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Welcome to the comprehensive site on given names in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands!

You will find information about more than 50,000 names, their meanings, origins and usage in the Nordic countries. Explore our name lists by country or origin. Or use the Name Finder for an individual selection.

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18 December 2022

11 names were added to the List of approved Icelandic names in November. No name was rejected.

Askalín Bjart Díon Hófí Hrímir Kappi Miguel Sammy Scott Sigurbogi Þórína

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Name Days on February 2

Denmark    Kyndelmisse - Candlemas, Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
Faroe Islands    Kyndilsmessa - Candlemas, Mariumessa: tempulgongd Mariu - Maria's mass, Maria's visiting the temple (= Presentation of Jesus at the Temple)
Finland    Aamu, Jemina, Lumi
Norway    Jomar, Jostein
Sami    Njáveš
Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language)    Disa
Sweden    Kyndelsmässodagen - Candlemas, Presentation of Jesus at the Temple