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Cute Baby Names, Pregnancy November 7, 2018

Cute Scandinavian Names To Choose From

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If you like Scandinavian names, you’re in good company. People tend to love it because they are rich in history and culture. It also sounds cool!

Scandinavian baby names come from the Scandinavian countries, which are Sweden, Denmark and Norway. More broadly speaking, however, if you are thinking of the Scandinavian Peninsula, you would also include Finland and Iceland.

For your convenience, this post is sorted in alphabetical order. You will be able to find the most comprehensive list of Scandinavian names, their meanings, and pronunciations, in the following categories:

Happy searching.

Scandinavian Boy Names

Aalto

Aalto means “wave”.

Anders

Anders means “manly or strong”. It is equivalent of the Greek Andreas (“manly”) and the English Andrew.

Arne

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Arne means “ruler” and “strong as an eagle”

Arvid

Arvid means “eagle-tree.”

Asmund

Asmund means “God is protector”.

Axel

Axel means “father of peace”.

Axl

Axl means “father of peace” – similar to Axel, just with a different spelling.

Bartram

Bartram means “glorious raven.”

Bergen

Bergen means “lives on a hill.”

Bernt

Bernt means ““Bear brave or brave like a bear.”

Bjornson

Bjornson means “son of Bjorn”.

Broder

Broder means “brother”.

Canute

Canute means “knot”.

Carlsen

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Carlsen means “Carl’s son”.

Casper

Casper means “treasurer”

Claus

Claus means “People’s victory.”

Daan

Daan means “God is my judge”

Dag

Dag means “daylight” or “day.”

Daved

Daved is a variation of the name David, meaning “beloved.”

Daven

Daven means “Bright Finn.”

Elvis

Elvis means “All Wise”

Emanuel

Emanuel means “God is with us”.

Ericson

Ericson means “son of the eternal ruler”.

Erik

Erik means “eternal ruler”.

Folke

Folke means “people’s guardian”.

Frans

Frans means “free.”

Fransen

Fransen is a variation of the name Franzen, meaning “descendant of”

Frey

The name Frey means “lord, exalted one”.

Gunnar

Gunnar means “bold warrior”.

Gunner

Gunner is a slightly different spelling to “Gannar” – also meaning “bold warrior”.

Göran

Göran is the Swedish form for George. It is not to be confused with the Slavic Göran, which means “highlander.”

Haldan

Haldan means “half Danish”.

Hanson

Hanson means “son of Hans”.

Haral

Haral means “leader of an army”

Harald

Harald means “War chief”

Harold

Harold means “army ruler”.

Havelock

The name Havelock means “sea competition”.

Hjalmar

Hjalmar means “helmet protector”.

Hjördis

Hjördis means “sword goddess.”

Isak

Isak means “He will laugh.”

Jakobe

The name Jakobe means “at the heel”

Janne

Janne means “Yahweh (God) is gracious”

Jensen

Jensen means “has shown favor.”

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Janson

Janson means “Jan’s son”.

Jarel

Jarel means “Strong, open-minded”

Jarell

Jarell means “Strong, open-minded”. Similar to Jarel, just with a different spelling.

Jens

Jens  variation of Johannes or John, meaning “God is gracious” 

Jenson

Jenson means “son of Jens”.

Jeppe

Jeppe is a boy’s name meaning “supplanter”.

Joakim

Joakim means “lifted by Jehovah”

Jockum

Jockum means “Established by God”

Johannes

Johannes means “God is gracious”.

Jokum

Jokum is a variation of Jockum, meaning “Established by God”

Kaspar

Kaspar means “treasurer” and it’s a variation of the name Jasper.

Kennet

Kennet means “born of fire.”

Kennett

Kennett means “born of fire.”. Similar to Kennet, just with a different spelling.

Kent

Kent means “edge”.

Kristoffer

It is a variation of the name Christopher, meaning “bearer of Christ”

Lamont

Lamont means “man of law”.

Lars

Lars means “crowned with laurel”.

Latham

Latham means “the barn”.

Leif

Leif means “heir, descendant”.

Lothar

Lothar means “famous army”.

Ludvig

Ludvig is a Scandinavian form of Ludwig, meaning “famous warrior”

Maurits

It is derived from the Latin “Maurus”, meaning “belonging to the people of the Moors”

Melker

Melker means “King”

Nicolai

Nicolai means “people of victory”.

Niles

Niles means “son of Neil”.

Nilsson

It is a boy’s name of Scandinavian origin meaning “son of Nils”.

Njal

Njal means “Son of Thorgeir”

Njord

Njord means “north”.

Nyle

Nyle means “Champion”

Ola

Ola means “ancestor’s relic”.

Olsen

Olsen means “Olaf’s son”.

Osvald

Osvald means “Divine ruler”

Peder

Peder is a Scandinavian variation of Peter, meaning “rock”

Pelle

Pelle is a Scandinavian pet form of the name Per, Petter and Peter – meaning “stone” or “rock”

Per

Per is a variant of Peter, meaning “stone” or “rock”

Ragnvald

Ragnvald means “Powerful judgment”

Raynor

Raynor means “mighty army”.

Roar

Roar means “Fighter of praise”

Thoren

Thoren is a Scandinavian variation of Thor, meaning “thunder”

Thorian

Thorian is a Scandinavian male name with no particular meaning.

Thurstan

Thurstan means “Thor’s stone”.

Thurston

Thurstan means “Thor’s stone”. Similar to Thurstan, just with a different spelling.

Tyr

Tyr means “Warrior”

Ulf

Ulf means “wolf”.

