Torbjörn, Thorbjörn, Torbjørn, or Thorbjørn (given name) are modern Swedish, Norwegian and Danish forms of the Old Norse and Icelandic name Þorbjörn, meaning thunder (from the name Thor) and bear.
Other variants of the name include the Danish/German form Torben and the predominantly German form Thorben. English variants include Thurburn, Thorburn, Thorbern, Thorebern, Thorber, and Thurber, which are, however, normally used as surnames. Tubby is common in the Norfolk area of England and the early whaling communities of North America.
The Icelandic short form is "Tobbi"; the Swedish is "Tobbe." The supposed site of Þorbjörn's farm in Hrafnkels saga was known as "Tobbahól" by the locals.
Axel is a Scandinavian, German, French, and Dutch masculine given name. In Estonia, Denmark, and Norway the spelling form Aksel is more common. The Finnish form of the name is Akseli. A French feminine form is Axelle.
Einar is a Scandinavian given name deriving from the Old Norse name Einarr, which according to Guðbrandur Vigfússon is directly connected with the concept of the einherjar, warriors who died in battle and ascended to Valhalla in Norse mythology. Vigfússon comments that 'the name Einarr is properly = einheri" and points to a relation to the term with the Old Norse common nouns einarðr and einörð.
Lind is a surname of Swedish origin, and it derived from the German word Linde which relates to the linden tree.
Lina or Līna or "Leena" is a feminine given name. It is Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish feminine given name and surname given name that is a short form of a variety of names ending in -lina including Adelina, Angelina, Apollina, Avelina, Carmelina, Carolina, Emelina, Evangelina, Evelina, Guendalina, Karolina, Kjellina, Kolina, Marcelina, Marcellina, Melina, Messalina, Nikolina, Pålina, Paolina, Paulina, Rosalina, and Žaklina. Lina is a Finnish, Italian, and Slovene feminine given name that is a feminine form of Lino, Lin, and Linus. Līna is a Latvian feminine given name.
Ólafur is a common name in Iceland, derived from the Old Norse Óláfr, meaning "ancestor's relic".
Katrin is a feminine given name. It is a German and Swedish contracted form of Katherine. Katrin may refer to:
The given name Eric, Erich, Erikk, Erik, Erick, or Eirik is derived from the Old Norse name Eiríkr.
Pedersen is a Danish and Norwegian patronymic surname, literally meaning "son of Peder". It is the fourth most common surname in Denmark, shared by about 3.4% of the population, and the sixth most common in Norway. It is of similar origin as the surname Petersen.
Bjorn, Björn, Bjørn, Beorn or, rarely, Bjôrn, Biorn, or Latinized Biornus, Brum (Portuguese), is a Scandinavian male given name, or less often a surname. The name means "bear". In Finnish and Finland Swedish, sometimes also in Swedish, the nickname Nalle refers to Björn.
Events in the year 1990 in Norway.
Thorsten is a Scandinavian given name. The Old Norse name was Þórsteinn. It is a compound of the theonym Thor and sten "stone".
Moen is a Norwegian toponymic surname.
Lund is a common surname, principally of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and English origin. As a common noun lund means grove in all North Germanic languages. Lund may refer to:
Per is a Scandinavian masculine given name. It is derived from the Greek word πετρος (petros) meaning "stone" or "rock". The name is a variant of Peter, a common masculine name of the same origin. Other Scandinavian variants of Per are Pehr, Peer and Pär.
Rasmus is a shortened form of "Erasmus", a name which means "beloved" and was the name of Erasmus of Formia, a well-known saint. It is a common male name in Scandinavia.
Events from the year 2014 in Denmark.
Egil or Egill is a masculine given name derived from Old Norse. It may refer to:
Tone, Tóne or Þone is a given name, nickname and a surname. Tone is a Slovene masculine given name in use as a short form of Anton in Slovenia. It is also a Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish feminine given name used as an alternate form of Torny and a short form of Antona in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Republic of Karelia, Estonia, Greenland and Denmark. Tóne is a Portuguese masculine given name in use as a diminutive of Antônio and António in Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique. Þone is an Old Norse feminine given name that is used as a form of Torny in parts of Norway, Sweden, Iceland, France, England and Scotland as well as in Denmark.
Karolina, Karolína or Karolīna is a feminine given name. Karolina is a Croatian, Danish, Faroese, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Slovene, and Swedish name. Karolína is a Czech, and Icelandic name that is a form of Karolina and Carolina and a diminutive form of Karola and Carola. Karolīna is a Latvian name. Notable people with the name include the following: