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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Daae Literature, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian surname, originating in Trondheim in the 17th century. Also a variant of Daa, the name of a Danish noble family which originated in Southern Jutland in the 14th century... [more]
Dahlby Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and by "village".
Dahlén Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -én.
Dahlgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and gren "branch".
Dahlin Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -in.
Dahlqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and qvist "twig, branch".
Dahlström Swedish
Derived from Swedish dal "valley" and ström "stream".
Dahmer German, Danish
A northern German or Danish habitual name for someone from one of the many places named Dahme in Brandenburg, Holstein, Mecklenburg, or Silesia. A famous bearer of this name was Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer (1960 - 1993).
Dalby English, Danish, Norwegian
From any of the locations call Dalby from the old Norse elements dalr "valley" and byr "farm, settlement" meaning "valley settlement". Used by one of the catholic martyrs of England Robert Dalby... [more]
Dale Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
Dalin Swedish
Variant of Dahlin.
Damgaard Danish
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dam meaning "pond".
Damm German, Danish
Topographic name from Middle High German damm "dike".
Dan Romanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
Daníelsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Daníel" in Icelandic.
Daníelsson Icelandic
Means "son of Daníel" in Icelandic.
Danish Danish
Denoting someone from Denmark.
Daugaard Danish
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dau of unknown origin. ... [more]
Davidsson Swedish
Means "son of David".
De Geer Dutch, Swedish
The name is possibly derived from the town of Geer near Liège, Belgium. The town lies along the course of the river Jeker, which is called Geer in French.
Deleuran French (Huguenot), Danish
Huguenot surname of unknown origin. This family emigrated to Denmark in the 16th century, and now most members of the family are Danish
Djärv Swedish (Rare)
Means "bold, daring" in Swedish.
Djerf Swedish
Variant of Djärv.
Dock Norwegian
Habitational name from a farm called Dokk, from Old Norse dǫkk "pit, hollow, depression", itself from Proto-Germanic *dankwaz "dark".
Dolberg Danish, German
A name for a village in North Rine-Westphalia Germany.
Døskeland Norwegian
A surname originating from south-western Norway. The Døskeland farm in Sande, Gaular is the most notable place name. An older pronunciation, Dysjeland, has also been suggested by the Norwegian archaeologist Oluf Rygh... [more]
Drag Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several farms named Drag. The place name is related to Old Norse draga "to pull" (compare modern Norwegian dra with the same meaning) and originally denoted a place where boats were pulled along a river or across an isthmus.
Drost Dutch, German, Danish
Occupational name for a steward or head servant.
Dufva Swedish
From Swedish duva "dove, pigeon".
Eckland English (Rare), Norwegian (Anglicized, Rare, Expatriate), Swedish (Anglicized, Expatriate)
Possibly a variant of Ecklund. It might also be an anglicization of the rare Swedish surname Ekland or of a Norwegian name derived from several farmsteads named with eik "oak" and land "land".
Eckström Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Ekström. Ekström is often anglicized as Eckstrom.
Eddudóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Edda". Used only by women.
Edduson Icelandic
Means "son of Edda". Used only by men.
Edén Swedish
Possibly a habitational name from a place named with the element ed "isthmus". In some cases it could also be a shortened form of EDENIUS (a combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and the Latin suffix -enius "descendant of").
Edin Swedish
Variant of Edén.
Edström Swedish
Combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and ström "stream".
Edvardsson Swedish
Means "son of Edvard".
Eek Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Ek.
Egede Scandinavian
Derived from a place name on Sjælland containing the name element EIK meaning "oak".
Egeland Norwegian
From the name of several farmsteads in Norway named with Norwegian eik "oak" and land "land".
Egner Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway, of unknown origin. A known bearer was Norwegian playwright Thorbjørn Egner (1912-1990).
Ehn Swedish
Derived from Swedish en "juniper".
Eidsness Norwegian (Expatriate)
From Old Norse eið "isthmus" and nes "headland". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
Eik Norwegian
From Norwegian eik meaning "oak".
Eilert Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
From the given name Eilert.
Eiríksdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Eiríkur" in Icelandic.
Ekberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and berg "mountain".
Ekblad Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and blad "leaf".
Ekdahl Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and dal "valley".
Ekdal Swedish
Variant of Ekdahl.
Eke Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Ek.
Ekern Norwegian (Rare)
From Old Norse ekra "meadow, field". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
Ekholm Swedish
Composed of the elements ek "oak" and holm "islet"
Ekland Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and land "land". A famous bearer is Swedish actress Britt Ekland (b. 1942), but in her case, the name is a variant of Eklund.
