Gender: Feminine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “war counsel.”
Nor (RAHN-vye); Faro (RAHN-vow)

The name is composed of the Old Norse elements, rann “counsel” and vig “war”, hence “war counsel.”

As of 2010, its Faroese form of Rannvá was the 6th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Ranveig (Norwegian/Swedish)
  • Rannveig (Scandinavian)
  • Rannvà (Faroese)
  • Rannaug (Norwegian)

(upperleft: Faroese women in traditional dress).