Names That Mean Danish

  1. Jensen
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Jenson and Danish surname
    • Meaning:

      "son of Jens"
    • Description:

      A variation of Jenson, which is actually more popular than the original in the United States. This spelling also holds the distinction of being the most common surname in Denmark.
  2. Elm
    • Origin:

      English, German, Norse, Danish tree name
    • Meaning:

      "red, brown"
    • Description:

      Strong, straight, and leafy, one of the new tree names used mostly as middles.
  3. Kalena
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian or Danish variation of Katherine or Karen
    • Meaning:

      "pure"
    • Description:

      Kalena is one of those names that has a pleasant-if-synthetic feel. Research turns up a range of origins and meanings, but the most reliable peg it as a derivation of Katherine.
  4. Haldan
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian
    • Meaning:

      "half Danish"
    • Description:

      If you fit this definition, this might be a clever choice, especially as a middle name.
  5. Caryn
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Karen, Danish variation of Katherine
    • Meaning:

      "pure"
    • Description:

      Modernized spelling not enough to revive Karen.
  6. Sommer
    • Origin:

      German and Danish variant of Summer
    • Description:

      You occasionally see the German and Danish word for "summer" pop up as a first name -- 16 girls were given it in 2016 -- and that trend may continue, now that the original has risen to Number 202 on the American popularity list.
  7. Loui
    • Origin:

      Swedish, Danish variation of Louis
    • Description:

      We get that the "s" in Louis is confusing if you want it to be pronounced "lewee" — which is why Louie exists. Losing the "e" gains it nothing.
  8. Kosmo
    • Origin:

      Finnish, Swedish, Danish variation of Cosmo
    • Meaning:

      "order, beauty, universe"
    • Description:

      Kosmo is easy to spell, pronounce, and understand, yet most English speakers would spell this uncommon name Cosmo.
  9. Orm
    • Origin:

      Old Danish and Old Swedish
    • Meaning:

      "serpent, snake"
    • Description:

      Orm was a common name in the Viking Age, when children were often given names of animals. Animal names were thought to provide protection to those who had them.
  10. Ulfhild
    • Origin:

      Old Danish and Swedish
    • Meaning:

      "wolf battle"
  11. Kalf
    • Origin:

      Old Danish and Old Swedish
    • Meaning:

      "calf"
  12. Ingolf
    • Origin:

      Old Danish and Old Swedish
    • Meaning:

      "Ing's wolf"
  13. Thorkil
    • Origin:

      Old Danish and Old Swedish
    • Meaning:

      "Thor's helmet"
  14. Thorun
    • Origin:

      Old Danish and Old Swedish
    • Meaning:

      "Thor's love"
  15. Thorgun
    • Origin:

      Old Danish and Old Swedish
    • Meaning:

      "Thor's battle"