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.
  
Ståle
77 -14 -15 -16.3%
99.
  
Oddvar
78 -14 -20 -20.4%
98.
  
Martin
82 new new new
97.
  
Øivind
83 new new new
96.
  
Henning
84 -8 -7 -7.7%
95.
  
Bård
85 new new new
93.
  
Bent
86 new new new
93.
  
David
86 -2 0 0.0%
90.
  
Asbjørn
88 -25 -43 -32.8%
90.
  
Jonny
88 0 -1 -1.1%
90.
  
Trygve
88 +2 +3 +3.5%
88.
  
Ketil
89 +5 +5 +6.0%
88.
  
Thomas
89 +9 +11 +14.1%
87.
  
Roald
91 +11 +14 +18.2%
86.
  
Arnt
93 +12 +16 +20.8%
85.
  
Eivind
95 -2 -7 -6.9%
84.
  
Runar
98 new new new
82.
  
Johan
99 -4 -12 -10.8%
82.
  
Ulf
99 +14 +17 +20.7%
80.
  
Arvid
102 -3 -11 -9.7%
80.
  
Håkon
102 -13 -26 -20.3%
79.
  
Michael
108 0 0 0.0%
76.
  
Espen
110 +12 +19 +20.9%
76.
  
Jostein
110 -16 -28 -20.3%
76.
  
Paul
110 -3 -13 -10.6%
74.
  
Sven
115 +12 +23 +25.0%
74.
  
Sverre
115 -2 -11 -8.7%
73.
  
Åge
116 +1 -6 -4.9%
72.
  
Inge
117 -10 -20 -14.6%
71.
  
Erling
118 +8 +10 +9.3%
70.
  
Reidar
119 +1 -8 -6.3%
68.
  
Jens
126 -15 -36 -22.2%
68.
  
Ola
126 -1 -2 -1.6%
67.
  
Torbjørn
127 0 -1 -0.8%
66.
  
Robert
129 +9 +10 +8.4%
65.
  
Tommy
130 -9 -21 -13.9%
64.
  
Kai
132 -1 -1 -0.8%
63.
  
Petter
136 -4 -5 -3.5%
62.
  
Peter
139 +3 +8 +6.1%
61.
  
Arve
140 +20 +34 +32.1%
60.
  
Karl
141 +7 +13 +10.2%
59.
  
Atle
143 -2 -4 -2.7%
58.
  
Kåre
146 -3 -9 -5.8%
57.
  
Finn
150 -6 -31 -17.1%
56.
  
Ivar
159 -10 -37 -18.9%
55.
  
Kjetil
160 +21 +44 +37.9%
54.
  
Johnny
161 +6 +23 +16.7%
53.
  
Jarle
162 +11 +30 +22.7%
51.
  
Egil
168 -9 -39 -18.8%
51.
  
Magne
168 -3 -21 -11.1%
50.
  
Thor
171 +4 +10 +6.2%
49.
  
Kurt
174 +8 +27 +18.4%
47.
  
Alf
179 +3 -4 -2.2%
47.
  
Anders
179 +2 -6 -3.2%
46.
  
Øystein
183 +1 -8 -4.2%
45.
  
Jørn
190 +7 +18 +10.5%
44.
  
Einar
207 -4 -11 -5.0%
43.
  
Pål
209 +1 +6 +3.0%
42.
  
Ove
212 +3 +10 +5.0%
41.
  
Roar
227 +2 +22 +10.7%
40.
  
Olav
230 -4 -13 -5.3%
39.
  
Øyvind
234 0 +1 +0.4%
38.
  
Roy
239 -3 -9 -3.6%
37.
  
Stig
243 +1 +5 +2.1%
36.
  
Steinar
253 -10 -53 -17.3%
35.
  
Roger
254 +2 +15 +6.3%
34.
  
Gunnar
259 -4 -36 -12.2%
33.
  
