Alexander and Emilía were the most popular baby names of 2016 in Iceland.
The names Aron and Margrét as first names for boys and girls respectively were the most popular names given to children born in Iceland in 2014.
Comedian and former Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr has been given the green light to legally change his name. Jón has long fought to be able to change his name from Jón Gnarr Kristinsson to Jón Gnarr. Although he was christened Jón Gnarr Kristinsson, he says he has always been known as Jón Gnarr...
Actor, comedian and former Reykjavík mayor Jón Gnarr has ended his 30-year fight to have his name legally changed from Jón Gunnar Kristinsson to Jón Gnarr.
The district council of Skútustaðahreppur by Lake Mývatn, which is responsible for naming the new natural phenomena created in the Holuhraun eruption in the northeastern highlands, is planning to do so before the official first day of summer, April 23.
An Icelandic couple who named their daughter Alex Emma must pay ISK 1,437 (USD 10.46, EUR 9.64) in daily fines to the Icelandic state after the Icelandic Naming Committee rejected their request for having Alex accepted as a girl’s name. They intend to sue over the fining.