100 Danish Names for Boys and Girls

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Parents are always looking for naming inspirations, especially when they are expecting. If you are going through this wonderful process too, then it is no surprise if you are under the same pressure. People would always want to go for popular and trending options or simply try to find a name based on their roots. For any of these reasons, if you are thinking of Denmark, then your search ends here! Here’s a list of names with Danish origin or those trending in Danish-speaking countries to choose from.

50 Best Danish Boy Names With Meanings

1. Aksel

‘Askel’ is the Danish variation of Hebrew name ‘Absalom’ and the meaning of this common Danish name is ‘Father of peace’.

2. Albert

The name has been derived from the German ‘Adalbert’ where ‘adal’ means ‘noble’ and ‘beraht’ means ‘bright’. In Danish, it is pronounced as ‘aal-BahRt’.

3. Amberson

‘Amberson’ has a Danish origin and it means ‘power’ or ‘vigour’.

4. Anton

The name ‘Anton’ has a Latin origin and was derived from the name ‘Antonius’ meaning ‘priceless’. It is also believed to have been derived from the Greek name ‘anthos’ meaning ‘flower’.

5. Arne

‘Arne’ has an Old Norse origin and the meaning of this Danish baby boy name is ‘eagle’ or ‘ruler’.

6. Arthur

The name ‘Arthur’ was derived from the Roman name ‘Artorius’, and the meaning of the name is ‘courageous’ or ‘noble’.

7. Asbjörn

This unique name has a Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘Divine bear’ or ‘God of Bears’.

8. Asger

This is a popular name in Danish-speaking countries. The meaning of ‘Asger’ is ‘Spear of God’.

9. August

‘August’ was derived from the Latin name ‘Augustus’ and it means ‘esteemed’ or ‘venerable’.

10. Balduin

This name is the Danish form of ‘Bartholomew’, and it means ‘farmer’ or ‘son of a farmer’.

11. Benjamin

The meaning of ‘Benjamin’ is ‘the son of right hand’ or ‘the son of the south’ and it has a Hebrew origin.

12. Beorhtel

‘Beorhtel’ has a Danish, Norwegian origin and the name means ‘He who shines with a bright light’.

13. Bjorn

The Old Danish name ‘Bjorn’ carries the meaning ‘Bear’. It is a wonderful option for the little one.

14. Brede

The name ‘Bred’ has a Danish origin, and the meaning of this unique name is ‘Glacier’.

15. Carl

‘Carl’ has a West Germanic origin and it means ‘free man’. It is a very popular name in Denmark.

16. Christoffer

The meaning of the Danish baby name ‘Christoffer’ is ‘He who holds Christ in his heart’ and is a charming option for the little one.

17. Dedric

This is another form of the name ‘Dedrick’ with an Old German, Danish origin and it means ‘people’s ruler’.

18. Dierk

‘Dierk’ has a Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of ‘Dierk’ is ‘Ruler of the people’.

19. Elias

‘Elias’ is a Biblical name, and it means ‘the strong lord’ or ‘God the Lord’.

20. Elliot

‘Elliot’ has a Greek origin though it is a popular option in Denmark. The name means ‘my God is Jehovah’ or ‘God is high’.

21. Emil

The popular name ‘Emil’ has a Latin origin, and it means ‘trying to excel’ or ‘someone who is lively’.

22. Felix

‘Felix’ has a Latin origin and it means ‘lucky’ or ‘happy’. It is a popular name in Denmark.

23. Frederik

The Danish baby name Frederik means ‘peaceful ruler’. The name is of German origin.

24. Gamel

‘Gamel’ means ‘old’ and it has a Danish origin. This is a unique name for a baby boy.

25. Gyrth

The name ‘Gryth’ has a Danish, Anglo origin and the meaning of the name is ‘to grid with the sword’.

26. Haki

‘Haki’ has an Old Norse origin and it means ‘name of a slave’, ‘justice’ or ‘right’.

27. Harald

‘Harald’ has a Germanic origin, and it means ‘army leader’.

28. Heimericus

This unique name has a Danish, Finnish origin and the meaning of the name is ‘One who is a part of a tribe’.

29. Heimo

The name has a Germanic origin, and it means ‘home’.

