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