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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Lyngstad Norwegian
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
Lyselia Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Feminine form of Lyselius used in the 18th century.
Lystad Norwegian
From the name of several farms in Norway. One family got their name from a farm in Ullensaker municipality in Akershus county. Another family got it name from a farm called Ljøstad in Hedmark county.
Mæhle Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Denoted someone from a farm in Norway named Mele, ultimately derived from Old Norse melr meaning "dune, sandbank, gravel bank". Alternatively taken from the name of a farm named Male whose name was derived from Old Norse mǫl "pebbles, gravel".
Magnusdóttir Icelandic
Patronymic, used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of Magnus".
Magnússon Icelandic
Means "son of Magnús" in Icelandic.
Malm Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ore" in the Scandinavian languages.
Malmberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish malm "ore" and berg "mountain".
Malmsten Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish malm meaning "ore" and sten (Old Norse steinn) meaning "stone".
Malmström Swedish
Combination of Swedish malm "ore" and ström "stream".
Mannerheim Finland Swedish (Rare)
Swedification of the German surname Marhein. A famous bearer was Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951), a Finnish military leader, statesman and the 6th President of Finland... [more]
Manus Norwegian (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized variant of Magnussen. This was the surname of Norwegian World War II resistance fighter Max Manus, whose father spent much of his life living in Hispanophone countries.
Marcusson Swedish
Means "son of Marcus".
Mård Swedish
Variant of Mårdh.
Marklund Swedish
Combination of Swedish mark "ground, field" and lund "grove".
Markússdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Markús" in Icelandic.
Markússon Icelandic
Means "son of Markús" in Icelandic.
Mathíassdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Mathías" in Icelandic.
Mathíasson Icelandic
Means "son of Mathías" in Icelandic.
Matteusen Norwegian
Means "son of Matteus" in Norwegian.
Matteussdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Matteus" in Icelandic.
Matteusson Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Matteus" in Swedish.
Matthíassdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Matthías" in Icelandic.
Matthíasson Icelandic
Means "son of Matthías" in Icelandic.
Mattíassdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Mattías" in Icelandic.
Mattíasson Icelandic
Means "son of Mattías" in Icelandic.
Mauritzson Swedish
Means "son of Mauritz".
Melander Swedish
Combination of the element Mel-, which is unexplained but probably derived from a place name, and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er)... [more]
Melby Norwegian
Modern form of Meðalbýr meaning "middle farm", a combination of Old Norse meðal "middle" and býr "farm".
Melin Swedish
From any place name named with the element mel- "middle".
Melker Dutch, Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans
Derived from Dutch melker "milker (one who milks)". In some cases, however, it can also be derived from the given name Melchior.
Melkersson Swedish
Means "son of Melker".
Micaelsson Swedish
Means "son of Micael".
Michaelsen Danish
Means "son of Michael".
Michaelsson Swedish
Means "son of Michael".
Midthun Norwegian (?)
A habitational name of western Norway descent from Old Norse mith 'middle' + tún 'enclosure farmstead.'
Mikkelborg Norwegian
Norwegian variant of the originally German surname Mecklenburg, which came to Norway during the hanseatic era.
Mínervudóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Minerva" in Icelandic. A famous bearer is Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir.
Mínervuson Icelandic
Means "son of Minerva" in Icelandic
Moberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and berg "mountain". A notable bearer was Swedish author and playwright Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973).
Modén Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". It could also be a variant of Modig.
Modig Swedish
Means "brave" in Swedish.
Modin Swedish
Variant of Modén.
Mogren Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and gren "branch".
Mohlin Swedish
Variant of Molin.
Molin Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -in.
Moodysson Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "son of Moody". A notable bearer is Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (b. 1969).
Mörk Swedish
Means "dark" in Swedish.
Mørk Danish
Means "dark" in Danish.
Mørk Norwegian
From Old Norse mork "wood". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Moseid Norwegian (Modern, Rare)
From Moseid Farm in southern Norway.
Mossberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish mosse "bog" and berg "mountain".
Mossing Norwegian
Habitational name from a farm name in Trøndelag, probably named with mose meaning "moss" + vin meaning "meadow".
