Swedish Submitted Names

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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ABBE m Swedish
Diminutive of ABRAHAM, ALBIN and ALBERT.
ABELA f German (Rare), Low German (Archaic), Swedish (Archaic), Icelandic (Modern)
Obsolete Low German short form of both APOLLONIA and ALBERTA. There is, however, another theory which derives this name from Old Saxon aval "strength; force; fortitude"... [more]
ABIGAJIL f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic), Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of ABIGAIL used in the Norwegian translation of the Bible.
Feminine form of ABRAHAM.
ADALA f Hungarian, Swedish (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of ADELA and a short form of names containing the element adal-.
ADELIN f & m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Medieval French, Romanian
Scandinavian feminine variant of ADELINA, Romanian masculine form of ADELINA and medieval French masculine form of ADELINE.
ADONIA m Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish
Dutch, German, Italian and Swedish form of 'Adoniyah (see ADONIJAH) via its hellenized form ADONIAS.
AFFE m Swedish
Diminutive of ALF (1).
AGATE f Latvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
French variant and Nordic and Latvian form of AGATHE.
AGATON m Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Polish
Polish and Swedish form of AGATHON.
ÄGIR m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of ÆGIR.
AGMUND m Ancient Germanic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
The first element of this name is derived from ag, an uncertain element for which a few possible origins exist. The accepted explanation is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *agjo, which means "sharp, pointed." Because of that, it also means "edge", as in the sharp cutting side of a sword - which is why the meaning of the element has ultimately come to be "sword"... [more]
AGNA f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of AGNI or short form of AGNETA.
AGNE f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Latvian (Rare)
Scandinavian variant of AGNA. In the case of the Latvian usage, this name might also be a variant of Lithuanian AGNA.
AIVA f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern coinage derived from Gothic aiws meaning "time; age; eternity". This name first appeared in Sweden in the late 19th century.
AJDA f Swedish (Archaic)
Local form of AGDA traditionally found in Scania.
ALAND m Swedish (Rare)
Likely a variant of ARLAND.
ALARIK m Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian and Swedish form of ALARIC.
ALE m Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian, Folklore
Probably a short form of various Old Norse names, for example ÁLEIFR and ALRÍKR. Oldest known usage of the name is from a runic inscription from the 9th century.
ALEF m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), Low German, North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German (also Low German) variant of ADOLF as well as the North & West Frisian form of the name. Also compare AALF (its medieval form is Aelf) and ALOF.... [more]
ALEKA f Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish
Low German diminutive of names containing the element adal, especially ADELHEID.
ALEPH m Swedish (Rare), Hebrew (Rare)
Variant of ALEF. In the case of Natalie Portman's son, it refers to the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
ALETHA f Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Latinized contracted form of ADELHEID.
ALETTA f Dutch, Swedish (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Hungarian
Archaic Swedish diminutive of ALHET and Dutch variant of ALEIDA as well as a Hungarian adoption of the Dutch name... [more]
ALFDIS f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of ALFDÍS.
ALFINA f Swedish
Variant of ALFA or short form of ADOLFINA.
ALFSOL f Swedish
Swedish form of ÁLFSÓL.
ÄLG m Swedish (Rare)
Means "moose" in Swedish.
ALIKA f English, Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Greenlandic
Low German variant of ALEKA, as well as a Greenlandic name of unknown meaning.
ALINDE f Swedish
Variant of ALINDA.
ÄLLA f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Swedish variant of Ella.
ALLE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of names starting with Al-, like ALEXANDER and ALBIN.
ALLIS f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of ALICE.
ALMAR m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Estonian (Rare)
Younger form of ALMARR and masculine form of Alma.
ALRIK m Swedish
Modern Swedish form of Old Norse ALRÍKR.
ÄLVA f Swedish (Modern)
Variant of ELVA (2) or derived from Swedish älva "fairy".
ALVE m Swedish
Variant of ALF (1).
ANALIA f English, Swedish (Rare)
Either a variant of ANALÍA or a combination of ANA and the popular name suffix -lia.
