Solveig Name Meaning & Origin
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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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From Old Norse, meaning "strong house" or "path of the sun".
- Famous real-life people named Solveig
Solveig Hisdal, Norwegian knitting designer
Solveig Kringelborn, Norwegian soprano
Miklabæjar-Solveig, Icelandic woman who lived in the late 18th century who was the subject of local folklore
Sólveig Pétursdóttir, Icelandic politician a former speaker of the Althing, the Icelandic parliament
Solveig Dommartin, French actress
- Solveig in song, story & screen
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".
Solveig, main character and narrator of Matthew J. Kirby's "Icefall".