From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English æppel
"apple" and Old Norse býr
From the name of a town in East Lothian, Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse given name BAGGI
From Swedish berg
"mountain" and man
"man", originally a name for a person living on a mountain.
From Swedish borg
meaning "fortification, castle"
From the English place name Cawston
, derived from the Old Norse given name KÁLFR
combined with Old English tun
meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
Derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri
, of unknown meaning.
DAHL Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse dalr
. A famous of this surname was author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) who is mostly remembered for children's stories such as Matilda
and Henry Sugar
From Swedish dal
meaning "dale, valley" and man
From Old Norse dalr
meaning "valley" and garðr
meaning "yard, farmstead".
DAM Dutch, Danish
Means "dike, dam"
in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means "pond".
From Old Norse eldr
, modern Swedish eld
, meaning "fire"
From Swedish äng
"meadow" and man
"man", originally a name for a person who lived in a meadow.
Means "son of GUSTAF"
. The actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was originally named Greta Gustafsson.
HOLME English, Scottish
Referred either to someone living by a small island (northern Middle English holm
, from Old Norse holmr
) or near a holly tree (Middle English holm
, from Old English holegn
HOLMES English, Scottish
Variant of HOLME
. A famous fictional bearer was Sherlock Holmes, a detective in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mystery stories beginning in 1887.
HORN English, German, Norwegian, Danish
From the Germanic word horn
. This was an occupational name for one who carved objects out of horn or who played a horn, or a person who lived near a horn-shaped geographical feature, such as a mountain or a bend in a river.
Name for one who lived on a hill, from Middle English how "hill"
(of Norse origin).
From Scots kerr
meaning "rough wet ground"
, ultimately from Old Norse kjarr
From numerous towns in northern England named Kirby or Kirkby, derived from Old Norse kirkja
"church" and býr
From northern Middle English kirk "church"
, from Old Norse kirkja
(cognate of CHURCH
From Swedish lind
"linden tree" and gren
"branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
LUND Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English
Indicated a person who lived near a grove of trees, from Old Norse lundr
. There are towns in Sweden and Britain called Lund.
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Uileagóid
meaning "son of Uileagóid"
, a diminutive of UILLEAG
NESS English, Scottish, Norwegian
From English ness
and Norwegian nes
meaning "headland, promontory"
, of Old Norse origin, originally referring to a person who lived there.
From Swedish ö
meaning "island" and man
From Danish øst
, originally denoting a dweller on the eastern side of a place.
Ó SUAIRD Irish
Means "descendant of Suart"
in Irish. Suart
is derived from the Old Norse name SIGURD
From the name of a village that meant "willow farm" in Old English.
SOLBERG Norwegian, Swedish
From a place name, derived from Old Norse sól
"sun" and berg
"mountain". As a Swedish name it may be ornamental.
From a nickname for a big person, derived from Middle English stack "haystack"
, of Old Norse origin.
Ornamental name derived from Swedish sten
"stone" and dahl
"valley" (modern spelling dal
STRAND Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse strǫnd
meaning "beach, sea shore"
. It was originally given to someone who lived on or near the sea.
Derived from Polish Szwed
meaning "Swede, person from Sweden"
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many places in Britain of that name, derived from Old Norse topt
VOLL (1) Norwegian
Originally indicated a person who lived in a meadow, from Old Norse vǫllr "meadow, field"
From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English wilig
meaning "willow" and Old Norse býr
WINTER English, German, Swedish
From Old English winter
or Old High German wintar
. This was a nickname for a person with a cold personality.
Originally denoted someone who came from any of the various places of this name in northern England, from Old Norse vrá
meaning "corner, nook"