Skandinavia merujuk kepada dua negara, (Norwegia dan Swedia) yang terletak di Tanjung Skandinavia, ditambah Denmark.
Tanjung Skandinavia mempunyai populasi yang rendah dan ditutupi dengah hutan pinus, birch dan cemara. Di bagian barat dan utara terdapat pegunungan. Pegunungan Skandinavia adalah salah satu pegunungan tertua di dunia. Gunung yang tertinggi adalah Galdhøpiggen di Norwegia.
Denmark adalah negara Skandinavia yang terkecil, populasinya lebih padat, dan kebanyakan dari lahannya digunakan untuk pertanian. Kopenhagen, ibukota dari Denmark, adalah kota terbesar di Skandinavia.
Skandinavia adalah bagian dari Negara Nordik yang juga mencakup Islandia dan Finlandia. Kelima negara ini mengkordinasi aktivitas politik dan kebudayaan di Dewan Nordik. Denmark, Finlandia, and Swedia adalah anggota Uni Eropa.
Bahasa-bahasa di Skandinavia sangat berkaitan dan kebanyakan orang Skandinavia bisa mengerti satu sama lain. Bahasa Skandinavia termasuk dalam bahasa Jermanik, sekeluarga dengan bahasa Jerman dan Inggris.
Setiap negara mempunyai mata uangnya masing masing, walaupun bernama sama, krona atau krone. Satu krona dibagi lagi menjadi 100 øre atau öre. Nilai dari satu krona kira-kira sekitar 10-15 seneuro.
Berikut adalah nama-nama bayi Skandinavia yang dapat menginspirasi bakal nama bayi Anda.
ADALBJORG: A Scandinavian name based on Old Norse, and means “Noble protection.”
ADALSTEINN: Means “noble stone.”
AGNETHA: Scandinavian style of Agnes: “chastity.”
AKSEL: Variant of Scandinavian Axel, meaning “my father is peace.”
ANDERS: Popular Scandinavian male form of Andrew (“man; warrior”)
ANNA/ANJA/ANNE: Common female name, meaning “favor; grace.”
ANSGAR: “God spear,” based on Germanic.
ARVID: “Eagle tree.” Regional name coming from the elements arn “eagle” and vidhr “tree.”
ASDIS: Feminine, coming from the Old Norse words for “god” and “goddess.”
ASTA/ASTRID: Modern female Scandinavian form of Old Norse Astridr, which means “god beautiful.”
AXEL: Scandinavian form of Absalom, meaning “my father is peace.”
BIRGIT/BIRGITTA/BRITTA/BRITA: Scandinavian female form of Irish Brighid, meaning “exalted one.”
BJORN/BJOERN/BJARNE (male): Scandinavian name derived from an Old Norse word bjorn, meaning “bear.”
CAI/CAJ (male): Scandinavian version of Kai.
CARINA: Scandinavian long feminine form of Cara, meaning “friend.”
CHRISTOFFER: Scandinavian form of Christopher, which means “Christ-bearer.”
DAG/DAGNEY: Scandinavian female name derived from Norse dagr, meaning “day.”
DAGMAR: common female name, means “Day-maid.”
EDVARD: Scandinavian form of English Edward, meaning “guardian of prosperity.”
EGIL: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Egill, meaning “little edge/point (of a sword).”
EINAR: male Norse name meaning “One warrior.”
ELIN: Scandinavian name for Helen, meaning “to elope.”
ELISABET/ELSA: Scandinavian female style of Elisabeth, meaning “God is my oath.”
FINN: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Finnr, meaning “from Finland.”
FOLKE: From Old Norse male name Folki, meaning “tribe.”
FRANS: Local version of Francis/Francois, meaning “free.”
FREDERIK/FREDRIK: Scandinavian male name for Frederick, which means “peaceful ruler.”
FREJ: Scandinavian style for Old Norse Freyr, meaning “lord.”
FREJA/FROJA: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Freya, meaning “lady, mistress.”
GUDRUN: Popular female name from Old Norse Guthrun, meaning “God’s secret lore.”
GUNNAR/GUNNE (male) or GUNHILD/GUNHILDA (female): Scandinavian variants for Old Norse “war-battle.”
GUNVOR: Scandinavian masculine name for the Old Norse Gunnvor which means “war-vigilant.”
GUSTAV: Scandinavian male name for the Latin Gustavus, meaning “meditation staff.”
HÁKAN: Scandinavian male name derived from Old Norse Hákon.
HALLE: “Rock”, male.
HANNA: Scandinavian female form of English Hannah, meaning “gracious, merciful.”
HARALD: Scandinavian name form of English Harold, meaning “army ruler.”
HEDDA/HEDVIG: From the German female Hedwig, meaning “contending war.”
HELGA (female) or HELGE (male): Comes from the word heilagr, meaning “successful.”
HEMMING: Scandinavian male name based on the Old Norse Hamr, meaning “shape.”
HENNING/HENRIK (male): Scandinavian style of the English Henry, meaning “ruler of the house.”
HENRIKE: Feminine Scandinavian style of Henrik.
HERLEIF: Typical Scandinavian name, means “Army descendant.”
HJALMAR/HJALMARR (male): Scandinavian forms Hjálmar, meaning “helmet-warrior.”
HJÖRDIS: feminine name, means “Sword goddess.”
HULDA: Feminine Scandinavian name, “lovable.”
INGE: Common male and female nickname as well as given name. Many Scandinavian combinations with short syllables.
IVAR/IVARR/IVOR (male): an Old Norse name meaning “Bowman.”