Munch Danish, French, Norwegian (Rare)
Either a variant of Münch or Munk, both meaning "monk". A notable bearer was Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), whose best known work is 'The Scream'.
Munkdahl Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps derived from the name of the municipality and locality Munkedal in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. If that's the case, then the first element is Swedish munk "monk" and the second element is dal "valley"... [more]
Myhre Norwegian
Derived from Norwegian myr "bog, swamp".
Myklebust Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse Myklibólstaðr meaning "large farm". From mikill "large" and bólstaðr "farm".
Myre Norwegian
Variant of Myhre.
Myrsten Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish myr "bog, moor, wetland" and sten "stone, rock".
Myrvall Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish myr "bog, moor, wetland" and vall "pasture, field of grass".
Nakarada Norwegian
From the Norwegian composer Alexander Nakarada, who is the founder of SerpentSound Studios. His main focus is to make it easier for all creative people around the globe to get good music for their work.
Nansen Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
Näslund Swedish
Combination of Swedish näs "isthmus, narrow neck of land" and lund "grove".
Natt och Dag Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Means "night and day" in Swedish. This is the name of one of the oldest noble families in Sweden. The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms which consisted of a blue and a golden field, the blue symbolizing night and the gold symbolizing day.
Nelsen Danish
Means 'Son of Nels'.
Nelsson Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Nels".
Nerby English, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
From Old Norse neðri "lowest" and býr "farm".
Nerman Swedish
Possibly a combination of Swedish nedre "lower, southern" and man "man".
Njálsson Icelandic
Meaning “son of Njáll”.
Nobel Swedish
Habitational name from Östra Nöbbelöv in Scania, Southern Sweden. The name was originally spelled Nobelius but was later shortened to Nobel. A famous bearer was Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), a Swedish engineer, chemist, and inventor.
Nord Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "north".
Nordahl Norwegian, Swedish
The surname derives from a place name in Sunnmøre, Norway. Meaning from Old Norse norðr ''north'' and dalr ''dale'', ''valley''. In Sweden, this name is mostly ornamental, rather than habitaional.
Nordén Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and the common surname suffix -én.
Nordenskiöld Swedish, Finland Swedish (Archaic)
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and sköld "shield". Norden is also the Swedish name for the Nordic countries, but it is not the element used in this surname. Nordenskiöld is a Swedish and Fennoswedish noble family, the first known members are brothers Anders Johan Nordenskiöld (1696-1763) and Carl Fredric Nordenskiöld the elder (1702-1779)... [more]
Nordgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and gren "branch".
Nordh Swedish
Variant of Nord.
Nordland Norwegian
Norwegian form of Nordlander.
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
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and lund "grove".
Nordquist Swedish
Variant spelling of Nordqvist.
Nordqvist Swedish
Derived from Swedish nord "north" and qvist "twig, branch".
Nordvik Norwegian
Geographical/topographical name meaning north cove. There are several places in Norway by this name.
Norell Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" or nor "small strait" and the common surname suffix -ell.
Norén Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" or nor "small strait" and the common surname suffix -én.
Norgaard Danish
North "Nor" Farm "gaard"
Norin Swedish
Derived from Swedish nord "north" or nor "small strait".
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".
Norðdahl Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nordahl.
Nyblom Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" and blom "bloom".
Nygaard Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of Nygård.
Nygard English (American), Norwegian (Rare)
Form of Nygård mostly used outside Scandinavia, as well as a (rare) Norwegian variant.
Nyholm Swedish, Danish, Finland Swedish
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).
Nymann Danish
Danish form of Neumann.
Nystrøm Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Nyström.
Obel Danish
Surname
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).
Odin Swedish
Variant of Odén.
Ódinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
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.
Ólafsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ólafur" in Icelandic.
Ólafsson Icelandic
Patronymic of the given Ólafur. This surname is given to their sons.
Olausson Swedish
Means "son of Olaus".
Olavsen Norwegian
Means "son of Olav".
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).
Ollison Danish (Americanized)
Americanized form of Olesen .
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.
Olufson Danish
Variant of Olufsen
Ölund Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and lund "groove".
Ölvirsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ölvir" in Icelandic.
