Norwegian Submitted Names

Norwegian names are used in the country of Norway in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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AASTAfNorwegian
Variant of Åsta. Famous bearer is Aasta Hansteen, (10 December 1824 – 13 April 1908), Norwegian painter, writer and early feminist.
AASULFmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Åsulf.
ABSALONmNorwegian, Polish
Polish and Norwegian form of Absalom.
ADELINm & fFrench, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Masculine form and feminine variant of Adelina.
AGATEfLatvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
French variant and Nordic and Latvian form of Agathe.
AGDARmNorwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian masculine form of Agda.
AGMUNDmAncient 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]
AGNAfDanish, Swedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Agni or short form of Agneta.
ÅGNEmNorwegian (Rare)
Halvemål variant of Hogne.
AGRIMmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Audgrim.
ÅGUNNfNorwegian
Derived from the Germanic name elements agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a weapon" and gunnr "battle, fight".
AIVAfSwedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern coinage derived from Gothic aiws meaning "time; age; eternity". This name first appeared in Sweden in the late 19th century.
AKSELIANEfNorwegian (Archaic)
Feminine form of Aksel recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
ALARIKmCroatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian and Swedish form of Alaric.
ALFIVAfNorwegian
Norwegian form of Ælfgifu.
ALFKÆLLmNorwegian
Old Norse variant form of Alfketill.
ALGOTmSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
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".
ALIKAfEnglish, Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Greenlandic
Low German variant of Aleka, as well as a Greenlandic name of unknown meaning.
ALLISfSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Alice.
ALMARmNorwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Younger form of Almarr and masculine form of Alma.
ALOTTEfNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Possibly an elaborated form of Lotte, influenced by Alette or French alouette meaning "lark (songbird)" (see Alouette). This was first documented in Norway in 1780.
ÅLOVfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Álǫf.
ALVDISfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Alfdís.
ALVFINNmNorwegian (Archaic)
Archaic Norwegian form of Alffinnr.
ALVFINNAfNorwegian
Modern variant of Alffinna.
ALVGJERDfNorwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Alfgerðr.
ALVILDEfDanish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic
Variant of Alvhilde, a form of Alfhild used in Norway since the beginning of the 19th century (see also Alvilda). A literary bearer was Norwegian novelist Alvilde Prydz (1846-1922).
ALVLAUGfNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Alflaug.
ALVNYfNorwegian
Norwegian modern form of Alfný.
AMBImMedieval English, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of Arnbjǫrn.
ANBJØRNmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Annbjørn.
ANDORFmNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Former Norwegian variant of Andor.
ANDRIASmNorwegian, Faroese
Norwegian and Faroese variant of Andreas.
ANDRINEfDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish feminine form of Andreas as well as a contracted form of Alexandrine.
ANDRODERmNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Former Norwegian younger form of Arnrøðr.
ANDROEmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian newer form of Androder.
ANITRAfLiterature, Theatre, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Coined by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen for an Ethiopian princess in his play Peer Gynt (1867).
ANNÆUSmNorwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Latinised male form of Anna.
ANNARmNorwegian, Icelandic, Swedish (Rare)
Newer form of Old Norse name Ánarr meaning "ancestor's army". Derived from Old Norse anu "ancestor, father" and herr "army". ... [more]
ANNBJØRNmNorwegian
Norwegian variant of Arnbjørn.
ANNEMORfNorwegian (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Anne and the name element mor "mother".
ANNFRIDfNorwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Altered form of Arnfrid, first documented in Norway c.1500 (Arnfrid: 1888).
ANNKJELLmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Arnkjell.
ANNULmNorwegian (Archaic)
Former Norwegian dialectal variant of Arnulf.
ANNULVmNorwegian (Archaic)
Former Norwegian dialectal variant of Arnulf.
ANNVEIGfNorwegian (Rare)
Variant of Arnveig as well as a younger combination of Anna and veig "power; strength".
ANTEmSwedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Scandinavian diminutive of Andreas, Anders and Anton.
ANULmNorwegian
Younger form of Annul.
ANULVmNorwegian (Archaic)
Former variant of Arnulf.
ÅNUNDmNorwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant ofAnund.
AREmNorwegian, Estonian
Modern form of Ari (2). In Norway it has been used predominantly in the regions Aust-Agder and Rogaland (after the Protestant Reformation).
ARENTmMedieval 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]
ARISfNorwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. Current theories include a variant of Iris as well as a short form of Greek names beginning with the element aris- (compare Aristaeus).
ARNmNorwegian, 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]
ARNAfMedieval 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]
ARNBJØRNmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Arnbjörn.
ARNBRANDmMedieval English, Old Danish, Norwegian
Possibly from the elements arn "eagle" and brand "fire, swordblade."
ARNDÍSfNorwegian, Icelandic
A Germanic name formed from the name elements ARN "eagle" and DÍS "goddess".
