Nordic names for girls and boys

Scandinavian Names

Scandinavian names are becoming increasingly popular with us, because the trends are, as so often from northern Europe. We love Scandinavian design, stories about the royal houses and the beautiful name from the ideal world of Astrid Lindgren.

Clear that we want the pretty name from the Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland for our babies. And not just today, because already in the seventies swept the first fashion-name wave across the country and many families at that time had a small or a small Sven Astrid at home.

Pretty name from northern Europe

Greta or Annik, Finn or Mattis - Nordic names are pretty popular in recent years on local playgrounds. But Frisian, Iceland and even Greenland name be counted among the Nordic first name. In Friesland Frisian maiden name as Fenja or Enna and boy names like Tammo or Meene are traditionally popular. Ane or Pipaluk hot girls in Greenland, boy Minik or Nuka. In Iceland we know the tradition to form the names systematically from the first names of the parents. In addition to an individual name of the junior gets the name of the father or the mother with the ending "-son" for sons and "-dottir" for daughters.

Nordic gods - names from mythology

Gods, demigods and other figures of Nordic mythology for centuries like namesake in Scandinavia. We think of Balder, the god, Gunnar, king, Freyja and Nanna, the goddesses. Or to the Valkyries, ghosts and fairies named Fenja, Kara and Swanhild who like were in previous decades in the Nordic region name givers. Since the individuality factor for the naming is critical often, and do not want to put the fifth Emma in a primary school parents are also the rare Nordic name to our future mothers and fathers.

We introduce you to the most popular and beautiful girl and boy names from the Nordic language area.

Popular Nordic maiden name

  • Sina
  • Liv
  • Merle
  • Ylvie
  • Astrid
  • Solveig
  • Imke
  • Marit
  • Jonna
  • Svantje
  • Svea
  • Tomma
  • Eltje
  • Lia
  • Talida
  • Tomke
  • Svea
  • Marja
  • Marla
  • Ragna
  • Frauke
  • Aline
  • Almina
  • Meena
  • Beena
  • Theda
  • Calla
  • Malena

Popular Nordic boy names

  • Erik
  • Finn
  • Ole
  • Sven
  • Nils
  • Mika
  • Bent
  • Knud
  • Arvid
  • Tammo
  • Ulf
  • Hero
  • Ubbo
  • Malte
  • Lennart
  • Leif
  • Mats
  • Maxim
  • Roald
  • Sievert
  • Jesper
  • Frieso
  • Tinus
  • Henk
  • Sören
  • Arne


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