ANASTAZIA f Danish (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare), English (Modern, Rare), Czech
Danish, Swedish and English modern variant of ANASTASIA as well as a traditional Czech variant of ANASTÁZIE.
ANDRIK m Swedish (Rare), Dutch
Swedish combination of -ander borrowed from Greek, meaning "man" (compare ALEXANDER) and ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich".
ANIARA f Swedish (Modern, Rare), Literature
From Greek ἀνιαρός (aniarós) meaning "sad, despairing". The name was invented by Swedish author Harry Martinson for the space ship in his poem of science fiction 'Aniara: en revy om människan i tid och rum' published in 1956.
ANITRA f Literature, Theatre, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Coined by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen for an Ethiopian princess in his play Peer Gynt (1867).
ANKI f Swedish, Finnish
Swedish diminutive of Ann-Kristin, Ann-Katrin, Anna-Karin and other similar hyphenated names.
ANNALIA f English, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of ANNA and the popular name suffix -lia.
ANNAR m Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish (Rare)
Newer form of Old Norse name Ánarr meaning "ancestor's army". Derived from Old Norse anu "ancestor, father" and herr "army". ... [more]
ANNASTINA f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of ANNA and STINA.
ANNBRITT f Swedish, Danish (Rare)
Combination of ANN and BRITT (compare MAJBRITT).
ANNCHI f Swedish
Variant of ANKI. Used almost exclusively as a nickname, very rarely as a full name.
ANNEBRITT f Swedish (Rare)
Variant of ANNBRITT. It is also a combination of Anne and BRITT.
ANNECKA f Swedish
Variant of ANNEKA.
ANNEMIE f Upper German, Flemish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of ANNEMARIE, used mainly in the middle and south of Germany.
ANNEMOR f Norwegian (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Anne and the name element mor "mother".
ANNEVI f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Anne and the Old Swedish name element "temple, sanctuary" (ultimately from the Old Norse name element "home; temple, sanctuary; devoted, dedicated").
ANNFRID f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Altered form of ARNFRID, first documented in Norway c.1500 (Arnfrid: 1888).
ANNKATRIN f Swedish (Rare), German
Swedish and German combination of Anne and KATRIN.
ANNKI f Swedish
Variant of ANKI.
ANNKRISTIN f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of ANN and KRISTIN.
ANNLI f Swedish, Danish
Short form of ANNELI.
ANNMAJ f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of ANN and MAJ.
ANTE m Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Scandinavian diminutive of ANDREAS, ANDERS and ANTON.
AQVILINA f Swedish
Swedish form of AQUILINA.
ARENT m Medieval Dutch, East Frisian (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Medieval Dutch and East Frisian form of ARNOLD as well as a Scandinavian variant of AREND. As for the Netherlands: this given name is still in use there today, but it is not as common there as its modern form AREND is.... [more]
ARFAST m Swedish
Swedish form of ARNFASTR via its later form ARNFAST.
ARIS f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Icelandic (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. Current theories include a variant of IRIS as well as a short form of Greek names beginning with the element aris- (compare ARISTAEUS).
ARKADIUS m Finnish, Swedish
Nordic form of ARCADIUS.
ARN m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Popular Culture
Derived from Old Norse ǫrn "eagle". It can also be a short form of Arne or other names beginning with Arn-.... [more]
ARNA f Medieval German, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Medieval feminine form of masculine names that begin with either the Old High German element arn- or the Old Norse elements ari and ǫrn, all of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *arnu- "eagle".... [more]
ARNBJÖRN m Swedish
Derived from Old Norse ari or arn "eagle" combined with Old Norse björn "bear".
ARNFRID f Norwegian, Swedish
Modern Norwegian form of Arnfríðr, an Old Norse name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and fríðr "peace, love" or "beloved" (later "beautiful, fair"; compare FRÍÐA, an Old Norse short form of Arnfríðr and other feminine names containing the element).
ARNHILD f Norwegian, Swedish
Modern form of ARNHILDR.
