Parenthood is a journey that you are going to cherish forever. Of course, the initial few years will be a bit tough. But I’m sure you would agree that nothing can be as joyful as looking at the smiling face of your newborn baby.
Coming to the names, are you from Norway? Or do you have a Norwegian heritage you want to honor by giving your baby a name of the same origin?
Norway is not only a beautiful country, but also the names of Norwegian people are super awesome. While some are trendy, some are steeped in mythology.
To help you choose the best of the best names, I have compiled a list of the best Norwegian baby names for you.
No matter your preference, you will surely find a name for your little one by the end of this article.
The Best Norwegian Baby Names of All Time
The ice-capped mountains, the deep coastal fjords, and the glaciers make the European country of Norway a must place to visit.
If you have Norwegian roots and want your kid to carry a name that signifies the same, I have the best collection of names for you.
To make your name-searching experience as smooth as butter, I have made a few sections here depending on the gender. Also, I have listed the names alphabetically.
Norwegian Baby Names for Girls
Are you blessed with a little angel and want to give her a perfect name?
This section is for you.
The following is a list of the most enchanting Norwegian baby names for girls that are sure to make you go aww!
Do you like traditional names with a story attached to them?
Well, I love such names! Those names have a vintage vibe to them that is hard to ignore.
One such name is Alfhild. It’s a rare name not only in the USA but also in Norway. It has a mythical vibe to it.
According to mythology, Alfhild was a gorgeous shieldmaiden who used to hide in the disguise of a man so that she didn’t have to marry King Alf, her suitor.
With Norwegian roots, it holds the meaning of battle or an elf.
Bente is a name that sounds like the name of a religious girl. It has a spiritual vibe to it.
While some say it has Dutch roots, others believe it is rooted in the Norwegian language.
If you consider your little angel a blessing from the Almighty, you can choose the name Bente for her.
You can choose the spelling Benthe as well. It holds the meaning of “blessed.”
A famous personality with this name is Bente Nordby. She is a goalkeeper.
This name is cute. It has an edge to it, which differentiates it from others.
While some say that Dagny has Swedish and Danish roots, others say it has Norwegian roots.
It comes with the meaning of a special day. Give her this name if you want your baby girl to bring hope to people’s lives.
A famous personality with this name is Dagny Juel. She is a writer from Norway.
If you are into names that is associated with mythology, Eira is the name for you.
It’s a short and beautiful name that sounds like the name of an elegant girl. It has multiple origins.
While some believe that Eira has its roots in the Icelandic region, others say it has either Norwegian or Old Norse roots.
You can choose the variation Eir as well. It holds the meaning of mercy.
According to Norse mythology, Eir is the goddess of medicine and healing.
Frida is a stylish and modern name popular not only in Denmark and Norway but also in the USA – all thanks to its famous bearer Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter.
This name has many origins, including Ancient Germanic, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. Go for this name if you want your little princess to have a heart of gold and who loves peace.
Frida holds the meaning of peace and lovely.
You can choose between Freida and Frieda.
You can opt for Grete for your baby girl if you like unique names with many famous namesakes.
This name sounds cool and can be perfect for your little sunshine if you want to give her a name that means something precious.
Grete Faremo is a popular politician in Norway.
Grete has its roots in Danish as well as Norwegian languages. You can choose the spelling Grethe as well.
Hanna is a popular name that has a cool vibe to it. It sounds like the name of someone sweet and feminine.
Hanna has Greek as well as Hebrew origins. It holds the meaning that God is gracious. Also, some say that it translates to grace.
Another variation of this name is Hanne. This name is in vogue in Norway.
Iselin is an elegant name that comes with a posh vibe. While some believe that it has German roots, others believe it came from Irish and Norwegian languages.
You can choose its other spelling Isleen too. Give this name to your daughter if she made your dream of becoming a parent come true. It holds the meaning of dream and iron.
A famous personality with this name is Iselin. She is a songwriter and singer.
Do you like sweet names? How about the name Juni?
It’s a super cute name that can fit your adorable daughter really well. Also, it can be a perfect name for your little one if she is born in the month of June.
Juni translates to June. It has multiple origins, including Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
It’s a pretty name that is a bit old-school but still has still hasn’t lost any of its charm. It has a traditional vibe that I like.
