Sturla, Sturle

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Icelandic/Norwegian
Meaning: “to upset; to disturb”

The name comes from the Old Norse verb meaning “to upset; to disturb.” Most likely, it was originally an epithet or nickname, today, Sturla is a common form in Iceland, while Sturle is popular in Norway.

The name was borne by by Sturla Sightvatsson (1199-1238), the brother of Icelandic author, Snorri Sturlusson, and an Icelandic chieftan, a vassal of King Haakon IV of Norway.