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