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18 Scandinavian Baby Names That'll Make You Want Kids Like, Right Now

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1. Axel

Axel means "my father is peace" and can also be spelled Aksel. Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie also has this name.
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Axel means "my father is peace" and can also be spelled Aksel. Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie also has this name.

2. Ingrid

Ingrid means "Ing's beauty." I don't know what that means but it is a beautiful name!
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Ingrid means "Ing's beauty." I don't know what that means but it is a beautiful name!

3. Elsa

Elsa is a short form of Elizabeth. And I also heard the name Elsa was used in some random Disney movie.
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Elsa is a short form of Elizabeth. And I also heard the name Elsa was used in some random Disney movie.

4. Gunnar

Gunnar means "battle warrior," so it's a pretty chill name to give a child.
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Gunnar means "battle warrior," so it's a pretty chill name to give a child.

5. Anika

Anika means "gracious, merciful" and many add an extra "n" for it to be spelled Annika.
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Anika means "gracious, merciful" and many add an extra "n" for it to be spelled Annika.

6. Leif

Leif means "heir." Also two words: Leif Erikson (who was Icelandic but a viking, so kind of Scandinavian).
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Leif means "heir." Also two words: Leif Erikson (who was Icelandic but a viking, so kind of Scandinavian).

7. Elin

Elin is a form of Helen/Ellen so if you love Ellen DeGeneres but want a different spelling, here ya go!
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Elin is a form of Helen/Ellen so if you love Ellen DeGeneres but want a different spelling, here ya go!

8. Sven

Sven means "boy, young man." Sven also probably means "this is the name you think of when you think Scandinavian people."
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Sven means "boy, young man." Sven also probably means "this is the name you think of when you think Scandinavian people."

9. Freja

Freja is the goddess of love in Norse mythology and the Danish supermodel Freja Beha Erichsen has this name.
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Freja is the goddess of love in Norse mythology and the Danish supermodel Freja Beha Erichsen has this name.

10. Sonja

Sonja means "wisdom." If Bravo is your thing, there's a Real Housewife named Sonja.
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Sonja means "wisdom." If Bravo is your thing, there's a Real Housewife named Sonja.

11. Kaia

Kaia means "pure." Kari also means "pure" so if K names are your thing...
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Kaia means "pure." Kari also means "pure" so if K names are your thing...

12. Edvard

Edvard, the Scandinavian version of Edward, means "Valiant, courageous." Also, the Prince in The Prince and Me was named Edvard, which is way more important.
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Edvard, the Scandinavian version of Edward, means "Valiant, courageous." Also, the Prince in The Prince and Me was named Edvard, which is way more important.

13. Malin

Malin means "woman of Magdela." Malena also has the same meaning. Actress Malin Åkerman is Swedish-Canadian!
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Malin means "woman of Magdela." Malena also has the same meaning. Actress Malin Åkerman is Swedish-Canadian!

14. Nils

Nils means "victory of the people."
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Nils means "victory of the people."

15. Henrik

Henrik, a form of Henry, means "victory of the people."
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Henrik, a form of Henry, means "victory of the people."

16. Astrid

Astrid means "God's strength" and if you've ever read/seen White Oleander, you'd know her name is v v symbolic.
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Astrid means "God's strength" and if you've ever read/seen White Oleander, you'd know her name is v v symbolic.

17. Sanna

Sanna means "lily flower." There's a character named Sana on the very popular Norwegian show Skam.
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Sanna means "lily flower." There's a character named Sana on the very popular Norwegian show Skam.

18. Torvald

Torvald means "Thor's rule," so if you're a Marvel fan, this might be the name for you.
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Torvald means "Thor's rule," so if you're a Marvel fan, this might be the name for you.

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