Norwegian names and surnames for boys and girls (with meanings)

Norwegian names and surnames for boys and girls (with meanings)

Norwegian names are gaining popularity worldwide. Most young parents are naming their newborn baby using Nordic names. However, some find it difficult considering that they do not know the meaning of specific names.

Norwegian names
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Norwegian names have hidden meanings. Therefore, before you settle on any, you should first understand its meaning. Here is a compilation of many names you can choose from.

Norwegian last names

Norwegian surnames are passed from one generation to another. Initially, most names ended with ' sen'; for instance, Hansen meant son of Hans. However, it has now changed, and some people prefer fixed Nordic names. So, what are some Norwegian last names?

  • Aaberg - On the hill by the river
  • Aadland - Land by the river.
  • Arud - A river clearing
  • Balke - Beam
  • Barsness - Point or headland.
  • Becken - Stream
  • Calland - Derived from 'Kalfaland,’ which is a combination of ‘kalfr’ meaning ‘calf’ and ‘land’ for ‘land’
  • Dybdahl - deep valley
  • Landvik - Land inlet
  • Rike - Rule or power
  • Moen - The sandy ground
  • Westby - Someone from the west region
  • Groa - Gardener
  • Jorunn - Lover of horses
  • Rake - Sheep's friend
  • Reidun - Lovely in the nest
  • Revna - Raven (wise)
  • Solvieg - Strong house or daughter of the sun
  • Synnove - Presence of the sun
  • Thyra - Like thunder
  • Viola - Violet flower
  • Ylva - Female wolf
  • Ysra - She-bear

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Norwegian names for boys

Below are some popular Norwegian boy names.

Norwegian boy names
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  • Andvaranaut - Brunhild's ring
  • Andvari - Name of a mythical treasure guardian.
  • Annar - Father of the world.
  • Ansfrid - Protected by God
  • Emil - A person who is lively and eager
  • Lucas - One who gives light
  • Noah - Relaxation, restful, harmony, or calm
  • Oliver - One who represents the emblem of peace or olive tree
  • Oskar - One with the fastness of a divine spear
  • Phillip - A friend and lover of horses
  • William - Will or desire to Protect
  • Aesir - Of the Gods
  • Alfrigg Name of a mythical dwarf
  • Alfrothul - Of the sun
  • Amund - A bridal gift
  • Aros - From the river's mouth
  • Arvakl - Name of a mythical horse
  • Arwed - One who is clear-minded and has a good judgement
  • Asbiom - A divine bear
  • Aslak - A divine sport
  • Beorhtel - He who shines with a bright light
  • Bergthor - Thor's spirit
  • Berrant - One who is like a strong bear
  • Bersi - Son of Bakli
  • Bionbyr - Warrior's estate
  • Biyn - Strong One
  • Bjame - Norwegian word for bear
  • Bjolf - Lodmund's blood brother
  • Bjorn - Bear
  • Bodmod - Oleif's son
  • Skule - One who likes to remain hidden
  • Sondre - One who comes from the South
  • Steinar - One who is a stone warrior
  • Sutherland - The Southern land
  • Svante - Celebrating people
  • Sverre - To spin and swing wildly

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Mythical male Norwegian names

Some Norwegian names come from old Norse mythology. Below are some of the name you can use.

Male Norwegian names
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  • Bergthor - Thor's spirit
  • Eitri - Mythical dwarf
  • Freki - The name of Odin's wolf
  • Freyr - Norse God of weather
  • Hoder - The name of Odin's blind son
  • Thorsten - Means son of Thor
  • Torlief- Thor's descendant
  • Tordis - God who controls thunder
  • Turpin - God of thunder and rain
  • Odin - God of Vikings
  • Tordis - The God who controls the thunder
  • Torhild - The battle of the thunder god
  • Torjus - The arrow or shaft or Thor
  • Trond - To thrive and grow, always increasing
  • Trygg - Protection or shelter or shield
  • Trygve - A person who overcomes as a winner by his braveness
  • Turpin - God of thunder, rain and farming
  • Tellef - Descendant of thunder
  • Teobald - A bold man
  • Thorsen - Son of Thor
  • Thorstein - Thor's stone
  • Tiril - The alluring sounds

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Norwegian male names of warriors

Some Norwegians name their male children after prominent warriors. Here are some of the cute warrior names they use.

