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500 Scandinavian Baby Names

Team Peanutabout 2 months ago9 min read

Scandinavian baby names are in. Combining beautiful simplicity with Viking vibes, it’s not difficult to see why.

Here, we’re bringing you some of the most popular Scandinavian names from across the region. Technically, that should just mean Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, the three old Scandinavian kingdoms. But often Finland and Iceland are included too – and so we’ll be doing the same.

Scandinavian Baby Names

So, from country to country, what are some beautiful Scandinavian names for boys and girls? Let’s find out.

In this article 📝

  • Scandinavian baby names in Norway
  • Scandinavian names from Denmark
  • Baby names from Sweden
  • Not strictly Scandinavian baby names from Finland
  • Icelandic names

Scandinavian baby names in Norway

We’ll start with Norway, the famous land of Vikings and fjords. According to Statistics Norway, here are the most popular Scandinavian names in Norway right now. Yep, they’re divided by boys and girls, but if there’s a name you love that’s right, you go for it, whatever the gender.

Top Norwegian names for boys

  1. Jakob / Jacob
  2. Emil
  3. Noah / Noa
  4. Oliver
  5. Filip / Fillip / Philip / Phillip
  6. William
  7. Lucas / Lukas
  8. Liam
  9. Henrik
  10. Oskar / Oscar
  11. Aksel / Axel
  12. Theodor / Teodor
  13. Elias
  14. Kasper / Casper
  15. Magnus
  16. Johannes
  17. Isak / Isaac
  18. Mathias / Matias
  19. Tobias
  20. Olav
  21. Sander
  22. Håkon / Haakon
  23. Jonas
  24. Ludvig / Ludvik
  25. Benjamin
  26. Matheo
  27. Alfred
  28. Alexander / Aleksander
  29. Victor / Viktor
  30. Markus / Marcus
  31. Theo / Teo
  32. Mohammad / Mohammed / Mohamed
  33. Herman / Hermann
  34. Adam
  35. Ulrik
  36. Iver
  37. Sebastian
  38. Johan / Johann
  39. Odin
  40. Leon
  41. Nikolai / Nikolay
  42. Even
  43. Leo
  44. Kristian / Christian
  45. Mikkel
  46. Gustav
  47. Felix
  48. Sverre
  49. Adrian
  50. Erik / Eric

Norwegian names for girls

And some Scandinavian baby girl names? Here are Norway’s favorites.

  1. Nora / Norah
  2. Emma
  3. Ella
  4. Maja / Maia / Maya
  5. Olivia
  6. Emilie
  7. Sofie / Sophie
  8. Leah / Lea
  9. Sofia / Sophia
  10. Ingrid
  11. Frida
  12. Sara / Sarah
  13. Tiril / Tirill
  14. Selma
  15. Ada
  16. Hedda
  17. Amalie
  18. Anna
  19. Alma
  20. Hanna / Hannah
  21. Eva
  22. Mia
  23. Thea
  24. Live
  25. Ida
  26. Astrid / Astri
  27. Ellinor
  28. Vilde
  29. Linnea / Linea
  30. Iben
  31. Aurora
  32. Mathilde / Matilde
  33. Jenny
  34. Tuva
  35. Julie
  36. Oda
  37. Sigrid
  38. Amanda
  39. Lilly / Lily
  40. Hedvig
  41. Victoria / Viktoria
  42. Amelia
  43. Josefine / Josephine
  44. Agnes
  45. Solveig
  46. Saga
  47. Marie
  48. Eline
  49. Oline
  50. Maria

Scandinavian names from Denmark

Now to Denmark. In Statistics Denmark’s list of top baby names from across the country, you’ll see many familiar names to those in Norway, alongside some unique to Denmark.

Let’s take baby boy names from Denmark first:

Danish boy names

  1. Alfred
  2. Oscar
  3. Carl
  4. Noah
  5. William
  6. Oliver
  7. Aksel
  8. Arthur
  9. Valdemar
  10. Lucas
  11. Malthe
  12. Emil
  13. August
  14. Victor
  15. Elias
  16. Elliot
  17. Felix
  18. Magnus
  19. Hugo
  20. Anton
  21. Theo
  22. Liam
  23. Viggo
  24. Nohr
  25. Otto
  26. Theodor
  27. Lauge
  28. Frederik
  29. Matheo
  30. Anker
  31. Adam
  32. Loui
  33. Storm
  34. Alexander
  35. Johan
  36. Konrad
  37. Villads
  38. Erik
  39. Albert
  40. Pelle
  41. Walter
  42. Marius
  43. Milas
  44. Christian
  45. Benjamin
  46. Asger
  47. Vilhelm
  48. Vincent
  49. Villum
  50. Bjørn

Danish girl names

Now for some more Scandinavian baby girl names. Are there any that could suit your little one?

