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.
Boys · Girls
Boys
Rank Name Times +/-
70.
Jarle
125 +22
51.
Roger
165 +18
82.
Bernt
103 +16
58.
Stig
150 +14
59.
Anders
146 +12
77.
David
109 +12
86.
Arnt
94 +12
72.
Johnny
122 +11
52.
Erling
161 +10
57.
Roy
153 +10
59.
Øivind
146 +10
91.
Ulf
88 new
49.
Oddvar
176 +9
40.
Frank
228 +8
29.
Rune
296 +6
89.
Willy
92 +6
95.
Henning
81 new
12.
Geir
491 +5
23.
Erik
364 +5
36.
Morten
249 +5
70.
Petter
125 +5
42.
Vidar
198 +4
45.
Reidar
189 +4
84.
Eivind
96 +4
88.
Atle
93 +4
19.
Steinar
395 +3
20.
Trond
391 +3
24.
Arild
350 +3
62.
Ragnar
143 +3
63.
Paul
139 +3
76.
Kai
111 +3
89.
Frode
92 +3
17.
Rolf
416 +2
28.
Tom
318 +2
44.
Roar
194 +2
55.
Jens
156 +2
65.
Jostein
136 +2
99.
Bent
70 new
2.
Per
1,063 +1
6.
Terje
690 +1
10.
Tor
532 +1
14.
Gunnar
471 +1
37.
Magne
248 +1
38.
Øyvind
237 +1
1.
Jan
1,413 0
4.
Kjell
902 0
5.
Svein
825 0
8.
Knut
644 0
9.
Odd
573 0
16.
Tore
425 0
24.
Harald
350 0
33.
Kåre
254 0
34.
Dag
253 0
43.
Karl
196 0
96.
Håkon
77 0
98.
Birger
76 0
3.
Bjørn
1,007 -1
7.
Arne
681 -1
11.
Hans
507 -1
13.
Ole
486 -1
15.
John
454 -1
21.
Lars
390 -1
32.
Jon
275 -1
45.
Finn
189 -1
52.
Ove
161 -1
54.
Sverre
157 -1
78.
Roald
107 -1
84.
Pål
96 -1
27.
Nils
321 -2
31.
Einar
278 -2
34.
Egil
253 -2
83.
Peter
101 -2
39.
Ivar
230 -3
47.
Øystein
183 -3
78.
Jørn
107 -3
80.
Sven
105 -3
41.
Alf
213 -4
86.
Trygve
94 -4
18.
Helge
399 -5
22.
Stein
368 -5
26.
Leif
327 -5
30.
Olav
280 -5
47.
Thor
183 -5
55.
Torbjørn
156 -5
67.
Bjarne
134 -6
59.
Asbjørn
146 -7
80.
Robert
105 -7
68.
Arve
128 -8
49.
Arvid
176 -9
72.
Kurt
122 -9
92.
Sigmund
86 -9
99.
Harry
70 -9
93.
Martin
83 -10
64.
Åge
138 -11
66.
Inge
135 -11
74.
Johan
114 -11
69.
Ola
127 -14
94.
Magnar
82 -14
75.
Arnfinn
113 -17
96.
Dagfinn
77 -22
Girls
Rank Name Times +/-
48.
Kristin
177 +17
55.
Ingunn
163 +15
67.
Kjersti
108 +12
73.
Anita
99 +12
89.
Heidi
66 new
28.
Elin
291 +11
90.
Vera
64 new
37.
Tone
249 +9
70.
Marie
101 +9
18.
Grete
334 +8
23.
Gunn
317 +8
42.
Marianne
222 +8
74.
Sølvi
98 +8
75.
Helga
97 +8
77.
Maria
95 +8
82.
Sigrun
82 +8
69.
Lise
102 +7
90.
Ellinor
64 +7
50.
Torunn
165 +6
61.
Mona
124 +6
6.
Bente
584 +5
25.
Solveig
311 +5
27.
Ingrid
299 +5
90.
Margaret
64 +5
96.
Aslaug
62 new
36.
Ragnhild
255 +4
38.
May
248 +4
84.
Linda
80 +4
94.
Edel
63 +4
97.
Helen
60 new
16.
Unni
382 +3
22.
Ellen
322 +3
26.
Åse
302 +3
30.
Grethe
288 +3
41.
Ann
227 +3
45.
Lisbeth
211 +3
90.
Oddny
64 +3
21.
Reidun
327 +2
50.
Mette
165 +2
53.
Rita
164 +2
87.
Olaug
71 +2
99.
Siri
59 new
99.
Trine
59 new
12.
Tove
466 +1
13.
Karin
417 +1
18.
Turid
334 +1
59.
Hanne
127 +1
1.
Anne
1,717 0
2.
Inger
941 0
3.
Kari
795 0
4.
Marit
765 0
5.
Liv
755 0
10.
Wenche
509 0
15.
Gerd
384 0
17.
Astrid
364 0
63.
Hilde
120 0
7.
Eva
559 -1
8.
Berit
546 -1
9.
Randi
536 -1
35.
Elisabeth
265 -1
47.
Gro
184 -1
72.
Nina
100 -1
11.
Bjørg
470 -2
14.
Aud
397 -2
29.
Britt
290 -2
43.
Bodil
216 -2
53.
Lillian
164 -2
58.
Synnøve
135 -2
66.
Torhild
115 -2
70.
Sonja
101 -2
75.
Evy
97 -2
48.
Ruth
177 -3
62.
Sidsel
121 -3
78.
Jorun
87 -3
20.
Else
328 -4
39.
Laila
239 -4
40.
Eli
233 -4
56.
Rigmor
149 -4
64.
Karen
117 -4
83.
Signe
81 -5
84.
Gunvor
80 -5
24.
Kirsten
315 -6
34.
Vigdis
273 -6
60.
Anna
125 -6
68.
Torild
105 -6
78.
Mary
87 -6
44.
Brit
214 -7
50.
Toril
165 -7
81.
Anne-Lise
85 -7
31.
Jorunn
286 -8
46.
Irene
203 -8
57.
Kirsti
148 -8
65.
Solfrid
116 -9
94.
Ingebjørg
63 -9
32.
Sissel
285 -10
88.
Aase
69 -12
97.
Gunhild
60 -13
33.
Torill
281 -14
80.
Birgit
86 -14
86.
Sigrid
77 -18