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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Morten

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M is for mirth, your laughter.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Notable Persons Named Morten

Morten Harket is a synthpop, pop rock, and alternative rock musician. He was most active from 1982 to present. Morten was born Morten Harket on September 14th, 1959 in Kongsberg, Norway.


Morten Tyldum is a director. Morten was born on May 19th, 1967 in Norway.


Morten Andersen is an american football player for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. He was most active from 1982 to 2007. Morten was born on August 19th, 1960 in Copenhagen.


Morten Gamst Pedersen is a soccer player for the Tromsø IL, IL Norild, Blackburn Rovers F.C., Kardemir Karabükspor, Rosenborg BK, Norway national under-21 football team, and Norway national football team. Morten was born on September 8th, 1981 in Vadsø, Norway.


Morten Lauridsen is a composer and conducting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to present. Morten was given the name Morten Johannes Lauridsen on February 27th, 1943 in Colfax, Washington.


Morten Olsen is a soccer player for the Nykøbing FC, Cercle Brugge K.S.V., R. White Daring Molenbeek, R.S.C. Anderlecht, FC Köln, Denmark national under-21 football team, and Denmark national football team. Morten was born on August 14th, 1949 in Vordingborg.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Morten

Alexander Morten was a soccer player for the N.N. Club, Wanderers F.C., Crystal Palace F.C. (1861), and England national football team. Alexander was born on November 15th, 1831 in London, England. He passed away on February 24th, 1900.



Pier was born on February 15th, 1959.


Shelley was born on November 24th, 1959 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Eddie was born on August 29th, 1962.


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Popularity of Morten as a last name

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Common last names for Morten

  • Mortensen
  • Nielsen

Common first names for Morten

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Morten U.S.
  White 68.47% 64.26%
  African American 27.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Morten

People with the last name Morten are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Morten

  • How Popular is the name Morten? Morten is the 49,597th most popular name of all time. As a last name Morten was the 43,369th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Morten have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43 babies born with the first name Morten in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Morten? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Morten first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Morten is Monday, September 8th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Morten born? The highest recorded use of the first name Morten was in 1929 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Morten: Your name in reverse order is Netrom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ortenm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Morten? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 498 people with the last name Morten.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Morten? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Morten as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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