Swedish Surnames

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
usage
Åberg Swedish
From Swedish å meaning "river, stream" and berg meaning "mountain".
Abrahamsson Swedish
Means "son of Abraham".
Abramsson Swedish
Means "son of Abraham".
Adamsson Swedish
Means "son of Adam".
Adolfsson Swedish
Means "son of Adolf".
Ahlberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al (Old Norse ǫlr) meaning "alder" and berg meaning "mountain".
Ahlgren Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al (Old Norse ǫlr) meaning "alder" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Ahlström Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al (Old Norse ǫlr) meaning "alder" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Åkerman Swedish
Swedish form of Ackermann.
Åkesson Swedish
Means "son of Åke".
Albinsson Swedish
Means "son of Albin".
Alfredsson Swedish
Means "son of Alfred".
Alfson Swedish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Alfsson.
Alfsson Swedish
Means "son of Alf 1".
Almstedt Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish alm (Old Norse almr) meaning "elm" and stad (Old Norse staðr) meaning "town, city".
Alvarsson Swedish
Means "son of Alvar".
Andersson Swedish
Means "son of Anders". This is the most common surname in Sweden.
Andreasson Swedish
Means "son of Andreas".
Arthursson Swedish
Means "son of Arthur".
Arvidsson Swedish
Means "son of Arvid".
Axelsson Swedish
Means "son of Axel".
Beck 1 English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Cognate of Bach, from Middle English bekke (from Old Norse), Low German beke or Old Norse bekkr all meaning "stream".
Bengtsdotter Swedish
Means "daughter of Bengt".
Bengtsson Swedish
Means "son of Bengt".
Berg German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic word meaning "mountain".
Bergfalk Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg meaning "mountain" and falk (Old Norse falki) meaning "falcon".
Berggren Swedish
From Swedish berg meaning "mountain" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Berglund Swedish
Ornamental name from Swedish berg meaning "mountain" and lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove".
Bergman Swedish
From Swedish berg meaning "mountain" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "man", originally a name for a person living on a mountain.
Bergström Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg meaning "mountain" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Berntsson Swedish
Means "son of Bernt".
Björk Swedish
From Swedish björk meaning "birch tree", Old Norse bjǫrk.
Björklund Swedish
From Swedish björk (Old Norse bjǫrk) meaning "birch tree" and lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove".
Björkman Swedish
From Swedish björk (Old Norse bjǫrk) meaning "birch tree" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "man".
Björnsson Swedish
Means "son of Björn".
Blom Swedish
Means "bloom, flower" in Swedish.
Blomgren Swedish
From Swedish blomma (Old Norse blóm) meaning "flower" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Blomqvist Swedish
From Swedish blomma (Old Norse blóm) meaning "flower" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Borg Swedish
From Swedish borg meaning "fortification, castle".
Breiner German, Swedish
Occupational name derived from Middle High German brie "porridge".
Byqvist Swedish
Derived from Swedish by (Old Norse býr) meaning "village" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Byström Swedish
From Swedish by (Old Norse býr) meaning "village" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Carlson Swedish
Means "son of Carl".
Carlsson Swedish
Means "son of Carl".
Claesson Swedish
Means "son of Claes".
Dahl Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse dalr 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.
Dahlman Swedish
From Swedish dal (Old Norse dalr) meaning "dale, valley" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "man".
Danielsson Swedish
Means "son of Daniel".
Einarsson Swedish
Means "son of Einar".
Ek Swedish
Means "oak" in Swedish.
Eklund Swedish
From Swedish ek (Old Norse eik) meaning "oak" and lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove".
Eld Swedish
From Old Norse eldr, modern Swedish eld, meaning "fire".
Eliasson Swedish
Means "son of Elias".
Elmersson Swedish
Means "son of Elmar".
Engberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng (Old Norse eng) meaning "meadow" and berg meaning "mountain".
Engman Swedish
From Swedish äng (Old Norse eng) meaning "meadow" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "man", originally a name for a person who lived in a meadow.
