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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ENG Swedish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eng "meadow".
ENGDAHL Swedish
Combination of Swedish äng "meadow" and dal "valley".
ENGELSEN Norwegian
Means "son of ENGEL".
ENGEN Norwegian, Dutch
Norwegian habitational name. Singular definite form of ENG.... [more]
ENGLAND Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of several farms in Norway, named with Old Norse eng "meadow" and land "land".
ENGLUND Swedish, English
Combination of Swedish äng "meadow" and lund "grove".
ENGSTRØM Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of ENGSTRÖM.
ENHÖRNING Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps created in a similar manner as the German surname EINHORN.
ENROTH Swedish
Combination of Swedish en "juniper" and rot "root".
ERICHSSON Swedish
Means 'Son of Erich'.
ERICKSSON Swedish
Means 'Son of Erick'.
ERICSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means 'Son of ERIC'.
ERIKSON Swedish
Means 'Son of Erik'. This was famously used by explorer Leif Erikson.
ERIXON Swedish
Variant spelling of ERIKSSON.
ERLANDER Swedish
Derived from the personal name ERLAND. A famous bearer was Swedish politician Tage Erlander (1901-1985), Prime Minister of Sweden between 1946 and 1969... [more]
ERLANDSSON Swedish
Means "son of ERLAND".
ERLINGSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of ERLING" in Icelandic.
ERSSON Swedish
Contracted form of ERIKSSON.
EVENRUD Norwegian, American
From the name of several farms in Eastern Norway.
FAABORG Danish
Habitational name from a place so called.
FAGER Swedish
From Swedish fager, an archaic word meaning ”pretty, fair”.
FÄLDT Swedish
Variant of FELDT.
FALKENBERG German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falk "falcon" and berg "mountain, hill".
FÄLT Swedish
Means "field" in Swedish.
FÄLTSKOG Swedish
Combination of Swedish fält "field" and skog "forest". Agnetha Fältskog (b. 1950) is a Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
FERDING Scandinavian
Meaning unknown.
FETT Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse fit "land, shore". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
FEY German, English, French, Danish
English: variant of FAY. ... [more]
FINNBOGASDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of FINNBOGI" in Icelandic.
FINNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of FINNUR" in Icelandic.
FINNSSON Icelandic
Means "son of FINNUR" in Icelandic.
FINSTAD Norwegian
Means "Finn's farmstead", from the given name FINN (2) and Old Norse staðr "farmstead, dwelling". This was the name of several farms in Norway.
FISKE English, Norwegian
From the traditionally Norwegian habitational surname, from the Old Norse fiskr "fish" and vin "meadow". In England and Denmark it was a surname denoting someone who was a "fisherman" or earned their living from selling fish.
FIVELAND Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway named with the word fivel possibly meaning "cottongrass, bog cotton". This plant grows in abundance in the marshy land near the location of the farm.
FJELLSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish fjäll "mountain, fell" and ström "stream, river".
FLINK Swedish
From Swedish flink, an adjective for someone who is quick and accurate.
FLO Norwegian
Famous bearers include Norwegian footballers and relatives Tore ANDRE, HÅVARD, and JOSTEIN Flo of the Norwegian national team that upset Brazil twice in both a friendly in 1997 and a 1998 World Cup group match.
FLOBERG Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin. Could possibly be combination of flo, an unexplained element (but probably either ornamental or locational), and berg "mountain", or a habitational name from a place so named.
FLODQVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish flod "river" and kvist "twig, branch".
FLORÉN Swedish
Combination of Latin flor "flower" and the common surname suffix -én.
FOGELSTRÖM Swedish
From Swedish fågel "bird" and ström "stream".
FØRDE Norwegian
From Old Norse fyrði dative form of fjórðr "fjord". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
FORNES Norwegian
Habitational name from various farmsteads in Norway named furanes or fornes.
FORREN Norwegian (Rare)
Derived form the name of a farmstead in Norway named with a word meaning "hollow, gorge".
FORS Swedish
Means "rapid" (geology) in Swedish.
FORSLÖF Swedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" and löv "leaf".
FORSMAN Swedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" (geology) and man "man".
