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.

EigilThe one who inspires fright in the hearts.Boy
EirName of the goddess of healing.Girl
EisteinA boy who is lucky and fortunate.Boy
EitriName of a mythical dwarf.Boy
EivindHappy warrior; one who brings peaceBoy
EldgrimThe one who was killed by Hrut Hejolfsson.Boy
EliasOne who believes Yahweh is the LordBoy
EllaOne who is a beautiful fairy; one who enjoys lifeGirl
EllisifConsecrated to god.Girl
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
EnarA fighter.Boy
Erecalways mighty.Boy
Erichruler of the people.Boy
Ericka word which means someone who rules the people.Boy
Erickaa feminized form of the name Erick meaning ruler of people.Girl
Ericksonson of Erik; son of ruler.Boy
Ericosomeone who rules the people of a land.Boy
Ericsonson of a ruler named Erik.Boy
Erika ruler of the world.Boy
Erikaa feminized form of the name Eric meaning someone who rules the world.Girl
Erikkaa feminized word which means a ruler.Girl
Eriksonson or Erik; ruler of the people.Boy
Erixisland ruler or eternal ruler.Boy
Erkenbaudan ancient king of Northumberland.Boy
Erkengotaan ancient character of mythology.Girl
Erlingheir of clanchief.Boy
Ernalinecapable or serious or battle to the death.Girl
Erneburgaa historical figure in Yorkshire.Girl
ErpName of Meldun's son.Boy
Errikaone who rules eternally.Girl
Eryksomeone who is a ruler for eternity.Boy
Erykaa feminized word which means someone who rules for eternity.Girl
EsbernA divine bear.Boy
EsbjornBear of the gods.Boy
EskeSpear of the gods.Boy
Eskilgod or divinity.Boy
Esteneastern town or island.Boy
Estritha royal person of Norway.Girl
Evertona Norwegian word meaning wild boar.Boy
EvinrudeA swift boat.Boy
EyfrodThe one who was farmed at tongue.Boy
EyjolfThe one who was killed by Kari.Boy
EyvindThe winner of the iselandsBoy
FafnerName of a dragon in Norse mythology.Boy
FasteOne who is firm and resolute.Boy
FenrisName of a mythical monster.Boy
FinnbogiNorwegian term meaning merchant.Boy
FinniganDescendants of the fair onesBoy
FjallFrom the rough hill.Boy
FjorgynMother of ThorGirl
FlokiA heroic Viking.Boy
FlosiNorwegian term meaning chieftain.Boy
ForsetiName of Balder's son.Boy
FrekiName of Odin's wolf.Boy
FreyrNorse God of weather.Boy
FreysteinSomething or someone's that's rock hard.Boy
FridleifName of Ari's father.Boy
FrikkaA peaceful ruler.Girl
GalmName of Thorvald's father.Boy
GangerA founder of Normandy.Boy
GeirbjorgSister of Bersi, the godless.Girl
GeirridSister of Geirrod.Girl
GimleNew heaven.Girl
GinnungagapThe abyss that gives birth to all living things.Girl
GjalpA giant.Girl
GnaName of one of Frigga's ladies in waiting.Girl
GridName of a wife of Odin.Girl
GrimaFeminine form of Grim. It means son of Njal.Girl
GrimhildaMother of Gudrun.Girl
GrimhildeA variant of the name Grimhilda. It means mother of Gudrun.Girl
GudridDivinely inspired wisdom.Girl
GullveigName of a witch.Girl
GunhildeBattle maiden.Girl
GunnhildrA variant of Gunhilde, meaning battle maiden.Girl
GunnlodMother of Bragi.Girl
GuroDivinely inspired wisdom.Girl
GyddaAggressive, Destructive, ForcefulGirl
GythaWarlike, aggressive in doing everythingGirl
HaakonHigh son, decendentBoy
HaldanaA woman who is Half Danish.Girl
HaldoraOne who is half spirited.Girl
HallaAn unexpected gift, Half ProtectedGirl
HalldisA firm helperGirl
HalldorThor's rockBoy
HallfridOne who is half beautiful.Girl
HallgerdOne who is half protected.Girl
HalvardRock Defender; Guardian of the RockBoy
Halvorprotector of the Rock; Rock wardenBoy
HaraldaAn army rulerGirl
HaraldsThe war commander's sonBoy
HelaName of the goddess of the underworld.Girl
HeljaName of a saga.Girl
HeorrendaAn army shieldBoy
HerdisA group of warriorsGirl
HildigunnA warrior woman.Girl
HiordisSecond wife of Sigmund.Girl
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