117 Danish Baby Names With Meanings

If you’re expecting a bundle of joy and are thinking of giving him a Danish baby name, you have landed at the right place.

Denmark, a country that embraces rules and regulations with huge enthusiasm, is very strict about the naming rules. The first and last names for a baby are governed by law and must be approved by the Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs and Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs. The laws are designed to protect children who are burdened with silly and preposterous names by their parents. So you have to choose names from the 7000 Western European and English names pre-approved by the government. But if you like a name that’s not mentioned in the list, you have to get it approved by the government by filing an application.

Danish names may keep coming in and going out of style, but one thing is certain, you can never write them off. Some of these names such as Eva, Karen, and Cristofer have been popular for generations. So from the birthplace of Little Mermaid, Danish cheese, and Norse mythology, MomJunction has got you a collection of Danish baby names with meanings. Check them out below.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AlfredFriend of the elvesBoy
AlmaSoulBoy
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
CarlA mainly free manBoy
ClaraOne who is distinguished, clear and brightGirl
EllaOne who is a beautiful fairy; one who enjoys lifeGirl
Emilthis means a person who is lively and eager.Boy
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
IdaA woman who is hardworkingGirl
IsabelleFrom Elisabeth, which means My God is an oath, My God is abundanceGirl
LauraPerson crowned with laurelsGirl
LucasOne who gives lightBoy
MaltheFrom the word Helmold, which means PowerBoy
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
OliverThe one who represents the emblem of peace or olive tree.Boy
OscarNoorali the brightness of Ali, the nimble of Ali.Boy
SofiaMeans wisdom in Greek. A wise womanGirl
VictorConquerorBoy
WilliamWill or Desire to ProtectBoy
AlberteA form of albert; a noble and intelligent beingBoy
AmbersonVariant of Emerson who are filled with bravery, vigour and powerBoy
AndrietteThey are strong, fearless, brave and limitlessGirl
AnnaName of a King; Food; Grain; Earth and Water; GodBoy
AnnikenThe graceful beings which is a variant of HannahGirl
ArnePowerful ruler like an eagle; stable personBoy
AsbjörnOne who has no sorrows; a God-like structureBoy
AxelOne who likes peaceful environmentBoy
BalduinIt is the danish version of Baldwin. It means a bold friend.Boy
BeorhtelHe who shines with a bright lightBoy
BetinaA woman who finds God in her promiseGirl
BredeGlaciers; a form of iceBoy
BuggaA man of powerBoy
BuggeA powerful manBoy
CajaTo be full of joyGirl
CarrynAn unsillied and pure free womanGirl
CaryneAn unsullied, pure womanGirl
CarynnShe of pure natureGirl
CesilieBlind; they are talented musicianGirl
ChristofferHe who holds the son of God, Christ, in his heartBoy
DedricOne who rules people and a great leaderBoy
DierkA ruler of the peopleBoy
DierksA born ruler; powerful and confidentBoy
DoreteA gift sent by God; trustworthyGirl
Emblaaccording to Norse mythology Embla was the first woman on earth.Girl
GamelRefers to an old person.Boy
GroTo grow, to heal, The one who will cure in each type of environment and to grow and heal easily.Girl
GUrdunThey are dedicate to build their live on solid foundation.They have strong mind and decision taking power.Girl
GyrthTo gird with a swordBoy
HakiJustice; Claim; Right; Privilege; Name of a SlaveBoy
HaraldsThe war commander's sonBoy
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