Most common female names in Denmark 2020

Among the 2.92 million female inhabitants in Denmark in 2019, the most common name was Anne. As of January 2020, around 45.2 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 sixth 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.

Most common female names in Denmark as of January 2020

Number of individuals
Anne45,202
Kirsten39,857
Mette38,590
Hanne37,882
Helle33,770
Anna33,666
Susanne30,859
Lene30,535
Maria29,527
Marianne26,694
Lone25,001
Camilla24,598
Pia24,006
Louise23,815
Charlotte23,683
Bente23,191
Tina23,158
Gitte22,996
Inge22,963
Karen22,960
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

January 1, 2020

Special properties

Top 20

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