Danish Submitted Names

Danish names are used in the country of Denmark in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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GORM m Danish
Danish form of Guðþorm. ... [more]
GØSTA m Danish
Danish form of Gösta.
GRETAR m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
New combination of Gret, name element deriving from the name Greta and Germanic element hari "army".
GUDMAN m Danish
Danish variant of Gudmand.
GUDMAND m Danish
Danish younger form of Guðmann.
GULLI m & f Ancient Scandinavian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of Guðleifr and a Scandinavian variant of Gulla.
GUNNA f Medieval Scandinavian, Old Danish, Old Swedish, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Faroese
Old Norse pet form of names containing the name element GUNN (see also Gunni) and a pet form of Guðrún.
GUNNILD f Old Swedish, Old Danish, Danish (Rare)
Old Swedish form of Gunnhildr and Danish variant of Gunild.
GURLI f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Literature, Theatre
The name of a character in the German play Die Indianer in England (1788) by Augustus von Kotzebue, explained as either a mistake for Gauri (from Sanskrit "white") or as the Persian for "rose"... [more]
GYRD m Norwegian, Danish
Younger form of Gyrðr.
HAIDI f Swedish, Danish, Arabic (Egyptian), Italian (Rare)
Variant of Heidi. Haidi Giulani is the mother of Carlo Giulani who was shot dead during the G8 summit in Genova, Italy in 2001. She later became a politician and member of the Senate of Italy.
HALLA f Finnish, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Faroese, Danish
Feminine form of Hallr. Halla is also a Finnish word for an occasion when in growing season temperature lowers so much that ground gets covered with frost.
HANSIGNE f Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Hans.
HELGO m Danish, Swedish
Latinized form of Helge.
HERAKLIT m Armenian (Rare), Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Slovene, Ukrainian
Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Slovene and Ukrainian form of Herakleitos via its latinized form Heraclitus.
HERBORG f Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse harja or herr "army" combined with Old Norse björg "protection, help".
HERDIS f Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish (Rare)
Younger form of the Old Norse name Herdís, derived from herr "army" and dís "goddess", as well as a variant of Hjørdis.
HERI m Medieval Scandinavian, Faroese, Danish
Faroese name of uncertain derivation, used since at least the 14th century. It is possibly a diminutive of names beginning with the Old Norse element herr meaning "army", or derived from Old Norse héri "hare" or "hare-hearted"... [more]
HERLØV m Danish, Norwegian
Norwegian and Danish variant of Herlof.
HERMOD m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Modern Danish, Swedish and Norwegian form of Herimot.
HILDEBORG f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse hildr "battle" combined with Old Norse björg "protection, help".
HILDING m Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian
From Old Norse hildingr meaning "chieftain".
HJALTE m Danish
Hjalte is derived from the Old Norse word 'hjalt', which means "hilt". In Swedish Hjälte means "hero".
HJØRLEIF m Danish, Norwegian
Danish younger form of Hjǫrleifr.
HØDER m Danish
Danish modern form of Hǫðr.
HODER m Danish
Danish form of Hǫðr.
HOTHER m Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Hǫðr.
HUGE m Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Danish and Swedish form of Hugi.
HUGI m Ancient Scandinavian, Faroese, Icelandic, Danish
Either an Old Norse form of Hugo or derived from hugr ("mind, spirit, thought").
HYBEN f Danish (Modern, Rare)
Taken directly from Danish hyben "rosehip".
IDAR m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian, Swedish and Danish name with the combination of "industrious" and herr "army". It can also be a masculine form of Ida.
ILIANA f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Juliana and feminine form of Ilian.
ILSABETH f German (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Obsolescent variant of Elisabeth and Ilsabe, traditionally predominantly found in the north of Germany as well as in Denmark.
INGEBORRE f Danish (Rare, Archaic)
Former Danish variant form of Ingeborg.
INGELIESE f German, Danish
German variant of Ingelise.
INGEMARIE f Danish, Swedish
Combination of Ing and Marie or feminine form of Ingemar.
INGEMERETE f Danish (Rare)
Combination of Inge and Merete.
INGEMETTE f Danish (Rare)
Combination of Inge and Mette.
INGVI m Icelandic, Danish
Variant of Yngvi.
INIE f Danish (Rare)
Diminutive of Inge.
