Appendix:Norwegian given names

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The most common given names in Norway 1880 -2008[edit]

This is a list of all given names in Norway recorded for at least 1.0 percent of the gender group in any year between 1880 and 2008, and each decade when at least one such year occurred.

  • Names in bold occurred at least 20 000 times in the 2008 population.
  • Names in italics never reached the one percent mark, but occurred at least 10 000 times in the 2008 population. (The decade of peak popularity is in parentheses.)

Male[edit]

Adrian 1990s - 2000s
Alexander 1980s
Alf 1900s - 1910s
Alfred 1880s - 1900s
Anders 1880s, 1980s - 2000s
Andreas 1880s-1890s, 1980s - 2000s
Anton 1880s - 1890s
Arild (1950s)
Arne 1890s - 1960s
Arthur 1890s -1900s
Asbjørn 1910s - 1930s
Benjamin 1990s - 2000s
Birger 1900s
Bjarne 1890s - 1930s
Bjørn 1930s - 1980s
Christian 1970s - 1990s
Dag 1960s
Daniel 1980s - 2000s
Egil 1920s
Einar 1980s - 1940s
Eirik 1980s - 2000s
Elias 2000s
Emil 2000s
Erik 1950s-1960s, 1980s
Erling 1890s - 1930s
Espen 1970s - 1990s
Finn 1920s - 1930s
Frank (1960s)
Fredrik 1980s - 2000s
Frode 1960s - 1970s
Geir 1950s - 1970s
Gunnar 1900s - 1950s
Gustav 1880s -1890s
Hans 1880s - 1960s
Harald 1880s - 1940s
Helge 1940s
Henrik 1990s - 2000s
Håkon 1900s - 1910s, 1990s
Isak 2000s
Ivar 1900s - 1930s
Jan 1930s - 1980s
Jens 1880s
Joakim 1990s
Johan 1880s - 1940s
Johannes 1880s - 1910s
John 1880s - 1960s
Jon (1960s)
Jonas 1990s - 2000s
Jørgen 1880s, 1990s
Karl 1880s - 1920s
Kenneth 1970s - 1980s
Kim 1980s
Kjell 1920s - 1960s
Kjetil 1970s
Knut 1880s - 1960s
Kristian 1880s - 1910s, 1980s - 2000s
Kristoffer 1980s - 1990s
Kåre 1910s - 1940s
Lars 1880s - 1920s, 1940s - 1990s
Leif 1900s - 1950s
Magne (1930s)
Magnus 1990s - 2000s
Marius 1980s - 2000s
Markus 1990s - 2000s
Martin 1880s - 1900s, 1980s - 2000s
Mathias 1990s - 2000s
Morten 1950s - 1980s
Nils 1880s - 1940s
Noah 2000s
Odd 1910s - 1960s
Ola 1880s
Olaf 1880s - 1910s
Olav 1880s - 1940s
Ole 1880s - 1990s
Oliver 2000s
Oskar 1880s - 1900s
Peder 1880s - 1910s
Per 1910s - 1970s
Petter 1880s
Reidar 1900s - 1930s
Rolf 1890s - 1950s
Rune 1950s - 1970s
Sigurd 1880s - 1910s
Sindre 1990s
Sondre 1990s - 2000s
Stein 1950s
Steinar 1940s - 1950s
Stian 1970s - 1990s
Stig 1960s
Svein 1930s - 1960s
Sverre 1890s - 1930s
Terje 1940s - 1970s
Thomas 1960s - 2000s
Tobias 1990s - 2000s
Tom 1950s - 1970s
Tommy 1970s
Tor 1930s - 1960s
Tore 1930s - 1960s
Trond 1950s - 1970s
Trygve 1890s - 1920s
Vegard 1980s
William 2000s
Øystein (1970s - 1980s)
Øyvind 1970s - 1980s

Female[edit]

