Norwegian name and gender database

The Norwegian database contains 31.178 first names categorized by gender and 106.692 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Norway and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Norway we received a name and gender dataset from the Norwegian government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 40.188 public profiles that we found in Norwegian open data sources.

Popular Norwegian first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Thomas 450 1.6% German American British
Morten 374 1.4% Danish Dutch German
Anders 361 1.3% Swedish Danish American
Christian 316 1.2% German American British
Andreas 309 1.1% German Swedish Austrian
Espen 291 1.1% British American Danish
Martin 285 1.0% British German American
Lars 277 1.0% German Danish Swedish
Erik 276 1.0% American Dutch Swedish
Marius 262 1.0% Romanian German British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 40.188 Norwegian profiles from which 27.330 (68%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Norwegian first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Marianne 155 1.2% American Dutch French
Kristin 155 1.2% American German Canadian
Anne 143 1.1% American British French
Ingrid 136 1.1% Dutch American Brazilian
Hilde 129 1.0% Dutch Belgian American
Nina 123 1.0% American German British
Camilla 120 0.9% British Italian Danish
Maria 114 0.9% American British Spanish
Silje 108 0.8% British Danish American
Elisabeth 105 0.8% American French German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 40.188 Norwegian profiles from which 12.858 (32%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Norwegian last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Hansen 262 0.7% Romanian German British
Andersen 254 0.6% Romanian German British
Johansen 231 0.6% Romanian German British
Olsen 229 0.6% Romanian German British
Larsen 198 0.5% Romanian German British
Pedersen 197 0.5% Romanian German British
Nilsen 156 0.4% Romanian German British
Kristiansen 152 0.4% Romanian German British
Johnsen 125 0.3% Romanian German British
Eriksen 121 0.3% Romanian German British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 40.188 Norwegian profiles having 106.692 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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