Danish Submitted Names

Danish names are used in the country of Denmark in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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AABJØRN m Danish
Danish variant of Ábiǫrn
ABIGAJIL f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic), Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Abigail used in the Norwegian translation of the Bible.
ADRI f & m Italian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian, Adriana, and other names beginning with Adri.
AGATE f Latvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
French variant and Nordic and Latvian form of Agathe.
AGMUND m Ancient Germanic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
The first element of this name is derived from ag, an uncertain element for which a few possible origins exist. The accepted explanation is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *agjo, which means "sharp, pointed." Because of that, it also means "edge", as in the sharp cutting side of a sword - which is why the meaning of the element has ultimately come to be "sword"... [more]
AGNA f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Agni or short form of Agneta.
AGNE f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Latvian (Rare)
Scandinavian variant of Agna. In the case of the Latvian usage, this name might also be a variant of Lithuanian Agna.
AJO f Danish
Danish form of Ayo.
ALARIK m Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian and Swedish form of Alaric.
ALEF m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), Low German, North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German (also Low German) variant of Adolf as well as the North & West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alof.... [more]
ALGOT m Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Algautr, in which the second element is gautr meaning "Goth". The first element may be allr "all", aðal "noble", ǫl (probably means "protection, luck" but was early associated with the Old Norse word ǫl "ale") or alfr "elf".
ALIKA f English, Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Greenlandic
Low German variant of Aleka, as well as a Greenlandic name of unknown meaning.
ALLIS f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Alice.
ALMAR m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Younger form of Almarr and masculine form of Alma.
ANALINE f Danish
Variant of Annaline.
ANASTAZIA f Danish (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare), English (Modern, Rare), Czech
Danish, Swedish and English modern variant of Anastasia as well as a traditional Czech variant of Anastázie.
ANDERSINE f Danish
Danish feminine form of Anders.
ANELISE f Danish
Variant of Annelise.
ANKER m Danish, English (Rare)
Younger form of Ankarl and variant of Anchor. A famous bearer is Anker Jørgensen (born July 13 1922), a Social Democratic politician, warehouse worker and former prime minister and foreign minister.
ANNÆUS m Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Latinised male form of Anna.
ANNALIA f English, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Anna and the popular name suffix -lia.
ANNBRITT f Swedish, Danish (Rare)
Combination of Ann and Britt (compare Majbritt).
ANNEDORTE f Danish
Blend of Anna and Dorothea.
ANNEGRETHE f Danish
Danish form of Annegret.
ANNEKEN f Low German, Danish, Flemish, Old Swedish
Low German diminutive of Anne.
ANNELINE f Afrikaans, Dutch, French (Archaic), Danish, Norwegian
Dutch and Afrikaans variant of Annelien as well as a Danish and Norwegian combination of Anne and Line (and thus a cognate of Annelien) as well as a Danish, Norwegian and archaic French diminutive of Anne found up to the 1700s in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
ANNEMETTE f Danish
Combination of Anne and Mette.
ANNEMIE f Upper German, Flemish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Annemarie, used mainly in the middle and south of Germany.
ANNESTINE f Danish
Danish variant of Annastina.
ANNFRID f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Altered form of Arnfrid, first documented in Norway c.1500 (Arnfrid: 1888).
ANNITTA f Danish, Dutch, English
A variant of Anita or Annetta.
ANNLI f Swedish, Danish
Short form of Anneli.
ANTE m Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Scandinavian diminutive of Andreas, Anders and Anton.
ARENT m Medieval Dutch, East Frisian (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Medieval Dutch and East Frisian form of Arnold as well as a Scandinavian variant of Arend. As for the Netherlands: this given name is still in use there today, but it is not as common there as its modern form Arend is.... [more]
ARN m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Popular Culture
Derived from Old Norse ǫrn "eagle". It can also be a short form of Arne or other names beginning with Arn-.... [more]
ARNA f Medieval German, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Medieval feminine form of masculine names that begin with either the Old High German element arn- or the Old Norse elements ari and ǫrn, all of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *arnu- "eagle".... [more]
ARNBJØRN m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Arnbjörn.
ARNOLPHUS m Danish
Latinized form of Arnolf.
ASBJØRG f Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Norwegian and Danish younger form of Ásbjǫrg.
ASKE m Frisian, Danish
Frisian short form of names containing the name element ASK and Frisian short form of names containing the name element AS.
ASKER m Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Newer form of Ask or Ásgeirr.
ASLAK m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Old Swedish, Finnish
Younger form of Áslákr, derived from Old Norse áss "god" and leikr "game, play".
