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.
|Sylve||She who holds the strenght of the Sun||Girl|
|Tellef||Descendant of thunder||Boy|
|Teobald||A bold man||Boy|
|Thorsen||Son of Thor||Boy|
|Tiril||The alluring sounds||Boy|
|Tollak||The play or game of weapons by Thor||Boy|
|Tone||A new thunder or storm||Girl|
|Torben||The bear of the thunder God||Boy|
|Torbjorg||The help or protection by the thunder God||Boy|
|Torbjorn||The bear of Thor||Boy|
|Tordis||The God who controls the thunder||Boy|
|Torhild||The battle of thunder god||Boy|
|Torild||The battle or war or Thor||Unisex|
|Torill||Thunder God's battle||Unisex|
|Torjus||The arrow or shaft or Thor||Boy|
|Trond||To thrive and grow, always increasing||Boy|
|Trygg||refers to protection or shelter or shield.||Boy|
|Trygve||A person who overcomes as a winner by his braveness.||Boy|
|Turpin||God of thunder, rain and farming.||Boy|
|Tuva||A beautiful lady, charming||Girl|
|Unn||She who is loved||Girl|
|Vigdis||The battle goddess.||Girl|
|William||Will or Desire to Protect||Boy|