Danish Names for Boys
Description:This gentle Scandinavian name, soft and sensitive, is being discovered in a major way by parents in the US. It's most closely identified with the nineteenth century philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, but there have been modern fictional Sorens as well, in The Matrix Reloaded and the book series Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Charlie and Lola, and Underworld.
Origin:Latinized form of Hugh
Description:Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original -- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because it's backed up by lots of solid history and European style.
Description:Adolf may have been a Swedish royal name but the terrible dictatorship of Adolf Hitler has ruled out this name Adolf for any sensible parent. In the US last year, there were more than 100 boys' given the Spanish variation Adolfo and a handful given the old school Adolphus, but none named Adolf or Adolph....thank goodness.
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.
Origin:Danish variation of Matthew
Meaning:"gift of God"
Description:Mads is a perennial favorite in Germany, the Nordic countries, and the Netherlands, where it is usually to be found in the Top 50. Just remember the D is not pronounced. Famous bearers include Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, the villain of the Bond film "Casino Royale".
Description:Kaj is a name that looks great on paper, but while it's pronounced with to rhyme with rye, it is sure to be pronounced by most people to rhyme with "raj" or, much worse, "Madge".
Meaning:"merciful and gentle"
Description:This surname related to Clement is strongly associated with Major League pitcher Roger Clemens, winner of more Cy Young awards than any other pitcher in baseball history, and has a softer sound than Clement. Some variations are Clemen, Clementio, Clemention, and Clemons.
Origin:Spelling variation of Derek
Meaning:"the people's ruler"
Description:Variation of Derek.
Origin:Danish variation of Nicholas; Dutch diminutive of Cornelius
Description:Gives middle-aged Neil a new lease on life.
Origin:Anglicized form of Danish, Amleth
Description:The "To Be or Not to Be" jokes, via Shakespeare's tortured prince, will get old by Month Two.
Origin:Danish and Greek variation of Christian
Description:Variation of Christian.
Origin:Danish variation of Severus
Description:A gentle Danish name, soft and sensitive, but with more masculine punch than Loren.
Meaning:"son of Ib"
Description:Ibsen is a literary hero name possibility, after the great Norwegian dramatist, Henrik I. The name Ib is a short form of Jacob, so you might consider Ibsen as an honorific for or a twin of a Jacob.