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
HlifMother of Atli.Girl
HoderName of Odin's blind son.Boy
HoenirName of Odin's brother.Boy
HolgerScandinavian name derived from Old Norse name, the prefix holmr meaning "island", and the suffix geirr meaning "spear".Boy
HolmsteinThe one who supported Flosi.Boy
HordName of Ashjom's father.Boy
HoskuldName of Thorstein's son.Boy
HrappName of Hrodgeir's father.Boy
HreidmarA dwarf king.Boy
HroaldBrother of Eyvind Weapon.Boy
HrodnyMother of Hoskuld.Girl
HrolfWolfBoy
HrolleifOld wolfBoy
HromundSon of Thori.Boy
HrosskelSon of Thorstein.Boy
HrutName of Hejolf's son.Boy
HuginOne who is thoughtfulBoy
HunbogiSon of AlfBoy
HvergelmirThe home of Nidhug.Girl
HyndlaA giantGirl
HyrrokkinName of an ogre.Girl
IdonaNorse goddess of the apples of eternal youth.Girl
IdunOne who is active.Girl
IdunaShe who is active in loveGirl
IllugiName of Aslak's son.Boy
ImName of a mythical giant.Boy
IngaThe hero's daughterGirl
IngabergDaughter of a hero.Girl
IngeborgOf the goddess FrøyGirl
IngemurA famous son.Boy
IngharrSon's army.Boy
InghramIng's raven.Boy
IngigerdName of Dagstygg's sister.Girl
IngjerdOf the goddess FrøyGirl
IngolfIng's wolf.Boy
IngridDaughter of a heroGirl
IngunnOf the goddess FrøyGirl
IngvildIng's powerGirl
IsleifName of Isrod's brother.Boy
IsolfSon of Hrani.Boy
IsrodName of Isleif's brother.Boy
JacobHebrew - Yahweh may protect; Holder of Heel; Supplanter; Derived from the Yaakov or Yakubel in HebrewBoy
JannieGod is graciousGirl
JensynnJunior Johannes or son of Johannes (God is gracious)Boy
KineKine means She is of Christian FaithGirl
KjellKjell means CettleBoy
KjellaugKjellaug means Coundron of the Holy OathGirl
KjellfridA beautiful kettleGirl
KjerstiVersion of Christina, means the Christian oneGirl
KjerstinKjerstin means She is the Follower of ChristGirl
KjetilKjetil means CauldronBoy
LeifA descendant, a person who is going to inheritBoy
LoviseFamous warriorGirl
LucasOne who gives lightBoy
LullWoman who is a legendary soldierGirl
LullaA legendary female warriorGirl
MaretePearl, a variant of Margaret.Girl
MayaUncertain; Perhaps Mother or Great One; Illusion; Imaginative; MagicalGirl
NikolinaOne who achieves victory for peopleGirl
NilsAccomplishment or feat of the people.Boy
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
NorahThe person who is possessing the quality of honourable.Girl
OlefGod's dedications, God's kindnesses.Boy
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
PussaA tipsy personBoy
RagnfridOf the Gods.Girl
RebekkaA girl who traps and baitsGirl
RebekkahShe who traps and baits peopleGirl
ReginusA male version of Regina. Means the KingBoy
RegnaTo advise and to make a decisionGirl
ReidarA warrior who fights for his homeBoy
ReidunOne who bestows the homeGirl
RekaA mighty, distinguished personGirl
RonjaA daughter of a robberGirl
RonyaShe who is a daughter of a robberGirl
RubertOne who has the glorious lightBoy
RunarA magic, secret manBoy
RurikA notable, legendary rulerBoy
SarahPrincessGirl
SiggeHe who is always victoriousBoy
SiljeA deminutive of Cecilia, meaning a blind womanGirl
SindreOne who is small and trivial. Also means a sparkling oneBoy
SiwShe who is a brideGirl
SkippereOne who is a skipper, a marineBoy
SkuleOne who likes to remain hiddenBoy
SnefridOne who loves snowGirl
SolfridShe is beuatiful like the SunGirl
SolveigShe who has the strenght of the SunGirl
SondreOne who comes from the SouthBoy
SophiaShe who posesses great knoledge and wisdomGirl
SophieShe is wise and cleverGirl
SorenSternBoy
SteinarOne who is a stone warriorBoy
SutherlandThe Southern land.Boy
SvanhildShe fights with ellegant moves like a swanGirl
SvanteCelebrating peopleBoy
SverreTo spin and swing wildlyBoy
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