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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VÅGE Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Våge, derived from Old Norse vágr "bay, inlet, fjord".
VALLIN Swedish
Combination of either Latin vallis "valley" or Swedish vall "wall, pasture, field of grass" and the commons surname suffix -in.
VANNEBO Norwegian
Taken from the farm Vanebu, spelled Vannebo in pre-1950 records. From the Norwegian words vann, meaning water, and bo, meaning to live or reside.
VARGEID Norwegian
Invented by Sverre Kristian (then) Olsen and his brother Willy Anfinn (also then) Olsen. They thought Olsen was boring, and invented the new Vargeid.
VASA Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish noble and former royal family. Possibly from vase meaning "bundle" or "withy". The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms. The most notable member of the family was Gustav Eriksson Vasa (1496-1560), later known as Gustav I of Sweden (in modern times known exclusively as Gustav Vasa)... [more]
VEA Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
VEE Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
VELTEN Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.
VESTIN Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish väst "west" and the suffix -in derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of".
VIGH Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
From the given name VÍGR.
VIK Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse vík "bay, inlet".
Swedish vik ”bay” combined with the common surname suffix -ander.
Combination of Swedish vik "bay" and LUND "grove".
Means "Son of Viktor"
Means "son of VILHELM".
Means "daughter of VILHJÁLMUR". Its masculine counterpart is VILHJÁLMSSON.
Villadsen means "son of VILLADS".
Danish variant of WINTER.
VON SYDOW Swedish, German
von Sydow is a German and Swedish noble family from Pomerania, an area in modern day Poland and Germany. Some members of the family immigrated to Sweden in 1724. The name literary means "from SYDOW"... [more]
WAAGE Norwegian
Variant of VÅGE.
WAGLE Norwegian
A habitational name derived from farmsteads in Rogaland named Vagle, from the Old Norse vagl meaning a '‘perch’' or '‘roost'’, referring to a high ridge between two lakes.
WAHLBERG German, Swedish, Norwegian
Wahlberg is a topographic surname composed of German wal "field, meadow" and berg "mountain, hill".
WALL Swedish
Ornamental name from Swedish vall "grassy bank, pasture, grazing ground", or in some cases a habitational name from a place named with this element.
Ornamental name composed of the elements vall "grassy bank, pasture" and gren "branch".
WALLIN Swedish
Variant spelling of VALLIN.
WANNEBO Norwegian
An alternative spelling of the Norwegian surname VANNEBO.
Probably originating near the town of Ribe in Southeast Denmark. It appears as both Warming and Varming.... [more]
WEIDEMANN Medieval German, German (Austrian), Norwegian
Weidemann is a German family name and comes from the Middle High German terms for hunter or woad farmer.... [more]
WENDT German, Danish
Ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (also known as Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland), and many German place names and surnames are of Wendish origin... [more]
Danish variant of WESTERGÅRD.
WESTERGÅRD Swedish, Finnish
From Swedish väster meaning "west, western" combined with gård meaning "farm, yard, estate".
WESTIN Swedish
Variant spelling of VESTIN.
Combination of Swedish väst "west" and the common surname suffix -ling. A notable bearer is Prince DANIEL (b. 1973), husband of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
WICKSTRAND Swedish (Rare), Finnish
This is a Finnish and rare Swedish last name.
WIDEMAN Swedish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Swedish WIDMAN.
WIDMAN Swedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an uncertain element, possibly Old Swedish viþr ‘wood’, ‘forest’ or from a place name formed with Old Swedish vid ‘wide’ + man ‘man’.
WIJK Swedish
Derived from Swedish vik "bay".
Composed of the elements vik "bay" and ström "stream"
Means "son of WILHELM".
WIND English, German, Danish
Nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English wind "wind", Middle High German wint "wind", also "greyhound".
WIND Swedish
Ornamental name from vind "wind", or a habitational name from a place named with this element.
Means "son of ZAKRIS" in Swedish.
ZELMERLÖW Swedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname composed of the name of the family's ancestor Selma LÖF. One bearer is Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw (b.1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016.
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and berg "mountain, hill".
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and gren "branch".
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and lund "grove".
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and ström "stream".
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