Icelandic Lesson #30: 50 Most Common Icelandic Names (Male) - Pronunciation


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  • Talysa Stefansdottir
    Talysa Stefansdottir 10 days ago


  • minjun choi
    minjun choi 22 days ago

    Góðan daginn! Ég heiti leo, ég er Brasilíu og að læra íslensku á mitt eigið.

  • Peppy Pony
    Peppy Pony 2 months ago


  • 中本ジョルジ
    中本ジョルジ 6 months ago

    My name is ジョルジ(Jorge), I want Old Norse name similar to my type of Jörgen or Bjørge which one is more correct?

    • MrPicky
      MrPicky Month ago

      Jörgen is a name in Icelandic as well as the other Nordic languages (Iceland & Sweden write Jörgen while Denmark & Norway Jørgen). I don't believe it comes from Old Norse since it seems to originally come from German (actually a lower form for Georg) and the earliest documented mention is from the 14th century.

    • Byezbozhnik
      Byezbozhnik 4 months ago

      Jorge spelled in Japanese?!

  • 12388753
    12388753 10 months ago

    I'm Norwegian, and my name is Jon

  • Best channel Ever
    Best channel Ever Year ago +1

    my name is guðmundur steinn markússon

  • Adnan Halde
    Adnan Halde Year ago

    really needs serious jawmuscles to be able to pronunce this names correctly lol

  • { Nørge }
    { Nørge } Year ago

    my name is Brynn :P

  • Gregor Floor
    Gregor Floor Year ago

    HODOR.... Mjolnir

  • Bara Bara
    Bara Bara Year ago


    • Xeeten Tina
      Xeeten Tina Year ago

      Im suprised I didnt see like 50 comments liket this

  • Nata
    Nata Year ago +2

    Wow! Thank you so much for this video. I've been trying to find the Icelandic pronunciation for Kjartan everywhere, but only have been able to find the Norwegian version.
    Edit: also, I've always heard that the 'r' is rolled/trilled in Icelandic. Are there exceptions, or am I just not hearing it properly?

  • JaySleepy
    JaySleepy Year ago +11

    I never ever crossed 10 likes on a comment so please like this

  • TikTokToxic
    TikTokToxic Year ago

    Is Hugo a name heard in Iceland? I'm trying to pick between Hugo and Bjorn. I like Hugo, but I don't know if there are many with that name there...

    • TikTokToxic
      TikTokToxic Year ago

      Bryndis Inga Ok cool! I think I'll name him Hugo! Thanks!

    • Bryndis Inga
      Bryndis Inga Year ago

      I'm pretty sure it exists in icelandic but it's very rare.

  • Jacob
    Jacob 2 years ago +4

    My Icelandic name would be Jakob Nikulásson (my father's name is Nick).

  • Ingo Is An Artist
    Ingo Is An Artist 2 years ago +21

    Why am I watching this? i'm an Icelandic female

  • Calin Buruian
    Calin Buruian 2 years ago +2

    hey wtf sigmundur has to be nr 1 heimsku ha'alvitar!!

  • Walter Taljaard
    Walter Taljaard 2 years ago +2

    The Vikings are coming :)

  • Back2BackGaming HD
    Back2BackGaming HD 2 years ago


  • Omer Sokol
    Omer Sokol 2 years ago +1

    beautiful names

  • cream bun
    cream bun 2 years ago +1


  • The Spare Channel
    The Spare Channel 3 years ago +6

    I came here to find a name for a character in my story, and I realized that the names of all the male members of Of Monsters And Men are here, and Nanna isn't on the female list. Kinda funny, I guess.

    • Mýra Angelíne
      Mýra Angelíne 2 years ago

      Ragnar. Kristjan Páll. Brynjar. Arnar. Bjarni.

  • Brinni Leo
    Brinni Leo 3 years ago

    Númer eitt er mjög allgengt ég veit um að minnsta kosti 6 aðila sem heita Jón.

