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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POULSEN Danish
Means "son of POUL".
RANDRUP Danish
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.
RASK Danish, Swedish
Means "energetic, quick, healthy" in Danish and Swedish.
REENBERG Danish
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably from Old Norse berg "mountain" (modern Danish bjerg).
RIBER Danish
Originally indicated a person from the county or town of Ribe in southwestern Denmark.
ROBERTSEN Danish
Means "son of ROBERT".
ROBERTSSON Swedish
Means "son of ROBERT".
ROLVSSON Norwegian
Means "son of ROLF".
ROSENBERG German, Swedish, Jewish
Means "rose mountain" in German and Swedish. As a Swedish and Jewish name it is ornamental.
RUNDSTRÖM Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish rund "round" and ström "stream".
RUUD Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
SAMUELSSON Swedish
Means "son of SAMUEL".
SANDER German, Danish
Derived from the given name ALEXANDER.
SILJE Norwegian
Derived from the given name SILJE.
SIMONSSON Swedish
Swedish form of SIMONSON.
SKJEGGESTAD Norwegian
From a place name, derived from Norwegian skjegg "beard" and stad "town, place".
SKOVGAARD Danish
From a place name, derived from Danish skov "wood, forest" and gård "farm, yard".
SOLBERG Norwegian, Swedish
From a place name, derived from Old Norse sól "sun" and berg "mountain". As a Swedish name it may be ornamental.
SÖRENSEN Swedish
Swedish form of SØRENSEN.
SORENSON Danish, Swedish
Anglicized form of SØRENSEN or SÖRENSSON.
SÖRENSSON Swedish
Swedish form of SØRENSEN.
SPILLUM Norwegian
Originally denoted a person from Spillum, Norway.
STEENSEN Danish
Means "son of STEEN".
STEFANSEN Danish
Means "son of STEFAN".
STEFANSSON Swedish
Means "son of STEFAN".
STEFFENSEN Danish
Means "son of STEFFEN".
STEINSSON Icelandic
Means "son of STEINN".
STENBERG Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Scandinavian sten "stone" and berg "mountain". As a Swedish name it is ornamental.
STENDAHL Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish sten "stone" and dahl "valley" (modern spelling dal).
STIGSSON Swedish
Means "son of STIG".
STORSTRAND Norwegian
Originally denoted someone from Storstrand farm in Norway, derived from stor meaning "big" and strand meaning "beach".
STRAND Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse strǫnd meaning "beach, sea shore". It was originally given to someone who lived on or near the sea.
SUNDÉN Swedish
From Swedish sund meaning "sound, strait".
SVENDSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of SVEND".
SVENSSON Swedish
Means "son of SVEN".
TENNFJORD Norwegian
Originally denoted a person from Tennfjord, Norway.
THORN English, Danish
Originally applied to a person who lived in or near a thorn bush.
THORSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of THOR".
TJÄDER Swedish
Means "wood grouse" in Swedish.
TÓMASSON Icelandic
Means "son of TÓMAS".
TOMASSON Swedish
Means "son of TOMAS".
TROELSEN Danish
Means "son of TROELS".
ULFSSON Swedish
Means "son of ULF".
VÅNG Swedish
Swedish variant of WANG (3).
VERNERSEN Danish
Means "son of VERNER".
VICTORSSON Swedish
Means "son of VICTOR".
VINTER Danish, 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".
WESTERBERG Swedish
Derived from Swedish väster "west" and berg "mountain".
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.
WINTHER Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish variant of WINTER.
WUOPIO Swedish
Meaning uncertain, possibly referred to a dweller in a narrow bay with steep shores.
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