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
Change
Rank Name Times Rank Num. Pct.
82.
Åge
111 +15 +25 +29.1%
60.
Alf
159 -2 +6 +3.9%
42.
Anders
246 -1 +33 +15.5%
27.
Arild
318 +3 +23 +7.8%
17.
Arne
490 +1 +32 +7.0%
96.
Arnt
94 -10 -4 -4.1%
77.
Arve
125 0 +12 +10.6%
90.
Asbjørn
102 -5 +2 +2.0%
53.
Atle
186 -1 +6 +3.3%
82.
Bård
111 +5 +15 +15.6%
95.
Bjarne
97 +1 +10 +11.5%
3.
Bjørn
1,106 0 +91 +9.0%
96.
Bjørnar
94 new new new
99.
Christian
93 +1 +10 +12.0%
26.
Dag
341 -3 -4 -1.2%
87.
David
104 +7 +15 +16.9%
59.
Egil
163 -4 -3 -1.8%
51.
Einar
191 -7 -10 -5.0%
78.
Eivind
123 +1 +14 +12.8%
21.
Erik
400 0 +22 +5.8%
91.
Erling
101 -7 -4 -3.8%
55.
Espen
179 +11 +43 +31.6%
62.
Finn
153 -2 +12 +8.5%
24.
Frank
368 +2 +59 +19.1%
25.
Frode
347 -1 +18 +5.5%
4.
Geir
934 0 -62 -6.2%
43.
Gunnar
240 -4 -9 -3.6%
81.
Håkon
115 -12 -12 -9.4%
16.
Hans
495 +1 +26 +5.5%
35.
Harald
283 -1 +13 +4.8%
86.
Håvard
106 new new new
30.
Helge
313 -5 +2 +0.6%
87.
Henning
104 -10 -9 -8.0%
74.
Inge
128 -10 -11 -7.9%
51.
Ivar
191 +2 +20 +11.7%
1.
Jan
1,380 0 -100 -6.8%
41.
Jarle
254 +6 +66 +35.1%
58.
Jens
164 +1 +12 +7.9%
89.
Johan
103 -6 -3 -2.8%
13.
John
555 +1 +28 +5.3%
54.
Johnny
182 -4 +1 +0.6%
22.
Jon
375 0 +28 +8.1%
64.
Jonny
145 -10 -22 -13.2%
48.
Jørn
200 -2 +5 +2.6%
67.
Jostein
139 +12 +30 +27.5%
68.
Kai
137 0 +3 +2.2%
84.
Kåre
110 -15 -17 -13.4%
57.
Karl
172 +6 +32 +22.9%
78.
Kenneth
123 +19 +37 +43.0%
96.
Ketil
94 +1 +8 +9.3%
12.
Kjell
576 -1 +5 +0.9%
46.
Kjetil
208 +4 +27 +14.9%
10.
Knut
626 -1 -7 -1.1%
61.
Kurt
156 -1 +15 +10.6%
6.
Lars
681 +1 +32 +4.9%
39.
Leif
259 -7 -25 -8.8%
50.
Magne
198 -1 +12 +6.5%
80.
Martin
120 new new new
70.
Michael
135 +2 +15 +12.5%
14.
Morten
544 -1 -10 -1.8%
37.
Nils
273 -11 -36 -11.7%
20.
Odd
403 0 -15 -3.6%
72.
Ola
132 +2 +17 +14.8%
44.
Olav
234 -1 +31 +15.3%
11.
Ole
613 +1 +47 +8.3%
49.
Ove
199 -2 +11 +5.9%
45.
Øystein
217 0 +18 +9.0%
32.
Øyvind
308 +2 +38 +14.1%
38.
Pål
271 -4 +1 +0.4%
69.
Paul
136 +13 +28 +25.9%
2.
Per
1,115 0 +85 +8.3%
76.
Peter
126 -10 -10 -7.4%
64.
Petter
145 -8 -10 -6.5%
92.
Reidar
99 -3 +5 +5.3%
47.
Roar
201 -5 -11 -5.2%
40.
Robert
258 +16 +103 +66.5%
33.
Roger
302 +4 +37 +14.0%
31.
Rolf
309 -5 0 0.0%
74.
Ronny
128 +14 +33 +34.7%
28.
Roy
316 +3 +28 +9.7%
5.
Rune
735 0 +36 +5.2%
73.
Ståle
129 +6 +20 +18.3%
29.
Stein
314 -3 +5 +1.6%
34.
Steinar
288 +6 +50 +21.0%
23.
Stig
374 +10 +100 +36.5%
8.
Svein
655 -2 -11 -1.7%
85.
Sven
109 -11 -6 -5.2%
93.
Sverre
98 -19 -17 -14.8%
7.
Terje
657 +1 +21 +3.3%
66.
Thomas
140 +7 +22 +18.6%
56.
Thor
178 +4 +37 +26.2%
18.
Tom
473 -2 -5 -1.0%
63.
Tommy
150 +8 +27 +22.0%
15.
Tor
525 0 0 0.0%
71.
Torbjørn
133 -6 -4 -2.9%
19.
Tore
463 0 +22 +5.0%
93.
Torgeir
98 new new new
9.
Trond
641 +1 +53 +9.0%
99.
Ulf
93 -9 0 0.0%
36.
Vidar
274 +2 +18 +7.0%
Girls
Change
Rank Name Times Rank Num. Pct.