    • Ding Dong
      Ding Dong Year ago

      Brinni Leo Ég á fjölskyldu meðlim sem hét jón og skýrði alla 3 syni sína jón og einn af þeim skýrði einn son sinn jón.

  • Brinni Leo
    Brinni Leo 3 years ago

    My name at 45 (yuss)

  • Jökull Smárason
    Jökull Smárason 3 years ago

    Where's jökull?

  • Bruce Warren
    Bruce Warren 3 years ago

    Reading the Arnaldur Indriadson Reykjavik murder mysteries,a n this was a great help for the character names. Tak.

  • Genaye Deal
    Genaye Deal 3 years ago

    How would you say the name theódór (or þeódór???) My character in my novel is Icelandic and I just want to know the pronunciation of certain names.

    • MrPicky
      MrPicky Month ago

      Sorry for the late reply and hopefully you've already learnt about it (just noticed this for the 1st time :( and had some free time on my hands LOL ) but in modern time Iceland we say Theodór with an hard T without the h sounding (Teodór). If the word was Þeodór it would be like you would pronounce it in English with Th like in Thunder. Þ (þ) is pronounced like th in thunder while Ð (ð) is pronounced like th in the (like the end).

  • Connor Anderson
    Connor Anderson 3 years ago +1

    Hi :) quick question, how do you pronounce the 'r' sound on the end of some of the names? I'm kinda struggling with it

    • Connor Anderson
      Connor Anderson 3 years ago

      +Fabrizio Illuminati Thanks :)

    • Fabrizio Illuminati
      Fabrizio Illuminati 3 years ago

      The R at the end of a word is a rolled R like the others, except it's voiceless.

  • Leo Travassos
    Leo Travassos 4 years ago +7

    Goðan daginn! Ég heiti Leo, ég er brasilíu og ég er ad læra íslensku á mitt eigið. I plan to live in Islandí for a few years when I'm a bit older. Thanks for the awesome video lessons! Bless!

    • ChromserOI 9
      ChromserOI 9 10 months ago


    • Leo Travassos
      Leo Travassos Year ago +1

      Ég er sammála! En svo erfitt...

    • Abiel Ticas
      Abiel Ticas Year ago +1

      Leo Travassos Ég líka elska íslensku, það er fallegt mál! 😆

    • Leo Travassos
      Leo Travassos 2 years ago

      Takk fyrir Alex!! En það var fyrir löngu síðan. Ég er að læra sænsku nú :) Talarðu sænsku?

  • David Nunes
    David Nunes 4 years ago

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  • CraftSized
    CraftSized 4 years ago

    2:36 maður segir Guðmundur ekki Gvuðmundur

    • FeiaFarfalana
      FeiaFarfalana 3 years ago

      Thank you.

    • Jonasinn
      Jonasinn 3 years ago +1

      +FeiaFarfalana yes you are right, its Gvud

    • FeiaFarfalana
      FeiaFarfalana 3 years ago

      I've heard that "Guð-" should be pronounced [kvjud] - isn't that right?

  • Diana Ivette
    Diana Ivette 4 years ago +1

    Oddly enough, a lot of these are pronounced the way the Spanish would pronounce them. Makes it easier for me to learn Icelandic, as I'm Spanish! :) Takk!

  • Cool Icelandic Lessons

    Cool! Where are you from? :)

  • Cool Icelandic Lessons
    Cool Icelandic Lessons  5 years ago +1

    Hahah that's awesome, you should go back sometime! :) Thanks for commenting

  • Seth Morabito
    Seth Morabito 5 years ago

    When I was an exchange student in Iceland, I asked everybody to call me Gísli! Gísli Eðvarðsson, because my father's name is Edward. They found it a lot easier to say than my American name, "Seth" :)
    It was such a wonderful experience, I would love to go back again.

  • plantashes
    plantashes 5 years ago

    So many saga names!

  • The Skooma Cat
    The Skooma Cat 5 years ago

    Yey, so my name is Stefán witch is the 9th famous name in Ísland, and my favourite number is 9 :D