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.

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.

English boy names

There are many English boys' names, which are also super popular here at home. In fact, we are seeing more and more children named "Mason", which is originally an English name but can be pronounced in Danish.

If you are considering an English boy's name for your child, you can be happy that your child will have a name that can be pronounced in any language. That's because English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and almost every culture and country can pronounce the name.

English names differ from traditional Nordic and Danish names in several ways. Firstly, there is no æ, ø or å, which are letters in the Danish alphabet. In addition, they are pronounced in English.

Be aware that some English names can be pronounced in both English and Danish, and sound quite different depending on how you say it. For example, the name Tristan sounds completely different when pronounced in Danish rather than English. Which pronunciation you prefer is a matter of taste, but it is recommended to decide on one way of saying it so that it does not become confusing for the little one.

If you don't yet know the sex of the baby in your belly, have a look at English girls' names, American names or old Danish names.

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Questions and answers about names!

Learn more before you choose a name for your little one.

Why choose an English boy's name?

Maybe you have an English side of the family that also needs to be able to pronounce the baby's name. You may also travel a lot and want it to be as easy as possible for everyone around the baby to pronounce his name. Or maybe you've just fallen in love with an English name, and that's the way it should be. There can be many reasons for choosing an English name over a Danish one.

Does an English name need to be approved?

Only if the name is not already approved. Fortunately, many names are approved. It can be a bit of a hassle to apply for a name to be approved, and you could be waiting weeks for a reply that might be a rejection if the name is deemed to be harmful to the child.

Can English names be pronounced in English?

By default, yes, but some names are obviously harder than others. If we take the name Mason, it's super easy to pronounce in both English and Danish. It doesn't really contain any sounds that we don't normally use in the English language. Whereas the name Richard or George can be difficult for some Danes to pronounce correctly. So remember to consider whether you want your child's name to be easy to pronounce, or the pronunciation to be very English. The latter will probably mean that your child will have to say his name a few times when meeting new people. Conversely, the name is going to be really easy to say out in the world, and especially in English-speaking countries.

Strong girl names

If your little girl is a real fighter or just strong and healthy, then she deserves a strong girl's name. On this page we have found beautiful and strong girl's names that all have a meaning and a strength in them. You may already know some of them, but I bet there are also names you haven't heard before.

The list of strong girls' names can be found here

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Names that can be used for both sexes

You've come to the right place if you're looking for names that can be used for both sexes, or gender-neutral names as they're also known. Scroll further down the page and find a list of the finest gender-neutral names.

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Beautiful names with meaning

In general, all names have a meaning, but some names have a more special meaning than others. Stay tuned for lots of inspiration and great names with meaning.

When you have a child, this child should of course have a name that suits him or her perfectly. If you like the idea of a name not just being a name, it's a good idea to look for names with meaning.

On this page we have collected a number of names for both boys and girls, and each has its own special meaning. It's always a good idea to look through the name lists for inspiration. See for example American names, biblical names or old Danish names.

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Names with hyphen

There are many beautiful hyphenated names, also called double names, and that is why many children are given these names. However, this certainly doesn't mean that your child will be called the same as everyone else. The good thing about hyphenated names is that they are very easy to make unique. Take a look here and find great hyphenated boys' and girls' names.

What is unique about a hyphenated name?

In recent years, it has become popular to give children two first names. It's both cute and nice, and it also allows for more variety, not to mention choosing two whole names that you and the other parent like.

When you choose to have the two first names joined by a hyphen, this means that the child will be called both names. For example, if your baby is called Asta Marie, most people will just call her Asta. But if the name is Asta-Marie then it will be seen as one name. When a double name is joined by a hyphen, they work together as one name.

How do you choose the two names?

If you like the hyphen in your child's name, it's a good idea to make sure the two names go well together. It should sound a bit fluent and be easy to say.

As a rule, it is most common to choose double names, where each name has two syllables. For example, Klara-Marie.

However, it has also become both popular and common to choose short names as second names. For example, "My". So it becomes Asta-My.

Among boys' names, however, it is often seen with two short names that together form a double name. Examples are Karl-Emil or Thor-Leif.

Most importantly, though, remember that it should be a name that suits your baby and that you parents like.

Get inspired for the right name

Read through our list below and be inspired to choose a name for your child. You may also be considering a old Danish name or one of the popular names. First, we start with ideas for names that work well in doubles:


  • My
  • Gry
  • Marie
  • Rose
  • Sofie
  • May


  • Emil
  • Nohr
  • Carl / Karl

Try to take the name you like and put one of these names behind it. Below we have some ready-made suggestions for you.

Boy names with hyphen

  • Noah-Emil
  • Theo-Emil
  • Karl-Emil
  • Clara-Sofie
  • Christian-Theodor

Girl names with hyphen

  • Ditte-Marie
  • Ida-Marie
  • Ella-Rose
  • Rosa-Maria
  • Anne-Maj

Old double names

This kind of name has been popular for many years, which is why many of the old double names are still popular today, just as the old Danish names in general are hugely popular today. The old double names have their own charm.

The old double names like Karl-Emil or Karl-Johan are still often used, while others like Poul-Erik or Niels-Christian are not seen so often.

This is the best thing about double names

With a double name, you get twice as many options - and you can combine it however you like. Although there are many classic hyphenated names, it's not necessary to choose one of these at all. In fact, you can choose whatever you like.

Another advantage is that the child will have the opportunity to change his or her names later in life. At some point, your child may prefer to use only one of his or her two names, or both. Remember, however, that the double hyphen means that the name is considered to be one name.

Good luck with the name hunt!

English girl names

If you are considering an English girl's name for your baby, please visit this page. English baby names can be pronounced in almost any language, and your daughter will have a name that probably not many others have. Find inspiration for English girls' names on this page.

Of course, your baby should have a name that suits her exactly. That's why it makes sense to research names while you're still pregnant. It's a good idea to make a list of names that you like. Then you and your partner can go through the names together, and maybe get closer to a name for your baby. It might also be a good way to find out what your golden child shouldn't be called.

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Old Danish names

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If you're looking for rare baby names, this is the place. We've put together a list of boys' and girls' names to inspire you. See them further down the page.

Over the last 10 years or so, we've started to crave more and more the unique baby names, those who are rarely heard and thus avoid having four with the same name in one class. We ourselves may remember being in a nursery, class or similar where there were several of the same name, so they had to be called by their surname or a middle name. To avoid this, you can find the rarer names and therefore significantly reduce the risk of your own child having the same experience. 

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