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 Some Icelandic horse-names.

Some about pronounciation in Icelandic:

i is said as i in which.
Þ/þ is said as th in this.
Á/á is said as o in how.
Ó/ó is said as o in no.
Æ/æ is said as y in why.
Ð/ð is said as th in this, with no sound, just whisper/blow the sound.
Í/í is said as the ea in meaning.

Peace in the spring.
I wonder what the foal will be called...

A winter-tale:

Hi Lydur (male name, means everybody).
It seems that the last Dagur (male, day) we here in Skagafjordur and more parts of Iceland arehaunted with horses visiting.  We certainly feel that Thorri (m, old name for a wintermonth) is coming.
    Yesterday, Frjádagur (m, friday), this all began rather innocently.  Then in the evening around 6 a sudden Stormur (m, storm) began blowing up and lots of Fonn (female name, means snow) came with it.  On the way from the evening milking there was so much Slydda
(female, sleet) that there was Hela (fm, rime, frost) on our clothes and bare skin when we came
    Today, when I got bored of sitting at my Tolva (fm. computer), afraid of loosing the eletricity, I went along with my father-in law feeding the outside-horses.  To get the tractor out we had to open a big barn-door, and the Kraftur (m, power) of a Hvellur (m, sudden strong storm) almost took it away from the Threnna (fm, three) of us holding the door. He put a 800 pound Baggi (m, bale) on the Traktor (m, tractor) and plowed through the Snær (m, snow).  The Sorti (m, darkness) because of Mökkur (m, drifting snow powdering in the air) was so much that we were almost in Villa (fm, the state of being lost).  The horses had Klaki (m,
isecube) all over their tail and were all a Snæfaxi (m, with snowwhite mane) but since they
had enough to eat they seemed to have surpricing Orka (fm, energy).  It is a Kostur (m, good
quality) now to have a Lubbi (m, shaggy hair).  They came trotting with Harka (fm, harshness, boldness) against the Bylur (m. storm) to get to the hay, showing Anaegja (fm, happiness) and Gaski (m, playful) over the feed.  I had felt sorry for them that the Kalsi (m, cold weather) was too Svalur (m, kold) for them, but they manage.  But this is also a Vaskur (m, active, hardy) breed.
    The Fegurd (fm, beauty) in this is strange.  An Ái (m, relative) of ours also has cows, but the eletricity is down at their place.  They tried to load a Rafhlaða (fm, battery) or Motor (m, motor) to get the milking-machines going, but that didn't work.  They finished the  morning-milking with their hands around 5 in the afternoon.
    All Heiði (highlands) are closed, the roads are covered with snow or too much Vindur (m, vind).  Now the weather has stilled for a while down to a Gola (fm, breeze) and Næðingur (m, cold wind) but that is not supposed to last, tonight it will be Rosi (m, bad and harsh weather).  The Frostrós (fm, frost rose) on the window in the dog-shed will probably grow this Nott (fm, night).

Friendly names (female):

Elska = Playful, wanton mare.
Vina = friend, also names as Vinka, Vinsa.
Hlý = warm, also in the soul.
Hlýja = warmth, also in the soul.
Ánægja = happiness, also the name Gleð=i.
Svás = kind, warm.
Gleymmérey = Forget-me-not.
Blíð = Warmth, mildness, kindness.
Gæfa = good fortune.
Elska = Kindness, goodness.
Eining = Harmony, unity.
Dygg = loyal.
Fegurð = Beauty
Fríð = One that is bautiful
Ástsæl = Attractive, one that is prone to being loved by everybody.
Einurð = sincerity, frankness
Friðsemd = Peace, calm.
Fró = Comfort, remedy, relief from pain.
Fögur = beautiful.
Hugrökk = Brave, courageous.
Hylling = Loyalty, oath of loyalty.
Ósk = wish, desire.
Óskadís = a wish-fairy.
Ljúf = gentle.
Ljúfa = you, the gentle one.
Lukka = happiness, luck.
Sætt = Agreement, conciliation.
Unun = Pleasure, happiness
Von = hope, also Vænting.

Friendly names (male):

Vinur = friend.
Engill = angel.
Fagur = beautiful.
Ljúfur = sweet, kind.
Friður = Peace.
Kátur = Glad, cheerful.
Spakur = quiet, easy temperament, one that does not run away.
Sáttur = in agreemend, glad, reconciled.
Dyggur = Loyal.
Snjall = clever.
Frami = Honour, respect, credit.
Bangsi = teddybear.
Blíður = warm, mild, kind.
Hlátur = Laughter.
Laxi = companion.
Samhugur = one that feels with your emotions, be it sorrow or happiness.
Teitur = glad, cheerful.
Vilji = willingness, longing, wanting, goal.
Þokki = grace, attractiveness, nice disposition.
Þýður = Soft, smooth, both in gait and in temper.
Öðlingur = Noble and kind-hearted man
Reifur = Lively, glad.
Galsi = Playfulness, playful like a puppy.  The name Gáski means the same.
Tryggur = Trusty, faithful.
Trausti = Trusty, faithful.

Pinto names (male):

