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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NORDBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord meaning "north", and berg meaning "mountain".
NORDENSKIÖLD Swedish
Derived from the two Swedish words "norden" which refers to the region of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. The other word, skiöld, is an old way of spelling the word "sköld" that means shield.... [more]
NORDGREN Swedish
consist of "nord" meaning north, and "gren" meaning branch.
NORDIN Swedish
A combination of Swedish nord "north" and the suffix -in that is derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of".
NORDLANDER Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and the common surname suffix -lander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er).
NORDLUND Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and lund "grove".
NORDSTRÖM Swedish
Combination Swedish of nord "north" and ström "stream". ... [more]
NORELL Swedish, English
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -ell, from Latin adjectival suffix -elius. ... [more]
NORÉN Swedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius. The second element might, in some rare cases, be derived from Swedish en "juniper".
NORGAARD Danish
North "Nor" Farm "gaard"
NORMAN Swedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north", or in some cases nor "narrow strait of water", and man "man".
NØRREGAARD Danish
An alternate spelling of Nørgaard. Literally meaning north farm in Danish.
NORRGÅRD Finnish, Swedish
From Swedish norr meaning "north" combined with gård meaning "farm, estate".
NORRMAN Swedish
Either a variant of NORMAN or taken directly from Swedish norrman "Norwegian, person from Norway".
NØRSKOV Danish
Means "northern forest" from the Danish nord "north" and skov "forest".
NYBLOM Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" and blom "bloom".
NYGÅRD Norwegian, Swedish
Means "new farm". A combination of ny "new" and gård "farm, yard".
NYHOLM Swedish, Danish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
NYLAND Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian ny "new" and land "land, yard".
NYLANDER Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" (possibly a habitational name from a place named with this element) and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er).
NYMAN Swedish
A combination of Swedish ny "new" and man "man".
NYQVIST Swedish
Variant of NYKVIST. A famous bearer was Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist (1960-2017).
OBEL Danish
Surname
ÖBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
ØDEGÅRD Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
ODÉN Swedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
ÓDINSSON Icelandic
Means "son of ÓÐINN".
ODLAND Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
ÖHMAN Swedish
Variant of ÖMAN.
ÖHRN Swedish
Variant of ÖRN.
OLAF Norwegian
From the name Olaf.
ÓLAFSSON Icelandic
Patronymic of the given Ólafur. This surname is given to their sons.
OLAUSSON Swedish
Means "son of Olaus".
OLESDATTER Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Ole.
OLIN Swedish
Combination of the unexplained element o-/oh- and the common surname suffix -lin. A notable bearer is Swedish actress Lena Olin (b. 1955).
OLUFSEN Danish
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
ÖLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and lund "groove".
OPPEGÅRD Norwegian
Habitational name meaning "upper farm". Derived from Old Norse uppi "upper" and garðr "farm, yard". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway. ... [more]
ÖRN Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
OSKARSSON Swedish
Means "son of Oskar".
ÖST Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
ØSTBY Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
ÖSTER Swedish
Swedish form of Øster.
ØSTHAGEN Norwegian
An uncommon Norwegian surname of uncertain origin. It is most likely a locational name, derived from Norwegian øst, 'east' and hagen, 'enclosure'. ... [more]
ÖSTLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and lund "groove".
ÖVALL Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
OVERSON Danish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
OXENSTIERNA Swedish
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name itself may mean "the ox's forehead", from the Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which may mean forehead, even though the modern word is panna... [more]
PALM Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
PALME Swedish
The name was adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their ancestor Palme Lyder (born 1570s, died 1630), a merchant who immigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands or Germany in the early 1600s... [more]
PALMQVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm meaning "palm tree", and kvist meaning "twig"
PÅLSSON Swedish
Means "son of PÅL".
PANTOLIN Swedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
PARELIUS Norwegian
Latinization of a learned Hellenized translation of either Solvorn, a placename in Luster (Sogn og Fjordane), or of Solnør, a placename in Skodje/Ørskog (Møre og Romsdal), Norway. The surname itself is then derived from Greek para heliou "near (or close by) the sun".
PÄRSON Swedish (Rare)
Variant of PERSSON. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine skier Anja Pärson (b. 1981).
PAULSEN Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of PAUL".
PELLE Danish, German
From the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of PETER.
POST Low German, Danish, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.
PRÆST Danish
From Danish præst meaning "priest".
