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Gender: Male Meaning of Soren: "stern" Origin of Soren: Danish and Norwegian variation of Severus Soren's Popularity in 2017: #580

The name Soren is a boy's name of Danish origin meaning "stern". Soren is ranked #580 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

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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'Hook, Charlie and Lola, and Underworld.

In Scandinavia this name would be spelled as Sören or Søren, leading to it being pronounced "Sur-en". But with a plain old English "O", "Sorr-en" would actually be the correct (and more English-speaker friendly) pronunciation.

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Famous People Named Soren

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author
Soren Andersen, Danish former professional footballer
Soren "Snuffe" Akeby, Swedish football manager and the current manager of IFK Varnamo
Soren Pedersen Abildgaard, Danish naturalist, writer and illustrator
Soren Anton Wilhelm Sorenssen, Norwegian jurist and politician
Soren Absalon Larsen, Danish physicist
Soren Alfred Jensen, Danish gymnast
Soren Thomas Busk, former Danish football defender
Soren Berg, a Danish professional footballer
Soren Bertram, a German football midfielder
Soren Brandy, a German footballer
Soren Brunak, Danish physical and biological scientist
Soren Ejlersgard Christensen, Danish footballer
Soren Colding, Danish former professional football player
Soren Claeson, Swedish wrestler
Soren Christian Gjessing, Norwegian military officer and cartographer
Soren Dressler, German former footballer
Soren Elung Jensen, Danish film actor
Soren Eismann, German footballer who plays for Hallescher FC
Soren Emil Carlsen, Danish-American Impressionist painter
Soren Edsberg, Danish-born Latter-day Saint painter
Soren Frederiksen, Danish former association footballer
Soren Albert Fulton, American actor
Soren Engell Friis, Danish professional football midfielder
Soren Fredrik Voie, Norwegian politician
Soren Gade Jensen, Danish politician
Soren Gyldendal, Danish bookstore owner who in 1770 founded what was to become Denmark's largest publishing house, Gyldendal
Soren Gonther, German footballer who currently plays for FC St. Pauli
Soren Huss, Danish singer, songwriter and musician
Soren Hancke, Danish competitive sailor
Soren Hjorth, Danish railway pioneer and inventor
Soren Georg Abel, Norwegian priest and politician
Soren Hansen, Danish professional golfer
Soren Halfar, German footballer who currently plays for SV Sandhausen
Soren Holdgaard, Danish professional football defender
Soren Henriksen, former Danish cricketer
Soren Hyldgaard, Danish film composer
Soren Hald Moller, former Danish High Commissioner in Greenland
Soren Pedersen Jaabaek, Norwegian politician
Soren Kolbye Jensen, Danish professional football defender
Soren Jochumsen, retired Danish professional footballer
Soren Johansson, retired Swedish ice hockey player
Soren Jorgensen Aandahl, Norwegian politician
Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Danish film director, musician, and song writer
Soren Larsen, Danish professional football striker
Soren Yves Lausberg, German track cyclist
Soren Ludolph, German middle-distance runner
Soren Lyng Christiansen, Danish former professional football forward
Soren Lindsted, Danish former football player
Soren Dyrberg Malling, Danish actor
Soren Madsen, guitarist and former member of Danish band "Michael Learns to Rock"
Soren Regis Mounir, (aka. Dorian Gray) a Swiss-American singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboardist, record producer and radio commentator
Soren Mussmann, Danish professional football defender
Soren Nystrom Rasted, Danish musician, producer and songwriter
Soren Rieks, Danish professional football midfielder
Soren Robert Lund, Danish architect
Soren Ryge Petersen, Danish tv host, journalist and writer
Soren Reiff, Danish guitar player, producer, composer and author
Soren Spanning, Danish actor
Soren Larsen Sorensen, Danish gymnast
Soren Skov, Danish former professional football player
Soren Seidel, German football player
Soren Ulrik Thomsen, Danish poet
Soren Ulrik Vestergaard, former Danish professional football player
Soren Arthur Gonzalez (b. 2009), son of singer Jaci Velazquez and Nic Gonzalez
Soren Erik Adler Frederiksen (b. 2011), son of singer Lars Frederiksen of Rancid
Soren Bouvier (b. 2013), daughter of singer Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan
Tobias Sorensen, Danish male model

Pop Culture References for the name Soren

Soren, protagonist of the "Guardians of Ga'hoole" series
Soren, vampire in the "Underworld" film series
Soren Lorensen, Lola's imaginary friend in the "Charlie and Lola" book series
Soran, character in film "Star Trek Generations"
Also a Persian boys' name referring to the Suren-Pahlavi clan.
Soren, mage/sage in the "Fire Emblem" video game series
Soren, character in HerInteractive's "Sea of Darkness"
Soren, character in "The Prince and Me," a servant to Prince Edward
Søren Stearns, character in The Original Sinners Series by Tiffany Reisz
Soren the Architect, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"
Soren, Werewolf, character in in book series 'The Gray Wolves' by Quinn Loftis
Soren Shieldbreaker, free-folk leader and famed warrior in George R.R. Martin's 'A Dance with Dragons" from his ASOIAF series
Soren Tarbic, a character in the Ziva Payvan series written by EJ Fisch
Soren, character in the "Ash Princess" by Laura Sebastian
Soren, character in the animated TV series "The Dragon Prince"