Swedish Names

Look through the best Swedish baby names and discover their unique meanings. Your boy or girl will love having a name connected to a traditional culture and families can choose a rare name for their dog or cat.

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Swedish names have developed over a long period of time, connecting them to deep origins and a rich culture. The language of Sweden developed from the Germanic family and is connected to Norse mythology and Viking culture. Swedish baby names are quickly becoming the top, trendy choices for modern parents with newborn boys and girls. Even families with pets will love giving their cat or dog a rare name that has deep meaning and is connected to ancient traditions and culture.

50 Most Popular Swedish Names

PopularityNameMeaning
1stEmmaIndustrious, universal, universal woman.
2ndWilliamResolute protector, with gilded helmet, strong mind and protection, will, desire, a strong and resolute protector, determined guardian, valiant protector.
3rdSarahPrincess, lady-like.
4thJoelGod is willing, god will be willing, all powerful god, the lord is god, jehovah is god, yahweh is the prophet of god.
5thMiaWished for child, of the sea or bitter, rebellious woman, mine, beloved.
6thValentinStrong, healthy or strong, strength, health, hale and healthy, healthy, brave.
7thEllaForeign, young girl, sympathy, compassion, beautiful fairy-woman, elfin.
8thVincentConquering, victorious, the one who conquered, conqueror, victor.
9thCharlotteLittle and womanly, free, free woman, little and strong, little & strong, petite, feminine, strong, brave.
10thHugoBright mind, bright in mind and spirit, spirited, mind, heart or spirit, intelligence, spirit.
11thSophieWisdom, wise one.
12thRubenBehold or a son, behold a son, a son, behold, see my son.
13thMikaelaWho is like god?, which man is like god?.
14thStefanCrowned or crown of laurels, crown, man with crown.
15thElsaNoble, rescued by percival, god is my oath, short form of elizabeth, promise of god, joyful.
16thErikEternal ruler, always ruler, ever powerful, all-powerful ruler.
17thSofiaWisdom, wise one, wise.
18thCasperTreasurer, king of the treasure, horseman, treasure master.
19thChristinaFollower of christ or anointed, follower of christ, christian woman, christian, annointed.
20thWarrenA game preserve, loyal, guard, from la verenne, to preserve, general, warden, game keeper.
21stHeidiNoble and serene, supermodel heidi klum, of noble kin, graceful and noble, honorable, noble sort.
22ndGusDiminutive form of gustav or angus or august, various, watchful, vigilant.
23rdAliciaTruthful, of noble kin, noble, graceful, truthful & noble, noble woman.
24thJonGod is gracious, form of john or diminutive form of jonathan, god gives, god's gracious gift.
25thMatildaMother of merlin, mighty battle maiden, battle strength, powerful and mighty in battle.
26thHansGod is gracious, god is merciful, from the name john, god's gracious gift.
27thClaraBright or clear, illustrious, bright and clear, clear, bright, famous.
28thSvenYouth, boy, young man, lad.
29thEliseGod is my oath, promise of god, consecrated to god - elizabeth, consecrated to god.
30thSorenStern or strict, thunder, severe, austere, severe or grim, war.
31stMarinaSea maiden, a city in california, of the sea, from the shore, from the god mars.
32ndLarsCrowned with laurels, person from laurentum, city of laurels, man from laurentum, laurel.
33rdKarinaBeloved, maiden, pure, chaste, dear little one.
34thBjornBear.
35thBarbaraForeign or stranger, stranger, foreigner, strange, foreign, the stranger, chatter of foreigners.
36thNilsVictory of the people, people's triumph, champion.
37thAdaWealthy, noble and serene, ornament, noble, happy, graceful and noble, kind, ornamental.
38thCaspianFrom qazvin, iran, caspian sea, the caspian sea, the largest inland body of water in the world, lying between russia and asia.
39thAnikaGrace, gracious, merciful.
40thRolfWolf councel, wolf counsel, famous wolf, legendary wolf, wolf fame, praise wolf.
41stAnnikaGracious, merciful.
42ndWaldoGod's power, a ruler, rule.
43rdKristinaFollower of christ, christian, christian woman.
44thClausVictory of the people, the conquering people, victorious people.
45thAstridBeautiful goddess, god's strength, divine beauty, divine strength, star.
46thJanneGod is merciful, god is gracious.
47thAgnesPure, chaste, sacred, lamb, gentle, holy.
48thGuillelmusDetermined guardian.
49thRitaPearl, a pearl.
50thAlwinNoble friend, beloved by all.