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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Viggo

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Alt. Meaning

V is for vitality, your lust for living.

I is for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

G is for grand, the life you will live.

G is for gem, the jewel you are.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

Notable Persons Named Viggo

Viggo Mortensen is an actor, poet, musician, photographer, and painter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Viggo was given the name Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. on October 20th, 1958 in New York City.


Viggo was born in 1851. He breathed his last breath in 1935.


Viggo Kampmann was a prime minister. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1962. Viggo was born on July 21st, 1910 in Frederiksberg. He breathed his last breath on June 3rd, 1976.


Viggo Jensen is an athlete.


Viggo was born on August 13th, 1904. He breathed his last breath on January 8th, 2002.


Viggo was born on October 13th, 1887. He passed away on December 14th, 1942.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Viggo

He holds the title Prince Viggo and Count of Rosenborg. Prince was born as the child of Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Princess Marie of Orléans (1865–1909) on December 25th, 1893 in Copenhagen. He left this life on January 4th, 1970.


Hagstrom was born on February 16th, 1954. He breathed his last breath on January 19th, 2013.


How popular is the baby name Viggo in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 7 0 7
1916 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1928 5 0 5
1931 5 0 5
2003 9 0 9
2004 35 0 35
2005 20 0 20
2006 21 0 21
2007 26 0 26
2008 25 0 25
2009 43 0 43
2010 41 0 41
2011 31 0 31
2012 31 0 31
2013 41 0 41
2014 42 0 42
2015 41 0 41
2016 37 0 37
2017 49 0 49

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Popularity of Viggo as a first name

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Common last names for Viggo

  • Jensen
  • Hansen
  • Nielsen
  • Christensen
  • Petersen
  • Sorensen
  • Rasmussen
  • Pedersen
  • Larsen
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • Jorgensen
  • Nelson
  • Nelsen

Fun Facts about the name Viggo

  • How Popular is the name Viggo? Viggo is the 15,956th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Viggo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 519 babies born with the first name Viggo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Viggo to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Viggo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Viggo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Viggo is Thursday, April 28th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Viggo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Viggo was in 2017 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Viggo Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Viggo is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Viggo: Your name in reverse order is Oggiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vgogi. How do you pronounce that?

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