IVALO f Greenlandic, Danish
Older form of Ivalu (according to the 1973 spelling reform of Greenlandic) as well as a Danish variant. It is borne by Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark (2011-).
JACOBE f Danish, Swedish
Variant of Jakobe.
JAKIM m Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Russian variant transcription of Yakim, and Scandinavian variant of Joachim.
JAKOBE f Danish
Variant of Jakoba.
JANECK m Danish, Swedish
Variant of Janek.
JANNES m Dutch, Flemish, German (Rare), Limburgish, East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian, Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Frisian, Limburgish and (Low) German short form of Johannes, which has also seen some use in Scandinavia.
JANNI f Danish
Pet form of the female name Janne.
JANNIC m Danish
Variant of Jannik.
JANNIE f Danish
Other spelling form of the name Janni.
JANNIKA f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), German (Modern)
Scandinavian variant of Jannike and German feminine form of Jannik.
JANSINE f Swedish, Danish
Feminine form of Jan.
JANUS m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish, Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish and West Frisian short form of Adrianus and sometimes also of Johannes (which is also found spelled as Johannus). The name has also seen some use in Scandinavia (particularly in Denmark), where it can also be a (more or less) latinized form of Jens.... [more]
JARI m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse jara "quarrel", or a Finnish pet form of Jarmo. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
JENSA f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Faroese, English (Rare)
Feminine form of Jens which also saw some usage in the English-speaking world.
JENSIA f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Jens.
JES m Danish
Regional variant of Jens.
JETTA f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Variant of Jette, itself a Danish and Faroese diminutive of Gjertine as well as a truncated form of names endling in -jette / -iette and -jetta / -ietta.
JETTIE f Danish (Rare)
Variant of Jetti and diminutive of Jette.
JOA f Swedish, Danish, Finnish
Variant form of Jo.
JOH m & f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Jo.
JOHAR m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian variant of Joar.
JOHILD f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of jór "horse" and hildr "battle; fight".
JONA f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Faroese
Feminine form of Jon as well as a short form of Johanna and its variants.
JØREN m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant form of Jøran.
JØRLIEF m Danish
Danish form of Hjørleif or an combination of Jørgen and leif "inheritance, legacy".
JOSIJA m Danish (Archaic), Serbian (Rare), German (Swiss, Rare)
Danish and Serbian form of the Hebrew name Yoshiyahu (see Josiah).
JOSVA m Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Joshua.
KAARE m Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Kåre.
KÆTHE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Käthe.
KAMILLO m Danish, Finnish
Nordic form of Camillo.
KAMMA f Danish (Rare)
Originally used as a nickname for double-barrelled names of which the first one starts with the syllable Ka- and the second starts with the syllable Ma-; the combination Karen-Magrethe would be a typical example of this... [more]
KARNA f Norwegian (Rare), Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare, Archaic), Danish (Rare, Archaic)
Known since the 15th century, Karna was used as a variant of Karin in the southern parts of Sweden and as a variant of Karen in the eastern parts of Denmark. Karna was popular in the 16th and 17th century but is now very rare.
Variant of Katjana.
KATTI f Danish, Swedish
Variant of Kati.
KETEL m Danish
Danish modern form of Kætill.
KETTE f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Kate.
KETTY f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Scandinavian variant of Kitty.
KIDDIE f Swedish, Danish
Feminine form of Kidd.
KIRSA f Danish, German
Danish form of Kirsi and coincidentally also a Middle High German word for "cherry".
KIS f Danish
Diminutive of Kirsten.
KISS f Danish
Danish diminutive of Kirsten.
KITTA f Danish, Finnish, Swedish
Finnish form of Gitta, sometimes used as a diminutive of Kristiina.
KJARTAN m Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Faroese, Swedish
Younger form of Mýrkjartan as well as a Scandinavian form of Certán.
KJELLRUN f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse kettil "kettle, cauldron" (see also Kettil) and Old Norse rún "secret lore."
Variant of Kjerstin.
KJERTAN m Danish
Variant of Kjartan.
KJESTEN f Danish
Danish variant of Kjersten.
KJESTINE f Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Christina.
KLOTAR m Danish, Norwegian, Croatian
Danish, Norwegian and Croatian form of Chlothar.
