Names distinctive to Denmark

The list of names unique to the Kingdom of Denmark*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Mette 47% 1.
2. Rikke 88% 2.
3. Pernille 86% 3.
4. Cecilie 46% 5.
5. Gitte 56% 6.
6. Trine 65% 8.
7. Lone 53% 7.
8. Lene 28% 4.
9. Jette 62% 12.
10. Malene 52% 10.
11. Ditte 71% 15.
12. Birgitte 59% 14.
13. Dorthe 62% 16.
14. Katrine 21% 9.
15. Dorte 60% 18.
16. Nanna 31% 13.
17. Signe 25% 11.
18. Vibeke 61% 19.
19. Frederikke 100% 21.
20. Jytte 83% 22.
21. Freja 55% 20.
22. Bente 21% 17.
23. Merete 56% 26.
24. Iben 41% 25.
25. Birthe 30% 23.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Morten 71% 1.
2. Mads 84% 4.
3. Mikkel 88% 5.
4. Jesper 36% 2.
5. Rasmus 47% 3.
6. Søren 96% 6.
7. Lasse 38% 8.
8. Ole 25% 7.
9. Jørgen 69% 11.
10. Jeppe 61% 13.
11. Mogens 93% 16.
12. Torben 23% 9.
13. Nikolaj 28% 12.
14. Poul 23% 10.
15. Bjarne 44% 15.
16. Troels 98% 19.
17. Preben 82% 21.
18. Rune 27% 14.
19. Sren 71% 22.
20. Svend 53% 18.
21. Knud 39% 17.
22. Esben 96% 25.
23. Ulrik 48% 20.
24. Bjarke 93% 26.
25. Nicolaj 68% 27.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Nielsen 66% 1.
2. Jensen 46% 2.
3. Andersen 54% 4.
4. Hansen 33% 3.
5. Pedersen 60% 5.
6. Christensen 43% 6.
7. Larsen 41% 7.
8. Rasmussen 53% 8.
9. Madsen 61% 10.
10. Kristensen 78% 11.
11. Sørensen 90% 13.
12. Joergensen 80% 14.
13. Petersen 24% 9.
14. Jørgensen 89% 18.
15. Poulsen 76% 16.
16. Thomsen 55% 15.
17. Christiansen 41% 17.
18. Knudsen 52% 20.
19. Jakobsen 64% 23.
20. Olesen 81% 25.
21. Mortensen 53% 22.
22. Olsen 20% 12.
23. Mikkelsen 67% 24.
24. Laursen 81% 28.
25. Frederiksen 76% 27.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Norway 55%
Greenland 21%
Sweden 8%
New Zealand 7%
Australia 5%
Germany 5%
Luxembourg 4%
Iceland 4%
United States of America (the) 4%

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).