  • Aleksander - Defender of man
  • Ansgar- Spear of God
  • Eggther- Guardian of giants
  • Eigil - To inspire fear in hearts
  • Eivind - Happy warrior or bringer of peace
  • Eldgrim - Killed by Hrut Herjolfsson
  • Erec - Always mighty
  • Geir- meaning "man with a spear"
  • Gudbrand - God's sword
  • Gunne - An army from Gunther
  • Haavard - High guardian
  • Halvor - Protector of the rock
  • Herlief - Warrior descendant
  • Holger - Island of spears
  • Ingharr - Son's army
  • Iver - Bow warrior
  • Magnus - Big and mighty
  • Sigurd- Guiding to victory
  • Valtor - Army's rule

Norwegian female names

Here are amazing Norwegian girl names.

Norwegian girl names
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  • Agnes - Pure
  • Agot - Good
  • Anja - Merciful
  • Aundry - New prosperity
  • Beret - Bright
  • Bertine - Intelligent being
  • Borghild - Wife of Sigmund
  • Britt - Powerful and strong
  • Elin - Torch of light
  • Eira - Merciful
  • Evy - To live
  • Frida - Beloved or peaceful
  • Gerd - Enclosed
  • Hanne - Gracious
  • Idunn- Active in love
  • Ingvlid- Dedicated to the ancestors
  • Maja - Good mother
  • Margit - Pearl
  • Nanna - Courageous
  • Nora - Honour
  • Ulla- Powerful and prosperous
  • Veslemoy - Little girl
  • Vivian - Alive

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Norwegian baby names for girls

A name is the first gift for your child. Here are cool nordic names female babies can be named with.

Norwegian baby names
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  • Astrid - Beloved God
  • Dorothea - Gift of God
  • Frida -Peace
  • Hanna - Yahweh is gracious
  • Heidi - Noble type
  • Hilda - Battle
  • Josefine - He will add
  • Karolina - Warrior
  • Katarina - Pure
  • Linnea - A flower
  • Mikaela - Who is like God?
  • Randi - Beautiful counsel
  • Sylvia - Strength of the sun
  • Vera - Faith

Nordic boy names for your son

If you are looking for Norse baby names to give to your son, look no more. Here is a suggestion of some names you can use.

  • Anders - Manly
  • August - Exalted, venerable
  • Casper - Treasurer
  • Erik - Ever ruler
  • Espen - Bear god
  • Finn - Person from Finland
  • Frans - Frenchman
  • Fredrik - Peaceful ruler
  • Hans - Yahweh is gracious
  • Henrik - Home ruler
  • Ivan - Yahweh is gracious
  • Jonathan - Yahweh has given
  • Kai - Spear
  • Leif: Descendant, heir
  • Leo - Lion
  • Markus: God of war
  • Matheo - Gift of Yahweh
  • Max - Greatest
  • Oskar - Deer friend
  • Otto - Wealth, fortune
  • Rasmus - Beloved.
  • Sander - To defend
  • Tobias - Yahweh is good

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There you have it. These are some of the Norwegian names with their meanings you can choose from.

READ ALSO: 100+ cool nicknames for boys and girls that are likely to stick

Legit.ng also published an article on cool nicknames for girls and boys that you may also have a look at. A good nickname can raise one’s status and popularity, while a bad one can leave a bad impression. Therefore, it is necessary to take precautions while choosing a nickname.

Some of these factors are personality, mannerisms, and physical features. These things will enable you to explain why you, or someone else, has a certain nickname.

Source: Legit.ng

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