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ALPHABETIC LIST OF SWEDISH NAMES

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NAME

NAME DAY

MEANING

LINGUISTIC ROOT

Kaj

August 13

Meaning unknown

Danish

Kajsa

August 2

Variation of Karin

 

Karin

August 2

Swedish form of Katarina

 

Karl

January 28

Free man

Old Norse

Karla

January 28

Feminine form of Karl

 

Karolina

May 20

Feminine form of Carolus, a Latin form of Karl, meaning free man

Old Norse, via Latin

Kasper

January 6

Treasurer

Babylonian

Katarina

November 25

Pure

Latin name derived from the Greek katharos

Katja

November 25

Russian form of Katarina, meaning pure

Russian form of the Latin Katharina

Kennet

March 22

Beautiful

Celtic

Kent

March 22

Abbreviation of Kennet

 

Kerstin

July 24

Swedish form of Kristina

 

Kim

March 20

Abbreviation of Joakim (established by God) or Kimball (war chief). The name may be either male or female.

Abbreviation of either the Hebrew Joakim or the English Kimball

Kjell

July 8

A newer form of the Old Norse name Ketil, which means kettle, kettle hat or helmet (

Old Norse

Klara

August 12

Clear, bright

Latin

Klas

July 7

Swedish form of Nicolaus, meaning victory of the people

From the Greek Nikolaos

Klemens

November 23

Mild

Latin

Knut

January 13

Uncertain. May be either 1) a Norse name derived from knut (knot) or 2) come from  the old German Chnutz meaning bold

Old Norse or Old German

Konrad

November 12

Combination of  kuon (bold) and rad (counsel)

From the Old German Kounrat

Konstantin

May 21

Steadfast, constant

Latin

Krister

November 13

Christian

Latin

Kristian

November 13

Christian

Latin

Kristina

July 24

Christian

Latin

Kristoffer

March 15

Bearing Christ, combination of Christos and pherein (to bear, carry). Christopher was a saint who carried Jesus across a river, and is the patron saint of travelers

Greek

Kurt

November 12

Short form of Konrad, meaning bold counsel

From the Old German Kounrat

Lage

February 27

May mean team mate, derived from the word lag, meaning team

 Old Danish

Laila

July 5

Probably a Lapp form of the Finnish name Aila, which may be derived from the Old Norse name Helga, meaning whole, blessed or holy.

Lapp, from Finnish

Lars

August 10

Swedish form of Laurentius, meaning crowned with a laurel wreath

From the Latin Laurentius

Laura

January 15

Swedish feminine form of Laurentius, meaning crowned with a laurel wreath

From the Latin Laurentius

Lea

June 26

May mean either 1) a lioness, being a feminine form of Leo or 2) be derived from the Hebrew name la'ah which means weary

Latin or

Hebrew

Leif

June 30

Heir, descendant

Old Norse

Leila

August 28

Night

Persian

Lena

August 18

Abbreviation of either Helena or Magdalena

 

Lennart

September 28

Swedish form of the German Leonard

 

Leo

June 28

Lion

Latin

Leonard

September 28

Combination of  lewo (lion) and hard (strong)'

Old German

Leopold

November 15

Combination of words meaning lion and bold

Old German

Lilian

September 6

Lily

From the Latin lilium

Lillemor

November 18

Little mother

Norwegian

Lilly

September 6

Abbreviation of either Lilian or Elisabet

 

Linda

June 20

From the word lind, meaning delicate, tiny

German

Linn

May 13

Abbreviation Linda, Linnea or Karolina

 

Linnea

May 13

After the flower Linnea

Swedish

Linus

November 26

Flax

Latin from the Greek Linos

Lisa

September 20

Short form of Elisabet

 

Lisbet

November 19

Short form of Elisabet

 

Liv

April 12

Originally derived from the Old Norse hlif meaning protection, later influenced by the modern word liv which means life

Old Norse

Lorentz

January 15

German form of Laurentius, meaning crowned with a laurel wreath

German

Lotta

May 12

Short form of Charlotta, which is a feminine form of Charles  (related to Karl, which means free man)

From Charles, French and English form of the Old Norse Karl

Louise

August 25

French feminine form of Louis, derived from the German Ludvig, meaning renown warrior

