Norwegian Submitted Names

Norwegian names are used in the country of Norway in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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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."
KJELLY f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Variant form of Kjella and a new combination of ketill ('cauldron hat, helmet') and LI.
KJETEL m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Kjetil.
KJØNIK m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Köneke.
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.
KORMAK m Norwegian (?)
Younger form of Kormákr.
KRISTBJØRG f Norwegian, Faroese
Norwegian and Faroese form of Kristbjörg.
KRISTBJØRN m Norwegian
Norwegian combination of Kristen and bjørn "bear".
KRISTHALL m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian modern form of Kristhallr.
KRISTLAUG f Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of Kristina and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
KRISTMAR f Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of krist "Christ" and the Old Norse name element mėy "girl" or mær "daughter or mǣr# "little girl, virgin, unmarried girl".
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.
LAGERTHA f History (?), Popular Culture, Norwegian
Likely a latinization of Old Norse Hlaðgerðr. According to legend, Lagertha was a Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway and the first wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok.
LAJLA f Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Bosnian variant spelling of Lejla and Scandinavian variant spelling of Laila.
LASSINE f Norwegian (Archaic)
Feminine form of Lasse recorded from the 18th century onwards.
LAURENTSE f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Laurents as well as a variant of Laurentia.
LAVRANS m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Laurentius.
LAVRANTS m Ancient Scandinavian, Norwegian
Ancient Scandinavian and Norwegian form of Laurentius.
LEDIS f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Hlédís.
LEIDULF m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Leiðulfr.
LEIK m Norwegian
Younger form of Leikr.
LEIKNY f Norwegian
Combination of Old Norse leikr "game; play; sport; fight" and nýr "new; young; fresh" or "new moon; waxing moon". Another theory, however, considers this an adoption (and Old Norse adaption) of some unknown foreign name.
LEOFRED m Norwegian (Rare), Medieval English
Norwegian combination of leo "lion" and friðr "love, peace".
LERKE f Danish, Low German, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant and German form of Lærke.
LEVINE f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. Current theories include a feminine form of Levi, a feminine form of Levin and a truncated form of Olevine.
LEVION m Norwegian
Variant of Levi.
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.
LIDVOR f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of liðr "limb" and vár "spring".
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).
LINDBJØRG f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of lind "lime-tree, linden tree" and bjarga "to help, save, rescue".
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.
LINKEN f Norwegian
Diminutive of Line, via Low German (compare Trinken, Minken, Lisken).
LISABET f Swedish, Norwegian
Truncated form of Elisabet.
LISABETH f German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Alsatian
German and Alsatian truncated form of Elisabeth and Scandinavian variant of Lisabet.
LIVØ f Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Live found in Nord-Gudbrandsdalen.
LJØDE m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Liótr.
LJØL m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Ljóðolfr.
LJOTOLV m Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of LiútulfR.
LODIN m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Loðinn.
LODVAR m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Hloðvér.
LODVE m Norwegian
Variant of Lodvar.
LODVER m Norwegian
Variant of Lodvar.
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.
LORANG m Swedish, Norwegian
Transferred use of the surname Lorang.
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.
LORNS m Norwegian
Short form of Lorens.
LORNTS m Norwegian
Short form of Lorents.
LØVE m Norwegian
Variant of Lodve.
LØVER m Norwegian
Dialectal form of Lodvar.
LUDVINE f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian form of Ludwine.
LYDER m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Lüder. Famous bearer is Lyder Christian Sagen (13 March 1777 – 16 June 1850), Norwegian educator and author.
MADELEN f Norwegian, Swedish
Swedish and Norwegian variant of Madeleine.
MADELENE f Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Madeleine reflecting the French pronunciation.
MAGN m Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse boyname Magni, from the word magn meaning "power/force/strength".
MAGNAR m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Magni.
MAGNULF m Norwegian
Possibly from the Old High German name Maginulf (see Maganulf).
MAGNULV m Norwegian
Derived from old norse with the elements of magn meaning "mighty, strong, power", and ulv meaning "wolf".... [more]
MAGNY f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Norwegian form of Magný.
MAIFRID f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Majfrid.
MAIGUNN f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Majgun.
MAISEN f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Majsan.
MAJ f Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish
Diminutive of Maja. Maj is also the Swedish and Danish name for May (the month).
MAKKR m Norwegian
Old Norse form of Magnus.
MALDIS f Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of the Old Norse element dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" and the name element mal- which is of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Old Norse mál "speach; language", a variant of the Old Norse name element malm-, itself derived from Old Norse malmr "ore", as well as a derivation from any name beginning with the elements Mal- or Mál- or Mål-.... [more]
MÅLFRID f Norwegian
Younger form of Málfríðr.
MALI f Norwegian, Swedish
Dialectal variant of Malin.
MALKOLM m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Malcolm.
MALMFINN m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of malmr "ore" and finnr "Finn, Lapp".
MALMFRID f Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Malmfríðr.
