Nicknames were frequently used for easier identification, some of which later became surnames. They could be complimentary or derogatory - depending upon who or what gave them. Famous nicknames include: Fairhair, Finehair, Tarrybreeks, The Saint, The Red, Bareleg, Cripplehand, The Deep-minded.
|Awair||Hakkandi||Hvelpr||Hvit, Hvitr, Hviti white/fair||Keikr||Kept|
|Kisi||Leggr hollow-bone||Leppr lock of hair||Loðinn hairy||Miðlangr long in the middle||Mildr merciful|
|Miuk||Muli ridge||Musi mouse||Nagli nail||Orri||Pá peacock|
|Rauðskeggjaði redbeard||Refr||Sauðr sheep||Scurfa||Sekkr outlawed||Selki|
|Silki||Skalli hall||Skami disgrace||Skammhals short neck||Skammlaus shameless||Skammr short|
|Skyti||Slagr blow/strike||Slengr||Slodi||Snipr||Sokki fighting|
|Spakr learned||Spilli destroy||Stafn ship's prow||Staki stab||Stakkr stab||Stiartr|
This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.
Copies may be made for personal use only.
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