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Need inspiration for Danish girl names? Here, you will find an overview of the most popular Scandinavian girl names in 2020.
Have you flipped through name books, made countless lists, and still not found the perfect name for your little princess?
I know what it’s like. So, I’ve made it easy for you.
This is a list of the best Danish girl names. Trendy, minimalist and inspired by old Viking names. These are the absolutely most beautiful Danish names. Hopefully, you’ll find the right name for your baby here.
Find 125 strong Danish boy names here.
The 50 most popular Danish girl names 2020
Source: Denmark’s statistics 2020
Old Danish girl names
If you’re looking for an authentic girl name from Scandinavia, here’s a list of some popular approved Danish girl names. These are names from my grandmother’s generation, around year 1900 – 1950. They’re simple and classic, and they’ve become very popular in Denmark within the last 10 years.
Old Viking girl names
These are some of the most popular viking girl names and their direct meaning in Danish. While some of them are widely used by Danes, others are very unique (like Freydis and Snefrid).
Astrid: beautiful and beloved
Bodil: remedy and battle
Edda: great grandmother
Freydis: goddess, priestess
Estrid: God and beautiful
Gudrun: God and rune
Gunhild: war and battle
Inga: guarded by Ing (powerful god of fertility and peace)
Nanna: daring and brave
Randi: fair, wise judge
Røskva: healthy and bold
Signe: new victory
Sigrid: victory and beautiful
Sif / Siv: bride (the wife of Thor)
Snefrid: beautiful snow
Svanhild: swan and battle
Thora: Thor’s struggle
Thorun: loved by Thor
Thyra: thunder warrior
Special Scandinavian girl names
If you’re looking for a more unique Scandinavian girl name, you’ve got a lot to choose from. In Denmark, we have 24.537 approved girl names.
Some of the names are inspired or borrowed from other countries, like Greek and English. Most of them can be traced back to Scandinavian roots, nature or astronomy.
I have listed some special girl names here:
Danish botanical girl names
Danish astronomical names