  1. Alma
  2. Agnes
  3. Ella
  4. Freja
  5. Clara
  6. Emma
  7. Sofia
  8. Karla
  9. Anna
  10. Ellie
  11. Olivia
  12. Alberte
  13. Nora
  14. Aste
  15. Laura
  16. Josefine
  17. Ida
  18. Luna
  19. Frida
  20. Lily
  21. Ellen
  22. Mathilde
  23. Astrid
  24. Isabella
  25. Aya
  26. Esther
  27. Lærke
  28. Maja
  29. Emily
  30. Andrea
  31. Victoria
  32. Liva
  33. Marie
  34. Vilma
  35. Saga
  36. Mille
  37. Sofie
  38. Emilie
  39. Leonora
  40. Rosa
  41. Liv
  42. Merle
  43. Hannah
  44. Lea
  45. Molly
  46. Alba
  47. Sara
  48. Gry
  49. Alva
  50. Johanne

Baby names from Sweden

And across the fjords and snowy hills to Sweden. More Scandinavian baby boy names coming right up! Here are the most popular in the country:

Swedish boy names

  1. Noah
  2. William
  3. Hugo
  4. Lucas
  5. Liam
  6. Oscar
  7. Oliver
  8. Matteo
  9. Elias
  10. Adam
  11. Leon
  12. Walter
  13. Alfred
  14. Leo
  15. Nils
  16. Harry
  17. Alexander
  18. Vincent
  19. Isak
  20. Theo
  21. Charlie
  22. August
  23. Arvid
  24. Ludvig
  25. Theodor
  26. Elliot
  27. Frans
  28. Filip
  29. Sam
  30. Adran
  31. Louie
  32. Axel
  33. Otto
  34. Gabriel
  35. Malte
  36. Josef
  37. Mohamed
  38. Elton
  39. Ebbe
  40. Benjamin
  41. Love
  42. Olle
  43. Henry
  44. Melvin
  45. Edvin
  46. Aron
  47. Albin
  48. Jack
  49. Frank
  50. Tage

Swedish girl names

  1. Alice
  2. Maja
  3. Elsa
  4. Astrid
  5. Wilma
  6. Freja
  7. Olivia
  8. Selma
  9. Alma
  10. Ella
  11. Lilly
  12. Signe
  13. Vera
  14. Ines
  15. Alicia
  16. Ebba
  17. Agnes
  18. Clara
  19. Saga
  20. Leah
  21. Stella
  22. Ellie
  23. Alva
  24. Ester
  25. Julia
  26. Ellen
  27. Luna
  28. Molly
  29. Hedda
  30. Lo
  31. Nova
  32. Mila
  33. Iris
  34. Sigrid
  35. Sara
  36. Linnea
  37. Lova
  38. Juni
  39. Celine
  40. Nora
  41. Isabelle
  42. Edith
  43. Sofia
  44. Nellie
  45. Emilia
  46. Leia
  47. Meja
  48. Livia
  49. Elise
  50. Emma

What names are illegal in Sweden?

Yes, you might have heard about this. According to the notorious Swedish naming law, any name given to a child has to be approved by the local authorities. But they won’t be approved if those names “can cause offense or can be supposed to cause discomfort for the one using it”. So, yep, some names are illegal in Sweden. The most famous?

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  • Metallica
  • Ford
  • Superman
  • Veranda
  • Elvis
  • Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116. Seriously. It’s apparently pronounced “Albin”. Two parents named their child this in protest against the naming law. (Did someone ask What is the rarest baby name? Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 could well be it.)

Not strictly Scandinavian baby names from Finland

Now, it doesn’t quite count as Scandinavia. But Finland is definitely considered a Nordic country. And for that reason, you’ll forgive us for including them.

Here are the most popular Finnish names for boys and girls thanks to the Finnish Digital and Population Data Services Agency.