Kápur, Möttull = Both these names mean cape, so this is a name for one wearing a cape, a large spot on his back and preferably his croup.
Vængur = often pinto horses have white distinctive wings on their sides, like two wings of Pegasus.  This word means ving.
Vængskjóni = pinto like in the name Vængur.
Kóngur = King, a bit funny if the horse has a white crown.
Skálmar = one that takes long strides, so his "trousers" flap.  So two legs at least, side by side, should be white high up.  Skálmar are the legs of trousers, not the upper part, cowboys for example often wear leather-skálmar, so the white in the horse's legs does not have to connect.
Flipi, Múli, Nebbi, Snoppi = The upper lip of a horse, if he has for example dark head with a white snip or small blaze just down on the lip.  The first name is the most beutiful one, the others more "day-to-day".
Sokki = One with socks, high (athletic socks).
Leisti = one with one sock, or rather with some low socks (athletic shoes *g*).
Leistur = a sock, and usually a rather low sock.
Litur = Colour, for a colourful horse, for example a bay-pinto (so he has white, bay and black colour on his body) or buckskin pinto with eel.
Vöttur = an old name for glove, for a horse with small sock/socks.
Serkur = shirt or the clothes that priests and monks wear (a long "dress"), like wimen in the old days wore.
Kinni, Kinningur, Kinnskjóni, Kinnskær = all refer to cheeks of a different colour from the body, kinn =cheek.  Skær means bright, so the coulour there should be bright red or white or something light.  Kinnskær is in the very old icelandic saga, Thorskfirðingasaga, and is rather well known, but not much used, as the colour is not common.
Kjálki, Kjammi = jaw, and refers to a jaw with a noticeable spot.
Ljóri = is a very old word for window on the roof of a house, so a horse with a not too large spot on his back can proudly be named Ljóri.
Toppur = a different colured forelock.
Máni = moon, a moonshaped spot or blaze.
Skrúður = means being very glamourously clad, and it is also a name of a small lava island here, so covered with birds in the summer that it is all black and white.
Höttur, Kúfur = Hat, hood, cap.  A white horse with a dark head.  Both these words are not comonly used about clothes, have the "old clang".
Lykill = Key, I know one horse with that name that has a "keyhole" in his blaze, can be used in more situations.
Kolbakur = with a coal-black back.
Lómur = is a beutiful black-and-white bird here, I looked it up and it is called Red Throated Diver in english.
Helsingi = is also black and white, it is a Barnacle goose
Mávur = is a black and white bird, the seagull.
Svartbakur = means with black back, and is also the name of a black and white bird, the great black-backed gull.
Skjór = is a black and white bird, the magpie. Does not live in Iceland.
Skotti = tail, so it is a white horse with very little markings exept dark in the tail.
Sporður = tail of a fish, with the same colour as Skotti.
Lundi = is a black and white bird, it is a puffin.
Æður = is a black and white bird, the eider.
Kolfaxi = with coal-black mane.
Faxi = fax means mane, and Faxi is all dark with a white lock in his mane, or all white with a dark grey mane.
Hnakkur = Saddle.
Fjalla-Skjóni = I knew a horse with that name, his owner used him for long trails, many weeks into the highland.  It means mountain-pinto.
Gráfeldur = Grey skin/hair. God for a grey-pinto, as grey horses usually become white with age, but grey-pinto horses stay grey-pinto.  Also Grábakur = grey-back.
Falhófnir = This is a beutiful name, and was a horse that one of the ancient nordic gods owned, and means one with pale hooves.  But this name has a mythic clang in it and is in very old books.
Hjúpur = Covering, coat, veil, something you put over things and cover it thereby can be called hjúpur.
Blettur, Depill, Flekkur = Spot, for a horse with some spots, or rather one big spot.
Indíáni = indian, and indian are reputed to have fancied very pinto horses.   I know two red-pinto Indíáni.  Also Indíánaskjóni =Indian-pinto.
Gyrðir = Protector (very old name), but also refers to girth, that is to say it suits for a horse with colour/white markings in the saddle and girth area.
Laski =  is also an old horsename, but can seldom be used, as it means wedge, and the horse has to have some wedge-formed spots, and rather small ones.
Hjálmur = Helmet, which can be a spot around the horse's ears, his whole head could also be in a different coulour from most of the body, or there can be a white "helmet" (oval spot) in the horse's eye.
Rauðhöfði = with red head, old name from folklore and adventures.
Svarthöfði = with black head, also used when needing a name for the bad black chief in Star Wars (with the iron helmet).
Niðhöttur = a very old name, dark hat, cape, hood.
Páfi, Pá = peacock so it refers to a colourful proud one.
Brúnkollur = Horse with black head or forelock.
Skjóni = One that is pinto.
Brúntoppur = Black /brown with dark forelock.
Flibbi = Loose short collar.

Brúnskjóni = brown-pinto one.
Rauðskjóni = red-pinto one.
Ljósaskjóni = isabella-pinto one.
Jarpskjóni = bay-pinto one
etc.....skjóni can be used for all pinto combinations.

Pinto names (female):
Kápa = Cape, so this is a name for one wearing a cape, a large spot on the back and preferably his croup.
Blákápa:  A name for a myth-woman, means Blue Cape, fitting for a blue dun pinto.
Nunna = Nun, wearing nun-like "clothes".
Síða = Side, with one or two distinctive coloured sides.
Vængskjóna = pinto, with 1-2 white "wings" on the sides of the horse.
Bletta, Flekka, Flikra = spotted.
Skeggja = With eye-catching "beard", that is the feathers above the hooves, or the "beard" on the cheek of the mare.
Grábrók = Means grey with (white) trousers, also a mountain name in Iceland.
Skálma = one that takes long strides, so her "trousers" flap.  So two legs at least, side by side, should be white high up.  Skálmar are the legs of trousers, not the upper part, cowboys for example often wear leather-skálmar, so the white in the horse's legs does not have to connect.
Skálm = One half of trousers, means also a short sword.
Nebba, Snoppa, Snös, Trjóna, Vör = Refers to the upper lip or nose of a horse, if it has for example dark head with a white snip or small blaze just down on the lip.
Sokka = One with socks, high (athletic socks).
Sokkadís = A goddess with socks.
Rauðhetta = With red hood, Little Red Riding Hood.
Snæfaxa = Snow white mane.
Snækolla = Snow white forelock or head.
Rauðkolla = With a red head or forelock.
Leista = one with one or more low socks.
Kinna, Kinnskjóna = refers to cheeks of a different colour from the body, kinn =cheek.
Kjamma = with cheeks of different colour.
Kría = Arctic tern, fine for a black-and-white pinto.
Lend = croup, quarter, if the mare has a different coloured quarters.
Litfríð = Pretty coloured.
Valbrá = A dark big birthmark on a person's face.
Toppa = a different colured forelock.
Hekla = Cape with a hood, it is also a name of a famous mountain in Iceland.
Hatta, Kúfa, Hetta, Húfa, Kúfa, Skupla = Hat, hood, cap.  A white horse with a coloured head.
Gullskjóna = Golden pinto, fitting for a palomino-pinto or yellow-dun-pinto.
Bringa = Chest, fitting if the chest is of different colour.
Depla, doppa, Yrja, Drafna = with small spots, means spot or speckle.
Domínó = Domino, one that is black-and-white spotted.
Skotta = tail, so it is a white horse with very little markings exept dark in the tail, or a dark horse with a white tail.  Does also mean female ghost.
Stirtla = tail of a fish, with the same colour as Skotta.
Tildra = A lady that wants to be fancy and wear fancy clothes.
Slábrók = Mantle, cape.
Grásíða = with grey sides, fitting for a grey mare or a grey-pinto mare.
Ljósaskjóna = Palomino pinto.
Söðulkolla = Söðul refers to saddle, kolla refers to the head.  This is a good historic name for a mare with distinctive coloured head and back (saddleplace).
Teista, Þeista = A bird (black guillemot) that is mostly black with small white spots on the sides.
Mön = Mane.
Þrenna = Three of something, tricoloured.
Æður = Eider Duck (female), for a black and white mare.
Skikkja = Mantle, cloak, cape.
Skinna = Fur.
Hrafnhetta = Hrafn is raven, hetta is hood, so this is a mare with a black hood (head).
Kolfaxa = With coal-black mane.
Skrauta, Stássa = Adornment, fancy, dashing mare.
Loppa, Lúka, Löpp = Paw, hand, if one or more legs are different coloured.
Faxa = fax means mane, and Faxa is all dark with a white lock in his mane, or all white with a dark grey mane, or simply with a very different-coloured mane.
Hjálma = Helmet, which can be a spot around the horse's ears, her whole head could also be in a different coulour from most of the body, or there can be a white "helmet" (oval spot) in the horse's eye.
Lokka, Skúfa, Toppa, Kolla = with a different coloured lock, or forelock.
Hjálmfríður = With a helmet and beuty (Fríða is the name of Beuty in Beuty and the beast).
Rauðhöfða = with red head, old name from folklore and adventures.
Brók, Buxa = Pants, trousers, fitting if the legs have high socks that reach up to the body.
Brúnkolla, Brúntoppa = Horse with black or brown head or forelock.
Hosa = One small sock, or one with small socks.
Skjóna = One that is pinto.

Brúnskjóna = brown-pinto one.
Rauðskjóna = red-pinto one.
Ljósaskjóna = isabella-pinto one.
Jarpskjóna = bay-pinto one
etc.....skjóna can be used for all pinto combinations.

