Old Norse Skroppa (f.)

Skroppa is not recorded outside the sagas of the Icelanders but has been postulated as a female personal name which forms the first element of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire. In the Saga of Hord, Skroppa is a sorceress who uses illusion and shapechanging.

Old Norse Name


Anglicised Name




Features in Saga

Harðar saga, eds Þórhallur Vilmundarson and Bjarni Vilhjálmsson. Íslenzk fornrit XIII. Reykjavík: Hið íslenzka fornritafélag, 1991, ch. 26.

Ascribed Culture


Viking Names


female_name, personal-name

Further information

This object is related to Scrooby, Nottinghamshire.
Find out about Scrooby, Nottinghamshire.


Carole Hough, ‘Women in English place-names’, in ‘Lastworda Betst’. Essays in memory of Christine E. Fell with her unpublished writings, ed. Carole Hough and Kathryn A. Lowe. Donington: Shaun Tyas (2002), pp. 41-106, at pp. 88, 98.

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), pp. 96-97.

E.H. Lind, Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden. Uppsala: A.B. Lundequistska Bokhandel (1915), col. 934.