ARNLJOT m Old Swedish, Norwegian, Swedish
Old Swedish and younger form of ARNLJÓTR.
ARNVALD m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of ARNOLD.
ARNVID m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Formed of arn meaning "eagle" and vid meaning "tree".
ARVIDA f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of ARVID.
ASKA f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
A modern coinage which is considered both a feminine form of ASKE and ASK as well as a direct adoption of the noun aska "ash; cinder".
ASKBJÖRN m Swedish (Modern)
Swedish name with the combination of askr "ash tree" and bjǫrn "bear".
ASKER m Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Newer form of ASK or ÁSGEIRR.
ASLAK m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Old Swedish, Finnish
Younger form of ÁSLÁKR, derived from Old Norse áss "god" and leikr "game, play".
ASMA f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Feminine form of ASMUS.
ASRUN f Old Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the Germanic elements as "god" and run "secret"
ASSAR m Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
From the proto-Norse byname *AndswaruR meaning "he who answers".
ASSARINA f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of ASSAR.
ASTHILD f Swedish (Rare)
Newly created name inspired by ASTRID.
ÅSVEIG f Norwegian, Swedish
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse áss "god" combined with Old Norse veig "strength".
ÅSVI f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of the Old Norse name Ásví, which was derived from áss "god" combined with an unknown second element, possibly "devoted, dedicated" (from vīgja or vígja "to consecrate (in heathen sense)"; compare VÉFREYJA).
ATALARIK m Croatian, Swedish (Archaic), Norwegian
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of ATHALARIC.
ATANAGILD m Catalan, Swedish (Archaic)
Catalan and Swedish form of ATHANAGILD.
ATANARIK m Croatian (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of ATHANARIC.
ATLA f Norse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of ATLI. In Norse mythology, Atla is one of the nine mothers of HEIMDALLR.
ATTI f Swedish (Rare)
Pet form of ASTRID as well as a Swedish and Finnish variant of ATTA.
AURELIAN m English, Dutch, History, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German (Rare), Polish
Form of Aurelianus (see AURELIANO). This name was borne by a Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD.
AVIJA f Swedish (Rare)
Variant transcription of AVIA.
AXELIA f Swedish
Feminine form of AXEL.
AXELINA f Swedish (Modern)
Swedish feminine form of AXEL.
AXIA f English, Swedish (Rare)
Meaning unknown. Maybe derived from Greek άξιος áxios "worthy" or created as a feminine form of AXEL.
AYO f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Possibly from the Spanish word ayo meaning "tutor" or "person who takes care of children". According to another source it might be a Danish form of an Indian name meaning "wonderful".
BABBEN f Norwegian, Swedish
A diminutive of BARBRO.
BALTSAR m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of BALTHAZAR.
BALTZAR m Old Swedish, Swedish
Old Swedish form of Baltasar.
BAMSE m Swedish (Rare), Old Swedish (Rare)
From an Old Scandinavian word meaning "bear". In modern Swedish often used when referring to something large, like a bear or any other large object.
Swedish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BASSE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of SEBASTIAN.
BÅTEL m Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Rare archaic form of BÓTULFR, most common in Gotland, Sweden.
BEDA f Swedish
Variant of the Old English name BEDE meaning "prayer".
BELE m Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a Swedish form of Beli, an Old Norse name meaning "to roar".
BENGAN m Swedish
Diminutive of BENGT.
BENITE f Swedish
Variant of BENITA.
BENKE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of BENGT.
BERETTE f Swedish
Variant of BERETE.
BERITA f Swedish (Rare)
Dialectal variant of BIRGITTA found in Scania.
BERNE m Swedish
Variant of BERN.
BETTAN f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of ELISABET.
BIBBI f Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Mainly a diminutive of BIRGITTA and its variant forms (see also Bibi (1)).
BIBI f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Diminutive of BIRGITTA and its various forms. It can also be used as a diminutive of other names beginning with or containing B, such as BIBIANA and BEATA... [more]
BIGGE f & m Sami, Swedish
Sami variant of BIGGI and Swedish diminutive of BIRGER.