Engström Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng (Old Norse eng) meaning "meadow" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Ericson English, Swedish
Means "son of Eric".
Ericsson Swedish
Means "son of Eric".
Eriksson Swedish
Means "son of Erik".
Falk Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German
From Old Norse falkr or Middle High German valke meaning "falcon".
Feldt German, Danish, Swedish
North German, Danish and Swedish variant of Feld.
Forsberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish fors meaning "waterfall" and berg meaning "mountain".
Fransson Swedish
Means "son of Frans".
Fredriksson Swedish
Means "son of Fredrik".
Frisk Swedish
From Swedish frisk "healthy", which was derived from the Middle Low German word vrisch "fresh, young, frisky".
Gerhardsson Swedish
Means "son of Gerhard".
Göransson Swedish
Means "son of Göran".
Grahn Swedish
From Swedish gran meaning "spruce".
Gustafsson Swedish
Means "son of Gustaf". The actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was originally named Greta Gustafsson.
Gustavsson Swedish
Means "son of Gustav".
Håkansson Swedish
Means "son of Håkan".
Hall English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means simply "hall", given to one who either lived in or worked in a hall (the house of a medieval noble).
Hallman Swedish
Occupational variant of Hall.
Hansson Swedish
Means "son of Hans".
Haraldsson Swedish
Means "son of Harald".
Hellström Swedish
From Swedish häll (Old Norse hallr), a type of flat rock, combined with ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Henriksson Swedish
Means "son of Henrik".
Hermansson Swedish
Means "son of Herman".
Hjort Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish cognate of Hart.
Holgersson Swedish
Means "son of Holger".
Holm Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Swedish, Danish and Norwegian holme, holm meaning "islet" (Old Norse holmr).
Holmberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island" and berg meaning "mountain".
Holmström Swedish
From Swedish holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Hult Swedish
Swedish form of Holt.
Ingesson Swedish
Means "son of Inge".
Isaksson Swedish
Means "son of Isak".
Ivarsson Swedish
Means "son of Ivar".
Jansson Swedish
Means "son of Jan 1".
Johansson Swedish
Means "son of Johan". This is the second most common surname in Sweden.
Johnsson Swedish
Means "son of John".
Jonasson Swedish
Means "son of Jonas 2".
Jönsson Swedish
Means "son of Jöns".
Jonsson Swedish
Means "son of Jon 1".
Karlsson Swedish
Means "son of Karl".
Kjellsson Swedish
Means "son of Kjell".
Klasson Swedish
Means "son of Klas".
Knutsson Swedish
Means "son of Knut".
Kron German, Swedish
From German Krone and Swedish krona meaning "crown" (from Latin corona), perhaps a nickname for one who worked in a royal household.
Lager Swedish
Means "laurel" in Swedish.
Lång Swedish
Swedish cognate of Long.
Larsson Swedish
Means "son of Lars".
Leifsson Icelandic, Swedish
Means "son of Leif".
Lennartsson Swedish
Means "son of Lennart".
Lind Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse lind meaning "linden tree".
Lindbeck Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and bäck (Old Norse bekkr) meaning "stream".
Lindberg Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and berg meaning "mountain".
Lindgren Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
Lindholm Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island".
Lindqvist Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Lindström Swedish
Derived from Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Ljung Swedish
Means "heather" in Swedish.
Ljungborg Swedish
From Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and borg meaning "castle".
Ljunggren Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Ljungman Swedish
From Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "man".
Ljungstrand Swedish
From Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and strand (Old Norse strǫnd) meaning "beach".
Löfgren Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish löv (Old Norse lauf) meaning "leaf" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Lund Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Indicated a person who lived near a grove of trees, from Old Norse lundr meaning "grove". There are towns in Sweden named Lund.
Lundberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and berg meaning "mountain".
Lundgren Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Lundin Swedish
Variant of Lund.
Lundqvist Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Lundström Swedish
From Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Magnusson Swedish
Means "son of Magnus".
Mårdh Swedish
From Swedish mård meaning "pine marten".
Markusson Swedish
Means "son of Markus".
Mårtensson Swedish
Means "son of Mårten".
