125 Norwegian Girl Names for Your New Baby

Emily Polash
Written by Emily Polash Updated on October 15th, 2021

With a new little girl on the way, it’s time to choose a name that will suit her well; if your family has roots in Norway, you might be considering a Norwegian name for your baby. Of course, these beautiful, flowing names rooted in Norse mythology aren’t exclusive to Scandinavian families — many parents enjoy so-called “Viking” names for the air of strength they carry.

Let’s take a look at some popular Norwegian girl names and their meanings.

  • Borghild – In Norse mythology, Borhild represents “the evening mist.” This name is composed of the elements for “fortification” and “battle.”
  • Eir – Eir means “mercy” in Old Norse. To no surprise, this is the name of the Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
  • Birgit – This lovely girl’s name means “powerful.” It contains Germanic elements.
  • Solveig – This rare Scandinavian name means “woman of the house.”
  • Brit – This common Norwegian name means “powerful, strong.”
  • Skuld – This Old Norse name belongs to one of the goddesses of destiny. It means “obligation.”
  • Juni – This feminine Norwegian name is perfect for any baby girl born during June.
  • Dagny – This oddball name means “new day” in Old Norse.
  • Gertrud – Gertrud is a vintage-sounding name that’s perfect for the modern world. It means “spear.”
  • Marianne is a French name that means “star of the sea.” It is a common girl’s name in Norway and Sweden.
  • Anja – Anja means “gracious” in Scandinavian.
  • Bjorg – Bjorg means “salvation” in Old Norse.
  • Camilla – This Norwegian name comes from the Latin word for “flower.”
  • Berit – Berit means “gorgeous.”
  • Vigdis – Give your girl this victorious Norse name. It translates to “war goddess.”
  • Catherine – Catherine is a Norwegian name that comes from the Greek word for “pure.”
  • Ingrid – This common Norwegian name is Scandinavian in origin. It comes from the Old Norse word for “beloved.”
  • Lottie – Lottie comes from the French name Charlotte. It means “feminine.”
  • Hanne – Hanne is a Norwegian version of the name Johanne.
  • Lisbeth – Lisbeth is a well-known Nordic name. It means “God is my oath.”
  • Gro – This simple Viking Age moniker means “to grow.”
  • Hronn – Hronn means “wave.”
  • Eava – This popular Norwegian name stems from the Hebrew language. It means “life.”
  • Erna – Erna is a feminized version of Ernest. It comes from the Old Norse word for “hearty.”
  • Kari – Kari is a popular name in Norway. It means “pure.”
  • Helga – This Viking-inspired name comes from the Old Norse word for “holy.” It is an agreeable female moniker in Scandinavia.
  • Kjerstin – Here’s a fun, modern variant of the Norse name Kierstin.
  • Unni – Unni is a gender-neutral Norwegian name. It means “poor, affiliated.”
  • Liv – This feminine Nordic name comes from the Old Norse word for “shelter.” It is a simple name that is surprisingly unpopular in the United States.
  • Gull– Gull is the Old Norse word for “gold.”
  • Dufa – This Norse mythological name means “wave.”
  • Margarette – Maragratte is a Norwegian girl’s name that means “of a pearl.” Grete is a suitable nickname.
  • Annica – Annica is an ancient name that means “beauty, grace.”
  • Astrid – This modern Scandinavian name means “god-like beauty.”
  • Torill – This intense Norse name means “thunder.” Torla is a suitable nickname.
  • Gry – This Norwegian name means “to dawn.”
  • Snotra – Inspire your little one to go in search of knowledge. Snotra is the Norse goddess of wisdom. Bylgia – Bylgia is the name of one of the Norse goddesses of the sea’s daughters. It means “billow.”
  • Estrid – Estrid means “fair and beautiful goddess.” It is a variant of the Old Norse name Astrid.
  • Ellinor – This name means “sympathy.”
  • Ellika – In Norway, Ellika means “one who cannot be defeated.”
