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150 Most Popular Scandinavian Names

Baby NamesUpdated October 10, 2022

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One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is choosing your baby’s name! If you are considering a Scandinavian name, you’re in the right place! Many parents choose to honor their family heritage with their baby’s name. Do you or your partner have Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish roots? Most Scandinavian names have English, Germanic, Greek, Old Norse, or Viking origins. There are many powerful Scandinavian boy names and Scandinavian girl names with equally powerful meanings to choose from.

Scandinavian Names

Scandinavian Girl Names

Are you a Marvel Comics fan? You might like Thora, Thordia, or Thyra, which means “Thor’s struggle.”

Disney enthusiast? Consider Elsa of Frozen fame, which means “pledged to God.” (see more Disney-inspired baby names)

DreamWorks fan? You might like Astrid of How to Train Your Dragon fame, which means “divinely beautiful.”

Do you love nature and the outdoors? You might like Dahlia, which means “Dahlia flower;” Karmen or Karmina, which mean “garden or fruitful orchard;” Lenae, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnaea, Linnea, Lynae, or Lynnae, which all mean “lime or linden tree;” Selby, which means “from the farm of willows, where the willows grow;” Tyra, which means “like thunder;” or Ylva, which means “she-wolf.” Or you might consider Orsala, Orsola, Orsolla, Seula, Seulla, Sula, Ursa, Ursala, Urselina, Ursella, Ursie, Ursley, Ursola, Ursula, Ursule, Ursulette, Ursulina, Ursuline, Ursy, Urszula, Urszuli, or Yrsa, which all mean “little she-bear.”

Maybe you want to choose a religious name for your daughter? You might like Kersten, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kirsteen, Kirsten, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirstyn, Kirstynn, Kjerstin, Kristeena, Kristiana, Kristianne, Kristina, Kristyn, Krysteena, Krystiana, Krystianna, Krystina, Krystyna, or Kyrstin, which all mean “follower of Christ.” Or you might consider Olga or Olia, which means “blessed, holy, successful, or olive tree.”

Want to give your daughter a strong name befitting a female warrior? You might consider Brenna, which means “sword;” Matilda, which means “powerful and mighty in battle;” Sandey, which means “protector of humanity;” Signa, Signe, Signild, Signilda, Signilde, or Signy, which mean “victory;” Sigrid, which means “marvelous victory, beautiful woman who leads to victory;” Solveig, Solvej, or Silvy, which means “from the house of strength;” or Vivecka, Viveka, Vivica, or Vivika, which mean “war fortress.”

Want a more elegant name for your little girl? Try Agatha or Agnes, which means “goodhearted or pure;” Fraya, Freja, or Freya, which mean “noble lady;” Frida, which means “woman of peace;” Ingrid, which means “beautiful woman, goddess;” Trena, Trine, or Trinette, which mean “pure;” or Tyra, which means “beautiful.” Or you might like Karena, Karenah, Kareen, Kareena, Karene, Karina, Karinna, Karine, Karinne, or Karyna, or Mea, Meya, or Mia, which all mean “beloved.”

Popular Scandinavian Girl Names

Here are a few of the most popular Scandinavian girl names in alphabetical order:

Aaricia

Agatha or Agnes

Aina

Aku

Anitra

Annifrid

Astrid

Bjork

Brenna

Dagmar

Dagny

Dahlia

Eda

Ella

Elsa

Emma

Erica

Eula

Fenia

Fraya, Freja, or Freya

Frida

Gudren, Gudrid, Gudrin, Gudrinn, Gudrun, Gudruna, Gudrunn, Gudrunne, Guthrun, Guthrunn, or Guthrunne

Hallie

Helga

Inga, Ingaberg, Ingaborg, Inge, Ingeborg, Ingegerg, Inger, Innga, or Inngeborg

Ingrid

Karena, Karenah, Kareen, Kareena, Karene, Karina, Karinna, Karine, Karinne, or Karyna

Kari

Karmen or Karmina

Kelsey

Kersten, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kirsteen, Kirsten, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirstyn, Kirstynn, Kjerstin, Kristeena, Kristiana, Kristianne,

Kristina, Kristyn, Krysteena, Krystiana, Krystianna, Krystina, Krystyna, or Kyrstin

Laneetra

Lenae, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnaea, Linnea, Lynae, or Lynnae

Lidweena, Lidweina, or Lidwina

Liv

Matilda

Mea, Meya, or Mia

Narelle

Nilsa, Nilsina, or Nilsene

Norna or Norne

Olenka

Olga or Olia

Orsala, Orsola, Orsolla, Seula, Seulla, Sula, Ursa, Ursala, Urselina, Ursella, Ursie, Ursley, Ursola, Ursula, Ursule, Ursulette,

Ursulina, Ursuline, Ursy, Urszula, Urszuli, or Yrsa

Osma

Randi

Rayna or Rayne

Sandey

Selby

Signa, Signe, Signild, Signilda, Signilde, or Signy

Sigrid

Silia, Silija, Siliya, Sillia, Sillija, Silliya, or Silya

Siri or Siriana

Solveig, Solvej, or Silvy

Thora, Thordia, or Thyra

Trena, Trine, or Trinette

Treina, Trina, or Trini

True

Tuva

Tyra

Ulli or Yulla

Ulrika

Valkyria, Valkyrria, or Vallkyrie

Vivecka, Viveka, Vivica, or Vivika

Ylva

Scandinavian Boy Names

Marvel Comics enthusiast? You might like Loki, which means “mischievous, trickster, god of destruction.”

