Nordic baby names 2021 | Nordic boys' and girls' names

In recent years, more and more children have been given the old Nordic names. Saga and Vilja, for example, have become more popular for girls, while boys are more often called Frej and Anker. If you need inspiration for what to name your baby and love the beautiful Nordic names, here's a list of the most popular Nordic baby names in 2021.

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Nordic boy names

  • Agnar
  • Alf
  • Anchor
  • Arild
  • Arve
  • Arvid
  • Asger
  • Ask
  • Asmund
  • Balder
  • Birk
  • Bjarke
  • Bjarne
  • Bjørn
  • Oak
  • Erik
  • Esben
  • Eske
  • Eskild
  • Find
  • Frej
  • Folke
  • Halfdan
  • Hjalte
  • Holger
  • Karl
  • Lye
  • Loki
  • Magne
  • Osvald
  • Roar
  • Rolf
  • Rune
  • Sune
  • Days
  • Thorvald
  • Tjalfe
  • Toke
  • Viggo

Nordic girl names

  • Alva
  • Astrid
  • Bjørk
  • Dagmar
  • Idun
  • Erika
  • Freja / Freya
  • Freydis
  • Frida
  • Frigg
  • Gro
  • Gry
  • Ingeborg
  • Ingrid
  • Liv
  • Lærke
  • Nanna
  • Ragnhild
  • Ronja
  • Runa
  • History
  • Sign
  • Siri
  • Sigrid
  • Siv
  • Sif
  • Solveig
  • Toka
  • Thora
  • Will

Are all Nordic names Viking names?

No, there are plenty of names that originate here in the north, but which do not belong to the Viking Age as such. See also the list with old Danish names or viking names.

How do you know if a name is Nordic?

The Nordic region is made up of several countries, including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and other countries in and around Scandinavia. The Nordic names have their origins in these countries. However, when we in Denmark say that we like Nordic names, we are often talking about the old Viking names like the ones we have mentioned on this site. Actually, it is difficult to trace the origin of a name back to the beginning when our Nordic ancestors travelled a lot.

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Do all Nordic names have a meaning?

In fact, almost every name has a meaning behind it, and that includes names from the Nordic countries. Read about Nordic god names and their meanings here. Today, the meaning of the name is mostly just a funny little side thing about the name without any decisive importance for why we chose that particular name. The most important thing when choosing a name is that you like the name.