ASMINE f Danish
Feminine form of Asmus, a Danish (South Jutlandic) short form of Erasmus.
ASMUS m Danish, Low German
Low German short form of Erasmus. Asmus has also seen usage in Denmark from at least the 15th century onward, predominantly in Southern Jutland (Sønderjylland).
ASRUN f Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the Germanic elements as "god" and run "secret"
ATLA f Norse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Atli. In Norse mythology, Atla is one of the nine mothers of Heimdallr.
AURELIAN m English, Dutch, History, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German (Rare)
Form of Aurelianus (see Aureliano). This name was borne by a Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD.
AYO f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Possibly from the Spanish word ayo meaning "tutor" or "person who takes care of children". According to another source it might be a Danish form of an Indian name meaning "wonderful".
AYOE f Danish
Variant of Ayo.
BAGGE m Old Swedish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Old Swedish and modern form of Baggi.
BALZER m German, Danish
German and Danish vernacular form of Balthasar. It was borne by Danish politician Balzer Jacobsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1655 to 1661.
BEINTA f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Faroese feminine form of Benedict (originally a short form of Benadikta and Bænadikta, now regarded as an independent name). It was borne by Beinta Broberg (1667-1752), whom Faroese writer Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen allegedly used as the basis for the heroine of his novel Barbara (1939).
BELENA f Ancient Celtic, German, Danish, Celtic Mythology
Latinized feminine form of Belenus. Belena was the wife of the Gaulish solar god Belenus and the goddess of the sun and the beginning summer.
BELLIS f Danish
It can also be inspired by the Latin word bellis "daisy".
BENJA f Danish (Rare)
Short form of Benjamina.
BENNA f Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Short form of names beginning with Ben-, particularly Bente and Benedikte, as well as a short form of names beginning with Bern-, particularly Bernhardine.
BENTA f Danish, Icelandic
Variant of Bente.
BERTE f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), French (Rare)
Variant of Berta as well as a French variant of Berthe.
BERTEL m Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Bertil. This is the name of Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844).
BERTELINE f Danish
Danish diminutive of Berte.
BIBBI f Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Mainly a diminutive of Birgitta and its variant forms (see also Bibi (1)).
BIBI f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Diminutive of Birgitta and its various forms. It can also be used as a diminutive of other names beginning with or containing B, such as Bibiana and Beata. A known bearer was Swedish actress Berit Elisabet "Bibi" Andersson (1935-2019).
BIGGI f Danish, German
Pet form of Brigitte, Birgit and their variants.
BIRRETH f Danish (Archaic)
Archaic variant of Birita.
BIRTHA f Danish
Variant of Birta.
BIT f Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Short form of Bitta.
BITTE f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Pet form of Birgitte or from Danish bitte meaning "bit, little" or from Danish lille bitte meaning "tiny".
BJØRK f Faroese, Danish, Norwegian
Faroese form of Björk which was also adopted into Danish and Norwegian.
BJØRKA f Danish
Quasi-Latinization of Bjørk.
BODO m Ancient Germanic, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element bod "lord, ruler", which later acquired the meaning "messenger, tidings" due to confusion with bode "messenger" (also "to announce, command").
BOE m Danish (Rare), Old Swedish
Old Swedish and Danish younger form of Bói.
BOELINE f Danish
Diminutive of Boel.
BOELL f Danish (Rare, Archaic)
Former Danish variant of Boel.
BØGGILD m Danish (Modern)
Danish variant of Bøgild.
BØGILD m Danish (Modern)
Transferred use of the surname Bøgild.
BØJE m Danish
Danish variant of Boye.
BOLETHE f Danish
Variant of Bolette.
BORGAR m Old Swedish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Swedish and modern form of Borgarr.
BØRGE m Danish, Norwegian
Danish variant of Birger.
BORGNY f Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of Borgný.
BØRRE m Danish, Norwegian
Variant form of Birger; see also Børge.
BOTILDE f Danish
Variant of Botilda.
BOY m North Frisian, West Frisian, East Frisian, Dutch, Danish, German, English (Rare)
Variant form of Boye. In English-speaking countries, the name is usually derived from the English word boy meaning "boy" (in a manner comparable to the name Sonny) or a short form of the given names Boyce and Boyd.... [more]
BRODER m Danish (Rare), Low German (Rare)
Modern form of Old Norse Bróðir.
BROR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse bróðir meaning "brother". In older days it was never given to the firstborn son. In the 19th century it started to lose its original meaning and was given to all, regardless of birth order.
BRYNILD f Danish
Variant of Brynhildr.
BRYNJOLFUR m Danish
Danish form of Bryniulfr.
