25 Hygge Names Perfect for a Winter Baby
Winter is the perfect time for curling up inside of a thick blanket and getting comfy. That’s why we’ve really embraced the concept of hygge in recent years. Hygge is a Danish word describing feelings of warmth, coziness, and comfort — basically all of the things we want when it’s cold. Hygge is derived from a Norse word, hugga, which means “to comfort.” If you couldn’t guess, the English word hug comes from hugga.
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Hygge is definitely perfect for moms due in winter. Nesting is so real, and usually means creating a sense of coziness and comfort for the baby coming soon. While hygge is more of a state of being, you can certainly find inspiration in the origin of the words. There are plenty of adorable Scandinavian names that you can give your winter baby. Additionally, there are names that just invoke a warm, cozy, or even comforting feeling, which is the ultimate hygge name.
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Winter Names for Girls
Linnea - this name of a flower named by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus also means lime tree
Freya - named after the Norse goddess of love, fertility, and beauty, this is a perfect Scandinavian baby name
Britta - this Scandinavian name meaning strength is also a derivative of the Irish name Bridget
Winter - you can’t get more on the nose than using the name Winter
Posy - this name is English, but there is something sweet and cozy about it
Lottie - this is a diminutive of Charlotte, and a popular Scandinavian name
Sigrid - in Danish, this name means victorious counselor
Astrid - this Scandinavian name means divine strength
Gender Neutral Winter Names
Elias - this is a common name across Scandinavian culture
Soren - this is Scandinavian for severe, which is often true of winter weather
Ari - the Norse meaning of this name is eagle
Finn - in Norse, this name means finder
Otso - this is the Finnish word for bear, which is perfect for your hibernating winter babe
Wren - just like the small birds, who take nesting very seriously
Asher - the ash tree is a symbol in Norse mythology
Torsten - if you’re a superhero fan, this is Swedish for Thor’s stone
Gunnar - this is Scandinavian for warrior
Winter Names for Boys
Magnus - a strong showing, it means great in Danish, and strong warrior in Norse
Casper - not just for ghosts, this is the Scandinavian version of Jasper
Lars - the Danish version of laurel, which is a common winter tree
Nickolaj - another, more obvious diminutive of Nicholas
Felix - this Latin name is very popular among Scandinavian cultures
Johan - this is the Nordic version of John, and sounds much cooler
Otto - this is of German origin, but very common among Scndinavian countries
Klaus - a diminutive of Nicholas, this name is very popular in Scandinavian countries
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Sa'iyda Shabazz is a writer and mother to one. She can often be found in her apartment writing into the wee hours and trying to read a book in peace. She is a staff writer for Scary Mommy, and writes for several other parenting sites.