Scandinavian Surnames

Scandinavian names are used in the Scandinavia region of northern Europe. For more specific lists, see Swedish names, Danish names and Norwegian names. See also about Scandinavian names.
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RUUDNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
SANDERGerman, Danish
Derived from the given name ALEXANDER.
SILJENorwegian
Derived from the given name SILJE.
SIMONSSONSwedish
Swedish form of SIMONSON.
SKJEGGESTADNorwegian
From a place name, derived from Norwegian skjegg "beard" and stad "town, place".
SKOVGAARDDanish
From a place name, derived from Danish skov "wood, forest" and gård "farm, yard".
SOLBERGNorwegian, Swedish
From a place name, derived from Old Norse sól "sun" and berg "mountain". As a Swedish name it may be ornamental.
SÖRENSENSwedish
Swedish form of SØRENSEN.
SPILLUMNorwegian
Originally denoted a person from Spillum, Norway.
STEENSENDanish
Means "son of STEEN".
STEFANSENDanish
Means "son of STEFAN".
STEFANSSONSwedish
Means "son of STEFAN".
STEFFENSENDanish
Means "son of STEFFEN".
STEINSSONIcelandic
Means "son of STEINN".
STENBERGSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Scandinavian sten "stone" and berg "mountain". As a Swedish name it is ornamental.
STENDAHLSwedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish sten "stone" and dahl "valley" (modern spelling dal).
STIGSSONSwedish
Means "son of STIG".
STORSTRANDNorwegian
Originally denoted someone from Storstrand farm in Norway, derived from stor meaning "big" and strand meaning "beach".
STRANDNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse strǫnd meaning "beach, sea shore". It was originally given to someone who lived on or near the sea.
SUNDÉNSwedish
From Swedish sund meaning "sound, strait".
SVENSSONSwedish
Means "son of SVEN".
TENNFJORDNorwegian
Originally denoted a person from Tennfjord, Norway.
THORNEnglish, Danish
Originally applied to a person who lived in or near a thorn bush.
THORSENDanish, Norwegian
Means "son of THOR".
TJÄDERSwedish
Means "wood grouse" in Swedish.
TÓMASSONIcelandic
Means "son of TÓMAS".
TOMASSONSwedish
Means "son of TOMAS".
TROELSENDanish
Means "son of TROELS".
ULFSSONSwedish
Means "son of ULF".
VÅNGSwedish
Swedish variant of WANG (3).
VERNERSENDanish
Means "son of VERNER".
VICTORSSONSwedish
Means "son of VICTOR".
VINTERDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Scandinavian variant of WINTER.
VOLL (1)Norwegian
Originally indicated a person who lived in a meadow, from Old Norse vǫllr "meadow, field".
WANG (3)German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old High German wang or Old Norse vangr meaning "grassy slope, meadow".
WESTERBERGSwedish
Derived from Swedish väster "west" and berg "mountain".
WINTEREnglish, German, Swedish
From Old English winter or Old High German wintar meaning "winter". This was a nickname for a person with a cold personality.
WINTHERDanish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish variant of WINTER.
WUOPIOSwedish
Means uncertain, possibly referred to a dweller in a narrow bay with steep shores.