Names Go Nordic

Yes, that was probably a “Thor!” you just heard shouted out on the playground.

Scandinavian names are popping up everywhere from Maplewood to Hollywood, and as with most trends, what's old is new again. You can embrace our state's Nordic roots by giving your baby (or beloved pet) a name from the old country. These Nordic names are on the rise nationwide.

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BOYS

Dane
Odin
Gunnar
Jensen
Tomas

GIRLS

Elin
Elsa
Halle
Ingrid
Kiersten
Lena

Want to stay ahead of the curve? Here are our predictions for the next wave of names to be hitting stateside popularity soon! Anders
Hans
Lars
Malin
Nils
Peeta
Petra
Viggo

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