  • Thurid – In Norse mythology, Thurid is the wife of Thorestein the Red. It translates to “beautiful Thor.”
  • Ewa – This sweet name means “mother, life.”
  • Grete – Grete is a Slavic name that means “from a pearl.”
  • Malin – This popular Norwegian name means “woman of Magdala.”
  • Igner – This popular Norwegian name means “beautiful.”
  • Agnetha – In Scandinavia, this name means “holy.”
  • Alfdis – Alfdis means “spirit” in Norse.
  • Ama – This Norse baby name means “eagle.”
  • Bil – Bil is a feminine Norse name that means “inquisitive.”
  • Amalie – Amalie is a Germanic name that means “work.”
  • Gitte – Gitte is a shortened version of the German name Brigitte. It means “high goddess.”
  • Beate – Beate is a Norwegian version of the name Beatrice.
  • Aada – Aada is a Finnish girl’s name that is popular in Norway. It means “noble type.”
  • Eostre – Eostre means “dawn.” She is the Germanic goddess of spring.
  • Elli – Elli is the Norse goddess of eternity.
  • Leonore – This name is a derivative of the Greek Helen. It means “sun ray.”
  • Maiken – The Norwegian variant of Maria is the perfect name for a modern baby girl. It means “rebellious.”
  • Anniken – Anniken is a feminine Norwegian name that means “gracious.”
  • Beadohild – Beadohild is a complex Nordic name that’s perfect for a little one with Norwegian roots. It means “battle.”
  • Rakel – Rakel is a Nordic name that means “ewe.”
  • Kirsi – Kirsi is a Nordic alternative to the Finnish name Kirsikka. It means “cherry.”
  • Laila – Laila is a common name in Noric countries. It means “holy.”
  • Alfhild – This Old Norse name comes from the words for “elf” and “battle.”
  • Eira – Eira is the Norse goddess of healing. This name also means “snow” in Welsh.
  • Ase – Ase is a Scandinavian name that means “god-like.”
  • Yrsa – Ysra means “she-bear.”
  • Lif – Lif comes from the Old Norse word “shelter.” It is an alternative Nordic name Liv.
  • Ulfhild – This Nordic girl’s name means “wolf and battle.”
  • Frida – Frida comes from the German word for “peace.” The name has become mainstream thanks to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
  • Ran – In Norse mythology, Ran is the personification of the sea.
  • Tonje – Tonje is a feminine Norse name that means “new” and “thunder.”
  • Gundrun – This feminine Norse name means “god’s secret lore.” Gundrun is a character from Norse mythology.
  • Hege – Hege is a variant of Helga. It means “meditation.”
  • Verdandi – Verandi is one of the Norse goddesses of destiny. The name comes from the Old Norse word for “becoming.”
  • Bente – This name is quite common in Norway. It is Latin in origin and means “blessed.”
  • Skuld – Skuld is also one of the Norse goddesses of destiny. Her name means “obligation.
  • Urd – Urd is one of the three Norse goddesses of destiny. Her name means “fate.”
  • Embla – Embla and Ask are the Norse equivalents to Adam and Eve. These first humans were born out of trees. Embla quite literally means “elm.”
  • Dagrun – This intriguing name means “secret day” in Old Norse.”
  • Anne – As of 2020, Anne is the most popular female name in Norway.
  • Freya – Freya is the Norse goddess of love, beauty, fertility, war, and death. Freya means “lady.”
  • Alva – This lovely unisex name is quite common throughout Norway. It means “elf.”
  • Frigg – In Norse mythology, Frigg is the wife of Odin. Frigg means “to love” in Old Norse.
  • Ashild – Ashild is a feminine Norwegian name. It comes from the Old Norse words for “god” and “battle.”
  • Bodil – This Old Norse name comes from the Latin words for “battle” and “remedy.” It is pronounced “BAW-dil.”
  • Agot – Agot is a feminine Scandinavian name. It means “virtuous.”
  • Yakira – This unique Norwegian name means “beloved” or “expensive.”
Emily Polash
Written by Emily Polash Updated on October 15th, 2021

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