Swedish Surnames

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABRAMSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ADAMSSON     Swedish
Swedish form of ADAMSON.
ADOLFSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ADOLF".
AHLBERG     Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al "alder" and berg "mountain".
AHLGREN     Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al "alder" and gren "branch".
AHLSTRÖM     Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al "alder" and ström "stream".
ÅKERMAN     Swedish
Swedish form of ACKERMANN.
ALBERTSSON     Swedish, Icelandic
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALBINSON     English, Swedish
Means "son of ALBIN".
ALBINSSON     Swedish
Variant of ALBINSON.
Means "son of ALBRECHT".
Means "son of ALEXANDER".
ALFREDSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ALFRED".
ALFSON     Swedish
Anglicized form of ALFSSON.
ALFSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ALF (1)".
ALMSTEDT     Swedish
Ornamental surname derived from Swedish alm "elm" and stad "town".
ALVARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ALVAR".
ANDERSSON     Swedish
Swedish cognate of ANDERSON.
ANDRÉASSON     Swedish
Variant of ANDREASSON.
ANDREASSON     Swedish
Means "son of ANDREAS".
ARTHURSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ARTHUR".
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".
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 "mountain" and falk "falcon".
BERGLUND     Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg "mountain" and lund "grove".
BERGMAN     Swedish
From Swedish berg "mountain" and man "man", originally a name for a person living on a mountain.
BERGSTRÖM     Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg "mountain" and ström "stream".
Means "son of BERNHARD".
BJÖRK     Swedish
From Swedish björk "birch tree".
BJÖRKMAN     Swedish
From Swedish björk "birch tree" and man "man".
BJÖRNSSON     Swedish
Means "son of BJÖRN".
BLOM     Swedish
Means "bloom, flower" in Swedish.
BLOMGREN     Swedish
From Swedish blomma meaning "flower" and gren meaning "branch".
BORG     Swedish
From Swedish borg meaning "fortification, castle".
BREINER     German, Swedish
Occupational name derived from Middle High German brie "porridge".
BYQUIST     Swedish
Derived from Swedish by "village" and qvist "twig, branch".
BYSTRÖM     Swedish
From Swedish by "village" and ström "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 meaning "dale, valley" and man meaning "man".
DANIELSSON     Swedish
Means "son of DANIEL".
EINARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of EINAR".
EK     Swedish
Means "oak" in Swedish.
EKLUND     Swedish
Composed of the elements ek "oak" and lund "grove".
ELD     Swedish
From Old Norse eldr, modern Swedish eld, meaning "fire".
ELMERSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ELMER".
ENGBERG     Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng "meadow" and berg "mountain".
ENGMAN     Swedish
From Swedish äng "meadow" and man "man", originally a name for a person who lived in a meadow.
ENGSTRÖM     Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng "meadow" and ström "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 "falcon".
FELDT     German, Danish, Swedish
North German, Danish and Swedish variant of FELD.
FORSBERG     Swedish
Derived from Swedish fors "waterfall" and berg "mountain".
Means "son of FREDRIK".
FRISK     Swedish
From Swedish frisk "healthy", which was derived from the Middle Low German word vrisch "fresh, young, frisky".
Means "son of GERHARD".
GÖRANSSON     Swedish
Means "son of GÖRAN".
GRAHN     Swedish
From Swedish gran meaning "spruce".
GUNNARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of GUNNAR".
GUSTAFSSON     Swedish
Means "son of GUSTAF". The actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was originally named Greta Gustafsson.
GUSTAVSSON     Swedish
Means "son of GUSTAV".
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     English, Swedish
Occupational variant of HALL.
HANSSON     Swedish
Means "son of HANS".
HENRIKSSON     Swedish
Means "son of HENRIK".
Swedish form of HERBERTSON.
HERMANSSON     Swedish
Swedish form of HERMANSON.
HJORT     Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish cognate of HART.
HOLGERSSON     Swedish
Means "son of HOLGER".
HOLMSTRÖM     Swedish
Means "islet stream" (from Swedish holme "islet" and ström "stream").
HULT     Swedish
Swedish form of HOLT.
INGERSSON     Swedish
Variant of INGESSON.
INGESSON     Swedish
Means "son of INGE".
ISAKSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ISAK".
JAKOBSSON     Swedish
Means "son of JAKOB".
JANSON     German, Dutch, Swedish, English
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JANSSON     Swedish
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JENSSON     Swedish
Means "son of JENS".
JOHANSSON     Swedish
Means "son of JOHAN".
JOHNSSON     Swedish
Means "son of JOHAN".
JONASSON     Swedish
Means "son of JONAS (2)".
JÖNSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Jöns". Jöns is a southern Swedish form of JOHANNES.
JONSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Jon". Jon is a short form of JOHAN.
KARLSSON     Swedish
Means "son of KARL".
KJELLSSON     Swedish
Means "son of KJELL".
KLASSON     Swedish
Means "son of KLAS".
KNUTSON     Swedish
Variant of KNUTSSON.
KNUTSSON     Swedish
Means "son of KNUT".
