Names of the Week

Anders

Male
Pronunciation: An-ders
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Son of Andrew
Well-Known Anders’: Anders Johnson (The Almighty Johnsons), Anders (“Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening), Anders du Plessis (Wild at Heart), Anders Abraham Grafstrom (Poet), Anders Holm (Writing)

Freya

Female
Pronunciation: Fray-uh
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Goddess of Love
Well-Known Freyas: Freya Morris (The Tricking of Freya, Christina Sunley), Freya Eilif Beauchamp (The Witches of East End, Melissa de la Cruz), Freya (Merlin), Freya Mikaelson (The Originals), Freya Stark (Explorer and Travel Writer)

Gyda

Female
Pronunciation: gee-da
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Gods
Well-Known Gydas: Gyda (Vikings), Gyda Hansen (Actress), Gyda Christensen (Actress), Gyda Enger (Ski Jumper), Gyda Ellefsplass Olssen (Sport Shooter)

Olaf

Male
Pronunciation: oh-loff
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Ancestor
Well-Known Olafs: Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket), Olaf Johnson (The Almighty Johnsons), Olaf (Frozen), Olaf Stapledon (Novelist), Olaf the White (Viking Sea-King)

Skylar

Unisex
Alternate Spelling: Skyler; Skylor
Nickname: Sky
Pronunciation: sky-ler
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Learned One
Well-Known Skylars: Skyler White (Breaking Bad), Skyler Wyatt (Numb3rs), Skyler White (Novelist), Skylar Laine (Pop Singer), Skyler Melody Wexler (Actress)

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