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September 2020

19 September 2020

9 names were added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Agok, Dyljá, James, Klettur, Leonel, Morten, Ragný, Sofia, Virgil) and 2 names were rejected (Ivy, Theadór).


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19 September 2020

A "new" runestone was discovered in Sweden a few days ago. It contains three Old Norse names: Gerðarr, SigdiarfR and ØygærðR:


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6 September 2020

13 names were added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Andres, Elían, Franka, Gáki, Heiður, Josefina, Mári, Miró, Nathalia, Sólhrafn, Sólskríkja, Súddi, Svaný) and 3 names were rejected (Candice, Kaya, Nathalía).


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August 2020

19 August 2020

3 names were added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Döggvi, Keli, Melódía) and 3 names were rejected (Baltazar, Dahlía, Manuela).


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July 2020

June 2020

21 June 2020

Kalaallit Nunaat, Pilluaritsi! Happy National Day, Greenland! Greenland

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19-23 June 2020

Midsummer 2020 - stay safe!


17 June 2020

Til hamingju með daginn! Happy Iceland National Day!


15 June 2020

Today is World Wind Day. So here are some wind names for you!


14 June 2020

9 names were added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Agney, Blíður, Háski, Kat, Lennon, Palli, Rose, Teó and Toggi) and 2 names rejected (Bianca and Sigríðurjóna)


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7 June 2020

Today we added the Greenlandic name count to our name count tables!


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6 June 2020

Happy National Day, Sweden! Sweden


May 2020

30 May 2020

Gard, Gearral, Geir, Pasi, Rurik, Vera, Veronika and Vigand can celebrate their name days today. Learn more about the history of Nordic name days here!


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24 May 2020

Looking at the endings of the current female top 50 statistics lists, it is quite obvious that a-endings are by far the most popular ones.

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17 May 2020

Happy Syttende Mai! Norway


April 2020

27 April 2020

5 names were added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Aldan, Finni, Krákur, Lein and Nátthrafn) and 4 names rejected (Brettingz, Dylan, Rosemarie and Theo)


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25 April 2020

On the occasion of this week's World Book Day, we would like to tell you something about the fantastic books we used (and still use) to create this website.


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12 April 2020

God påske! Gleðiligar páskir! Hyvää pääsiäistä! Poorskimi pilluarits! Gleðilega páska! Buorit Beassážat! Glad påsk!


5 April 2020

A lot of Biblical and Saints’ boys’ names are in a nosedive in Denmark at the moment. If you look at the statistics of the last 10 years, a certain type of name is declining strongly: Boys’ names from the Bible and Saints’ names:

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March 2020

29 March 2020

Some of Saturn's moons have got Nordic names. They are taken from the Norse mythology. Learn about the moons and about their names here:

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21 March 2020

Names are typically distributed differently within the regions of a country. For Sweden, we have now performed an analysis, based on peoples' places of birth in the 19th century.


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7 March 2020

Nielsen, Jensen, Hansen - Have a look at the most common surnames in Denmark


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1 March 2020

In 2022, seven new names will be added to the Swedish name day calendar.


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February 2020

25 February 2020

11 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Art, Artemis, Bergúlfur, Haftýr, Halli, Hilja, Jeanne, Malin, Sigvard, Stormey and Ymur) and 2 names rejected (Grey and Vanítas)


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23 February 2020

Greenlandic given names are often quite long and look very exotic to foreigners. Once you recognize the different suffixes, the names become much easier to understand. Have a look!


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16 February 2020

Autumn and winter are typical storm seasons in the Nordic countries. Heavy storms are blowing outside while hygge, mys and sauna become more and more important! For some years now, heavy storms have been named in the Nordic countries. Have a look at our collection of those names:


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15 February 2020

What are the most common Finnish names? Have a look!

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8 February 2020

Emma and Jakob - the Norwegian statistics list of 2019 is online!


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6 February 2020

Happy Sami National Day! Sami

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1 February 2020

Alice and Lucas - the Swedish statistics list of 2019 is online!


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January 2020

25 January 2020

6 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Birmir, Hafalda, Hrafnsunna, Ivar, River, Ullur) and 4 names rejected (Bened, Hannalísa, Lúsífer, Theó)


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12 January 2020

47,000 names!


4 January 2019

Have a look at the top 10 page visits of 2019: Jörgen Runa Michael Freyja Flóki Ragna Jørgen Torvi Caspian Astrid Wolf Amma Ægir Saga Mika Anna Magnus Kaja Ragnar Ylva


1 January 2019

Happy New Year!