Finnish boy names

  1. Juhani
  2. Olavi
  3. Johannes
  4. Mikael
  5. Oliver
  6. Ilmari
  7. Onni
  8. Elias
  9. Eino
  10. Matias
  11. Toivo
  12. Antero
  13. Leo
  14. Viljami
  15. Tapani
  16. Väinö
  17. Emil
  18. Tapio
  19. Aatos
  20. Eemil
  21. Benjamin
  22. Veikko
  23. Samuel
  24. Arma
  25. Eemeli
  26. Alvar
  27. Oskari
  28. Kristian
  29. Vilho
  30. Noel
  31. Eeli
  32. Kalevi
  33. Daniel
  34. Oiva
  35. Aleksi
  36. Julius
  37. Valtteri
  38. Matti
  39. Sakari
  40. Alexander
  41. Akseli
  42. Leevi
  43. Joel
  44. Aleksanteri
  45. Hugo
  46. Anton
  47. Otso
  48. Eetu
  49. Henrik
  50. Lauri

Finnish girl names

More Scandinavian baby girl names:

  1. Maria
  2. Sofia
  3. Aurora
  4. Olivia
  5. Emilia
  6. Aino
  7. Matilda
  8. Amanda
  9. Linnea
  10. Helmi
  11. Ilona
  12. Ellen
  13. Lilja
  14. Alina
  15. Helena
  16. Aada
  17. Isla
  18. Aava
  19. Eveliina
  20. Kerttu
  21. Eevi
  22. Aleksandra
  23. Anna
  24. Elli
  25. Alexandra
  26. Ella
  27. Viola
  28. Kristiina
  29. Pihla
  30. Elsa
  31. Inkeri
  32. Alisa
  33. Hilla
  34. Elina
  35. Iida
  36. Emma
  37. Kaarina
  38. Elisabet
  39. Minea
  40. Amalia
  41. Johanna
  42. Venla
  43. Enni
  44. Anneli
  45. Katariina
  46. Lyydia
  47. Elisabeth
  48. Isabella
  49. Lumi
  50. Orvokki

Icelandic names

Now, to Icelandic names. Again, not strictly Scandinavian baby names. But there are some similarities. For example, as in Sweden, babies in Iceland can’t be given names that could “cause the bearer embarrassment”.

If your question is What are good Viking names?, look no further. Icelandic baby boys and girls are blessed with spectacularly Viking-esque names.

But you’ll need to know a couple of things before we get started. The alphabet has some surprises. Most importantly, ð and Þ. These are similar to the English “th” sound. Not exactly the same, but close enough.

Without further ado, thanks to Statistics Iceland, here are the most popular baby boy and baby girl names in Iceland.

Icelandic boy names

  1. Jón
  2. Sigurður
  3. Guðmunder
  4. Gunnar
  5. Ólafur / Olav
  6. Einar
  7. Kristján / Christian
  8. Magnús
  9. Stefán / Stefan
  10. Jóhann
  11. Björn
  12. Arnar
  13. Árni
    Bjarni
  14. Helgi
  15. Halldór
  16. Pétur / Pjetur
  17. Daníel
  18. Kristinn
  19. Ragnar
  20. Gísli
  21. Þorsteinn
  22. Guðjón
  23. Aron
  24. Sveinn / Svend
  25. Róbert / Robert
  26. Páll
  27. Óskar
  28. Birgir
  29. Davið
  30. Andri
  31. Alexander
  32. Viktor / Victor
  33. Bjarki
  34. Tómas
  35. Haukur
  36. Jóhannes
  37. Ágúst
  38. Karl / Carl
  39. Ásgeir
  40. Brynjar
  41. Benedikt
  42. Haraldur
  43. Atli
  44. Kjartan
  45. Sigurjón
  46. Friðrik
  47. Baldur
  48. Þórður
  49. Hilmar

Icelandic girl names

  1. Guðrun
  2. Anna
  3. Kristín
  4. Sigríður
  5. Margrét / Margrjet
  6. Helga
  7. Sigrún
  8. Ingibjörg
  9. María
  10. Jóhanna
  11. Elín
  12. Katrín
  13. Hildur
  14. Eva
  15. Lilja
  16. Ragnheiður
  17. Ásta
  18. Guðbjörg
  19. Elísabet / Elísabeth
  20. Erla
  21. Sara
  22. Guðný
  23. Ólöf
  24. Steinunn
  25. Auður
  26. Kolbrún
  27. Sólveig / Solveig
  28. Bryndís
  29. Inga
  30. Berglind
  31. Hulda
  32. Íris
  33. Ásdís
  34. Þórunn
  35. Unnur
  36. Hrafnhildur
  37. Þóra
  38. Rakel
  39. Birna
  40. Þórdís
  41. Jóna
  42. Halldóra
  43. Erna
  44. Karen
  45. Linda
  46. Hanna
  47. Edda
  48. Telma
  49. Thelma
  50. Harpa

➡️ Don’t miss also our full list of Scandinavian baby boy names and Scandinavian baby girl names

That’s it! That’s our list of Scandinavian baby names for boys and girls. Did any catch your eye?

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