Scandinavian Submitted 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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HALLADanish
Derived from the Old Norse HALLR, which means 'flat stone, rock' or 'sloping, leaning to one side'... [more]
HALLÉNSwedish, Dutch
Swedish variant of Hall, with the addition of the adjectival suffix -én. Possibly a shortened form of Dutch van der Hallen, a topographic or habitational name from Middle Dutch halle ‘hall.’
HALLSTRÖMSwedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and ström "stream, small river".
HAMBERGGerman, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburg.
HAMMARSKJÖLDSwedish
Hammarskjöld is a Swedish noble family. The name is a combination of hammare "hammer" and sköld "shield".
HAMMERSMEDNorwegian (Archaic, ?), Danish (Archaic, ?)
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from Danish & Norwegian hammer, 'hammer' and smed, 'smith'. See Hammersmith
HAMREScandinavian
Hamre is a Surname used by people who has family from the places called Hamre
HANSDOTTERSwedish
Means "daughter of HANS". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine ski racer Frida Hansdotter (b. 1985).
HANSSENDanish
Means "son of Hans"... [more]
HÅRDSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "hard".
HAUGNorwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound". See HAUGEN.
HAUGANNorwegian
Originates from a Farm name. Haugan comes from the Old Norse word haugr which can be translatd to "hill" or "mound".
HAUGENorwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hauge, from the dative singular of Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
HAUGLANDNorwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound" and land "farmstead, land".
HAUKEBØNorwegian
A combination of Norwegian hauk, derived from Old Norse haukr, "hawk" and , derived from Old Norse bœr, "farm". The meaning refers to hawks sitting abode; as on the roof of a barn.
HEDÉNSwedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and the suffix -én from Latiin -enius "descendant of"
HEDINSwedish
Variant of HEDÉN.
HEDLUNDSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "heath grove". From hed "heath" and lund "grove".
HEINGerman, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
HELANDERSwedish
Derived from Hel- (meaning hell) and -ander (from the greek 'andros' meaning man), a man from hell
HELGESONSwedish
Means "son of Helge".
HELLANDNorwegian
The Old Norse name element -land meaning "country, land" combined with either Old Norse hella "flat rock" or hellir "cave". ... [more]
HELLBOMSwedish
From Swedish häll, a type of flat rock, and bom "boom".
HELLSTRÖMSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of häll, a type of flat rock, and ström "stream".
HELMEYERGerman, Dutch, Danish
From Hel in Norse mythology and Meyer meaning "higher, superior". It means ´blessed´ or ´holy´. The name is mostly found in Germany, but also in the Netherlands and some parts of Denmark.
HERLEVDanish
Derived from the suburb of Herlev in Denmark.
HILMARSDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Hilmar".
HJÄLMSwedish
Variant of HJELM.
HJELMSwedish, Danish
From Swedish hjälm or Danish hjelm, both derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet".
HJELTESwedish
From Swedish hjälte "hero".
HJERMSTADNorwegian (Rare)
Hjerm means royal swords, stad means place. So Hjermstad means "place for the King's swords".
HJORNEVIKNorwegian
Named after the town of Hjørnevik, Norway
HLÖÐVERSDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Hlöðver". Used exclusively by women.
HLÖÐVERSSONIcelandic
Means "son of Hlöðver". Used exclusively by men; Hlöðversdóttir is the female form].
HOLLANDERGerman, English, Jewish, Dutch, Swedish
Regional name for someone from Holland.
HOLMSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from Old Norse holmr, meaning "islet".
HOLMBERGSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of holme "islet" and berg "mountain".
HOLMGRENSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of holme "islet" and gren "branch".
HOLMQUISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish holm "islet" and kvist "branch, twig".
HOLMSTENSwedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish holm "islet" and sten "stone".
HOLTEREnglish, German, Norwegian
Derived from English holt meaning "small wood". A topographic name for someone who lived near a small wooden area, as well as a habitational name from a place named with that element.
HÖÖKSwedish
Derived from Swedish hök "hawk".
