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 +/-
88.
Åge
99 -14
48.
Alf
185 +6
48.
Anders
185 +3
96.
Andreas
83 new
25.
Arild
314 +7
18.
Arne
479 -1
97.
Arnt
81 +1
70.
Arve
129 +1
93.
Arvid
88 -28
89.
Asbjørn
98 -15
63.
Atle
137 -6
79.
Bård
107 new
3.
Bjørn
998 0
97.
Bjørnar
81 new
21.
Dag
421 -1
84.
David
103 +11
55.
Egil
159 -10
46.
Einar
190 -5
92.
Eirik
90 new
97.
Eivind
81 -6
22.
Erik
344 0
80.
Erling
105 0
59.
Espen
146 +8
51.
Finn
172 +4
23.
Frank
325 +1
25.
Frode
314 +9
4.
Geir
907 0
39.
Gunnar
238 -4
84.
Håkon
103 -8
14.
Hans
513 +2
33.
Harald
282 -2
90.
Håvard
95 new
32.
Helge
285 -3
78.
Henning
110 +7
73.
Inge
123 -11
53.
Ivar
170 -5
1.
Jan
1,453 0
45.
Jarle
196 +5
62.
Jens
140 -3
77.
Johan
111 +2
15.
John
509 +4
50.
Johnny
174 -3
27.
Jon
313 -1
68.
Jonny
131 +16
44.
Jørn
200 +2
71.
Jostein
126 -3
75.
Kai
119 -5
58.
Kåre
149 -2
57.
Karl
153 +1
93.
Kenneth
88 new
97.
Ketil
81 -3
11.
Kjell
567 -5
56.
Kjetil
158 +5
12.
Knut
564 -3
65.
Kurt
135 -2
9.
Lars
593 +3
34.
Leif
278 -4
54.
Magne
165 -1
80.
Martin
105 +3
80.
Michael
105 +2
13.
Morten
543 -2
24.
Nils
316 +8
17.
Odd
484 +1
60.
Ola
144 +18
43.
Olav
201 -4
10.
Ole
589 0
47.
Ove
187 -4
42.
Øystein
217 +2
35.
Øyvind
270 +2
40.
Pål
219 +2
69.
Paul
130 -3
2.
Per
1,035 0
64.
Peter
136 +7
61.
Petter
142 -2
91.
Reidar
92 -18
40.
Roar
219 +9
66.
Robert
134 -2
36.
Roger
268 +4
31.
Rolf
287 -6
86.
Ronny
101 +7
38.
Roy
256 -2
7.
Rune
617 -2
83.
Ståle
104 +6
28.
Stein
302 -5
30.
Steinar
294 -2
28.
Stig
302 +10
5.
Svein
666 +2
76.
Sven
112 +9
71.
Sverre
126 +10
6.
Terje
631 +2
86.
Thomas
101 +6
51.
Thor
172 +1
16.
Tom
485 -3
67.
Tommy
132 +2
19.
Tor
457 -4
73.
Torbjørn
123 +4
20.
Tore
427 +1
8.
Trond
600 +6
95.
Ulf
85 +4
37.
Vidar
267 -10
Girls
Rank Name Times +/-
95.
Anette
70 new
10.
Anita
519 +1
22.
Ann
370 +1
67.
Anna
137 +3
1.
Anne
1,824 0
100.
Anne-Lise
63 new
42.
Åse
221 -1
89.
Åshild
75 new
33.
Astrid
255 0
52.
Aud
189 -6
82.
Beate
96 +8
2.
Bente
668 0
20.
Berit
376 -1
87.
Birgit
82 -10
95.
Birgitte
70 new
45.
Bjørg
203 -3
62.
Bodil
150 +3
75.
Brit
117 -12
37.
Britt
231 +3
47.
Eli
198 +3
18.
Elin
403 +4
22.
Elisabeth
370 +7
27.
Ellen
291 +1
63.
Else
149 -2
17.
Eva
408 -4
90.
Evy
74 -4
70.
Gerd
128 -11
32.
Grete
257 +6
34.
Grethe
253 +4
35.
Gro
242 -8
70.
Gry
128 +3
26.
Gunn
329 -1
98.
Guri
66 -4
21.
Hanne
373 -4
55.
Hege
186 -12
8.
Heidi
544 +1
81.
Helle
97 +2
3.
Hilde
638 +3
91.
Ingeborg
73 +5
7.
Inger
570 -4
40.
Ingrid
223 -3
61.
Ingunn
154 +5
46.
Irene
199 +7
85.
Jane
89 -11
50.
Janne
193 +4
39.
Jorunn
226 -10
79.
Karen
106 +2
4.
Kari
601 0
35.
Karin
242 -4
64.
Kirsten
144 0
76.
Kirsti
112 +4
53.
Kjersti
187 -1
19.
Kristin
402 -1
47.
Laila
198 0
94.
Lena
72 -1
74.
Lene
121 +4
91.
Lill
73 -2
60.
Lillian
155 +9
28.
Linda
284 +8
78.
Line
107 +8
49.
Lisbeth
197 -15
38.
Lise
227 +11
14.
Liv
450 -4
83.
Mari
93 new
65.
Maria
141 -8
86.
Mariann
85 -1
13.
Marianne
463 0
5.
Marit
596 0
29.
May
275 -3
51.
Merete
192 +21
16.
Mette
410 +8
12.
Mona
485 +3
77.
Monica
109 +4
6.
Nina
585 +1
58.
Ragnhild
160 +2
24.
Randi
348 -4
69.
Reidun
129 -7
30.
Rita
264 +18
80.
Ruth
104 -2
66.
Siri
139 -8
25.
Sissel
344 -4
44.
Siv
211 +7
91.
Solfrid
73 -3
56.
Solveig
184 -13
68.
Sølvi
132 0
99.
Susanne
65 -4
84.
Synnøve
92 -9
11.
Tone
506 +1
73.
Toril
124 -6
97.
Torild
69 new
53.
Torill
187 +2
70.
Torunn
128 +1
9.
Tove
531 -1
30.
Trine
264 +15
59.
Trude
156 +17
41.
Turid
222 -9
43.
Unni
220 -8
88.
Vibeke
80 +11
57.
Vigdis
164 -1
15.
Wenche
416 +1