When Vigdís Filippusdóttir was born in 1744, in Hjálmholt, Árnessýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, her father, Filippus Rögnvaldsson, was 43 and her mother, Anna Brandsdóttir, was 40. She married Þórkell Andrésson about 1774. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 January 1785, in Hraungerði, Árnessýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, at the age of 41.
Mainly Norwegian: from an Old Norse personal name from víg ‘war’ + dís ‘goddess’.