Given Name SVEA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Swedish
PRONOUNCED: SVE-ah   [details]

Meaning & History

From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes. The Swedish name of the country of Sweden is Sverige, a newer form of Svear rike meaning "the realm of the Svear".