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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
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
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
ElimarA famous and noble personalityBoy
ElinLight coming out and is the most beautiful oneGirl
ElisabetOne who is madly devoted to GodGirl
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
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