10 Unique Cat Names of Norse Origins: Male Edition


Names of Norse Origins for your Male Cat

Are you having issues with choosing a fitting name for your kitten? don’t worry, we’ve got your back. If you haven’t read our earlier post about unique cat names of Old Norse origins, where we got you a list of ten uncommon female names for your beloved feline, then go check it out!

In this article, we bring to all of you cat owners another list of ten names from Old Norse, language of the Viking. But this time, it’s the male edition. 

  • Vali: pronounced VAH-lee. Meaning "powerful, strong". It is a diminutive of Valerian, which derives from the Latin Valerius. 
  • Ulf: pronounced OOLF. Meaning “wolf man”.
  • Sven: pronounced SVEN. Meaning "boy". Sven is a Scandinavian name of Old Norse origins. 
  • Tait: pronounced as Tayt. Meaning "glad, cheerful". Tait is a cute name derived from the Old Norse word 'teitr'. 
  • Odin: pronounced O-din. Meaning "fury". In Norse mythology, 'Odin' was the chief god of war, wisdom and death.
  • Tyr: pronounced TIR. Meaning "deity, celestial" in Old Norse. 
  • Frey: pronounced FRAY. Meaning "lord". This name is derived from the Old Norse word 'freyr', which means 'lord'. In Norse mythology, the god Ing was also known by the name 'Yngvi freyr', which means 'lord Ing'.
  • Einar: pronounced IE-nahr. Meaning "One who fights alone". As a masculine given name it is mainly used in Scandinavia, and very rarely used in the U.S.
  • Tarben: pronounced TAHR-ben. Meaning bear of Thor, the famous Norse god of thunder.
  • Geir: pronounced GAYR. Meaning "man with a spear" in Old Norse.

As a bonus, here are a couple of recently well known names that originate from Old Norse and that would make a great name for your cat:

  • Gandalf: pronounced GAN-dahlf. Meaning "elf with a wand". Gandalf is an Old Norse name, derived from the words “gandr”, which means 'wand', and “alfr” which means 'elf'. The name became famous after it was used in the well known The Lord of the Ring. 
  • Olaf: pronounced O-lahf. Olaf is derived from the Old Norse name 'Anleifr', itself derived from the words 'anu', which means 'ancestor', and 'leifr', which means 'heir or descendant'. And we all know Olaf from the walking, talking snowman from the movie Frozen!

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This article was inspired by this amazing website where you can find countless names of different origins.

 

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