Bjartur

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “bright; light.”
(BYAR-toor)

The name is a modern Icelandic and Faroese form of the Old Norse male name, Bjartr, which comes directly from the word, “bright; light.” The name shares the same etymology with Bjørt, Bertha and Bert.

As of 2010, Bjartur was the 8th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Bjarti (Faroese)
  • Bjartur (Faroese/Icelandic)
  • Bjart(e) (Norwegian)
  • Bjerte (Norwegian)
  • Bjartr (Old Norse)

Bjørt

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “bright; light.”
(BYERT)

The name is derived from an Old Norse word, meaning, (bright; light). In modern Faroese, bjørt is the word for bright or light and björt is its Icelandic cognate, also used as a given name.

The name is borne in Norse Mythology by a handmaiden of Freya.

As of 2010, Bjørt was the 5th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.