Swedish Submitted Names

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abbe m Swedish
Diminutive of Abraham, Albin and Albert.
Abel f Swedish (Archaic)
Short form of Abela.
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 Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Danish (Rare), Biblical Norwegian, Biblical German
Variant of Abigail used in the Norwegian translation of the Bible.
Abrahamina f Swedish (Rare)
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, Lengadocian, Gascon, Niçard
Scandinavian feminine variant of Adelina, Romanian, Languedocian, Niçard and Gascon masculine form of Adelina and medieval French masculine form of Adeline.
Adils m Old Norse, Old Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Younger version of Aðils. From the Proto-Norse Aþagīslaz. Aþa, short for aþala, meaning "noble", "foremost". And gīslaz meaning "arrow shaft".
Adine f Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Haitian Creole
Variant of Adina 2. As a Norwegian name, also possibly a feminine form of Adrian.
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), Swedish, French (Rare), Picard, Basque
French variant and Nordic, Picard, Basque and Latvian form of Agathe. In French and Basque, the name coincides with the word for the gemstone.
Agaton m Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Polish (Rare)
Polish and Swedish form of Agathon.
Aggi f & m Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Icelandic, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Old Swedish
Diminutive of Ágúst, Angelica and other names containing Ag.
Ägir m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Ægir.
Agna f Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form of Agneta and Agnes, but can also be a feminine form of Agnar.
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.
Ahlmann m Danish (Archaic), Swedish (Archaic)
Danish and Swedish form of Adelmann.
Aia f Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of the Finnish name Aija.
Aima f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a feminine form of Aimar and Aimo and a Danish variant of Aimée.
Airin f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Scandinavian phonetic spelling of Irene reflecting the English pronunciation.
Aisa f Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Diminutive of Anna-Lisa (see Annalisa).
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.
Akilles m Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish form of Achilles.
Akleja f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Swedish form of Aquilegia, the name of a genus of plants derived from Latin aquila, "eagle".
Aland m Swedish (Rare)
Likely a variant of Arland.
Alberg m Swedish (Archaic)
Either a masculine form of Adalburg or a variant of Albert.
Aldor m Swedish
Younger form of Alfþórr and Hallþórr.
Ale m Swedish, Old Norse, 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.
Alea f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include an adoption of an obsolete German diminutive of Eulalia and an elaboration of the obsolete East Frisian name Ale.
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 Low German (Rare), Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Originally a Low German diminutive of names containing the element adal, particularly Adelheid, now used as a given name in its own right.
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]
Alfa f Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian
Feminine form of Alf 1, Scandinavian form of Alpha and a short form of Alfrida.
Alfdis f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Alfdís.
Alfeus m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish variant form of Alphaeus.
Alfina f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Alf 1.
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.
Alinda f Dutch, Afrikaans, Finnish, Swedish (Rare), Hungarian, Gascon
Dutch, Afrikaans, Finnish, Swedish and Hungarian contracted form of Adelinda and Gascon contracted form of Aidelina.
Alinde f Swedish
Variant of Alinda.
Alka f Low German, Swedish (Rare)
Contracted form of Alika 2.
Älla f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Swedish variant of Ella 2.
Alla f Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic (Rare), Greenlandic (Rare)
Diminutive of names containing A(i)l, like Áila or the name element adal, like Aliisa.
Alle m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of names starting with Al-, like Alexander and Albin.
Allis f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Romani (Archaic)
Scandinavian and Romani variant of Alice.
Almar m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Estonian (Rare)
Younger form of Almarr and masculine form of Alma 1.
Alrik m Swedish
Modern Swedish form of Old Norse Alríkr.
Älva f Swedish (Modern)
Variant of Elva 2 influenced by the Swedish word älva "elf, fairy".
Alvard m Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern form of Alfhard and Norwegian variant of Alvar.
Alvi f Swedish
Short form of names starting with Alvi-, such as Alvina and Alvilda.
Alwa f Swedish
Variant of Alva 1.
Ambra f Swedish
Short form of Ambrosia.
Amdi m Old Norwegian, Old Danish, Danish, Swedish (Rare)
Old Danish short form of Ámundi and Old Norse form of Amadeus.
Aminda f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Meaning uncertain, but likely a variant of Amanda. It could also be a feminine form of Amund.
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), Sicilian, English (Modern, Rare), Czech
Danish, Swedish, Sicilian and English modern variant of Anastasia as well as a traditional Czech variant of Anastázie.
Ande f Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian dialect version of Anna.
Andrietta f Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Romansh
Swedish and Afrikaans variant of Andriette and Romansh feminine form of Andriu.
