233 Swedish Baby Names With Meanings

Sweden hasn’t just given IKEA to the world. The land is also home to some of the most beautiful, sweet, and adorable baby names you’ll ever hear. In fact, most of the popular names in America have Swedish variations, albeit with a Scandinavian flair.

In Sweden, a baby is given one or more given names and a surname. Sweden is quite strict when it comes to names. There’s a Swedish naming law that approves the names desired by parents. Parents need to submit a form with the desired name within three months of the birth of the child. The first name will not be approved if it can cause embarrassment to the child in the future or if they are not suitable as first names.

This law was passed in 1982 to prevent the non-aristocratic families from giving their children names reserved for the noble and aristocratic families. The following year, the law was revised a bit to allow men to adopt their wife’s or partner’s name and women to adopt their husband’s name.

Let’s take a look at some of the most famous Swedish names of all time. MomJunction has arranged the names according to their traditional gender usage and meaning to help you pick the perfect Swedish name.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
AckeMy father is for peaceBoy
AdahliaA noble person or a flowerGirl
AdamMan, earthBoy
AfftonAfternoon or evening, from the river AftonGirl
AgataOne who is good at heart and mind, pure, kind, gentle and a nature lover.Girl
AgdaA kind hearted person with good relationship building qualities and zealous to perfection.Girl
AlexanderDefender of MankindBoy
AliceTruth, gracious, realityGirl
AliciaOf Noble BirthGirl
AlviniaA dearly loved white individual having gregarious personality, versatile nature and Code of HonourGirl
AmeGerman - Eagle; Scandinavian - The Eagle RulesBoy
AndreasForm of Andrew; creative, outgoing and manlyBoy
AndrineFemale form of Andreas; a defender of menGirl
AninnaAnswer My Prayer; God has Favored Me; She who rules over heaven and earthGirl
AnnaliGraced with God's Bounty; Favor; Beautiful; Graceful Meadow;Girl
AnnaliesGraced with God's Bounty; Favor; Beautiful; Graceful Meadow; A variant of AnnaliGirl
AnnalieseGraced with God's Bounty; Favor; Beautiful; Graceful Meadow; A variant of AnnaliGirl
AnnalisaGraced with God's Bounty; Favor; Beautiful; Graceful Meadow; A variant of AnnaliGirl
AnneliGraced with God's Bounty; Favor; Beautiful; Graceful Meadow; A variant of AnnaliGirl
AnnelieGraced with God's Bounty; Favor; Beautiful; Graceful Meadow; A variant of Annali; Grace; FavorGirl
AnnelineGod is gracious one and he has answered the prayersGirl
AnnelisGraced with God's Bounty; Favor; Beautiful; Graceful Meadow; A variant of Annali; Grace; FavorGirl
AnnelisaGraced with God's Bounty; Favor; Beautiful; Graceful Meadow; A variant of AnnaliGirl
AnnelyHebrew - God was gracious; God has shown favor; Pure; Chaste; Grace; It is a variation of Anna;Girl
AnnicaSweetness of Face; Favor; Grace; A variant of AnnaGirl
AnnikaVariation of Anna, which means GraceGirl
AronGiant, tall mountain; one who is exalted and loftyBoy
AstridA Girl who is divinely beautifulGirl
AtalieSwedish word meaning pureGirl
AurelaA beautiful golden dawn; royal throneGirl
AxelinaThey are defender of menGirl
BaldhereIt is a variation of the name Balder. It also means ' a bold and courageous army.'Boy
BeleOne who roarsGirl
BimA mighty woman of the ocean,seaGirl
BlidaA very gentle womanGirl
BobbaA woman who is a famus lightGirl
BodilOne who finds remedy in a battleGirl
BojeA man who comes from the castleBoy
BoreHe is like the north windBoy
BosseSwedish - To LiveBoy
BotaA remedy or compensationBoy
BotildHe who is very commandingBoy
BrictwenThe bright friend or companionBoy
BrigettaA very strong femaleGirl
BriteA british personGirl
CajA person rejoicingBoy
CalleA man who is freeBoy
CarenA genuine and pure womanGirl
CarinShe is little and very dearGirl
CaspianOne from the Caspian SeaBoy
CennThe one with a strong headBoy
ChristanaOne who follows the preachings of Jesus ChristGirl
ChristerOne who is Christianity by religionBoy
ClaesDerived from the name Nicholas; one who was a helpful bishop from the 14th century; another term for "victory of the people"Boy
DaavidA beloved friendBoy
DidrikOne who has the power to rule peopleBoy
DolphIn swedish the name Dolph means 'Noble Wolf'Boy
DuveThe one with a thrilling personalityGirl
EbbaIt means strong .Girl
EdeltrudThe one who has massive superior strengthGirl
EdritThey are talented and kind heartedGirl
EffeWell spoken; one who tells the truthGirl
EgefrideA peace loving individual who is blessedGirl
EgelfrideOne who is filled with harmony and calmnessGirl
EgoniaEdge of a swordBoy
EhrenfriedPeace and harmony loving beingBoy
EidefA wealthy gift from the god almightyBoy
EijaHappy and bright person who is studious naturedGirl
EijiCheerful and one second; eternityGirl
EilhardEgde of sword; hardy and loves fellow menBoy
EinaA guardian of properity; beautiful eyesGirl
EinarThe one and only warriorBoy
EldisThey are the ones who are filled with joyGirl
EleonoraShining bright light coming from aboveGirl
ElfredAn efficient and popular human beingBoy
EliasOne who believes Yahweh is the LordBoy
ElimarA famous and noble personalityBoy
ElinLight coming out and is the most beautiful oneGirl
ElisabetOne who is madly devoted to GodGirl
EllaOne who is a beautiful fairy; one who enjoys lifeGirl
EllingOne who is a descendant of a chiefBoy
ElofOne who is always and everlasting; heirBoy
Elvanthis name basically means colours.Girl
Elviniathis name means elfin.Girl
Emblaaccording to Norse mythology Embla was the first woman on earth.Girl
Emelianathis name means to continually strive or excel against a rival.Girl
Emelieliterally meaning someone who is striving or eager to excel when faced in difficult situations against a rival.Girl
Emilthis means a person who is lively and eager.Boy
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
Engelardbrave and illuminating like light.Boy
EnglaSwedish feminine form of the word angel.Girl
Ernya Swedish name meaning serious and determined.Girl
Errikaone who rules eternally.Girl
Eugenwell born or noble.Boy
EyvindThe winner of the iselandsBoy
FilippaA horse's companion; inspirational beingGirl
FinnickBecame popular after usage in Hunger GamesBoy
FlorLiterally means a flower; Could be interpretted as a charming; blossoming personBoy
FolkeA name which means 'people' or 'humans; a chiefBoy
FrejaReferring to a Lady or a Mistress; a Goddess of beautyGirl
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