Gender: Female Pronunciation: VAL-kih-ree Meaning of Valkyrie: "chooser of the slain" Origin of Valkyrie: From Norse

Valkyrie Origin and Meaning

The name Valkyrie is a girl's name meaning "chooser of the slain".

In Norse mythology, the valkyries decide the fate of men in battle and convey the spirits of those killed in combat to Valhalla, to dwell with the god Odin.

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Ellabee Says:


We will be naming our baby girl Valkyrie. After 4.5 years of ttc, she certainly is a fierce warrior angel already to us.

indiefendi2 Says:


Valkyrie is a quite hulky but as far as I’m concerned it’s like an Athena or a Thora! A strong name for a strong girl. 💪

clairels Says:


In Minnesota (where there's a strong Norse heritage) I recently came across a little girl named Valkyrie Rose. Sometimes that's all it takes to transform an intimidating name into something sweet and wearable.

MargotBear Says:


This makes me think of Skulduggery Pleasant!