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


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  • chicken nugget
    chicken nugget 15 days ago


  • Davið Icelandic
    Davið Icelandic 28 days ago +2

    My name is 28

  • dirty_paint
    dirty_paint Month ago

    im having a fucking stroke

  • Joanie Shamburger
    Joanie Shamburger 2 months ago +2

    Number 1 should've been Stefan and number 10 should've been Magnus. If nobody gets it (which you guys should) then I'm talking about Magnus who was the creator of Lazy Town and played the roll as Sportacus and Stefan played Robbie Rotten who claimed he was number 1, which is true. Stefan will always be number 1 to us

    • Talysa Stefansdottir
      Talysa Stefansdottir 4 days ago

      Omg finally someone who thinks the same way like me! We love u Stefan 🖤🙏🏻

  • Talysa Stefansdottir
    Talysa Stefansdottir 4 months ago +1


  • Rf Value
    Rf Value 4 months ago

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

  • Peppy Pony
    Peppy Pony 6 months ago


  • 中本ジョルジ
    中本ジョルジ 10 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 5 months 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 8 months ago

      Jorge spelled in Japanese?!

  • 12388753
    12388753 Year ago

    I'm Norwegian, and my name is Jon

  • pappakassi með sósu

    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 +1

    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 2 years 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 2 years ago +14

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

    • Felicity of Nonsense
      Felicity of Nonsense 3 months ago

      +12388753 You didn't have a reason to dislike them. (??) So I disliked you for disliking such an innocent comment. :)

    • 12388753
      12388753 Year ago

      I disliked :D

  • TikTokToxic
    TikTokToxic 2 years 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...

    • Gunnhild Edwards
      Gunnhild Edwards 3 months ago

      It's rare but does exist

    • TikTokToxic
      TikTokToxic 2 years ago

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

    • Bryndis Inga
      Bryndis Inga 2 years 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 +25

    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 +3

    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 3 years ago +1


    • EmilianSpo
      EmilianSpo 2 years ago +1

      infinitesimotel Páll X)

  • The Spare Channel
    The Spare Channel 3 years ago +8

    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)

  • kllhjl Smárason
    kllhjl 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 4 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 5 months 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 4 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 4 years ago

      +Fabrizio Illuminati Thanks :)

    • Fabrizio Illuminati
      Fabrizio Illuminati 4 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 +9

    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 Year ago


    • Leo Travassos
      Leo Travassos Year ago +1

      Ég er sammála! En svo erfitt...

    • אביאל טיקאס
      אביאל טיקאס Year ago +1

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

    • Leo Travassos
      Leo Travassos 3 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 4 years ago

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

  • Diana Ivette
    Diana Ivette 5 years ago +2

    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 +1

    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 +1

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