30. Jakob

The meaning of ‘Jakob’ is ‘supplanting’ or ‘seizing by the heel’, and it has a Hebrew origin.

31. Johan

The Scandinavian name ‘Johan’ means ‘God is gracious’ and is a nice option for your baby boy.

32. Jozef

This is the Danish variation of the Hebrew name ‘Yosef’, and the name means ‘he will add’.

33. Knud

This is the Danish form of the Old Norse name ‘Knutr’, and it means ‘knot’.

34. Lauge

‘Lauge’ has a Danish origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘fellow/partner’.

35. Lauritz

The meaning of the Danish name ‘Lauritz’ is ‘Laurel’. Another variation of the name is ‘Laurits’.

36. Liam

The name is short for the Irish name ‘Ulliam’, and it means ‘protector’ and ‘strong-willed’.

37. Lucas

‘Lucas’ has a Latin origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘man from Lucania’ or ‘light’.

38. Mads

‘Mads’ is widely used in the Scandinavian language, but it has a Hebrew origin. The meaning of the name is ‘master’s gift’.

39. Magnus

‘Magnus’ is a Denmark name, and the meaning of the name is ‘great’.

40. Malthe

This has always been a popular name in Denmark, and the meaning of this Danish name is ‘power’ or ‘ruler’.

41. Mathias

The popular name ‘Mathias’ has a Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘Gift of God’.

42. Mikkel

The meaning of the Danish first name ‘Mikkel’ is ‘Gift from God’.

43. Milas

‘Milas’ is a very popular name in Danish-speaking countries, and it has Latin roots. The name means ‘Soldier’.

44. Noah

The name has a Hebrew origin, and it means ‘comfort’ or ‘quietness’.

45. Nohr

This short and unique name has an Old Norse origin, and it means ‘narrow’.

46. Orn

This is an Old Norse name meaning ‘Arn (bird)’ or ‘an eagle’.

47. Rikke

‘Rikke’ has a Danish origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘Peaceful ruler’.

48. Thor

‘Thor’ is an Old Norse name and it means ‘thunder’. It is the name of the Norse God of thunder, war, strength, and storms.

49. Viggo

‘Viggo’ is a Nordic name derived from another Old Norse name ‘Vigge’ and it means ‘battle’ or ‘fight’.

50. Villads

This name has a Danish origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘desiring battle’.

50 Best Danish Girl Names With Meanings

Here are some popular Danish baby girl names!

1. Aaliyah

The name has a Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘rising’.

2. Abbie

‘Abbie’ means ‘Joy of the father’ and it is believed to have an English origin.

3. Agnes

This name has a Greek origin, and it means ‘holy’. The Latin meaning of the name is ‘lamb’. Another Danish variation of the name is ‘Agnete’.

4. Alba

The name means ‘white’, ‘pearl’, or ‘bright’, and it has a Scottish Irish origin.

5. Alma

‘Alma’ is believed to have many meanings based on its origin. In Spanish, it means ‘soul’, and in Hungarian, it means ‘apple’. In Hebrew, the meaning of the name is ‘little girl’ or ‘a young lady’.

6. Andrea

This name has a Greek origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘brave’.

7. Angelika

The popular name ‘Angelika’ has a Latin origin and it means ‘Angel’ or ‘messenger’.

8. Annegrete

‘Annegrete’ is a Danish name, and the meaning of this charming name is ‘God is gracious and he has answered all our prayers’.

9. Asta

This is a popular Scandinavian name with a Greek origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘divine strength’ or ‘love’.

10. Astrid

‘Astrid’ is another wonderful Scandinavian option, and it means ‘Godly strength’.

11. Aya

The name ‘Aya’ has Hebrew and Japanese origins. In Hebrew, it means ‘bird’, and in Japanese, it means ‘colorful’.

12. Bina

This short name has a Czech, Hebrew origin and it means ‘understanding’ or ‘bee’.

13. Caisa

The popular name ‘Caisa’ is derived from an ancient Greek name and it means ‘clean’ or ‘clear’.

14. Caroline

This English name is a very popular option in Denmark, and it means ‘song of happiness’ or ‘joy’.

15. Celina

Derived from the Latin name ‘Caeline’, the meaning of the name is ‘heaven’.

