Danish name and gender database

The Danish database contains 130.994 first names categorized by gender and 295.902 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Denmark and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Denmark we received a name and gender dataset from the Danish government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 44.785 public profiles that we found in Danish open data sources.

Popular Danish first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Thomas 879 2.9% German American British
Peter 720 2.4% British American Dutch
Martin 720 2.4% British German American
Morten 707 2.3% Norwegian Dutch German
Michael 680 2.3% American British German
Christian 673 2.2% German American British
Anders 608 2.0% Swedish Norwegian American
Jesper 605 2.0% Swedish Dutch American
Henrik 565 1.9% Swedish German Norwegian
Søren 561 1.9% German Swedish Belgian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 44.785 Danish profiles from which 30.147 (67%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Danish first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mette 310 2.1% Dutch Norwegian Swedish
Louise 267 1.8% British American French
Camilla 243 1.7% British Italian Swedish
Maria 217 1.5% American British Spanish
Anne 214 1.5% American British French
Rikke 209 1.4% Dutch Norwegian British
Pernille 206 1.4% Norwegian Dutch British
Charlotte 195 1.3% British American French
Christina 179 1.2% American British German
Line 172 1.2% Norwegian French Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 44.785 Danish profiles from which 14.638 (33%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Danish last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Nielsen 924 2.1% German Swedish Belgian
Jensen 737 1.6% German Swedish Belgian
Hansen 671 1.5% German Swedish Belgian
Andersen 645 1.4% German Swedish Belgian
Pedersen 529 1.2% German Swedish Belgian
Christensen 527 1.2% German Swedish Belgian
Rasmussen 453 1.0% German Swedish Belgian
Larsen 415 0.9% German Swedish Belgian
Sørensen 375 0.8% German Swedish Belgian
Jørgensen 321 0.7% German Swedish Belgian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 44.785 Danish profiles having 295.902 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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