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.
Åge
91 -18
58.
Alf
158 +2
42.
Anders
238 0
37.
Arild
269 -10
16.
Arne
498 +1
66.
Arve
134 +11
88.
Asbjørn
105 +2
53.
Atle
179 0
72.
Bård
126 +10
2.
Bjørn
1,125 +1
92.
Bjørnar
100 +4
84.
Christian
107 +15
27.
Dag
329 -1
58.
Egil
158 +1
52.
Einar
186 -1
92.
Eirik
100 new
79.
Eivind
116 -1
21.
Erik
417 0
49.
Espen
196 +6
62.
Finn
154 0
24.
Frank
376 0
95.
Fred
98 new
23.
Frode
377 +2
4.
Geir
993 0
41.
Gunnar
243 +2
82.
Håkon
111 -1
14.
Hans
521 +2
36.
Harald
281 -1
90.
Håvard
104 -4
30.
Helge
309 0
73.
Henning
125 +14
94.
Henrik
99 new
87.
Inge
106 -13
50.
Ivar
192 +1
1.
Jan
1,442 0
46.
Jarle
224 -5
56.
Jens
161 +2
84.
Johan
107 +5
18.
John
481 -5
56.
Johnny
161 -2
25.
Jon
351 -3
64.
Jonny
144 0
43.
Jørn
233 +5
90.
Jostein
104 -23
60.
Kai
157 +8
79.
Kåre
116 +5
61.
Karl
155 -4
76.
Kenneth
118 +2
97.
Ketil
97 -1
9.
Kjell
659 +3
40.
Kjetil
251 +6
8.
Knut
664 +2
66.
Kurt
134 -5
7.
Lars
682 -1
35.
Leif
282 +4
55.
Magne
165 -5
84.
Martin
107 -4
73.
Michael
125 -3
13.
Morten
575 +1
38.
Nils
266 -1
20.
Odd
422 0
88.
Ola
105 -16
48.
Olav
214 -4
12.
Ole
585 -1
51.
Ove
187 -2
46.
Øystein
224 -1
29.
Øyvind
323 +3
39.
Pål
252 -1
77.
Paul
117 -8
3.
Per
1,065 -1
69.
Peter
130 +7
63.
Petter
145 +1
99.
Reidar
92 -7
44.
Roar
230 +3
44.
Robert
230 -4
22.
Roger
392 +11
33.
Rolf
286 -2
69.
Ronny
130 +5
34.
Roy
283 -6
95.
Runar
98 new
6.
Rune
699 -1
65.
Ståle
135 +8
27.
Stein
329 +2
30.
Steinar
309 +4
26.
Stig
350 -3
11.
Svein
604 -3
75.
Sven
121 +10
83.
Sverre
109 +10
5.
Terje
739 +2
68.
Thomas
132 -2
54.
Thor
166 +2
19.
Tom
435 -1
81.
Tommy
115 -18
15.
Tor
511 0
77.
Torbjørn
117 -6
17.
Tore
490 +2
71.
Torgeir
127 +22
10.
Trond
647 -1
98.
Ulf
94 +1
32.
Vidar
304 +4
Girls
Rank Name Times +/-
80.
Aina
107 +8
78.
Anette
109 -7
6.
Anita
658 +4
18.
Ann
439 0
58.
Anna
167 0
1.
Anne
1,850 0
51.
Åse
191 -6
41.
Astrid
228 -2
56.
Aud
171 +6
70.
Beate
132 -2
5.
Bente
683 0
25.
Berit
325 -3
93.
Birgit
83 -8
64.
Bjørg
152 -5
82.
Bodil
105 -13
75.
Brit
113 +3
48.
Britt
203 -2
73.
Cathrine
119 +18
99.
Cecilie
77 new
44.
Eli
221 +6
19.
Elin
397 +1
21.
Elisabeth
372 -2
23.
Ellen
352 +3
66.
Else
139 0
17.
Eva
443 0
83.
Gerd
104 -2
52.
Grete
187 -12
34.
Grethe
263 +15
43.
Gro
223 -6
62.
Gry
155 +11
28.
Gunn
309 +1
20.
Hanne
393 +5
30.
Hege
289 +5
2.
Heidi
751 +2
97.
Helen
78 -8
91.
Helene
90 +4
77.
Helle
111 +6
3.
Hilde
701 0
10.
Inger
564 -4
45.
Ingrid
220 -4
60.
Ingunn
165 -8
33.
Irene
268 +9
84.
Jane
103 -4
47.
Janne
215 +9
54.
Jorunn
175 -7
92.
Karen
87 -17
12.
Kari
524 -1
40.
Karin
232 -8
72.
Kirsten
120 -5
69.
Kirsti
136 +10
42.
Kjersti
226 -8
8.
Kristin
567 0
32.
Laila
273 -2
78.
Lena
109 +12
68.
Lene
138 +4
74.
Lillian
116 +7
24.
Linda
337 +4
53.
Line
185 +3
46.
Lisbeth
219 -2
38.
Lise
242 -5
22.
Liv
354 -1
50.
Maria
194 +4
93.
Mariann
83 new
7.
Marianne
578 0
99.
Marie
77 +1
10.
Marit
564 -1
35.
May
255 +3
37.
Merete
250 +11
97.
Merethe
78 -3
15.
Mette
503 -3
16.
Mona
484 0
36.
Monica
254 +15
93.
Monika
83 new
4.
Nina
688 -2
65.
Ragnhild
147 0
29.
Randi
292 -5
71.
Reidun
130 -2
39.
Rita
233 -9
89.
Ruth
94 -3
61.
Siri
164 -1
26.
Sissel
317 -4
31.
Siv
279 +5
85.
Siw
100 +10
55.
Solveig
173 -12
75.
Sølvi
113 +2
96.
Sonja
80 new
87.
Susanne
97 +11
81.
Synnøve
106 +5
13.
Tone
515 0
90.
Toril
93 -16
66.
Torill
139 -5
86.
Torunn
98 -10
9.
Tove
565 +5
27.
Trine
314 0
63.
Trude
154 -1
57.
Turid
170 -2
49.
Unni
199 +3
88.
Vibeke
95 -4
58.
Vigdis
167 +6
14.
Wenche
505 +1