12 junio, 2024

20 Names of elves and elves and their meaning

I leave you male and female elf names and their meanings. These mythological beings belong to the culture of the Nordic and Germanic peoples, but their popularity has extended to the present day.

For example, in literature, in works such as the sagas of Harry Potter of JK Rowling or that of The Lord of the rings by JRR Tolkien, sales successes that were also produced for the cinema. In both, the elves have their leading role with characters like Dobby or Legolas.

In some stories, elves are characterized as small and mischievous beings with large, pointed ears like the aforementioned Dobbyan elf of Harry Potter. In other stories they are very stealthy, beautiful, wise and tall, their ears are pointed but smaller.

The elves are considered beings with agility and dexterity, with magical powers and long-lived (they are almost immortal). In general, they are wise, kind, honest beings whose names represent each of their specific qualities.

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male elf names

caranthir

It means «mysterious», «dark», «strong». He was the fourth of the seven sons of Fëanor and Nerdanel. He ruled Thargelion and was a hard man with great courage.

Celeborn

The name Celeborn means «silver tree» which is interpreted as a very valuable being. He was the wisest elf in Middle Earth. Galadriel’s husband.

Curufin

It is interpreted as “skillful”, “cunning”. He was an elven prince, fifth son of Fëanor and Nerdanel. He had great artistic skills, was an excellent rider and a lover of horses and everything related to them.

His family called him Kurvo. The writer Tolkien assigned him the Old English name Cyrefinn Fácensearo, which means, among other words, “choice”, “cunning”, “skill”.

Elrond

Its meaning is «vault of heaven» or «vault of the stars». It is characterized by being very strong and wise, as well as a good guide. Elrond is a half-elf. He fought on many occasions leading armies, and was the guardian of Rivendell; he was an important elf for Middle-earth.

Feanor

It comes from the union of Sindarin Faenor and Quenya Fëanáro. His name represents the phrase «Spirit of Fire». He was the greatest of the Noldor, and their king for some time. He is the husband of Nerdanel, with whom he had 7 children.

fingolfin

His name defines him as «wise», «superior commander». He was the second High King of the Noldor, one of the elven branches, in Beleriand.

legolas

It means «green leaf» and is characterized by being very funny and having the ability to bring joy to others. He was the King of Mirkwood, where the Wood Elves are from. His good eyesight and hearing, as well as his excellent archery, made him vital to the community. He was a sindar elf and his father was Thranduil.

Maedhros

Equivalent to the terms «shapely built» and «redhead.» Maedhros the Tall was an elf of the Noldor who had red hair and was very tall. He was a brave elf but with a cruel spirit. He was the eldest son of Fëanor and head of the House in Middle-earth.

maglor

It comes from the old English name Daegmund Swinsere, which means «protector» and «musician» or «singer». Maglor is characterized for having been the best poet with a sweet personality. He was the second son of Fëanor and Nerdanel.

thingol

This name derives from the Sindarin Elu Sindacollo, which means «gray cloak». The original form of the name is Elwë Singollo which means «star person» in Quenya. Thingol was king of the numerous people of the Teleri elves.

Names of female elves (elves/elves)

Love laugh

Amarië is equivalent to «good» and «from the good home». She was a Vanyar elf born in Valinor during the days of the trees. Before the rebellion of the Noldor, she was in a loving relationship with Finrod Felagund. This relationship was not allowed to Amarië, so the love between them did not follow. After a while they got back together.

aredhel

Her name means «noble lady». Aredhel was an elf of the Noldor group of elves, daughter of Fingolfin and the youngest of his brothers. She was also known as Aredhel the White or Ar-Feiniel the White, Lady of the Noldor.

Arwen

This name is equivalent to «noble maiden» and «very blessed», although it can also be translated as «beautiful sunset» and «star». Also called Arwen Evenstar, she was the daughter of Elrond and Celebrían. She was considered the most beautiful of the elves, though she was a half-elf, like her father.

they celebrated

Its name comes from the terms celebrity which means «silver», and laugh which means «queen». She was a high elf, her parents being Celeborn and Galadriel. She married Elrond and they had three children.

elemmíre

Elemmírë was a Vanyarin elf and her name designates a star. She created a song, known to all Eldar elves, to mourn the death of the two Trees assailed by Melkor and the Darkening of Valinor.

idril

Means «bright shine» and «silver feet» by its other name celebrindal. She was the daughter of King Turgon of Gondolin; she married Tuor, with whom she had a son named Eärendil the Mariner. She belonged to the family of elves the Noldor and is the one with the greatest ancestry of the Vanyar.

Indians

It means «wife» or «girlfriend», and is characterized by being very beautiful and fair. She was a Vanyarin elf, second wife of Finwë. She was the niece of Ingwë, the High King of the Elves. Indis was considered an elf full of beauty and was called Indis the Fair.

Galadriel

Her name comes to mean «noble woman». She is characterized by being strong, tall and beautiful. Her husband Celeborn called her Alatariel, which means «maiden crowned with a garland of luminous radiation», a name that refers to her luminous golden hair. She was a great elf possessing not only great beauty, but also knowledge and power.

Nimrodel

It means «lady of the white cave». She was a wood elf who lived during the Third Age of the Sun in the forest of Lothlórien. In honor of her name, Nimrodel is coined to the river that rises in the Misty Mountains.

nerdanel

Nerdanel comes to indicate «strong of body and mind» and «wise». She was an elf who became the wife of Fëanor. She was characterized as a great sculptor who made very beautiful and detailed statues that some thought they were real beings.

Related topics

Medieval names.

Viking names.

epic names.

Vampire names.

Demon names.

Angel names.

Fairy names.

Dragon names.

References

elves. Recovered from: esdla.fandom.com
The Lord of the Ring Wiki. Characters. Recovered from: lotr.fandom.com
JRR Tolkien’s Legendarium Encyclopedia. Tolkiendili. Recovered from: tolkiendili.com
Elf. Recovered from:en.wikipedia.org
JRR Tolkien’s legendarium. Recovered from: tolkiengateway.net

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