Danish Submitted Names

Danish names are used in the country of Denmark in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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NIS m Danish
Danish diminutive of Nils.
NISSE m Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish diminutive of Nils.
NOHR m Danish (Modern)
Short form of names beginning in Nor- like Norbert.
NOMI f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Hebrew (Rare), English (Rare)
Scandinavian variant of Noomi as well as an English and Hebrew contracted form of Naomi.
NØNNE f Danish
Variant of Nynne.
NORMANN m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Norðmaðr or variant of Norman.
NYNNE f Danish
Of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
Old Danish Latinized form of Auðstæinn.
OLAI m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Short form of Nikolai and genitive form of Olaus.
OLAVIA f Norwegian, Danish
Feminine form of Olav.
OLAVUR m Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Ólavur.
OLENA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Younger form of Oleana and variant of Olina.
OLLUFF m Danish (Rare, Archaic)
Former Danish variant of Oluf.
OLUVA f Danish, Swedish
Variant of Oluffa.
OSA f Danish (Rare)
Short form of names beginning with the element Os-, itself derived from Old Norse óss "god" or ǫss "heathen god".
OTTE m Dutch, Danish
Variant of Otto.
OTTOMINE f Danish (Archaic)
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of Otto, using the popular name suffix mine (see Mina; possibly modeled on Ottoline).
OVA f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ove as well as a contracted form of Olova.
OWE m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Ove.
PEIK m Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from Finnish peikko "troll" or poika "boy" (the Swedish word for boy, pojke, is derived from the Finnish word). The name appears in folk tales in the Swedish-speaking parts of Finland.... [more]
PETREA f & m English, Romanian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Elaborated form of Petra and Romanian variant of Petre.
PIL f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Píl.
PORFYR m Danish
Danish form of Porphyrios (see Porfirio).
POULINE f Danish
Variant of Pauline.
POVLINE f Danish (Rare)
Variant of Pouline. Famous bearer is Povline Lütken (6 May 1893 - 30 December 1977), Danish writer.
PUK f Dutch, Danish
Variant of Puck.
RALFF m Danish
Variant of Ralf.
RANNVEIG f Ancient Scandinavian, Danish (Rare), Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
The first element of this name is either derived from Old Norse regin or rögn "advice", or from Old Norse rann "house." The second element is derived from Old Norse veig "strength".
RASMINE f Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic)
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of Rasmus. However, in Denmark, Rasmine has been used as a term for domineering, despotic, tyrannical, bossy women.
RAVN m Norwegian, Danish
Modern Norwegian and Danish form of Hrafn.
REGITZA f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Richiza.
REGNAR m Danish
Danish variant of Regner.
REGNER m Old Danish, Danish
Old Danish and Danish form of Ragnarr.
RIE f Dutch, Danish, Limburgish
Dutch, Danish and Limburgish short form of Maria and Marie.
RISA f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form for Richiza and names that end in ris, risa, or rise.
RISE f Danish
Short form of Regitze.
RISELILLE f Danish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Rise, using the Danish word lille "little" (compare Lill).
ROSELIL f Danish, English
A Danish name occasionally used in English speaking countries as a contraction of Rose and Lily.... [more]
ROSENKRANS m & f Danish (Rare)
Nordic form of the German surname Rosenkranz meaning "rosary".
SAKINE f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Nordic feminine variant of Zacharias and short form of Isakine.
SAMINE f Norwegian (Archaic), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Samuel. In modern times, this is also considered a variant of Samina.
SEJER m Danish
Variant of Sejr.
SEJR m Danish
Danish word meaning "victory". From Old Norse sigr.
SELEN f Swedish, Danish
Variant of Selene.
SELENIA f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Elaboration of Selene. In Italy, this form is prevalent in the region of Lombardy.
SI f Danish
Danish diminutive of Signy, Sigrid and other names beginning with the Old Norse element sigr meaning "victory", as well as Sofia, Cecilia and Lucia, or other names containing a similar sound.
SIDSE f Danish
Variant of Sisse, the Danish form of Sissa.
SIFF f Danish
Danish variant of Siv via Old Norse Sif.
SIGBJØRN m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Sigbjörn.
SIGBRITT f Swedish, Dutch, Danish (Rare)
Combination of Sig (from Signe, Sigrid, or other names beginning with the Old Norse element sigr "victory") and Britt. It might also be used as a Dutch feminine form of Siegbert.
