Gender: Feminine
Origin: Danish
Meaning: “ruling girl; ruling mother.”

The name is derived from the Old High German, Ricmot, which is composed of the Germanic elements, rik, meaning “rule; ruler” and either már meaning “virgin; girl” or mor, meaning, “mother.”

Other forms of the name include the Swedish Rigmo and Rigmore.

The name is borne by famed Swedish Jazz songstress, Rigmor Gustafsson (b.1966).

The designated name-days are: February 7 (Norway); February 8 (Swedo-Finnish calendar); September 27 (Sweden).


  1. http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigmor
  2. http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Rigmor