Do you love nature? You might like Ander, which means “lion man;” Aren, which means “eagle or eagle ruler;” Ari or Arye, which mean “lion, eagle;” Bergen or Birgin, which means “lives on the hill or mountain;” Bjarne or Bjorn, which mean “bear;” Carr, Karr, or Ker, which mean “from the swampy place;” Daeg, Dag, Dagget, or Daggett, which mean “daylight;” Garth, which means “keeper of the garden;” Ingo, which means “meadow or lord;” Ingraham, Ingrahame, Ingrams, Ingrim, or Yngraham, which mean “raven of peace;” or Joran, Jorgen, Jorn, or Jorry, which mean “farmer.”

Maybe you want to choose a religious name for your son? You might consider Crosbie or Crosby, which mean “at the cross;” Han, Hannes, Hans, Hansel, or Hanzel, which mean “God is gracious;” Josef, which means “Jehovah increases;” Krist, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristophor, or Krystof, which mean “bearing Christ;” or Osman, Osment, Osmonde, Osmont, Osmund, or Osmunde, which mean “God’s protection.”

Want to give your son a strong name worthy of a warrior? Try Araldo or Arry or Harald, Haralds, Harold, Haroldo, Herlad, Herrold, or Herryck, which all mean “army ruler.” Or you might like Egil or Eigil, which mean “edge of a sword;” Gunner, which means “army, warrior;” Hjalmer, which means “army helmet;” or Inar, which means “one warrior or battle leader.”

Or you might consider Axel, which means “man of peace.”

Popular Scandinavian Boy Names

Here are a few of the most popular Scandinavian boy names in alphabetical order:

Ake

Ander

Anders

Anderson or Andersson

Aren

Ari or Arye

Araldo or Arry

Arri

Axel

Bergen or Birgin

Billi

Bjarne or Bjorn

Bo or Boe

Boden, Bodie, Bodin, Bowden, or Bowdoin

Boote, Booth, or Boothe

Borg

Brand or Brandr

Canute, Cnut, or Knut

Carr, Karr, or Ker

Casper

Corey

Crosbie or Crosby

Daeg, Dag, Dagget, or Daggett

Dane

Denby, Dennie, or Denny

Dustin

Egil or Eigil

Eilert

Einar

Eino

Erik

Ericson or Ericksen

Fenris

Finn

Frode

Garald

Garth

Gram

Gunner

Guss

Gustaaf, Gustaf, Gustaff, Gustaof, Gustav, Gustave, Gustaw, Gustovo, Gustus, or Gusztav

Hagan

Haaken, Haakin, Hacon, Hakan, Hako, or Hakon

Haldan, Haldane, Halfdan, Halfdane, or Halvdan

Han, Hannes, Hans, Hansel, Hanss, or Hanzel

Hanson, Hanssen, or Hansson

Harald, Haralds, Harold, Haroldo, Herlad, Herrold, or Herryck

Hjalmer

Ifor, Iomhair, Iomhar, Ivar, Iver or Yvor

Inar

Ingamar or Ingemar

Ingo

Ingraham, Ingrahame, Ingrams, Ingrim, or Yngraham

Ingevar or Ingvar

Janse, Jansen, Jansson, or Jantzen

Jarl

Jens, Jensen, Jenson, or Jensson

Joran, Jorgen, Jorn, or Jorry

Josef

Karlsen, Karlssen, or Karlsson

Kirk

Kol

Krist, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristophor, or Krystof

Lambart, Lambert, Lamberto, Lambirt, or Landbert

Lars

Larsen, Larssen, or Larson

Latham

Leif or Lief

Lodur

Loki

Manning

Melker

Nels

Njord

Odo

Oliver

Oscar

Osman, Osment, Osmonde, Osmont, Osmund, or Osmunde

Rafe

Stefan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefonn, or Stephonn

Tyrell

Waddell, Wade, Wadell, Wayde, or Waydell

There are so many great Scandinavian names to choose from. We hope you were able to add a few of these to your list!

Want more baby names? Check out German names or Greek names for inspiration. (You’ll recognize a few Scandinavian names like Agnes, Emma, Dustin, and Gunner on those lists.)

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