When my husband and I knew we were going to be parents, we started to think about names quite soon. We came to realize that Scandinavian baby names were our favourite and I loved the idea of giving our daughter such a powerful name. We did not end up giving her a Scandinavian name – although the name Vera is very common there – but I still think a lot of Scandinavian baby names are really pretty. In case you’re thinking of naming your baby Scandinavian style, I will show you a bundle of 15 names to consider, including their meaning. These names are my personal favourite and I hope you like them as well.
Meaning: Beautiful or fair. In Old Norse (used until the 14th century) it means ‘Ing is beautiful’.
Meaning: Youth. Or ‘funny looking donkey’, if you know what I mean.
Meaning: Beautiful goddess or in Old Norse ‘divine strenght’.
Meaning: Glorious day. Perfect if by any chance the sun started to shine, exactly when your baby was born.
Meaning: Carrier of Christ. Used by early Christians to express that they carried Christ in their heart.
Meaning: Full of grace. An absolute winner if you plan to raise a balletdancer!
Meaning: Strenght of the sun. To be pronounced as Sol-vay.
Meaning: Victorious. Good name for born winners.
Meaning: From Finland.
Meaning: From Denmark.
Sjurd / Sjoerd
Meaning: Guard of victory.
Meaning: Feminine version of the Norse fertility god.
Meaning: Life. My sister’s name is Livia, which is a very cool version of this name!
Which of these 15 Scandinavian baby names do you like best?