Norwegian Baby Names – Norwegian Culture for Kids

Norwegian Baby Girl Names Norwegian Baby Boy Names
Agnes Ida Aleksander Jakob
Agnete Inga Alexander Jan
Alfhild Ingeborg Alf Jens
Amalie Inger Alfred Joachim
Andrea Ingri Anders Joakim
Anette Ingrid Anders Johan
Anna Ingvil Andreas Jokkum
Anne Ingvild Anton Jon
Astra Ingvill Arne Jonas
Astri Janne Artur Jørgen
Astrid Jenny Arvid Julius
Aud Jensina Asbjørn Kåre
Beate Johanna Atle Karl
Bente Jorun Balder Kjell
Bergitta Josefina Baldur Knut
Berit Julie Benjamin knute
Borghild Kaia Bjørn Kristian
Camilla Kamilla Boone Kristoffer
Caroline Karen Borg Lars
Cathrine Kari Brander Leif
Catrine Karolina Burnaby Ludvik
Christine Karoline Burr Mads
Dagmar Katrine Busby Magnus
Danica Kirsten Cadby Marcus
Disa Kristianna Canute Marius
Dorte Kristin Carr Martin
Eir Kristina Cawley Martinus
Elisa Kristine Christian Mathias
Elise Lene Christoffer Matias
Ellen Lisbet Colby Mats
Elsa Malena Dag Mikkel
Emilie Malin Danby Mons
Emma Maren Delling Nikolai
Freya Margit Daniel Nils
Frida Margrete Didrik Olaf
Gerd Mari Edvard Olan
Gjertrud Maria Einar Ole
Gudrun Marie Eirik Pål
Gunnhild Marit Elvis Paul
Haldis Marta Emil Peder
Hanna Marte Eric Per
Hannah Marthe Erik Petter
Hanne Marthine Erlend Reidar
Hedda Martine Erling Rolf
Hege Mary Espen Sander
Heidi Matilda Even Sebastian
Helene Nikolina Fredrik Sigurd
Henriette Nina Frode Simen
Hilda Nora Gunnar Sindre
Hilde Oda Haakon Stian
Hjørdis Olava Haavard Svein
Olina Håkon Svend
Pernilla Hans Sverre
Petra Harald Thomas
Håvard Thor
Henning Tobias
Henrik Tomas
Ivar Tor
Vegar
Vegard

Norway has an official government list of acceptable names. their strict name law dates back to the 1800′s, and is intended to protect children from any Norwegian names that sound or look strange.
The Norwegian origins of this these names include place names, those related to mythology and history, origins from colors, plants and other types of nature. Also, fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins.

 

 

 

 

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Norwegian Geography – Norwegian Culture for kids

Three-fifths of the country is covered with mountains.  There are also farmlands in the valleys, fishing villages and fjords.  Fjords are narrow inlets of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes.  In the north, there is a large region called Svalbard Archipelago made up of fjords, mountains and islands.  Further north and above the Arctic Circle, you will find the land of the Midnight Sun where the sun shines all day and night for part of the summer.  In the southern part of Norway there are farmlands, beaches and the Western Fjords.

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The climate in the north is very cold.  There are many arctic animals in addition to the reindeer such as polar fox, polar hare, wolf, wolverine, seal, walrus and polar bear.  In the south there are moose, deer, fox and otter.

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Norwegian People – Norwegian Culture for kids

Most people in Norway are Norwegians. The Norwegian language is related to German and early English. Norwegians can understand both Swedish and Danish as these two languages are quite similar to Norwegians. In their country, there are two standard languages: Bokmal and Nynorsk.

The Sami people are a native population in Norway. They are also called Lapps. They number about 30,000 people and live in the northern parts of the country. They are the Artic reindeer herders. Their language is completely different from Norwegian. The Sami children are taught Sami as their first language in school and Norwegian as a foreign language.

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There is an immigrant population of 6% who live in Norway. They live mostly in the larger cities. Most of the immigrants come from Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Russia. There are some people who come from African countries, Southeast Asia and also from the Middle East.

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Norwegian Location – Norwegian Culture for kids

Norway is a country located in Northern Europe.  It is home to more than 4,600,000 people.  Norway borders the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.  It also borders Sweden, Finland and Russia.  Norway is one of the three Scandinavian countries along with Denmark and Sweden.  It is a long and narrow landmass extending 1,100 miles from north to south.  The width varies from 4 miles to 270 miles.  1/3 of the country lies north of the Arctic Circle. The population of Norway is spread out in small town and communities.

 

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