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 +/-
36.
Vidar
274 +2
99.
Ulf
93 -9
9.
Trond
641 +1
93.
Torgeir
98 new
19.
Tore
463 0
71.
Torbjørn
133 -6
15.
Tor
525 0
63.
Tommy
150 +8
18.
Tom
473 -2
56.
Thor
178 +4
66.
Thomas
140 +7
7.
Terje
657 +1
93.
Sverre
98 -19
85.
Sven
109 -11
8.
Svein
655 -2
23.
Stig
374 +10
34.
Steinar
288 +6
29.
Stein
314 -3
73.
Ståle
129 +6
5.
Rune
735 0
28.
Roy
316 +3
74.
Ronny
128 +14
31.
Rolf
309 -5
33.
Roger
302 +4
40.
Robert
258 +16
47.
Roar
201 -5
92.
Reidar
99 -3
64.
Petter
145 -8
76.
Peter
126 -10
2.
Per
1,115 0
69.
Paul
136 +13
38.
Pål
271 -4
32.
Øyvind
308 +2
45.
Øystein
217 0
49.
Ove
199 -2
11.
Ole
613 +1
44.
Olav
234 -1
72.
Ola
132 +2
20.
Odd
403 0
37.
Nils
273 -11
14.
Morten
544 -1
70.
Michael
135 +2
80.
Martin
120 new
50.
Magne
198 -1
39.
Leif
259 -7
6.
Lars
681 +1
61.
Kurt
156 -1
10.
Knut
626 -1
46.
Kjetil
208 +4
12.
Kjell
576 -1
96.
Ketil
94 +1
78.
Kenneth
123 +19
57.
Karl
172 +6
84.
Kåre
110 -15
68.
Kai
137 0
67.
Jostein
139 +12
48.
Jørn
200 -2
64.
Jonny
145 -10
22.
Jon
375 0
54.
Johnny
182 -4
13.
John
555 +1
89.
Johan
103 -6
58.
Jens
164 +1
41.
Jarle
254 +6
1.
Jan
1,380 0
51.
Ivar
191 +2
74.
Inge
128 -10
87.
Henning
104 -10
30.
Helge
313 -5
86.
Håvard
106 new
35.
Harald
283 -1
16.
Hans
495 +1
81.
Håkon
115 -12
43.
Gunnar
240 -4
4.
Geir
934 0
25.
Frode
347 -1
24.
Frank
368 +2
62.
Finn
153 -2
55.
Espen
179 +11
91.
Erling
101 -7
21.
Erik
400 0
78.
Eivind
123 +1
51.
Einar
191 -7
59.
Egil
163 -4
87.
David
104 +7
26.
Dag
341 -3
99.
Christian
93 +1
96.
Bjørnar
94 new
3.
Bjørn
1,106 0
95.
Bjarne
97 +1
82.
Bård
111 +5
53.
Atle
186 -1
90.
Asbjørn
102 -5
77.
Arve
125 0
96.
Arnt
94 -10
17.
Arne
490 +1
27.
Arild
318 +3
42.
Anders
246 -1
60.
Alf
159 -2
82.
Åge
111 +15
Girls
Rank Name Times +/-
15.
Wenche
525 +8
64.
Vigdis
140 -1
84.
Vibeke
101 -4
52.
Unni
191 -4
55.
Turid
185 -6
62.
Trude
150 -3
27.
Trine
322 +9
14.
Tove
530 -2
76.
Torunn
116 +5
61.
Torill
151 +1
74.
Toril
120 +8
13.
Tone
535 -3
86.
Synnøve
97 -10
98.
Susanne
74 -9
77.
Sølvi
113 -9
43.
Solveig
221 +10
93.
Solfrid
80 -6
95.
Siw
76 new
36.
Siv
244 +8
22.
Sissel
355 +5
60.
Siri
162 0
86.
Ruth
97 -3
30.
Rita
271 -5
69.
Reidun
127 +6
24.
Randi
347 0
65.
Ragnhild
137 -4
2.
Nina
685 +3
51.
Monica
192 +5
16.
Mona
483 +1
12.
Mette
549 -1
94.
Merethe
78 +2
48.
Merete
204 +3
38.
May
242 -3
9.
Marit
576 -2
100.
Marie
73 new
7.
Marianne
584 +6
54.
Maria
190 +3
97.
Mari
75 -9
21.
Liv
377 -2
33.
Lise
250 +5
44.
Lisbeth
215 -5
56.
Line
178 +11
28.
Linda
318 +3
81.
Lillian
105 -2
72.
Lene
125 +1
90.
Lena
90 +2
30.
Laila
271 -4
8.
Kristin
581 +6
34.
Kjersti
249 -4
79.
Kirsti
108 -9
67.
Kirsten
131 -2
32.
Karin
265 +2
11.
Kari
558 -5
75.
Karen
117 +3
47.
Jorunn
209 -7
56.
Janne
178 -3
80.
Jane
106 +4
42.
Irene
225 0
52.
Ingunn
191 +13
41.
Ingrid
226 -8
6.
Inger
597 +3
98.
Ingeborg
74 new
3.
Hilde
684 -1
83.
Helle
102 +3
95.
Helene
76 +3
89.
Helen
92 +5
4.
Heidi
673 -1
35.
Hege
247 +9
25.
Hanne
338 -7
29.
Gunn
309 -1
73.
Gry
124 -3
37.
Gro
243 0
49.
Grethe
201 -6
40.
Grete
227 +1
81.
Gerd
105 -12
17.
Eva
455 -2
66.
Else
134 -2
26.
Ellen
333 +3
19.
Elisabeth
399 +1
20.
Elin
384 +1
50.
Eli
193 -3
91.
Cathrine
89 -2
46.
Britt
211 -2
78.
Brit
110 -1
69.
Bodil
127 +4
59.
Bjørg
166 -8
92.
Birgitte
81 new
85.
Birgit
99 0
22.
Berit
355 -6
5.
Bente
661 +3
68.
Beate
128 +4
62.
Aud
150 -7
39.
Astrid
238 -7
45.
Åse
212 +4
1.
Anne
1,791 0
58.
Anna
174 0
18.
Ann
437 +3
10.
Anita
571 -6
71.
Anette
126 +20
88.
Aina
96 +5