SIGFRED m Danish
Modern form of Sigfrøðr.
SIGGI m Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Danish (Rare), German
Pet form of names containing the name element SIG
SIGNA f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Icelandic (Rare), Faroese (Rare)
Latinate variant of Signy and Signý as well as a contracted form of Signilla. As a Swedish name it was first recorded in 1866 and is sometimes associated with the verb välsigna "to bless".
SIGVALD m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish (Rare), Old Swedish
Modern Scandinavian cognate of Sigivald.
SILKE f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Scandinavian word silke meaning "silk".
SILVER m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse silfr meaning "silver". (Compared Silver and Silfur).
SIMA m Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Swedish and Norwegian dialectal form of Simon.
SISSE f Danish
Variant of Sissa.
SIW f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Siv.
SKJOLD m Norwegian, Danish
Danish and Norwegian younger form of Skjǫldr.
SKYLDFRI f Danish (Archaic)
From the Danish word skyldfri meaning "innocent, guiltless", derived from skyld "guilt" (cf. Old Norse Skuld, name of one of the Norns, possibly meaning "debt") and fri "free"... [more]
SNÆJA f Danish
Danish feminine form of Snær.
SOFFI f Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic), Danish (Rare), Welsh
Nordic variant and Welsh form of Sophie as well as a Danish diminutive of Sofia.
SOFFY f Danish (Rare)
Diminutive of Sofia.
SOFUS m Danish, Norwegian, Faroese, Swedish (Rare)
From the Greek name Σοφος (Sophos) which meant "skilled, clever".
SØHREN m Danish
Variant of Søren.
SOLBJØRG f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of Solborg.
SOLRUN f Danish, Norwegian
The first element of this name is derived from either Old Norse sól "sun", Old Norse salr "house, living room" (see also Salabert) or Old Norse sölr "yellow, sallow." The second element of this name is derived from Old Norse rún "secret lore."
SOLVEJG f Danish
Danish variant of Solveig.
SØN m Danish (Rare)
Danish modern form of Suni.
SØRENCE f Danish
Feminine form of Søren.
SØRENE f Danish
Feminine form of Søren.
SØRENSE f Danish
Variant of Sørence.
SØRINA f Danish
Feminine form of Søren.
SØRINE f Danish
Danish feminine form of Søren.
SØRNA f Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Søren.
STEINBJØRN m Danish (Rare), Faroese, Norwegian (Rare)
Faroese and Norwegian younger form of Stæinbiǫrn.
STEINUNN f Icelandic, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Faroese
Younger form of Steinunnr. Currently popular in Iceland.... [more]
STINNA f Danish
Danish regional variant of Stina.
STINNE f Danish
Danish regional variant of Stine.
STYLIANE f Greek, German (Rare), Late Greek, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
German and Scandinavian (excluding Swedish) feminine form of Stylianos, as well as the Greek variant transcription of Styliani.
STYRBJØRN m Faroese, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Faroese and Norwegian modern form of Styrbiǫrn.
SUNE m Swedish, Danish
Derived from Old Norse sunr "son".
SUNI m Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Faroese, Danish
From Old Norse sunr meaning "son".
SUS f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Spanish
Danish and Swedish short form of Susanna as well as a Spanish short form of Jesusa and Susana.
SUSSI f Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Susanne.
SUSSIE f Danish, Swedish
Variant of Sussi, a diminutive form of names beginning in Sus-, such as Susan and Susanna. However, it appears to be used mainly by Scandinavian women, such as Danish folk singer Sussie Nielsen, Swedish TV/music star Sussie Eriksson and Danish wheelchair curler Sussie Pedersen.
SVALA f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse svala "swallow (bird)". This name is also considered a short form of Svalaug.
SVANNA f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Faroese form of Svana.
SVAVAR m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Masculine form of Svava and younger form of Svávarr.
Old form of Svenåge.
SVENÅGE m Danish
Danish name with the combination of sveinn "boy" and Åge.
SVENNING m Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Newer form of Old Swedish Svenung meaning "Sven's son" or "Sven's heir".
SVERRI m Faroese, Danish, Swedish
Faroese modern form of Sværri.
