Popular Names in Norway

Information from Statistics Norway. This data is based on the names and birth dates of current residents. This means that residents who have died are not included, hence the numbers are lower for early years. Additionally, this means the names of immigrants who were not born in the country will be included.
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Boys · Girls
Boys
Change
Rank Name Times Rank Num. Pct.
100.
  
Willy
73 -26 -33 -31.1%
99.
  
Ulf
74 -9 -14 -15.9%
98.
  
Frode
75 -2 -8 -9.6%
97.
  
Sigurd
76 +1 +2 +2.7%
96.
  
Torstein
78 new new new
95.
  
Jørn
79 new new new
94.
  
Bjørnar
82 new new new
93.
  
Pål
85 +5 +11 +14.9%
91.
  
Håkon
86 -7 -8 -8.5%
91.
  
Martin
86 +6 +8 +10.3%
90.
  
Atle
87 +5 +3 +3.6%
89.
  
Arnfinn
88 -3 -4 -4.3%
88.
  
Harry
89 +1 0 0.0%
87.
  
Michael
90 +6 +5 +5.9%
86.
  
Magnar
91 +7 +6 +7.1%
84.
  
Eivind
93 -2 -3 -3.1%
84.
  
Sven
93 -4 -8 -7.9%
83.
  
Stig
94 new new new
81.
  
David
95 -7 -11 -10.4%
81.
  
Johnny
95 -10 -18 -15.9%
80.
  
Petter
96 +4 +2 +2.1%
79.
  
Dagfinn
97 -2 -8 -7.6%
78.
  
Kurt
98 new new new
77.
  
Sigmund
100 -5 -12 -10.7%
76.
  
Birger
101 -2 -5 -4.7%
75.
  
Kai
102 +12 +11 +12.1%
74.
  
Jostein
103 -9 -29 -22.0%
73.
  
Jarle
105 -3 -9 -7.9%
72.
  
Robert
108 -3 -9 -7.7%
71.
  
Roy
110 +2 +1 +0.9%
70.
  
Peter
113 +8 +10 +9.7%
68.
  
Roald
115 +10 +12 +11.7%
68.
  
Trygve
115 -1 -4 -3.4%
67.
  
Roger
121 +14 +22 +22.2%
66.
  
Ola
127 -2 -6 -4.5%
65.
  
Øivind
130 -2 -5 -3.7%
64.
  
Åge
137 -7 -14 -9.3%
62.
  
Arve
139 +6 +21 +17.8%
62.
  
Morten
139 -1 +1 +0.7%
61.
  
Paul
144 +5 +18 +14.3%
60.
  
Anders
148 -1 +6 +4.2%
59.
  
Ragnar
150 -5 -5 -3.2%
57.
  
Jens
153 -7 -17 -10.0%
57.
  
Roar
153 -1 +1 +0.7%
55.
  
Johan
159 0 +6 +3.9%
55.
  
Torbjørn
159 -4 -10 -5.9%
54.
  
Inge
161 +4 +18 +12.6%
52.
  
Erling
162 +8 +23 +16.5%
52.
  
Oddvar
162 0 0 0.0%
51.
  
Bjarne
164 -2 -9 -5.2%
50.
  
Øystein
165 -6 -16 -8.8%
49.
  
Frank
168 -2 -7 -4.0%
48.
  
Thor
175 -2 -2 -1.1%
47.
  
Sverre
179 -4 -5 -2.7%
46.
  
Asbjørn
182 -7 -29 -13.7%
45.
  
Ove
183 +16 +45 +32.6%
44.
  
Karl
189 -8 -40 -17.5%
43.
  
Rune
194 +10 +38 +24.4%
42.
  
Arvid
196 -5 -25 -11.3%
41.
  
Vidar
199 +7 +25 +14.4%
40.
  
Dag
202 +4 +21 +11.6%
39.
  
Alf
209 -4 -21 -9.1%
38.
  
Øyvind
210 +4 +23 +12.3%
37.
  
Reidar
213 +3 +3 +1.4%
36.
  