BUDOLF m Danish
Danish form of Botulf.
CARIT m Danish (Rare)
Fantasy name from the pen name "Carit Etlar" of the Danish author Johan Carl Christian Brosbøll (1816 - 1900) who took his own name Carl and the first name of his muse Tertia Fabricius, and built a new first and last name from the letters.
CELIE f English, Swedish, Danish (Rare), Literature
Adoption of French Célie outside the francophone world. This form of the name was used in Alice Walker's 1982 epistolary novel The Color Purple.
CHILDERIK m Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Childeric.
CHRIST m Danish, Dutch, German (Archaic)
Dutch short form of Christiaan or Christoffel, archaic German short form of Christian, Christoph and Christoffel.
CHRISTENCE f Danish (Rare)
Combination of Christina and Crescentia as well as an obsolete French diminutive of names beginning with Christ-.... [more]
CIRKELINE f Danish (Modern, Rare)
Usage probably inspired by the Danish comic book character with same name, created by Hanne Hastrup in 1957.
CORNELIE f Dutch, Danish (Rare), German (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Cornelia, which was probably influenced by its French form Cornélie.
DAGA f Swedish, Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Dag as well as a short form of names beginning with Dag-.
DEA f Danish, Croatian, English, Slovene, Swedish
Either directly from Latin dea "goddess" or a nickname for Dorotea or Andrea.... [more]
DICTE f Danish
Shortened form of Benedicte.
DIDDE f Danish
Variant of Ditte.
DIDERIK m Dutch (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch variant of Diederik as well as a Danish, Norwegian and Swedish variant of Didrik.
DIDRIK m Danish (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch (Rare)
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Dietrich as well as a rare Dutch shortened form of Diederik.... [more]
DIRCH m Danish (Rare)
Variant of Dirk.
DITLEV m Danish
Danish form of Detlef.
DORALD m Danish (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Possibly a variant spelling of Thorald in Denmark, but elsewhere (especially in the anglophone world), this name is most likely a combination of a name that contains the Greek element δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift" (such as Dorus and Theodore) with a name that ends in -ald (such as Archibald, Gerald and Ronald).... [more]
DORRIT f Danish, Literature
Danish variant of Dorit, a short form of Dorothea, also used as an English name according to Dunkling & Gosling (1983), who observe: 'Primarily a surname deriving either from Durward or Dorothy... [more]
DRENG m Danish (Archaic), Literature
Derived from the Old Norse name Drængr meaning "young man, lad" or "bold man". It coincides with the modern Danish word dreng meaning "boy". Danish author Johannes V. Jensen used this name for a character in his six-volume novel 'Den lange Rejse' (1908-22; English translation 'The Long Journey', 1922-24); "the series, for which Jensen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1944, is perceived as a history of humankind, based on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and thus a scientific counterpart to the biblical Genesis." Only Dreng stays behind when a prehistoric glacial age drives all other people southward, and together with "Moa" founds a new dynasty.
DYVEKE f Frisian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Originally a Frisian diminutive of Dietlinde and other names beginning with the Old High German element thiot meaning "people". It is also associated with Frisian düveke "little dove".
EBERHARDT m Danish, German
German and Danish form of Eberhard.
EDEL f German, German (Austrian), Danish, English, Finnish, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Norwegian, Sami, Swedish
Short form of names that begin with or end in the element "Edel-" meaning "noble", for example Edeltraud, Edelgard.... [more]
EDVINA f Croatian, Lithuanian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Croatian, Lithuanian and Scandinavian form of Edwina.
EFFI f Swedish (Rare, Archaic), Danish (Rare, Archaic), Norwegian (Archaic), German (Archaic), Literature
Scandinavian diminutive of Eufemia, and a German diminutive of Elfriede. This is the name of the central character in 'Effi Briest' (1896) by Theodor Fontane, one of the most famous German realist novels.
EGEDE m Danish (Rare)
Transferred use of the Danish surname Egede, mainly used in Greenland.
EGILD m Danish
Danish variant of Egil.
EIGIL m Danish, Norwegian
Variant of Egil.
EIGILD m Danish
Danish variant of Eigil.
EILA f Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian dialectical short form of Elina.
EILIF m Medieval Scandinavian, Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Eilif originates from the Norse name ÆilífR, which is either a variant of ÆilæifR or combined by either aina, which means "alone" or "one", or aiwa, which means "always", and Leifr which means "heir".
EINER m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish variant of Einar.
EJGIL m Danish
Danish variant of Eigil.
EJGILD m Danish
Danish variant of Eigil.
EJLER m Danish
Variant of Eiler.
