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ALPHABETIC LIST OF SWEDISH NAMES

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NAME

NAME DAY

MEANING

LINGUISTIC ROOT

Nadja

April 8

Hope

From the Russian name Nadeschda

Naemi

November 17

Pleasantness

From the Hebrew Naomi

Naima

November 17

Pleasantness

From the Hebrew Naomi

Nanna

April 3

Brave

From the Old Norse Nenna

Natalia

December 29

From natale domini, which means Christ's birthday, Christmas Day

Latin

Natalie

December 29

Variation of Natalia, which means Christ's birthday, Christmas Day

French, English form of Natalia

Natanael

December 22

God's gift

Hebrew

Niklas

December 6

Victory of the people, combination of nike (victory) and laos (people

Swedish form of the Greek Nikolaos

Nikolaus

December 6

Victory of the people, combination of nike (victory) and laos (people

German form of the Greek Nikolaos

Nils

October 8

Victory of the people, combination of nike (victory) and laos (people

Swedish short form of the Gree Nikolaos

Ola

April 19

Ancestor's descendent, short form of Olof or Olav, a combination of anu (ancestor) and leifr (descendent)

Old Norse

Olaus

April 19

Ancestor's descendent, Latinized form of Olof, a combination of anu (ancestor) and leifr (descendent)

Latinized form of the Old Norse Olof, originally Anulaibar

Olga

November 21

From heilagr which means holy, whole or blessed

Russian form of the Old Norse Helga

Oliver

April 15

There are at least 3 interpretations of this name: It may be derived from 1) the Latin oliva which means olive tree, or 2) the Germanic Alfihar meaning elf army, or 3)the Old Norse Anulaibar (Olof)

Olivia

April 15

Feminine form of Oliver

Olof

July 29

Ancestor's descendent, combination of anu (ancestor) and leifr (descendent)

Old Norse, originally Anulaibar

Orvar

September 18

Arrow

Icelandic

Oskar

December 1

A combination of as (god) and geirr (spear)

From the old Norse Asgeirr

Ossian

December 1

Meaning unknown

Celtic, originally Oisin

Osvald

October 3

Combination of os (god) and weald (rule)

Old English

Ottilia

April 9

Wealth

Old German

Otto

April 9

Wealth

Old German

Ove

February 13

Danish sources consider Ove as a form of Åge or Åke while Swedish sources trace the name to the Old Norse agh which means sharp point or edge   

Patricia

April 16

Noblewoman, feminine form Patrik

From the Latin Patricius

Patrik

April 16

Nobleman

From the Latin Patricius

Paul

January 25

Humble or small

From the Latin Paulus

Paula

June 22

Feminine form of Paul, which means humble or small

From the Latin Paulus

Paulina

June 22

A diminutive form of Paula, meaning humble or small

From the Latin Paulus

Per

August 1

Rock, a Scandinavian short form of Petrus, the Latin form of the Greek Petros, which is a translation of the arameic name Kefas which means rock

From Latin, Greek and Arameic

Pernilla

May 31

Rock, feminine form of Per

From the Green petros

Peter

June 29

Rock, derived from Petrus  the Latin form of the Greek Petros, which is a translation of the arameic name Kefas which means rock

From Latin, Greek and Arameic

Petra

June 29

Rock, feminine form of Petrus

From Latin, Greek and Arameic

Petronella

May 31

A diminutive form of the Latin family name,  Petronius, derived from the Greek Petros, which is a translation of the arameic name Kefas which means rock

From Latin, Greek and Arameic

Pia

February 22

Pious, feminine form of the Latin name Pius

From the Latin Pius

Pontus

November 20

Probably derived from the Greek pontos which means ocean

Greek

Pål

January 25

Humble or small, Swedish form of Paul

From the Latin Paulus

Rafael

March 24

God has healed

Hebrew

Ragna

October 1

Short form of Ragnhild

Old Norse, name found on runestone

Ragnar

October 1

Originally Reginheri, from regin (divine powers) and heri (warrior)

Old Norse, name found on runestone

Ragnhild

July 15

Combination of regin (divine powers) and hild (battle)

Old Norse, name found on runestone

Ragnvald

July 15

Combination of regin (divine powers) and vald (ruler)

Old Norse, name found on runestone

Rakel

June 26

Ewe, Scandinavian form of Rachel

Hebrew

Ralf

March 27

A short form of  Rådulf, a combination of råd (counsel) and ulf (wolf)

Old Norse

Raoul

August 27

Renowned wolf

French

Rasmus

October 26

Lovable

Danish short form of the Greek Erasmios

Rebecka

May 17

Meaning uncertain, might mean either heifer or tied

From the Hebrew Ribqah

Regina

September 7

Queen

Latin

Reidar

May 9

Defender of the the home. From words meaning home or nest (rede in modern Swedish) and defender

Old Norse

Reidun

May 9

This female name is a combination of words meaning home or nest (rede in modern Swedish) and love

Old Norse

Reine

July 16

Most often a male name, a short form of Reinhard or Reinhold; as a female name it means queen

As male name, from German

As female name, from French

Reinhold

July 16

From words meaning divine powers and ruler

German

Rigmor

September 27

This female nam is possibly derived from the German Ricmot, a combination of words meaning powerful and mind

Danish, probably of German origin

Rikard

February 7

Combination of ric (powerful) and hart (brave, strong)

Old German, originally Richart

Rita

May 6

Italian short form of the Greek name Margherita,  from margarites, meaning pearl'

Italian from Greek

Ritva

July 5

Slender branch

Finnish

Robert

June 7

Originally Hrodebert, a combination of hrode (fame) and bert (bright)