Poetic male names:
Straumur = Stream, current.
Hróður = Praise, fame.
Hugi = Man's name, mind, thought.
Eðall = Noble.
Dynfari = One that goes with a thunder-sound, a poetic name for a storm.
Falinn and Dvalinn are two names of mythical creatures that were good smiths.
Ábyrgur = Responsible,  takes care of things.
Dagdraumur = Daydream.
Forkur = Very active, efficient, hard working.
Glæsir = Superbly looking, magnificent.
Farsæll = He who has fortune and luck.
Hrói = Robin, Robin Hood is Hroi Hottur in icelandic.
Knörr = Viking ship that had the raised dragon in front, name for a horse with a raised head and neck.
Prúður = Quiet, elegant, polite.
Dugur = Toughness, courage.
Hljómur = Pretty sound, tune.
Ómur = Pretty sound, tune.
Fengur = Advantage, something good you have gained.
Gumi = Man, a poetic and dignified word for man.
Hnokki = Young lad.
Jór = Ppoem-name for a horse, dignified horse.
Sálmur = Psalm.
Vilji = Willingness, longing, goal.
Kostur = Choise, good quality, and indicates that the horse has good fast pace or tolt.
Blámáni = Blue moon.
Óðinn (the lord of the old norse gods) travelled the world in many disguises and many names.  Some of them are well known, here are some of the more unkommon ones:
Brúni (dark), Fjölsvinnur(very wise), Gangleri (tired of travelling), Gaupnir, Geiguður,
Gestumblindi, Golnir, Hávi, Herjann, Hnikuður, Jólnir, Jörmunur, Kjalar, Sviðar, Sviður, Sváfnir,
Svölnir, Tveggi, Viðrir, Yggur (one who worries (about the destiny of the gods and mankind)), Þrasar, Þriðji, Þriggi, Þrívaldi, Þundur, Þrór (boar)

Various male names:
Fostri = Fosterson
Lagsi = Companaion
Skati = Generous man.
Various female names:
Dis = Goddess.  It is though also used as a word for an elf or fairy in the woods.  It's a divine or adventure-like creature.
Dagsbrún = When the day is coming.
Manadis =  Moon-goddess, moon-fairy.  Good for a mane with a moon-shaped star.
Vanadis =  I have read an adventure where a vanadis was simply an elf-goddes living in the forest.  It's though mainly one of Freyja's names.  The old gods often had a few different
names.  Freyja was the goddess of beuty and fertility, and rode in a carriage drawn by two cats.
Dásemd = prominence; primacy; preciousness; niceness; laudability;
Dís  = goddess
Djörfung = Courage; valour;svöl

Drift  = efficiency; drive; cleverness
Mey  = an young girl
Mær  = an young girl
Mörk  = open; cross-country

Various male names:

Abbi: pet name
Abel: biblical name
Absalon: biblical name
Ábyrgur: responsible,  takes care of things
Adam: man's name
Aðalgeirr: man's name
Aðall: aristocracy
Aðalsteinn: man's name
Aðils: man's name
Afdrif: fate
Afi: grandfather
Agi: discipline
Agnar: disciplined warrior
Ái: great-grandfather, ancestor
Ákafi: eagerness, ardour
Áki: man's name
Aldur: old man
Alfaðir: name for Oðinn
Alftarleggur: swan's leg; beautiful, long-legged horse
Álft: swan
Álfur: elf, darling
Áli: dun
Áll: eel, dark dorsal stripe
Allsvartur: black
Allvar: careful
Almur: elm tree
Alskær: clear, radiant
Alsviður: agile
Alsvinnur: very strong, wise, pulls the sun over the sky
Alur: drill
Alvar: seriousness, sincerity
Alvari: the serious one
Alvitur: very wise person
Amor: Roman god
Ámur: dark giant
Andi: spirit, soul, air, light breeze
Andri: man's name, snow shoe
Andvari: alertness, light breeze
Angi: scent, twig
Apall: gravel, dapple grey
Apli: dapple grey, fool
Apríl: April
Ari: eagle, man's name
Ári: messenger
Arinbjörn: man's name
Arnljótur: man's name
Arngrimur: man's name
Aron: man's name
Arsæll: one who will have a lucky and peaceful year
Ártali: moon
Árvakur: mythological stallion who pulls the sun over the sky
Ásgrímur: man's name
Asi: haste, speed
Ási: diminution of names like Ásmundur
Askur: ash tree
Aspar: asp
Assi: eagle
Atgeir: weapon, spear
Atli: man's name
Auður: fortune
Austri: east
Ávaldi: very powerful, old and rare man's name

Baggi: one of the icelandic christmas lads
Bakkus: man's name, god of the wine
aldur: mythological name, brave
Baldvin: man's name
Balthasar: name of a king
Balti: bear
Bangi: a giant
Bangsi: teddy bear
Barði: bard, Celtic poet, man's name
Barður: man's name
Bárekur: man's name
Barki: stem of a boat
Barón: baron
Bassi: little bear
Bastian: man's name
Bati: recovery
Baugi: giant
Baugur: ring, old man's name
Baukur: tin, can
Beinir: helper
Benóní: man's name
Berfótur: barefoot
Bergelmir: roaring like a bear
Bergur: man's name
Bergþór: man's name
Berserkur: strong man, fighter
Bersi: polar bear (grey dappled horse)
Bessi: teddy bear
Bikar: cup, chalice
Bingo: pet name
Binni: pet name
Birgir: helper, man's name
Birkir: birch, man's name
Birningur: bear cub
Birnir: bear
Birtingur: light horse
Biskup: bishop
Bitur: fierce, sharp
Bjálki: beam, old man's name
Bjálmi: son of Grýla
Bjarkar: man's name
Bjarki: little bear
Bjarmi: ray of light, chestnut horse
Bjandýr: bear
Bjarni: bear, man's name
Bjartur: light red, old man's name
Björgvin: man's name
Björn: bear, man's name
Bjössi: bear, diminution of Björn
Bjólfur: wolf, man's name
Bjór: beer
Bláfeldur: blueish
Blágráni: blueish grey
Bláinn: a dwarf
Blákaldur: ice cold, inconsiderate
Blakkur: very dark brown horse
Blámáni: blue moon
Blámann: blue man
Blámi: blueish
Blástur: wind, breeze
Bláus: man's name
Bláþraður: very thin thread
Bleikálingur: Bay dun
Bleikur: yellow dun
Blendingur: half-troll, half-breed
Blesi: horse with blaze
Blettur: horse with spots
Blíðfari: friendly, soft, with comfortable gaits
Blíður: mild, friendly
Blikfaxi: mane that glitters in the sun
Bliki: glimmer, radiance
Blikki: pale glow
Blindur: blind
Blóðhófur: bloodhoof, old name for a horse
Blóði: brother
Blóðughófi: horse name
Blossi: flame, flash
Blundur: slumber
Blæfaxi: breeze-mane
Blængur: raven
Blær: gleam, tone, light breeze
Blævar: breeze
Boði: herald
Boðni: one who is invited
Bógatýr: horse (poetic)
Bogi: man's name, bow, weapon
Bokki: billy goat, boss
Bolli: bowl, fat man
Bor: drill, dwarf's name
Borði: golden mane
Borgar: man's name
Borr: father of Óðinn
Bósi: man's name
Bótólfur: man's name
Bragi: genius, god of poetry
Bráinn: gold, old name for dragons and horses
Brandur: sword, joker
Brattur: tight, diagonal
Bráviður: name from the sagas
Breki: man's name, surf
Brellir: prankster
Brennir: burning
Bresi: restless
Brestir: the noisy one, old man's name
Brestur: flaw, crack
Brettingur: descendant of Brattur
Brími: fire
Brimill: male seal
Brimir: sword
Brimnir: spray, spindrift
Brjánn: hill
Broddi: man's name, sting, point
Broddur: tip of a sword, arrow
Bróðir: brother
Brokkur: name of a dwarf
Brúnblesi: dark brown with blaze
Brúnfaxi: dark brown with impressive mane
Bruni: fire, excitement
Brúnki: dark brown horse
Brúnkollur: dark head or forelock
Brúnkolur: black horse
Brúnn: black-brown horse
Brúnnasi: black-brown horse with white nose
Brúnskjóni: black-brown pinto
Brúnstjarni: black-brown with star
Brúntoppur: dark forelock
Brúnsi: buck
Brúsi: jug, man's name
Brymir: braggart
Brynjar: armour, man's name
Brynjólfur: man's name
Brynki: son of Grýla
Buðli: father of Brynhildur
Búi: farmer, neighbour
Bursti: brush
Bylur: snowstorm, gust
Byr: fair wind
Bægifótur: deformed foot
Böðvar: fighter, man's name
Böggvir: old man's name
Bör: coniferous tree
Börkur: bark, man's name