SWEYN m English, Danish, Old Danish
Derived from the Old Norse given name SVEINN. The name was fairly common among Scandinavian royalty and nobility, belonging to Sweyn Godwinson (brother to Harold II of England); Kings Sweyn Forkbeard, Sweyn II, and Sweyn III of Denmark; King Sweyn Knutsson of Norway; and Blot-Sweyn of Sweden (who was most likely the same person as Håkan the Red).
TAJS m Danish
Variant of Theis.
TAUS m German, Danish
Variant of Tage.
TEJS m Danish, Swedish
Variant of Theis.
TELLI f & m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal pet form of Torleiv... [more]
TENNA f Danish
Danish diminutive of Hortensia used from the 19th century onward.
TEODERIK m Danish, Finnish, Norwegian
Danish, Finnish and Norwegian form of Theodoric.
TERKEL m Old Danish, Danish, Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Torkel and Danish dialectal (Jutish) variant of Torkel.
TERKIL m Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Torkel.
TERKILD m Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Torkel.
TESSE f Danish (Modern)
Danish and Norwegian diminutive of Theresa.
THERKEL m Danish
Variant of Terkel.
THINE f Danish, Norwegian
Variant of Tine.
THIT f Danish (Rare)
A famous bearer was Danish author Thit Jensen (1876-1957). Her birth name was Maria Kirstine Dorothea.
THOMINE f Danish, French (Rare)
Feminine form of Thomas.
THOMSINE f Danish (Archaic)
Contracted form of Thomasine.
THORFRID f Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Torfrid.
THORGER m German, Danish
German and Danish form of Torgeir.
THORGIL m Danish (Archaic), Swedish (Archaic), Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant transcription of Þórgísl. The name of 10th century Danish chieftain Thorgil Sprakling.
THORKIL m Old Danish, Old Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Þórkæll and Variant spelling of Torkil.
THORLAK m Old Swedish, Danish (Rare)
Old Swedish form of ÞórlæikR and variant of Torlak.
Variant of Thorleif.
THORLEV m Danish (Rare, Archaic)
Danish younger form of ÞórlæifR.
TIAS m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of Mattias.
TINNA f Danish, Icelandic
Either from Old Norse tinna meaning "flint", or a variant of Tina.
TOKE m Danish, Low German
Danish and Low German form of Thorger.
TOLVAR m Danish (Modern)
Modern diminutive of Tholf.
TOLVER m Danish (Modern)
Diminutive of Tholf.
TONNY m & f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Central African (?)
Variant of Toni, a short form of Anthony and Antonia. Notable bearers include Angolan-Dutch soccer player Tonny Vilhena, Danish entrepreneur Tonny Sorenson, and the title character of the 1962 Norwegian film 'Tonny'.
TORDUR m Norwegian, Danish
Danish and Norwegian form of Þórður and Tórður.
TORKIL m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Þórkætill meaning "Thor's helmet" or "Thor's cauldron". From the name of the Norse god Þórr combined with ketill "helmet, cauldron".... [more]
TORKILD m Danish
Danish younger form of Thorkil.
TORLEK m Danish (Rare)
Danish modern form of ÞórlæikR.
TORLIF m Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Torleif.
TORVI f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Swedish form of the Old Norse name Þórví, which was derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor; compare Tyra) combined with an uncertain second element, possibly meaning "devoted, dedicated" (from vīgja or vígja "to consecrate (in heathen sense)"; compare Véfreyja) or the related vér "fighter" or "(pagan) priest".
TUA f Swedish, Danish
Origin uncertain, possibly a feminine form of Tue or a short form of Perpetua. Alternatively it may be derived from Latin tua "yours" or Danish tue "small hill" (from Old Norse þúfa "mound, knoll", which coincides with the name Þúfa)... [more]
TULLA f Swedish (Rare, Archaic), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From Swedish tulla, tulta "little girl" or from Norwegian tulle meaning "little girl".
UBBE m Old Swedish, Danish, Swedish
Old Swedish and modern form of Ubbi or diminutive of Urban.
ULFF m Danish (Rare)
Variant of Ulf.
ULRICUS m Danish (Rare)
Latinized form of Ulrik.
ULVER m Danish
Danish modern form of Ulfarr.