MANGELA f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Magnhilda recorded in Rogaland and Hordaland.
MARDIS f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian form of Mardís recorded in the 19th century.
MARFRID f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Marfríður.
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.
MARGUN f Norwegian
Variant of Margunn.
MARGUNN f Norwegian
Old Norse marr meaning "sea" or "horse" combined with gunnr "battle, fight". ... [more]
MARITH f Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
Dutch variant of Mariet as well as a variant spelling of the Scandinavian name Marit.
MARLEIF m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of marr "sea", "ocean", "lake" and leif "inheritance", "legacy".
MARLEIK m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of marr 'sea, ocean, lake' and leikr 'game, play'.
MARN f Norwegian
Short form of Maren.
MARTELENE f Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of Marte and Lene recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
MARYON f English (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Marion. Famous bearer is Maryon Winther Eilertsen (9 January 1950 - 24 January 2015), Norwegian actress.
MATTEAS m Norwegian
Possibly a variant spelling of Mattias.
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.
MEKAL m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Mikal.
MERKUR m Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, German, Norwegian
Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, German and Norwegian form of Mercurius (see Mercury).
METUSALEM m Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Danish, Dutch and Norwegian form of Methuselah via its (variant) latinized form Methusalem.
MIKAL m Norwegian, Faroese
Younger form of Mikjáll.
MIKALA f Danish, Norwegian, Faroese
Feminine form of Mikal.
MIKKJEL m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Mikkel.
MILDOR m Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian name with the combination of mildr "mild" and þórr "thunder".
MILDRUN f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of mildr "mild" and rún "secret".
MINDA f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish (Rare)
Contracted form of Melinda as well as a truncated form of both Aminda and Eminda.
MINKA f Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Czech
Diminutive of Mina, a short form of Vilhelmina, Wilhelmina, Hermine, Romina and other names containing mina or mine. In Sweden its earliest documented usage is 1799.
MIRIJAM f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Sorbian
Swedish and Norwegian variant and Sorbian form of Miriam.
MODFRID f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of móðr "mind"; "wrath"; "courage" and fríðr "beautiful".
MODGUNN f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Móðgunnr.
MØNIKUS m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant form of Dominikus.
MØYFRID f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of mær "maiden, girl, daughter" and fríðr "beautiful".
MYRTHILD f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Myrtle as well as a combination of the name element Myrt-, most commonly taken from the name Myrtle, and -hild. This name was first recorded in 1916.
NANCINE f Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant of Nansine recorded in the 19th century.
NARVE m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Narfi. Name day is December 27th in Norway.
NEAH f Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Nea.
NEHEMJA m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant of Nehemiah used in the Swedish and Norwegian translation of the Bible.
NELBERG m Norwegian
Masculine form of Nelborg.
NELBORG f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of Nelli and borg "stronghold, fortification, castle".
NELINE f Norwegian (Rare)
Variant form of Nelina.
NELIUS m English, American (Rare, Archaic), Afrikaans, English (American), Norwegian (Rare)
Afrikaans and Norwegian short form of Cornelius as well as a Norwegian Latinization of Nils.
NELLINE f Norwegian (Rare)
Variant form of Neline or a variant form of Nelli.
NEMI f Literature, Swedish (Modern), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Nemi is the title character of the comic strip Nemi (1997), written and drawn by Norwegian cartoonist Lisa Myhre. Its origin and meaning are unknown, there have, however, been speculations that Myhre might have based the name on the name of the Italian town and lake which is ultimately derived from from Latin nemus Aricinum "grove of Ariccia".
NEMINE f Norwegian (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from the masculine name Nils as well as an adoption of Latin nemine, the ablative form of Nemo.
NEPTUN m Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish
Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian and Polish form of Neptune.
NETTY f English (Rare), Swedish, Norwegian
Diminutive of Annette, Netta and other names with the suffix -nette.
NIDOLF m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of niðr "ancestor, kinsman, relative" and ulfr "wolf".
NIDOLV m Norwegian
Variant of Nidolf.
NILLA f Italian (Rare), Swedish, Norwegian (Archaic), Hungarian
Truncated form of names ending in -nilla.... [more]
NILLE f & m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Literature
Diminutive of Nils and short form form of names that end in -nille, for example Pernille.... [more]
NINNI f Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Diminutive of many names, such as Ingrid and Kristina.
NJÅRD m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Njord.
NOKKVE m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Nǫkkvi.
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.
NORALF m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and alfr "elf".
NORALV m Norwegian
Variant of Noralf.
NORBERG m Norwegian
Masculine form of Norbjørg.
NORBJØRG f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and bjǫrg "help, deliverance".
NORBJØRN m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of norðr "north" and bjǫrn "bear".
NORDAHL m Norwegian (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Nordahl.
NORDAL m Norwegian
Variant spelling of Nordahl.
NORDINE f Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Archaic)
Combination of the Old Norse name element norðr "north" and Dina. This name was first recorded in the mid-19th century.