Aase 1920s
Agnes 1890s - 1920s
Amalie 1990s - 2000s
Andrea 1990s - 2000s
Anette 1980s
Anita 1950s - 1970s
Ann 1950s - 1960s
Anna 1880s - 1930s
Anne 1880s - 1970s
Aslaug 1900s - 1920s
Astrid 1890s - 1950s
Bente 1950s - 1960s
Berit 1920s - 1960s
Bjørg 1920s - 1950s
Borghild 1880s - 1920s
Camilla 1970s - 1990s
Charlotte 1980s - 1990s
Dagny 1890s - 1910s
Elin 1960s - 1970s
Elisabeth 1960s - 1980s
Elise 1880s
Ellen 1950s
Elsa 1910s
Else 1900s - 1950s
Emilie 1990s - 2000s
Emma 1880s, 1990s - 2000s
Eva 1920s - 1960s
Frida 2000s
Gerd 1920s - 1950s
Grethe 1940s - 1950s
Gudrun 1890s - 1920s
Gunn 1950s
Gunvor 1910s - 1920s
Hanna 1880s - 1890s
Hanne 1960s - 1980s
Hedda 2000s
Hege 1960s - 1970s
Heidi 1950s - 1970s
Helene 1990s
Helga 1880s - 1900s
Hilda 1880s
Hilde 1950s - 1970s
Hjørdis 1890s - 1910s
Ida 1980s - 2000s
Inga 1880s - 1900s
Ingeborg 1880s - 1920s
Inger 1910s - 1960s
Ingrid 1890s - 1940s, 1980s - 2000s
Jenny 1880s - 1910s
Johanne 1880s - 1890s
Jorunn 1930s - 1940s
Julie 1990s - 2000s
Karen 1880s - 1910s
Kari 1920s - 1960s
Karin 1920s - 1950s
Karoline 1880s, 1980s - 1990s
Kirsten 1940s
Klara 1900s - 1910s
Kristin 1950s - 1980s
Kristine 1880s - 1890s, 1980s - 1990s
Laila 1930s - 1940s
Lene 1970s - 1980s
Lilly 1910s
Linda 1960s - 1980s
Line 1960s - 1980s
Linn 1980s
Linnea 2000s
Liv 1920s - 1960s
Malin 1990s - 2000s
Margit 1880s - 1920s
Mari 1980s
Maria 1970s - 2000s
Marianne 1950s - 1980s
Marie 1880s - 1920s, 1990s
Marit 1920s - 1960s
Marte 1990s
Martha 1880s - 1900s
Martine 1990s - 2000s
Mary 1920s - 1930s
Mathilde 1880s
Mette 1960s
Mia 2000s
Mona 1950s - 1970s
Monica 1960s - 1980s
Nina 1950s - 1980s
Nora 1990s - 2000s
Olga 1880s - 1910s
Oline 1880s
Petra 1880s - 1890s
Ragna 1880s - 1900s
Ragnhild 1880s - 1940s
Randi 1910s - 1950s
Reidun 1920s - 1940s
Ruth 1890s - 1930s
Sara 1990s - 2000s
Signe 1880s - 1910s
Sigrid 1880s - 1910s
Silje 1970s - 2000s
Sissel 1940s - 1950s
Sofie 1880s - 1890s, 1990s - 2000s
Solveig 1900s - 1940s
Stine 1980s - 1990s
Thea 1990s - 2000s
Tone 1950s - 1970s
Torill 1940s
Tove 1930s - 1950s
Trine 1970s
Turid 1930s - 1940s
Tuva 2000s
Unni 1930s - 1950s
Victoria 1990s
Vilde 1990s - 2000s
Wenche 1940s - 1960s
Åse 1930s - 1940s

Source[edit]


Rare male names outside Norwegian given name categories[edit]

A[edit]

Abel Abraham Abram Absalon Adalbrikt Adolf Agathon Age Aggrim Ahrendt Aimar Alberto Albrekt Alfons Algeir Allan Almar Alv Alvald Alvar Alvbjørn Alvfinn Alvgaut Alvgeir Amandus Ambe Ambjørn Ambros Ambrosius Anbjørn Andor Andre Andres Andrew Anfinn Anselm Ansgar Anskar Anstein Anthony Antonius Anvid Apollon Arend Arent Arfva Arint Aristoteles Arman Armand Arnbjørn Arndor Arnfred Arngeir Arngrim Arnkjell Arnleif Arnleiv Arnljot Arnmod Arntor Arnulf Arnvald Arnvid Aron Artur Asgaut Asgrim Askil Askild Askel Askell Asketil Askjell Asleif Asleiv Asmund Assor Assur Asvald Aud Audar Audbjørn Aude Auden Audfinn Audgrim Audkjell Audmund Audny Audstein Audulv Audvald Augun Augund Augustin Augustus Auven Avle Axul