Daði: man's name
Dagbjartur: bright as day (palomino)
Dagdraumur: daydream
Dagfari: one who travels by day, old man's name
Dagfinnur: man's name
Dagstyggur: one who avoids daylight
Dagur: day
Dálkur: knife
Danni: pet name
Dans: dance
Darri: spear, old man's name
Davið: biblical king
Dellingur: shining, light
Demantur: diamond
Denni: pet name
Depill: star
Diddi: pet name
Digur: strong, brave
Díli: small spot
Dilkur: lamb
Dimmi: dark one
Djákni: deacon
Djarfur: bold, brave person
Dofri: tramp, loafer, a giant
Drafnar: spotted
Drangur: rock, cliff
Drasill: horse's name
Draumur: dream
Draupnir: Óðinn's golden ring
Dreitill: remains, grounds, drop
Dreki: dragon, wild horse
Drengur: boy
Dreyri: blood red
Drífandi: energetic
Drómi: bonds, rope, dull horse
Dropi: drop
Drynur: noise
Drösull: old name for a horse
Dúddi: pet name
Dugur: toughness, courage
Dumbrauður: reddish-brown
Dumbur: reddish-brown
Durinn: a dwarf
Dusill: fire
Dúx: leader, first
Dvalinn: a dwarf
Dvergur: dwarf
Dyggur: faithful, loyal
Dynfari: storm (poetic)
Dynfaxi: thunder mane
Dynur: noise, roar
Dýrðlingur: saint
Dýri: expensive, rare
Dýrlingur: saint
Dökkur: dark
Dökkvi: dark

Eðall: noble, precious
Efstur: the best
Egill: man's name
Eiðfaxi: horse's name, sworn in Faxi
Eilífur: the everlasting
Einar: man's name
Einfari: one who travels alone
Eír: copper
Eirikur rauði: Erik the Red
Eitill: knot
Eldfaxi: glowing mane
Eldhrímnir: a giant
Eldibrandur: burning wood, fire
Eldir: slave of Ægir, polecat
Eldjárn: man's name, poker
Eldur: fire
Elfaxi: sleet-mane
Elfur: elf
Elgur: moose
Elliði: one who stays alone
Engill: angel
Erill: much ado
Erlendur: foreigner
Erlingur: man's name
Ernir: eagle
Erpir: the brown one
Erpur: brown horse
Ess: horse
Eyjólfur: man's name
Eysteinn: man's name
Eyvindur: man's name

Fáfnir: name of a dragon
Fagri-Blakkur: beautiful black horse
Fagurkollur: beautiful head
Fákur: horse (poetic)
Falhófnir: with pale hooves
Fálki: falcon
Falinn: mythological character, good smith
Falur: dwarf's name
Fáni: with flying mane, banner
Fannar: snow, man's name
Farandi: always on the move
Farfugl: bird of passage
Farfús: one who likes to travel
Farsæll: one who has good luck
Faxi: impressive mane
Félagi: friend, comrade
Fengur: present, advantage, magical name for Óðinn
Fenrir: mythological wolf, son of Loki
Feykir: violent storm
Fiðlari: fiddler
Fífill: dandelion
Finnbogi: man's name
Finnungur: plant
Finnur: man's name
Fitjungur: rich man (poetic)
Fjalar: well-versed, dwarf
Fjalli: one who likes to be in the mountains
Fjarki: four (playing card)
Fjölmóður: very brave horse
Fjölnir: magical name for Óðinn, well-versed
Fjölvar: very careful, old and rare man's name
Fjölverkur: works a lot
Fjörsvartnir: dark chest
Fjötri: bond, band
Flagari: womanizer
Flaumur: noisy movement, whirlpool
Flekkur: spotted horse
Fleygur: the flying one
Flibbi: loose short collar
Flinkur: clever, skillful
Flipi: muzzle, horse with snip
Flóki: curly, felt, with a dreadlock
Flosi: man's name
Flótti: flight
Flugar: wing
Flugfaxi: flying mane
Flugnir: the flying, fast one
Flýtir: hurry, the fast one
Flækingur: hobo, tramp
Foli: young horse
Forkur: active, hard working
Forni: from ancient times
Forseti: chairman
Fóstri: foster son or foster father
Fótur: foot
Frábær: splendid, excellent
Frakki: coat
Framfús: forward
Frami: honour, respect, success
Frekur: audacious
Freyðir: foaming
Freyfaxi: horse owned by the god Freyr, horse from Hrafnkell's saga
Freymóður: courage of the gods
Freyr: god of fertility
Freysteinn: Freyr's stone, man's name
Friðmundur: protector of peace
Friður: peace
Frímann: man's name
Fróði: wise, Danish king
Frostan: character from a fairy tale
Frosti: dwarf's name
Frægur: the famous one
Frændi: a relative
Funi: fire, flame
Fúsi: short for Sigfús or Vigfús
Fylkir: king, duke
Fölkvir: grey, pale
Fölrauður: light red
Fölski: dying embers, light chestnut
Fölskvi: dying embers, ashes
Fölvi: pale, light palomino
Fölvir: sword
Fönix: phoenix
Föstólfur: reliable wolf

