30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls

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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. You may also enjoy: The Sweetest French Names for Girls

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1. Alva

Origin: English, Swedish, Scandinavian
Meaning: White, elf
A name common to Sweden and Norway, this moniker is a great alternative to Ava.


2. Andrine

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: Brave strong
It’s no doubt a name of strength, but it also sounds heroic and peaceful.


3. Annika

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Grace, favor
This exotic version of “Anne” adds something a little special and is a title that has become quite popular.


4. Astrid 

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Divinely beautiful
What girl wouldn’t want a name that means “divinely beautiful”? Pronounced differently around the world, from AH-strid in Sweden to AH-stree in Norway, A-strit in Germany and AS-TREED in France.


5. Birgit 

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Strength


6. Dahlia

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Dahl’s flower
Dahlia is a floral choice that isn’t overdone or too frilly. Lia is often chosen as a nickname for girls named Dahlia.


7. Eira

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: Merciful
As well as being a traditional Nordic unisex name, Eira also is a Welsh name, meaning “snow.”


8. Elsa

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Pledged to God
Probably the best-known Scandinavian girl name, thanks to the Frozen Disney movie. This name holds a top spot in the hearts of many Scandinavians. If you prefer something a little less popular you could opt for the name Else.


9. Else

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: God is my oath


10. Freya

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Lady
This short but sweet name is rooted in history and belonged to the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. 


11. Inga

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Guarded by Ing
Strong sounding, yes, but we also think some might find it honorable and charming.


12. Jensine

Origin: Danish, Norwegian
Meaning: God is gracious
Here’s a Scandinavian name that is unmatched in how absolutely cool it is.


13. Kaia

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Pure
This name also can go with lots of different last names, as it’s universally disarming and stylish.


14. Karena 

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Pure
 An alternative to the better-known Karen, this is a beautiful Scandinavian girl’s name that has worldwide potential.


15. Kiersten

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Anointed
Kiersten sounds both exotic and timeless.


16. Linnea

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Lime tree
Another popular Scandinavian name, this beaut is derived from the name of Swedish scientist Karl von Linné, the botanist who created the Linnaean system of classifying plants and animals.


17. Liv

Origin: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Meaning: Life
Another one of those names that sound fun-loving, and sweet.


18. Lovisa

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Renowned warrior
An exotic name associated with strong individuals of the past, that sounds warm and inviting.


19. Malin

Origin: Scandinavian, Finnish, and Swedish
Meaning: High tower or woman of Magdela
The name is both simple and exotic and widely used throughout the Nordic region.


20. Mariella

Origin: Danish and Italian
Meaning: Bitter sea
A Scandinavian take on the name Marie, this name is just attractive in both appearance and sound.


21. Mia

Origin: Danish and Italian
Meaning: Bitter sea
Mia can also mean ocean Goddess or Queen. Short, sweet, and to the point, this is definitely a good name for a powerful woman.


22. Nessa

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Headlands or promontory


23. Petrina

Origin: Danish
Meaning: Rock, stone


24. Sondre

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: Unknown
Looking for a cute and quirky name for a baby girl? Sondre might be the most perfect candidate.


25. Sunniva

Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: Sun gift
If you’re looking for a pretty name with a mythology meaning, this is the one for you.


26. Svea

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Spear or Swede
If you’re looking for a name with Viking vibes, Svea would be it.


27. Teresia

Origin: Swedish
Meaning: Reaper


28. Trina

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Pure
A simple and beautiful option for any girl.


29. Tyra

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Thunder goddess
This name just sounds beautiful, stylish, and confident.


30. Viveca

Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Alive
A name that’s extremely popular among Scandinavian girls names. Viveca is a strong title and perfect for anyone who wants a vibrant-sounding name


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