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Danish Names

Danish baby names (which include Norse/Scandinavian names) come in and out of style, but some have popular for generations—like Karen or Eva for girls and Cristofer or Erik for boys.

Karen

Danish: Pure, innocent

English Origin

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Eva

While it's just one letter away from the oh-so-popular Ava, Eva somehow missed the train to baby name superstardom. But that's... Read more about Eva

Astrid

Danish: Beautiful goddess

Norse: Divine strength; Popular since the Viking age, this name was borne by Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author of Pippi Longstocking...

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Kirsten

Danish: Christian

English Origin

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Soren

Danish: Strict; possibly a variant of Severin, Soren is the Danish form of Thor

Scandinavian Origin

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Bo

Danish: Commanding

Scandinavian: Nickname and abbreviation for Bogart and Beau

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Magnus

Danish: Great

Latin: Great; the name of several kings of Norway and Sweden

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Agneta

Danish: Pure

Greek: Pure

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Aren

African: Eagle (Nigerian)

Danish: Eagle

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Arend

Danish: Danish form of Arnold

German: Power of an eagle

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Axel

Danish Origin

German: Father of peace; variant of Absalom

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Bardo

Aramaic Origin

Danish Origin

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Bartram

Danish: Glorious raven; The raven was consecrated to the Norse war god Odin and was the emblem of the Danish royal standard.

English: Glorious raven.

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Britta

Danish Origin

English Origin

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Christiansen

Danish: Son of the Christian

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Clemens

Danish Origin

Latin: Clemency, mercy

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Dagmar

Danish Origin

German: Glorious day

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Dana

Danish Origin

English: From Denmark; variant of Daniel or Donna

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Dane

Danish Origin

English Origin

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Dorothea

Meaning "gift of God" (as does its reverse form Theodora), Dorothea was the middle name of several early British royals. Read more about Dorothea

Erik

Danish Origin

Norse Origin

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Frans

Danish: Free

Swedish: Free

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Franz

Danish: Free

German: German form of Frank

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Gjerta

Danish: Protection

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Gregos

Danish: Watehful

Greek: Vigilant

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Gudrun

Danish: Wise

German: Divine knowledge

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Hanne

Danish Origin

Hebrew Origin

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Henrik

Danish Origin

Scandinavian Origin

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Jakob

Danish Origin

German Origin

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