Norwegian Boy's Names Statistics

1880 - 2000

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We have taken a look at the Norwegian Names statistics for boys in the years 1880 to 2010 (source: Statistisk Sentralbyrå), and like for the girl’s statistics, we have found some interesting facts also for the boy's names.

From 1880 and until 1905, Ole was the Top 10 name every year, except for 7 years with Johan. Ole was number one also in 1905, and that year Norway got our first own king for centuries.

The new King had a young son, named Olav, and for the next 5 years, Olav was the top name.

Ole has never been on Top 1 since 1905.  From 1911 to 1935 the winner every year was Arne, when Kjell took over for 3 years, and then Per was the winner in 1939.

In 1936 we had a new popular name in Norway: Jan

Every single year from 1940 to 1973, Jan was the number 1 name in Norway. Since then it has been 6 years with Thomas, 14 years with Kristian, and then some years each for Martin, Markus, Andreas, Mathias, Jonas and Lucas.

Let’s take a look at the other decades:

1880

Ole, Johan, Karl, Hans, Kristian, Peder, Olaf, Nils, Martin, Lars

1890

Ole, Johan, Karl, Hans, Kristian, Nils, Olaf, Peder, Lars, Oskar

1900

Ole, Johan, Hans, Karl, Kristian, Einar, Harald, Olaf, Olav, Sverre

1910

Olav, Arne, Johan, Ole, Einar, Erling, Hans, Harald, Sverre, Olaf

1920

Arne, Hans, Kåre, Olav, Rolf, Odd, Johan, Ole, Per, Einar

1930

Arne, Odd, Kjell, Per, Kåre, Olav, Gunnar, Rolf, Knut, Leif

1940

Jan, Per, Kjell, Arne, Bjørn, Odd, Svein, Tor, Harald, Knut

1950

Jan, Per, Bjørn, Svein, Kjell, Arne, Tor, Knut, Terje, Odd

1960

Jan, Per, Bjørn, Geir, Tor, Kjell, Terje, Svein, Knut, Rune

1970

Jan, Geir, Rune, Bjørn, Lars, Per, Morten, Trond, Terje, Tor

1980

Kristian, Thomas, Lars, Stian, Jan, Anders, Morten, Olav, Øyvind, Tor

1990

Kristian, Thomas, Kristoffer, Andreas, Alexander, Stian, Daniel, Martin, Marius, Anders

2000

Markus, Kristian, Martin, Sander, Kristoffer, Mathias, Andreas, Jonas, Henrik, Daniel




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Spain

  • 1. Daniel
  • 2. Alejandro
  • 3. Pablo
  • 4. Hugo
  • 5. Alvaro
  • 6. Adrian
  • 7. David
  • 8. Javier
  • 9. Sergio
  • 10. Diego
(source:
El Instituto Nacional de Estadistica- ine.es)

England and Wales

  • 1. Oliver
  • 2. Jack
  • 3. Harry
  • 4. Alfie
  • 5. Joshua
  • 6. Thomas
  • 7. Charlie
  • 8. William
  • 9. James
  • 10. Daniel
(source:
Office for National statistics - ons.gov.uk)

Sweden

  • 1. Oscar
  • 2. William
  • 3. Lucas
  • 4. Elias
  • 5. Alexander
  • 6. Hugo
  • 7. Oliver
  • 8. Theo
  • 9. Liam
  • 10. Leo
(source:
www.scb.se)

Denmark

  • 1.William
  • 2. Noah
  • 3. Lucas
  • 4. Magnus
  • 5. Mikkel
  • 6. Mathias
  • 7. Victor
  • 8. Frederik
  • 9. Oscar
  • 10. Mads
(source:
www.dst.dk)

Iceland

  • 1. Alexander
  • 2. Daniel
  • 3. Jon
  • 4. Sigurdur
  • 5. Victor / Viktor
  • 6. Arnar
  • 7. Kristján / Kristian / Christian
  • 8. Gunnar
  • 9. Kristófer
  • 10. Stefan
(source:
www.statice.is)

France

  • 1. Luca / Lucas
  • 2. Mathis / Mathys
  • 3. Mathéo/Matteo
  • 4. Enzo
  • 5. Nathan
  • 6. Noah
  • 7. Raphaël/Rafaël
  • 8. Louis
  • 9. Kylian / Killian
  • 10. Ethan
(source:
www.meilleursprenoms.com)

Finland

  • 1. Juhani
  • 2. Johannes
  • 3. Mikael
  • 4. Olavi
  • 5. Matias
  • 6. Onni
  • 7. Elias
  • 8. Oliver
  • 9. Ilmari
  • 10. Oskari
(source:
www.verkkopalvelu.vrk.fi)

Germany

  • 1. Maximilian
  • 2. Alexander
  • 3. Paul
  • 4. Leon
  • 5. Lucas / Lukas
  • 6. Luca / Luka
  • 7. Elias
  • 8. Louis / Luis
  • 9. Jonas
  • 10. Felix
(source:
www.gfds.de)

Top 10 USA (2009)

  • 1. Jacob
  • 2. Ethan
  • 3. Michael
  • 4. Alexander
  • 5. William
  • 6. Joshua
  • 7. Daniel
  • 8. Jayden
  • 9. Noah
  • 10. Anthony
(source:
Social Security Administration - ssa.gov