Swedish names and surnames for boys and girls (with meanings)

Swedish names and surnames for boys and girls (with meanings)

Whether you are a parent looking for the most charismatic, unique, and lovable name for your newborn or someone looking for a last name for yourself, this list of Swedish names would help in selecting the best one out there.

Swedish names
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Here are some Scandinavian baby names you will want to consider when naming your baby.

Common Swedish names for girls and boys

Here is a list of Swedish baby names along with their meanings to help you when picking a name for your baby.

  • Ahlberg - Mountain or hill
  • Abrahamsson - Father of many
  • Adamsson - Son of man
  • Adell - Noble
  • Asp - An Aspen tree
  • Barkman - Mountain man
  • Bergquist - Twig
  • Bergstorm - Mountain or hill
  • Bjurstorm - Beaver, storm or river
  • Cederberg - Mountain
  • Cedergren - Branch
  • Cederholm - Island
  • Clar - Clear
  • Dahlgren - Branch
  • Dahmen - Relating to
  • Ekdahl - Valley
  • Ekholm - Oak or Island
  • Eklund - Grove
  • Fagerstorm - River
  • Fahlgren - Branch
  • Ferm - Ready
  • Finberg - Mountain
  • Grunstorm - Stream
  • Haag - Enclosure or Hedge
  • Ingersson - Guardian of fertility
  • Isakson - Son of Issac
  • Jacobsson - Follower
  • Johansson - God is good
  • Karl - Descendants of
  • Kask - Helmet
  • Kindberg - Family or tribe
  • Kilburg - Wedge mountain
  • Marken - Forest pasture
  • Markus - Defender or hammer
  • Naslund - Narrow neck of land or Grove
  • Noreen - Luminous or light
  • Nordwall - Bank
  • Noreen - Light
  • Nystrom - River
  • Ogren - Branch
  • Orn - Eagle
  • Osbeck - River mouth or brook
  • Pehrson - Rock
  • Pihl - Arrow
  • Quint - Twig
  • Reierson - Warrior
  • Trana - Crane
  • Ylva - female wolf

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Common Swedish last names

Scandinavian baby names
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Swedish last names or surnames have interesting backstories as well as inspiring meanings. Here are some you will want to consider:

  • Bjorjklund - Forest of birches
  • Blomqvist - flower branch
  • Bjorke - Birch
  • Dahlström - River valley
  • Engström - River near a meadow
  • Forsberg - Mountain with a waterfall
  • Ferm - Ready
  • Gudmundsson - Godly protection
  • Gullickson - Spiritual fight or struggle
  • Gren - Branch
  • Holmberg - A hill on an island full of trees or greenery
  • Haag - Enclosure or hedge
  • Haack - A firearm
  • Hageman - Enclosed pasture
  • Haggstorm - Bird cherry
  • Lundin - Of the grove
  • Lund - Small forest
  • Lindgren - Branch of a lime tree
  • Lrsson - Son of lars
  • Nordlund - Small forest in the north
  • Nordström - Northern river
  • Nyqvist - New branch
  • Nordin - Of the north
  • Noreen - Light
  • Oden - Referred to the head God in Norse mythology
  • Ohlsson - Means son of Olof
  • Pehrson - Rock
  • Pihl - Arrow
  • Quarnstrom - Stream
  • Reierson - Warrior
  • Ranstrom - Raven or river
  • Sjöberg - Mountain in a sea
  • Sandberg - Sand mountain
  • Vik - Bay
  • Wickström - Bay stream
  • Wallin - Powerful friend

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Popular Scandinavian girl names

Swedish female names
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Looking for some Swedish girls names to give to your beautiful girl? Take a look at some of these amazing Swedish girl names.

  • Alma - Meaning loving
  • Adahlia - Noble person or flower
  • Annika - Purity
  • Atalie - The Lord is great
  • Agnes - Sacred or pure
  • Annali - Graceful meadow
  • Astrid - Translated to beautiful or goddess, Divine strength
  • Blix - Joy
  • Cecilia - Means blind
  • Eleonora - Shinning light
  • Ellla - All knowing
  • Ebba - Fortress of riches or the strength of a boar
  • Elsa - Pledge of God
  • Frideborg - Peaceful or calm
  • Gunnef - Battle maiden
  • Jolande - Violet flower
  • Juni - Light, youth, desirability
  • Lily - God is in abundance
  • Linnea - A small and pink flower that grows on the mountains
  • Klar - Bright or pure
  • Filippa - Friend of horses
  • Freja - Nobility
  • Maja - Means pearl or precious
  • Tindra - Sparkle or twinkle just like the star
  • Ronja - God's joyful song
  • Sigrid - Wisdom and victory
  • Olivia - Means the olive tree
  • Wilma - Resolute protection or safety
  • Vera - Meaning a great deal of appeal
  • Vilheminia - Determined protector

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Swedish names for boys

Swedish names for boys
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Swedish culture has unique boy names that can sound beautiful for any boy. These Swedish male names are unique and and each has a meaning.

  • Arian - Sea or water
  • Alrik - Ruler
  • Alfred - Means wise
  • Axel - Father of peace
  • Alexius - Protector of humanity or defender of the people
  • Elias - The Lord is my God
  • Gerhart -To be strong with a spear or brave
  • Gunne - War or army
  • Halvar - Defender of the rock
  • Iver - Warrior with bow
  • Karl - Freedom
  • Klas - Triumph of the people
  • Lucas - Light or illumination
  • Liam - Guardian or protector
  • Ludvig - Famous warrior
  • Leo - Pure
  • Lars - Meaning victory
  • Leif - Heir or descendant
  • Hugo - Heart or father of many
  • Matteo - Gift of God
  • Noah - Comfort, rest and quietness
  • Nils - Landscape
  • Oscar - Loving deer or friend of deer
  • Olav - Grandfather, ancestor or descendent
  • Stefan - Crown or wealth
  • Sten - Stone
  • Walter - Mean power or warrior

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Other Scandinavian baby names

Below are Scandinavian boy names and girl names you may consider giving your little baby.

  • Ingrid - Fair or beautiful
  • Asa - Goddess
  • Andreas - Means male or man
  • Frida - Peace
  • Niklas - Victory of the people
  • Soren - Means Stern
  • Gustav - Staff of the gods
  • Linus - With blond or light- coloured hair
  • Ulrika - Power and prosperity

Traditional Scandinavian names boys and girls love

Swedish names
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Here is a collection of traditional Swedish female names and male names.

  • Kristina - Means Christian
  • Lovisa - Means renowned battle maiden
  • Mareeba - Means from the sea or a place to meet
  • Rosel - A beautiful flower
  • Saga - Goddess of storytelling
  • Ulla - Means determination
  • Blenda - Glory
  • Hedwig - Feelings of strife and struggle
  • Ingaborg - Means help of Ing
  • Kaysa - Means pure
  • Lotta - Freedom
  • Maj - Bitter
  • Petronella - Means stone
  • Quinby - Womanly or from the estate of a woman
  • Rigmor - Name of a queen
  • Solveig - Daughter of the sun
  • Gota - Strength

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Which of the above Swedish names was best for you?

READ ALSO: 50+ beautiful names that mean light you should give to your child

Legit.ng recently published a well compiled list of beautiful names that mean light. Names that mean light or bright shine brightly and beautifully. They can commemorate a bright day or a flash of inspiration, as well as bestow brightness on your baby's future or shed light on a mid-winter birth.

In a world filled with darkness, babies are the hope and source of light for the parents. These little beams of sunshine bring joy to their side of the sphere and make even the darkest and the toughest moments worth living.

Source: Legit.ng

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