Scandinavian Royal Baby Names

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Choosing a name for your child can sometimes feel overwhelming. It’s the only thing the parents give their children when they are born, a gift meant to last for the rest of their life. Finding the right one, that will define your newborn, is important. The best tip is to start research early – and we are here to help you on the way!

One thing is to find a name you will agree on with your partner, let alone a name that will be approved by family and friends. Many parents therefor avoid asking for advice, and rather chooses to do their baby names research online. In fact one of the most popular posts on the blog is Scandinavian Baby Names.

By naming your child you will also give your child an identity. Many will look into family names as well as names from where the family originates from. And then again some chooses a name simply because they think it’s a beautiful name. To some the meaning of the name is important. There are even some cultures that put meaning at the forefront of the naming decision. Exactly what they did in Norse times. And it’s interesting that Norse names are again trending.

According to Nameberry, a website offering a complete guide to baby names, the girls name Astrid is the most trending name among the 6 million visitors to the website. Astrid is originally a norse name, meaning ‘divinely beautiful’. Astrid is also a royal name in Scandinavia.

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Princess Ragnhild of Norway, with Princess Astrid of Norway in the background.

Obviously, the entire European royal family is somehow related. But some names are sound better in the Scandinavian languages than others do. So to help out with some ideas to your name list… Without further ado!

Royal Baby Girl Names from Scandinavia;
Alexandra
Anna/Anne
Caroline
Elisabeth
Estelle
Ewa
Helene
Ingrid
Isabella
Josephine
Leah
Leonore
Lilian
Louise
Madeleine
Margrethe
Maria/Marie
Martine
Mathilda
Nicoline
Nora
Sophia/Sofia/Sophie
Therese
Victoria

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Princess Isabella of Denmark.

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Princess Estelle of Sweden together with her cousin, Princess Leonore.

Popular royal baby boy names from Scandinavia includes;
Alexander
Andreas
Carl
Christian
Felix
Frederik
Gabriel
Georg
Henri
Henrik
Joachim
Marcus
Magnus
Marius
Matthias
Max/Maximilian
Nicolas
Nikolai
Noah
Philip
Sebastian
Sverre
Vincent
William

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Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

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Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine with little brother Prince Carl Philip.

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Crown Prince Frederik og Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, together with their children, Prince Christian, Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine and Princess Isabella.

If you know any Scandinavian royal baby names that you think should have been included in this post, please let us know by leaving it in a comment below.

Hope you’ve found some inspiration and I wish you the very best luck with finding the right name for your baby. x

5 Comments

  1. I loved choosing names for my little girls! We veered between Swedish and English and then found names that worked in both worlds (my husband Per has a terrible time getting people to pronounce his name and often ends up settling for Peter!). Astrid is a beautiful name! Have a wonderful weekend! /Niki

  2. Dear Niki.

    We have had a bit of the same, with my husband Børre always finding it hard to explain how his name is pronounced, how he always has to explain that his name is not Boris or Berta and how you spell it. So he in particular was adamant we would avoid the Scandinavian letters æ, ø and å. We then ended up choosing a name for our first daughter Beatrice purely because of its meaning ‘brings joy’. Then for our second daughter we thought we would find another french name and with the inspiration from the film, Amélie was a natural choice.
    As you mention, I too like Astrid. We also had Eva on our list. With so many lovely names it is really hard to choose! What did you end up with then, for your daughters?

    Bianca x

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