Eklöf Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and löf, an archaic spelling of löv, "leaf".
Ekman Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and man "man".
Ekvall Swedish
Composed of Swedish ek "oak" and vall "field, pasture".
Elander Swedish
Combination of an unexplained first element and the common Swedish surname suffix -ander (originally from Greek aner, andros "man").
Eldjárn Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from the Icelandic given name Eldjárn.
Elfving Swedish
Possibly a combination of an obsolete spelling of Swedish älv "river" and the suffix -ing (ultimately from Proto-Germanic -ingaz) meaning "coming from, belonging to, descending from"... [more]
Elíasson Icelandic
Means "son of Elías" in Icelandic.
Ellefsen Norwegian
Means "son of Ellef".
Ellingsen Norwegian
Means "son of Elling".
Ellingson Norwegian
The name Ellingson came from Norway and was spelled Ellingsen but then it was changed to fit with more common English spelling. Ellingson most likely came from the son of Elling but may have more meanings.
Elofsson Swedish
Means "son of Elof".
Emilsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Emil" in Icelandic.
Emilsen Danish, Norwegian
Means "Son of Emil"
Emilsson Icelandic, Swedish
Means "son of Emil".
Endresen Norwegian
Means "son of Endre 2".
Eneborg Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish en "juniper" and borg "castle".
Enevoldsen Danish
Means "son of Enevold".
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
From the name of several farms in Norway named with the singular definite form of Eng.
Enggaard Danish
Combination of Danish eng "meadow" and gård "farm, estate".
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".
Ericsen Danish, Norwegian
Means 'Son of Eric'.
Erikson English, Swedish
Means "son of Erik". This was famously used by Icelandic explorer Leif Erikson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson).
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.
Erlingsen Norwegian
Means "son of Erling".
Ersson Swedish
Contracted form of Eriksson.
Eskesen Danish
Means “Son of Eske”.
Espen Norwegian
From the given name Espen.
Evenrud Norwegian, American
From the name of several farms in Eastern Norway.
Evjen Norwegian
Habitational name from a common farm name derived from Old Norse efja meaning "eddy backwater, mud, ooze".
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.
Fast German, Swedish
Either a short form of a name starting with the element fast meaning "steadfast, firm", or a nickname for a reliable steadfast person.
Ferding Scandinavian
Meaning unknown.
Ferm Swedish
Derived from Swedish färm "quick, prompt".
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.
Flodgaard Danish
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix flod meaning "river".
Flodqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish flod "river" and kvist "twig, branch".
Florén Swedish
Combination of Latin flor "flower" and the common surname suffix -én.
Flygare Swedish
Means "someone who flies" in Swedish, ultimately a combination of the verb flyga "to fly" and the suffix -are denoting a person who performs the action of the verb. The surname was first used in the 17th century and is therefore unrelated to the modern occupation pilot (the Swedish word for pilot is also "pilot"), instead, a flygare probably referred to a person who was quick, fast.
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, small waterfall" in Swedish.
Forslöf Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" and löv "leaf".
Forsman Swedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" (geology) and man "man".
Forsström Swedish, Finnish
Derived from Swedish fors meaning "waterfall" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Føyen Norwegian
Named after a small island originally called Føyen, now known as Føynland in the Vestfold county of Norway. ... [more]
Franzelius Swedish (Rare), German (Rare)
Likely derived from the given name Franz.
Franzén Swedish
Combination of the given name Franz and the popular surname suffix -én, derived from Latin -enius "descendant of".
Fredman Swedish
Combination of Swedish fred "peace" and man "man".
Fredrickson English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Fredrick", sometimes used as an Americanized spelling of Fredriksson or Fredriksen.
Freyjusdóttir Icelandic (Rare)
Means "daughter of Freyja" in Icelandic.
Freyjuson Icelandic (Rare)
Means "son of Freyja" in Icelandic
Frimodig Swedish
Taken directly from Swedish frimodig meaning "frank, outspoken, bold, ingenuous".
Friðriksdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Friðrik" in Icelandic.
Friðriksson Icelandic
Means "son of Friðrik" in Icelandic.
Fröding Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly from a place name element derived from Swedish frodig meaning "lush, thriving, flourishing" or from the name of the Norse god Frö (see Freyr)... [more]
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).
Gaard Danish, Norwegian
From Danish and Norwegian meaning "yard".
