Old maiden names

The good old Danish girls' names have gradually become popular again. Names like Alma, Agnes and Laura are classic names that many understandably fall for.

The names mainly date from before the war and were therefore used about 1 generation ago. It is said that we never choose the names that were popular in our parents' time, but rather grandparents. And this trend fits very well with that. They were also commonly used in the 20s, 30s and 40s.

Many of the old Nordic names have also become popular. You may also be considering American names.

Names from our parents' time such as Jane, Hanne, Lene etc., are not so popular for the little ones at the moment but it is not inconceivable that they will appear when our children have children.

But enough about that!

Now let's get to the list of fine old Danish girls' names:

  • Agnete
  • Agnes
  • Alma
  • Almine
  • Alvida
  • Anna
  • Anne
  • Anny
  • Augusta
  • Asta
  • Astrid
  • Bodil
  • Caroline-Mathilde
  • Clara
  • Dagmar
  • Doris
  • Dorthea
  • Ebba
  • Edith
  • Ella
  • Ellen
  • Else
  • Elinor
  • Elisabeth
  • Emma
  • Emmy
  • Ester
  • Eva
  • Frederikke
  • Frida
  • Gerda
  • Grethe
  • Gry
  • Herla
  • Ida
  • Inge
  • Ingeborg
  • Inger
  • Johanne
  • Josefine
  • Kaja
  • Kamma
  • Karla
  • Karen
  • Katrine
  • Leonora
  • Lily
  • Liva
  • Lise
  • Marie
  • Mathilde
  • Mona
  • Myrna
  • Rigmor
  • Pink
  • Sonja
  • Sign
  • Sigrid
  • Thea
  • Olga
  • Oline
  • Paula
  • Pauline
  • Petra
  • Ulrikke
  • Vera
  • Vibe
  • Vita

Why choose an old maiden name?

There may be many reasons for you to consider the old Danish girls' names. Maybe you want your baby to be named after a grandparent or other older person who had a special meaning to you. Or maybe you just think the old names are super pretty.

Read also:   Strange names

Which old boys' names are popular?

See the list of old boys' names here. There are just as many old boys' names that have become popular as old girls' names. If you need inspiration for your name choice, we recommend you take a look around this site. For example, click on popular names and see if there's anything you like.

When should my baby be named?

Your baby must be named or baptised before she is 6 months old. So while it may feel like you have to rush, you don't actually have to stress at all. There are really few people who haven't found a name by 6 months, so just take your time looking for one.