From Swedish berg
"mountain" and man
"man", originally a name for a person living on a mountain.
From Swedish borg
meaning "fortification, castle".
DAHL Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Middle Low German dal
or Old Norse dalr
both 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'.
Composed of the elements ek
"oak" and lund
From Old Norse eldr
, modern Swedish eld
, meaning "fire".
From the Swedish word frisk
"healthy", which was derived from the Middle Low German word vrisch
"fresh, young, frisky" and was one of the names handed out to avoid confusion in the army.
Means "islet stream" (from Swedish holme
"islet" and ström
KRON German, Swedish
Means "crown", perhaps a nickname for one who worked in a royal household.
Means "branch of a lime tree" from Swedish lind
"lime tree" and gren
"branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
Derived from the Swedish words lind
"linden tree" and qvist
Means "linden stream", and is derived from the swedish words lind
meaning "linden (lime) tree", and ström
which means "stream".
From the Swedish name of the heather plant. There are many combinations of this name in Sweden, for example Ljungberg
"heather mountain", Ljungblad
"heather leaf", and so on.
From Swedish mård
meaning "pine marten". It was often a soldier's nickname, which became a surname in later generations.
NYLUND Finnish, Swedish
From the Swedish-speaking south of Finland, directly from Swedish ny
"new" and lund
From Swedish ny
meaning "new" and ström
Denoted someone from the island of Öland, or a variant spelling of Ålander
, which is a habitational name for someone from the island of Åland.
From the Swedish words ö
meaning "island" and man
meaning "man". Thus the meaning is "man from the island".
ÖSTBERG Swedish, Jewish
Means "mountain (or hill) in the east" from Swedish öst
"east" and berg
RAPP (1) Swedish
Means "quick, prompt" from Swedish rapp
, one of the names adopted by soldiers in the 17th century.
Derived from Swedish sten
"stone" and dahl
, an old spelling of the modern day dal
WINTER English, German, Swedish
From Old English winter
or Old High German wintar
meaning "winter". This was a nickname for a person with a cold personality.
Means uncertain, possibly refers to a dweller in a narrow bay with steep shores.