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Everyone loves Scandinavia. I mean, what is there not to love? It is the land of Ikea, Swedish meatballs, some of the best salmon in the world and beautiful cities. Yes, being from Scandinavia is wonderful. You may find yourself looking for inspiration to name your baby on some of the lists of the most popular names in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway or Iceland. Well, we have done the legwork for you and bring you 40 names that are popular in Scandinavia, yet will still allow your Latino baby to fit in with the community around him or her.

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Because, let's be real: Naming your kid Viggo, Guðmundur or Dagur, may sound cool now, but you would not be doing him any favors when elementary school rolls around and his friends can't even pronounce his name. So there's an easy middle of the road situation here: choose a popular Scandinavian name that has a Latin flair to it, so both you and your child --as he grows up and needs to socialize-- can enjoy it.

That way, if your dream of moving to Denmark or Norway, riding your bike around the canal everyday, spending hours amused by the turning of the windmills or enjoying universal healthcare, ever does come true, your kid will be ready to fit in with one of the most popular names in the region. And, of course, if you decide to stay this side of the Atlantic, you still will have a great story to tell when anyone asks you where his or her name comes from.

Adrian 1

Adrian

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A very elegant name that has been heavily adopted in the Latino community. Try also, Adrienne for a baby girl.

 

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Alicia 2

Alicia

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One of the most beautiful baby names in Latin culture. So much so that it has made it to Scandinavia and became super popular.

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Alma 3

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It means soul in Spanish, and it's simply a glowing name. It has become very popular in Sweden and Norway.

Alva 4

Alva

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There's definitely a Latin flair to this wonderful name, which adds a Scandinavian twist to the more common Latino baby girl name Alba.

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Amanda 5

Amanda

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Chilean singer and song writer wrote a beautiful song called "Te recuerdo Amanda" in the 60s, making the name an instant hit all over Latin America. Now it is also popular in Scandinavia.

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Amelia 6

Amelia

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Amelia is one of the most popular names for baby girls in Sweden and it just sounds so beautiful in Spanish.

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Astrid 7

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This is a true Scandinavian girl name, hailing from Viking mythology, but it has been adopted all over South America, mostly in Venezuela and Colombia.

Axel 8

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Who doesn't know a Puerto Rican man named Axel?

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Baltasar 9

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One of the Three Kings is Baltasar, which hasn't made it a hugely popular name in Latin America, yet it definitely has that Latino Flair.

 

Cornelia 10

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Just like Amelia, they may not be of Latin origin, but do sound Latin for sure.

 

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Daniel 11

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A biblical name that can be found in most cultures, but that has really made a home amongst the Latino community. It is a beautiful name, so it's no surprise it's also popular in Scandinavia.

Elias 12

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Another biblical name that just sounds so Latino.

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Elvira 13

Elvira

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We can see how people in Scandinavia love this name. It's beautiful for a little girl, but also commands respect, which helps one she grows up.

Emilia 14

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Definitely a Latin flair to this name, although perhaps it is more popular in Scandinavia and Anglo-speaking regions.

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Felicia 15

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This beautiful name is a bit antiquated in the Latin world, as it was quite popular some 60 or 70 years ago, but still has a wonderful and peaceful ring to it.

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Felix is a widely used name in South America. Short, easy to remember, and piercing to the ear, probably because of the x at the end.

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Gabriel 17

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An amazing name that can really grow with a child. Makes sense that it is very popular in Sweden.

Hugo 18

Hugo

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An entire generation of soccer-loving parents in Mexico probably named their boys Hugo after their idol, Hugo Sanchez. It such a cute name for a baby boy that is no wonder it has taken in Scandinavian.

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Ines

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A wonderful Scandinavian name with a beautiful Latin flair to it.

Julia 20

Julia

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When you think Julia you think of a wide-eyed little girl smiling in the sun. There's no way you can't fall in love with it.

 

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Julian 21

Julian

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As playful as the female version. A beautiful name for a baby boy, but one you can also see a serious adult carrying proudly.

Leo 22

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Once upon a time this used to be short for Leonardo, but now it just stands by itself. It is super popular in Finland and in Sweden.

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Leon 23

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Probably popular for different reasons in Scandinavia, but this is very fierce name, given it meand Lion in Spanish.

Lucas 24

Lucas

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Also a Scandinavian gem that has been exported all over the world and found a home in Latin America of all places.

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Luna 25

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A very popular name in Norway and Denmark, which means moon in Spanish. It's as beautiful as you can get.

Maja 26

Maja

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This is also a Scandinavian name that is very popular in Norway and Sweden. In Spain, "maja" means a cool girl, so this is a great pick if you'd want to have an outgoing and caring baby.

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Martin 27

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This very international name found a home in Argentina, and so its Latin flair is a given.

Matheo 28

Matheo

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A great twist on a classic. The Scandinavian version of Mateo is something you may want to try when naming your baby boy.

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Oliver 29

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This also a very international name, but it took on in Latin America so much that it has simply adopted the spice that comes with the culture, making it a great choice for your baby.

Olivia 30

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Sweet and fun name with Scandinavian roots, that is actually an adaptatin of the Spanish word for olive.

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Samuel 31

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It's a powerful name, popular in Sweden, that can also be found in many countries in Latin America.

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Sara is a beautiful name in any language that has really taken in Latin America, and clearly also in Scandinavia.

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This is a name of Germanic origin that is wonderful for playful little kids, but that also ages well with him. It is quite popular all over Scandinavian, but also in Colombia, Chile or Argentina.

Selma 34

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While it isn't quite clear where Selma's origin comes from, it has surely taken in many countries in Scandinavia, and it definitely has that Latin flair.

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Sofia 35

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A Greek name that is very much adopted in South America. It's a name that is full of life, and evokes calmness and joy. I can see how it would also become popular in Scandinavia.

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As Scandinavian as you can get. It was introduced in the region by King Waldemar of Denmark in the 12th Century. Still, when I hear this name I can only picture an accordion player playing some vallenato in Santa Marta, Colombia.

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Such a cute name for a little baby. It has become quite trendy in Sweden, but you can't deny the Latin flavor behind it.

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This is a very strong name, of Germanic origin, which is probably as popular in Scandinavia as it is in South America. In many of the Scandinavian countries they also use it as Viktor.

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The female version of Victor is a wonderful name for a little girl. It means victory in Spanish, and it actually grows well with time, as a woman named Victoria surely sounds like someone you look up to.

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Just like Valdemar, there is no shortage of vallenato musicians that carry this wonderful Scandinavian name in the Colombian coast.