Galar: a dwarf
Galdur: the wild one
Galli: fault, defect
Gálmur: sword
Galsi: playful, hilarious
Galti: boar
Gambur: merriment, storm
Gamli: old one
Gammur: vulture
Gandálfur: elf with a wand, ancient king
Gandi: horse
Gandur: horse, magical wand
Ganglati: lazy horse
Ganti: jester, prankster
Garðar: guarding warrior
Garði: guard
Garður: wall, man's name
Gári: small wave, light breeze
Garpur: hero, brave man
Garri: cold storm
Gárungi: prankster; braggart
Gáski: playful, hilarious
Gassi: braggart, show-off
Gaukur: cuckoo
Gaumur: alertness, interest
Gaupi: name for a sea god
Gauti: Gotlander, Swede, name for Óðinn
Gautrekur: gothic chief
Gautstafur: gothic letter, horse's name
Gautur: Gotlander, Swede
Gautviður: name from the sagas
Geir: spear, man's name
Geirólfur: man's name
Geirröður: mythological king
Geisli: ray
Gellir: noisy
Gelmir: eagle
Gerðar: protector
Geri: greedy person
Gerpir: Iceland's easternmost point
Gestill: name of a sea god
Gestur: guest, stranger
Geysir: geyser, energy
Gífur: dog of Menglada
Gikkur: show-off
Gillir: word for eagle or bullock
Gillungur: a giant
Gimsteinn: gem stone
Ginfaxi: magical sign
Ginnar: falcon
Gípar: old and rare man's name
Gísl: bright horse
Gísli: man's name
Gissur: man's name
Gjafall: giver
Gjafar: giver, or one who is given
Gjúki: giver
Glaður: happy, merry
Glámblesi: wide blaze (even with blue eye)
Glampi: light ray, glowing eye
Glámur: horse with wide blaze, ghost
Glanni: reckless, dark devil
Glasi: fisheye
Glaumur: merriment
Glettingur: teasing
Glirnir: one who giggles and laughs
Glitfaxi: glittering mane
Glitnir: glittering
Gljáfaxi: glittering mane
Gljásvartur: glossy black
Glóðafeykir: a mountain
Glófaxi: light or golden mane
Glófextur: with a light or golden mane
Glói: glowing
Glóinn: the glowing one
Glókollur: red golden mane, firecrest
Glóni: colourful
Glossi: flaming eyes, flash
Glotti: shining area on ice, grinning person
Gluggi: window
Glúmur: dark image
Glymjandi: thunder, noise
Glænefur: light muzzle
Glæpur: crime
Glær: shining, glowing
Glæsir: impressive horse
Gnaddur: young man
Gneisti: spark
Gnúpur: steep mountain
Gnýfari: roaring noise, as riding on pebbles
Gnýfeti: quickfoot
Gnýr: roar, noise, blizzard
Goði: temple bless
Goliat: biblical giant
Gormur: grounds, spir spring
Gos: outbreak
Gosi: knight
Gráði: breeze
Gráfaxi: grey mane
Gráfeldur: grey hair
Grákollur: grey head
Grámann: man's name, grey mane
Gramur: king, duke, vexed
Gránasi: grey horse with snip
Gránefur: grey nose
Grani: old name for a horse
Gráni: grey horse
Grár: grey
Gráskeggur: grey beard
Gráskjóni: grey pinto
Grásteinn: stone grey
Grátittlingur: meadow lark
Grátoppur: grey forelock
Grátur: grief, weeping
Greifi: earl
Grettir: name of a dragon, famous outlaw
Grímaldur: troll of a fairy tale
Grímnir: disguised person
Grímur: masked person
Grindill: storm
Gripnir: robber, viking
Grípur: name of a vulture
Guðbrandur: man's name
Gulkollur: yellow head
Gullfaxi: golden mane
Gullfeti: golden footed
Gullinbursti: boar in the sagas
Gullinfaxi: golden mane
Gullintanni: golden teeth
Gullkollur: golden head
Gullnir: a giant
Gullskjóni: yellow pinto
Gullskór: golden foot
Gulltoppur: golden forelock
Gullver: the yellow one, golden man
Gulur: yellow
Gumi: old, dignified word for man
Gungnir: Óðinn's spear
Gunnar: man's name
Gunnálfur: a dwarf
Gunnfaxi: battle horse with big mane
Gústi: diminution of Águst
Gustur: storm, blizzard
Gutti: diminution of Guttormur
Gvendur: diminution of Guðmundur
Gýgjar: fiddler
Gýlfi: name of a sea-god, duke
Gyllir: the golden one
Gýmir: a god of the sea
Gyrðir: pinto horse with white side, girth, man's name
Gæðingur: perfect riding horse

Háblesi: long blaze
Haddi: short for Haraldur
Haddingur: warrior
Hafall: a giant
Háfeti: with high leg movements
Hafsteinn: man's name
Hafur: billy-goat, man's name
Hafþór: man's name
Haki: chop
Hákon: man's name
Halastjarni: comet
Háleggur: long legs
Hálfdan: man's name
Halldór: man's name
Hallgrímmur: man's name
Hallkell: man's name
Hallþór: man's name
Hamar: hammer, rock
Hamdir: son of Gudrun, legendary hero
Hamðir: falcon
Hamskerpir: father of Hófvarpnir
Hamur: roan horse
Handleggur: forearm
Haraldur: man's name
Hárekur: man's name
Harki: noise
Harkur: fire
Harri: name of an ox
Háski: the fast one, danger
Hásteinn: man's name
Hástigi: horse's name
Hástígur: lifting his legs high
Hátign: highness
Hátið: festival
Hattur: hat, custom
Haukur: hawk
Hausti: like autumn
Hávar: huge warrior
Héðinn: dressed in leather, manís name
Heiðar: inhabitant of the heath, manís name
Heiðingi: wolf
Heiðir: falcon
Heimir: man's name
Heimur: universe, home
Hektor: Greek hero
Helgi: saint
Helmingur: half part
Helsi: collar
Helsingi: Barnacle Goose
Hemlir: king of the sea
Hengill: slope
Herkir: fire
Hermóður: herald of the gods, man's name
Hersir: Norwegian chief
Hervar: man's name
Hildigöltur: helmet
Hildingur: king
Hildir: warrior
Hildólfur: man's name
Hilmar: man's name
Hilmir: man's name
Hinrik: man's name
Hirðir: herdsman
Hjaðningur: descendant of Héðinn
Hjalli: ledge, terrace, rare man's name
Hjálmur: helmet
Hjalti: man's name
Hjarrandi: the loud one
Hjúpur: cover, veil
Hjör: sword
Hjörðungur: herdsman
Hjörleifur: man's name
Hjörtur: stag
Hjörvar: surname
Hlátur: laughter
Hlaupastingur: stitches in the side, pleuralgia
Hlébarður: leopard
Hleiðólfur: a dwarf
Hlenni: thief
Hlér: name of Ægir
Hlíðar: slope
Hljómur: pretty sound, tune
Hlykkur: bay, inlet
Hlymur: sound of hooves
Hlynur: wages, maple
Hlýri: cheek, brother
Hlýrnir: sky
Hlöður: name from the sagas
Hlöðver: man's name
Hlöðvir: man's name
Hlömmuður: storm
Hnaggur: little rock
Hnakkur: saddle
Hnaukur: mountain top
Hnefi: fist
Hniflungur: rare man's name
Hnífur: knife
Hnjótur: grass hill
Hnjúkur: mountain top
Hnokki: young lad
Hnollur: shower
Hnotti: grass hill
Hnúði: whale
Hnúður: hunchback, name for a whale
Hnútur: knot, a son of Grýla
Hnýðingur: whale
Hnýfill: son of Grýla
Hofsi: horse's name
Hófur: hoof
Hófvarpnir: throws his hooves
Holti: lives on a hill
Hómer: Greek poet
Hóseas: biblical prophet
Hraðboði: express messenger
Hraði: speed
Hrafn: raven
Hrafnfaxi: horse with dark mane
Hrafnfinnur: horse's name
Hrafnkarl: black guy
Hrafnkell: man's name
Hrafnketill: man's name
Hrapi: fire
Hraumi: show-off
Hreggfaxi: wind in the mane
Hreggmóður: brave in the storm
Hreggnasi: with uneven snip
Hreggviður: old and rare man's name
Hreimur: sound, name of a slave
Hreinn: pure, sheer, male reindeer
Hrímandi: fog from frost
Hrímfaxi: frosted, white mane
Hrími: frosted one
Hrímnir: hoar frost
Hrímur: frosted
Hringfaxi: wonderhorse in a fairy tale
Hringur: ring, ring-eyed horse
Hringver: man's name
Hrjóður: sky
Hróar: old man's name
Hróði: inconsiderate person
Hróður: fame
Hroftur: sorcerer
Hrói: old man's name (Hrói Höttur means Robin Hood)
Hroki: arrogance, haughtiness
Hrólfur: wolf, man's name
Hrollur: shuddering
Hrumnir: a giant
Hrungnir: a ring in the saga
Hrútur: ram
Hrymur: a giant
Hrökkvir: a giant
Hugar: ghost
Hugi: brave horse, remembrance
Huginn: one of Óðinn's ravens
Hugleikur: one that is liked
Hugljúfur: very friendly
Hugur: thought, ghost
Hugstarri: a dwarf
Humli: name from the sagas
Humlungur: son of Humli
Húni: bear cub
Hvatur: quick
Hvellur: bang, boom
Hvinur: whining like the wind
Hvítfaxi: white mane
Hvítingur: white horse, albino
Hvítur: white
Hvæsir: snorting
Hyltingur: lives on a hill
Hylur: deep part of a creek
Hymir: a giant
Hæringur: herring, dapple grey
Höður: warrior
Höfði: cape, headland
Högni: man's name, tom cat
Högnuður: magical sign, prize
Höldur: farmer, land owner
Hörður: brave, manís name
Höskuldur: horse with grey forelock
Höttur: son of Grýla, hat, hood

