From Norwegian å
meaning "river, stream" and the archaic word rud
From Swedish berg
"mountain" and man
"man", originally a name for a person living on a mountain.
From Swedish borg
meaning "fortification, castle".
DAHL Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse dalr
meaning "valley". A famous of this surname was author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) who is mostly remembered for children's stories such as 'Matilda' and 'Henry Sugar'.
From Swedish dal
meaning "dale, valley" and man
From Old Norse dalr
meaning "valley" and garðr
meaning "yard, farmstead".
DAM Dutch, Danish
Means "dike, dam" in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means "pond".
From Old Norse eldr
, modern Swedish eld
, meaning "fire".
From Swedish äng
"meadow" and man
"man", originally a name for a person who lived in a meadow.
From Swedish frisk
"healthy", which was derived from the Middle Low German word vrisch
"fresh, young, frisky".
Means "son of GUSTAF
". The actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was originally named Greta Gustafsson.
Means "the hill" in Norwegian, referring to a person who lived on a hilltop.
HOLST Danish, Low German, Dutch
Originally referred to a person from the region of HOLSTEIN
between Germany and Denmark. A famous bearer of this name was the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
HORN English, German, Norwegian, Danish
From the Germanic word horn
meaning "horn". This was an occupational name for one who carved objects out of horn or who played a horn, or a person who lived near a horn-shaped geographical feature, such as a mountain or a bend in a river.
Means "son of IB
". A famous bearer was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).
KRON German, Swedish
From German Krone
and Swedish krona
meaning "crown" (from Latin corona
), perhaps a nickname for one who worked in a royal household.
From Swedish lind
"linden tree" and gren
"branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
LUND Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English
Indicated a person who lived near a grove of trees, from Old Norse lundr
meaning "grove". There are towns in Sweden and Britain called Lund.
NESS English, Scottish, Norwegian
From English ness
and Norwegian nes
meaning "headland, promontory", of Old Norse origin, originally referring to a person who lived there.
From the name of Danish villages named Nørup
Denoted someone from the islands of Öland (eastern Sweden) or Åland
From Swedish ö
meaning "island" and man
Denoted a person hailing from any one of a number of farms in Norway called either Åmdal or Omdal meaning "elm valley".
From Danish øst
meaning "east", originally denoting a dweller on the eastern side of a place.
From the name of homesteads in Denmark (in Viborg or Rebild municipalities).
RAPP (1) Swedish
From Swedish rapp
meaning "quick, prompt", one of the names adopted by soldiers in the 17th century.
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably from Old Norse berg
"mountain" (modern Danish bjerg
Originally indicated a person from the county or town of Ribe in southwestern Denmark.