Norwegian Elkhound Dog Names

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Introduction

Most people have seen a Norwegian Elkhound even if they did not know the name of the breed. This breed is believed to be one of the oldest breeds in Europe and there is evidence that they sailed with the Vikings. This dense coated, spitz-like breed is intelligent and makes a wonderful companion for those who can handle their confidence. The Elkhound is eager to please, but does have an independent streak that can easily get them into trouble. These dogs are known for barking and most of the time they cannot be trained to not bark. They are naturally athletic and need a lot of exercise to keep them in prime condition. Most Norwegian Elkhounds are reserved around strangers but once they are introduced, they warm up quickly. The Elkhound was bred to hunt moose and other big game; they were actually never bred to hunt elk. Their name comes from elch, the German word for moose. 

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Norwegian Elkhound Dog Name Considerations

The Norwegian Elkhound is an old breed that traveled by sea with the Vikings. Their illustrious past has provided much influence on the Elkhounds of today and when you decide to add one to your family make sure you research the breed thoroughly. The Norwegian Elkhound is known for being a barker, therefore, they are not ideal for apartment or even subdivision living. Neighbors will quickly become less enchanted with your new family member and could cause you a big headache in the long run. Finding a name for your newest family member will prove easier than training them not to bark! 

When searching for a name for your Norwegian Elkhound start with names that have the influence of the Vikings and definitely have Norwegian roots. Some Old Norse or even contemporary Norwegian names may sound odd to a Westerner’s ear but you can be guaranteed that no other dog in the neighborhood or at the dog park will have the same name. When your new Elkhound puppy comes home, take some time to get to know them before settling on a name. Their personality will help you find the right name such as Anders which means strong and manly, or Reidar which means a warrior fighting for his home. Then there is Tuva for a female, meaning charming and beautiful lady. No matter what name you choose, you are starting on an adventure with your new Norwegian Elkhound. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Male Norwegian Elkhound Dog Names

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Asgrim
Having strong leadership abilities
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Svante
Celebrating people
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Nils
Accomplishments of the people
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Torben
The bear of the god of thunder
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Berrant
Being strong like a bear
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Jorgen
To work the earth
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Sigge
He is always victorious
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Erick
One who rules the people
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Leif
The person who is going to inherit
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Runar
A magic, secret person
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Tollak
To play games with the weapons of Thor
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Bork
Killed by a gunner
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Finnigan
Descendent of the fair ones
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Teobald
A bold man
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Borre
He who is a great help
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Rurik
Notable and legendary ruler
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Haakon
High son; descendent
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Anders
Strong and manly
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Olef
God’s kindness
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Thorsen
The son of Thor
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Finn
Blond or light haired
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Sindre
Sparkling one; small and trivial
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Esten
An eastern town or island
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Bugga
A man of power
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Tiril
The alluring sounds
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Knut
To make a knot
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Reidar
Warrior fighting for his home
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Ivar
Archer or bow warrior
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Steiner
One who is a stone warrior
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Trygg
Protection or shelter; a shield

Female Norwegian Elkhound Dog Names

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Beret
Glorious and bright individual
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Synnove
Gift from the sun
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Ronja
She is the daughter of a robber
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Nikolina
Achieves victory for the people
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Reka
Mighty and distinguished person
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Snefrid
One who loves snow
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Erikka
Someone who rules the world
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Kine
She is of Christian faith
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Tove
The peace of Thor
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Asrid
Having Godly strength
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Laila
Born at night
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Gydda
Destructive, aggressive, and forceful
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Rebekka
Girl who baits and traps
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Lise
My God is bountiful
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Sissel
Being without sight
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Mona
Unreachable wishes
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Kjerstin
She is a follower of Christ
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Tuva
A charming, beautiful lady
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Lisbeth
Oath of God
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Else
Noble; having a regal bearing
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Grete
A pearl; a form of Margaret
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Solfrid
She is beautiful like the sun
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Randi
A lovely goddess
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Gythe
Warlike; aggressive in attitude
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Lulla
A legendary warrior
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Tone
Thunder or a storm
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Regna
To advise and make a decision
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Duffy
Dark, black, and swarthy
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Jenny
A white wave
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Rita
Child of light

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