NORWEGIAN BABY NAMES

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Norwegian Baby Names!
See below for the complete selection of Norwegian Baby names to choose from! Still unsure? Then check out over 50,000 others available via the Index.

 
Norwegian Baby Girl & Norwegian Baby Boy
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Agnes
Agnete
Alfhild
Amalie
Andrea
Anette
Anna
Anne
Astra
Astri
Astrid
Aud
Beate
Bente 
Bergitta
Berit
Borghild
Camilla
Caroline
Cathrine
Catrine
Christine
Dagmar
Danica
Disa 
Dorte
Eir
Elisa
Elise
Ellen
Elsa
Emilie
Emma
Freya
Frida 
Gerd
 
 
Gjertrud
Gudrun 
Gunnhild
Haldis 
Hanna
Hannah
Hanne
Hedda
Hege
Heidi
Helene
Henriette
Hilda
Hilde 
Hjørdis
Ida
Inga
Ingeborg
Inger
Ingri
Ingrid
Ingvil
Ingvild
Ingvill 
Janne
Jenny
Jensina
Johanna
Jorun
Josefina
Julie 
Kaia
Kamilla
Karen
Kari
 
 
Karolina
Karoline
Katrine
Kirsten
Kristianna
Kristin
Kristina
Kristine 
Lene 
Lisbet
Liv 
Malena 
Malin
Maren
Margit 
Margrete
Mari
Maria
Marie
Marit
Marta
Marte
Marthe
Marthine 
Martine
Mary
Matilda
Nikolina
Nina
Nora 
Oda 
Olava
Olina
Pernilla
Petra
 
 
Adrian
Aleksander
Alexander
Alf
Alfred 
Anders
Anders 
Andreas
Anton
Arne
Artur
Arvid
Asbjørn
Atle
Balder
Baldur 
Benjamin
Bjørn
Boone
Borg
Brander
Burnaby
Burr
Busby
Cadby
Canute
Carr
Cawley
Christian
Christoffer
Colby
Dag
Danby
Delling
Daniel
Didrik 
Edvard
Einar
Eirik
Elvis
 
 
Emil
Eric
Erik
Erlend
Erling
Espen
Even 
Fredrik
Frode 
Gunnar 
Haakon
Haavard
Håkon
Hans 
Harald 
Håvard 
Henning
Henrik
Ivar
Jakob
Jan
Jens 
Joachim
Joakim
Johan 
Jokkum
Jon 
Jonas
Jørgen 
Julius
Kåre 
Karl 
Kjell 
Knut
knute
Kristian
Kristoffer
Lars
Leif 
Ludvik
 
 
Mads
Magnus
Marcus
Marius
Martin 
Martinus
Mathias
Matias
Mats
Mikkel
Mons
Nikolai
Nils 
Olaf
Olan
Ole 
Pål 
Paul
Peder 
Per
Petter
Reidar
Rolf
Sander
Sebastian
Sigurd
Simen
Sindre
Stian
Svein
Svend
Sverre 
Thomas
Thor
Tobias
Tomas
Tor 
Vegar
Vegard  
 

The Norwegian First Name

Norwegian Law
Norway has an official government list of acceptable Norwegian names. Norway's strict name law dates from the 1800s, and is intended to protect children from any Norwegian names that sound or look strange.

The Importance of a Norwegian First Name!
We respond to our name throughout our lives. People associate us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing a name they can therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of a Norwegian Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important. And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on a responsible task! 

The Origins of Norwegian baby names 
The Norwegian origins of this these include place names, those related to mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins. We then move on to the genre which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally unique (or created name's)

Norwegian Christian Names 
First titles are often referred to as Christian name's. Norwegians share similar first, or Christian names, with other Christian countries. These 'shared' Christian name's differ from country to country according to the language and the spellings and pronunciations of them therefore also vary. The church encouraged the use of biblical name's from the New Testament and those belonging to Saint's. Old Testament ones were not commonly used by Christians until the 18th century. The language of origin for Christian names was therefore Latin, Hebrew or Greek.

Norwegian Naming Traditions
When naming a Norwegian child it was a custom to use a component from both the father and the mother's name for the first born of both sexes. So if the father's name was Bjørnar and the mother's name was Gunnild then the son might be called Gunnar or a daughter might be called Bjørnild.

A Norwegian Male name
A Norwegian male name often begin with a prefix such as Berg, Bjørn, Dag, Gaut, Geir, Gud, Halv, Har, Hjalm, Ing, Magn, Ragn, Stein, Svein or Tor. Conversely Norwegian male names might also end with a suffix ar, bjørn, brand, dan, kjell, leif, leik, tor, ulf, vard, or vor.

Norwegian Female name
Norwegian female name's often begin with a prefix such as Aud, Bjørg, Frid, Gunn, Hild, Møy, Sne, Sol, Svan, Unn or Yn. Conversely Norwegian female name's might also end with a suffix borg, bjorg, frid, gerd, gunn, hild, run, siv, unn, or vild.

Norwegian Surnames

Origins of Norwegian Surnames
The Italian origins of this these include place names, those related to mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins. We then move on to the genre which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally unique (or created name's)

Norwegian Surnames
The Norwegian patronymics surnames system used the prefix sen or 'son' (meaning son of) such as Petersen (for son of Peter). Norwegian surnames were passed down from generation to generation and many members of the same family often shared the same name. Ole is one such popular Norwegian name. So, if Ole's father was "Hans", he would be "Ole Hansen". And , in turn, "Niels" becomes "Nielssen" or "Nielsson"

What Norwegian baby name shall I give to my baby?
Will the Norwegian baby name suit my baby? Should it be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular or cool? Will it be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!"). Will it be appropriate throughout a full life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and ending with old age. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the schoolchild be teased mercilessly about a name? What will your baby think of your choice?

Help is at hand when making a choice of a Norwegian baby name!
The various sections included in www. babynames. org. uk accessed via the Site Map will provide answers to all of your questions regarding the choice of first names. And our exclusive Name Evaluator will help you avoid any of the many pitfalls!

Want to know more?
Further information about names and Genealogy can be found by clicking the following links:

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