While some say Katrine has Norwegian roots, others believe it has Danish roots.
You can choose between Kathrine, Katarina, Catrine, and Catherine. It holds the meaning of pure.
I like names that are musical and have a soothing vibe to them. Linnea is one such name. It has multiple roots, including Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
It has a feminine charm and holds the meaning of a lime tree. Also, it means twinflowers.
A famous personality with this name is Linnea Handberg Lund. She is a Danish musician.
Did you have a complicated pregnancy and consider your baby girl a gift from God?
Then the chances are that you will like the name Mathea. It sounds like a traditional name with a religious undertone.
It has its roots in the Greek and Norwegian languages and holds the meaning of the gift of God.
If you want to go for a spelling variation, you can choose Matthea.
This name oozes charm, elegance, and femineity!
Nora is a short name that sounds like a pretty girl’s name. Coming to its origin, it has so many! It includes Greek, German, English, Irish, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
This name is popular all over the world. You can go for its variation Norah as well.
Nora translates to bright light. Also, some say that it means honor.
Norwegian Baby Names for Boys
Are you a new parent to a baby boy? Do you want to give him a unique name with a great meaning?
The following is a list of the best Norwegian boy names for your little prince. I have added their meanings and origins as well.
If you like names that sound manly, Anders is the name for you.
This name has its roots in the Scandinavian language. It has a masculine vibe that makes it sound like the name of a tough man.
Anders holds the meaning of strong and manly. The other variation of this name is Andreas, which is more popular compared to Anders.
Are you into regal names? How about the name Baldur?
This name has its roots in the English, Icelandic, and Norwegian languages. You can choose between Baldr and Balder as well.
It has a posh vibe that makes it perfect for your high-class son. It means courageous army, God of light, and prince.
According to Norse mythology, Baldur was Odin’s son.
It’s a spiritual name that sounds like the name of a dashing guy. It has multiple origins, including Latin, Greek, and English.
Christian holds the meaning of follower of Christ. It can be a great name for your little one if he is born during Christmas.
You can choose its variation Kristian too.
A famous personality with this name is Christian Dior. He is a French fashion designer.
If you are looking for a posh name, Eirik is the name for you. This name sounds super trendy and has its roots in the Scandinavian language.
Give this name to your son if you want him to be the leader of the people. It holds the meaning of an eternal ruler.
You can choose between Erick, Eric, and Erik as well.
This name sounds quite complicated. You may have a hard time pronouncing it. That said, Fridtjof is a unique name that has a magical kind of vibe to it.
While some say that it has its roots in the Scandinavian language, others believe it originated in the Norwegian language.
Give this name to your baby boy if you want him to be peace-loving. It holds the meaning of prince of peace.
Are you into uncommon names? How about the name Gaute?
It has Norwegian origin. It has a unique vibe and sounds like the name of a pure-hearted boy.
Gaute holds the meaning of pure and great.
Do you want your little boy to become successful one day?
Then you can give him the name Helge. It has multiple roots, including Dutch, German, and Scandinavian.
It has a smart vibe and means holy, successful, and productive.
You can also go for its variation-Helga, too. This is quite a popular name in Norway.
The name Jarle is common in Norway, although it isn’t used much in other countries of the world.
It has a certain cool vibe that makes it sound like a name of a well-mannered guy. Choose this name for your little prince if you want him to be a good human being when he grows up.
Jarle translates to a nobleman.
Is your baby boy born with curly hair?
Then the name Kare would be a perfect name for him.
With Scandinavian roots, it holds the meaning of curly-haired. If you go to Norway, you will find at least one boy with this name. Such is its popularity!
If you are into short and trendy names, you can choose the name Lars for your baby boy.
This three-letter name has its roots in the Scandinavian language. It has a magical vibe to it and sounds like the name of someone from a fairytale.
Lars comes with the meaning of “crowned with laurel.” It is a hot name in Norway.
Do you want your baby boy to grow up as a man that people will look up to?
You can give him the name Magnus. This name has its roots in the sexy Latin language. Another variation of this name is Magne, although it is less used than Magnus.
It holds the meaning of “greatest.”
If you want your son to carry a name that has a powerful vibe and comes with great meaning, you can choose the name Nikolai for him.
This name has a regal vibe to it. And it has many variations, including Nick, Nicholas, Nikolas, Nicolay, and Nicolai.