NORDIS f Norwegian
Late 19th century combination of the Old Norse name elements norðr "north" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister".
NORE m & f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Norse Mythology
Younger form of Nóri, an Old Norse name meaning "north" (derived from norðr). In Norse mythology, Nore (sometimes Nor or Nóri) is said to be the founder of Norway. Nóri is also the name of a dwarf mentioned in the Poetic Edda.... [more]
NORFINN m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and finnr "Finn, Lapp".
NORGUNN f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and gunnr "battle, fight".
NORHILD f Norwegian (Rare)
Formed from the Germanic name elements NORD "north" and HILD "battle, fight".
NORIUS m Norwegian (Latinized)
Latinised form of names containing the element nor (from Old Norse norðr, "the north").
NORLEIF m Norwegian
Norwegian combination of norðr "north" and leifr "heir, descendant".
NORMANN m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Norðmaðr or variant of Norman.
NORMUND m Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
A combination of Nor, which means "North", and Mund, which means "protection" or "protector".
NORSTEIN m Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of norðr "north" and steinn "stone".
NORVEIG f Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish name with the combination of norðr "north" and veig "power", "strength".
NOTTUNG m Norwegian
Norwegian male form of Nótt with an -ungr ending and variant form of Nóttolfr.
NUP m Norwegian
Younger form of Núpr.
NYFRID f Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian "new" and friðr "love", "peace".
OCTANDER m Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of Latin oct- "eight" and Greek -ander "man" given to children born in October or to the eighth child of the family.
ODDBJØRG f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse oddr "point of a sword" combined with Old Norse björg "protection, help".
ODDE m Norwegian, Old Swedish, Swedish
Norwegian form of Oddr.
ODDFRID f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Oddfríðr.
ODDGARD m Norwegian
Norwegian new male form of Oddgerðr.
ODDGUN f Norwegian
Variant of Oddgunn.
ODDGUNN f Norwegian
New combination of oddr "point of a weapon" and gunnr "battle, fight".
ODDHILD f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Oddhildur.
ODDKJELL m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Oddkell.
ODDLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian, Norwegian, Icelandic
Old Norse combination of oddr "point of a weapon" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman". Name day in Norway is May 23.
ODDLY f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian combination of oddr "point of a weapon" and -ly.
ODDRUN f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Oddrún.
ODDRUNN f Norwegian
Variant of Oddrun.
ODDSTEIN m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Oddsteinn.
ODDVALD m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Oddvaldur.
ODDVARD m Norwegian
Norwegian combination of oddr "point" (of a weapon) and vǫrðr "guard".
ODDVEIG f Norwegian
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse oddr "point of a sword" combined with Old Norse veig "strength".
ODDVOR f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Oddvǫr.
ODRUN f Norwegian
Variant of Oddrun.
ODVAR m Norwegian
Variant spelling of Oddvar.
OELLA f & m American, English, Norwegian
It is the name of a small historic mill town in Maryland founded in 1808 that inspired generations of women's name in one family.... [more]
OGNE m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant form (Halvemål) of Hogne.
ØIVIN m Norwegian
Variant of Øivind.
ØIVINE f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian feminine form of Øyvind.
OLAI m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Short form of Nikolai and genitive form of Olaus.
OLANDA f Norwegian (Rare)
Elaboration of Ola as well as a feminine form of Olander. This name was first recorded in the mid-1800s.
OLANDER m Norwegian
Norwegian combination of OLE and -ander borrowed from Greek, meaning "man" (compare Alexander).
OLAVA f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Olav.
OLAVE f American (Rare, Archaic), Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Olava. In the English-speaking world of the 1800s and early 1900s it is as likely to be an adoption of the Norwegian name as it might be a corruption of Olive. ... [more]
OLAVES m Norwegian
Variant of Olavus.
OLAVIA f Norwegian, Danish
Feminine form of Olav.
OLBJØRN m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Ǫlbjǫrn.
OLDUS m Norwegian
Short form of names ending with -old, -oldus or latinised form of Ole.
OLEA f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Faroese
Feminine form of Ole.
OLEANNA f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Ole and Anna as well as a variant of Olena.
OLEIF f & m Norwegian
As a masculine name, it is a cognate of Olaf (being the modern form of the Old Norse name Ólæifr, variant of Álæifr, itself a variant of Áleifr). As a feminine name, it is the modern form of the Old Norse name Ólæif, which was the feminine form of Ólæifr.
OLEIV f & m Norwegian
Variant of Oleif.
OLENA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Younger form of Oleana and variant of Olina.
OLENE f Norwegian
Variant of Olena.
OLETTE f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ole.
OLEVINE f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ole.
OLIN m & f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine variant as well as masculine form of Oline.
OLINN f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Oline.
OLISE f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ole as well as a combination of Ole and Lise.
OLIV f Norwegian (Rare)
Either a variant of Oleiv or feminine form of Oliver or Ola (1).
OLO f Norwegian (Archaic)
Former Norwegian dialectal form of Olov.