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 +/-
97.
Åge
86 -9
58.
Alf
153 -10
41.
Anders
213 +7
30.
Arild
295 -5
18.
Arne
458 0
86.
Arnt
98 +11
77.
Arve
113 -7
93.
Arvid
90 0
85.
Asbjørn
100 +4
52.
Atle
180 +11
87.
Bård
96 -8
91.
Bernt
92 new
96.
Bjarne
87 new
3.
Bjørn
1,015 0
100.
Christian
83 new
23.
Dag
345 -2
94.
David
89 -10
55.
Egil
166 0
44.
Einar
201 +2
92.
Eirik
91 0
79.
Eivind
109 +18
21.
Erik
378 +1
84.
Erling
105 -4
66.
Espen
136 -7
60.
Finn
141 -9
26.
Frank
309 -3
24.
Frode
329 +1
4.
Geir
996 0
39.
Gunnar
249 0
69.
Håkon
127 +15
17.
Hans
469 -3
34.
Harald
270 -1
25.
Helge
311 +7
77.
Henning
113 +1
64.
Inge
139 +9
53.
Ivar
171 0
1.
Jan
1,480 0
47.
Jarle
188 -2
59.
Jens
152 +3
83.
Johan
106 -6
14.
John
527 +1
50.
Johnny
181 0
22.
Jon
347 +5
54.
Jonny
167 +14
46.
Jørn
195 -2
79.
Jostein
109 -8
68.
Kai
134 +7
69.
Kåre
127 -11
63.
Karl
140 -6
97.
Kenneth
86 -4
97.
Ketil
86 0
11.
Kjell
571 0
50.
Kjetil
181 +6
9.
Knut
633 +3
60.
Kurt
141 +5
7.
Lars
649 +2
32.
Leif
284 +2
49.
Magne
186 +5
72.
Michael
120 +8
13.
Morten
554 0
26.
Nils
309 -2
20.
Odd
418 -3
74.
Ola
115 -14
43.
Olav
203 0
12.
Ole
566 -2
47.
Ove
188 0
45.
Øystein
199 -3
34.
Øyvind
270 +1
34.
Pål
270 +6
82.
Paul
108 -13
2.
Per
1,030 0
66.
Peter
136 -2
56.
Petter
155 +5
89.
Reidar
94 +2
42.
Roar
212 -2
56.
Robert
155 +10
37.
Roger
265 -1
26.
Rolf
309 +5
88.
Ronny
95 -2
31.
Roy
288 +7
94.
Runar
89 new
5.
Rune
699 +2
79.
Ståle
109 +4
26.
Stein
309 +2
40.
Steinar
238 -10
33.
Stig
274 -5
6.
Svein
666 -1
74.
Sven
115 +2
74.
Sverre
115 -3
8.
Terje
636 -2
73.
Thomas
118 +13
60.
Thor
141 -9
16.
Tom
478 0
71.
Tommy
123 -4
15.
Tor
525 +4
65.
Torbjørn
137 +8
19.
Tore
441 +1
10.
Trond
588 -2
90.
Ulf
93 +5
38.
Vidar
256 -1
Girls
Rank Name Times +/-
93.
Aina
74 new
91.
Anette
76 +4
4.
Anita
633 +6
21.
Ann
391 +1
58.
Anna
154 +9
1.
Anne
1,865 0
49.
Åse
200 -7
32.
Astrid
257 +1
55.
Aud
168 -3
72.
Beate
117 +10
8.
Bente
587 -6
16.
Berit
435 +4
85.
Birgit
88 +2
51.
Bjørg
189 -6
73.
Bodil
114 -11
77.
Brit
105 -2
44.
Britt
212 -7
89.
Cathrine
77 new
47.
Eli
208 0
21.
Elin
391 -3
20.
Elisabeth
393 +2
29.
Ellen
308 -2
64.
Else
144 -1
15.
Eva
441 +2
69.
Gerd
123 +1
41.
Grete
232 -9
43.
Grethe
227 -9
37.
Gro
244 -2
70.
Gry
120 0
28.
Gunn
314 -2
18.
Hanne
406 +3
44.
Hege
212 +11
3.
Heidi
662 +5
94.
Helen
73 new
98.
Helene
69 new
86.
Helle
87 -5
2.
Hilde
680 +1
9.
Inger
579 -2
33.
Ingrid
253 +7
65.
Ingunn
142 -4
42.
Irene
229 +4
84.
Jane
89 +1
53.
Janne
187 -3
40.
Jorunn
233 -1
78.
Karen
102 +1
6.
Kari
596 -2
34.
Karin
250 +1
65.
Kirsten
142 -1
70.
Kirsti
120 +6
30.
Kjersti
271 +23
14.
Kristin
450 +5
26.
Laila
324 +21
92.
Lena
75 +2
73.
Lene
114 +1
98.
Lill
69 -7
79.
Lillian
97 -19
31.
Linda
270 -3
67.
Line
135 +11
39.
Lisbeth
235 +10
38.
Lise
242 0
19.
Liv
395 -5
88.
Mari
84 -5
57.
Maria
163 +8
98.
Mariann
69 -12
13.
Marianne
470 0
7.
Marit
590 -2
35.
May
248 -6
51.
Merete
189 0
96.
Merethe
72 new
11.
Mette
522 +5
17.
Mona
434 -5
56.
Monica
167 +21
97.
Monika
71 new
5.
Nina
620 +1
61.
Ragnhild
149 -3
24.
Randi
352 0
75.
Reidun
113 -6
25.
Rita
340 +5
83.
Ruth
92 -3
60.
Siri
150 +6
27.
Sissel
319 -2
44.
Siv
212 0
87.
Solfrid
86 +4
53.
Solveig
187 +3
68.
Sølvi
129 0
94.
Sonja
73 new
89.
Susanne
77 +10
76.
Synnøve
106 +8
10.
Tone
547 +1
82.
Toril
94 -9
62.
Torill
147 -9
81.
Torunn
95 -11
12.
Tove
486 -3
36.
Trine
246 -6
59.
Trude
153 0
49.
Turid
200 -8
48.
Unni
204 -5
80.
Vibeke
96 +8
63.
Vigdis
145 -6
23.
Wenche
382 -8