HOPPERSTADNorwegian
Probably a habitational name from a farm name in Norway.
HÖRBERGSwedish
From Swedish hör "listen, hear" and berg "mountain".
HOVDANorwegian
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði "rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð "head".
HØYERDanish
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
HULDUDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Hulda". Used exclusively by women.
HULDUSONIcelandic
Means "son of Hulda". Used exclusively by men.
HULTBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish hult "grove, copse" and berg "mountain, hill". The surname could be derived from a place named with the element hult. Those place names are most common in Småland, southern Sweden.
HULTQUISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish hult "grove, a wood" and kvist "branch, twig".
HURTIGSwedish
Means "quick, fast, rapid" in Swedish.
INGALLSEnglish, Scandinavian (Anglicized)
Patronymic from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Ingell, Old Norse Ingjaldr.... [more]
INGEBRETSENNorwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEBRETSONNorwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEBRITSONNorwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEMARSDOTTERSwedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of INGEMAR". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish cross-country skier Ida Ingemarsdotter (b. 1985).
ISLANDNorwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named. The origin of their name is not certain; it may be a compound of is "ice" and land "land" or from Island "Iceland" (the name of the country).
ISRAELSSONSwedish
Means "son of ISRAEL".
IVARSSONSwedish
Means "son of IVAR".
IVERSENNorwegian
Means "son of IVER".
JENDREGerman (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
JENSDATTERNorwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Jens.
JEPPSSONSwedish
Probably means "son of JESPER".
JOHANNESDOTTERSwedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johannes". This surname is only used by females.
JOHANSDOTTERSwedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johan". This surname is only used by females.
JONSDOTTERSwedish
Literally meaning "Jon's daughter" in Swedish.
JÓNSDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Jón" in Icelandic.
JÓNSSONIcelandic
Means "son of Jón" in Icelandic.
JULIUSSONSwedish
Means "son of Julius".
KÄLLSwedish
From Swedish källa "source (of a stream of water)", ultimately derived from Old Norse kelda.
KAMBANFaroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Celtic, Ancient Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
KÄMPESwedish
From Swedish kämpe "fighter".
KAMPRADSwedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname of German origin. A notable bearer is Ingvar Kamprad (1926-2018), a Swedish business magnate and the founder of IKEA. The "K" in IKEA stands for Kamprad.
KANEIrish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
KÄNNGÅRDSwedish
The name comes from a location outside Enånger named Kännavallen, which later was changed to Tjännavalen, which has been disputed.
KARLGRENSwedish
Combination of the given name KARL and Swedish gren "branch".
KARLINSwedish
Swedish variant spelling of Carlin.
KEMPESwedish
Variant of KÄMPE.
KEVINSENScandinavian
Scandinavian variant of Kevinson.
KEYNNorwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
KIERKEGAARDDanish
Means "farm near the church" from elements kirke meaning "church" and gaard meaning "farm." A famous bearer is Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
KIHLBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish kil "wedge" and berg "mountain".
KIRKEnglish, Northern English, Scottish, Danish
From northern Middle English, Danish kirk "church" (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.
KJÆRDanish, Norwegian
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland. Derived from Old Norse kjarr "swamp, bog".
KJARTANSDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Kjartan". Used exclusively by women.
KJARTANSSONIcelandic
Means "son of Kjartan". Used exclusively by men.
KJELLANorwegian (?)
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to the given name Kjell.
KJELLBERGSwedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Old Norse kelda or Swedish källa, both meaning "spring (geology)", combined with berg "mountain, hill".
KNÖSSwedish
Knös, derived from the swedish word "knös" that means "rich". "Knös, knösa" can also mean "job, work".
KOLDENGerman, Norwegian
From Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg).Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.
KROGNorwegian, Danish
Habitational name from places named with krog "corner, bend".
KVISTSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "twig, branch".... [more]
LAGERLÖFSwedish
A notable bearer was Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940), the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature (1909).
LAGERQUISTSwedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements lager ‘laurel’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.
