SAIFOrigin: Arabic
Meaning: “summer;” or “sword.”
Gender: Masculine

The name can either be derived from the Arabic صَيْف (summer) or the Arabic  سَيْف, (sword). The latter is believed to be a borrowing from the Greek xiphos or the Ancient Egyptian word sfet.

Saiph, traditionally pronounced (SAFE) in English, is also the name of the 6th brightest star in the Constellation of Orion. Saiph itself is a latinized form of the Arabic سَيْف, (sword). This form may make an interesting option for a celestial name.



Gender: Feminine
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)


Gender: Masculine
Origin: German
Meaning: “sword.”
Eng (EE-gahn); Germ (EH-gone)

The name is derived from the Old Germanic, ekka, meaning “sword.” Some sources list the name as a Hungarian form of Eugene, or as a German contraction of the Old German name, Eckhard, which would mean, “sword strength” or “strong as a sword.”

In German-speaking countries, the name is considered old fashioned. In the Anglo-phone world, it is associated with 1980 films and TV series, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II and The Real Ghostbusters, in which one of the main characters was named Egon Spengler.

The name was also borne by the early 20th-century Austrian painter, Egon Schiele (1890-1918).

Another form of the name is Egino (German).

The designated name-days are: March 11 (Sweden); July 15 (Germany, Poland); September 1 (Hungary); November 17 (Estonia)




Gender: Masculine
Origin: Frisian
Meaning: “ice sword”

The name is of Frisian origin and is derived from the ancient Germanic elements is meaning “ice” and brand meaning “sword”, hence: “ice sword.”

Aother name with the same elements is Isbert (bright ice; as bright as ice); and a variation of Ysbran is Ysbrand.