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150 Most Popular Scandinavian Names

Do you have any Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish roots? Here's a list of popular Scandinavian names for boys and girls.

Updated April 15, 2024
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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.

150 Popular 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 princess baby names)

Are you a DreamWorks fan? You might like Astrid, the character from How to Train Your Dragon, which means “divinely beautiful.”

Do you love nature and the outdoors? You might enjoy nature names 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, Karyna, 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:

1. Aaricia

2. Agatha or Agnes

3. Aina

4. Aku

5. Anitra

6. Annifrid

7. Astrid

8. Bjork

9. Brenna

10. Dagmar

11. Dagny

12. Dahlia

13. Eda

14. Ella

15. Elsa

16. Emma

17. Erica

18. Eula

19. Fenia

20. Fraya, Freja, or Freya

21. Frida

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

23. Hallie

24. Helga

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

26. Ingrid

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

28. Kari

29. Karmen or Karmina

30. Kelsey

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

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

33. Laneetra

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

35. Lidweena, Lidweina, or Lidwina

36. Liv

37. Matilda

38. Mea, Meya, or Mia

39. Narelle

40. Nilsa, Nilsina, or Nilsene

41. Norna or Norne

42. Olenka

43. Olga or Olia

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

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

46. Osma

47. Randi

48. Rayna or Rayne

49. Sandey

50. Selby

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

52. Sigrid

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

54. Siri or Siriana

55. Solveig, Solvej, or Silvy

56. Thora, Thordia, or Thyra

57. Trena, Trine, or Trinette

58. Treina, Trina, or Trini

59. True

60. Tuva

61. Tyra

62. Ulli or Yulla

63. Ulrika

64. Valkyria, Valkyrria, or Vallkyrie

65. Vivecka, Viveka, Vivica, or Vivika

66. Ylva

Scandinavian Boy Names

Are you a 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, meaning “edge of a sword;” Gunner, which means “army, warrior;” Hjalmer, meaning “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:

1. Ake

2. Ander

3. Anders

4. Anderson or Andersson

5. Aren

6. Ari or Arye

7. Araldo or Arry

8. Arri

9. Axel

10. Bergen or Birgin

11. Billi

12. Bjarne or Bjorn

13. Bo or Boe

14. Boden, Bodie, Bodin, Bowden, or Bowdoin

15. Boote, Booth, or Boothe

16. Borg

17. Brand or Brandr

18. Canute, Cnut, or Knut

19. Carr, Karr, or Ker

20. Casper

21. Corey

22. Crosbie or Crosby

23. Daeg, Dag, Dagget, or Daggett

24. Dane

25. Denby, Dennie, or Denny

26. Dustin

27. Egil or Eigil

28. Eilert

29. Einar

30. Eino

31. Erik

32. Ericson or Ericksen

33. Fenris

34. Finn

35. Frode

36. Garald

37. Garth

38. Gram

39. Gunner

40. Guss

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

42. Hagan

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

44. Haldan, Haldane, Halfdan, Halfdane, or Halvdan

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

46. Hanson, Hanssen, or Hansson

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

48. Hjalmer

49. Ifor, Iomhair, Iomhar, Ivar, Iver or Yvor

50. Inar

51. Ingamar or Ingemar

52. Ingo

53. Ingraham, Ingrahame, Ingrams, Ingrim, or Yngraham

54. Ingevar or Ingvar

55. Janse, Jansen, Jansson, or Jantzen

56. Jarl

57. Jens, Jensen, Jenson, or Jensson

58. Joran, Jorgen, Jorn, or Jorry

59. Josef

60. Karlsen, Karlssen, or Karlsson

61. Kirk

62. Kol

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

64. Lambart, Lambert, Lamberto, Lambirt, or Landbert

65. Lars

66. Larsen, Larssen, or Larson

67. Latham

68. Leif or Lief

69.Lodur

70. Loki

71. Manning

72. Melker

73. Nels

74. Njord

75. Odo

76. Oliver

77. Oscar

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

79. Rafe

80. Stefan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefonn, or Stephonn

81. Tyrell

82. 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, Greek names, powerful boy names, and badass girl names for inspiration. (You’ll recognize a few Scandinavian names like Agnes, Emma, Dustin, and Gunner on those lists.)

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