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ALPHABETIC LIST OF SWEDISH NAMES

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Name

 Name Day

Meaning

Linguistic Root

Abel

December 30

Breeze

From the Hebrew Hebel

Abraham

December 18

Father of many

Hebrew

Ada

March 10

Short form of Adela

Old German

Adam

December 23

Human (s)

Hebrew

Adela

September 5

Noble

Old German

Adolf

June 23

Noble wolf

German

Adrian

March 4

Man from [the town] Adria

From Latin Adrianus

Adriana

March 4

Feminine form of Adrian

From Latin Adrianus

Agata

February 5

The good one

Greek

Agda

February 5

The good one

Swedish form of Agata

Agne

February 13

Meaning uncertain, either sharp point (from agh) or fear (from agi)

Old Norse, from Ahni found on rune stones

Agnes

January 21

Pure

Greek

Agneta

January 21

Form of Agnes

Greek

Aina

June 13

The only one

Finnish

Aino

June 13

Male form of Aina

Finnish

Albert

August 30

Noble and light, shining

From Old German Athalberht

Albertina

August 30

Feminine form of Albert

From Old German Athalberht

Albin

March 1

White

From the Latin Albinus

Alexander

December 12

Helper, defender of people, from alexein  (defend, help) and aner (people)

Greek

Alexandra

February 17

Feminine form of Alexander

Greek

Alexis

December 12

Defender, helper

Latin form of the Greek Aléxeios

Alf

June 21

1) Elf, sprite 2) Nordic form of Adolf

Nordic

Alfhild

September 3

Combination of alf (elf) and hild (battle)

Old Norse, found on rune stones

Alfons

August 6

The noble

Old German

Alfred

January 3

Wise, sage (having obtained advice from the elves); combination of elf and advice or decision

Anglo-Saxon

Alfrida

January 3

Feminine form of Alfred

Old Swedish

Algot

July 30

Combination of a alf (elf) and Goth

Old Swedish name found on rune stones

Alice

June 23

From noble lineage

English-French form of the German Adelheid

Allan

April 22

Peace, harmony

Celtic

Alma

September 8

1) Soul (Spanish), or 2) Mild (Latin)

Spanish, possibly originating from Latin

Alrik

August 5

Alarik means ruler over everything

Nordic, possibly from the Germanic Alarik

Alva

September 3

Feminine of Alf, or short form of Alfhild

Old Norse

Alvar

June 21

Probably combination of elf and warrior

Nordic

Amalia

April 20

From the Germanic amal which means work

Latin, but of Germanic origin

Amanda

October 26

Lovable

Latin

Amelie

April 20

Form of Amalia

Latin, but of Germanic origin

Anders

November 30

Man

From the Greek Andreas

Andre

July 10

Man

From the Green Andreas

Andrea

July 10

Feminine of Andreas

From the Green Andreas

Andreas

November 30

Man

From the Green Andreas

Angela

December 7

Angelic

Italian

Angelika

December 7

Angelic

Italian

Anita

September 9

Form of Anna

Hebrew

Anna

December 9

Meaning uncertain, possibly from a child's word for mama, or from the Hebrew Hanna, meaning favored or grace

Anneli

April 21

Pet name for Anne-Louise or Anna

 

Annette

September 9

Form of Anna

 

Annika

April 21

Form of Anna

 

Anselm

February 4

Protected by God, combination of ans (God) and helm (helmet, protection)

Germanic

Ansgar

February 4

Combination of ans (God) and gar (spear)

Germanic

Anton

January 17

Uncertain, possibly meaning invaluable

From the Latin Antonius

Antonia

October 27

Uncertain, possibly meaning invaluable

From the Latin Antonius

Arne

August 4

Eagle

Old Norse

Arnold

August 4

Combination of words meaning eagle and ruler

German

Aron

July 1

Uncertain, interpretations include high mountain, messenger and famed

Hebrew, possibly originating from Egytian

Artur

April 13

Possibly meaning strong as a bear

Celtic, possible combination of bear and man

Arvid

August 31

Combination of words meaning eagle and forest

Old Norse

Assar

December 16

He who knows the answers

Old Norse related to the English word answer

Asta

November 27

Form of Astrid

Old Norse

Astrid

November 27

Combination of words meaning God and beautiful

Old Norse

August

January 7

Venerable

From the Latin Augustus

Augusta

January 7

Feminine form of August

From the Latin Augustus

Aurora

July 3

Dawn

Latin

Axel

June 16

Father of peace

From the Hebrew Absalon

Axelina

June 16

Feminine form of Axel

From the Hebrew Absalon

Baltsar

January 6

May God protect his life

Babylonian

Barbara

December 4

Foreign

From the the Greek Barbara (Barbaros)

Barbro

December 4

Foreign

Swedish form of the Greek Barbara

Bartolomeus

August 24

Meaning Tolmais son

Hebrew

Beata

December 2

Blessed

From the Latin beatus

Beatrice

December 2

Blessed

French from the Latin beatus

Beda

May 27

Possibly meaning one who prays

Old English

Bengt

March 21

The blessed

Swedish form of the Latin Benedictus

Benjamin

December 28

Son of luck

Hebrew

Berit

October 13

See Birgitta

See Birgitta

Bernhard

August 20

From two words meaning bear and strong

German

Bernt

August 20

Abbreviation of Berhard

German

Bert

February 8

See Bertil

German

Berta

February 8

Bright, shining

German

Berthold

June 11

Bright ruler

German

Bertil

June 11

Bright, shining

German

Birger

June 9

Help, related to the word bärga (save, rescue)

Old Swedish name found on rune stones

Birgit

October 13

See Birgitta

See Birgitta

Birgitta

October 7

High goddess

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

Bjarne

June 18

See Björn

See Björn

Björn

June 18

Bear

Old Norse

Blenda

May 27

Possibly associated with the verb blända (dazzle)

Old Norse

Bo

June 5

Settled

Old Norse, the variation Boe found on rune stones

Bodil

January 26

Short form of Botilda, a combination of the words bot (remedy, setting right) and hild (battle)

Old Norse

Boel

January 26

See Bodil

See Bodil

Borghild

May 28

From borg (stronghold) and hild (battle)

Norwegian

Boris

June 10

Combination of words meaning battle and praise

Russian

Botvid

July 28

From bot (improvement, setting right) and vidh (forest)

Old Swedish

Britta

October 7

Form of Birgitta

See Birgitta

Bror

October 5

Brother, in old times only given to younger son

Nordic

Bruno

July 17

The brown

German

Brynolf

August 16

Combination of brynja (metal garment worn as armor) and ulv (wolf)

Nordic name for warrior

Börje

June 9

A newer form of Birger

See Birger

Camilla

March 7

Religious attendant

Latin

Carina

May 7

Loved

Latin

Carita

May 7

Merciful, charitable

Italian

Carola

May 20

Free woman

From the Latin Carolus

Cecilia

November 22

Blind

From the Latin caecus

Charlotta

May 12

Feminine form of Charles (related to the Scandinavian Karl, which means free man)

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

Christel

March 15

Christian

German form of Christina

Conny

May 21

Abbreviation of Konstantin

From the Latin Konstantin, meaning steadfast

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