes Norway was drawn by the Dutchman Johannes Blaeu (1596-1673), published in Amsterdam in 1662. Variations of the name Norway had been used for centuries. (Facsimile: Bergen University Library/   Article was first published… Read More ›

Oslo’s Old Norse Meadows

Oslo from above: The Norwegian capital has not always been densely populated, something that the district names indicate. (Photo: Anette Broteng Christiansen / ThorNews)   In the early days, Norwegian syllable “-vin” meant “natural meadows” and the former peasant district… Read More ›