Norse, sometimes referred to as “Old Norse,” is a North Germanic language spoken in Scandinavia by the indigenous peoples and inhabitants during the Viking Age, from around 700 to 1300 AD. Today Old Norse has developed into the modern North Germanic languages (Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish), and although distinct languages there is still considerable mutual intelligibility. In choosing a Norse baby name consider Viking influence on the language in terms of history and culture. The Norse languages have a bold, rich sound and age-old meanings. Baby Name Network has a full list of Nordic languages, baby names and name meanings for you to choose from.