Swedish Names: Most Common Names for Newborn Boys & Girls, Men & Women and Lastnames in Sweden

Swedish names - popular names for boys girls, men, women and last names
Popular Swedish names and last names

Here are top 10 lists with the most popular names for newborn boys and girls, the most common male and female names in Sweden, as well as the most common Swedish last names.

Many Swedish women carry the name Anna, Lena or Karin. And a surprising amount of Swedish men are called Jan, Lars or Anders. And, having lived in Sweden for many years, I can also confirm that almost all, or let’s say at least the majority of Swedes, have a surname which ends with -son. As you will see when you have a look at the top 10 list further below.

Swedish baby names

Top 10 Swedish girls names

Common Swedish Girls Names

Are you looking for Swedish Names for Girls? Maybe you are about to get a baby girl yourself or you just want to find out which names are currently the most popular ones among Swedish parents who have a little baby girl at home. In the list below you find the list with the most common names for new-born girls in Sweden.

The 10 most common first names given to Swedish girls in 2023

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RankNameNumber
1Elsa588
2Vera587
3Alma574
4Selma512
5Alice481
6Signe468
7Ellie464
7Olivia464
9Astrid451
10Ella450
Source: Skatteverket 2024

The complete list with the Top 100 Most Popular Swedish Girls, here.

Top 10 Swedish boy names

Common Swedish Boys Names

Are you looking for a Swedish boys name, for your own new-born baby boy? Or for a friend? Or maybe you just want to have a look a the lastest Swedish name statistics from last year. Below you find the most popular Swedish boys names that parents in Sweden gave their newborn baby boys.

The 10 most common first names given to boys in Sweden in 2023

RankNameNumber
1Noah655
2Hugo622
3William541
4Liam536
5Nils502
6Elias497
6Oliver497
8Adam496
9August483
10Sam474
Source: Skatteverket 2024

The complete list with the Top 100 names for baby boys in Sweden, here.

Common given names for Swedish men and women

Top 10 common female names in Sweden

Most common given names (here the forename, by which a person is generally called) among Swedish women.

RankNameNumber
1Anna100 381
2Eva85 496
3Maria85 408
4Karin63 941
5Sara58 702
6Christina57 657
7Lena57 595
8Emma51 075
9Kerstin46 822
10Marie42 013
Source: Skatteverket 2022, counting day: 31 December 2021

List with Top 100 Swedish Female Given Names – Common Names for Swedish Women, here.

Top 10 common male names in Sweden

Most common given names (here the forename, by which a person is generally called) among men in Sweden.

RankNameNumber
1Lars83 851
2Mikael79 938
3Anders76 485
4Johan74 860
5Erik65 366
6Per64 451
7Peter62 457
8Thomas60 759
9Karl59 578
10Jan58 582
Source: Skatteverket 2022, counting day: 31 December 2021

List with Top 100 Swedish Male Given Names – Common Names for Swedish Men, here.

Last names in Sweden

The 10 most common last names in Sweden.

RankLast nameNumber
1Andersson221 511
2Johansson219 829
3Karlsson196 160
4Nilsson151 215
5Eriksson133 030
6Larsson111 780
7Olsson100 429
8Persson95 033
9Svensson88 835
10Gustafsson87 210
Source: Skatteverket 2022, counting day: 31 December 2021

Complete list with Top 100 Most Common Swedish Surnames, here.

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