Gaarder Norwegian
Norwegian form of Gardener.
Gabríelsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Gabríel" in Icelandic.
Gabríelsson Icelandic
Means "son of Gabríel" in Icelandic.
Gade Danish
Means "street" in Danish.
Gammelgaard Danish
Derived from Danish gammel meaning "old" and gård meaning "enclosure, farm".
Gíslason Icelandic
Means son of Gísla.
Gjessing Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Used in Norway and Denmark since the 1600s. Probably of German origin.
Glad English, Scandinavian
Nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English, Scandinavian glad "merry, jolly".
Glad Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "happy". ... [more]
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, Norwegian
Means "spruce" in Swedish and Norwegian.
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".
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]
Grjotheim Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian (Nynorsk) grjot "stone, rock" and heim "home".
Grönlund Swedish, Finnish
Combination of Swedish grön "green" and lund "grove".
Grundin Swedish
Combination of Swedish grund "shallow (water)" and the surname suffix -in.
Guldberg Danish
Derived from the name of Guldbjerg Parish on the island Funen, Denmark.
Gummesson Swedish
Means "son of Gumme".
Guntersen Norwegian
Means "son of Gunter".
Gustafsdotter Swedish
Means "daughter of Gustaf".
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.
Guðnadóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðni". A notable bearer is Icelandic musician and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (b. 1982).
Guðnason Icelandic
Means "son of Guðni".
Guttormsen Norwegian
Means "son of Guttorm" in Norwegian.
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.
Gyljárlaugsson Icelandic
The name Gyljárlaugsson combines two Icelandic words, "gylja" meaning "to roar" and "laug" meaning "hot spring". Therefore, the name Gyljárlaugsson could be interpreted as "son of the roaring hot spring".
Gyllenhaal Swedish
The name Gyllenhaal originated from Nils Gunnarsson Gyllenhaal's father Gunne Olofsson Haal, who was from Hahlegården, a crown homestead in South Härene Parish in the county of Västergötland in West Sweden... [more]
Haaland Norwegian
From Old Norse Hávaland, derived from hár "high" and land "land, farm". This is the name of several farms in Norway.
Hafstein Icelandic
Either derived from the Icelandic given name Hafsteinn or from Norwegian surname Havstein (probably derived from a place name).
Hafsteinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hafsteinn" in Icelandic.
Hafsteinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Hafsteinn" in Icelandic.
Hagemann German, Danish
Combination of Middle Low German hage "enclosure, hedge" and mann "man".
Hagen German, Dutch, Danish
from the ancient Germanic personal name Hagen a short form of various compound names formed with hag "enclosure protected place" as the first element.
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.
Häggkvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" (a type of tree native to Sweden) and kvist "twig".
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
Combination of Swedish hage "encousure, pasture" and man "man", thus making it a cognate of 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 (Rare)
The first element might be taken from place names starting with (or containing) , hål, or håll. The second element is Swedish berg "mountain".
Hallberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and berg "mountain".
Halldén Swedish
Combination of the dialectal Swedish word hall (Standard Swedish häll, Old Norse hallr), a type of flat rock, and the common surname suffix -én. The first element may be taken from a place named with this element (e.g. Halland, Hallsberg, or Hallstavik).
Halldórsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Halldór" in Icelandic.
Halldórsson Icelandic
Means "son of Halldór" in Icelandic.
Hallén Swedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall" or häll "rock, stone" and the common surname -én.
Hallgren Swedish, English
Combination of the dialectal Swedish word hall (Standard Swedish häll, Old Norse hallr), a type of flat rock, and gren meaning "branch". The first element may be taken from the name of a place named with this element (e.g. Halland, Hallsberg, or Hallstavik)... [more]
Hallgrímsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hallgrímur" in Icelandic.
Hallquist Swedish
Composed of the elements hall "stone, rock" and quist, an old spelling of kvist "twig".
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
Combination of 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).
Hammershaimb Faroese
An Faroese Surname, Venceslaus Ulricus Hammershaimb (1819-1909) was a Faroese Lutheran minister who established the modern orthography of Faroese, the language of the Faroe Islands, based on the Icelandic language, which like Faroese, derives from Old Norse.
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
Ultimately derived from Old Norse haugr "mound".
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
From any of the numerous farmsteads named Hauge in Norway, derived from Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
Haugland Norwegian
From the name of various farmsteads in Norway, from the Old Norse elements haugr meaning "mound" and land meaning "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
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and berg "mountain".
Hedén Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and the common surname suffix -én.