Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “hilt” or; “from Hjaltland.”

The name could either be derived from the Old Norse, hjalti, meaning “from Hjaltland” or it could be from, hjalt, meaning, “hilt.”

As of 2010, Hjalti was the 7th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Hjalte (Danish/Swedish)
  • Helte (English)
  • Hjalti (Faroese/Icelandic/Old Norse)

An Icelandic feminine form is Hjalta.