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ALPHABETIC LIST OF SWEDISH NAMES

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NAME

NAME DAY

MEANING

LINGUISTIC ROOT

Dag

September 16

Day

Old Norse

Daga

September 16

Feminine form of Dag

Old Norse

Dagmar

September 27

Combination of words meaning day and maid

Old Norse

Dagny

September 11

The new day

Old Norse

Daniel

December 11

God is my judge

Hebrew

Daniela

December 11

Feminine form of Daniel

Hebrew

David

June 25

Uncertain, possibly meaning beloved

Hebrew

Denise

August 7

Meaning uncertain, name of several early saints

From the Latin Dionysius

Dennis

August 7

Meaning uncertain, name of several early saints

From the Latin Dionysius

Desideria

May 23

Desired, wished for

Latin

Desiree

May 23

French form of Desideria

Diana

January 29

Means Godess. Diana was the Roman Godess of hunting

Latin

Dick

February 7

Abbreviation of Rikard (Richard) and sometimes also of Fredrick

See Rikard and Fredrik

Disa

February 3

Norse Godess, also abbreviation of Hjördis

Old Norse

Doris

February 6

Gift

Greek

Dorotea

February 6

God's gift

Greek

Douglas

April 13

From the dark stream

Scottish

Ebba

March 6

Feminine form of Ebbe, or of Eberhart (not a Swedish nameday)

Danish (Ebbe)

German (Eberhart)

Ebbe

March 6

May come from 1) Eberhart (brave boar) or from 2) Esbjörn, a newer variant of Asbjörn, a combination of the Norse words for God and bear

German (Eberhart)

Old Norse (Asbjörn)

Edgar

October 31

Combination of ead (rich or blessed) and gar (spear)

Old English

Edit

October 31

Blessed victor

Old English

Edla

March 10

Noble

German

Edmund

March 18

Rich protector

Old English

Edvard

March 18

Rich guard

Old English

Edvin

March 11

Rich friend

Old English

Egon

March 11

Friend with his sword

From the Old German Egwin

Eilert

October 24

From Eckhart, combination of words meaning edge and brave

Scandinavian form of the German Eckhart

Einar

September 26

Lone warrior

Icelandic

Eivor

June 8

Uncertain, possibly protector of island

Norwegian

Eleonora

July 11

There are two theories: 1) that the name  is derived from Helena (Greek, meaning shining or torch), or 2) from the Roman Aliénóre, originating from the Arabic and meaning God is my light

Elias

April 17

Jahve is God

Biblical

Elin

July 31

From Helena, meaning shining or torch

Swedish form of the Greek Helena

Elis

April 17

Jahve is God

Swedish form of the Biblical Elias

Elisabet

November 19

God is perfection

From the Hebrew Elisheba

Elise

September 20

Short form of Elisabet

Hebrew

Ella

February 19

Might be a short form of either Gabriella, Eleonora or Elisabet

Ellen

August 18

Shining or torch

English form of the Greek Helena

Ellinor

July 11

Spelling variation of Eleonora

See Eleonora

Elof

June 30

Only heir

Old Norse

Elsa

October 30

Short form of Elisabet

Derived from the Hebrew Elisabet

Elvira

March 1

All true

Spanish

Emanuel

March 26

God is with us

Hebrew

Emil

November 14

Rival

From Latin Æmilius,via the French Émile

Emilia

November 14

Feminine form of Emil

See Emil

Emma

July 23

Whole or universal

From the Germanic ermen

Enar

September 26

Short form of Einar

Icelandic

Engelbrekt

April 27

Shining spear

German

Erhard

May 5

Strong and glorious

German

Erik

May 18

Ruler forever

From the Old Norse ei (ever) and rikr (ruler)

Erika

January 24

Feminine form of Erik

See Erik

Erland

January 8

Foreign

From the Norse Örlendr (foreign)

Erling

October 11

Uncertain, possibly meaning son of a Jarl

Old Norse

Erna

March 2

Feminine form of Ernst

See Ernst

Ernst

March 2

Serious, earnest

From the German eornost

Esaias

July 6

God helps

Hebrew

Esbjörn

May 10

Combination of as (God) and björn (bear)

Old Norse

Eskil

June 12

God's helmet

Old Norse

Estelle

August 15

Star

French variation of Stella, the Latin word for star

Ester

March 31

Star

Persian

Eugen

November 5

Well born, from eu (good, well) and genes (born)

