According to Statistics Norway, the most popular baby names in the country last year were Nora and Noah — both of which happen to be quite similar to the name of the country itself (Norge, pronounced nor-geh).
Here are Norway’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:
- Nora/Norah, 409 baby girls
- Emma, 369
- Sofie/Sophie, 327
- Olivia, 311
- Ella, 302
- Sofia/Sophia, 295
- Maja/Maia/Maya, 282
- Leah/Lea, 279
- Frida, 276
- Ingrid, 273
- Noah/Noa, 402 baby boys
- Oskar/Oscar, 370
- Oliver, 367
- Lucas/Lukas, 364
- Isak/Isac/Isaac, 361
- Aksel/Axel, 346 (3-way tie)
- Emil, 346 (3-way tie)
- Filip/Philip/Fillip/Phillip, 346 (3-way tie)
- Jakob/Jacob, 325
- William, 313
In the girls’ top 10, Frida replaced Emilie.
In the boys’ top 10, Isak and Aksel replaced Liam and Henrik.
Names that saw notable increases in usage include…
- Girl names: Ada (9th), Alma (12th), Iben (19th), Ellie (32nd), Hedvig (38th), Mie (42nd), Mille (46th), Hermine (48th), Klara, and Noelle
- Boy names: Oskar (2nd), Isak (5th), Aksel (6th), Ludvig (19th), Gustav (25th), Falk, Harald, Joel, and Luca
In the capital city, Oslo, the top names last year were Sofia and Oskar.
And the year before, in 2020, the top names in Norway were Nora and Jakob.