LAMBERGSwedish
Possibly of German origin, but perhaps an ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element combined with berg "mountain".
LANDEFrench, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande (from Gaulish landa ‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
LANDINSwedish
A combination of Swedish land "land" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
LANGELANDNorwegian
Derived from the elements lang meaning "long" and land meaning "land" or "farmstead".
LANGHORNEnglish, Danish, Dutch
Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.... [more]
LANTZSwedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "lance". ... [more]
LARSDATTERNorwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic for Lars.
LASSENDanish
Variant of Larsen.
LAURIDSENDanish
Means "son of LAURIDS".
LAURSENGerman, Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence.
LEFFLERGerman, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".
LEJONSwedish
Means "lion" in Swedish.
LIENorwegian
Variant spelling of Li. Derived from Old Norse hlíð "hillside, mountain slope".
LIENNorwegian
Variant of LIE.
LILJASwedish
Means "lily" in Swedish. It is also used as a female first name (see Lilja).
LILJEGRENSwedish
A combination of two Swedish words; lilja meaning "lily" and gren meaning "branch".
LINDSwedish
Swedish word for lime tree.
LINDAHLSwedish
Combination of Swedish lin "flax, linseed" or lind "lime tree" and dal "valley".
LINDBECKSwedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements lind "lime tree" and bäck "stream".
LINDBERGHSwedish (Rare), English (Rare)
Rare variant spelling of LINDBERG. A famous bearer was American aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) who was the first person to fly non-stop from America to mainland Europe in 1927.
LINDEGerman, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
LINDFORSSwedish
Comes from the Swedish "Lind" or "Linden" ("Lime Tree" in English) and "Fors" ("rapidly moving water" or "rapids" or "torrent" or "white water" in English)
LINDHSwedish
Variant spelling of LIND.
LINDHAGENSwedish
Lindhagen is derived from Swedish lind ("linden tree") and hage ("enclosed pasture"). Carl Lindhagen was the Chief Magistrate of Stockholm in the early 1900s. There are presently less than 200 people with this surname living in Sweden.
LINDQVISTSwedish
Variant spelling of Lindquist.
LINDSTEDTSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lind "lime tree" and German stedt "home, place".
LINNAEUSSwedish (Rare)
Latinized form of LIND. A famous bearer was Swedish botanist Carl Linneaus (b. 1707 - d. 1778). His father adopted the name Linnaeus after a big lime tree (lind in Swedish) that grew on the family homestead in Vittaryd parish, Småland.
LINNÉSwedish
Swedish form of LINNAEUS.
LIVSwedish (Rare)
Means "life" in Swedish. ... [more]
LÖFSwedish
From an archaic Swedish spelling of löv "leaf".
LÖFQUISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and kvist "branch".
LÖFSTRÖMSwedish
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and ström "stream".
LÖFVÉNSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". Stefan Löfven (b. 1957) is a Swedish politician and the prime minister of Sweden since 2014.
LØKKENNorwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so called. Derived from Old Norse lykkja "enclosure".
LÖNNSwedish
Means "maple" in Swedish.
LÖÖFSwedish
Variant of LÖF.
LÖÖVSwedish
Variant of LÖF.
LÖÖWSwedish
Variant of LÖF.
LOWENSTEINGerman, Jewish, Swedish
German (Löwenstein): habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.... [more]
LÖWENTHALJewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of German Löwe "lion" and T(h)al "valley"; in some cases the Jewish name would have been an ornamental elaboration associated with the personal name Levy or with personal names meaning "lion".
LÖWHOLMSwedish (Rare)
From Swedish elements löv "leaf" and holme "islet".
LÖWKVISTSwedish (Rare)
From Swedish löf "leaf" and kvist "twig" or "branch".
LUNDELLSwedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -ell.
LUNDINSwedish
A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
LUNDMARKSwedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and mark "ground, field, land".
LUNDQVISTSwedish
Variant spelling of Lundquist.
LUNDSTEDTSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and German stedt "home, place".
LUNDSTRÖMSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of lund "grove" and ström "stream".
LUNNNorwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
LUSTIGSwedish, German, Jewish, Dutch
From Swedish and German lustig ”humerous, funny, enjoyable” or Middle High German lustig ”merry, carefree”.
LYNGDanish
"heather"
LYNGSTADNorwegian
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
MALMSTRÖMSwedish
From Swedish malm "ore" and ström "stream".
MÅNSSONSwedish
Means "son of MÅNS".
MANUSNorwegian (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized variant of Magnussen. This was the surname of Norwegian World War II resistance fighter Max Manus, whose father spent much of his life living in Hispanophone countries.
MARKLUNDSwedish
Combination of Swedish mark "ground, field" and lund "grove".
MARTINSENNorwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish patronymic of Martin.
MELBYNorwegian
Modern form of Meðalbýr meaning "middle farm", a combination of Old Norse meðal "middle" and býr "farm".
MIKKELBORGNorwegian
Norwegian variant of the originally German surname MECKLENBURG, which came to Norway during the hanseatic era.
MÍNERVUDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of MINERVA" in Icelandic. A famous bearer is Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir.
MÍNERVUSONIcelandic
Means "son of MINERVA" in Icelandic
MOBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and berg "mountain". A notable bearer was Swedish author and playwright Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973).
MODÉNSwedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". It could also be a variant of MODIG.
MODIGSwedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave".... [more]
MODINSwedish
Variant of Modén.
MOENorwegian
Means "sandy ground" in Norwegian.
MOENNorwegian
Means "the sandy ground" in Norwegian.
MOSSBERGJewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements mosse "peat bog" + berg "mountain", "hill".
MOSSINGNorwegian
Habitational name from a farm name in Trøndelag, probably named with mose meaning "moss" + vin meaning "meadow".
MYHRENorwegian
Derived from Norwegian myr "bog, swamp".
MYKLEBUSTNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse Myklibólstaðr meaning "large farm". From mikill "large" and bólstaðr "farm".
MYRSTENSwedish
From Swedish myr "bog" and sten "stone, rock".
MYRVALLSwedish
From Swedish myr "bog" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass"
NANSENDanish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
NATT OCH DAGOld Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Means "night and day" in Swedish. This is the name of one of the oldest noble families in Sweden. The earliest known ancestor is Nils Sigridsson who lived in the 13th century. The name Natt and Dag was not mentioned until the 16th century, though, and the family members themselves didn't start using it until the 18th century... [more]
NISSENDanish
Means "son of Nis".
NOBELSwedish
Habitational name from Östra Nöbbelöv in Scania, Southern Sweden. The name was originally spelled Nobelius but was later shortened to Nobel. A famous bearer was Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), a Swedish engineer, chemist, and inventor.
NORBERGSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nor "small strait" and berg "mountain".
NORDSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "north".
NORDAHLNorwegian, Swedish
The surname derives from a place name in Sunnmøre, Norway. Meaning from Old Norse norðr ''north'' and dalr ''dale'', ''valley''. In Sweden, this name is mostly ornamental, rather than habitaional.
NORDBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish nord meaning "north", and berg meaning "mountain".
NORDENSKIÖLDSwedish
Derived from the two Swedish words "norden" which refers to the region of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. The other word, skiöld, is an old way of spelling the word "sköld" that means shield.... [more]
NORDGRENSwedish
consist of "nord" meaning north, and "gren" meaning branch.
NORDINSwedish
A combination of Swedish nord "north" and the suffix -in that is derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of".
NORDLUNDSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and lund "grove".
NORDSTRÖMSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and ström "stream". ... [more]
NORELLSwedish, English
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -ell, from Latin adjectival suffix -elius. ... [more]
NORÉNSwedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius. The second element might, in some rare cases, be derived from Swedish en "juniper".
NORGAARDDanish
North "Nor" Farm "gaard"
NORMANSwedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north", or in some cases nor "narrow strait of water", and man "man".
