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12/22/2014, 3:17 AM Beautiful Victory
9/22/2011, 9:31 AM Beautiful Victory

Name Stolt
Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Swedish
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Swedish soldier name meaning "proud".

Soldier names became common in the Swedish military in the 17th and 18th century. The soldiers were required to have a unique surname in order to distinguish them from each other. Many retired soldiers kept their old soldier names and passed them on to their children.

The names could be taken from a trait (like in this case, proud) or from military terms.
Added 9/22/2011 by Beautiful Victory