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We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Alva

Anglicized form of Irish name Ailbhe from Old Irish albho ‘white’.

Anneli

Anneli Meaning and Origin Anneli is a girl's name meaning of Scandinavian origin, meaning "grace." Posts with the name Anneli: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Arvid

Arvid Meaning and Origin Arvid is a boy's name meaning "eagle wood" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse arn ‘eagle’ and viðr ‘wood, tree’. Posts with the name Arvid: Boy Names with Norse Roots for Your Modern Viking

Asta

From Old Norse ást ‘love’. Also a short form of Astrid.

Astrid

Astrid (AST-RID) is a Scandinavian girl’s name meaning: “beautiful”.

Axel

The boy’s name Axel is a German and Scandinavian name meaning: “father of peace”.

Birgit

Birgit Meaning and Origin The name Birgit is a girl's name meaning "strength" and is of Scandinavian origin. Scandinavian variation of Brighid. Posts with the name Birgit: 30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls 30 Classic Names for Girls That Never Go Out...

Bodil

Bodil Meaning and Origin Bodil is a unisex name of Scandinavian origin, meaning: “remedy battle.” From Old Norse bót ‘remedy, compensation’ and hildr ‘battle’. Posts with the name Bodil: Top European Baby Names that Haven’t Yet Hit Stateside

Britta

Britta Meaning and Origin Britta is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin, meaning "strength or exalted one." A variation of Birgit or Britt. Posts with the name Britta: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Crosby

Crosby Meaning and Origin The name Crosby is a boy's name meaning "at the cross" and is of Scandinavian origin. Current Popularity: #801. Posts with the name Crosby: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for 50 Cute Baby Boy Names We Cannot Get...

Dagny

Dagny Meaning and Origin The name Dagny is a unisex name meaning "new day" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse name dag ‘day’ and ný ‘new’.

Disa

Disa Meaning and Origin The name Disa is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin. Old Norse short form of various personal names containing the final element dí s ‘goddess’.

Einar

Einar Meaning and Origin Einar is a boy's name meaning "one warrior" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse name einn ‘one, alone’ and herr ‘army, warrior’. Posts with the name Einar: Boy Names with Norse Roots for Your Modern Viking

Elsa

Elsa is a Swedish name meaning: “pledged to god”.

Erland

Erland Meaning and Origin Erland is a boy's name meaning "foreigner, stranger" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse örlendr. Posts with the name Erland: Boy Names with Norse Roots for Your Modern Viking

Fenris

Fenris Meaning and Origin The name Fenris is a boy's name meaning "giant mythical wolf" and is of Scandinavian origin. A wonderful option for any parent looking for a beautifully sounding name that has a mythical history. Posts with the name Fenris: Rare Magical and...

Frey

Frey Meaning and Origin Frey is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin, meaning "lord, exalted one."  Posts with the name Frey: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Freya

Freya is a Old Norse name meaning: “the lady”.

Gunner

Gunner Meaning and Origin The name Gunner is a boy's name meaning "warrior" and is of Scandinavian origin. Current Popularity: #308. Posts with the name Gunner: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Gustav

Gustav Meaning and Origin Gustav is a boy's name meaning "Goth staff" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse Gautr ‘Goth’ and stafr ‘staff’, borne by several kings of Sweden. Posts with the name Gustav: Boy Names with Norse Roots for Your Modern Viking 30 Cool...

Hedda

Hedda Meaning and Origin Hedda is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin, meaning "war." Diminutive of Hedvig. Posts with the name Hedda: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Hemming

Hemming Meaning and Origin The name Hemming is a boy's name meaning "shape changer" and is of Scandinavian origin. Derived from Old Norse hamr ‘shape’ or ‘shape changer’. Posts with the name Hemming: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys Boy Names with Norse...

Hendrik

Hendrik Meaning and Origin Hendrik is a boy’s name of Dutch and Scandinavian origin, meaning: “estate ruler.” Posts with the name Hendrik: Unique Middle Name Combinations for the Top 20 Most Popular Names

Hillevi

Hillevi Meaning and Origin Hillevi is a girl’s name meaning “safe war” and is of Scandinavian origin. Mainly Danish, from German Heilwig ‘safe war’. Posts with the name Hillevi: Top European Baby Names that Haven’t Yet Hit Stateside

Holger

Holger Meaning and Origin Holger is a boy's name meaning "spear island" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse hólmr ‘island’ and geirr ‘spear’. Posts with the name Holger: Boy Names with Norse Roots for Your Modern Viking

Hulda

Hulda Meaning and Origin The name Hulda is a girl's name meaning "sweet, lovable" and is of Scandinavian origin. The 18th-century derivation of huld.  Posts with the name Hulda: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys

Inga

Inga Meaning and Origin The name Inga is a girl's name meaning "guarded by Ing" and is of Scandinavian origin. Posts with the name Inga: 30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls

Ingemar

Ingemar Meaning and Origin Ingemar is a boy's name meaning "Ing famous" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse god Ing and mærr ‘famous’. Posts with the name Ingemar: Boy Names with Norse Roots for Your Modern Viking

Inger

Inger Meaning and Origin Inger is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin, meaning "guarded by Ing."  Posts with the name Inger: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Ivor

Ivor Meaning and Origin The name Ivor is a boy's name meaning "bow army" and is of Scandinavian origin. From an Old Norse name, Yherr derived from ýr ‘yew, bow’ and herr  ‘army’.  Posts with the name Ivor: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys Boy Names with...

