Scandinavian Boy Names: A Hot New Trend
SCANDINAVIAN BOY NAMES: What’s hot nowAnders And. Aksel in Denmark and Norway. Sweden and a character in The Hobbit. Obama pet Portuguese Water Dog. Nonetheless, it has a lot of substance and swagger for a 2-letter name. Gunner ranks even higher. Queen. America is #303 on Nameberry, and is still very popular throughout Scandinavia, where it’s pronounced either as lafe or life, not the most common US pronunciation of leaf, which gives it a nature vibe.. Matilda to Vampire Chronicles. A rapid riser, it’s now at #782 nationally, 105 on NB. Mathias is #13 in Norway. Owen. Soren gets a lot of love on NB, where it ranks a high #25. Stellan is up at #251 on NB and we expect it to move even higher. TOR is another version. Hanson picked it in 2008 and Berries are falling for its lively o-ending charm, taking it to #301
SCANDINAVIAN BOY NAMES: Coming up coolEero Saarinen. IVAR—A royal Viking name that has just squeezed onto the NY Top 1000. Johannes)—one of many single-syllable s-ending possibilities. Lars and the Real Girl. Nils Lofgren. Olaf from Frozen and Lemony Snicket, but it also has a solid Norwegian regal history. Berry birth announcement. We like it! STIEG—The late Swedish novelist Stieg STIAN Sven happens to be a sympathetic reindeer. Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Talk and a number of other books.
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on September 9th, 2019 at 8:59 am
Love Kai, Soren, Stellan and Ivar! Eero is intriguing too.
on September 9th, 2019 at 10:18 am
Oslo is my little berry! And although Oslo is his middle, it’s the name he goes by. We love it too, thanks for the shout out!
I vote that Nameberry updates their description of ‘Oslo’ to reflect how awesome the name is, and it’s cool place-name, O-ending potential. 🙂
on September 9th, 2019 at 3:02 pm
The name of the character in The Hobbit is actually Beorn, not Bjorn. The names may be related, but according to the research I found Beorn is from Anglo-Saxon, not any of the Scandinavian languages, & means “warrior” rather than “bear.” However, as Beorn the character is a shapeshifter who can take the form of a giant bear, it seems pretty clear that Tolkien intended to play up the similarities of the names.
Linda Rosenkrantz Said
on September 12th, 2019 at 4:19 pm
on September 13th, 2019 at 9:28 am
Linda, it’s beautiful! Thank you!
on September 26th, 2019 at 2:44 pm
Lars is one of my top boys names. We could never use it for a myriad of reasons, but I’d be tickled pink to meet a little Lars.
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