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Girl Names of Scandinavian Origin

Scandinavian baby names and what they mean, with 40 results. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in 2005 (ADOPTION OF 1.1%) and are almost as common today (ADOPTION 0.9%, 12%), but with names such as Olga becoming somewhat dated. Dahlia (#412), Rayna (#724) and Mia (#6) are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation, while Boy (TOP 17%) and Guel (11%) are conventional last names. Here is the list of Scandinavian names for boys.

Scandinavian names

Aaricia - Larsen | Linnea - Wibeke

Aaricia - Larsen

Aaricia
"Proud, distinguished and noble princess." Aricia is a slightly favored birth name. See also Airicka.

Aina
"Forever." Aina (cf. Pina, Arana) is a popular -na suffix last name. See also Aila.

Anitra

Anitra
Adoption of Laneetra and forms was widespread in the 1970s.

Berit
"Gorgeous, splendid, magnificient." Outside Top 2000.

Bo
Also a nickname or short form .. A children's name that is only intermittently used, Bo is found more commonly as a last name.

Dagmar

Dagmar
"Glorious, day's glory." Adoption of Dagmar peaked 125 years ago. A royal name in Denmark ..

Dahlia

Dahlia
"Valley." Usage of Dayha and forms was well-received among parents in 2015. Also the flower named for 18th ..

Gro
"To grow." Gro is scantly used as a feminine name. From groa, or possibly from Celtic ..

Gudrun

Gudrun
"God rune." Gudrun is commonplace (TOP 63%) as a feminine name. From guth and run ..

Gull
Pet form of names derived from .. Not Top 2000 name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scandinavian names: Anitra, Dagmar, Dahlia, Gudrun, Halle

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scandinavian names: Helga, Hulda, Inga, Ingrid, Karina

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scandinavian names: Karmen, Kirsten, Kristina

Halle

Halle
Name made famous by actress Halle .. Adoption of Halle and variants as birth names in 2015 was down 35.5% compared to the previous decade.

Helga

Helga
"Prosperous, successful; holy." Somewhat common as baby names, Helga, Hella, etc. are comparable to the familiar Della. From heilagr which can also mean ..

Hulda

Hulda
"Sweet, lovable; mole, weasel." Huldah and variants were popular in the 1880s, but now, Hulda has become less trendy. A Scandinavian name from huld. Biblical ..

Inga

Inga1
"Guarded by Ing." Usage of Inga as a girls' name has trended downward since 1890-1899. Norse mythology ..

Ingrid

Ingrid, var. Inga2
"Ing's beauty." Usage of Ingrid and variants as baby names in 2015 was down 33.1% compared to the previous decade. Norse mythology ..

Karina

Karina
"Beloved." Usage of Karina and variants as birth names in 2015 was down 59.8% compared to a decade ago. Variant of Katherine ..

Karmen

Karmen
Variant of Carmen. Gender-neutral name. Popular as a birth name, Karmen is comparable to the common Kareen.

Kirsten

Kirsten
"Follower of Christ." Kirsten, Kirstynn, etc. became less popular last year, falling -562 rankings as children's names with Kirsten falling the most. Variant of Christine ..

Kristina

Kristina
"Follower of Christ." Prominent, with usage of 0.017% for Kristina and variants as girls' names in 2015, higher than 0.016% a year ago. Variant of Christina.

Larsen
"Son of Lars." Unusual as baby names, but Larson, Larsen, etc. are comparable to the more conventional Carson. Lars is the Scandinavian form of ..

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Scandinavian names for girls.

1. Aaricia - Larsen
Aaricia, Aina, Anitra, Berit, Bo, Dagmar, Dahlia, Gro, Gudrun, Gull, Halle, Helga, Hulda, Inga, Ingrid [Inga], Karina, Karmen, Kirsten, Kristina, Larsen


Linnea, Mia, Nilsine, Norell, Norna, Olga [Helga], Osma, Rayna, Signa, Silja, Siri, Solveig, Thora, Trina, Ula, Ulrika, Ursula, Valkyrie, Viveca, Wibeke

Usage comparison for Scandinavian names

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