Norwegian Submitted Names

Norwegian names are used in the country of Norway in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aacine f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Åsine.
Aadel f Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Adel, a short form of names starting with the Germanic name element adal "noble".
Aagaat f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Feminine form of Aage, or perhaps a variant spelling of Ågot.
Aane m Norwegian (Rare)
Form of Åne, a variant of either Ånund, Ånje, or Áni.
Aasta f Norwegian
Variant of Åsta. A notable bearer is Aasta Hansteen (1824-1908), Norwegian painter, writer and early feminist.
Aasulv m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Ásulfr.
Abigajil f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic), Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Abigail used in the Norwegian translation of the Bible.
Åbjørn m Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic)
Danish and Norwegian form of Ábiǫrn, common in 17th century Norway.
Absalon m Danish (Rare), Faroese, Norwegian (Rare), Polish, Gascon, French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Polish, French, Gascon, Danish, Faroese and Norwegian form of Absalom.
Adelen f Norwegian
Variant of Adelene (see Adelaide).
Adelin f & m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Medieval French, Romanian, Lengadocian, Gascon, Niçard
Scandinavian feminine variant of Adelina, Romanian, Languedocian, Niçard and Gascon masculine form of Adelina and medieval French masculine form of Adeline.
Adine f Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Haitian Creole
Variant of Adina 2. As a Norwegian name, also possibly a feminine form of Adrian.
Ådne m Norwegian
Dialectical form of Árni.
Agate f Latvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish, French (Rare), Picard, Basque
French variant and Nordic, Picard, Basque and Latvian form of Agathe. In French and Basque, the name coincides with the word for the gemstone.
Agaton m Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Polish
Polish and Swedish form of Agathon.
Agdar m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian masculine form of Agda.
Aggi f & m Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Old Swedish
Diminutive of Ágúst, Angelica and other names containing Ag.
Agmund m Ancient Germanic, Medieval Scandinavian, Norwegian (Rare)
Form of Agmundr. 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 (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form of Agneta and Agnes, but can also be a feminine form of Agnar.
Ågne m Norwegian (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Hogne.
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.
Agny f Norwegian (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the name element agn taken from names like Agnes or Agnar, and the name element ny "new".
Agrim m Norwegian (Archaic)
Dialectal variant of Audgrim.
Ågunn f Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic name elements agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a weapon" and gunnr "battle, fight".
Aia f Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of the Finnish name Aija.
Ailin f Norwegian
Scandinavian form of Aileen.
Ailo m Sami, Norwegian, Estonian, Finnish
Sami variant of Áilu.
Aima f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a feminine form of Aimar and Aimo and a Danish variant of Aimée.
Airin f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Scandinavian phonetic spelling of Irene reflecting the English pronunciation.
Aisa f Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Diminutive of Anna-Lisa (see Annalisa).
Aiva f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern coinage derived from Gothic aiws meaning "time; age; eternity". This name first appeared in Sweden in the late 19th century.
Akseliane f Norwegian (Archaic)
Feminine form of Aksel recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Alea f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include an adoption of an obsolete German diminutive of Eulalia and an elaboration of the obsolote East Frisian name Ale.
Alfa f Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian
Feminine form of Alf 1, Scandinavian form of Alpha and a short form of Alfrida.
Alfkæll m Norwegian
Old Norse variant form of Alfketill.
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.
Alla f Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic (Rare), Greenlandic (Rare)
Diminutive of names containing A(i)l, like Áila or the name element adal, like Aliisa.
Allis f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Alice.
Almar m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Estonian (Rare)
Younger form of Almarr and masculine form of Alma.
Alotte f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Possibly an elaborated form of Lotte, influenced by Alette or French alouette meaning "lark (songbird)" (see Alouette)... [more]
Ålov f Norwegian (Rare)
Modern form of Álǫf.
Alvard m Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern form of Alfhard and Norwegian variant of Alvar.
Alvdis f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Alfdís.
Alvfinn m Norwegian (Archaic)
Archaic Norwegian form of Alffinnr.
Alvny f Norwegian (Rare)
Modern form of Alfný.
Amaldus m Norwegian (Archaic)
Meaning unknown, possibly a masculine form of Amalia. Amaldus Nielsen (1838-1932) was a Norwegian painter.
Ambi m Medieval English, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of Arnbjǫrn.
Amfrid f & m Norwegian (Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Arnfrid (f) and Arnfred (m).
Åmund m Norwegian
Variant of Amund.
Analius m Norwegian (Rare)
Masculine form of Anna. It originates from Lofoten in Norway.
Andorf m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Former Norwegian variant of Andor 1.
Andre m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Andri.
Ånen m Norwegian (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Ånund.
Anfred m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Annfred (see Arnfrøðr).
