Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈsvɛn/(Swedish, German) SVEHN(Norwegian, Danish) /ˈsʋɛn/(Dutch)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse byname Sveinn meaning "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Related Names

VariantsSvein(Norwegian) Svend(Danish)
Feminine FormSvenja(German)
Other Languages & CulturesSoini(Finnish) Sveinn(Icelandic) Sveinn(Old Norse)
Surname DescendantsSvensen(Norwegian) Svenson, Svensson(Swedish)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Estonia: August 21
Sweden: December 5


Entry updated November 20, 2020