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
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
FridtjofThe one who stoles the harmony.Boy
GamelaResembles an older or elder person.Girl
GefionOne who bestows treasures.Girl
GefjunThe person who provides prosperity.Girl
GerdA plot of ground where plants are cultivated.Girl
GersemiPrecious as a gem and valuable as a jewel.Girl
GullaYellow or divine sea.Girl
HaldaOne who is half DanishGirl
HanneGrace, charm, eleganceGirl
HannesGod is Gracious; loving and quick mindedBoy
HansonSon of HansBoy
HavardHigh guardianBoy
HendrickRules his householdBoy
HendrixxVariation of Henry which means Estate rulerBoy
JakobinaMay the Lord watch over herGirl
JakobyOne who will supplantBoy
JansonSon of JanBoy
JennsenGod has shown favourGirl
JensenScandinavian - Son of Jens; Son of Jan; A variant of JansonBoy
JeppeThe person who illegally holds the place of another person.Boy
JerkOld Norse - Ever Ruling; Island Ruler; Ever Ruler; A variant of EricBoy
JerkerOld Norse - Ever Ruling; Island Ruler; Ever Ruler; A variant of EricBoy
JokithIcelandic name meaning Glacier of iceBoy
JosefHebrew - Yahweh will add; God Will Multiply; God will rise; A variant of JosephBoy
KajKaj name means in Greek Earth, in Latin RejoiceBoy
KajsaThe name Kajsa means PureGirl
KaraleeKaralee name means Pure, FairGirl
KaralieKaralie name means GenuineGirl
KaralynKaralyn name means Pure, True or BrightGirl
KareKare means means Enormous, BigBoy
KasperKaser means A treasured secretBoy
KasynKasyn name means He is ChasteBoy
KhristeneThe name means She is of Chrisian FaithGirl
KhristosKhristos means ChristBoy
KirciA blossom of a cereal herb amaranthGirl
KlaraKlara means The Clear, Bright OneGirl
KlausKlaus means The People's VIctoryBoy
KristinKristin means She Who Follows ChristGirl
KristinaA woman of Christian faithGirl
KristinnShw who believes in ChristGirl
KristofferBearing Christ; Carrier of Christ; A variant form of Christopher and KristopherBoy
KristyanHe who is of Christian religionBoy
LarisTo be crowned with laurelUnisex
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