FØYEN Norwegian
Named after a small island originally called Føyen, now known as Føynland in the Vestfold county of Norway. ... [more]
FRANSSON Swedish
Means "son of FRANS".
FRANZÉN Swedish
Combination of the given name FRANZ and the popular surname suffix -én, derived from Latin -enius "descendant of".
FREDMAN Swedish, Jewish
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements fred ‘peace’ + man ‘man’.... [more]
FREYJUSDÓTTIR Icelandic (Rare)
Means "daughter of FREYJA" in Icelandic.
FREYJUSON Icelandic (Rare)
Means "son of FREYJA" in Icelandic
FRIÐRIKSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of FRIÐRIK" in Icelandic.
FRIÐRIKSSON Icelandic
Means "son of FRIÐRIK" in Icelandic.
FRÖJD Swedish
Swedish cognate of FREUD.
FROM Swedish
From Swedish from "pious, devout, religious, holy".
FUGLESANG Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Means "bird song" in Norwegian (compare German VOGELSANG).
GABRÍELSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of GABRÍEL" in Icelandic.
GABRÍELSSON Icelandic
Means "son of GABRÍEL" in Icelandic.
GAMMELGAARD Danish
Derived from Danish gammel "old" and gård "farm, yard".
GARDLIN Swedish
Possibly derived from the Swedish word Gård meaning (Garden, or Gardener).
GJESSING Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Used in Norway and Denmark since the 1600s. Probably of German origin.
GLAD Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "happy". ... [more]
GLAD English, Scandinavian
Nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English, Scandinavian glad "merry, jolly".
GLØERSEN Norwegian (Rare)
Means ”son of GLØER”.
GOLDBERG German, Jewish, Danish
From German gold 'gold' and -berg, meaning 'gold-mountain'.
GOODERHAM Danish
It is derived from a personal name, originally "Gudormr", which has the rather unusual translation of "battle-snake".
GRAN Swedish
Variant of GRAHN.
GRANATH Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "grenade". ... [more]
GRANLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish gran "spruce" and lund "grove".
GRANQVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish gran "spruce" and kvist "twig, branch".
GREEN Swedish
Variant of GREN.
GREN Swedish
Means "branch" in Swedish.
GRIEG Norwegian
Derived from the Scottish surname of Greig.
GRIMM English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From a nickname for a stern and forbidding individual, derived from the Old High German word grim "stern, severe". Or possibly from the given name GRÍMR derived from Old Norse gríma "mask, helmet"... [more]
GUMMESSON Swedish
Means "son of GUMME".
GUNTERSEN Norwegian
Means "son of GUNTER".
GUÐFRIÐSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of GUÐFRIÐR" in Icelandic.
GUÐFRIÐSSON Icelandic
Means "son of GUÐFRIÐR" in Icelandic.
GUÐMUNDSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðmund"; not strictly used as a surname, and is also used as a patronymic.
GUÐMUNDSSON Icelandic
Means "son of Guðmund" in Icelandic.
GYLFADÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of GYLFI". Used exclusively by women. GYLFASON is the male version.
GYLFASON Icelandic
Means "son of GYLFI". Used exclusively by men. GYLFADÓTTIR is the female version.
HAALAND Norwegian
From Old Norse Hávaland, derived from hár "high" and land "land, farm". This is the name of several farms in Norway.
HAGEMAN Dutch, Swedish
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, from Middle Dutch haghe ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + man ‘man’. Respelling of German HAGEMANN... [more]
HAGEMANN German, Danish
1. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, from Middle High German hac ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’, Middle Low German hage + mann ‘man’. ... [more]
HÄGG Swedish
From Swedish hägg meaning "prunus padus", but also known as "hackberry, bird cherry". It is a type of small tree native to northern Asia and Europe.
HÄGGLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" (a type of tree native to Sweden) and lund "grove".
HÄGGSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" and ström "stream, small river".
HAGMAN Swedish
An ornamental name for someone who lives by an enclosure, from hage "enclosure" + man. It is a variation of the German "Hagemann".
HAGSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish hage "enclosure, garden" and ström "stream, small river".
HÅKONSEN Norwegian
Means "son of HÅKON".