KRON     German, Swedish
Means "crown", perhaps a nickname for one who worked in a royal household.
LAGER     Swedish
Means "laurel" in Swedish.
LÅNG     Swedish
Swedish cognate of LONG.
LANGENBERG     German, Swedish
Means "long mountain" in German.
LARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of LARS".
LEIFSSON     Icelandic, Swedish
Means "son of LEIF".
Swedish form of LEONARDSON.
LINDBERG     Swedish
From Swedish lind "lime tree" and berg "mountain".
LINDGREN     Swedish
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).
LINDHOLM     Swedish
From Swedish lind "lime tree, linden" and holme "islet".
LINDQUIST     Swedish
Derived from the Swedish words lind "linden tree" and qvist "twig, branch".
LINDSTRÖM     Swedish
Means "linden stream", and is derived from the swedish words lind meaning "linden (lime) tree", and ström which means "stream".
LJUNG     Swedish
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.
LJUNGBORG     Swedish
Means "heather castle" in Swedish.
LJUNGGREN     Swedish
Means "heather bough" in Swedish.
LJUNGMAN     Swedish
Means "heather man" in Swedish.
Means "heather beach" in Swedish.
LÖFGREN     Swedish
From Swedish löv "leaf" and gren "branch".
LUND     Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English
Indicated a person who lived near a grove of trees, from Old Norse lundr meaning "grove". There are towns in Sweden and Britain called Lund.
LUNDBERG     Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund "grove" and berg "mountain".
LUNDGREN     Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund "grove" and gren "branch".
LUNDQUIST     Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund "grove" and qvist "twig, branch".
MAGNUSSON     Swedish
Means "son of MAGNUS".
MÅRDH     Swedish
From Swedish mård meaning "pine marten". It was often a soldier's nickname, which became a surname in later generations.
MARKUSSON     Swedish
Means "son of MARKUS".
MARTINSSON     Swedish
Means "son of MARTIN".
MATTSSON     Swedish
Means "son of MATS".
MIKAELSSON     Swedish
Means "son of MIKAEL".
NIKLASSON     Swedish
Means "son of NIKLAS".
NILSSON     Swedish
Means "son of NILS".
NORLING     Swedish
Originally denoted a person who came from the north.
NORMANSSON     Swedish
Swedish form of NORMANSON.
NYKVIST     Swedish
From Swedish ny "new" and qvist "twig".
NYLUND     Finnish, Swedish
From the Swedish-speaking south of Finland, directly from Swedish ny "new" and lund "grove".
NYSTRÖM     Swedish
From Swedish ny meaning "new" and ström meaning "stream".
OLANDER     Swedish
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.
OLIVERSSON     Swedish
Swedish form of OLIVERSON.
Means "daughter of OLOF".
OLOFSSON     Swedish
Means "son of OLOF".
OLSON     Swedish, Danish
Anglicized form of OLSSON or OLSEN.
OLSSON     Swedish
Means "son of OLAF".
ÖMAN     Swedish
From the Swedish words ö meaning "island" and man meaning "man". Thus the meaning is "man from the island".
ÖSTBERG     Swedish
Means "mountain (or hill) in the east" from Swedish öst "east" and berg "mountain, hill".
OTTOSSON     Swedish
Means "son of OTTO".
PATRIKSSON     Swedish
Means "son of PATRIK".
PERSSON     Swedish
Means "son of PER".
PETERSSON     Swedish
Means "son of PETTER".
PETTERSSON     Swedish
Means "son of PETTER".
PILKVIST     Swedish
From Swedish pil "arrow, willow" and qvist "twig".
Means "son of RAGNVALD".
RAPP (1)     Swedish
Means "quick, prompt" from Swedish rapp, one of the names adopted by soldiers in the 17th century.
ROBERTSSON     Swedish, Icelandic
Means "son of ROBERT".
RUNDSTRÖM     Swedish
From a Swedish place name meaning "round stream".
RUPERTSSON     Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of RUPERTSON.
SIMONSSON     Swedish
Swedish form of SIMONSON.
SOLBERG     Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Germanic elements sol "sun" combined with berg "mountain".
SÖRENSEN     Swedish
Swedish form of SØRENSEN.
SORENSON     Danish, Swedish
Anglicized form of SØRENSEN or SÖRENSSON.
SÖRENSSON     Swedish
Swedish form of SØRENSEN.
STEFANSSON     Swedish
Means "son of STEFAN".
STENBERG     Danish, Swedish
Derived from Swedish sten "stone" and berg "mountain".
STENDAHL     Swedish
Derived from Swedish sten "stone" and dahl, an old spelling of the modern day dal "valley".
STIGSSON     Swedish
Means "son of STIG".
STRAND     Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Middle Low German word strand meaning "sea shore". It was originally given to someone who lived on or near the sea.
SUNDÉN     Swedish
Means "sound, strait" from Old Norse sund.
SVENSON     Swedish
Variant of SVENSSON.
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.
WALTERSSON     Swedish
Variant of WALTERSON.
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
Means uncertain, possibly refers to a dweller in a narrow bay with steep shores.
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