245 Scandinavian Baby Names With Meanings

Norse gods, Vikings, dragons – Scandinavia, comprising of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, is fascinating in the truest sense. And it’s not just the history and mythology that attracts people to this wonderful nation. Scandinavian baby names are also enticing major interest from parents all over the world.

Scandinavian baby names are symbolic of the rich history and culture of the country. Traditional Scandinavian names are derived from Old Norse, a Germanic language, which was spoken in Scandinavian until the 14th century. These names can be robust and tough or delicate and light.

Just like most European countries, the naming laws are very strict in Scandinavia as well. Parents are forbidden from using made up or creative names. They have to choose from a list of acceptable names released by the government authorities.

So if you need some help with Scandinavian baby names, have a look at MomJunction's list below. We have a comprehensive list of Scandinavian baby names along with meanings and additional information.

Aarenthe name has several meanings In Scandinavian the meaning of the name Aaren is: Lofty or inspired. it also means high mountainBoy
AgnesA chaste womanGirl
AlrikA person who is a noble, gracious universal rulerBoy
AnkerA manly harvester who is strong and very braveBoy
AnnikaVariation of Anna, which means GraceGirl
AnsfridProtected by GodBoy
AnsgarOld Norse - God Spear; Gentle Friend; A variant name of OscarBoy
AnshelmGerman - Protected by God; A variant of name AnselBoy
AsbjornOld Norse - Divine BearBoy
AsmundCognate of Osmond; gold which is the protectorBoy
AstorOne who is looking for a prey; Hawk and thunderBoy
AstridA Girl who is divinely beautifulGirl
AsvaHaving speed like a horse, one who is swiftBoy
AxOne who like peaceful conditionBoy
AxillThey are the one who spread peace; kind of fatherBoy
AxlThey are the father of peaceBoy
AymerA noble and generous human beingBoy
BeorhthelmA protector of lightBoy
BertelotA man who is light and brightBoy
BetlaA woman who finds God in her oathGirl
BimashaShe is a mighty woman from the seaGirl
BodeScandinavian - Sheltered; A variation of name Bodi; A contraction of name BodenBoy
BodenOne who takes shelterBoy
BodieOne who is shelteredBoy
BodineTo find shelterBoy
BoeA very handsome admirerBoy
BoothHe who lives in a hutBoy
BorgeA helping personBoy
BorghildA war in the fortificationsBoy
BorgnyOne who gladly helpsBoy
BoriOne who is a father of the warriorBoy
BotillOne who likes to commandGirl
BrageA famous, shining and popular kingBoy
BrigidA Celtic goddess of poetry and fireGirl
BrittOne of strenghtBoy
BrittaShe is of strenghtGirl
BroderTo be someone's brotherBoy
BrynjaAn armoured and protected womanGirl
BrynklieA woman with an armourBoy
BurrA beautiful youthBoy
CajetanA rejoiced manBoy
CanuteTo tie in a knotBoy
CarianneA mericul and pure womanGirl
CarinaShe who is dearGirl
CarsonA Scottish surname, unknown meaningBoy
CrystenFollows ChristGirl
DagDay; PresentBoy
DagenThe one who is dark-hairedBoy
DagmarA motherGirl
DagmaraMaiden; unmarriedGirl
DagnaA special dayGirl
DagnyA speacial new dayGirl
DahliaDwells in the valleyGirl
DainThe one who is from DenmarkBoy
DaubeName of a bird called DoveBoy
DenbyOne who is from Danish settlementBoy
EbbeIt means Brave like a Boar.Boy
EddaOne with clear vision; great grandmother inheritanceGirl
EdzardStrong egdeBoy
EggertHardy and has a lot of potentialBoy
EilifAn immortal person who is born to do great thingsBoy
EirnyOne who is born of new healing and is freshGirl
ElizabetGod provides everyone with plenty; bountiful godGirl
ElnaA creative as well as creative personGirl
Elsethis is used as an abbreviation of Elisabeth or it can also mean one who is noble.Girl
Elvithis name means noble friend.Girl
Ericever or eternal ruler.Boy
Ericaforever strong or ever queenly.Girl
Ericka word which means someone who rules the people.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
Erilyna combination of two words Eric and Lynn.Girl
Erlea leader or nobleman or warrior or prince.Boy
Erleennoble woman.Girl
Erlenda stranger.Boy
Erlenean elfin or a noble woman.Girl
Ertha German word for earth.Unisex
Erthaan Old English word for earth.Girl
Erwinekfriend at sea.Boy
Eryna poetic form of referring to Ireland.Girl
Erynna word which is used in poetry for referring to Ireland.Girl
Erynnea feminized word used in poetry for referring to Ireland.Girl
Esabellsomebody who has been devoted to god.Girl
Esbena divine bear.Boy
Eslandaan Irish word for truth.Girl
Estrida beautiful goddess.Girl
Etnathe name of a 5th century Irish saint.Girl
Euddogwya famous saint pilgrim of ancient times.Boy
Eudeatused to refer to a very ancient saint pilgrim.Boy
Eudelfrom the yew tree valley.Boy
Eudelmea grove of yew trees.Boy
EyreOne who lives at the gravel bank riverGirl
FinnA 'fair' or 'white' personBoy
FreyaIn Norse mythology, Freya was the goddess of love; LadyGirl
FreyjaA name given to the lady of love, beauty and deathGirl
FridtjofThe one who stoles the harmony.Boy
GamelaResembles an older or elder person.Girl
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