Norwegian Surnames

Norwegian names are used in the country of Norway in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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ABRAMSENNorwegian
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ADAMSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of ADAM".
AMUNDSENNorwegian
Means "son of AMUND".
ANKERDutch, Danish, Norwegian
Metonymic surname for a sailor, meaning "anchor" in Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
ARNESENNorwegian
Means "son of ARNE (1)".
ÅRUDNorwegian
From Norwegian å meaning "river, stream" and the archaic word rud meaning "clearing".
AXELSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of AXEL".
BAARDSENNorwegian
Means "son of BÅRD".
BECK (1)English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Cognate of BACH, from Middle English bekke (from Old Norse), Low German beke or Old Norse bekkr all meaning "stream".
BERGGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic word meaning "mountain".
DAHLNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse dalr meaning "valley". A famous of this surname was author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) who is mostly remembered for children's stories such as 'Matilda' and 'Henry Sugar'.
ERIKSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of ERIK".
ESPENSENNorwegian
Means "son of ESPEN".
FALKSwedish, Danish, Norwegian, German
From Old Norse falkr or Middle High German valke "falcon".
FRANK (3)German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Name for a person from Franconia in Germany, so called because it was settled by the Frankish people.
GULBRANDSENNorwegian
Means "son of GULBRAND" in Norwegian.
GUNDERSENNorwegian
Means "son of GUNDER".
HAGEBAKNorwegian
Norwegian for "garden on a hill".
HAGENNorwegian, Dutch
From Old Norse hagi or Old Dutch hago meaning "enclosure, pasture".
HALLEnglish, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means simply "hall", given to one who either lived in or worked in a hall (the house of a medieval noble).
HALVORSENNorwegian
Means "son of HALVOR".
HAUGENNorwegian
Means "hill" in Norwegian, used by families residing on hilltops.
HERMANSENDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of HERMANSON.
HOLTDutch, Danish, English, Norwegian
Means "a wood" or "grove" in Old English or German.
HORNEnglish, German, Norwegian, Danish
From the Germanic word horn meaning "horn". This was an occupational name for one who carved objects out of horn or who played a horn, or a person who lived near a horn-shaped geographical feature, such as a mountain or a bend in a river.
HUMMEL (1)German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Derived from the given name HUMBERT.
HUMMEL (2)German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Nickname for a busy person (from the Germanic word hommel meaning "bee").
ISAKSENNorwegian, Danish
Means "son of ISAK".
JANSENDutch, Norwegian
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JOHNSENNorwegian, Danish
Means "son of JOHAN".
KNUTSENNorwegian
Means "son of KNUT".
LANDVIKNorwegian
Means "land and bay" in Norwegian.
LANGGerman, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian cognate of LONG.
LANGEGerman, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian cognate of LONG.
LOSNEDAHLNorwegian
From a place name: dahl means "valley" in Norwegian, and Losne is a place in Norway.
LUNDDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, English
Indicated a person who lived near a grove of trees, from Old Norse lundr meaning "grove". There are towns in Sweden and Britain called Lund.
NAESSNorwegian
From the Norwegian word næs "a promontory".
NASSNorwegian
From the Norwegian word næs meaning "a promontory".
NESSScottish, English, Norwegian
Means "headland" in Middle English, originally referring to a person who lived there.
NILSENNorwegian
Means "son of NILS".
OLHOUSERNorwegian, English
Means "(dweller by or near the) old house".
OLIVERSENNorwegian
Norwegian form of OLIVERSON.
OMDAHLNorwegian
Denoted a person hailing from any one of a number of farms in Norway called either Åmdal or Omdal meaning "elm valley".
OSTBERGNorwegian
From Østberg, the Norwegian form of ÖSTBERG.
OTTOSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of OTTO".
OVESENNorwegian
Means "son of OVE".
PETTERSENNorwegian
Means "son of PETTER".
RASKEDanish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Variant of RASK, used in Germany and the Netherlands.
ROLVSSONNorwegian
Means "son of ROLF".
RUUDNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
SILJENorwegian
Derived from the given name SILJE.
SKJEGGESTADNorwegian
Means "Skjegge's place" or "the bearded one's place" from Norwegian skjegge "beard" and stad "town, place".
SOLBERGDanish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Germanic elements sol "sun" combined with berg "mountain".
SPILLUMNorwegian
Originally denoted a person from Spillum, Norway.
STORSTRANDNorwegian
Originally denoted someone from Storstrand farm, Norway, derived from stor meaning "big" and strand meaning "beach".
STRANDDanish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Middle Low German word strand meaning "sea shore". It was originally given to someone who lived on or near the sea.
SWENHAUGENNorwegian
Originally a name for a person from Swenhaugen, Norway.
TENNFJORDNorwegian
Originally denoted a person from Tennfjord, Norway.
THORSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of THOR".
VINTERDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Scandinavian variant of WINTER.
VOLL (1)Norwegian
Originally indicated a person who lived in a meadow, from Old Norse vǫllr "meadow, field".
WANG (3)German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old High German wang or Old Norse vangr meaning "grassy slope, meadow".
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