Norwegian Surnames

Norwegian names are used in the country of Norway in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ADAMSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of ADAM".
Means "son of AMUND".
ANKERDutch, Danish, Norwegian
Metonymic surname for a sailor, meaning "anchor" in Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
Means "son of ARNE (1)".
From Norwegian å meaning "river, stream" and the archaic word rud meaning "clearing".
AXELSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of AXEL".
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".
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.
Means "son of GULBRAND" in Norwegian.
Means "son of GUNDER".
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).
Means "son of HALVOR".
HANSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of HANS".
Means "son of HARALD".
Means "the hill" in Norwegian, referring to a person who lived on a hilltop.
HERMANSENDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of HERMANSON.
HOLTEnglish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
From Old English, Old Dutch and Old Norse holt meaning "forest".
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.
ISAKSENNorwegian, Danish
Means "son of ISAK".
JANSENDutch, Norwegian
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JOHNSENNorwegian, Danish
Means "son of JOHAN".
Means "son of KNUT".
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.
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.
From the Norwegian word næs "a promontory".
From the Norwegian word næs meaning "a promontory".
NESSScottish, English, Norwegian
Means "headland" in Middle English, originally referring to a person who lived there.
Means "son of NILS".
OLHOUSERNorwegian, English
Means "(dweller by or near the) old house".
Norwegian form of OLIVERSON.
Denoted a person hailing from any one of a number of farms in Norway called either Åmdal or Omdal meaning "elm valley".
From Østberg, the Norwegian form of ÖSTBERG.
OTTOSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of OTTO".
Means "son of OVE".
Means "son of PETTER".
Means "son of ROLF".
Derived from Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
Derived from the given name SILJE.
From a place name, derived from Norwegian skjegg "beard" and stad "town, place".
SOLBERGNorwegian, Swedish
From a place name, derived from Old Norse sól "sun" and berg "mountain". As a Swedish name it may be ornamental.
Originally denoted a person from Spillum, Norway.
STENBERGSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Scandinavian sten "stone" and berg "mountain". As a Swedish name it is ornamental.
Originally denoted someone from Storstrand farm in Norway, derived from stor meaning "big" and strand meaning "beach".
STRANDNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse strǫnd meaning "beach, sea shore". It was originally given to someone who lived on or near the sea.
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".