In 2020, this name was number 41 on the list of the most popular names.
It stands for people of victory.
Are you into mythology and want to give your son a name that has at least some connection to it? Then how about the name Odin?
If you have watched the Marvel Thor movie, you may already know that Odin was Thor’s dad. Odin was also called the “Allfather.”
This name has roots in Norwegian as well as Scandinavian languages. The word Odin means frenzy and poetic fury.
This unique three-letter name is a hot favorite among parents looking for such names.
Pal has its roots in the Latin language. Go for it if you want your son to stay polite to people when he grows up, as it translates to humble.
You can choose its more popular version Paul as well.
This name reminds me of my school-time heartthrob Robert Pattinson.
After watching the Twilight movie series, I had a huge crush on him, where he played one of the main leads. He was a vampire in those movies. And he is the one who made me think having a vampire boyfriend was super cool!
Robert has its roots in the English and German languages. It has a sexy vibe that makes it all the more attractive.
It holds the meaning of bright fame. Some other variations of this name are Bob, Robbie, and Rob.
Gender-Neutral Norwegian Baby Names
Are you someone who don’t want to limit yourself to gender-specific names? Are you into unisex names?
I have come up with the trendiest, modern, and vintage gender-neutral names with Norwegian roots in this section. You will be spoilt for choice.
If you like names that sound elegant and cute, the chances are that you will like the name Alva. It has a unique sweetness to it.
It has its origin in the English, Swedish, and as well as Norwegian languages. Alva is a highly popular name in Norway. It is used mostly as a female name there. But in the USA, it is used as a male name.
If you want a less popular version of this name, you can choose the spelling Alvah.
It holds the meaning of his highness. Also, some say that it means elf.
A famous personality with this name is Alva Myrdal. She is a Nobel Prize winner.
Many parents look for old-school names as they find them charming and steeped in history. If you are one of them, you can go for the unisex name Borgny name for your baby boy or girl.
Its charm lies in its uniqueness. This rare name has its roots in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages.
It holds the meanings of new moon, young, help, and stronghold. A famous Norwegian actress carries the name Astrid Borgny Folstad.
Erle is a gorgeous name that has its origin in the Norwegian language. It sounds like the name of someone belonging to the regal family.
It comes with the meaning of chieftain. This name has been on the list of the most popular names in Norway since 2006.
A famous person with this name is Erle Galbraith. She is an American actress.
Do you like mythical names?
If so, then Gerd is the name for you. It’s an uncommon unisex name that has multiple origins. While some say Gerd originated from German or Dutch, others believe it has its roots in Swedish or Norwegian languages.
According to Scandinavian mythology, god Freyr’s wife was Gerd. She was an extremely beautiful giantess.
Gerd translates to enclosure. You can go for its other spelling Gerda as well.
If you are looking for an old-school name, you can choose Marte for your baby girl or boy.
It sounds like the name of someone strong with a simple attitude. Originating in the Norwegian language, it holds the meaning of a lady. But you can use it as a boy’s name, too – thanks to its gender-neutral nature.
Marte is a variation of the Roman God of war, Mars.
It was a common name in 1991 and is making a comeback now.
Are you looking for a name with a cool vibe? How about the name Randi?
It’s a modern name that sounds super awesome. If you want your baby to be full of elegance when it grows up, then this name can be a perfect choice.
Randi has multiple roots, including English, Danish, and Norwegian. It translates to a beautiful counsel.
A famous personality with this name is Randi Rhodes. She is a talk show radio host from America.
We know what a storm is and what it can do when it has much strength. But did you know that you can use it as a name too?
Well, yes. Storm is a gender-neutral name that makes it a great choice for your son or daughter. While some say it originated in the Danish and Dutch languages, others believe it is rooted in the English and Norwegian languages.
A famous personality with this name is Storm Large. She is a songwriter and singer from America.
Also, if you have watched the X-Men movie series, you may already know that Storm is the name of a prominent character there.
Choosing a name for your baby girl or boy is tiresome work. It takes a lot of your time and requires your patience.
Also, when you think you have that one name that will suit your little one the best, you may come across a name that sounds more awesome. And then the confusion begins!
I hope you liked my list of Norwegian baby names. Which of them did you shortlist? Do tell me in the comments!