Martin English, French, German, Swedish
Derived from the given name Martin. This is the most common surname in France.
Martinsson Swedish
Means "son of Martin".
Matsson Swedish
Means "son of Mats".
Mattsson Swedish
Means "son of Matts".
Mikaelsson Swedish
Means "son of Mikael".
Möller Low German, Swedish
Low German and Swedish form of Müller.
Niklasson Swedish
Means "son of Niklas".
Nilsson Swedish
Means "son of Nils".
Nordström Swedish
From Swedish nord (Old Norse norðr) meaning "north" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Norling Swedish
Originally denoted a person who came from the north.
Nyberg Swedish
From Swedish ny (Old Norse nýr) meaning "new" and berg meaning "mountain".
Nylund Swedish
From Swedish ny (Old Norse nýr) meaning "new" and lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove".
Nyqvist Swedish
From Swedish ny (Old Norse nýr) meaning "new" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Nyström Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish ny (Old Norse nýr) meaning "new" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Olander Swedish
Denoted someone from the islands of Öland (eastern Sweden) or Åland (western Finland).
Oliversson Swedish
Means "son of Oliver".
Olofsdotter Swedish
Means "daughter of Olof".
Olofsson Swedish
Means "son of Olof".
Olsson Swedish
Means "son of Olaf".
Öman Swedish
From Swedish ö (Old Norse ey) meaning "island" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "man".
Östberg Swedish
From Swedish öst (Old Norse austr) meaning "east" and berg meaning "mountain".
Ottosson Swedish
Means "son of Otto".
Patriksson Swedish
Means "son of Patrik".
Persson Swedish
Means "son of Per".
Petersson Swedish
Means "son of Peter".
Pettersson Swedish
Means "son of Petter".
Pilkvist Swedish
From Swedish pil (Old Norse píli) meaning "willow" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
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.
Robertsson Swedish
Means "son of Robert".
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 (from Latin rotundus) meaning "round" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Samuelsson Swedish
Means "son of Samuel".
Sandberg Swedish, Norwegian, Jewish
From Swedish and Norwegian sand (Old Norse sandr) meaning "sand" and berg meaning "mountain" (or in the case of the Jewish surname, from the Yiddish or German cognates).
Sandström Swedish
From Swedish sand (Old Norse sandr) meaning "sand" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Simonsson Swedish
Swedish form of Simonson.
Sjöberg Swedish
From Swedish sjö (Old Norse sær) meaning "lake, sea" and berg meaning "mountain".
Sjögren Swedish
From Swedish sjö (Old Norse sær) meaning "lake, sea" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Söderberg Swedish
From Swedish söder (Old Norse suðr) meaning "south" and berg meaning "mountain".
Solberg Norwegian, Swedish
From a place name, derived from Old Norse sól meaning "sun" and berg meaning "mountain". As a Swedish name it may be ornamental.
Sörensen Swedish
Swedish form of Sørensen.
Sörensson Swedish
Swedish form of Sørensen.
Stefansson Swedish
Means "son of Stefan".
Stenberg Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Scandinavian sten (Old Norse steinn) meaning "stone" and berg meaning "mountain". As a Swedish name it is ornamental.
Stendahl Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish sten (Old Norse steinn) meaning "stone" and dal (Old Norse dalr) meaning "valley".
Stigsson Swedish
Means "son of Stig".
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.
Ström Swedish
Means "stream" in Swedish.
Sundberg Swedish
From Swedish sund meaning "strait" and berg meaning "mountain".
Sundén Swedish
From Swedish sund meaning "sound, strait".
Sundström Swedish
From Swedish sund meaning "strait" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Svensson Swedish
Means "son of Sven".
Tjäder Swedish
Means "wood grouse" in Swedish.
Tomasson Swedish
Means "son of Tomas".
Ulfsson Swedish
Means "son of Ulf".
Vång Swedish
Swedish variant of Wang 3.
Victorsson Swedish
Means "son of Victor".
Vinter Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Scandinavian variant of Winter.
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 (Old Norse vestr) meaning "west" and berg meaning "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.