Anitra f Literature, Theatre, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Coined by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen for an Ethiopian princess in his play Peer Gynt (1867).
Annæus m Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Latinised male form of Anna.
Annar m Norwegian, Icelandic (Rare), Norse Mythology (Anglicized)
Modern form of Ánarr, although it may also be used as a masculine form of Anna. In Norse Mythology, Annar is the partner of Nótt and the father of Jörð (Mother Earth)... [more]
Annbjørn m Norwegian (Rare), Old Norwegian
Variant of Arnbjørn (see Arnbjörn).
Anneline f Afrikaans, Dutch, Dutch (Antillean), 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.
Annemor f Norwegian (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Anne and the name element mor "mother".
Annfred m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Arnfred (see Arnfrøðr).
Annfrid f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Altered form of Arnfrid, first documented in Norway c.1500 (Arnfrid: 1888).
Annifrid f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Annefrid. A famous bearer of this name is Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad (1945-), a founding member of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
Annkjell m Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian variant of Arnkjell (see Arnketill).
Annul m Norwegian (Archaic)
Dialectal variant of Arnulf, no longer in use.
Annulv m Norwegian (Archaic)
Dialectal variant of Arnulf, no longer in use.
Annveig f Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Arnveig as well as a younger combination of Anna and veig "power; strength".
Ante m Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Scandinavian diminutive of Andreas, Anders and Anton.
Anulv m Norwegian (Archaic)
Archaic variant of Arnulf.
Ånund m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Anund.
Are m Norwegian, Estonian
Modern form of Ari 2. In Norway it has been used predominantly in the regions Aust-Agder and Rogaland (after the Protestant Reformation).
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]
Årgunn f Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant of Arngunn (see Æringunnr).
Aris f Norwegian (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).
Arla f Finnish, Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form of Arnlaug. Also associated with Swedish arla meaning "early (in the morning)".
Arn m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Literature
Variant of Arne 1. Arn Magnusson is a fictional character in the 'Crusades' trilogy (1998-2000) by Swedish author Jan Guillou.
Arna f Medieval German, Old Norse, 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, Faroese
Danish, Norwegian and Faroese form of Arnbjörn.
Arnbrand m Medieval English, Old Danish, Norwegian
Possibly from the elements arn "eagle" and brand "fire, swordblade."
Arnfrid f Norwegian, 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).
Arngeir m Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Norwegian and Icelandic form of Arngeirr.
Arngunn f Norwegian (Rare), Faroese (Archaic)
Norwegian and Faroese form of Arngunnr (see Æringunnr.
Arngunna f Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Arngunn (see Æringunnr).
Arnkjell m Norwegian (Rare)
Modern Norwegian form of Arnketill.
Arnlaug f & m Old Norse, Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse ǫrn "eagle" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Arnljot m & f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic), Old Swedish
Old Swedish and modern Norwegian form of Arnljótr. This is also the feminine form, though usage nowadays appear to be exclusively masculine.
Arnmod m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian modern form of Arnmóðr.
Arnstein m Norwegian
Modern form of Arnsteinn.
Arntine f Norwegian (Rare)
Feminine form of Arndt.
Arntor m Norwegian (Rare)
Younger form of Arnþórr (see Andor 1).
Arnulv m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Arnulf.
Arnvald m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of Arnold.
Arnveig f Norwegian
Relatively modern name (from 1908) created by combining the Old Norse name elements ǫrn "eagle" and veig "power, strength".
Arnvid m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Arvid.
Årny f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Árný.
Arny f Norwegian
Variant of Arna or a combination of the Old Norse name elements ǫrn "eagle" and nýr "new".
Årolilja f Literature, Norwegian (Rare)
Occurs in the medieval Norwegian ballad 'Bendik og Årolilja', where it belongs to a princess who dies of heartache when her lover is hanged under her father's orders.
Aronia f Norwegian
Variant of Arona. This is also the name of a genus of deciduous shrubs, producing aronia berries, commonly known as chokeberry.
Arvin m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English (Archaic)
Either a Scandinavian form of Arwin (see Erwin) or a combination of the Old Norse name elements ari "eagle" and vinr "friend".
Asbjørg f Norwegian
Modern form of Ásbjǫrg.
Åselie f Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant of Åshild via the short forms Åsil and Åsel.
Asgrim m Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Old Swedish and Norwegian form of Ásgrímr.
Askjell m Norwegian
More modern form of Ásketill.
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".
Åslaug f Norwegian
Variant of Aslaug.
Asle m Norwegian
Variant of Atle or Asleiv.
Asma f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Asmus.
Åsne f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Åsny. A famous bearer is Åsne Guldahl Seierstad, Norwegian journalist and writer, (1970- ).
Åsny f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Ásný.
Asny f Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Åsny (see Ásný).
