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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lars

“A lord,” but more properly a title of respect applied to the eldest son of a noble Etruscan family.

Scandinavian

Bjarn

Bear

Scandinavian

Krzysztof

Bearing Christ

Scandinavian

Torvald

Thor's rule

Scandinavian

Rosscoe

Deer wood

Scandinavian

Trygg

True, Faithful

Scandinavian

Osmunde

God's protection

Scandinavian

Routledge

Root ledge; red ledge

Scandinavian

Arrict

Forever or alone, ruler

Scandinavian

Latham

The barn

Scandinavian

Olaff

Ancestor's relic

Scandinavian

Burnaby

Fighter's estate

Scandinavian

Eluf

Sole heir

Scandinavian

Stephonn

Scandinavian

Ketill

Helmet, Small Pot

Scandinavian

Hansen

Son of Hans

Scandinavian

Bjorn

Bear

Scandinavian

Crosbey

At the cross

Scandinavian

Rikky

Forever or alone, ruler

Scandinavian

Erich

Forever or alone, ruler; peaceful ruler

Scandinavian

Rothwell

Red spring

Scandinavian

Esbern

Godly bear

Scandinavian

Lamont

Law man

Scandinavian

Beirne

Bear

Scandinavian

Rainier

Judgment warrior; deciding warrior

Scandinavian

Discover the land of fjords and high seas with Scandinavian boy names. Pulled from the beautiful lands of Northern Europe, these names range from mighty to gentle. Check some out with us below.

Our favorite place to start with any origin is their names’ meanings, and Scandinavian boy names have some of the best. The ultimate meaning likely goes to Osman, a handsome choice meaning “God’s protection.” We also love Thorin’s “thunder” and Bjorn’s “bear” for their energy. Kirk’s meaning of “church” is a crowd pleaser too, along with Bodie’s “shelter.” Some might argue that Leif’s meaning is the most fitting for a new baby, however, as it’s hard to beat “heir” or “loved” since your little guy is both.

Scandinavian boy names might seem rare, but many occupy the top baby names list. There’s Axel, a fast-rising superstar with an exciting styling. He’s rugged and outdoorsy, and we see why he continues to win over parents. There are also well-loved classics on the charts, like Eric, his variant Erick, and Ronald. Eric’s meaning of “everlasting ruler” gives him bonus points in our book, but Ronald’s “ruler’s counsel” isn’t too shabby either. Parents seem to agree, as these names have maintained popularity through generations. Gunner is another who seems to keep picking up steam. This tough-guy alternate to Hunter is one that we see plenty of room for toward the top of the charts.

If you want to pick a name on the rise, we’d look at Odin. This Norse god is rising fast on the charts, and he fits in well with other popular names like Aidan and Owen. Jensen and Kasen are also seeing a steady uptick in use. They aren’t mega popular yet, but they’re slowly inching their way higher. We see room for Hansen, too, as this pick checks many of today’s top baby name style boxes.

Maybe you’re not looking for something popular, and that’s okay, too. We love Rune, a unique pick meaning “secret.” We can definitely picture a kiddo searching for imaginary treasure in the sandbox when we hear the name. The rare Brandell has similar styling to the well-known Brandon, but he has the ultra-cool meaning of “sword” and the bonus of being uncommon. Sven is another standout, and his meaning of “boy” fits any little guy. There are plenty of Scandinavian boy names not yet rocking the charts, making them the perfect place to find your ideal baby name.

Another angle of naming is searching for names related to others, whether you want to honor a loved one or pick a name that’s similar. Kristoff is the Scandinavian variant of Christopher, and his crisp K styling makes him feel fresh. There’s also Anders, a twist on the classic Andrew. You can honor a John with Hans, or pay tribute to a Michael with Mikko. As you can see, the variants range from obvious associations to fresh sounds and styles.

Explore our list of Scandinavian boy names and see what amazing monikers you’ll uncover.