Swedish Names

Naming a child is an important event in many cultures. Sweden has its own versions of names which are utilized in other countries;in addition there are some unique Swedish names that are worth mentioning.
The following are Swedish versions of common global names:
Acke - Axel
Agda - Agatha
Agneta or Agnetha - Agnes
Alf – short form of Adolf
Andrea – feminine form of Andrew
Anita – Ana
Anja – Anya
Annika – Anna
Anton – Anthony
Beatrice – Beatrix
Bengt for the male version of Benedict
Bengta for the female version of Benedict
Birgitta – Bridget
Jonna – Johanna
Josef for the male version of Joseph
Josefina for the female version of Joseph
Judit - Judith
Karl for the male version of Charles
Karla for the female version of Charles
Katarina or Katharina – Katherine
Kennet – Kenneth
Klara – Clara
Kristin or Kristina or Stina – Christina
Lars or Lasse – Laurance
Love for the male version of Louis
Lovisa for the female version of Louis
Lukas – Luke
Margareta or Marit or Marita or Meta – Margaret
Margit – Margeta
Marie – Maria
Mia – Maria
Micheala for male version of Micheal
Mikaela for female version of Micheal
Niklas – Nicholas
Noak – Noah
Pal – Paul
Patrik - Patrick
Petter – Peter
Ralf – Ralph
Rasmus – Erasmus
Rebecka - Rebecca
Rikard – Richard
Ruben – Reuben
Rut – Ruth
Salomon – Solomon
Sibylla – Sibyl
Sofia – Sophia
Teodor – Theodore
Therisa or Tessan – Theresa
Thyra – Tyra
Tomas – Thomas
Verner – Werner
Veronika - Veronica
Viktor - Victor
Viaktoria – Victor
Vilhelm – William
Yvonne - Yvon

 

Some local Swedish names, traced back to Old Norse and their meanings:
ARVID – from the Old Norse elements of eagle and tree
BO – from Old Norse ‘to live’
KÅRE - from Old Norse ‘curly, curved’
LIEF – Old Norse ‘descendent, heir’
NANNA – Old Norse ‘daring, brave’
NJORD – Old Norse ‘strong, vigorous’
ORVAR - Old Norse ‘arrow’
RUNE for males and RUNA for females – Old Norse ‘secret lore’
SAGA – Old Norse ‘seeing one’
SIV – Old Norse ‘bride’
SOLVEIG – Old Norse elements of sun and strength
STURE – Old Norse ‘to be contrary’
ULF – Old Norse ‘wolf’

Swedish girl names:

Evelina
Felicia
Filippa
Fredrika
Freja
Frida
Gabriella
Gerda
Gertrud
Göta
Greta
Gudrun
Gunilla
Gun
Gustava
Hanna
Hedwig
Helen
Helena
Helga
Hilda
Hildegard
Hulda
Ida
Inga
Ingalill
Ingegard
Inger
Judit
Julia
Kajsa
Laura
Lena
Lina
Linn
Linnea
Maj
Maja
Malena
Malene
Marie
Marta
Martina
Matilda
Meja
Mika
Mikaela
Moa
Molly
Monika
Nanna
Natalie
Nea
Nelly
Nora
Nova
Olga
Petra
Petronella
Pia
Ragnhild
Rakel
Signe
Signilda
Tilda
Tilde
Tindra
Ulla
Ulrika
Vega
Vilhelmina
Vilma
Viola
Viveka

Swedish boy names:

Adam
Adrian
Albert
Albin
Elias
Eskil
Eugen
Evert
Fabian
Felix
Filip
Franz
Fredrik
Gabriel
Georg
Göran
Greger
Gunnar
Gustav
Halvard
Hampus
Hans
Ivar
Jakob
Jan
Jens
Jesper
Joakim
Joel
Jonatan
Justus
Kalle
Karl
Kasper
Kevin
Kjell
Klas
Konrad
Konstantin
Lennart
Leo
Liam
Linus
Lorens
Lorenz
Ludvig
Lukas
Magnus
Manfred
Markus
Matteus
Mattias
Max
Melker
Melvin
Mikael
Natanael
Niklas
Nikolaus
Nils
Oskar
Otto
Patrik
Paul
Peder
Rutger
Samuel
Sebastian
Set
Sigurd
Sigvard
Simon
Sören
Staffan
Stefan
Sten
Stig
Sven
Sölve
Torgny
Torkel
Torsten
Ulf
Ulrik
Valdemar
Valentin
Valfrid
Valter
Verner
Viggo
Yngve
Åke
Östen

For more information, please view: http://www.behindthename.com

and

http://www.nordicnames.de

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