Popular Names in Iceland

Popular names in Iceland are Emilía and Aron at Number 1.

Along with Emilía, other top names for girls in Iceland include Embla, Isabella, Katla, and Sara. Along with Aron, other common names for boys in Iceland include Alexander, Emil, Kari, and Viktor.

Iceland’s baby name policies are notable in that the Icelandic Naming Committee must approve all given names not previously used in the country. For the most part, these names can only contain letters within the Icelandic alphabet — meaning no Cs, Qs, Ws, or Zs. And only recently, in 2019, did Iceland’s laws change so that names would no longer be restricted to one gender.

Quintessentially Icelandic names in the Top 25 include Hekla, Harpa, and Ingibjorg for girls, and Jökull, Ulfur, and Arnar for boys. While it is difficult to picture many of these on an American baby, choices like Saga, Bríet, Soley, and Einar might be worth considering.

For more popular names lists from around the world, visit our main Popular Names page. You might also want to browse Nameberry's current lists of Popular Girl Names and Popular Boy Names.