88.
Aina
96 +5 +22 +29.7%
71.
Anette
126 +20 +50 +65.8%
10.
Anita
571 -6 -62 -9.8%
18.
Ann
437 +3 +46 +11.8%
58.
Anna
174 0 +20 +13.0%
1.
Anne
1,791 0 -74 -4.0%
45.
Åse
212 +4 +12 +6.0%
39.
Astrid
238 -7 -19 -7.4%
62.
Aud
150 -7 -18 -10.7%
68.
Beate
128 +4 +11 +9.4%
5.
Bente
661 +3 +74 +12.6%
22.
Berit
355 -6 -80 -18.4%
85.
Birgit
99 0 +11 +12.5%
92.
Birgitte
81 new new new
59.
Bjørg
166 -8 -23 -12.2%
69.
Bodil
127 +4 +13 +11.4%
78.
Brit
110 -1 +5 +4.8%
46.
Britt
211 -2 -1 -0.5%
91.
Cathrine
89 -2 +12 +15.6%
50.
Eli
193 -3 -15 -7.2%
20.
Elin
384 +1 -7 -1.8%
19.
Elisabeth
399 +1 +6 +1.5%
26.
Ellen
333 +3 +25 +8.1%
66.
Else
134 -2 -10 -6.9%
17.
Eva
455 -2 +14 +3.2%
81.
Gerd
105 -12 -18 -14.6%
40.
Grete
227 +1 -5 -2.2%
49.
Grethe
201 -6 -26 -11.5%
37.
Gro
243 0 -1 -0.4%
73.
Gry
124 -3 +4 +3.3%
29.
Gunn
309 -1 -5 -1.6%
25.
Hanne
338 -7 -68 -16.7%
35.
Hege
247 +9 +35 +16.5%
4.
Heidi
673 -1 +11 +1.7%
89.
Helen
92 +5 +19 +26.0%
95.
Helene
76 +3 +7 +10.1%
83.
Helle
102 +3 +15 +17.2%
3.
Hilde
684 -1 +4 +0.6%
98.
Ingeborg
74 new new new
6.
Inger
597 +3 +18 +3.1%
41.
Ingrid
226 -8 -27 -10.7%
52.
Ingunn
191 +13 +49 +34.5%
42.
Irene
225 0 -4 -1.7%
80.
Jane
106 +4 +17 +19.1%
56.
Janne
178 -3 -9 -4.8%
47.
Jorunn
209 -7 -24 -10.3%
75.
Karen
117 +3 +15 +14.7%
11.
Kari
558 -5 -38 -6.4%
32.
Karin
265 +2 +15 +6.0%
67.
Kirsten
131 -2 -11 -7.7%
79.
Kirsti
108 -9 -12 -10.0%
34.
Kjersti
249 -4 -22 -8.1%
8.
Kristin
581 +6 +131 +29.1%
30.
Laila
271 -4 -53 -16.4%
90.
Lena
90 +2 +15 +20.0%
72.
Lene
125 +1 +11 +9.6%
81.
Lillian
105 -2 +8 +8.2%
28.
Linda
318 +3 +48 +17.8%
56.
Line
178 +11 +43 +31.9%
44.
Lisbeth
215 -5 -20 -8.5%
33.
Lise
250 +5 +8 +3.3%
21.
Liv
377 -2 -18 -4.6%
97.
Mari
75 -9 -9 -10.7%
54.
Maria
190 +3 +27 +16.6%
7.
Marianne
584 +6 +114 +24.3%
100.
Marie
73 new new new
9.
Marit
576 -2 -14 -2.4%
38.
May
242 -3 -6 -2.4%
48.
Merete
204 +3 +15 +7.9%
94.
Merethe
78 +2 +6 +8.3%
12.
Mette
549 -1 +27 +5.2%
16.
Mona
483 +1 +49 +11.3%
51.
Monica
192 +5 +25 +15.0%
2.
Nina
685 +3 +65 +10.5%
65.
Ragnhild
137 -4 -12 -8.1%
24.
Randi
347 0 -5 -1.4%
69.
Reidun
127 +6 +14 +12.4%
30.
Rita
271 -5 -69 -20.3%
86.
Ruth
97 -3 +5 +5.4%
60.
Siri
162 0 +12 +8.0%
22.
Sissel
355 +5 +36 +11.3%
36.
Siv
244 +8 +32 +15.1%
95.
Siw
76 new new new
93.
Solfrid
80 -6 -6 -7.0%
43.
Solveig
221 +10 +34 +18.2%
77.
Sølvi
113 -9 -16 -12.4%
98.
Susanne
74 -9 -3 -3.9%
86.
Synnøve
97 -10 -9 -8.5%
13.
Tone
535 -3 -12 -2.2%
74.
Toril
120 +8 +26 +27.7%
61.
Torill
151 +1 +4 +2.7%
76.
Torunn
116 +5 +21 +22.1%
14.
Tove
530 -2 +44 +9.1%
27.
Trine
322 +9 +76 +30.9%
62.
Trude
150 -3 -3 -2.0%
55.
Turid
185 -6 -15 -7.5%
52.
Unni
191 -4 -13 -6.4%
84.
Vibeke
101 -4 +5 +5.2%
64.
Vigdis
140 -1 -5 -3.4%
15.
Wenche
525 +8 +143 +37.4%