Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “sword goddess.”
The name is composed of the Old Norse elements, hjørr (sword) and dis (goddess; supernatural female being).
The name is borne in Norse Mythology by the wife of Sigmund and the mother of Sigurd. She is mentioned both in the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda.
As of 2010, Hjørdis was the 7th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.
Other forms of the name include:
- Jørdis (Danish/Norwegian)
- Hjørdis (Faroese/Norwegian)
- Hjördis (Finnish/German/Swedish)
- Jösse (Finnish)
- Jördis (German/Swedish)
- Hjördís (Icelandic)
- Jordis (Norwegian
- Gördis (Swedish)