Gender: Feminine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “stone goddess.”

The name is composed of the Old Norse elements, hallr (stone) and alternate explanation is that the first element may also be from the hallr which means (hill). The second elements is from the Norse, dis, meaning, (goddess; female supernatural being).

As of 2010, Halldis was the 8th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Halda (Danish/Faroese/Swedish)
  • Halldis (Faroese/Norwegian/Old Norse)
  • Halldís (Icelandic)
  • Haldis (Norwegian/Swedish)


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Bulgarian
Meaning: “stone.”

The name is derived from the Bulgarian word for stone or work. It is used as a vernacular form of Petros.

The name has been borne by a few Bulgarian saints.

The designated name-day is June 29.

The feminine form is Kamena.


  1. http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_20020522_beatific-bulgaria_en.html
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/search.php?terms=kamen