ARNFRIDfNorwegian, Swedish
Modern Norwegian form of Arnfríðr, an Old Norse name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and fríðr "peace, love" or "beloved" (later "beautiful, fair"; compare Fríða, an Old Norse short form of Arnfríðr and other feminine names containing the element).
ARNGUNNfNorwegian, Faroese
Norwegian and Faroese younger form of Arngunnr.
ARNKJELLmNorwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Arnketill.
ARNLAUGfAncient Scandinavian, Norwegian, Icelandic
Combination of Old Norse ǫrn "eagle" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
ARNLAUGmNorwegian
Norwegian younger form of Arnlaugr.
ARNLJOTmOld Swedish, Norwegian, Swedish
Old Swedish and younger form of Arnljótr.
ARNLJOTfNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Arnljót.
ARNMODmNorwegian
Norwegian younger form of Arnmóðr.
ARNRUNfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of ǫrn "eagle" and rún "secret".
ARNTINEfNorwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Arndt.
ARNULVmNorwegian
Norwegian form of Arnulf.
ARNVALDmNorwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of Arnold.
ARNVEIGfNorwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of ǫrn "eagle" and veig "power, strength".
ARNVIDmNorwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Formed of arn meaning "eagle" and vid meaning "tree".
ÅRNYfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Árný.
ASBJØRGfNorwegian, Danish (Rare)
Norwegian and Danish younger form of Ásbjǫrg.
ASGAUTmNorwegian
Norwegian younger form of ÁSGAUTR.
ÁSGAUTRmNorwegian
Norwegian older form of Asgaut.
ÅSGJERDfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ásgærðr.
ASGRIMmOld Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Old Swedish and Norwegian form of Ásgrímr.
ASKILmNorwegian
From Old Norse Askettil, meaning "god kettle" or "god helmet".
ASKJELLmNorwegian
More modern form of Ásketill.
ASLAKmNorwegian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Old Swedish
Younger form of Áslákr, derived from Old Norse áss "god" and leikr "game, play".
ASLEfNorwegian
Variant of Aslaug.
ÅSLEIKmNorwegian
Norwegian younger form of ÁslæikR.
ÅSLEIVmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Asleiv.
ASLEIVmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ásleifr.
ASLImMedieval English, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of ÁslæifR.
ÅSNEfNorwegian
Norwegian variant of Åsny. A famous bearer is Åsne Guldahl Seierstad, Norwegian journalist and writer, (1970- ).
ÅSNYfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Ásný.
ASNYfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Åsny.
ASRUNfOld Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the Germanic elements as "god" and run "secret"
ASSARmSwedish, Norwegian (Rare)
From the proto-Norse byname *AndswaruR meaning "he who answers".
ÅSTEfNorwegian
Variant of Åsta.
ÅSTEINmNorwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Øystein.
ASTRINEfNorwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Astrid.
ÅSVARmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Åsvard.
ASVARmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Asvard.
ÅSVARDmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ásvarðr.
ASVARDmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Åsvard.
ÅSVEIGfNorwegian, Swedish
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse áss "god" combined with Old Norse veig "strength".
ATALARIKmCroatian, Swedish (Archaic), Norwegian
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athalaric.
ATANARIKmCroatian (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
ATHANARIKmDutch, Norwegian
Dutch and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
ATLEmNorwegian, Swedish, Old Swedish, Danish
Old Swedish and modern form of Atli.
AUDENmNorwegian (Rare)
Variant form of the (masculine) name Audun.
AUDGRIMmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Auðgrímr.
AUDGUNNfNorwegian
Norwegian younger form of Auðguðr.
AUDRUNfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Auðrún.
AUDULVmNorwegian
Norwegian modern form of AuðulfR.
AUDUNf & mNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
As a feminine name, Audun is a variant spelling of Audunn. From Old Norse auðr "fate, fortune" and either unnr "wave" or unna "to love". ... [more]
AUDVARDmNorwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian name with the combination of auðr "prosperity", "fortune", "riches" and vǫrðr "guard".
AUERm & fNorwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Dialectal form of Alver.
AUGENmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Augun.
AURELIANmEnglish, 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.
AUSTEmNorwegian
Diminutive of names containing the element aust (from austr, "the east").
AUVERmNorwegian
Dialectal form of Alvér.
BABBENfNorwegian, Swedish
A diminutive of Barbro.
BAGGEmOld Swedish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Old Swedish and modern form of Baggi.
BALKImMedieval English, Norwegian
From Old Norse balkr meaning "ridge of land."
BÅRNIfNorwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Borgny used in Vestlandet.
BARTOLVmNorwegian
Variant of Barthold or a combination of bjartr ("light, shining") and ulfr ("wolf").
BAUGEIDfNorwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Baugeiðr.
BENDIKmNorwegian
Short form of Benedikt.
BENTEINmNorwegian (Rare)
Modern Norwegian form of Benteinn.
