Iceland is a unique country in every single way. From their breathtaking nature to their mystical beliefs in the supernatural and fairies to the cuisine, which includes more types of fermented foods than any of their other Nordic neighbors. 

Iceland’s language and their names are not an exception. We were curious and decided to find out what the most common names in Iceland were. We were not disappointed. According to Statista, these were the most popular names in Iceland last year. 

If you are looking for a unique name to name your baby, pet or cactus, look no further – get your inspiration from Iceland!



Female names

Guðrún
In 2019, the most popular name was Guðrún, with 4,656 individuals bearing the name.




Anna

In 2019, 4654 women were named Anna in Iceland. The name is also very popular in Denmark and Sweden.

Kristín

3487 women are named Kristín in Iceland.




Sigríður

3343 women were named Sigríður last year.

Margrét/Margjret/Margret

2886 women named either Margrét, Margjret or Margret in Iceland. This is a combination of all women with slightly different version of the name.




Helga

2713 women were named Helga.

Sigrún

2532 women were named Sigrún.




Ingibjörg

2136 women were named Ingibjörn.

Maria

1962 women were named Maria.

Jóhanna

1915 women were named Jóhanna.


Male names

Jón

In 2019, the most popular name was Jón, with 5,177 individuals having the name.




Sigurður

This, to the rest of the world, unique name, is the second most popular name in Iceland with 4187 named Sigurður.

Guðmundur

3927 men were named Guðmundur in 2019




Gunnar

Gunnar used to be a popular name in Sweden a few decades ago. Today it is still one of the most popular names in Iceland with 3130 men named Gunnar.




Ólafur/ Olav

2776 men were named a version of Ólafur or Olav. The snowman in Frozen I and II is one of them.

Einar

2443 men were named Einar.

Kristján/Kristian/Christian

2436 men were named either Kristján, Kristian, Christian in Iceland. This is a combination of all men with a slightly different version of the name.

Magnús

2325 men had the name Magnús in 2019.

Stefán/ Stefan

2243 men had the name Stefán or Stefan in 2019.

Jóhann

2040 were named the more exotic version of the very Scandinavian name Johan, Jóhann.

Source:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/746010/most-common-female-names-in-iceland/

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