Vidar
260 -8 -49 -15.9%
32.
  
Frode
275 +9 +59 +27.3%
31.
  
Nils
285 -2 -11 -3.7%
29.
  
Arild
286 -1 -14 -4.7%
29.
  
Harald
286 +5 +24 +9.2%
28.
  
Leif
292 +4 +12 +4.3%
27.
  
Helge
299 -3 -22 -6.9%
26.
  
Frank
307 +1 +2 +0.7%
25.
  
Jon
312 +8 +37 +13.5%
24.
  
Rolf
314 -3 -86 -21.5%
23.
  
Dag
329 +8 +35 +11.9%
22.
  
Erik
332 0 +4 +1.2%
21.
  
Stein
341 +2 +17 +5.2%
20.
  
Tore
384 0 -25 -6.1%
19.
  
Hans
431 0 -9 -2.0%
18.
  
John
455 -1 -16 -3.4%
17.
  
Odd
475 +1 +10 +2.2%
16.
  
Trond
505 -1 +1 +0.2%
15.
  
Arne
514 +1 +12 +2.4%
14.
  
Tor
524 0 +16 +3.1%
13.
  
Tom
553 0 +36 +7.0%
12.
  
Lars
576 0 +29 +5.3%
11.
  
Morten
581 -1 -26 -4.3%
10.
  
Ole
582 +1 +17 +3.0%
9.
  
Rune
599 -1 -41 -6.4%
8.
  
Knut
617 +1 -9 -1.4%
7.
  
Svein
628 -1 -22 -3.4%
6.
  
Terje
661 0 +11 +1.7%
5.
  
Kjell
672 0 -48 -6.7%
4.
  
Geir
906 0 +30 +3.4%
3.
  
Bjørn
983 0 -31 -3.1%
2.
  
Per
995 0 -146 -12.8%
1.
  
Jan
1,457 0 -34 -2.3%
Girls
Change
Rank Name Times Rank Num. Pct.
100.
  
Guri
62 new new new
98.
  
Ingeborg
63 -17 -20 -24.1%
98.
  
Lena
63 new new new
97.
  
Beate
64 new new new
95.
  
Sonja
65 -15 -21 -24.4%
95.
  
Torild
65 -4 -7 -9.7%
94.
  
Jorun
67 -10 -11 -14.1%
93.
  
Mariann
68 -4 -5 -6.8%
90.
  
Lene
69 +7 +10 +16.9%
90.
  
Lill
69 +7 +10 +16.9%
90.
  
Rigmor
69 -2 -5 -6.8%
88.
  
Monica
71 +9 +12 +20.3%
88.
  
Vibeke
71 -1 -4 -5.3%
86.
  
Mari
74 -2 -4 -5.1%
86.
  
Marie
74 -5 -9 -10.8%
85.
  
Signe
75 -2 -5 -6.3%
84.
  
Torhild
76 +2 0 0.0%
81.
  
Evy
78 -2 -15 -16.1%
81.
  
Helle
78 new new new
81.
  
Solfrid
78 -4 -21 -21.2%
80.
  
Birgit
97 +12 +26 +36.6%
79.
  
Synnøve
99 -3 -7 -6.6%
78.
  
Trude
101 +15 +33 +48.5%
77.
  
Ruth
105 -10 -28 -21.1%
75.
  
Karen
106 0 -2 -1.9%
75.
  
Merete
106 +3 +8 +8.2%
74.
  
Gry
109 +15 +36 +49.3%
73.
  
Kirsti
110 0 -4 -3.5%
72.
  
Torunn
115 -2 -13 -10.2%
71.
  
Jane
120 +3 +9 +8.1%
70.
  
Anna
130 -2 -1 -0.8%
67.
  
Bodil
134 -14 -44 -24.7%
67.
  
Brit
134 -11 -31 -18.8%
67.
  
Ingunn
134 -5 -2 -1.5%
66.
  
