Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in Norway of 1956 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the Norway 1956:

Boys
Rank Name Num
1 Jan 1,481
2 Per 1,166
3 Bjørn 973
4 Kjell 849
5 Svein 755
6 Geir 747
7 Terje 682
8 Knut 627
9 Arne 615
10 Odd 567
11 Ole 530
12 John 497
13 Trond 492
14 Rune 468
15 Tor 463
16 Tore 455
17 Hans 435
18 Tom 413
19 Rolf 410
20 Lars 406
21 Leif 394
22 Morten 391
23 Stein 378
24 Arild 365
25 Gunnar 362
26 Helge 349
27 Steinar 346
28 Erik 317
29 Harald 311
30 Dag 299
31 Jon 294
32 Nils 288
33 Olav 258
34 Frank 245
35 Vidar 242
35 Roy 242
37 Øyvind 235
38 Einar 234
39 Roar 232
40 Magne 218
41 Ivar 216
42 Egil 215
43 Roger 210
44 Finn 207
45 Johnny 204
46 Alf 193
46 Kåre 193
48 Ove 185
49 Karl 183
50 Øystein 175
51 Stig 170
52 Pål 166
53 Thor 164
54 Åge 160
55 Jens 156
56 Reidar 154
57 Anders 147
58 Inge 145
59 Sverre 143
59 Asbjørn 143
61 Frode 142
62 Arvid 139
62 Oddvar 139
64 Ola 136
65 Torbjørn 135
65 Jarle 135
67 Johan 130
68 Paul 128
68 Peter 128
70 Jostein 127
70 Arve 127
70 Jørn 127
73 Erling 126
73 Atle 126
75 Håkon 124
76 Kurt 122
77 Kai 120
78 Petter 116
79 Robert 111
80 Bjarne 110
81 Sven 109
81 Arnfinn 109
83 Ragnar 103
84 Kjetil 101
85 Dagfinn 100
86 Øivind 99
87 Ulf 95
88 Audun 91
88 Bernt 91
90 Trygve 89
91 David 88
92 Michael 87
92 Roald 87
94 Eivind 83
95 Ketil 82
96 Magnar 80
96 Bent 80
98 Willy 79
99 Tormod 74
100 Arnt 73
Girls
Rank Name Num
1 Anne 1,762
2 Bente 849
3 Inger 788
4 Kari 702
5 Marit 643
6 Liv 630
7 Wenche 578
8 Tove 567
9 Eva 538
10 Berit 503
11 Randi 489
12 Bjørg 394
13 Grethe 390
14 Unni 389
15 Aud 373
16 Sissel 370
17 Gunn 352
18 Tone 345
19 Turid 342
20 Karin 338
21 Grete 337
22 Astrid 328
23 Ellen 327
24 Ann 320
25 Torill 315
26 Hilde 312
27 May 311
28 Mona 300
29 Elin 299
30 Elisabeth 298
31 Marianne 294
32 Britt 290
33 Anita 288
34 Solveig 285
35 Jorunn 280
36 Gro 273
36 Vigdis 273
38 Laila 268
39 Ingrid 267
39 Åse 267
41 Gerd 264
42 Else 259
43 Heidi 255
44 Mette 251
45 Reidun 241
46 Kirsten 233
47 Brit 222
48 Rita 220
49 Ragnhild 217
50 Lisbeth 214
51 Nina 199
51 Hanne 199
53 Bodil 195
54 Kristin 193
55 Eli 191
56 Irene 178
57 Ingunn 170
58 Torunn 159
59 Toril 156
60 Ruth 149
61 Lillian 148
62 Sølvi 147
63 Lise 122
64 Kirsti 121
65 Anna 118
66 Maria 113
67 Sonja 112
68 Karen 111
69 Kjersti 110
70 Torhild 108
71 Synnøve 106
72 Solfrid 105
73 Linda 104
74 Rigmor 98
75 Evy 96
76 Mary 88
77 Jane 86
78 Birgit 85
78 Janne 85
80 Signe 80
81 Anne-Lise 78
82 Jorun 75
82 Siri 75
84 Trine 74
85 Siv 73
85 Helen 73
87 Sigrid 72
88 Torild 68
88 Hege 68
88 Mari 68
91 Sidsel 67
91 Helga 67
93 Sigrun 65
94 Vera 64
95 Ingeborg 62
95 Olaug 62
95 Anny 62
98 Lill 61
99 Merete 60
99 Guri 60
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