327 Norwegian Baby Names With Meanings

So you want an unusual and distinctive name for the new member of your family? Then you might want to consider a Norwegian baby name. Norwegian names have historical associations and beautiful meanings, making them a perfect naming option.

The Norwegian baby-naming patterns have changed significantly throughout the centuries. Initially, a child could be given just one given name and no surname. A patronymic naming pattern existed, with names ending in suffixes such as –sson and -ssen for sons and -sdatter and -sdotter for daughters. Later, the double ‘s’ was dropped from male surname suffixes and the single ‘s’ was dropped from the female surname suffixes.

Around a hundred years ago, there was a custom of using combination names. Parents gave as many as five names to their children, which included names of parents, grandparents, relatives, and even ancestors.

When the Norwegians immigrated to America, they were not consistent in their use of surnames. So in 1923, a law was ordered in which each family could have a single, family name, which would be handed down the generations. While most of the families adopted a patronymic name, some even adopted occupational surnames, place surnames, or characteristic surnames.

From the world of Scandinavia, MomJunction brings you an exhaustive collection of Norwegian baby names with meanings.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
EllaOne who is a beautiful fairy; one who enjoys lifeGirl
Emilthis means a person who is lively and eager.Boy
Emiliesomeone who is extremely laborious, hard working and striving.Girl
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
IngridDaughter of a heroGirl
JacobHebrew - Yahweh may protect; Holder of Heel; Supplanter; Derived from the Yaakov or Yakubel in HebrewBoy
LucasOne who gives lightBoy
MayaUncertain; Perhaps Mother or Great One; Illusion; Imaginative; MagicalGirl
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
NorahThe person who is possessing the quality of honourable.Girl
OliverThe one who represents the emblem of peace or olive tree.Boy
OliviaThe one who is closer to olive tree.Girl
OskarOne with the fastness of a divine spearBoy
PhillipA friend and lover of horsesBoy
SarahPrincessGirl
SophiaShe who posesses great knoledge and wisdomGirl
SophieShe is wise and cleverGirl
WilliamWill or Desire to ProtectBoy
AastaLoveGirl
AbellonaThe sun GoddessGirl
AegileifDaughter of Hrolf Helgason.Girl
AesirOf the Gods.Boy
AevarName of Ketil's son.Boy
AgotA woman who is good hearted.Girl
AlfarinName of Hlif's son.Boy
AlfgeirElfin's spearBoy
AlfriggName of a mythical dwarf.Boy
AlfrothulOf the sun.Boy
AmundA bridal gift.Boy
AndvaranautBrunhild's ringBoy
AndvariName of a mythical treasure guardian.Boy
AngerbodaA giant.Girl
AngerbothaOne who is giant.Girl
AnnarFather of the world.Boy
AnnikinA form of Anne, meaning grace or mercy.Girl
AnridWife of Ketil Fjorleifarson.Girl
AnsfridProtected by GodBoy
ArildWar Chief, Battle CommanderBoy
ArkynEternal king's son.Boy
ArmodName of Geirleif's blood brother.Boy
ArneotOne who frightens eagles.Boy
ArngeirThe eagle's spear.Boy
ArnlaugNorwegian word for eagle.Boy
ArosFrom the river's mouth.Boy
ArvaklName of a mythical horse.Boy
ArwedEagle of the woods; a clear minded and has a good judgementBoy
AsbiomA divine bear.Boy
AsgardName of city of the gods in Norse mythology.Boy
AsgautName of a mythical divine goth.Boy
AsgrimName of a thief; leadership abilityBoy
AshildaA variant of Ashild, meaning god fighting.Girl
AskelA term used for divine cauldron.Boy
AslakA divine sport.Boy
AstlyrDivine strengthGirl
AstrydDivine strength.Girl
AsvorWife of Asrod.Girl
AsvoriaOne who is divinely prudent.Girl
AudDesorted or isolatedGirl
AudhildaRich warrior woman.Girl
AudhumblaName of a giant cow that nursed Ymir.Girl
AudneyNew found wealth.Girl
AudnyNew prosperityGirl
AudunaDesertedGirl
AundyNew founded prosperity.Girl
BakliName of Blaeng's son.Boy
BalmungSiegfried's sword.Boy
BaugSon of Raud.Boy
BeiniName of a smith.Boy
BeorhtelHe who shines with a bright lightBoy
BerdonA Norwegian variant of Berton,BergtorBoy
BeretA glorious and bright individualGirl
BergdisThe spirit protection.Girl
BergliotHelpful lightGirl
BergthorThor's spiritBoy
BergthoraThor's spirit.Girl
BerrantOne who is like a strong bearBoy
BersiSon of bakli.Boy
BestlaMother of Odin.Girl
BifrostThe bridge from earth to Asgard.Girl
BionbyrWarrior's estateBoy
BiornNorwegian word for bear.Boy
BirgetA protecting woman.Girl
BiynOne who is strong.Boy
BjameNorwegian word for bear.Boy
BjolfName of lodmund's blood brother.Boy
BjornBearBoy
BodileA fighting woman.Girl
BodillaA variant of Bodile, meaning a fighting woman.Girl
BodmodName of Oleif's son.Boy
BorgFrom the castle.Boy
BorghildaWife of Sigmund. A variant of Borghild.Girl
BorkOne who is killed by a gunnarBoy
BorreHe who is a great helpBoy
BothiHerald or begin.Boy
BragiOne who is considered as the God of PoetryBoy
BranderA fiery or sharp swordBoy
BrisingamenFreya's necklace.Girl
BrokkName of a mythical dwarf.Boy
BrondolfName of Naddodd's son.Boy
BruniSon of Earl Harek.Boy
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