Every Swede has at least two names. A first- and a last name. Using names is convenient because they make it easier to understand who your best friend is talking about or check out that attractive person’s profile on Facebook. Unfortunately though, Swedes haven’t been very innovative in the process of creating names. Many Swedes have the same last name. Of course one that’s ending with -sson.
Further below, lists with the Top 10 most popular first-names in Sweden.
Swedish last names
More than one third of all Swedish surnames end with –son. (Source: SCB.) Those names are so common, that you will probably find at least one of them on mailboxes of each Swedish apartment building.
List of 10 Most Common Swedish Surnames
The 10 most popular surnames in Sweden.
Minor name variations, such as Karlsson and Carlsson are collected under the variation that is most common. For example, the amount of Carlsson is added to Karlsson.
List with Top 100 Swedish last names.
What typical Swedish last names mean
The following words appear often in Swedish names and refer mostly to nature.
- Ström – stream (river)
- Berg – mountain/hill
- Lind – linden
- Ek – oak
- Sjö – lake/sea
- Sund – sea gate/strait
- Å – small stream/creek
- Ö – island
- Björk – birch
- Ny – new
- Söder – south
- Lund – small forrest
- Gren – branch
- Fors – cataract
- Vik – bay
- Holm – little island
- Qvist/Kvist – twig
Swedish first-names for girls
Are you a woman, moving to Sweden? If you don’t like your current first-name, you might fancy one of the top 10 Swedish girl names from the list below.
Top 10 Swedish girl names
For new borns in 2015
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List with Top 100 Swedish girl names.
Swedish first-names for boys
Here are the 10 names that where the most popular for new born boys in 2015.
Top 10 Swedish boy names
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Complete list with Top 1oo Swedish boy names.
So, dear new-Swede, if you feel like making a change to the name written above your door bell or on your business card, and want to sound more Swedish, feel inspired by the list above.
Or check here for more Swedish name lists.
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