B[edit]

Baldevin Balduin Baltasar Bartolomeus Baste Bastian Bendiks Bendix Benedikt Benoni Berg Berger Bergsvein Bergtor Bernard Berse Bertel Bertil Bertill Bertold Bertram Bertrand Berulf Berulv Besse Bill Billy Bjermund Bjertill Bjørgulv Bjørgulv Bjørnstjerne Bjørnulv Bob Bobby Bodolf Bodolv Bodvar Borge Borger Borgulv Borgvald Botolv Botvid Brede Bruno Bruse Brynjolf Brynjulf Bue Bulle Byrge

C[edit]

Christen

D[edit]

Dan Birger Diogenes

E[edit]

Eddie Edmund Eilif Erich

F[edit]

Freddie

G[edit]

Ger Ger Ove Gudbrand

H[edit]

Halle Hansa Hasse Hegnar Hermann Homer

I[edit]

Ib Ikko Iuel

J[edit]

Jack Jannik Jesus Joachim Johnny Jon Eivind

K[edit]

Kain Kalv Karsten Knud Kolle Konrad Kristen Kåre Christoffer

L[edit]

M[edit]

Michel Moen Mons Morris Moses Murmel

N[edit]

Nikolay Nilis Nisse

O[edit]

Octavian Ommund Osvald Otte Oven Ovin

P[edit]

Peer Platon

R[edit]

Range Regner Reinhold

S[edit]

Salmund Salve Samuel Sokrates Stig Henrik Sullivan

T[edit]

Torberg Torkil Torkild Torlak Torvik Trond Ola Tønnes

U[edit]

Ulfstein

V[edit]

Valdemar Valter Veberg Vil Villum Voldung

W[edit]

Willum

Y[edit]

Å[edit]

Ådne Åke Åmund Åne Åsbjørn Åsgaut Åsgeir Åsgrim Åskil Åskild Åsleif Åsleiv Åsleik Åsvald

Ø[edit]

Øle Ørn


Rare female names outside Norwegian given name categories[edit]

A[edit]

Abelone Ada Adalis Adaliz Adelaide Adele Adeleid Adelheid Agata Agate Agathe Agna Agneta Agnette Aimée Alberte Albertine Aled Aleda Aleid Aleidis Aleksandra Ales Alet Aletta Alfa Alida Alitta Allette Alpha Alva Alvdis Alvfrid Alvgerd Alvgjerd Alvheid Alvhild Alvild Alvilda Alvilde Alvlaug Alrun Amalia Amba Ambjørg Analie Anbjørg Andrina Anida Anlaug Anne Pia Annette Annie Annifrid Antoinette Antonette Antonia Apollonia Arna Arnbjørg Arnborg Arndis Arnfrid Arngerd Arngjerd Arngunn Arngunna Arnheid Arnlaug Arntora Arntrud Asborg Asgerd Asgjerd Asla Asora AtlaAud Audbjørg Audgerd Audgjerd Audgunn Audhild Augusta

B[edit]

Babb Barbara Barbra Baugheid Beata Beatrice Bengta Benthe Beret Bergit Bergitte Bess Betsy Betty Betzy BiancaBirgita Birgithe Birgitta Birte Bjarnhild Bjørnhild Blanca Blanche Blana Bodhild Bothild Britta Brynhild

C[edit]

D[edit]

E[edit]

Edda Edme Elida Elsbeth Elsebeth

F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

Hilde-Helen

I[edit]

Ines

J[edit]

K[edit]

Kim

L[edit]

Ling Livia Liz Lona


M[edit]

Mette-Marit


N[edit]

Nan Nancy Nicole Nielsine

O[edit]

P[edit]

R[edit]

Reka

S[edit]

T[edit]

Tullen


U[edit]

V[edit]

Vendela

W[edit]

Y[edit]

Å[edit]

Ågåt Åsbjørg Åsfrid Åsgerd Åsgjerd Åslaug Åsta Åsvor


References[edit]

  • Gyldendals Navne Leksikon, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag A/S, 1975, 5th edition
  • Nordic Names