Jensen

Jensen Meaning and Origin The name Jensen is a boy's name meaning "son of Jens" and is of Scandinavian origin. Current Popularity: #302. Posts with the name Jensen: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Juni

Juni Meaning and Origin Juni is a girl's name of Scandinavian and Finnish origin, meaning "June."  Posts with the name Juni: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Kaia

Kaia Meaning and Origin The name Kaia is a girl's name meaning "pure" and is of Scandinavian origin. Current Popularity: #302. Posts with the name Kaia:  30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls

Karena

Karena Meaning and Origin The name Karena is a girl's name meaning "pure" and is of Scandinavian origin.  Posts with the name Karena:  30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls

Katharina

Katharina is a Slavic, German, and Scandinavian name meaning: “pure”. 

Kaya

Kaya Meaning and Origin The name Kaya is a girl's name meaning "pure, my older sister" and is of Scandinavian, Native American origin. Posts with the name Kaya:  40 Breathtaking Boho Chic Earthy Names for Girls 60 Short Unique Girl Names 100 Pretty Unique Names for...

Kiersten

Kiersten Meaning and Origin The name Kiersten is a girl's name meaning "anointed" and is of Scandinavian origin. Posts with the name Kiersten: 30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls

Klemens

Klemens Meaning and Origin The name Klemens is a boy's name meaning "merciful" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Late Latin Clemens ‘merciful’. Posts with the name Klemens: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Konstantin

Konstantin Meaning and Origin The name Konstantin is a boy's name meaning "steadfast" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Late Latin Constantinus.

Lars

Lars Meaning and Origin Lars is a boy’s name of Scandinavian origin, meaning: “crowned with laurel.” Scandinavian equivalent to Laurence, popular in Sweden and Denmark. Posts with the name Lars: Top European Baby Names that Haven’t Yet Hit...

Liv

Liv is a Norse name meaning: “life”.

Lotta

Lotta Meaning and Origin Lotta is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin, meaning "free man." Scandinavian short form of Charlotta. Posts with the name Lotta: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Lovisa

Lovisa Meaning and Origin The name Lovisa is a girl's name meaning "renowned warrior" and is of Scandinavian origin. The Scandinavian equivalent of Louisa, used mainly in Sweden.  Posts with the name Lovisa: 100 Girl Names You Haven’t Heard Of 30 Breathtaking...

Maja

Maja Meaning and Origin Maja is a girl's name of Arabic and Scandinavian origin, meaning "splendid, of the sea or bitter."  Posts with the name Maja: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Malin

Malin Meaning and Origin The name Malin is a girl's name meaning "high tower or woman of Magdela" and is of Scandinavian, Finnish, and Swedish origin. Posts with the name Malin: 30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls 15 Super Unusual Girl Names Worth...

Mia

Mia Meaning and Origin Mia is a girl's name meaning "bitter, mine" and is of Scandinavian, Italian origin. Current Popularity: #8. Posts with the name Mia:  30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls

Morten

Morten Meaning and Origin The name Morten is a boy's name meaning "ancient" and is of Danish and Norwegian origin. A Scandinavian equivalent of Martin. Posts with the name Morten: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Nessa

Nessa Meaning and Origin Nessa is a gorgeous variation on Agnes. Nessa comes from the name of the mother of an ancient Irish king.  The name Nessa is a girl's name meaning "from the headland, promontory" and is of Scottish, Scandinavian origin.  Posts with the name...

Olaf

Olaf Meaning and Origin The name Olaf is a boy's name meaning "ancestor, heir" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse Óláfr derived from anu ‘ancestor’ and leifr ‘heir, descendant’. Posts with the name Olaf: Boy Names with Norse Roots for Your Modern...

Orbison

Orbison Meaning and Origin Orbison is a boy's name meaning "farmstead or village of a man called Orri" and is of Scandinavian origin. Posts with the name Orbison: Rockabilly Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Ragnar

Ragnar Meaning and Origin The name Ragnar is a boy's name meaning "warrior" and is of Scandinavian origin. From an Old Norse name related to Rayner. Posts with the name Ragnar: Boy Names with Norse Roots for Your Modern Viking

Rasmus

Rasmus Meaning and Origin The name Rasmus is a boy’s name meaning “beloved” and is of Scandinavian origin. Pronounced: RAHS-moos. Scandinavian, Finnish, and Estonian forms of Erasmus derived from Greek erasmios ‘beloved’.  Posts with the name Rasmus:  100 Boy Names...

Roderick

Roderick Meaning and Origin The name Roderick is a boy’s name meaning “famous ruler” and is of Scandinavian origin. Introduced to England by Scandinavian settlers in the Danelaw from Germanic hrōd ‘fame’ and rīc ‘power’. Posts with the name Roderick: 100 Boy Names You...

Runa

Runa Meaning and Origin The name Runa is a girl's name meaning "rune" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse Rúna from rún ‘rune, secret lore’. Posts with the name Runa: 100 Girl Names You Haven’t Heard Of 60 Short Unique Girl Names

Rune

Rune Meaning and Origin The name Rune is a unisex name meaning "secret lore" and is of Scandinavian origin. From Old Norse Rúni, from rún ‘rune, secret lore’.  Posts with the name Rune: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a Fairytale Boy Names with...

Sander

Sander Meaning and Origin The name Sander is a boy's name meaning "defender of men" and is of Scandinavian origin. Short form of Alexander. Posts with the name Sander: Top European Baby Names that Haven’t Yet Hit Stateside

Sanna

Sanna (san-nah, sun-nah) is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin meaning: “lily flower”.

Signe

Signe Meaning and Origin Signe is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin, meaning "new victory." Posts with the name Signe: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Signy

The girl’s name Signy is a Scandinavian name meaning: “new victory”.

Sigrid

Sigrid (sig-rid, zee-grit) is a girl’s name of Scandinavian origin meaning: “victory”.

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