BILEAM m Swedish (Rare)
Form of BALAAM, used in the Swedish translation of the Bible.
BIM f Swedish (Rare)
Diminutive of names like BIRGITTA and Britt-Marie (see BRITTMARIE).
BIRETA f Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Old Swedish variant of BIRGITTA.
BIRGA f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Archaic), German (Rare)
Contracted form of BIRGITTA, as well as a feminine form of BIRGER.
BIRGHILD f Swedish
Swedish name with the combination of BIRGA or other names that start with birg and hildr "battle, fight".
BIRK m Swedish, Literature
Old Norse word meaning "trading place, market place" and "birch tree". Birk Borkason is a character in Astrid Lindgren's 'Ronia the Robber's daugher'.
BIT f Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Short form of BITTA.
BITTAN f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BITTE f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Pet form of BIRGITTE or from Danish bitte meaning "bit, little" or from Danish lille bitte meaning "tiny".
BITTI f Swedish (Rare), Greenlandic
Variant form of BITTE or from Swedish bitti (short form of bittida) meaning "early" and Greenlandic younger spelling of BÍTE.
BJÖRNER m Swedish
Extended form of BJÖRN.
BJÖRNHILD f Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse name elements bjǫrn "bear" and hildr "battle; fight".
BLÅ m & f Swedish (Rare)
Means "blue" in Swedish. Ultimately derived from Old Norse blár meaning "blue" but often denoting "dark, black" (compare BLÁINN). A few hundred years ago sometimes used as a variant or short form of BLASIUS.
BLÅKLOCKA f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
From Swedish blåklocka meaning "harebell".
BLENDA f Swedish
From a place name which was derived from Old Swedish blædh "blade". According to Swedish tradition, the place was named after a woman named Blenda who defended the land against invading Danes in the local men's absence... [more]
BLOMMA f Swedish (Rare)
Directly taken from Swedish blomma "flower".
BLOMMAN f & m Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "the flower" in Swedish.
BOA f Greenlandic, Swedish
Feminine form of BÚI.
BODEL f & m Swedish
For feminine uses it is a Swedish dialectal variant form of BODIL and for masculine uses it is a Swedish dialectal variant form of BOTOLF.
BODELA f Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish dialectal variant form of BODIL recorded in Scania and Halland.
BODO m Ancient Germanic, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element bod "lord, ruler", which later acquired the meaning "messenger, tidings" due to confusion with bode "messenger" (also "to announce, command").
BOJAN f Swedish
Diminutive of names ending with -borg, such as VALBORG and INGEBORG.
BOMAN m Swedish (Rare)
Possibly transfered usage of the surname BOMAN.
BONDE m Swedish
Means "farmer" in Swedish. Possibly a transferred use of the surname BONDE.
BOO m Swedish
Variant of BO.
BORE m Swedish
Derived from Greek βορέας (boreas) "north wind". Kung Bore (King Bore) is a Swedish personification of winter.
BÖRET f Swedish (Rare)
Dialectal variant of BERIT found in Norrland and Västergötland.
BORGAR m Old Swedish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Swedish and modern form of BORGARR.
BORKA m Literature, Swedish (Rare)
Borka is the father of BIRK Borkason and one of the antagonists in Astrid Lindgren's 'Ronia the Robber's Daughter'. Lindgren might have gotten the name from Lake Borkasjön in Lapland, northern Sweden.
BÖRTA f Swedish (Archaic)
Dialectal variant of BIRTA recorded in Norrland and Västergötland.
BOTIL f Swedish
Variant of BOTEL.
BOTULF m Ancient Germanic, Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Gothic biutan "to offer" or Old High German boto "bid, offer" combined with Gothic vulfs "wolf." There are also instances where this name is a later form of the ancient Scandinavian name BÓTULFR.
BOTVID m Swedish
Derived from the old Norse elements 'bot' meaning penance and 'vidh' meaning forest. Known to have been used since the 9th century
BRICKEN f Swedish (Rare)
Rare dialectal diminutive of BRITTA.
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