HALLA Danish
Derived from the Old Norse HALLR, which means 'flat stone, rock' or 'sloping, leaning to one side'... [more]
HÅLLBERG Swedish
Swedish variant spelling of HALLBERG.
HALLBERG Swedish
Derived from Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and berg "mountain".
HALLÉN Swedish, Dutch
Swedish variant of HALL, with the addition of the adjectival suffix -én. Possibly a shortened form of Dutch van der Hallen, a topographic or habitational name from Middle Dutch halle ‘hall.’
HALLGRÍMSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of HALLGRÍMUR" in Icelandic.
HALLSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and ström "stream, small river".
HALVARSSON Swedish
Means "son of HALVAR".
HAMBERG German, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of HAMBURG.
HAMMAR Swedish
From a common place name element ultimately derived from Old Norse hamarr meaning "hammer, stone, steep cliff".
HAMMARBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish hammare "hammer" and berg "mountain".
HAMMARLUND Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish hammare "hammer" and lund "grove".
HAMMARSKJÖLD Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish hammare "hammer" and sköld "shield". A notable bearer was diplomat and Secretary-General of the United Nations DAG Hammarskjöld (1905-1961).
HAMMERSMED Norwegian (Archaic, ?), Danish (Archaic, ?)
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from Danish & Norwegian hammer, 'hammer' and smed, 'smith'. See HAMMERSMITH
HAMRE Scandinavian
Hamre is a Surname used by people who has family from the places called Hamre
HANSDOTTER Swedish
Means "daughter of HANS". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine ski racer FRIDA Hansdotter (b... [more]
HARALDSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of HARALDUR" in Icelandic.
HARALDSSON Icelandic
Means "son of HARALDUR" in Icelandic.
HÅRD Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "hard".
HASSEL Swedish, Norwegian
Means "hazel" in Swedish and Norwegian.
HAUG Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound". See HAUGEN.
HAUGAN Norwegian
Originates from a Farm name. Haugan comes from the Old Norse word haugr which can be translatd to "hill" or "mound".
HAUGE Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hauge, from the dative singular of Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
HAUGLAND Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound" and land "farmstead, land".
HAUKEBØ Norwegian
A combination of Norwegian hauk, derived from Old Norse haukr, "hawk" and , derived from Old Norse bœr, "farm". The meaning refers to hawks sitting abode; as on the roof of a barn.
HAVN Danish, Faroese
It means "Harbour" in Danish.
HEDBERG Swedish
From Swedish hed "heath, moor" and berg "mountain".
HEDÉN Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and the common surname suffix -én.
HEDIN Swedish
Variant of HEDÉN.
HEDLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and lund "grove".
HEDSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and ström "stream, river".
HEE Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
A Danish habitational name from any of several places named from a word meaning ‘shining’ or ‘clear’, referencing a river.... [more]
HEIMISDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of HEIMIR" in Icelandic.
HEIN German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name HEINRICH.
HELANDER Swedish
The first element is Hel-, which is probably derived from place names ultimately derived from Swedish helig "holy, sacred, blessed" or the male given name HELGE... [more]
HELGESON Swedish
Means "son of HELGE".
HELLAND Norwegian
The Old Norse name element -land meaning "country, land" combined with either Old Norse hella "flat rock" or hellir "cave". ... [more]
HELLBOM Swedish
From Swedish häll, a type of flat rock, and bom "boom".
HELLSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish häll, a type of flat rock, and ström "stream".
HELMEIER German, Dutch, Danish
Variant spelling of HELMEYER.
HELMEYER German, Dutch, Danish
From Hel in Norse mythology and Meyer meaning "higher, superior". It means ´blessed´ or ´holy´. The name is mostly found in Germany, but also in the Netherlands and some parts of Denmark.
HELSTROM Scandinavian
From a place called Helstrom, meaning a house (or shelter) by a river, from the pre 7th century Olde Norse "hiamlr- straumr".
HENNINGSDÓTTIR Icelandic (Rare)
Means "daughter of HENNING" in Icelandic.
HENTZE German, Faroese
Derived from the given names HEINRICH or HANS.
HERLEV Danish
Derived from the suburb of Herlev in Denmark.
HERMANNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of HERMANN". Only used by women.
HERMANSDOTTER Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of HERMAN". This surname is only used by females.
HILMARSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of HILMAR".
HINRIKSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of HINRIK" in Icelandic.
HINRIKSSON Icelandic
Means "son of HINRIK" in Icelandic.
HINZ German, Danish (Rare)
Derived from the given name HINZ, a diminutive of HEINRICH.
HJÄLM Swedish
Variant of HJELM.
HJALMARSSON Swedish
Means "son of HJALMAR".
HJELM Swedish, Danish
From Swedish hjälm or Danish hjelm, both derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet".
HJELTE Swedish
From Swedish hjälte "hero".
HJERMSTAD Norwegian (Rare)
Hjerm means royal swords, stad means place. So Hjermstad means "place for the King's swords".
HJORNEVIK Norwegian
Named after the town of Hjørnevik, Norway
HLÖÐVERSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of HLÖÐVER". Used exclusively by women.
HLÖÐVERSSON Icelandic
Means "son of HLÖÐVER". Used exclusively by men; HLÖÐVERSDÓTTIR is the female form].
HØJGAARD Danish, Faroese
Combination of Danish høj "high" and gård "farm, garden".
HOLLANDER German, English, Jewish, Dutch, Swedish
Regional name for someone from Holland.
HOLM Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from Old Norse holmr, meaning "islet".
HOLMBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish holme "islet" and berg "mountain".
HOLMGREN Swedish
Combination of Swedish holme "islet" and gren "branch".
HOLMQUIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish holm "islet" and kvist "branch, twig".
HOLMSTEN Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish holm "islet" and sten "stone".
HOLTER English, German, Norwegian
Derived from English holt meaning "small wood". A topographic name for someone who lived near a small wooden area, as well as a habitational name from a place named with that element.
HÖÖK Swedish
Derived from Swedish hök "hawk".
HOPPERSTAD Norwegian
Probably a habitational name from a farm name in Norway.
HÖRBERG Swedish
From Swedish hör "listen, hear" and berg "mountain".
HOVDA Norwegian
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði "rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð "head".
HOVDE Norwegian
Variant of HOVDA.
HØYER Danish
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
HULDUDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hulda". Used exclusively by women.
HULDUSON Icelandic
Means "son of Hulda". Used exclusively by men.
HULTBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish hult "grove, copse" and berg "mountain, hill". The surname could be derived from a place named with the element hult. Those place names are most common in Småland, southern Sweden.
HULTQUIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish HULT "grove, a wood" and kvist "branch, twig".
HURTIG Swedish
Means "quick, fast, rapid" in Swedish.
HUSSE Scandinavian (Archaic)
Variant of Hussey.
INGALLS English, Scandinavian (Anglicized)
Patronymic from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Ingell, Old Norse INGJALDR.... [more]
INGEBRETSEN Norwegian
Means "son of Ingebret". The given name Ingebret is a Norwegian alteration of ENGELBERT (see also ENGEBRET).
INGEBRETSON Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEBRITSON Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEMARSDOTTER Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of INGEMAR". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish cross-country skier IDA Ingemarsdotter (b... [more]
INGEMARSSON Swedish
Means "son of INGEMAR".
INGÓLFSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of INGÓLFR" in Icelandic.
ÍSAKSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of ÍSAK" in Icelandic.
ÍSAKSSON Icelandic
Means "son of ÍSAK" in Icelandic.
ISLAND Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named. The origin of their name is not certain; it may be a compound of is "ice" and land "land" or from Island "Iceland" (the name of the country).
ISRAELSSON Swedish
Means "son of ISRAEL".
JACOBSSON Swedish
Means "son of JACOB".
JAKOBSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of JAKOB" in Icelandic.
JENDRE German (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
JENSDATTER Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of JENS.
JEPPSSON Swedish
Probably means "son of JESPER".
JESPERSSON Swedish
Means "Son of Jesper".
JOANSEN Faroese, Danish
Means "son of JOEN".
JOENSEN Faroese, Danish
Means "son of JOEN".
JOHANNESDOTTER Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of JOHANNES". This surname is only used by females.
JÓHANNESSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of JÓHANNES" in Icelandic.
JÓHANNESSON Icelandic
Means "son of JÓHANNES" in Icelandic.
JÓHANNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of JÓHANN" in Icelandic.
JOHANSDOTTER Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of JOHAN". This surname is only used by females.
JONAS Danish, German, Dutch, Norwegian
From the given name Jonas
JONSDOTTER Swedish
Literally meaning "Jon's daughter" in Swedish.
JÓNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of JÓN" in Icelandic.
JONSEN Norwegian
Means 'Son of Jon (1)'.
JÓNSSON Icelandic
Means "son of JÓN" in Icelandic.
JÓSEFSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of JÓSEF" in Icelandic.
JOSEFSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of JOSEF" in Danish and Norwegian.
JÓSEFSSON Icelandic
Means "son of JÓSEF" in Icelandic.
JOSEFSSON Swedish
Means "son of JOSEF" in Swedish.
JÓSEPSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of JÓSEPR" in Icelandic.
JÓSEPSSON Icelandic
Means "son of JÓSEPR" in Icelandic.
JUEL Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Alternate form of JUHL. This variant of the name can be traced back to the 14th century and is the name of a Danish noble family sometimes referred to as "Juel med stjernen" meaning "Juel with the star" in reference to their coat-of-arms, as a way to distinguish them from another Danish noble family - the JUUL-family - who in turn are known as "Juul with the fleur-de-lis"... [more]
JUHL Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian surname most likely originating as a nickname for people born around Christmas or who had a connection with that time of year, from the Old Norse jól, which was the name of the Nordic pagan midwinter festival, or modern Danish jul meaning "Christmas" (cf... [more]
JULIUSSON Swedish
Means "son of JULIUS".
JUUL Danish, Norwegian
Alternate form of JUHL. This variant of the name can be traced back to the 13th century as the name of a Danish noble family still alive today. The family is sometimes referred to as "Juul med liljen" meaning "Juul with the fleur-de-lis" in reference to their coat-of-arms, as a way to distinguish them from another Danish noble family - the JUEL-family - who in turn are known as "Juel with the star"... [more]
KÄLL Swedish
From Swedish källa "source (of a stream of water)", ultimately derived from Old Norse kelda.
KAMBAN Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Celtic, Ancient Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
KÄMPE Swedish
From Swedish kämpe "fighter".
KAMPRAD Swedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname of German origin. A notable bearer is INGVAR Kamprad (1926-2018), a Swedish business magnate and the founder of IKEA... [more]
KANE Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
KÄNNGÅRD Swedish
The name comes from a location outside Enånger named Kännavallen, which later was changed to Tjännavalen, which has been disputed.
KARLGREN Swedish
Combination of the given name KARL and Swedish gren "branch".
KARLIN Swedish
Swedish variant spelling of CARLIN.
KASPERSSON Swedish
Means "Son of KASPER".
KEMPE Swedish
Variant of KÄMPE.
KEVINSEN Scandinavian
Scandinavian variant of Kevinson.
KEYN Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
KIELLAND Norwegian
Alexander Kielland was a Norwegian writer (1849–1906).
KIERKEGAARD Danish
Means "farm near the church" from elements kirke meaning "church" and gaard meaning "farm." A famous bearer is Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
KIHLBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish kil "wedge" and berg "mountain".
KJÆR Danish, Norwegian
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland. Derived from Old Norse kjarr "swamp, bog".
KJARTANSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of KJARTAN". Used exclusively by women.
KJARTANSSON Icelandic
Means "son of KJARTAN". Used exclusively by men.
KJELLA Norwegian (?)
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to the given name KJELL.
KJELLBERG Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Old Norse kelda or Swedish källa, both meaning "spring (geology)", combined with berg "mountain, hill".
KLAESSON Swedish
Means "Son of Klaes".
KLINTSEN Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of KLINT".
KNÖS Swedish
Knös, derived from the swedish word "knös" that means "rich". "Knös, knösa" can also mean "job, work".
KØHLER Danish
Danish form of KOHLER.
KOLDEN German, Norwegian
From Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg).Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.
KRIS Danish
From the given name KRIS.
KRISTJÁNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of KRISTJÁN" in Icelandic.
KRISTJÁNSSON Icelandic
Means "son of KRISTJÁN" in Icelandic.
KRISTÓFERSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of KRISTÓFER" in Icelandic.
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