Finn
219 +1 -2 -0.9%
35.
  
Ivar
234 -2 -23 -8.9%
34.
  
Magne
241 -5 -42 -14.8%
33.
  
Egil
254 -6 -42 -14.2%
32.
  
Stein
264 +8 +54 +25.7%
31.
  
Jon
274 +3 +23 +9.2%
30.
  
Trond
290 +2 +25 +9.4%
29.
  
Kåre
293 -4 -10 -3.3%
28.
  
Tom
299 +2 +32 +12.0%
27.
  
Arild
301 -3 -21 -6.5%
26.
  
Einar
304 +2 +11 +3.8%
25.
  
Olav
305 +1 +6 +2.0%
24.
  
Nils
316 -2 -34 -9.7%
23.
  
Erik
323 0 -15 -4.4%
22.
  
Harald
344 -6 -76 -18.1%
21.
  
Geir
358 +10 +92 +34.6%
20.
  
Lars
364 +1 +3 +0.8%
19.
  
Steinar
369 +1 -1 -0.3%
18.
  
Tore
377 0 -25 -6.2%
17.
  
Helge
389 0 -20 -4.9%
16.
  
Leif
393 +3 +12 +3.1%
14.
  
Gunnar
435 -2 -80 -15.5%
14.
  
Rolf
435 +1 -6 -1.4%
13.
  
John
502 -2 -15 -2.9%
12.
  
Hans
503 +1 -8 -1.6%
11.
  
Tor
523 -1 -3 -0.6%
10.
  
Ole
525 +4 +20 +4.0%
9.
  
Odd
547 0 -55 -9.1%
8.
  
Terje
614 0 -9 -1.4%
7.
  
Knut
668 0 -11 -1.6%
6.
  
Arne
673 0 -99 -12.8%
5.
  
Svein
886 -1 -40 -4.3%
4.
  
Kjell
928 +1 +3 +0.3%
3.
  
Bjørn
947 0 -27 -2.8%
2.
  
Per
1,095 0 -5 -0.5%
1.
  
Jan
1,309 0 -65 -4.7%
Girls
Change
Rank Name Times Rank Num. Pct.
100.
  
Guri
59 new new new
99.
  
Aslaug
60 -12 -13 -17.8%
97.
  
Ingeborg
62 -25 -35 -36.1%
97.
  
Kjellaug
62 -9 -8 -11.4%
96.
  
Anny
64 +2 +2 +3.2%
93.
  
Edel
65 new new new
93.
  
Erna
65 -4 -3 -4.4%
93.
  
Kjersti
65 -10 -17 -20.7%
92.
  
Aase
66 -6 -11 -14.3%
90.
  
Gunhild
69 +8 +7 +11.3%
90.
  
Margaret
69 +5 +6 +9.5%
89.
  
Solbjørg
71 new new new
87.
  
Linda
72 new new new
87.
  
Sigrid
72 -15 -25 -25.8%
85.
  
Helga
74 -16 -29 -28.2%
85.
  
Olaug
74 -3 -9 -10.8%
84.
  
Evy
75 +11 +12 +19.0%
83.
  
Åshild
77 +6 +9 +13.2%
81.
  
Anita
79 +11 +15 +23.4%
81.
  
Ingebjørg
79 -14 -26 -24.8%
80.
  
Nina
81 +11 +15 +22.7%
79.
  
Hilde
85 +4 +3 +3.7%
78.
  
Sigrun
86 -4 -10 -10.4%
77.
  
Maria
87 -10 -18 -17.1%
75.
  
Birgit
88 -13 -31 -26.1%
75.
  
Sølvi
88 new new new
74.
  
Gunvor
89 -18 -36 -28.8%
73.
  
Kristin
94 -14 -30 -24.2%
72.
  
Ingunn
98 +2 +2 +2.1%
71.
  
Sidsel
99 +6 +8 +8.8%
69.
  
Marie
102 +8 +11 +12.1%
69.
  
Signe
102 +11 +13 +14.6%
68.
  