BEOLINmNorwegian
Variation of Beollan. About 1222 Beolin the judge witnessed a charter by Randulf de Strathphethain.
BEOLLANUSmNorwegian
Variation of Beollan. Beollanus was the father of one of the witnesses to a grant by Ethelred son of Malcolm III to the Keledei of Lochleven, c. 1107.
BERGNYfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Borgny.
BERGTORmNorwegian
Norwegian younger form of Bergþórr.
BERGULFRmNorwegian
Old Norse variant of Bjǫrgulfr.
BERGULVmNorwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Modern Norwegian form of Bergulfr.
BERTEfNorwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), French (Rare)
Variant of Berta as well as a French variant of Berthe.
BERTINEfDutch, French (Rare), Norwegian
French feminine form of Bert.
BESImMedieval English, Norwegian, Old Swedish
Old Norse diminuitive of Bjorn.
BILf & mNorse Mythology, Old Swedish, Norwegian, Medieval English
Means "instant" in Old Norse. In Norse Mythology, Bil and her brother Hjúki follow Máni across the heavens.
BIRGAfSwedish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic), German (Rare)
Contracted form of Birgitta, as well as a feminine form of Birger.
BITTEfSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Pet form of Birgitte or from Danish bitte meaning "bit, little" or from Danish lille bitte meaning "tiny".
BJARTmNorwegian
Norwegian form of Bjartr.
BJARTMARmIcelandic, Faroese, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse bjartr "bright" and mærr "famous".
BJERMUNDmNorwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of bjǫrn "bear" and mund "protection".
BJOLANmScottish, Norwegian
Variant of Beollan. Bjolan was the name of a king of some district in Scotland whose lands were harried by the Norsemen in 886. The name perhaps appears in the cognomen of Helgi Bjola who went from the Hebrides to Iceland between 874 and 900.
BJORmNorwegian
Modern form of Bjórr.
BJØRGEmNorwegian
Masculine form of Bjørg.
BJØRGNYfNorwegian
Modern Norwegian variant of Borgny.
BJØRKfFaroese, Danish, Norwegian
Faroese form of Björk which was also adopted into Danish and Norwegian.
BJØRNARmNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse björn "bear" combined with Old Norse harja or herr "army."
BJØRNHILDfNorwegian
Norwegian form of Björnhild.
BJØRNMUNDmNorwegian
Norwegian variant of Bjermund.
BJØRNSTJERNEmNorwegian
Combination of Bjørn and Norwegian stjerne meaning "star". Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910) was a Norwegian writer and Nobel laureate (Literature, 1903).
BODHILLfNorwegian
Variant form of Bodhild.
BODOmAncient 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").
BOLLAm & fMedieval English, Old Swedish, Norwegian
Pet form of names containing the name element BORG. As a feminine name, a diminutive form of Botilda (see Bóthildr).
BØRmNorwegian
Short form of Børge or a Norwegian modern form of Bjórr.
BORGARmOld Swedish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Swedish and modern form of Borgarr. Name day is June 11th in Norway.
BØRGEmDanish, Norwegian
Danish variant of Birger.
BØRGERmNorwegian (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Birger or variant of Borgar.
BORGINEfNorwegian
Pet form of names containing the name element BORG "stronghold", "fortification", "castle".
BORGNYfNorwegian, Danish
Modern form of Borgný.
BORGRUNfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of borg "castle" and rún "secret".
BORNIfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Borgny.
BØRREmDanish, Norwegian
Variant form of Birger; see also Børge.
BOTImMedieval English, Norwegian
Old Norse pet form of combinations containing the name element BOT.
BOTOLFmNorwegian
Variant form of Botulf.
BOTOLVmNorwegian
Norwegian modern form of Bótolfr.
BOTULPHmEnglish, Norwegian
Derived from Botulphus, which was the latinized form for both Botulf and Bótulfr.
BRAGEmNorse Mythology, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Bragi. Brage is a norse god of poetry. He was the husband of Iðunn and son of Odin.
BREDEmNorwegian
From the Medieval Danish word bredje, which means "battle axe". This name is not used much outside Norway. Brede is also a surname in Scandinavia.
BRETTIVAfNorwegian, Medieval Scandinavian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Brihtgifu, a metathesis of Beorhtgifu.
BRODDmNorwegian (Rare)
From Old Norse broddr meaning "spike."
BRØNLAfNorwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Brynhilda used in Rogaland and Sunnhordland.
BRØNNILf & mNorwegian
Variant of either Brynhildr (when used for a girl) or Bryniulfr (when used for a boy).
BRØNNILDf & mNorwegian
Variant of Brynhildr (when used for a girl) or Bryniulfr (when used for a boy).
BRØNTEmNorwegian
Norwegian dialectal form of Brynte.
BRORmSwedish, 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.
BRYNDISfNorwegian (Rare), Faroese
Faroese and Norwegian form of Bryndís.
BRYNELfNorwegian (Archaic)
Obsolete variant of Brynhild.