EJVIN m Danish
Variant of Eivin.
ELAF m Medieval English, Danish
Danish modern form of ÆilafR.
ELDA f Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Short form of names containing the element eld, from Old Norse eldr, "fire".
ELDAR m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse eldr "fire" and herr "army, warrior".
ELIANE f Dutch, German, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Dutch, German and Norwegian form of Eliana (see Éliane).
ELIDA f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Faroese
Variant of Ellida, a feminine form of Elliði.
ELINBORG f Faroese, Danish, Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Faroese and Danish form and Icelandic variant of Elínborg.
ELISIF f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Elisiv, the Old Swedish form of the Russian name Yelizaveta.
ELITH m Danish
Danish variant of Eli.
ELLEF m Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Ellev.
ELLERT m West Frisian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
West Frisian variant of Allert and Scandinavian variant of Eilert.
ELNA f Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans, Catalan, Medieval Catalan
Southern Swedish form of Elin as well as a Danish, Dutch and Medieval Catalan short form of Helena which are now used as given names in their own right and a Danish contracted form of Eleonora.
EMELI f English (Modern), Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Emily. A notable bearer is Scottish singer Emeli Sandé.
EMILIUS m Danish, Dutch
Variant of Aemilius (see Emil).
EMINA f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Diminutive of Emma.
ENGLA f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Modern)
Strictly feminine form of the Old German name Engel as well as a Swedish dialectal form of Ingel. ... [more]
ERLA f English (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Scandinavian feminine form of Jarl (compare Erle), and an English feminine form of Earl. This also coincides with the Icelandic and Faroese name for a type of bird, commonly known as "wagtail" in English (erla (or maríuerla) being derived from Old Norse ertla).
ERNES m Swedish, Danish
Variant of Ernest.
ESAJAS m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Scandinavian form of Isaiah.
ESKE m Danish
Modern Danish form of Esger.... [more]
ESKILD m Danish, Norwegian
Variant form of Askild.
ETTE f Danish (Rare)
Variant of Etta.
EYVIN m Danish
Variant of Eyvind.
EYVIND m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
More modern form of Eyvindr, see Øyvind.
FANNEY f Icelandic, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements fǫnn "snow; snowdrift" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
FEMJA f Danish (Rare), Faroese
Danish and Faroese short form of Eufemia.
FENJA f West Frisian, German, Danish
Variant form of Fenje. Also compare Fenna. You might also want to take a look at the other entry for Fenja, which is a name from Norse mythology (but has a completely different etymology) that could also have been the inspiration for the parents of some of the modern-day bearers of the name.
FIA f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Diminutive of Sofia and other names containing the element -fia-.
FIE f Dutch, Danish (Modern), Limburgish
Dutch, Limburgish and Danish short form for both Sophie and Sofie.
FILEMON m Dutch (Rare), Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Polish and Scandinavian form of Philemon.... [more]
FINNA f Icelandic, Danish (Rare), Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse feminine form of Finnr.
FLEMING m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, American (Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Fleming and younger form of Flæmingr.
FRANDS m Danish
Variant of Frans.
FREDE m Danish
Younger form of Frethi. A famous bearer is Frederik 'Frede' Engelhart Bojsen (22 August 1841 – 4 December 1926), Danish politician and professor.
FREDERIC m Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Catalan, Provençal
Scandinavian variant of Frederik and Catalan and Provençal form of Frederick. This name was borne by Provençal writer and lexicographer of the Occitan language Frederic Mistral (Frédéric Mistral in French) who received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature.
FREJDIS f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Modern Danish and Swedish form of Freydís. This was first documented in Sweden in 1885.
FRIDBJØRG f Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Danish and Norwegian variant of Fridborg.
FRIDLEV m Danish
Modern form of Frithlef.
FULLA f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Swedish, Danish
Derived from either fullr ("full") or fyl ("foal"). This is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology who acts as Frigg's handmaiden. Her name is used as a kenning for "gold" or "woman".
GEFION f Danish (Rare, Archaic), Norse Mythology, German (Rare)
The name derives from the Old Norse verb geba "to give".... [more]
GELIKA f Danish
Short form of Angelika.
GITH f Danish, Swedish
Variant of Git.
GODMAND m Danish
Danish variant of Gudmand.
GODWIN m Ancient Germanic, Danish (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), German (Archaic)
Ancient Germanic cognate of Godwine. In English-speaking countries, the use of Godwin as a given name is these days often inspired by the English patronymic surname Godwin, which was derived from the aforementioned Anglo-Saxon personal name Godwine.... [more]
GOMME m Danish (Rare)
Danish short form of Gudmund.