Swedish Submitted Names

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Diminutive of Abraham, Albin and Albert.
ABELAfGerman (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]
Feminine form of Abraham.
ADELINm & fFrench, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Masculine form and feminine variant of Adelina.
ADONIAmDutch, German, Italian, Swedish
Dutch, German, Italian and Swedish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
ADONIKAfSwedish, Finnish
Feminine form of Adonis.
Diminutive of Alf (1).
AGATEfLatvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
French variant and Nordic and Latvian form of Agathe.
ÄGIRmSwedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Ægir.
AGLAfIcelandic, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a short form of Aglaia.
AGMUNDmAncient 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]
AGNAfDanish, Swedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Agni or short form of Agneta.
AGNISm & fLatvian, Old Swedish, Swedish
Swedish variant and Latvian masculine form of Agnes.
AIVAfSwedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Modern coinage derived from Gothic aiws meaning "time; age; eternity". This name first appeared in Sweden in the late 19th century.
AJDAfSwedish (Archaic)
Local form of Agda traditionally found in Scania.
ALANDmSwedish (Rare)
Likely a variant of Arland.
ALARIKmCroatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian and Swedish form of Alaric.
Swedish form of Albert.
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.
ALEFmMedieval 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]
ALEKAfSwedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish
Low German diminutive of names containing the element adal, especially Adelheid.
ALEPHmSwedish (Rare), Hebrew (Rare)
Variant of Alef. In the case of Natalie Portman's son, it refers to the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
ALETHAfOld Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Latinized contracted form of Adelheid.
ALETTAfDutch, Swedish (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Dutch variant of Aleida and archaic Swedish diminutive of Alhet. ... [more]
ALFDISfSwedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Alfdís.
Variant of Alfa or short form of Adolfina.
Swedish form of Álfsól.
ÄLGmSwedish (Rare)
Means "moose" in Swedish.
ALGOTmSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Algautr, in which the second element is gautr meaning "Goth". The first element may be allr "all", aðal "noble", ǫl (probably means "protection, luck" but was early associated with the Old Norse word ǫl "ale") or alfr "elf".
ALIKAfEnglish, Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Greenlandic
Low German variant of Aleka, as well as a Greenlandic name of unknown meaning.
Possibly a form of Adalind or Ethelinda.
ÄLLAfSwedish (Modern, Rare)
Swedish variant of Ella.
Swedish diminutive of names starting with Al-, like Alexander and Albin.
ALLISfSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Alice.
ALMARmNorwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Younger form of Almarr and masculine form of Alma.
Modern Swedish form of Old Norse AlríkR.
ÄLVAfSwedish (Modern)
Variant of Elva (2) or derived from Swedish älva "fairy".
Swedish variant of Alf.
ANALIAfEnglish, Swedish (Rare)
Either a variant of Analía or a combination of Ana and the popular name suffix -lia.
ANASTAZIAfDanish (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.
ANDRIKmSwedish (Rare), Dutch
Swedish combination of -ander borrowed from Greek, meaning "man" (compare Alexander) and ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich".
ANDRINEfDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish feminine form of Andreas as well as a contracted form of Alexandrine.
ANIARAfPopular Culture, Swedish
From Greek ἀνιαρός (aniaros) meaning "sad, despairing". The name was invented by Harry Edmund Martinson for the space ship in his poem of science fiction "Aniara: en revy om människan i tid och rum" in 1956.
Swedish diminutive of Ann-Kristin, Ann-Katrin, Anna-Karin and other similar hyphenated names.
ANNALIAfEnglish, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Anna and the popular name suffix -lia.
ANNALINAfSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Anna and Lina.
ANNARmNorwegian, 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]
ANNASTINAfSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Anna and Stina.
ANNBRITTfSwedish, Danish (Rare)
Combination of Ann and Britt (compare Majbritt).
Variant of Anki. Used almost exclusively as a nickname, very rarely as a full name.
ANNEBRITTfNorwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
A variant of Annbritt. It is also a combination of Anne and Britt. Anne-Britt is a more commonly used variant.
ANNEMIEfUpper German, Flemish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Annemarie, used mainly in the middle and south of Germany.
ANNEMORfNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
Combination of Anne and the Germanic element mor "mother".
ANNEVIfSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Anna and the popular name suffix vi, which was likely taken from such names as Alvi, Åsvi, Hillevi, Kjellvi and Torvi. Alternatively this can be viewed as a short form of Annevieve.
ANNFRIDfNorwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Altered form of Arnfrid, first documented in Norway c.1500 (Arnfrid: 1888).
ANNKATRINfSwedish (Rare), German
Swedish and German name with the combination of Anna and Katharina.
Variant of Anki.
ANNLIfSwedish, Danish
Short form of Anneli.
ANNMAJfSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Ann and Maj.
ANTEmSwedish, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Scandinavian diminutive of Andreas, Anders and Anton.
Swedish form of Aquilina.
ARENTmMedieval 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]
Swedish form of Arnfastr via its later form Arnfast.
ARISfNorwegian, Swedish
Norwegian name of unknown origin and meaning, maybe a variant of Iris.
ARNmNorwegian, 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]
ARNAfMedieval 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]
Derived from Old Norse ari or arn "eagle" combined with Old Norse björn "bear".
ARNFRIDfNorwegian, 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).
ARNLJOTmOld Swedish, Norwegian, Swedish
Old Swedish and younger form of Arnljótr.
ARNVALDmNorwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of Arnold.
ARNVIDmNorwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Formed of arn meaning "eagle" and vid meaning "tree".
ARVIDAfSwedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Arvid.
ÅSHILDfNorwegian, Faroese, Swedish
From the Ancient Scandinavian name Áshildr.
ASKAfSwedish (Rare)
A modern coinage that is considered both a feminine form of Aske and Ask as well as a direct adoption of the noun aska "ash; cinder".
ASKBJÖRNmSwedish (Modern)
Swedish name with the combination of askr "ash tree" and bjǫrn "bear".
ASLAKmNorwegian, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Old Danish, Old Swedish
Younger form of Áslákr, derived from Old Norse áss "god" and leikr "game, play".
ASRUNfOld Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Combination of the Germanic elements as "god" and run "secret"
ASSARmSwedish, Norwegian (Rare)
From the proto-Norse byname *AndswaruR meaning "he who answers".
ASSARINAfSwedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Assar.
ASTHILDfSwedish (Rare)
Newly created name inspired by Astrid.
ÅSVEIGfNorwegian, Swedish
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse áss "god" combined with Old Norse veig "strength".
ÅSVIfSwedish (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).
ATALARIKmCroatian, Swedish (Archaic), Norwegian
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athalaric.
ATANAGILDmCatalan, Swedish (Archaic)
Catalan and Swedish form of Athanagild.
ATANARIKmCroatian (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
ATLAfNorse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Atli. In Norse mythology, Atla is one of the nine mothers of Heimdallr.
ATLEmNorwegian, Swedish, Old Swedish, Danish
Old Swedish and modern form of Atli.
ATTIfSwedish (Rare)
Pet form of Astrid as well as a Swedish and Finnish variant of Atta.
AUDUNf & mNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
As a feminine name, Audun is a variant spelling of Audunn. From Old Norse auðr "fate, fortune" and either unnr "wave" or unna "to love". ... [more]
AUERm & fNorwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Dialectal form of Alver.
AURELIANmEnglish, Dutch, History, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German (Rare)
Form of Aurelianus (see Aureliano). This name was borne by a Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD.
AVIJAfSwedish (Rare)
Variant transcription of Avia.
Feminine form of Axel.
AXELINAfSwedish (Modern)
Swedish feminine form of Axel.
AYOfDanish (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".
BABBENfNorwegian, Swedish
A diminutive of Barbro.
BAGGEmOld Swedish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Old Swedish and modern form of Baggi.
BALTZARmOld Swedish, Swedish
Old Swedish form of Baltasar.
Swedish diminutive of Sebastian.
BÅTELmSwedish (Rare, Archaic)
Rare archaic form of Bótulfr, most common in Gotland, Sweden.
Variant of the Old English name Bede meaning "prayer".
BELEmSwedish (Rare)
Possibly a Swedish form of Beli, an Old Norse name meaning "to roar".
Variant of Benita.
Swedish diminutive of Bengt.
BERENTINEfNorwegian, Swedish
Feminine form of Berent.
Dialectal variant of Birgitta.
Variant of Berit.
Swedish diminutive of Elisabet.
BIBBIfSwedish, Danish
Swedish diminutive of Birgitta.
BIGGEf & mSami, Swedish
Sami variant of Biggi and Swedish diminutive of Birger.
Short form of Brittmarie.
BIRGAfSwedish, Norwegian (Archaic)
Short form of Birgitta, a female form of Birger or a pet form of names beginning with Burg- and -burg.
Swedish name with the combination of Birga or other names that start with birg and hildr "battle, fight".
BIRKmSwedish, 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'.
Swedish diminutive of Birgitta.
BITTEfSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Pet form of Birgitte or from Danish bitte meaning "bit, little" or from Danish lille bitte meaning "tiny".
BITTIfSwedish (Rare), Greenlandic
Variant form of Bitte or from Swedish bitti (short form of bittida) meaning "early" and Greenlandic younger spelling of Bíte.
Extended form of Björn.
BJÖRNHILDfSwedish (Rare, Archaic)
Derived from Old Norse björn "bear" combined with Old Norse hildr "battle".
BLÅm & fSwedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Bláinn.
BLÅKLOCKAfSwedish (Modern, Rare)
From Swedish blåklocka meaning "harebell".
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]
BLOMMAfSwedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "flower" in Swedish.
BLOMMANf & mSwedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "the flower" in Swedish.
BOAfGreenlandic, Swedish
Feminine form of Búi.
BODELf & mSwedish
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.
BODELAfSwedish (Rare)
Swedish dialectal variant form of Bodil.
BODOmAncient 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").
Diminutive of names ending with -borg, such as Valborg and Ingeborg.
BOMANmSwedish (Rare)
Possibly transfered usage of the surname Boman.
Means "farmer" in Swedish. Possibly a transferred use of the surname Bonde.
BONETTEfSwedish (Rare)
Most likely a Swedish elaboration of Bona.
Derived from Greek βορέας (boreas) "north wind". Kung Bore (King Bore) is a Swedish personification of winter.
BÖRETfSwedish (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Berit.
BORGARmOld Swedish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Swedish and modern form of Borgarr. Name day is June 11th in Norway.
BORKAmLiterature, 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.
Variant of Botel.
BOTULFmAncient 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.
Derived from the old Norse elements 'bot' meaning penance and 'vidh' meaning forest. Known to have been used since the 9th century
BRAGEmNorse Mythology, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Bragi. Brage is a norse god of poetry. He was the husband of Iðunn and son of Odin.