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