KOLBJØRN m Norwegian, Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Younger form of Kolbjǫrn. The name was very popular in the Medieval Age of Norway. In modern age, the name was very popular in the 1900s in the Norwegian language.
KOLBRUN f Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Kolbrún.
Variant of Kristine.
KRISTOFF m English, Popular Culture, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Flemish
Variant of Christoph. This is the name of Kristoff Bjorgman from Frozen.
KYRRE m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Younger form of Kyrri.
LAJLA f Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Bosnian variant spelling of Lejla and Scandinavian variant spelling of Laila.
LAURIDS m Danish, Low German, Literature
Variant spelling of Laurits.... [more]
LAURS m Danish
Contracted form of Laurits.
LAUST m Danish
Danish dialectical (Jylland) form of Laurits.
LAVRITS m Danish
Variant of Laurits.
LEIFF m Danish (Rare)
Variant of Leif.
LEJF m Danish
Variant of Leif.
LENNA f Danish (Rare)
Variant of Lena.
LERKE f Danish, Low German, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant and German form of Lærke.
LIDA f Russian, Ukrainian, Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Short form of Lidia or Lidiya. In Scandinavia it has also been used as a short form of Alida and other names ending in -lida.
LIFF f Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Líf.
LILJE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Lilja influenced by Danish and Norwegian lilje "lily".
LILL f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Based on the Swedish word lilla meaning "little". It is also used as a diminutive of Elisabet (compare Lilly) and other names containing li, e.g., Cecilia, Emilia, Julie, Karolina, Olivia, etc... [more]
LILLEMOR f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Originally a Norwegian name, which is derived from Norwegian lille, the weak declension of liten, "little" (ultimately from Old Norse lítill) and mor "mother" (ultimately from Old Norse móðir).
LINDIS f Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Norwegian form of Líndís as well as of Linddís. This name is also occasionally used as a truncated form of Germanic names ending in -lindis.
LINETTE f French, Danish, Dutch (Rare)
French diminutive of Line and Lina.
LISABETH f German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Alsatian
German and Alsatian truncated form of Elisabeth and Scandinavian variant of Lisabet.
LISSE f Dutch (Rare), Danish (Rare), English (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Literature
It is used in the science fiction novel Invitation to the Game as the name of the main character. It is also the name of a fine gauze fabric.
Danish form of Lífþrasir.
LIZZA f Italian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Swedish and Danish form of Lissa and English variant of Lizzie.
LONA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Danish short form of Abelone and Magdelone. This name is occasionally also considered a contracted form of Leonie, Leona and Leonia.
LØNNE f Danish
Danish female (possibly derived from a place name) of Hlynur.
LORINA f English (Rare), Italian (Rare), Romanian (Rare), Albanian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Hungarian
Italian elaboration of Lora and variant of Laurina as well as a Scandinavian feminine form of Lorens.
LUANE f Danish
Variant of Luanne.
LUI m Danish (Rare)
Variant of Louie.
LYHNE f Danish
An alternate spelling of "Lynn", but also a Danish surname.
LYN f Danish (Rare)
From Danish lyn meaning "lightning".
MAGNELLA f Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Magnhild.
MAGNY f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Norwegian form of Magný.
MAIDIS f Danish (Rare), South American (Rare)
Modern coinage from a combination of Maja and the Old Norse name element dís meaning "goddess".
MAILILL f Danish
Variant of Majlill.
MAJ f Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish
Diminutive of Maja. Maj is also the Swedish and Danish name for May (the month).
MAJBRITT f Danish, Swedish
Recently coined name, the first element taken from Maja (or possibly from Maj, the Swedish name for the month of May), and the second element taken from the name Britta. It was first documented in Sweden in 1893, in the form Maj-Britt.
MAJLIS f Swedish, Finnish, Danish (Rare)
Combination of Maj, which is either a diminutive of Maja or taken directly from maj the Swedish name for the month of May, and Lis.
MALKOLM m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Malcolm.
MALVA f Swedish, Finnish (Rare), German, Danish, Spanish (Latin American)
Short form of Malvina. It may be partly inspired by Latin, Swedish and Finnish malva "mallow, hollyhock (flower)".
MARCHEN f Danish
The name is a Danish (Amager) version of the Dutch Maritje or Marieke; a deminutive of Maria
MARCK m Danish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Swedish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Danish, Dutch, English, Swedish and West Frisian variant spelling of Mark.
