Most common female names in Denmark 2019

Most common female names in Denmark as of January 2019

by Agnete Lundetræ Jürgensen, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Most common female names in Denmark 2019 Among the 2.92 million female inhabitants in Denmark in 2019, the most common name was Anne. As of January 2019, nearly 46 thousand Danish women bore the name. There are several variations of it such as Anna, which is very popular in Denmark as well and, with a number of approximately 34 thousand, ranked on fifth place.
Danish surnames

  Most Danish last names are based on patronymics. Until the 1820s, it was common for ordinary people to use the Christian name of a person’s father, followed by “sen” (=son) or “datter” (=daughter) to create the surname. Nielsen for example is a patronymic surname meaning “son of Niels” and ranked first among all common surnames in Denmark as of January 2019.

Female names in other Nordic countries

  When looking at Iceland, Norway and Sweden, it is noticeable that there the first name Anne or the variation Anna was also very common. In 2017, Guðrún was the most common female name in Iceland but Anna came in second place. In Sweden, Anna was even more popular and ranked first in 2018, and in this year, most Norwegian women bore the name Anne.
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Most common female names in Denmark as of January 2019

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