PRYTZ Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian surname, possibly of German origin.
QUISLING Norwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
QUIST Swedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
RAPACE Swedish (Modern, Rare)
From French and Italian rapace meaning "predatory, bird of prey, raptor". A notable bearer is Swedish actress Noomi Rapace.
RASMUSSON Swedish
Means 'Son of Rasmus'.
RAUSING Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Raus, the name of a parish in southern Sweden, and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to, coming from".
REKDAL Norwegian
The name of people from the small town Rekdal in West-Norway. Former footballer Kjetil Rekdal (1968- ) is the most known person from there.
RENBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish ren "reindeer" and berg "mountain". The first element might also be derived from a place name.
RICARDSSON Swedish
Means "Son of Ricard".
RICHARDSSON Swedish
Means "son of Rikard".
RICKARDSSON Swedish
Means 'Son of Rickard'. A notable bearer of the surname is the Swedish cross country skier, Daniel Rickardsson.
RIIS Scandinavian
Nickname from ris 'twigs', 'scrub', or a habitational name from any of several places so named in Denmark. Norwegian: habitational name from any of five farmsteads named Ris, from Old Norse hrís 'brushwood'.
RIKARDSSON Swedish
Means ‘Son of Rikard’.
ROBINSSON Swedish
Means "son of Robin".
RODRIKSEN Norwegian (Rare)
Means 'Son of Rodrik'. Rodrik is the Swedish and Norwegian form of Roderick.
RODRIKSSON Swedish (Rare)
Means 'Son of Rodrik'. Rodrik is the Swedish and Norwegian form of Roderick.
ROE Norwegian
Habitational surname for any of the several farmsteads named Roe or Røe, derived from the Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
ROISUM Norwegian
Habitational name from the farmstead in Sogn named Røysum, from the dative plural of Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’.
ROMANSEN Danish
Means 'Son of Roman'.
RÖNN Swedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.
RØNNING Norwegian
From Old Norse Ryðningr, from ruð "clearing".
RÖNNLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish rönn "rowan" and lund "grove".
ROOS Estonian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German (Swiss), Low German
Means "rose" in Estonian and Dutch. Swedish and Danish variant of Ros, also meaning "rose". This could be a locational name for someone living near roses, an occupational name for someone who grew roses, or a nickname for someone with reddish skin.
ROS Swedish
Means "rose" in Swedish.
ROSELL Swedish
Combination of ros "rose" and the common surname suffix -ell.
ROSÉN Swedish
Combination of Swedish ros "rose" and the common Swedish surname suffix -én.
ROSENBORG Norwegian
Norwegian form of Rosenberg.
ROSSING Norwegian
ross (came from scotland) ing - added in Norway
RUDE Norwegian, German
German: From a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd "fame", for example Rudolf or Rüdiger. See also Ruhe.... [more]
RUDEEN Swedish (Archaic)
Variant or possibly an anglicized form of Rudén. Rudeen is currently not used in Sweden. One known bearer, bishop Torsten Rudeen (1661-1729), got his name from his father's surname Rudenius (also related to Rudén).
RUDÉN Swedish (Rare)
Swedish rud "clearing" (compare Ruud) combined with the common surname suffix -én.
RUDSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of rud "deforested land, clearing" and ström "stream".
RYDBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and berg "mountain". Notable bearers are author and poet Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) and physicist Johannes Rydberg (1854-1919).
RYDELL Swedish, English
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the place name element ryd ‘woodland clearing’ + the common suffix -ell, from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.... [more]
RYDÉN German, Swedish
Can come from the island Rügen in Germany. Bengt Rydén was the cheif editor at a Swedish magazine called Veckans Affärer.
SÆTHER Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse sætr "farm".
SAHLIN Swedish
Swedish sal "hall, large room" (possibly from a place name containing this element) combined with the common surname suffix -in.
SALANDER Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly a variant of Selander or a combination of an unexplained first element and the common surname suffix -ander.
SALMING Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Salmi, the name of a small village in Northern Sweden (see also SALMI).
SAMUELSSON Swedish
Means "son of SAMUEL".
SAND English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental.
SANDAHL Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and dal "valley".
SANDBERG Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and berg "mountain".
SANDE Norwegian
Habitational name from any of forty or more farmsteads so named, especially on the west coast, from the dative case of Old Norse sandr meaning "sand", "sandy plain", "beach".
