Norwegian Dog Names

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Introduction

Have you just got back from an exciting adventure in Norway? Or perhaps you want to honor your Norse roots by naming your lovely new dog after a famous actor, musician, or a historical figure from Norway? Fear not, as this Scandinavian country is filled with magical places, amazing people, and incredible history, all of which will give you plenty of material to work with. Let’s not also forget that citizens of Norway are considered to be among the happiest in the world, so transferring some of that positive energy through your pup’s name is a great way to light up your life as well!

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Norwegian Dog Name Considerations

When thinking about a perfect Norwegian name for your lovely new pup, many options may come to mind. How about one of them being Thorodd, after the famous whale-catcher where Bamse was an official crew member? If you are an owner of a Norwegian Elkhound, why not try naming them Skoll? Skoll, of course, meaning cheers in Norwegian, perfect for an outgoing doggo who loves a good time!

Let’s say your family just became one member richer, and that new family member is a lovely black doggo, perhaps a black Great Dane, a Rottweiler, or a Doberman Pinscher. In that case, choosing a simple name that reflects your pups’s coat is a great option. So, a name such as Svart (black in Norwegian) can fit them perfectly! On the contrary, the name Hvit can suit a pupper with a white coat perfectly, for example a Samoyed, a Pomeranian, a Maltese, or even a West Highland White Terrier. For your always happy little princess, the name Lykke is just amazing, as it means happiness in the Norwegian language.

Whichever route you end up taking, you will be honoring the great European country, its history, its language, and its fascinating landscape that can leave anyone breathless! 

Male Norwegian Dog Names

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Edvard
After the painter Edvard Munch
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Magnus
After Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion
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Roald
After Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach South Pole
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Erik
After Erik Thorvaldsson, also known as Erik the Red
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Munch
After the famous painter Edvard Munch
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Henrik
After Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright
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Ragnarok
Old Norse version of Judgement Day
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Odin
The father of all Norse gods
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Thor
The god of thunder
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Tyr
God of law and glory
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Loki
Norse trickster god
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Asgard
Home of the gods
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Bragi
God of poetry
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Freyr
God of fertility
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Balder
Son of Odin
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Harbard
One of Odin's disguises
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Modi
After Móði, son of Thor
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Vali
Son of Odin
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Vili
Odin's brother
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Gimlé
A place where survivors of Ragnarok will live
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Kristofer
After a famous actor Kristofer Hivju
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Jon
After Jon Øigarden
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Larsen
After Rolf Kristian Larsen
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Lars
After Lars Oyno, the filmographer
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Johannes
After Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, a cross country skier
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Emil
After Emil Hegle Svendsen
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Jan
A popular name in Norway
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Jonas
Another popular choice in Norway
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Ivar
Popular name for boys, and the name of one of Ragnar Lodbrok's sons
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Stein
Popular Norwegian name

Female Norwegian Dog Names

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Eir
Goddess of medicine
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Freya
Goddess of fertility
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Frigga
Wife of Odin
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Saga
Goddess of wisdom
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Skadi
Goddess of bow hunting
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Var
Goddess of oaths
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Noomi
After Noomi Rapace
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Liv
After Liv Ullmann
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Linn
After Linn Skåber
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Agnes
After Agnes Kittelsen
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Sigrid
After Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, a singer
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Astrid
After Astrid S, a singer
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Lene
After Lene Marlin
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Thea
After Thea Hjelmeland
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Nys
After Lene Nystrøm, a singer
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Ingrid
After Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
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Ida
After Ida Maria
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Hel
Goddess of the underworld
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Aslaug
Wife of Ragnar Lodbrok
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Brigit
Popular Norwegian name
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Else
Frequent name in Norway
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Hedda
A popular name choice
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Margit
Another pretty popular name
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Herlig
Lovely in Norwegian
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Kvinne
Woman in Norwegian
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Heldig
Lucky in Norwegian
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Iskald
Frosty in Norwegian
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Elske
Love in Norwegian
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Blomst
Flower in Norwegian
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Lilje
Lily in Norwegian

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