Old German

Robin

June 7

English diminutive form of Robert

German via English

Roger

June 2

Famous spear, combination of hrod (fame) and ger (spear)

English

Roland

August 9

Lord of famous land, originally Hrodlandi, combination of hrod (fame) and land

Old German

Rolf

August 27

Contraction of the Norse name Rodulf, a combination of hrodr (fame) and ulf (wolf)

Old Norse

Ronald

May 16

English form of Ragnvald, a combination of regin (divine powers) and vald (ruler)

English

Ronny

May 16

Short form of Ronald

English

Rosa

July 2

Rose

Latin

Rosita

July 2

Spanish diminutive form of Rosa

Spanish from Latin

Roy

September 7

This name has two possible origins: 1) Celtic, from ruadh (red, meaning red haired ) or 2) the French from roi (king)

Celtic or French

Ruben

May 17

Son, Scandinavian form of Reuben

Hebrew

Rudolf

March 27

Originally Hruodulf, a combination of words meaning fame and wolf

Old German

Rune

November 24

Probably an abbreviation of Runulf, a combination of run (rune, secret wisdom) and ulf (wolf)

Old Norse

Rut

January 4

Friend, derived from the Hebrew  word re'uth

Hebrew

Rutger

June 2

Form of Roger, meaning famous spear, from the Germanic hrod (fame) and ger (spear)

English

Sabina

October 27

Sabine woman

Latin

Salomon

June 25

Derived from the Hebrew shalom (peace)

From the Hebrew name Shelomoh

Samuel

September 1

God has heard

From the Hebrew name Shemu'el

Sandra

February 17

Short form of Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander which means Helper, defender of people, from alexein  (defend, help) and aner (people)

Greek

Sara

July 19

Princess

Hebrew

Sebastian

January 20

The venerable

Greek

Selma

June 27

Has two possible origins: it may be

1) derived from the Celtic place name Shelma meaning beautiful view, or  2) short for Anselma, the feminine form of Anselm, meaning protected by God

Celtic or English

Set

December 30

Offspring

Hebrew

Seved

July 28

A later form of the Norse name Sigvid, a combination of  sig (victory) and  vidh (tree, forest)

Old Norse

Severin

October 23

Stern, severe

Latin

Sibylla

October 20

Prophetess

Greek

Sigbritt

January 10

Combination of words meaning victory and bright

Danish

Sigfrid

February 15

Combination of sig (victory) and frid (peace)

Old German

Signe

August 23

New victory, from sig (victory) and ny (new), originally Signhni

Old Swedish

Signhild

August 23

A newer name combining the Old Norse sig (victory)  and hild (battle)

Swedish

Sigrid

September 15

Combination of sigr (victory) and fríðr (beautiful, fair) (note that this female name is considered to have a different origin from the present male name Sigfrid)

Old Norse, originally Sigfrid

Sigurd

January 10

A combination of sigr (victory) and vörðr (guardian)

Old Norse

Sigvard

February 25

Combination of sig (victory) and vard (guardian)

Old German, originally Sigiward,

Silvia

August 8

Of the forest, derived from silva (forest)

Latin

Simon

October 28

Listening or God hears his prayers

Greek form of the Hebrew name Schimeon

Simone

October 28

Feminine form of Simon, and meaning listening or God hears her prayers

French from Greek and Hebrew

Siri

September 15

Short form of Sigrid, a combination of words meaning victory and beautiful

Old Norse

Sissela

November 22

Blind, a Swedish form of Cecilia

From the Latin caecus

Siv

March 8

Bride, wife; Siv was the name of the Norse Thunder-God Tor's wife

Old Norse

Sivert

February 25

Short form of either 1) Sigvard, a combination of sig (victory) and vard (guardian) or 2) Sigfrid, a combination of sig (victory) and frid (peace)

Old German

Sixten

December 14

Victory stone, a combination of sig (seger) and sten (stone)

Old Swedish, originally Sigsten

Sofia

May 15

Wisdom

Greek

Solbritt

June 4

A relatively new Swedish name, combining sol (sun) with Britt, an abbreviation of Birgitta, meaning high goddess

From the Latin Brigida, meaning high, also related to the Celtic Brigit, high goddess

Solveig

June 4

Combination of salr (house) and veig (strength)

Old Norse, originally Salveig

Sonja

May 15

Wisdom

Russian form of the Greek name Sofia

Staffan

December 26

Crowned

Swedish form of the Greek name Stephanos

Stefan

December 26

Crowned

Form of the Greek name Stephanos

Stella

August 15

Star

Latin

Stellan

October 14

Star

Latin

Sten

December 14

Stone

Old Norse

Stig

December 17

Wanderer

Old Norse

Sture

September 13

Willful, stubborn

Old Swedish

Styrbjörn

May 10

Combination of words meaning unruly and bear

Old Norse

Sune

November 29

Son

Old Swedish

Susanna

August 11

Lily, Greek form of the Hebrew name Shoshannah, derived from shushan (lily)

Greek from Hebrew

Svante

June 10

A Swedish short form of the Slavic name Svantopolk, a combination of words meaning strongly and people

Slavic

Svea

January 2

A personification of Sweden (Sverige, Svea Rike)

Swedish

Sven

December 5

Boy

Old Norse

Sverker

November 4

Meaning unknown

Old Norse

Sylvester

December 31

Of the forest, derived from silva (forest)

Latin

Sylvia

August 8

Of the forest, derived from silva (forest)

Latin

Sören

October 23

Stern, severe

Scandinavian form of the Latin name Severus

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