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