French, from the German Ludvig

Love

October 2

A variation of Ludvig

German

Lovisa

August 25

Swedish form of Louise

Swedish, from French and German

Lucia

December 13

Light, shining

Latin

Ludvig

October 2

Renown warrior

German

Lukas

October 18

Means man from Lucania (a region in Italy)

Greek, from the Latin Lucanus

Lydia

December 3

Woman from Lydia

Latin

Madeleine

July 22

French form of Magdalena

French from Hebrew

Magdalena

July 22

Woman from [the village] Magdala

Hebrew

Magnhild

September 17

Strength in battle, combination of megin (strength) and hild (battle)

Old Norse

Magnus

August 19

Great

From the Latin magnum

Maj

May 19

Abbreviation of Maja, a Swedish form of Maria, derived from Miriam, meaning rebellious. May also refer to the month May, named Maj in Swedish.

From the Hebrew Maria, originally Miriam, meaning rebellious

Majken

May 19

German form of Maja or Maria

From the Hebrew Maria

Majvor

June 8

Combination of the Swedish word for the month May and a Old Norse word meaning cautious

Swedish

Malena

December 10

Abbreviation of Magdalena

From the Hebrew Magdalena

Malin

December 10

Abbreviation of Magdalena

From the Hebrew Magdalena

Malkolm

March 28

Disciple of Saint Columba. Columba was a Scottish saint.

From the Scottish Mael Coluim

Malte

November 28

Origin unknown

Danish

Manfred

October 12

Peacemaker. Combination of magin (strength) and frid (peace).

Old German

Margareta

July 20

Pearl

From the Greek, margarites,  which means pearl

Margit

June 15

Pearl

Swedish form form of the Greek Margareta

Margot

June 15

Variation of Margareta, which means pearl

From the Greek Margareta

Maria

February 28

Rebellious

Hebrew, derived from Miriam

Mariana

April 30

There are two interpretations: 1) that it is a combination of Maria and Anna, or 2) that it means female and is a female form of the Latin Marianus, which means male.

Marianne

April 4

French variation of Mariana

 

Marika

October 22

German form of Maria

 

Marina

November 20

From the Latin mare, which means ocean

Latin

Marit

May 6

Abbreviation of Margareta

 

Marita

October 22

Spanish diminutive of Maria, meaning Little Maria

 

Markus

April 25

Finnish form of Maria

 

Marlene

April 4

Combination of Maria and Magdalena

 

Marta

July 27

Mistress of the house

Arameic

Martin

November 10

Martial, derived from Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology.

Latin

Martina

November 10

Martial, derived from Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology

Latin

Matilda

March 14

Strength in battle, combination of maht, (might or strength) and hild (battle)

Old German

Mats

February 24

Swedish form of Mattias

 

Matteus

September 21

God's gift

From the Hebrew Mattitjah

Mattias

February 24

God's gift

From the Hebrew Mattitjah

Maud

March 14

English form of Matilda, which means strength in battle

English, via old German

Maurits

September 22

Dark skinned

From the Latin Mauritius

Max

February 1

Short form of Maximilian, meaning the greatest

Latin

Maximilian

February 1

The greatest

Latin

Melker

January 6

Uncertain, may mean king of light

Possibly Babylonian

Mikael

September 29

Who is like God

Hebrew

Mikaela

September 29

Who is like God

Hebrew

Mirjam

July 1

Form of Maria

 

Moa

November 18

Short form of Maria

 

Mona

May 4

May be 1) short form of Monika, or 2) derived from the Irish Muadhnait,  where muadh "noble, good" is followed by a diminutive suffix, giving the meaning little noble one

Monika

May 4

Origin is uncertain. May be 1) derived from the Latin moneo, which means advisor, or 2) come from the Greek monachos which means alone

Latin or Greek

Morgan

March 28

Possibly meaning from the ocean

Welsh

Moritz

September 22

German form of Maurits, meaning dark skinned

Latin, via German

Moses

December 20

From the Hebrew name Mosheh, probably   derived from the Egyptian mes meaning son

Hebrew, from Egyptian

Måns

August 19

Swedish form of Magnus, meaning great

Swedish form of the Latin Magnus

Mårten

November 11

Swedish form of Martin, meaning martial

Latin

Märit

May 11

Pearl

Swedish form of the Greek Margareta

Märta

May 11

Pearl

Swedish form of the Greek Margareta

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