From the Greek Eugenios

Eugenia

November 5

Feminine form of Eugen

From the Greek Eugenios

Eva

December 24

Life giver

Hebrew

Evald

October 3

From Ewavald, a combination of ewa (law)' och waltan (rule over)

German

Evelina

February 12

May be either 1) a diminutive form of Eva, little Eva, or 2) be derived from the celtic Aibhlin (friendly)

Evert

October 24

Abbreviation of Eberhart

German

Evy

February 12

Form of Eva

English form of Eva

Fabian

January 20

From faba (bean)

Latin

Fanny

February 9

Form of Francis, Latin word for French

Latin

Felicia

January 14

Lucky, feminine form of Felix

Latin

Felix

January 14

Lucky

Latin

Ferdinand

April 3

Brave protector

Old Germanic

Filip

May 2

Friend of horses

Greek

Filippa

May 2

Feminine form of Filip

Greek

Fingal

June 27

Meaning light stranger (maybe originally referring to a Viking)

Celtic

Finn

October 16

Finn or Lapp

Old Swedish

Folke

July 14

Chief, leader

Old Norse

Franciska

February 9

French woman

Latin

Frank

October 4

Abbreviation of Franciskus, Latin for Frenchman

Latin

Frans

October 4

German variation of Franciskus

Latin and German

Fredrik

July 18

Peaceful ruler, from fried (peace) and rich (ruler)

German

Fredrika

September 19

Feminine form of Fredrik

German

Frej

January 23

The Norse god of fertility

Old Norse

Freja

January 23

Female form of ruler

Icelandic

Frida

February 18

Beautiful

Old Norse

Frideborg

January 12

Protection of peace

German

Fridolf

January 12

From frid (peace) and ulf (wolf)

German

Fritiof

February 18

Servant of peace

Icelandic

Fritz

July 18

Abbreviation of Fredrik

German

Gabriel

March 24

God's warrior

Hebrew

Gabriella

February 19

Feminine form of Gabriel

Hebrew

Georg

April 23

Farmer; combination of ge (earth) and ergon (work)

From the Greek Georgios

Gerd

March 23

From gård (yard, protected enclosure). Gerd was a Norse fertility goddess.

Old Norse

Gerda

March 23

See Gerd

Old Norse

Gerhard

September 24

Hard spear

Old German

Germund

June 19

Combination of words meaning spear and protector

Old Norse

Gert

September 24

Short form of Gerhard

Old German

Gertrud

March 17

Strong spear

Old German

Gilbert

March 16

From Giselberth, a combination of gisel (beam or arrow) and berth (light)

English form of the Old German Giselberth

Gisela

September 4

Beam or arrow

Old German

Glenn

April 22

A man from the valley

Celtic

Gottfrid

December 15

God's peace

German

Gotthard

May 5

Combination of the words Gott (gud) and hard (strong

German

Greger

March 13

Watchful

From the Latin Gregorius

Greta

July 20

Abbreviation of Margareta (pärla)

Greek

Gudmar

June 3

From the words Gud (God)and mar (famous)

Old Swedish

Gudmund

April 2

Protected by the Gods

Old Norse

Gudrun

November 24

God's secret wisdom,  a combination of the words Gud (God) and run (runes)

Old Norse

Gun

June 1

Battle, struggle

Old Norse

Gunborg

March 3

Combination of words for battle and protection or fort

Old Norse

Gunder

January 9

Danish form of Gunnar

 

Gunhild

January 30

Combination of gunnr (war) and hildr (battle)

Old Norse

Gunilla

January 30

Latin form of Gunhild

 

Gunnar

January 9

Combintion of gunnr (fight) och hari (warrior)

Old Norse

Gunnel

June 1

Abbreviation of Gunhild

 

Gunvor

March 3

Cautious in war, combination of gunnr (war) and vor (cautious)

Icelandic

Gurli

August 28

Rose

Perian

Gustav

June 6

Combination of Gautr or Göt (Goth) and stafr (staff or leader). Gustav Vasa wrote his name Göstaff or Gustaff.

Old Norse

Gustav Adolf

November 6

See Gustav and Adolf

Göran

April 23

Swedish form of Georg

 

Görel

June 19

Protecting spear

A newer form of the Danish name Görvel

Gösta

June 6

Form of Gustav

 

Göta

January 27

Means Goth

Old Norse

Göte

January 27

Means Goth

Old Norse

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