Ulrik

Ulrik means “mighty, energetic”

Valdemar

Valdemar means “Ruler”

Valentin

Valentin means “strength, health”. 

Valter

Valter is a spelling variant of the name Walter, meaning “ruler of the army”

Verner

Verner is a Scandinavian variant of the name Werner, meaning “Defending warrior”

Viggo

Viggo means “war”.

Waldemar

Waldemar means “Famous ruler”. Pronouned as VAHL-deh-mahr. Similar to Valdemar, just with a different spelling.

Woldemar

Spelling variant of the name Waldemar, meaning “Famous ruler”

Wolter

Wolter means “ruler of the army.”

Woulter

Woulter is a spelling variation of the name Wolter, meaning “ruler of the army”

Wray

Wray means “dweller near the corner”. 

Scandinavian Girl Names

Andrea

The name Andrea means “courageous or womanly.”

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Agata

Agata means “good.”

Agne

Agne is a spelling variation of Agnes, meaning “pure or holy.”

Agneta

Agneta  means “Pure.”

Agnethe

Agnethe means “Chaste.”

Anneli

Anneli means “Graceful.”

Barbro

Barbro means “estate name.”

Berit

Berit means “Intelligent.”

Birgit

Birgit means “strength.”

Birgitta

Birgitta means “The exalted one.”

Bridgette

Bridgette is a spelling variation of Bridget, meaning “power, strength, vigor, virtue”

Britta

Britta means “strength or exalted one”. It has the same meaning with the name Birgitta with just with a different spelling.

Caren

Caren means “Pure.”

Carin

Carin means “Keel; little darling”

Caryn

Caryn means “pure”. It has the same meaning with the name Caren, just with a different spelling.

Cristen

Cristen is a cognate of Christine, meaning “a Christian, a follower of Christ.”

Dahlia

Dahlia means “valley.”

Eline

Eline means “sun ray, shining light.”

Else

Else means “noble.”

Gerda

Gerda means “enclosure, stronghold.”

Grethe

Grethe means “a pearl.”

Gudrun

Gudrun means “battle.”

Hedda

Hedda means “female warrior.”

Hedvig means “Battle; female warrior.”

Helga

Helga means “prosperous, successful.”

Hilde

Hilde means “battle.”

Janica

Janica means “God is gracious.”

Juni

Juni means “June.”

Jytte

Jytte means “woman of Judea.”

Kaia

Kaia means “Pure.” (Kaia, Karin, Karena, Caren, Caryn – these are all variations of the same name.)

Kallan

Kallan means “stream, river.”

Karan

Karan is a variant of the name Karna, meaning “the doer.”

Karena

Karena means “Pure One.”  (Kaia, Karin, Karena, Caren, Caryn – these are all variations of the same name.)

Karin

Karin means “Pure”  (Kaia, Karin, Karena, Caren, Caryn – these are all variations of the same name.)

Karina

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Karina is a variant spelling Carina, meaning “love.”

Kiersten

Kiersten means “a Christian, a follower of Christ”,  (similar to Cristen or Christine.)

Kirsten

Kirsten means “a Christian, a follower of Christ” It has the same meaning of the name Kiersten, with a different spelling.

Kirstie

Kirstie means “Christian”

Kristina

Kristina means “anointed, a Christian”.

Kristine

Kristine means “Christian.”

Kristy

Kristy means “a Christian.”

Maja

Maja means “splendid.”

Malin

Malin means “high tower or woman of Magdela.”

Marte

Marte is a variation of Martha, meaning “lady or mistress.”

Mette

Mette means “pearl.”

Mia

Mia means “mine or bitter.”

Mikaela

Mikaela is a feminine of Michael, meaning “gift from God.”

Mikele

Mikele is a Scandinavian variation of Michaela, meaning “gift from God.”

Monika

Monika means “advisor.”

Nanna

Nanna means “daring.”

Nessa

Nessa means “headlands, promontory.”

Oda

Oda means “Elfin spear.”

Patrika

Patrika means “noblewoman.”

Rakel

Rakel means “Ewe

Rica

The name Rica is the diminutive of Federica or Erica. It is also the feminine form of Eric, meaning “forever strong.”

Rickarda

Rickarda  is a feminine form of Rickard, meaning “powerful ruler.”

Ronja

Ronja means “God’s joyful song.”

Rut

The name Rut means “companion, friend.”

Sanna

Sanna means “lily.”

Signe

Signe means “new victory.”

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Solveig

Solveig means “the strong house or daughter of the sun.”

Sonia

Sonia means “wisdom.”

Steena

The name Steena means “anointed, Christian.”

Suren

Suren is the Scandinavian version of Lilac, meaning “flower.”

Syrin

The name Syrin means “Lilac” – similar to Suren.

Taina

Taina is an abbreviation of Tatiana. Feminine of Roman family clan name Tatius.

Trina

Trina means “triple.”

Tuva

Tuva means “beautiful.”

Tyra

The name Tyra means “god of battle.”

Ulla

The name Ulla means “will, determination.”

Ulrica

Ulrica means “prosperity and power.”

Vanja

Vanja means “God is gracious.”

Vendela

Vendela means “Vandal.”

Vigga

Vigga means “war/battle.”

Viveca

Viveca means “alive, life; place of refuge”.

Gender Neutral Scandinavian  Names

Anderson

Anderson means “son of Anders.”

Dagny

Dagny means “new day.”

Kai

Kai means “pier of a harbor.”

Kieron

Kieron means “dark-haired.”

Kyran

Kyran means “dark-haired” similar to Kieron.

Maj

Maj  means “Of The Sea or Bitter”

Sander

Sander means “sand or beach”

Vega

Vega means “Falling.”

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