Norwegian Girl's Names Statistics

1880 - 2000

We have taken a look at the Norwegian Names statistics for girls in the years 1880 to 2010 (source: Statistisk Sentralbyrå), and have found some interesting facts.

Did you know that from 1880 to 1916, Anna was the Number 1 name? Every year!

Or that the number 2 name for the periode of 1880 to 1900 was Marie?

From 1917 and for some years, the names Solveig, Ruth and Bjørg was competing and had some years each, until 1940, when the number ONE was Anne.

From that year, and all up to 1971, Anne kept it’s popularity as no. 1.

In 1987, Anne was no. 10, and since then it has been out of the Top 10 list.



Let’s take a look at the others:



1880

Anna, Marie, Karen, Ingeborg, Inga, Anne, Marta, Karoline, Kristine, Johanne.


1900

Anna, Marie, Astrid, Margit, Ingeborg, Borghild, Olga, Marta, Jenny, Gudrun


1910

Anna, Gudrun, Astrid, Borghild, Solveig, Ingrid, Margit, Ingeborg, Marie, Ruth


1920

Solveig, Ruth, Anna, Gerd, Ingrid, Astrid, Else, Inger, Aslaug, Gudrun


1930

Bjørg, Inger, Solveig, Gerd, Ragnhild, Astrid, Ingrid, Ruth, Else, Anne


1940

Anne, Bjørg, Inger, Kari, Liv, Gerd, Berit, Marit, Astrid, Turid


1950

Anne, Inger, Marit, Torill, Liv, Kari, Berit, Grethe, Bjørg, Randi


1960

Anne, Bente, Inger, Marit, Kari, Hilde, Tove, Grethe, Nina, Liv


1970

Anne, Hege, Hilde, Monica, Anita, Nina, Heidi, Marianne, Tone, Kristin


1980

Anne, Camilla, Katrine, Marianne, Linda, Elisabeth, Lene, Kristin, Monica, Silje


1990

Ida, Karoline, Marte, Silje, Camilla, Kristine, Stine, Katrine, Maria, Christina


2000

Ida, Emilie, Julie, Thea, Sara, Ingrid, Malin, Maria, Marte, Nora


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Source: ssb.no