30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls

From Freya to Axel to Elsa, Scandinavian baby names are having a moment. Often rooted in the Old Norse language and culture, Scandinavian names are traditional and full of style and grace. If the region’s ability to predict design and fashion is any indication, these names will soon be popular. So whether you’re looking to honor your Scandi ancestry or just thinking outside the box, you’re sure to adore these 30 breathtaking Scandinavian names for girls that originate from the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. 

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1. Alva

Origin: English, Swedish, Scandinavian
Meaning: White, elf

 

2. Andrine

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: Brave strong

 

3. Annika

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Grace, favor

 

4. Astrid 

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Divinely beautiful

 

5. Birgit 

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Strength

 

6. Dahlia

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Dahl’s flower

 

7. Eira

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: Merciful

 

8. Elsa

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Pledged to God

 

9. Else

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: God is my oath

 

10. Freya

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Lady

 

11. Inga

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Guarded by Ing

 

12. Jensine

Origin: Danish, Norwegian
Meaning: God is gracious

 

13. Kaia

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Pure

 

14. Karena 

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Pure

 

15. Kiersten

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Anointed

 

16. Linnea

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Lime tree

 

17. Liv

Origin: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Meaning: Life

 

18. Lovisa

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Renowned warrior

 

19. Malin

Origin: Scandinavian, Finnish, and Swedish
Meaning: High tower or woman of Magdela

 

20. Mariella

Origin: Danish and Italian
Meaning: Bitter sea

 

21. Mia

Origin: Danish and Italian
Meaning: Bitter sea

 

22. Nessa

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Headlands or promontory

 

23. Petrina

Origin: Danish
Meaning: Rock, stone

 

24. Sondre

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: Unknown

 

25. Sunniva

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: Sun gift

 

26. Svea

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Spear or Swede

 

27. Teresia

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Reaper

 

28. Trina

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Pure

 

29. Tyra

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Thunder goddess

 

30. Viveca

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Alive

 

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