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 "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
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.