MARGRET f Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, English, German, Dutch, Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish, Alsatian
Variant of Margaret, Margreta, Margareta as well as a modern Icelandic and Faroese form of Margrét as well as a German and Alsatian contracted form of Margarete.
MARJUN f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Faroese form of Marion.
MATERNE f Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Maternus.... [more]
MATHÆUS m Danish
Danish form of Matthew
MATHIA f Danish (Rare), Medieval French
Feminine form of Mathias. As a medieval French name, it was recorded in 16th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
MATHIES m Danish
Variant of Matthias.
MATTHÆUS m Danish (Rare)
Latinized form of Matthias used in the Danish translation of the Bible.
MATTIS m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Literature, German
Scandinavian short form of Mattias as well as a German variant of Mathis. In the literary world, this name was used by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren on one of the characters in her novel Ronia the Robber's daughter.
MAURITZ m German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German short form of of Mauritius.
MEINER m Danish
Variant of Meinhard.
MEJNER m Danish
Variant of Meiner.
MEJSE f Danish
Danish word for tit, a type of bird of the bird family Paridae.
MERKUR m Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, German, Norwegian
Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, German and Norwegian form of Mercurius (see Mercury).
METTELINE f Danish (Rare)
Combination of Mette and Line, perhaps modeled on Madeline.
Combination of Mette and Marie.
METUSALEM m Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Danish, Dutch and Norwegian form of Methuselah via its (variant) latinized form Methusalem.
MIAMAJA f Danish
Combination of Mia and Maja. It may be partly inspired by the similar name Mia-Maria, which the Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren used for a character (sister of the central character, Lotta) in her books 'Barnen på Bråkmakargatan' (1958) and 'Lotta på Bråkmakargatan' (1961).
MIAMAYA f Danish
Variant of Miamaja.
MIAN f Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Mia.
MIANNE f Danish (Rare)
Diminutive of Marianne.
MIK m Danish
Danish form of Mick.
MIKALA f Danish, Norwegian, Faroese
Feminine form of Mikal.
MIKALINA f Danish (Rare)
Elaboration of Mikala.
MILAS m Danish (Modern)
Meaning unknown. Possibly related to Mylasos, or the Slavic name element mil- (see Mila, Miloš, Miloslav).
MIMOSA f English, Finnish, French, Spanish, Danish, Filipino, Italian
From Mimosa, a genus of plants that are sensitive to touch. The best known plant from that genus is the Mimosa pudica, better known in English as the touch-me-not. The plant genus derives its name from Spanish mimosa, which is the feminine form of the Spanish adjective mimoso meaning "cuddly".
MINDA f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish (Rare)
Contracted form of Melinda as well as a truncated form of both Aminda and Eminda.
MYANNE f Danish
Variant of Mianne.
NANSI f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Probably a variant of Nancy.
NANZIE f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Probably a variant of Nancy.
NANZY f Swedish, Danish
Probably a variant spelling of Nancy.
NATASJA f Russian, Ukrainian, Danish, Dutch
Variant transcription of Natasya. Known bearers of this name include the Danish journalist Natasja Crone Back (b. 1970), the Danish rapper and reggae singer Natasja Saad (1974-2007) and the Dutch television host Natasja Froger (b... [more]
NAVARANA f Greenlandic, Danish (Rare)
Greenlandic name meaning "one who alternates between different parties", derived from the Proto-Eskimo root *naverar "to trade, exchange" and the name suffix na. In legend Navarana was an Inuit woman who brought about disunity by alternating between her tribe of native Greenlanders and the Norse colonists... [more]
NENNA f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Finnish
Short form of various names. It probably developed from the Scandinavian diminutives Nanna and Nina. (The former has been used as a diminutive of such names as Anna, Johanna, Amanda and Marianne, but coincides with an Old Norse name which may be derived from nėnna "to dare, to have an inclination towards, to travel".)
NEPTUN m Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish
Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian and Polish form of Neptune.
NICKELINE f Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Nicoline.
NICOLAJ m Danish
Danish form of Nicholas.
Feminine form of Niels (1).
NILAS m Sami, Danish, Swedish
Sami form of Nicholas.
NILLE f & m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Literature
Diminutive of Nils and short form form of names that end in -nille, for example Pernille.... [more]
NIS m Danish
Danish diminutive of Nils.