Icelandic name generator

This Icelandic name generator will generate either 10 male or female names depending on your choice, but the surnames are different for each gender.

Icelandic names mostly follow a patronymic system, which means the father's name is used as a surname. In addition to that, either -(s)son or -(s)dottir is added to the father's name.

The patronymic system isn't always used. Sometimes the mother's name is used, especially in cases in which the mother wishes to either make a statement or wishes to break as many bonds with the father as possible, but these aren't the only reasons.
It's also possible to have a different surname, one which doesn't follow the patronymic system. This usually happens when somebody from a different culture marries somebody in Iceland, but like choosing the mother's name, it could have many other reasons.

This generator sticks to the patronymic system.
Also note that a good amount of the names in this generator aren't the most modern names in Iceland. Like most countries, cultural influences will have lead to changes and adaptations.
If you want to play it safe, pick the names which sound like modern English names, but with a slight twist.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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