246 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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AnnikaVariation of Anna, which means GraceGirl
AstridA Girl who is divinely beautifulGirl
AsvaHaving speed like a horse, one who is swiftBoy
CarinaShe who is dearGirl
CarsonA Scottish surname, unknown meaningBoy
DahliaDwells in the valleyGirl
Ericever or eternal ruler.Boy
Ericka word which means someone who rules the people.Boy
Erikaa feminized form of the name Eric meaning someone who rules the world.Girl
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
GunnerBold Warrior or Battle StrongBoy
JakobHolder of the heel, name from the Old TestamentBoy
KarlieKarlie means Free WomanGirl
KristianKristian means ChristianBoy
LailaLaila means NightGirl
LivAn Old Norse word that means LifeGirl
OdinDaffodil yellow flowersBoy
OscarNoorali the brightness of Ali, the nimble of Ali.Boy
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
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
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
BjörkIt is the Icelandic word for Birch.Girl
BjornBearBoy
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
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