Danish Names

Male Names
  • Anders (Greek) - Man, warrior [Danish, Dutch, English, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries]

    Variant of Andreas used in Scandanavia, in Frisian and in some Dutch dialects.

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen is the current Prime Minister of Denmark, and Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer after whom the Celsius temperature scale is named.

  • Axel (Hebrew) - Father of peace [Danish and English speaking countries]

    An axle (or an axel) is the shaft on which a rotating wheel or gear turns. There is an axel jump in gigure skating, named after Norwegian Axel Paulsen who was the first person to execute the jump in 1882.

    Axel F is the name of the song remi

  • Erik (Norse) - Eternal ruler [Czech, Danish, English, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Slovak and Swedish speaking countries]

    Erik is a popular name, a cognate of the Old Norse name that gave Eric. However, there are some who believe the name comes to the Old Norse via the Germanic ehre (honor) and the Proto-Germanic rik (king), hence "honorable king". This was the name of twel

  • Hans (Hebrew) - God is gracious [English speaking countries]
  • Harold (English) - Leader of an army [English speaking countries]

    There have been two English kings named Harold. The second, Harold Godwinson, was killed in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings. By popular legend, he died when an arrow was shot in his eye. There have also been three Kings of Denmark named Harald and five kin

  • Johan (Hebrew) - God is gracious [Czech, Danish, English and German speaking countries]
  • Olsen (Norse) - Son of Ole [Danish and English speaking countries]

    Danish surname meaning son of Ole, a variant of Olaf.

  • Olson (Norse) - Son of Ole [English speaking countries]
  • Ryker (Danish) - Strong power; hardy power [English speaking countries]

    Transferred used from the surname Ryker.

    As a Danish surname, it is the surname form of Richard sometimes used as a given name.

    As a Dutch surname, it is originally a nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch riken (t

  • Sebastian (Latin) - Man from Sebaste [Danish, English, German, Norwegian and Spanish speaking countries]

    In early Christian lore, Saint Sebastian was a Roman soldier who was martyred when his Christian faith was discovered. Sebastian was an extremely popular saint in the Middle Ages.

    In Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Sebastian is the twin br

  • Soren (Italian) - Stern, severe [English speaking countries]

    Søren is the correct spelling. It is derived directly from the Italian name Severino.

  • Vincent (Latin) - Conquering [Danish, Dutch, English, French and Swedish speaking countries]

    St Vincent of Saragossa is the patron saint of Lisbon.

    St Vincent and the Grenadines is an island chain in the Lesser Antilles, with St Vincent being the largest island.

    Famous bearers include artist Vincent van Gogh and ac

Female Names
  • Anja (Russian) - Favor, grace [English speaking countries]
  • Christa (Latin) - Follower of Christ [Danish, English and German speaking countries]
  • Hilda (Germanic) - Battle; war [Danish, English, German, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries]
  • Julie (Latin) - Down-bearded youth [Danish, English, French and Norwegian speaking countries]

    Famous Julies include actresses Julie Andrews, Julie Delpy and Julie Walters.

    Julie was the 3rd most popular name in Norway in 2006, as well as being the 4th most popular in Belgium and 10th in Denmark.

  • Karen (Greek) - Pure [Danish, English and Norwegian speaking countries]

    Karen is the Danish form of Katherine.

    Karen is also the name of the an ethnic group that lives in Eastern Myanmar and Thailand.

    Famous bearers include singer Karen Carpenter, model Karen Elson and author Karen Blixen.

  • Kirsten (Latin) - Follower of Christ [English speaking countries]
  • Maren (Latin) - From the god Mars; of the sea [Danish, English and German speaking countries]

    Danish variant of Marina.

    It is also a German variant of Maria.

  • Mia (Hebrew) - Uncertain, maybe bitter [Danish, English and Swedish speaking countries]

    Mia is the Danish and Swedish pet form of Maria, and is also commonly used as an independent given name. In other languages it is used as a nickname for Maria, and sometimes Amelia, among others. Mia is a possessive form in Italian and Spanish, and in som

  • Sara (Hebrew) - Princess [Danish, English, Hindi and Spanish speaking countries]

    Variant of Sarah. Sara may also be a Sanskrit male name [sah-ruh] meaning "the Essence."

    Sara Lee is a food company that specialises in frozen and packaged foods. Sara Ramírez is an actress, and Sara Evans is a country singer-songwriter.

  • Virginia (Latin) - Maiden [Danish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish speaking countries]

    The American state of Virginia was named after English Queen Elizabeth I - known as the 'Virgin Queen' because she never married.

    Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and Virginia Wade is a Wimbledon winning tennis player.

Gender Neutral Names
  • Andrea (Greek) - Man, warrior; manly [Danish, English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries]

    A feminine name in the English speaking world, but used for boys in Italy.

    Examples of it being used as a female name include Irish singer Andrea Corr, and author Andrea Levy.

    Male Andreas include singer Andrea Bocelli, pain

  • Tory (Latin) - Conqueror; victory [English speaking countries]

    For girls this is usually a nickname for Victoria, but for boys it is derived from the Scandinavian name Thorir.