Danish Background

Officially called the Kingdom of Denmark, with Copenhagen as the capital, this constitutional monarchy located in Northern Europe comprises of Denmark and two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean – Greenland and the Faroe Islands. As one of the Scandinavian nations, Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland and the Danish archipelago of 407 islands. Its current population of more than 5.5 million people is constantly ranked as the happiest country in the world, with one of the world’s highest income equality. As a highly advanced country, it is represented by such figures as Tycho Brahe in astronomy, Hans Christian Andersen in literature and Lars von Trier in film industry. As a part of the North Germanic language family, Danish gives parents all over the world the chance to choose a child’s name of Old Norse origin, rooted in Norse mythology and the history of Vikings, with profound etymology and branched genealogy.