Igull: hedgehog, porcupine, hair that sticks up
Illugi: man's name
Ímnir: sword
Indíánaskjóni: indian pinto
Indíáni: american indian
Ingimar: man's name
Ingimundur: man's name
Ingólfur: man's name
Ingvar: man's name
Íringur: horse with light spots
Ísak: biblical name
Ísjaki: ice-floe, iceberg
Ísólfur: ice-wolf, man's name
Ívan: man's name

Jaki: iceberg
Jálfur: noise
Jari: name of a dwarf
Jarl: earl
Jarpblesi: brown horse with blaze
Jarpnasi: brown horse with snip
Jarpskjóni: brown pinto
Jarpstjarni: brown horse with star
Jarpur: brown horse
Jeremias: biblical man's name
Jófreður: loves horses
Jógrímur: rare man's name
Jói: diminution of Jóhann
Jókell: old and rare man's name
Jóki: small horse
Jómar: name from the sagas
Jón: man's name
Jónas: man's name
Jónatan: biblical name
Jór: horse (poetic)
Jórekur: man's name
Jósafat: man's name
Jósteinn: horse-stone, man's name
Júlli: pet name (Julius)
Júpiter: Roman god
Jöfur: wild boar, king
Jökull: glacier
Jörfi: sandbank
Jörmungandur: son of Loki
Jörmuni: horse
Jörundur: man's name
Jörvi: sandbank
Jötunn: giant

Kafteinn: captain
Kaktus: cactus
Kain: biblical name
Kaldi: cold breeze
Kálfur: calf
Kali: cold wind
Kalli: diminution of Karl
Kalsi: cold weather
Kambur: rooster comb, impressive mane
Kanill: cinammon
Kapall: horse
Kappi: hero, warrior
Kári: harp of the wind, man's name
Kaspar: man's name
Kátur: cheerful, dog's name
Keilir: vulcano
Keli: flatterer, merriment
Kembingur: cruiser
Ketill: kettle, man's name
Kettlingur: kitten
Kiljan: man's name (famous writer)
Kinni: with differently coloured cheeks
Kinningur: with differently coloured cheeks
Kinnskjóni: pinto with spots on the cheeks
Kinnskær: with white cheeks/glowing cheeks
Kisi: pet word for cat
Kjammi: differently coloured jaws
Kjáni: fool
Kjarkur: braveness
Kjarni: kernel
Kjartan: man's name
Kjarval: surname (famous painter)
Kjói: gull species
Klaki: ice
Klakki: cloud
Kliður: rush, noise
Klökkur: torn
Klókur: slick, shifty
Knútur: man's name
Knörr: viking ship with raised dragon in front
Kobbi: baby seal
Kokkur: cook
Kolbakur: black back
Kolbeinn: man's name
Kolfinnur: man's name, black horse
Kólfur: spear
Kolgrímur: man's name
Kollur: top of the head, forelock
Kolskeggur: black beard
Kolur: coal black
Kóngur: king
Konungur: king
Kopar: copper
Kópur: baby seal
Korgur: coffee grounds, for a very dark bay horse
Kórall: coral
Kormákur: man's name
Kostur: advantage, good quality
Kraftur: power
Krákur: crow
Krapi: sleet
Kristall: crystal
Krókur: hook, chin
Krummi: nickname for raven
Kubbur: stump, fatso
Kúfur: hat, hood, cap (for pintos)
Kuggur: little boat
Kuldi: coldness
Kulur: cold breeze
Kvasir: a giant
Kveikur: wick
Kveldroði: sunset glow
Kveldúlfur: evening-wolf, old icelandic man's name
Kvikur: lively
Kvistur: twig, tree knot
Kyndill: torch
Kölski: devil, satan
Köttur: cat

Lagsi: friend, companion
Laki: patch, name of volcano
Láki: shark, nick name for Þorlákur
Landfari: one travelling on land
Landi: Icelander in a foreign country
Laski: wedge
Laufi: leaf
Laukur: onion
Leiftri: sparkling, flash
Leifur: man's name
Leiknir: skillful, supple
Leikur: playful, lively
Leiri: clay-colored horse, palomino
Leistur: horse with sock
Leó: man's name, lion
Léttféti: light footed
Léttir: light, fast
Listi: edge, railing
Litfari: horse that changes color with the seasons
Litur: colour
Ljómi: radiance
Ljóri: dormer window
Ljóskollur: light forelock
Ljósvaki: that time period in which there is light
Ljúflingur: favourite, elf
Ljúfur: friendly, kind
Loðinn: shaggy, long haired
Lögur: liquid, water
Loftur: name for Loki
Logi: light, flame
Loki: brother of Óðinn, god of deceit (Loke)
Lómur: Red Throated Diver (bird)
Lubbi: with long shaggy hair
Lundi: puffin, black and white pinto
Lykill: key, solution
Lýsingur: the light horse, the palomino
Lýsir: proclaimer

Magni: strong, powerful, man's name
Magnús: man's name
Máni: moon
Már: seagull, man's name
Markús: man's name
Mars: Roman god
Matti: diminution of Matthias
Máttur: power, strength
Mávur: seagull
Mélnir: bit, snaffle, (Nordic mythological horse in the Voelsunga epic).
Merkúr: Roman god
Miðill: agent, mediator
Mímir: the giant of wisdom
Mjölnir: Thor's hammer
Móalingur: blue dun
Móði: son of Thor
Mókollur: blue dun or silver dapple + head
Moldi: buckskin
Moldskjóni: buckskin pinto
Mór: heath
Móri:  smoky black
Morgunn: morning
Morgunroði: morning red, dawn
Mósart: Mozart
Mósi: blue dun
Móskjóni: blue dun pinto
Muggur: snow drizzle
Mundilfari: father of the moon and the sun
Muni: understanding
Muninn: a raven of Óðinn
Munkur: monk
Muskur: mist, drizzle, smoky black
Myrkvi: darkness
Mökkur: dust cloud, smoke, dense cloud
Mökkvi: darkness, dark cloud
Mörður: marten
Möttull: cape (pinto)