NØRREGAARDDanish
An alternate spelling of Nørgaard. Literally meaning north farm in Danish.
NORRGÅRDFinnish, Swedish
From Swedish norr meaning "north" combined with gård meaning "farm, estate".
NORRMANSwedish
Either a variant of NORMAN or taken directly from Swedish norrman "Norwegian, person from Norway".
NØRSKOVDanish
Means "northern forest" from the Danish nord "north" and skov "forest".
NYBERGSwedish
Swedish name meaning "new mountain", derived from the words ny "new" and berg "mountain".
NYBLOMSwedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" and blom "bloom".
NYGÅRDNorwegian, Swedish
Means "new farm". A combination of ny "new" and gård "farm, yard".
NYHOLMSwedish, Danish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
NYLANDNorwegian
Combination of Norwegian ny "new" and land "land, yard".
NYMANSwedish
A combination of Swedish ny "new" and man "man".
NYQVISTSwedish
Variant of NYKVIST. A famous bearer was Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist (1960-2017).
OBELDanish
Surname
ÖBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
ØDEGÅRDNorwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
ODÉNSwedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
ODLANDNorwegian
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
ÖHMANSwedish
Variant of ÖMAN.
ÖHRNSwedish
Variant of ÖRN.
OLAFNorwegian
From the name Olaf.
ÓLAFSSONIcelandic
Patronymic of the given Ólafur. This surname is given to their sons.
OLAUSSONSwedish
Means "son of Olaus".
OLESDATTERDanish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Ole.
OLINSwedish
Combination of the unexplained element o-/oh- and the common surname suffix -lin. A notable bearer is Swedish actress Lena Olin (b. 1955).
OLUFSENDanish
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
ÖLUNDSwedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and lund "groove".
OPPEGÅRDNorwegian
Habitational name meaning "upper farm". Derived from Old Norse uppi "upper" and garðr "farm, yard". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway. ... [more]
ÖRNSwedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
OSKARSSONSwedish
Means "son of Oskar".
ÖSTSwedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
ØSTBYNorwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
ÖSTERSwedish
Swedish form of Øster.
ØSTHAGENNorwegian
An uncommon Norwegian surname of uncertain origin. It is most likely a locational name, derived from Norwegian øst, 'east' and hagen, 'enclosure'. ... [more]
ÖSTLUNDSwedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and lund "groove".
ÖVALLSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
OVERSONDanish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
OXENSTIERNASwedish
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name itself may mean "the ox's forehead", from the Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which may mean forehead, even though the modern word is panna... [more]
PALMSwedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
PALMESwedish
The name was adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their ancestor Palme Lyder (born 1570s, died 1630), a merchant who immigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands or Germany in the early 1600s... [more]
PALMQVISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish palm meaning "palm tree", and kvist meaning "twig"
PÅLSSONSwedish
Means "son of PÅL".
PANTOLINSwedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
PÄRSONSwedish (Rare)
Variant of PERSSON. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine skier Anja Pärson (b. 1981).
PAULSENNorwegian, Danish
Means "son of PAUL".
PELLEDanish, German
From the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of PETER.
POSTLow German, Danish, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.
PRÆSTDanish
From Danish præst meaning "priest".
PRYTZSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian surname, possibly of German origin.
QUISLINGNorwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
QUISTSwedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
REKDALNorwegian
The name of people from the small town Rekdal in West-Norway. Former footballer Kjetil Rekdal (1968- ) is the most known person from there.
RICHARDSSONSwedish
Means "son of Rikard".
RIISScandinavian
Nickname from ris 'twigs', 'scrub', or a habitational name from any of several places so named in Denmark. Norwegian: habitational name from any of five farmsteads named Ris, from Old Norse hrís 'brushwood'.
ROBINSSONSwedish
Means "son of Robin".
ROENorwegian
Habitational surname for any of the several farmsteads named Roe or Røe, derived from the Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
ROISUMNorwegian
Habitational name from the farmstead in Sogn named Røysum, from the dative plural of Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’.
RÖNNSwedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.