Solveig: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Solveig

Solveig

Pronunciation: SOHL-vay (key)

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This name sounds so much more beautiful than it looks.

Pronunciations: SOOL-vai SOL-vay, SOOL-vay, or SOL-vaig (long I for the ai in that last one, long A for the ay in the other two.) or SOL-vie. The pronounciation varies depending on the region and respective dialect in Norway.

An old Viking name, Solveig is timeless. The origins of the name is disputed--possible meanings include 'strong house', 'the power of the sun', and 'the path of the sun in the sky', among others.

Alternate spellings include Solvei, Solveij, Solvej, Solveg, Solveigh, and Solveiga. The name appears not only in Norway but Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Russia, and Germany as well (all areas controlled or influenced by the former Danish empire).

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Sol, Soli

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Solveig Hisdal, Norwegian Knitting Desiger
Solveig Kringelborn, Norwegian soprano

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Solveig is a character in the Norse playwright Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. Set to music by Edvard Grieg, she sings the beautiful "Solveig's song".

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