Naddur: tip, spear
Naður: snake
Nafar: borer, drill
Naggur: strong little lad, little sharp stone
Naglfari: mythological ship of the dead
Nagli: nail
Narfi: skinny
Nasi: horse with snip
Naskur: sneaky, dexterous
Natan: man's name
Náttfari: night owl, one who travels by night
Nátthrafn: nighthawk
Nátttröll: night-troll
Náttur: night
Naut: bull
Nebbi: mouth
Neisti: spark
Nennir: ghost horse
Neri: miser
Nertill: fire
Nesi: from a peninsula
Níðhöggur: dragon
Niðhöttur: dark hat, cape, hood
Niði: dark one, a dwarf
Nístingur: cold wind
Njáll: man's name
Njörður: a god
Nói: Noah
Nonni: diminution of Jón
Norðri: from the north
Nótti: loves the night
Nubbur: stump, fatso
Númi: horse's name
Núpur: steep mountain, peak
Nykur: horse creature, lives in lakes, grey horse
Næðingur: cold wind
Næfill: name of the sea king
Nökkvi: stone boat of the giants
Nör: father of the night
Nös: nostril, snip

Óðinn: Germanic god
Óður: irate, Freya's spouse
Oddi: man's name
Oddur: spear, point, man's name
Ófeigur: survivor, one not destined to die
Ólafur: man's name
Óli: diminution for Ólafur
Ómur: pretty sound, tune
Óri: a dwarf
Ormur: worm, snake
Orri: A bird species (heathcock).
Óskar: man's name (ósk means wish)
Óskasteinn: wishstone
Óspakur: unsettled
Ótrauður: undaunt, quick
Óttar: man's name
Otur: otter

Pá: peacock
Páfi: pope
Páll: man's name (Paul)
Palli: diminution of Páll
Pálmi: palm tree, man's name
Patti: little boy
Pegasus: winged horse in Greek mythology
Peli: flask, wedge
Peningur: money
Penni: pen
Pési: diminution of Pétur
Pétur: man's name (Peter)
Piltur: boy
Pinni: lad, stick
Pipar: pepper
Prins: prince
Prúður: dressed up, beautiful, polite
Punktur: period (symbol), little star
Putti: small horse

Rafn: raven, man's name
Raggi: pet name for Ragnar
Ragnar: man's name
Randver: man's name (used more on pintos than other colors)
Rauðhöfði: vicious in a fairy tale, red head, a duck species
Rauður: chestnut
Reginn: name of a dwarf
Reifur: lively, glad
Reimar: horse's name
Rektór: rector
Reykur: smoke
Reynir: man's name, warrior
Reyr: man's name
Riddari: knight
Risi: giant
Roði: red colour
Rosi: bad and harsh weather
Rosti: arrogant person
Rúbín: ruby
Rúnar: man's name
Runólfur: man's name
Rútur: man's name
Röðull: sun, the red one
Rögnvaldur: man's name
Rökkvi: night, twilight, used on a dark horse
Röskur: quick, energetic

Safír: sapphire
Sálmur: psalm
Salómon: biblical king
Samson: biblical man's name
Sámur: dark colour, name of a famous dog in the saga's
Segull: magnet
Seifur: Zeus
Selur: seal (animal)
Serkur: shirt, smock (used on pintos)
Siggi: short for Sigurður
Sighvatur: man's name
Sigurður: man's name
Sigvaldi: man's name
Siklingur: king
Silfri: silvery
Silfurfaxi: silver mane
Silfurtoppur: silver forelock
Silkitoppur: silk forelock
Sindri: sparkling, dwarf's name
Sirkill: circle
Sjóli: king, duke
Skafti: man's name
Skagfjörð: surname, means from Skagafjörður
Skallagrímur: man's name, a name from the sagas
Skári: a slice (fits on a horse with such a marking)
Skati: generous man, an old poetic word for "a man"
Skáti: boy scout
Skeggi: with a beard
Skelfir: One who makes something tremble (one who impresses fear)
Skelkur: horror, fright
Skelmir: rascal, prankster
Skemill: stool
Skenkur: present, gift, a dining room cupboard
Skildingur: coin
Skinfaxi: shining mane
Skiptingur: colour changer (roan)
Skírnir: Freyr's servant and messenger (a poetic name)
Skjanni: shining, with white forehead
Skjóni: pinto
Skjöldur: shield
Skjór: magpie
Skörungur: brave, intrepid
Skolli: devil
Skór: shoe
Skorri: a man's name
Skotti: white horse with dark tail, ghost
Skrámur: name for the moon, also a name for an old/wrinkled/grey-skinned man (not dignified, but cute and funny)
Skratti: devil
Skrauti: decorated
Skriður: Speed, a working tempo happening
Skrúður: beautifully coloured, a name for a very whitish rock on Iceland
Skrumari: show-off
Skröggur: old man (cute but not dignified name)
Skúfur: pompom
Skuggabaldur: someone dark, a mythological creature (offspring of a cat and a fox)
Skuggi: shadow, dark horse
Skúli: man's name
Skúmur: species of gull (brown)
Skundi: speedy one, someone that runs on errands.
Skúti: little cave
Skýfaxi: cloud mane
Sleipnir: Óðinn's eight-legged horse
Slungnir: the clever one, the horse of King Aðil
Slöngvir: distributor, one who throws things, the fast one, the horse of King Aðil
Smári: white clover
Smellur: bang
Smyrill: merlin
Snafs: schnapps
Snapi: beggar
Snarfari: travelling fast
Snarfaxi: lively horse with impressive mane
Snarpur: energetic, powerful
Snepill: patch, snip
Snerill: door knob
Snerrir: quarrelsome person
Snigill: snail
Sníkir: parasite, sponger
Snillingur: master, virtuoso
Snjall: clever, skillful
Snöggur: the fast one
Snoppi: muzzle, one with different colored muzzle
Snorri: man's name
Snotri: beautiful, clever one
Snotur: clever and beautiful
Snúður: advantage, arrogance, bun
Snæfaxi: snow mane
Snækollur: snow poll
Snær: snow
Snævar: name from the sagas
Sokki: horse with high socks, stockings
Sokkur: sock
Sólargeisli: ray of sunlight
Sóldan: Sultan
Sólfari: one who travels with the sun
Sólfaxi: golden mane, sunny mane
Sólon: man's name
Sómi: honour, respect
Sorti: darkness
Sóti: sooty, liver chestnut
Spakur: quiet, friendly, easy to catch, wise
Spani: always on the move
Spegill: mirror
Sporður: tail, fishtail (with different colored tail)
Spori: pathfinder, a tolting machine
Sprengur: sprint
Sprettur: sprint
Sproti: sprout
Sprækur: lively, energetic
Stakur: unique, outstanding
Starkaður: man's name
Stari: starling
Stefnir: man's name
Steggur: male bird
Stígandi: a diligent walker, trekker
Stillir: a king
Stirnir: shining
Stjarni: with star
Stjörnufákur: riding horse (poetic name for a horse) with star
Stólpi: column, pillar, one that supports and can be trusted
Stormur: storm
Stórstjarni: tall horse with star, or a horse with a big star
Strákur: boy
Straumur: tide, stream, current
Stúfur: the short one
Sturla: man's name
Styggur: the shy one
Stökkull: galopping horse, one that jumps.  Also a whale species
Suðri: a dwarf.  One from the south
Surtur: fire giant, black horse
Suttungur: a giant
Svaði: a giant, a rough type
Svaðilfari: magical horse of a giant, one that goes on difficult journeys
Svaki: the rough one
Svali: coolness, fresh
Svalinn: mythical shield in front of the sun (so the horse pulling the sun's carriage won't get burned)
Svalur: cold
Svanur: swan
Svarri: shrew
Svartbakur: great black-backed gull
Svarthöfði: black head, also: Darth Vader from Star Wars
Svartur: black horse
Svásuður: the mild one, father of the summer (giant)
Svegðir: king
Sveggjuður: horse
Sveiði: name for a sea king
Sveiður: ox, bullock
Sveigir: old man's name
Sveipuður: old name for horse (from Völsunga kviða)
Sveipur: curly hair
Svelgur: greedy eater, vortex, whirlpool
Sverrir: man's name
Svertingur: black, man's name from the Saga's
Svipdapur: sad face
Svipuður: horse
Svipur: facial expression
Svörður: scalp, sward
Svörfuður: sweeping
Sæfaxi: sea-mane
Sæmingur: dark
Sævar: seaman, viking, man's name
Sölgi: dark
Sölvi: pale, man's name
Sörli: famous horse from a poem
Sörvi: name for the sea king