16. Clara

The name ‘Clara’ has a Latin origin, and it means ‘clear’ or ‘bright’.

17. Ella

‘Ella’ is a popular name is Danish-speaking countries though it has a German origin. The meaning of ‘Ella’ is beautiful’ or ‘fairy maiden’.

18. Ellen

‘Ellen’ means ‘bright’ or ‘light’ and it has a Greek origin.

19. Emily

This is a very popular name in Scandinavian and German-speaking countries. The meaning of ‘Emily’ is ‘industrious’.

20. Emma

The name is derived from the German word for ‘whole’ and ‘universal’.

21. Esther

‘Esther’ is a trending name in Denmark and the name has a Persian origin. The meaning of the name is ‘star’.

22. Filippa

‘Filippa’ has a Scandinavian, Russian, and Italian origin. It means ‘lover of horses’.

23. Freja

The Swedish name ‘Freja’ means ‘noblewoman’ or ‘lady’ and is a popular name in Denmark.

24. Frida

‘Frida’ has a Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘beloved’ or ‘beautiful’.

25. Ida

The name is derived from an Old Norse word meaning ‘action’. The name German, the name means ‘labour’, or ‘work’. Variations of the name include ‘Idella’ or ‘Lida’.

26. Isabella

‘Isabella’ has a Hebrew, Italian, Spanish origin, and it means ‘pledged to God’.

27. Johanne

Derived from the Latin form of ‘Joannes’, the meaning of the name is ‘God is gracious’.

28. Josefine

The name has a Hebrew origin, and the popular name means ‘God will add’ or ‘God will increase’.

29. Julie

The name has a Latin origin, and it means ‘soft-haired’, or ‘youthful’.

30. Karla

‘Karla’ is a Scandinavian name, and the meaning of the name is ‘strength’ or ‘womanly’.

31. Lærke

This is the Danish form of the English name ‘Lark’ which means the bird lark.

32. Laura

The name was derived from the Latin word ‘Laurus’ meaning ‘bay laurel plant’.

33. Lea

‘Lea’ has an English origin, and the meaning of the name is ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’, or ‘delicate’.

34. Lily

The name is derived from Old English, and the meaning of the name is ‘passion’ or rebirth’.

35. Liv

This is a Nordic name derived from the word ‘hlif’ meaning ‘shelter’ in Old Norse. The meaning of the name is ‘protection’ or ‘shelter’. In modern Swedish and Danish it is also used for ‘life’.

36. Maja

The name ‘Maja’ is the Scandinavian form of ‘Maya’ and it means ‘splendid’.

37. Marie

‘Marie’ means ‘rebellion’ or ‘lady of the sea’.

38. Mathilde

The name has a Germanic origin, and it means ‘mighty in battle’.

39. Merethe

‘Merethe’ has Norwegian and Danish origins, and it means ‘pearl’.

40. Mille

The name is the Danish short form for ‘Emilie’ meaning ‘ambitious’.

41. Naja

‘Naja’ means ‘a boy’s younger sister’ in Greenlandic, and it is a popular name in Denmark.

42. Nanna

This short and charming name has a Scandinavian origin and the meaning of the name is ‘daring’.

43. Nora

‘Nora’ means ‘honor’ and it has a Latin origin. It is also believed to have Scandinavian, Baltic, Greek, and Arabic origin. In Greek, the name means ‘light’.

44. Olivia

‘Olivia’ has a Latin origin, and it means ‘Olive’.

45. Rosa

Though the name has Latin, Spanish, and Italian origins, the name is a trending option in Danish-speaking countries. The meaning of the name is ‘rose’.

46. Sara

This cute name has a Hebrew origin, and it means ‘princess’.

47. Signe

‘Signe’ has a Scandinavian origin and it means ‘new victory’.

48. Sofia

The name means ‘wisdom’ in Green, and is a charming option to suit your baby.

49. Victoria

This name has a Latin origin, and it means ‘famous bearer’ or ‘triumphant’.

50. Vigga

‘Vigga’ has a Danish, Scandinavian origin and this traditional Danish name means ‘battle’ or ‘war’.

With this list of names from Denmark, we hope you are able to find a perfect name for your little bundle of joy in no time. Your little one, then, will cherish the beautiful name for the entire life!