Hanne
103 +11 +13 +14.4%
67.
  
Lise
104 +13 +15 +16.9%
66.
  
Karen
106 -5 -14 -11.7%
65.
  
Mary
108 0 -6 -5.3%
64.
  
Anne-Lise
109 +7 +11 +11.2%
61.
  
Jorun
110 +8 +7 +6.8%
61.
  
Sonja
110 +1 -9 -7.6%
61.
  
Torild
110 +3 -5 -4.3%
60.
  
Solfrid
113 +6 +6 +5.6%
59.
  
Rita
118 -3 -7 -5.6%
58.
  
Torhild
122 -10 -28 -18.7%
57.
  
Mona
126 +19 +34 +37.0%
56.
  
Torunn
131 -2 +4 +3.1%
55.
  
Synnøve
132 -2 -2 -1.5%
54.
  
Rigmor
133 -4 -16 -10.7%
53.
  
Tone
135 -2 -5 -3.6%
52.
  
Toril
140 -9 -40 -22.2%
51.
  
Anna
141 -6 -26 -15.6%
50.
  
Mette
146 +5 +20 +15.9%
49.
  
Ann
147 +3 +8 +5.8%
48.
  
Kirsti
151 -4 -22 -12.7%
46.
  
Gro
156 +10 +31 +24.8%
46.
  
Lillian
156 0 -6 -3.7%
45.
  
Marianne
172 +3 +22 +14.7%
44.
  
Elin
174 -5 -33 -15.9%
43.
  
Ruth
185 +4 +26 +16.4%
42.
  
May
198 -2 +11 +5.9%
41.
  
Lisbeth
201 +1 +20 +11.0%
40.
  
Irene
208 +19 +84 +67.7%
39.
  
Bodil
217 -2 -9 -4.0%
38.
  
Eli
225 -3 -12 -5.1%
37.
  
Gunn
242 +4 +56 +30.1%
36.
  
Laila
249 -2 -21 -7.8%
35.
  
Brit
252 -2 -19 -7.0%
34.
  
Vigdis
255 -6 -42 -14.1%
33.
  
Elisabeth
258 +3 +27 +11.7%
32.
  
Sissel
259 -8 -60 -18.8%
31.
  
Ingrid
260 -2 -33 -11.3%
30.
  
Britt
266 +8 +42 +18.8%
29.
  
Grethe
284 -7 -41 -12.6%
28.
  
Ragnhild
288 +4 +5 +1.8%
26.
  
Grete
294 0 -14 -4.5%
26.
  
Jorunn
294 -2 -25 -7.8%
25.
  
Reidun
302 -5 -49 -14.0%
24.
  
Åse
307 +3 +5 +1.7%
23.
  
Kirsten
312 0 -10 -3.1%
22.
  
Unni
315 -4 -53 -14.4%
21.
  
Ellen
321 +8 +28 +9.6%
20.
  
Else
324 -1 -43 -11.7%
19.
  
Torill
325 +2 -3 -0.9%
18.
  
Turid
351 -1 -31 -8.1%
17.
  
Solveig
361 -4 -48 -11.7%
16.
  
Bente
365 +15 +75 +25.9%
15.
  
Tove
377 -1 -24 -6.0%
14.
  
Astrid
381 +1 -19 -4.8%
13.
  
Gerd
397 -1 -26 -6.1%
12.
  
Wenche
417 +4 +18 +4.5%
11.
  
Karin
421 -1 -28 -6.2%
10.
  
Aud
435 +1 +3 +0.7%
9.
  
Bjørg
511 -2 -53 -9.4%
8.
  
Randi
540 0 +20 +3.8%
7.
  
Eva
556 +2 +47 +9.2%
6.
  
Berit
615 0 -24 -3.8%
5.
  
Liv
675 -1 -97 -12.6%
4.
  
Kari
755 +1 +35 +4.9%
3.
  
Marit
775 0 -46 -5.6%
2.
  
Inger
1,000 0 -20 -2.0%
1.
  
Anne
1,536 0 -46 -2.9%
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