Tafar: son of Grýla
Tandri: fire (poetic)
Tappi: the little one
Teigur: piece of land
Teitur: cheerful, glad
Teningur: cube, dice
Tenór: tenor (singer)
Tígull: diamonds (playing cards)
Tilberi: ugly ghost
Tindur: peak
Tinni: black like a firestone
Tjaldari: old word for a tolting horse
Tjaldur: magpie (bird)
Tjörvi: man's name
Tobbi: pet name for various man's names
Tolli: pet name
Tónn: tone, sound
Toppur: forelock (in contrasting colour)
Torfi: peat, man's name
Tossi: unintellegent, dense
Tóti: pet name for Þórarinn
Trafali: handicap
Tralli: reckless
Trandill: old man's name
Trausti: strong, reliable
Traustur: reliable horse
Tremill: devil
Trítill: whipped snapper, spinning top
Tróstan: horse's name
Tryggur: trusty, faithful
Tryggvi: loyal, faithful
Tryllingur: fieriness
Trölli: big horse, giant
Tumi: man's name
Tvífari: double, horse that changes color
Tvíserkur: horse that changes color
Tvistur: two stars
Týr: god of war
Tyrfingur: sword

Úði: spray, drizzle
Uggi: fear, anxiety, fin (of a fish or whale), rare man's name
Úlfur: man's name, wolf
Ullur: name for Ullinn, norse god
Undri: astounding, peculiar
Ungi: young one, duckling, bird's chick
Uni: a dwarf
Úranus: a planet
Utlagi: outlaw

Vaði: old man's name
Vafi: insecurity, doubt
Vagl: dwarf, white spot in horse's sclera
Vakri-Skjóni: pacing pinto (from an icelandic poem)
Vakur: horse of the Morning (norse mythology)
Vákur: falcon, hawk
Valdimar: man's name
Valföður: name of Óðinn
Valhrímnir: poetic name helmet
Váli: son of Óðinn
Vallari: traveller, pilgrim
Valnir: sword
Valtýr: name for Óðinn
Valur: falcon
Vandi: proposal
Vandill: sword
Vargur: wolf, shrew
Varinn: old man's name
Varmi: warmth
Vaskur: brave, active, hardy
Vegbjartur: horse
Vegdrasill: a dwarf
Vegdraupnir: horse
Veruleiki: reality
Vestri: a dwarf, from the west
Vetur: winter
Veturliði: bear, "winter's help", man's name
Viðauki: addition
Víðbláinn: sky, wide blue
Viddi: a giant, pet name for Viðar
Víðfeðmir: sky
Víðförli: traveller
Víðir: sea (poetic)
Viður: wood, name for Óðinn
Vífill: man's name
Vígblær: Helgi's horse in the Völsunga poem, "the breeze of the war"
Viggi: ox, bullock
Vígglitnir: old word for horse
Viggó: horse
Víggur: horse
Víglundur: man's name
Vignir: man's name
Víkingur: viking
Víli: brother of Óðinn
Vilji: willingness, longing, goal
Villingur: untamed, wild horse
Vilmundur: man's name
Vilnir: bear
Vilskarpur: bear
Vindill: a giant
Vindljóni: father of the Winter
Vindstjarni: silver dapple with star
Vindsvalur: wind-cold
Vindur: wind, horse with silver mane
Vingþor: Thor
Vingskornir: horse of the Valkyrie Sigurdrífa
Vingull: shy young horse, man that can't make decisions
Vingur: old word for horse
Vinnil: name for the sea king
Vinur: friend
Vípar: a giant
Virfill: old word for horse
Virfir: dwarf
Vitnir: wolf
Vitringur: wise man
Vopni: one with weapon
Vordagur: spring day
Vægir: sword, one that makes you give in
Vængskjóni: winged pinto
Vængur: wing (pinto)
Vöggur: old and rare man's name
Völsi: a giant's name
Völsungur: old and rare man's name
Völur: magic wand
Völustallur: son of Grýla
Vöttur: glove, ancient man's name

Ylur: friendly, warm
Ymsi: a giant
Yngvi: man's name
Yrðlingur: young fox
Ýri: one with frecles of some sort, one that has had a drizzle
Ýringur: one with frecles of some sort, drizzle

Þjálfi: servant of Thor, a fast sprinter
Þegn: old word for horse, subject (of a king or country)
Þengill: king (poetic)
Þeyr: thaw, mild temperatures
Þiklingur: a giant
Þjálmi: old and rare man's name
Þjassi: giant
Þjótur: wind, one who sweeps by
Þófi: saddle pad
Þokki: Grace, attractiveness, nice disposition
Þór: god of thunder (Thor)
Þórarinn: man's name
Þorbergur: man's name
Þorbjörn: man's name
Þorgeir: man's name
Þórgnýr: man's name
Þorgrimur: man's name
Þorkell: man's name
Þorlákur: man's name
Þorleifur: man's name
Þorri: old name for a winter month, man's name
Þorsteinn: thunderstone, man's name
Þorvaldur: man's name
Þótti: haughtiness, pride
Þráður: thread, band, rope
Þrái: stubborn
Þráinn: stubborn, man's name
Þrafi: raven
Þrándur: boar
Þrasi: man's name
Þristur: three stars
Þrjótur: crook, bugger
Þrumugnýr: thunder
Þrymir: fight
Þrymur: giant
Þröstur: thrush (bird)
Þumalingur: Tom Thumb
Þumall: thumb
Þumlungur: thumb, inch
Þurs: giant
Þýðfari: horse with smooth gaits
Þýður: soft, smooth, in temper and gaits
Þyrill: name of a mountain, rough hair, swirl, whirl

Æður: eider (bird)
Ægir: god of the sea
Æringi: merry person, joker, jackanapes

Öðlingur: noble, kind-hearted
Öggur: fish
Öglir: falcon
Ögmundur: man's name
Ögri: challenger
Ölmóður: one who drinks ale
Ölvaldi: a giant
Ölvaldur: rare man's name
Ölviður: old and rare man's name
Ölvir: man's name
Önnungur: slave
Örn: eagle
Örvadrumbur: son of Grýla

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