Top 100 Most Popular Swedish Girls & Boys Names For Your Baby

Swedish girls names and boys names
Top 100 Swedish boys names & girls names

Are you looking for name inspiration to find the right name for your baby? In this list you find the most popular first names Swedish girls and boys received in 2023.

Popular Swedish Names for Girls and Boys in 2023

If you have met a couple of Swedish people before, you might have noticed that many Swedish names are different from names in other countries, and sometimes even sounding rather extraordinary.

Here are a few common names in Sweden that might sound special to the non-Nordic ear:
Girls: Ebba, Edda, Freja, Lo or Tove.
Some Swedish boys are called Albin, Alvin, Sixten, Loke or Åke.

Some names may sound very beautiful, some may sound rather weird for non-Swedes. (I still find it a little confusing that some Swedish men are called “Love”, yes “L O V E”, but it’s not pronounced like you might suspect reading it in English, instead it’s pronounced “Loohwaeh”.)

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Swedish children – (Credits: Martin Svalander/imagebank.sweden.se)

The Swedish Skatteverket (agnecy for tax), also administrates name statistics in Sweden, has published this list with the given names for boys and girls which Swedish parents have given their children in 2023.

The most popular girls and boys names in Sweden

Boys names further below, click here.

Swedish girls names

The Top 100 Swedish girls names in 2023. The number of girls who received the name in that year in the right column.

RankNameNumber
1Elsa588
2Vera587
3Alma574
4Selma512
5Alice481
6Signe468
7Ellie464
7Olivia464
9Astrid451
10Ella450
11Stella427
12Freja416
13Maja411
14Saga403
15Alva397
16Agnes370
17Ebba362
18Leah355
19Hedda346
20Alba344
21Iris330
22Wilma328
23Ines323
24Alicia321
25Mila315
26Luna286
27Lilly278
27Sigrid278
29Elvira275
30Leia268
31Juni260
32Julia248
33Hilma246
34Clara242
35Ester232
36Majken230
36Molly230
38Ellen227
38Lykke227
40Lily225
41Nora223
42Ingrid216
42Nova216
44Edith196
45Livia195
45Sally195
47Lea188
48Liv185
49Tyra184
50Esther181
51Emilia180
51Sofia180
53Cleo179
54Ilse176
55Hilda173
56Ayla172
57Elise165
58Celine164
59Klara163
60Elsie161
61Amelia160
62Mira159
63Bonnie157
64Emma156
65Tuva154
66Lova153
67Ida149
67Märta149
69Thea148
70Sara145
71Stina142
72Meja140
73Ronja139
73Rut139
75Idun137
75Lo137
75Nellie137
78Hedvig135
79Julie124
80Alina122
81Eira121
81Lovisa121
83Inez118
83Isabella118
85Melina115
86Laura114
86Linnea114
86Svea114
89Melissa113
90Lovis112
91Elin111
91Maya111
93Millie109
94Aurora108
94Viola108
96Vilma107
97Leona106
98Freya103
99Maria102
100Lara101
(Source: Skatteverket 2024)

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Swedish child in a Volvo – (Photocredit: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se)

Swedish boys names

The Top 100 names for boys in Sweden in 2023. In the right column the number of boys who received the names in 2023 is shown.

RankNameNumber
1Noah655
2Hugo622
3William541
4Liam536
5Nils502
6Elias497
6Oliver497
8Adam496
9August483
10Sam474
11Alfred458
12Otto444
13Leo442
14Leon398
15Frans395
16Charlie370
17Theo352
18Olle349
19Harry344
20Ludvig333
21Arvid328
22Malte326
23Ebbe319
24Lucas316
25Elliot313
25Tage313
27Henry311
28Elton308
29Gabriel305
29Ted305
31Adrian304
32Walter297
33Oscar282
34Vincent278
35Alexander277
36Valter273
37Benjamin267
38Noel263
39Theodor261
40Viggo256
41Jack253
42Axel245
43Albin239
44Melker236
45Levi229
46Isak228
47Dante223
48Matteo221
49Lukas220
50Hjalmar213
51Frank210
52Milo206
53Ture204
54Björn203
55Vidar198
56Emil190
56Kian190
58Max184
59Melvin183
60Love182
61Ivar181
61Sixten181
63Julian179
64Louie178
65Edvin176
66Colin169
67Sigge164
68Aron163
69Gustav162
70Folke161
70Loke161
72Milton159
73Alve158
74Filip157
75Otis153
76Aston152
77Oskar150
78Loui142
78Omar142
80Samuel138
81Alvin137
81Ludwig137
83Algot136
83Erik136
85Amir134
85Vide134
87Knut129
87Matheo129
89Elis127
90Svante122
91Philip120
92Carl118
92Casper118
94Ali117
94Alvar117
96Felix116
97Bill111
98Wilhelm109
99Joel106
99Maximilian106
(Source: Skatteverket 2024)

Have you found a fitting name for your new-born? Which Swedish name do you like best? Please comment below!

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8 thoughts on “Top 100 Most Popular Swedish Girls & Boys Names For Your Baby”

  1. You really need to have the Swedish alphabet. The boys name Love is actually Löve. Completely different word!!

    Reply
    • No, there is no Löve in Sweden. Never heard of anyone called Löve, but I bet there is someone, somewhere. Most common is Love, but not prounonced like the English Word.

      Reply
    • Thanks for the comment, Julie! The names in the list are the “most popular” in Sweden, not to confuse with “originating from Sweden”. Original Swedish names will be mentioned in an upcoming blog post.

      Reply

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