Asrun f Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the Germanic elements as "god" and run "secret"
Assar m Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian (Rare)
From the proto-Norse byname *AndswaruR meaning "he who answers".
Åste f Norwegian
Variant of Åsta.
Åstein m Norwegian (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Øystein or a combination of the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" with steinn "stone".
Astrine f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Astrid.
Asvard m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant form of Åsvard (see Ásvarðr).
Åsveig f Norwegian, Swedish
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse áss "god" combined with Old Norse veig "strength".
Asveig f Norwegian
Variant of Åsveig.
Atalarik m Croatian, Swedish (Archaic), Norwegian (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athalaric. In Swedish and Norwegian, the name is not used outside of translations of historical documents about the 6th century AD king of the Ostrogoths.
Atanarik m Croatian (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
Athanarik m Dutch, Norwegian
Dutch and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
Audar m Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and arr "warrior".
Audbjørn m Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and bjǫrn "bear".
Auden m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant form of the (masculine) name Audun.
Audfinn m Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
Audgar m Norwegian
Variant of Audgard. This was the middle name of comedian and actor Åsleik Engmark (1965-2017).
Audgeir m Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and geirr "spear".
Audgunn f Norwegian
Relatively modern name (early 20th century) created by combing the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and gunnr "war, fight". This makes it a cognate of the Old Norse name Auðguðr, but it's unknown if this connection was intended or if it's a coincidence.
Audmund m Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and mundr "protector", making it a cognate of Eadmund.
Audrun f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Auðrún.
Audstein m Norwegian (Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and steinn "stone".
Audun f Norwegian (Rare)
Either a combination of the Old Norse name elements aud "wealth, fortune" and unna "to love", or feminine usage of the masculine name Audun (see Auðin)... [more]
Audun m Norwegian
Modern form of Auðun.
Audvald m Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and valdr "power, leader, ruler".
Audvard m Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements auðr "prosperity, fortune, riches" and vǫrðr "guard", making it a cognate of Edward.
Audvin m Norwegian (Rare)
Relatively modern name (from early 20th century) derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and vinr "friend", making it a cognate of Edwin.
Auer m Norwegian (Archaic)
Dialectal form of Alver recorded in the Telemark and Agder regions.
Augen m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Eugen or Augun (see Auðin).
Augun m Old Norse, Norwegian
Variant of Auðun (see Auðin).
Auste m Norwegian
Diminutive of names containing the element aust (from Old Norse austr, "the east").
Auver m Norwegian (Rare)
Dialectal variant of AlvéR.
Ava f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Old Saxon aval "strength, power", a Latinization of Awe, a feminine form of Ave and a short form of names ending in -ava, such as Gustava.
Axa f Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic)
Meaning uncertain, but it may be a feminine form of Axel.
Babben f Norwegian, Swedish
Diminutive of Barbro.
Bårni f Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Borgny used in Vestlandet.
Baro m Norwegian (Rare)
Form of Bergtor via the dialectal variant Bardo. Mainly used on Trøndelag county in Norway.
Bartolv m Norwegian (Archaic)
Variant of Barthold or a combination of bjartr "light, shining" and ulfr "wolf" (see also Bertulf).
Bendigt m & f Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Archaic Norwegian variant of Benedikt, as well as a Swedish feminine form.
Bendikt m & f Old Swedish, Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Contracted form of Benedikt as well as a modern Swedish feminine form.
Benhart m Norwegian (Expatriate)
Variant of Bernhardt. Used by many Norwegian and Swedish immigrants to the Upper Midwest of the United States during the 19th century.
Bentine f Norwegian (Rare)
Elaboration of Bente.
Berge m Norwegian
Variant of Birger.
Bergny f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Borgny.
Bergulv m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Modern Norwegian form of Bergulfr.
Berte f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), French (Rare)
Variant of Berta as well as a French variant of Berthe.
Bertine f Dutch, French (Rare), Norwegian, Flemish, Walloon
Diminutive of Berte as well as a short form of names ending in -bertine.
Berulf m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Berulv (see Borgulfr).
Berulv m Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Bergulv (see Borgulfr).
Bibbi f Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Mainly a diminutive of Birgitta and its variant forms (see also Bibi).
Bibi f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
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... [more]
Birga f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic), German (Rare)
Contracted form of Birgitta, as well as a feminine form of Birger.
Birk m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Literature
Short form of Berkhard. Birk Borkason is a character in Astrid Lindgren's 'Ronia, the Robber's Daughter' (1981). He was originally named Bork before Lindgren realized that it was too easily confused with his father's name (Borka) and thus changed to Birk.
Bitte f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Pet form of Birgitta and its various forms.
Bjart m Norwegian
Variant of Bjarte.
Bjartmar m Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse bjartr "bright" and mærr "famous".
Bjermund m Norwegian (Archaic)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements bjǫrn "bear" and mund "protection".