SANDSTRÖM Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and ström "stream".
SANDVALL Swedish
From Swedish sand "sand" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
SANDVIK Norwegian, Swedish
A combination of sand "sand" and vik "bay, inlet".
SANTESSON Swedish
Means "son of Sante". Sante is a medieval Swedish form of Alexander.
SAX English, Norwegian
English from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’.
SCHAU Norwegian
Variant of SKAU.
SCHÖN German, Swedish
Derived from Middle High German schoene "beautiful, friendly".
SEDIN Swedish
Two famous bearers are the Swedish ice hockey players, and twins, Henrik and Daniel Sedin (b. 1980).
SEEHUUS Norwegian
Norwegian for "house by the sea."
SEGER Swedish, English, Dutch
Means "victory" in Swedish. It is also a variant of the English surname SEAGER or derived from the Germanic given name SIGIHERI "victory army".
SELANDER Swedish
Combination of Swedish sel "stretch of calm water in a river or stream" and the common surname suffix -ander (originally from Greek aner "man"). The first element, sel, is also a common place name element in Northern Sweden and it's possible that this name is both ornamental and locational in origin.
SELLAND Norwegian
From the Old Norse habitational name Seljuland, from selja "willow" and land "land", "farm".
SEM Norwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim.
SETHER Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter.
SIEVERT Low German, Dutch, Swedish
Derived from the given name SIEVERT. A Sievert (Sv) is a unit measuring the effect of ionizing radiation on the human body (called equivalent absorbed radiation dose). It was named after Swedish medical physicist Rolf Sievert (1896 – 1966).
SIGURÐARDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic. This surname is used as a patronymic. Its masculine counterpart is Sigurðsson.
SIGURÐDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic.
SIVERTSSON Swedish
Swedish cognate of Sivertsen.
SJÖBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake" and berg "mountain, hill".
SJÖBLOM Swedish
Combination of Swediah sjö "lake" and blom "bloom".
SJÖGREN Swedish
Ornamental name comprised of Swedish sjö "lake" and gren "branch".
SJÖLANDER Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake" and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land and the habitational suffix -er). The second element is sometimes said to be derived from Greek aner "man".
SJØLSENG Norwegian
Means silver meadow
SJÖMAN Swedish
Means "seaman, sailor" in Swedish, although this name is more likely to be an ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö "lake" and man "man". A notable bearer is film director Vilgot Sjöman (1924-2006).
SJÖÖ Swedish
Derived from Swedish sjö "lake".
SJÖSTRÖM Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö "lake" and ström "stream, small river".
SJUNNESSON Swedish
Means "son of SJUNNE".
SKARSGÅRD Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a habitational name derived from Skärlöv, a village located on the island of Öland, Kalmar County, Sweden. The name of the village is, according to very uncertain sources, said to mean Skares gård "Skare's farm"... [more]
SKARSTAD Norwegian
From a farm named Skarstad
SKAU Norwegian, Danish
Ultimately derived from Old Norse skógr "forest".
SKEIE Norwegian
From Old Norse skeið "race, horse race".
SKELTON English, German, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, England, originally named with the same elements as Shelton, but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence.
SKOG Norwegian, Swedish
Means "forest" in Norwegian and Swedish.
SKÖLD Swedish
Means "shield" in Swedish.
SKOOG Swedish
Variant of SKOG.
SKOV Danish
Means "forest" or "woods" in Danish.
SMED Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of Smith.
SNÄLL Swedish
Possibly taken from English SNELL or its German cognate SCHNELL, meaning "quick, fast", and having its spelling influenced by Swedish snäll "nice, kind". It's also possible that the name is taken directly from the Swedish word.
SÖDER Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "south".
SÖDERBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish söder "south" and berg "mountain".
SÖDERLUND Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of söder "south" and lund "grove".
SÖDERMAN Swedish
From Swedish söder "south" and man "man".
SÖDERSTRÖM Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of söder "south" and ström "stream".
SØGÅRD Danish
Means "sea farm" indicating a farmstead near the sea or open water.
SOLEMARK Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Swedish sol "sun" and mark "ground, earth".
SOLHEIM Norwegian
Means "home of the sun" in Norwegian. A combination of sol "sun" and heim "home".... [more]
SØNDERGAARD Danish
Habitational name from sønder "southern" and gård "enclosure", "farm".
