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The table below contains the most popular Scandinavian names of Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish origin that have been given to baby girls in the USA during the last hundred years (1905 through 2004).  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years.  This list and other similar tables on this site can help you find and research the history, derivation, and meaning of many popular and unusual ethnic names for your baby girl!

Scandinavian Girl Name Meanings and Popularity
Name Derivation or Meaning Rank Usage
Karen is a variation of Catherine. 1 968,448
Brenda means on fire. 2 596,311
Kristin is a variation of Christine. 3 175,668
Kristina is an alternate form of Christina. 4 128,408
Mia is a diminutive form of Maria. 5 56,519
Kari is an alternate form of Katherine. 6 56,424
Kirsten is an alternate form of Christina. 7 46,759
Karin is a variation of Catherine. 8 26,081
Hanna is a variation of Hannah. 9 23,965
Ingrid means beautiful as Ing. 10 20,070
Mikaela is a feminine form of Michael. 11 10,084
Tyra is a feminine form of Tyr. 12 9,595
Kiersten is a variation of Kirsten. 13 8,463
Rona means rough isle. 14 3,041
Astrid means beautiful as a deity. 15 994
Kaaren is a variation of Catherine. 16 335
Sigrid means beautiful as victory. 17 178
Helga means holy. 18 111

Actual usage of Scandinavian names shown on this page may be slightly higher than the indicated usage values.  Of course these names are widely used for girls in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark as well!  See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about this data.


 
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