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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]
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.
ALE m Swedish
An old Norse name which is probably a short form of the name Alfer and Alrik. Oldest known usage of the name is from a runic inscription from the 9th century.
ALGOT m Swedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Algautr
, in which the second element is gautr
meaning "Goth". The first element may be allr
(probably means "protection, luck" but was early associated with the Old Norse word ǫl
"ale") or alfr
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.
ANKI f Swedish, Finnish
Swedish diminutive of Ann-Kristin, Ann-Katrin, Anna-Karin and other similar hyphenated names.
ANNCHI f Swedish
Variant of Anki
. Used almost exclusively as a nickname, very rarely as a full name.
ANNEVI f Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Anne
and the Old Swedish name element vī
"temple, sanctuary" (ultimately from the Old Norse name element vé
"home; temple, sanctuary; devoted, dedicated").
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
, all of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *arnu-
ARNBJÖRN m Swedish
Derived from Old Norse ari
"eagle" combined with Old Norse björn
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).
ÅSVEIG f Norwegian, Swedish
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse áss
"god" combined with Old Norse veig
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 vé
"devoted, dedicated" (from vīgja
"to consecrate (in heathen sense)"; compare Véfreyja
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".
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.
BELE m Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a Swedish form of Beli
, an Old Norse name meaning "to roar".
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
. A known bearer was Swedish actress Berit Elisabet "Bibi" Andersson (1935-2019).
BIRGHILD f Swedish
Swedish name with the combination of Birga
or other names that start with birg
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'.
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]
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
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").
BONDE m Swedish
Means "farmer" in Swedish. Possibly a transferred use of the surname Bonde
BORE m Swedish
Derived from Greek βορέας (boreas
) "north wind". Kung Bore (King Bore) is a Swedish personification of winter.
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.
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