SØNDERGÅRD Danish
Means "southern farm."
SONESSON Swedish
Means "son of SONE".
SØRENSDATTER Danish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic of Søren.
SORLIE Norwegian
Habitational name from a common farm name, Sørli, composed of the elements sør ‘south’ + li ‘slope’, ‘hillside’.
STÅHL Swedish
Variant of Stål.
STÅL Swedish
Means "steel" in Swedish.
STÅLBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish stål "steel" and berg "mountain".
STÅLHAMMAR Swedish
Means "Steel Hammer" (From Swedish stål "steel" and hammare "hammer"). Was originally a name common among blacksmiths.
STAVIG Norwegian
Combination of Old Norse stafr "pole" and vik "bay". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
STENMARK Swedish
Combination of Swedish sten "stone, rock" and mark "ground, land, field".
STENSETH Norwegian
habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in eastern Norway, named Steinset, from either the noun stein ‘stone’ or the same word as a personal name + set ‘farmstead’.... [more]
STENVALL Swedish
Composed of the elements sten "stone" and vall "mound".
STIGWARD Scottish, Danish, Swedish
The proper form of "Stewart"
STOLT Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "proud". ... [more]
STOLTENBERG German, Norwegian
Habitational name from places so called in Pomerania and Rhineland. A famous bearer is Jens Stoltenberg (b. 1959), Prime Minister of Norway 2000-2001 and 2005-2013.
STORM English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr meaning "storm".
STORMO Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in northern Norway, so named from stor meaning "big" + mo meaning "moor", "heath".
STRANDBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish strand "beach, sea shore" and berg "mountain".
STRID Swedish
From the Swedish word stid meaning either "swift, rapid" or "battle, combat, fight".
STRINDBERG Swedish
Likely a combination of Strinne, the name of a village in Multrå parish, Ångermanland, Sweden, and berg "mountain". A well known bearer of this name was Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg (1849-1912).
STRÖM Swedish
Means "stream" in Swedish.
STRØM Norwegian, Danish
Means "stream" in Norwegian and Danish. ... [more]
STRÖMBERG Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of ström "stream" and berg "mountain".
STUEN Norwegian
Means Living Room or cabin in Norwegian.
STUHR German, Danish, German (Austrian)
A nickname for an inflexible, obstinate person.
STURE Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the surname of two important families in the 15th and 16th century Sweden. Members of these families served as regents of Sweden during this time... [more]
SUNDBERG Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sund "strait" and berg "mountain".
SUNDIN Swedish
A combination of Swedish sund "strait" and the suffix -in derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
SUNDQUIST Swedish
An ornamental name derived from the words sund, meaning "sound" or "strait", and quist, also spelled kvist or qvist, meaning "twig" or "branch".
SUNDQVIST Swedish
From Swedish sund meaning "sound, strait", and kvist meaning "twig, branch".
SUNDSTRÖM Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sund "strait" and ström "stream".
SUNESSON Swedish
Means "son of SUNE".
SVAHN Swedish
From Swedish svan "swan".
SVAN Swedish
Means "swan" in Swedish.
SVANBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish svan ”swan” and berg ”mountain”.
SVÄRD Swedish
Means "sword" in Swedish.
SVEDIN Swedish
Combination of Swedish svedja "to burn off, to swidden" (referring to slash-and-burn agriculture (in Swedish: svedjebruk)) and the common surname suffix -in.
SVENSK Swedish
Means "Swede, Swedish" in Swedish.
SYRÉN Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Perhaps a combination of an unknown first element and the common surname suffix -én, or taken directly from Swedish syren "lilac".
TAKVAM Norwegian
Literally: "Thanks For"
TANGEN Norwegian
Tangen is a village in south-east Norway.
TAPPER Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave". ... [more]
TEGNÉR Swedish
Derived from the name of Tegnaby parish in Småland, Sweden. The name was originally spelled Tegnérus, but was later shortened to Tegnér. Notable bearers include Alice Tegnér (1864-1943), composer of many Swedish hymns and children's songs, and Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846), bishop and writer.
TEODORSSON Swedish
Meaning "Teodor's son"
TESCHER German, Danish
Occupational name for a joiner or a variant of Tasch.
THEISEN German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies (see Matthew).
THEODORSSON Swedish
Means "son of Theodor".
THIESSEN German, Danish
Reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies.
ÞÓRARINNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of Þórarinn."
ÞÓRASDÓTTIR Icelandic
Matronymic, used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of Þóra".
ÞÓRASSON Icelandic
Matronymic, used exclusively by men. Means "son of Þóra".
ÞÓRHALLDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
ÞÓRHALLSSON Icelandic
Means "son of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
THÖRN Swedish
Either a cognate of English Thorn or German Torn, or a soldier name derived from Swedish törn "thorn".
ÞÓRSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of ÞÓR" in Icelandic.
ÞÓRSSON Icelandic
Means "son of ÞÓR" in Icelandic.
THUNBERG Swedish
An ornamental name from thun, which is an ornamental (old) spelling of tun meaning ‘fence, yard’ and berg.
TOLLEFSEN Norwegian
From a patronymic from Tollef, a variant of Torleiv, from Old Norse þorleifr (see TORLEIF).
TONNESEN Norwegian
Means "son of Tonnes", Tonnes or Tønne(s) being a Norwegian short form of Antonius.
TOPELIUS Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Latinized form of the Finnish place name Toppila in Ostrobothnia, Finland. Zachris Topelius (1818-1898) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, and historian.
TÖRNBLAD Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish törn "thorn" and blad "leaf".
TORP Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of THORPE.
TORVALDSSON Swedish
Swedish patronymic meaning "son of Torvald". ... [more]
TROEDSSON Swedish
Means "son of TROED".
TROFTGRUBEN Norwegian
This last name is common in North Dakota.
TROLLE Swedish, Old Swedish
Swedish noble family. According to legend, an early ancestor killed a troll and that's how the family got its name. The family's coat of arms depicts a headless troll. The earliest known ancestor is Birger Knutsson Trulle (died approx... [more]
TRUEDSSON Swedish
Means "son of TRUED".
TVEIT Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name derived from Old Norse þveit "clearing".
TVILLING Swedish (Rare)
Means "twin" in Swedish.
TYSK Swedish
Means "German" in Swedish. It probably started out as a nickname for someone who had immigrated from Germany or for someone who had German ancestry. It could also be a 'soldier name' and refer to the military unit someone belonged to... [more]
UGGLA Swedish
Means "owl" in Swedish.
ULVAEUS Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a latinization of Ulfsäter, a combination of Swedish ulv "wolf" and säter "mountain pasture". Björn Ulvaeus (b. 1945) is a Swedish songwriter, composer and former member of ABBA.
ULVESTAD Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of five farmsteads, most in western Norway, named from Old Norse ulfr meaning ‘wolf’ + staðir, plural of staðr meaning ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
UNDERBERG Norwegian
Habitational name from a place named with Old Norse undir meaning "under" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
UTNE Norwegian
In Norwegian, probably has some pre-Germanic elements (i.e. before approx. 200 CE). Other place-names in the area also has an element of pre-Germanic and unknown origins. It has been suggested that it derives from "Út-tún", meaning the hamlet or farmstead that is "out"
VADEN English, Swedish
Apparently of English origin, but of unexplained etymology. ... [more]
VÆRNES Norwegian
Værnes is a village in the municipality of Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag county in Mid-Norway. The original spelling of the village's name was Vannes and it is a combination of var "calm, quiet" and nes "headland"... [more]
VALLIN Swedish
Combination of either Latin vallis "valley" or Swedish vall "wall, pasture, field of grass" and the commons surname suffix -in.
VANNEBO Norwegian
Taken from the farm Vanebu, spelled Vannebo in pre-1950 records. From the Norwegian words vann, meaning water, and bo, meaning to live or reside.
VARGEID Norwegian
Invented by Sverre Kristian (then) Olsen and his brother Willy Anfinn (also then) Olsen. They thought Olsen was boring, and invented the new Vargeid.
VASA Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish noble and former royal family. Possibly from vase meaning "bundle" or "withy". The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms. The most notable member of the family was Gustav Eriksson Vasa (1496-1560), later known as Gustav I of Sweden (in modern times known exclusively as Gustav Vasa)... [more]
VEA Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
VEE Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
VELTEN Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.
VESTIN Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish väst "west" and the suffix -in derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of".
VIGH Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
From the given name Vígr.
VIK Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse vík "bay, inlet".
VIKANDER Swedish
Swedish vik ”bay” combined with the common surname suffix -ander.
VIKLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish vik "bay" and lund "grove".