Andrik m Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Allegedly a combination of Greek ἀνδρεῖος (andreios) "manly" or ανδρος (andros) "man" (compare Andreas) and ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich".
Ane m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish short form of Anund.
Anella f Italian, Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Anna.
Angneta f Medieval Baltic, Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Medieval Latvian form of Agnese and Swedish variant of Agneta.
Aniara f Swedish (Modern, Rare), Literature, Astronomy
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... [more]
Anitra f Literature, Theatre, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Coined by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen for an Ethiopian princess in his play Peer Gynt (1867).
Anje m Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal version form of Árni.
Ankie f Swedish
Variant of Anki.
Annalia f English, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Anna and the popular name suffix -lia.
Annastasia f English (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Romansh (Rare)
Variant of Anastasia. As a Romansh name, it is also a contraction of Anna and Stasia.
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 1 and Britt.
Annefrid f Swedish
Variant of Annfrid or a combination of Ann and Swedish frid "peace".
Annemor f Norwegian (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Anne 1 and the name element mor "mother".
Annevi f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Anne 1 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).
Annhild f Norwegian, Swedish
Younger form of Arnhild or new combination of Ann and Hild.
Annicka f Swedish
Variant of Annika.
Annifrid f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of Annefrid. A famous bearer of this name is Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad (1945-), a founding member of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
Annkatrin f Swedish (Rare), German
Swedish and German combination of Anne 1 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 2.
Annrika f Swedish (Rare)
A combination of names Ann and Rika.
Anri f & m Finnish (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a short form of Annrika.
Ante m Swedish
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.
Arla f Finnish, Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form of Arnlaug. Also associated with Swedish arla meaning "early (in the morning)".
Arn m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Literature
Variant of Arne 1. Arn Magnusson is a fictional character in the 'Crusades' trilogy (1998-2000) by Swedish author Jan Guillou.
Arna f Medieval German, Medieval Scandinavian, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Originally a medieval feminine form of Germanic masculine names beginning with the Old High German element arn, Old Norse ǫrn meaning "eagle" (Proto-Germanic *arnuz)... [more]
Arnbjörn m Swedish
Derived from Old Norse ari or arn "eagle" combined with Old Norse björn "bear".
Arnevi f Finnish (Rare), Finland Swedish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse arn "eagle" and meaning "holy" or "devoted, dedicated".
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).
Arnika f Dutch (Rare), German (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Originally a Latinized diminutive form of names beginning with the element arn-, such as Arnhild, this name is used as a given name in its own right... [more]
Arnvald m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of Arnold.
Arnvid m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian variant of Arvid.
Arvida f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Arvid.
Arvin m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English (Archaic)
Either a Scandinavian form of Arwin (see Erwin) or a combination of the Old Norse name elements ari "eagle" and vinr "friend".
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, Finnish, Norwegian (Rare)
From the proto-Norse byname *AndswaruR meaning "he who answers".
Asthild f Swedish (Rare)
Newly created name inspired by Astrid.
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 (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athalaric. In Swedish and Norwegian, the name is not used outside of translations of historical documents about the 6th century AD king of the Ostrogoths.
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.
Ava f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Old Saxon aval "strength, power", a Latinization of Awe, a feminine form of Ave and a short form of names ending in -ava, such as Gustava.
Avija f Swedish (Rare)
Variant transcription of Avia.
Axelia f Swedish
Feminine form of Axel.
Axelina f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of Axel.
Axia f English (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Meaning unknown. It may be derived from Greek άξιος (axios) meaning "worthy" or created as a feminine form of Axel. Alternatively, in some cases it could be a variant of Achsia, an elaboration of Achsah.
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".
Babba f Swedish (Rare)
Diminutive of Barbara.
Babben f Norwegian, Swedish
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.
Bartolomeus m Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Medieval Dutch, Medieval Baltic, Dutch (Archaic)
Swedish, medieval Dutch and medieval Latvian 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 & m Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Finland Swedish, Finnish
Form of Bede in various languages. Beda is a feminine name in Sweden and Finland.
Bele m Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a Swedish form of Beli, an Old Norse name meaning "to roar".
Bendigt m & f Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Archaic Norwegian variant of Benedikt, as well as a Swedish feminine form.
Bendikt m & f Old Swedish, Norwegian (Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Contracted form of Benedikt as well as a modern Swedish feminine form.
Bengan m Swedish
Diminutive of Bengt.
Benite f Swedish
Variant of Benita.
Benke m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Bengt.
Beppe m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of masculine given names that start with Be-, such as Bertil.