UNNA f Ancient Scandinavian, Danish (Rare), Faroese, Icelandic, Swedish (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
A name found "in Old Swedish and Old West Norse as Una, Unna" (and in Old Danish as Una), ultimately from either of the Old Norse verbs unnr "to wave, billow, roll, undulate" (from Proto-Germanic *unþi-) or unna "to love" (Old English unnan, Old High German (gi)unnan) (compare Unnr, Iðunn)... [more]
UTILIA f German, Danish
Variant of Otilia.... [more]
VAAGE m Danish
Danish form of Våge.
VAGN m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic (Rare), Faroese, Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Norse byname meaning "carriage, wagon".
VAGNER m Danish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from the German surname of Wagner, which is an occupational surname that means "wagonmaker, wainwright". Also compare Vagn, Vagnar and Vagnur.... [more]
VALA f Icelandic, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form of names containing the Old Norse name element valr- "the slain (in Valhalla)" as well as a direct adoption of Swedish vala (or völva) "fortune teller; prophet" (ultimately from Old Norse vǫlva).
VALBORG f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian form of Walburga.
VALEERA f English (Anglicized, Modern), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
The names comes from the russien name Valerius. It is the femenine form in english and has 2 ways of spelling the name. with a single E and with double E.... [more]
VALIANT m Literature, Popular Culture, Dutch (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From the English word valiant, which denotes a person who has and shows courage. The word is derived from Anglo-French vaillant "brave, strong, worthy", which itself is ultimately derived from Latin valens meaning "strong, vigorous, powerful"... [more]
VALLY f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, German
Pet form of names beginning with Val-, Wal-.
VALTHER m Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Swedish and Danish variant of Walter.
VEDIS f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Védís.
VIA f & m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
This is used in Scandinavia as a short form of Olivia, Sylvia, and other names ending with the same sound (compare Vivi).... [more]
VIBE f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Nordic spelling of Wiebe and from Danish vibe meaning "Northern lapwing".
VIBS f Danish
Danish diminutive of Vibeke.
VIBSE f Danish
Variant of Vibs.
VIDA f Swedish (Modern), Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Vide or short form Arvida, Alvida, or other names ending with -vida.
VIGGE m Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Derived from the Old (West) Norse name Vígi, a short form of other masculine names containing the element víg "war, battle". (The name Vígi belonged to one of King Ólafr Tryggvasson's hounds.) As a Swedish name it is sometimes used as a diminutive of Viktor, and can also be inspired by the word vigg meaning "lightning".
VIGO m Swedish, Danish, Croatian, Dutch
Alternative spelling of Viggo. Notable bearers include:... [more]
VILHELMINE f Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Danish and Norwegian form of Wilhelmine.
VILJA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from Finnish vilja "grain; cereal", a derivation from Swedish vilja and Norwegian vilje "will; strong desire" and a feminine form of Viljar.
VILLY m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Nordic form of Willy.
VINCA f English (Rare), French (Rare), Danish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Derived from vinca, the Latin name for the "periwinkle", ultimately from Latin vincio "to bind".... [more]
VINEKE f Danish
Nordic form of Wineke.
VIOL f Danish
Short form of Viola.
VIVICA f English (Rare), Swedish (Rare), German (Modern, Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Viveca. A famous bearer is actress Vivica Fox.
VORM m Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian
Danish dialectal form of Ormr.
WAGN m Danish
Variant of Vagn.
WAGNA f Danish
Variant of Vagna.
YELVA f Danish, Theatre
Danish adoption of a short form of the Russian name Yelizaveta. ... [more]
YRSA f Ancient Scandinavian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese
Of unknown meaning. Theories include a derivation from an Ancient Norse word for "she-bear" with the same roots as Latin ursa (compare Ursula, which used to be used as a Latinization of Yrsa), even though this seems rather unlikely... [more]
YUTTE f Danish (Rare, ?)
Anglicized form of Jytte in the case of Danish-born actress Yutte Stensgaard (1946-), whose birth name was Jytte.
ZERLINA f Literature, Theatre, Yiddish (Rare, Archaic), Danish, German (Rare)
The name of a character in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' (1787), to an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, which was based on the legend of Don Juan.... [more]
ZITTA f Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Zita.
ZOPHIA f English (Modern, Rare), Danish (Modern, Rare), Polish (Archaic)
English and Danish variant of Sophia as well as an archaic Polish variant of Zofia.