Scandinavian Names

Scandinavian names are used in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. The full name consists of one or more given names, followed by a family name or a patronym.

See European names for a list of the most usual sources of Scandinavian given names. Norse names (see Germanic names) are frequently used, though the way they are spelled is often considerably different in the modern Scandinavian languages than in Old Norse. Sweden, Norway and Denmark, like several other countries, have laws dictating what names can be given to children.

For the most part, family names are used in all of the Scandinavian countries except Iceland, which uses patronyms derived from the father's given name and the suffixes -son meaning "son" and -dóttir meaning "daughter". For example, a man man named Jón Magnússon might have a daughter named Vigdís Jónsdóttir and a son Einar Jónsson.

The word name in Swedish is namn, while given name is förnamn. In Danish and Norwegian name is navn, while given name is fornavn.

On this site

List of Danish names and meanings
List of Norwegian names and meanings
List of Swedish names and meanings
List of Icelandic names and meanings

List of Ancient Scandinavian names and meanings
List of Norse Mythology names and meanings

List of Danish Kings and Queens
List of Norwegian Kings and Queens
List of Swedish Kings and Queens

List of Swedish name days

See also

http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Main_Page Nordic Names
http://www.behindthename.com/scandinavian.php popularity lookup