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
SigerA great victory of an armyBoy
SigfridA beautiful, fair victoryGirl
SiggeHe who is always victoriousBoy
SigneTo bring victoryGirl
SigrunnThe secret victoriesGirl
SigsteinA stone victory, a victory written in the stoneBoy
SigvardA protector who is victoriousBoy
SimmeOne with the mind of a victorBoy
SireA victorious womanGirl
SisselaTo be without a sight, to be blindGirl
SivertA peacuful victoryBoy
SixtenA victory firm as a stoneBoy
SolvigA girl who is strong like the SunGirl
StellanOne who has a very calm personalityBoy
StenTo be like a stoneBoy
StianOne who wandersBoy
StiegOne who steps forwardBoy
StigTo be on a pathBoy
StinaShe is a good ChristianityGirl
SunniShe was the gift of the SunGirl
SvenOne who is a Boy, a chapBoy
TeklaA divine fameGirl
TeresiaThe harvesterGirl
ThobiasGod is goodBoy
TindraTo sparkle or to twinkleGirl
TordisThe God who controls the thunderBoy
ToreA God who is liable of thunderBoy
TorgnyThe noise of the Thunder GodBoy
TuvaA beautiful lady, charmingGirl
ViktorViktor is a form of Victor and means Victoria.Boy
WilliamWill or Desire to ProtectBoy
WilliamManaiaBoy
WilmaFrom Wilhelmina, a female variant of William, which means Will or desrire to protectGirl
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