Toril
138 -5 -3 -2.1%
65.
  
Siri
142 -5 -12 -7.8%
64.
  
Lillian
143 +1 +8 +5.9%
63.
  
Sølvi
144 -1 +8 +5.9%
62.
  
Else
154 -5 -10 -6.1%
61.
  
Kjersti
158 -2 +1 +0.6%
58.
  
Janne
162 +13 +39 +31.7%
58.
  
Maria
162 +13 +39 +31.7%
58.
  
Siv
162 +8 +28 +20.9%
57.
  
Reidun
166 +1 +3 +1.8%
55.
  
Kirsten
169 -3 -15 -8.2%
55.
  
Trine
169 +7 +33 +24.3%
54.
  
Hege
173 +15 +43 +33.1%
53.
  
Ragnhild
174 +2 0 0.0%
52.
  
Lise
182 -2 -17 -8.5%
51.
  
Irene
188 -4 -23 -10.9%
50.
  
Solveig
189 -9 -46 -19.6%
49.
  
Gerd
195 0 -12 -5.8%
48.
  
Laila
196 -3 -28 -12.5%
47.
  
Vigdis
197 +4 0 0.0%
45.
  
Lisbeth
201 +3 -7 -3.4%
45.
  
Torill
201 -3 -29 -12.6%
44.
  
Rita
207 -1 -21 -9.2%
43.
  
Eli
209 +1 -18 -7.9%
42.
  
Aud
230 -4 -31 -11.9%
40.
  
Åse
236 -4 -27 -10.3%
40.
  
Linda
236 +14 +61 +34.9%
39.
  
Britt
238 +7 +25 +11.7%
38.
  
Turid
244 -4 -32 -11.6%
37.
  
Bjørg
249 -13 -69 -21.7%
35.
  
Grethe
253 -5 -41 -13.9%
35.
  
Ingrid
253 +5 +16 +6.8%
34.
  
Grete
260 -7 -43 -14.2%
33.
  
Jorunn
261 +6 +12 +4.8%
32.
  
Astrid
271 +3 +6 +2.3%
31.
  
Karin
274 +6 +12 +4.6%
30.
  
Gro
280 +1 -1 -0.4%
29.
  
Hanne
288 +4 +10 +3.6%
28.
  
Unni
289 -6 -58 -16.7%
27.
  
Mette
301 +4 +20 +7.1%
26.
  
May
305 -1 -12 -3.8%
25.
  
Elisabeth
307 -2 -14 -4.4%
24.
  
Ellen
318 +3 +15 +5.0%
22.
  
Elin
343 +4 +30 +9.6%
22.
  
Gunn
343 -1 -8 -2.3%
21.
  
Kristin
347 -3 -21 -5.7%
20.
  
Randi
364 -3 -24 -6.2%
19.
  
Ann
377 +8 +74 +24.4%
18.
  
Mona
383 +2 +28 +7.9%
17.
  
Sissel
394 -1 -13 -3.2%
15.
  
Berit
415 -2 -17 -3.9%
15.
  
Heidi
415 -4 -44 -9.6%
14.
  
Marianne
427 -6 -58 -12.0%
13.
  
Wenche
434 -4 -49 -10.1%
12.
  
Anita
451 +3 +29 +6.9%
11.
  
Tone
456 +8 +96 +26.7%
10.
  
Eva
478 -3 -36 -7.0%
9.
  
Liv
494 +1 +22 +4.7%
8.
  
Nina
514 +6 +86 +20.1%
6.
  
Hilde
530 +6 +84 +18.8%
6.
  
Tove
530 0 +4 +0.8%
5.
  
Marit
622 0 +35 +6.0%
4.
  
Kari
623 -1 -95 -13.2%
3.
  
Inger
651 +1 -54 -7.7%
2.
  
Bente
752 0 +2 +0.3%
1.
  
Anne
1,870 0 -27 -1.4%
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