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ALPHABETIC LIST OF SWEDISH NAMES

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NAME

NAME DAY

MEANING

LINGUISTIC ROOT

Hakon

June 14

Combination of (high) and konr (son)

Old Norse

Halvar

May 14

Form of Halvard

From the Old Norse Hallvarðr

Halvard

May 14

Rock guardian, combination of hallr (rock) and varðr (guardian)

From the Old Norse Hallvarðr

Hampus

August 29

Form of Hans

 

Hanna

January 5

Grace or favor

From the Hebrew Channah

Hannele

January 5

Form of Hanna

 

Hans

August 29

Abbreviation of Johannes

 

Harald

April 1

Leader, chief

Old Norse

Harriet

October 10

English feminine form of Henrik, meaning home ruler

From the Old German Henrik

Harry

October 10

English form of Henrik, meaning ruler of the home

From the Old German Henrik

Hedvig

October 15

Combination of hadu (battle) and wig (war)

German

Heidi

September 5

Abbreviation Adelheid

German

Helena

July 31

Shining or torch

Greek

Helga

November 21

Holy, whole or blessed

From the Old Norse heilagr

Helge

September 30

Holy, whole or blessed

From the Old Norse heilagr

Helmer

January 16

One who wears a helmet

Old German

Helmi

April 6

Has two possible origins: 1) The Finnish Helmi, which means pearl, or 2) an abbreviation of the Germanic Vilhelmina

Helny

September 11

Short form of Helena

 

Hemming

May 22

From hamr (shape), possibly originally a name for a shape changer

Icelandic

Henning

May 22

Uncertain. Might be a form of either Henrik or Johannes.

Henrietta

August 22

French form of  Henrika

From the French Henriette

Henrik

January 19

Ruler of the home, combination of heim (home) and rich (ruler, power)

From the German Heimerich

Henrika

August 22

Feminine form of Henrik

German

Herbert

March 16

Combination of heri (army) and beraht (bright)

German

Herman

July 12

Combination of heri (army) and man

German

Hermine

July 12

Feminine form of Herman

German

Hervor

April 1

A combination of words meaning army and cautious, it may mean the guard of the army

Icelandic

Hilda

January 18

Battle. In Norse mythology, Hilda took wounded heroes to Valhalla

From the Icelandic Hildr

Hildegard

September 17

Combination of words meaning battle and protection

Old Germanic or Norse

Hilding

February 21

Chief, leader

Icelandic

Hildur

January 18

Battle

Old Norse

Hillevi

October 15

Combination of heil (luck) and wig (battle(

Danish form of the old German Heilwig

Hjalmar

January 16

Warrior with helmet, combination of hjalmr (helmet) and herr (army or warrior)

Old Norse

Hjördis

February 3

Combination of hjorr (sword) and dís (goddess)

Icelandic

Holger

March 30

Holm means island and geir means spear

From the Old Norse Holmgeir

Holmfrid

March 30

Combination of holme (island) and frid (beautiful, beloved) It was originally a woman's name but is now used as a man's name

Old Norse

Hubert

November 3

Combination of words meaning heart or mind and shining

Old German

Hugo

November 3

Possibly an abbreviation of Hubert

 

Hulda

September 8

Sweet, lovable

Old Swedish

Håkan

June 14

Combination of (high)and konr (son)

From the Old Norse Hákon

Ida

September 14

Eager, energetic

Old German

Inez

August 6

Spanish form of Agnes

 

Inga

October 25

From Ing, the name of a Norse fertility god, also known as Frö

Old Norse

Ingalill

October 25

Diminutive form of Inga

 

Inge

February 11

From Ing, the name of a Norse fertility god, also known as Frö

Old Norse

Ingeborg

May 28

Protected by [the Norse god] Ing

Old Norse

Ingegerd

November 7

Protected by [the Norse god] Ing

Old Norse

Ingela

November 7

Variation of Ingegerd

Old Norse

Ingemar

June 3

Combination of the name of the Norse god Ing and mar (famed)  

Old Norse

Ingemund

April 2

Protected by [the Norse god] Ing

Old Norse

Inger

October 9

Variation of Ingrid

Old Norse

Ingrid

October 9

Combination of the name of the Norse god Ing and fríðr (beautiful, loved)  

Old Norse

Ingvar

April 10

Ing's warrior. Ing was a Norse god, also called Frö.

Old Norse

Ingvor

April 10

This female name is a combination of Ing (a Norse god, also called Frö) and vor (cautious)

Old Norse

Irene

April 5

Peace

Greek

Iris

February 10

Rainbow

Greek

Irja

April 5

Finnish form of Irene

Finnish, from Greek

Irma

April 7

From the word irmen (whole, universal)

Old German

Irmelin

April 7

Diminutive form of Irma

Old German

Isabella

October 30

God is perfection . French form of Elisabeth, that comes from the Hebrew Elisheba

French, Hebrew

Isak

December 19

He laughs

From the Hebrew Yitschaq

Israel

December 20

God's warrior

Hebrew

Ivan

May 24

God is merciful

Russian form of Johannes

Ivar

January 31

Archer, combination of yr (bow made of yew wood) and vari (warrior)

Old Norse

Jacob

July 25

Ya'aqob meant holder of the heel. Jacob in the Old Testament was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel.

From the Hebrew Ya'aqob

Jan

January 11

This is a boy's name in Sweden, an abbreviation of Johan or Johannes, meaning God is merciful

From the old German Jahan, derived from the Hebrew Johannes

Jane

May 3

English abbreviation of Johanna, meaning God is merciful

Hebrew, via English

Jannike

January 11

Derived from Johannes, meaning God is merciful

From the Hebrew Johannes

Jarl

October 11

Earl, nobleman

Old Norse

Jeanette

May 29

Feminine form of the French Jean, derived from Johannes, meaning God is merciful

Hebrew, via French

Jennifer

October 6

May mean vit våg

English version of the Welsh Guinevere

Jenny

October 6

Variation  of either Jane or Jennifer

English

Jens

March 29

Danish version of Johannes, meaning God is merciful

Hebrew via Danish

Jesper

July 26

A Danish form of Jasper, which means treasurer

Persian via Danish

Jessika

July 6

Protected by God

From the Hebrew Jesca

Joakim

March 20

Established by God

Hebrew

Joar

January 31

Warrior on horse

Old Swedish

Joel

July 13

Jahve is God

Hebrew

Johan

December 27

Derived from Johannes, meaning God is merciful

Hebrew, via Greek

Johanna

July 21

Feminine form of Johannes, meaning God is merciful

Hebrew, via Greek

Johannes

December 27

God is merciful

Greek form of the Hebrew  Jochanan

John

May 3

English form of Johannes, meaning God is merciful

English, from Greek and Hebrew

Jon

August 21

Abbreviation of Johannes

English, from Greek and Hebrew

Jonas

March 29

Dove

Hebrew

Jonatan

December 22

The Lord has given

Hebrew

Jonna

August 21

Abbreviation of Johanna

 

Josef

March 19

May God multiply

From the Hebrew Yoseph

Josefina

March 19

Feminine of Josef, meaning may God multiply

From the Hebrew Yoseph

Judit

July 13

There are two interpretations of theis name 1) praised 2) Jewish woman

Hebrew

Julia

February 16

Soft-haired. Feminine form of Julius

Latin, possibly of Greek origin

Julius

February 16

From a Roman family name, possibly derived from Greek ioulos which means downy-bearded

Latin, possibly of Greek origin

Justina

September 2

Feminine form of Justus, which means just

Latin

Justus

September 2

Just

Latin

Jörgen

July 9

Farmer

Danish form of the Greek Georg

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