JAKOB: Scandinavian style of Jacob.
JAN/JANNA (female) JOHAN/JON (male): The Scandinavian form of Johannes: “God is gracious.”
JOSEF: Variant of Joseph, meaning “HE shall add.”
KAI/KAJ (male) KAJA (female): A popular Danish name.
KNUT: Scandinavian male form of the Old Norse Knutr, meaning “knot.”
KRISTIAN/KRISTOFFER (male) or KRISTIN (female): Very popular Scandinavian styles of Christian and Christiane, meaning “follower of Christ.”
LARS/LORENS: Scandinavian male forms of Lawrence.
LEIF: Scandinavian male name or nickname, meaning “descendant, heir.”
LELLE/LENNE/LENNART (male): Meaning “lion-strong.”
LISBET: Nickname for Scandinavian Elisabet, meaning “God is my oath.”
LIV: Scandinavian name based on the Old Norse element hlif, meaning “protection.”
LUDVIG: Scandinavian masculine version of Ludwig/Louis, meaning “famous warrior.”
MAJA: Scandinavian female form of Greek Maia, meaning “mother.”
MARGARETHA/MARGRETE/MARGIT: Scandinavian female name for Margaret, meaning “pearl.”
MARTE: Scandinavian feminine form of Martha: “lady.”
MIKKEL: Scandinavian male name for Michael, meaning “who is like God”
NIKLAS/NILS/NIELS: Scandinavian masculine form of Nicholas, meaning “victory of the people.”
NJAL: Male name coming from Old Norse Njáll: “champion.”
NJORD: Scandinavian male name for the Old Norse Njordr, meaning “strong, vigorous.”
OLA/OLAF: Scandinavian name, mainly male, derived from Old Norse Anliefr, which means “forefather’s heir/descendant.”
OVE: Nickname for Scandinavian names containing the Old Norse element ag, meaning “blade.”
PER: Scandinavian male form of Peter, meaning “rock; stone.”
PRIDBJORN (Pridbjørn): “Foremost bear.” Scandinavian male name for Pritbor.
RAGNA/RAGNAR: Unisex Scandinavian form of Germanic Reginar, which means “wise warrior.”
RAGNILD/RAGNHILD: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Ragnhildr, meaning “battle counsel.”
RAGNVALD: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Ragnvaldr, meaning “wise ruler.”
RAKEL: Scandinavian feminine name for Rachel, meaning “ewe.”
RASMUS: Common Scandinavian name for the Latin Erasmus, which means “to love.”
RIKARD: Scandinavian form of Richard, meaning “powerful and brave.”
ROLF: Scandinavian style of the male Old Norse Hrolfr, meaning “famous wolf.”
RUBEN: Scandinavian form of Reuben, meaning “behold, a son.”
RUNA/RUNE (female/male): Popular Scandinavian baby name coming from the Old Norse Rún, which means “secret lore.”
SARA/SARAH: female name, “princess.”
SEVERIN: Scandinavian male name for the Roman Severinus, meaning “stern.”
SIGMUND: means “Victory-protector.”
SIGRID: Scandinavian female and male name for the Old Norse Sigridr, which means “beautiful victory.”
SIGRUN: Modern Scandinavian female style of Old Norse Sigrún, meaning “victory-secret.”
SIGURD: Comes from the Old Norse Sigurdr, meaning “guardian of victory.”
SIRI: Short for Sigrid, which means “beautiful victory.”
SNORRI: Scandinavian name coming from the Old Norse Snerra, meaning “attack.”
SONJA/SONJE: Scandinavian form of feminine Russian Sonya, meaning “wisdom.”
SOREN/SØREN: Scandinavian form of Severinus (see above), meaning “stern.” The name Søren is more popular than Soren.
STEFAN: Scandinavian male form of Greek Stephanos, meaning “crown.”
STIGR/STIG/STIGANDR: Icelandic male name, means “wanderer.”
STINA: Scandinavian nickname for Christina, which means “follower of Christ.”
SVANHILD: Scandinavian female name meaning “swan battle.”
TEKLA: Scandinavian form of Greek Thekla, which means “glory of God.”
THORDIS/TORDIS: Icelandic male name for “Thor’s goddess.”
THORIR/THORVALD/TORVALD: “Thor’s …” Scandinavian male name variations added to Thor.
TOR/TORE: Scandinavian short form of Norse Thor, which means “thunder.”
TORA: Female style of the Scandinavian Tor, meaning “thunder.”
TORD/TOVE/TURID: Scandinavian abbreviated male form of Old Norse Thorfrithr, meaning “peace of Thor.”
TRYGGVE: Male Scandinavian version of Trygve.
TRYGVE: Scandinavian male name based on the Old Norse word tryggr, meaning “trustworthy.”
TURE: Variant of Tore (see above)
ULLA/ULRIKA (female) ULRIK (male): Popular Scandinavian name which means “prosperity and power.”
VALDIS: feminine name meaning “Goddess of the dead.”
VALTER: Scandinavian masculine form of German Walther, which means “ruler of the army.”
VANJA: Scandinavian feminine form of Russian Vanya, meaning “God is gracious.”
VERNER: Scandinavian form of the masculine German Werner, which means “army guard.”
VIDAR: Scandinavian masculine name based on the Old Norse Vitharr, meaning “forest warrior.”
VIGGO: Nickname for Scandinavian names containing the element vig, meaning “war.”
VILHELM: Scandinavian masculine form of English William, which means “will-helmet.”
YNGVE/YNGVI: Variant of Scandinavian Yngvi, meaning “lord.”