Onstad Norwegian, German
habitational name from the name of any of seven farmsteads mainly in the southeast most of them with names formed from any of various Old Norse personal names plus stathir "farmstead" as for example Augunarstathir from the personal name Authun (from Auth "wealth" plus un "friend")... [more]
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]
Opstad Norwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten farmsteads in southeastern Norway named Olstad, from a contracted form of Old Norse Ólafsstaðir, from the personal name Ólaf + staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
Örn Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
Örnólfsdóttir Icelandic
Means ”daughter of Örnólfur” in Icelandic.
Ørsted Danish
A notable bearer was Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851), a Danish physicist and chemist.
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".
Östman Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and man "man".
Öström Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and ström "stream, river".
Óðinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Óðinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Ottósdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ottó" in Icelandic.
Ottósson Icelandic
Means "son of Ottó" in Icelandic.
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 (Rare)
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name means "the ox's forehead". It is a combination of Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which is likely derived from German Stirn "forehead", though it is often mistaken for Swedish stjärna "star"... [more]
Øy Norwegian
From Norwegian øy meaning "island".
Øyen Norwegian
Means "the island" in Norwegian.
Palm Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
Palmberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm "palm tree" and berg "mountain".
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).
Pelle Danish, German
From the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of Peter.
Persen Norwegian
Norwegian form of Persson.
Pétursdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Pétur" in Icelandic.
Pétursson Icelandic
Means "son of Pétur" in Icelandic.
Polhem Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Polhammar, itself of uncertain origin. A notable bearer was Swedish scientist and inventor Christopher Polhem (1661-1751).
Præst Danish
From Danish præst meaning "priest".
Prytz Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian surname, possibly of German origin.
Pynt Danish
Danish ornamental name, meaning "decoration, ornament". It is mostly extinct in modern Denmark, though alternative form Pyndt is still seen, though rare.
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.
Qvarnström Swedish
Combination of Swedish kvarn meaning "mill" and ström meaning "stream".
Rambo Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian and (dialectal) Swedish ramn "raven" and bo meaning either "dweller, inhabitant" or "home, nest". Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (1611-1698) was one of the first Swedish immigrants to the United States in the 17th century and considered to be the father of the settlement New Sweden in Pennsylvania... [more]
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".
Ráðúlfsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ráðúlfr" in Icelandic.
Ráðúlfsson Icelandic
Means "son of Ráðúlfr" in Icelandic.
Rausing Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Raus, the name of a parish in southern Sweden, and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to, coming from".
Rehn Swedish
Derived from Swedish ren "reindeer".
Reinlund Norwegian (Rare)
The last name didn't show up until the early 1900s. Only a few people in Norway and Finnland have this last name
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.
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".
Róbertsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Róbert" in Icelandic.
Robinsen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Robin".
Rodriksen Norwegian (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".
Rogstad Norwegian
Norwegian Last Name
Roisum Norwegian
Habitational name from the farmstead in Sogn named Røysum, from the dative plural of Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’.
Rólandsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Róland" in Icelandic.
Rólandsson Icelandic
Means "son of Róland" in Icelandic.
Rolfsen Norwegian
Means "son of Rolf".
Romansen Danish, Norwegian
Means 'Son of Roman'.
Rönn Swedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.
Rønning Norwegian
From any of the many farmsteads named Rønning, ultimately derived from Old Norse ruðja "woodland 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.
Rosendahl Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish and Danish ornamental name meaning "rose valley" and German variant of Rosenthal, also meaning "rose valley".
Rosholt Norwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farms called Røsholt in southeastern Norway, named with Old Norse, either ross ‘mare’ or ruð ‘clearing’ + holt ‘grove’, ‘wood’.
Rossing Norwegian
ross (came from scotland) ing - added in Norway
Rud Norwegian
Variant of Ruud.
Rude Norwegian, German
German: From a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd "fame", for example Rudolf or Rüdiger... [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 Swedish rud "deforested land, clearing" and ström "stream".
Rundgren Swedish
Swedish surname with somewhat unclear etymology. The first element is possibly taken from a place named with either of the elements rund and/or run. Rund coincides with the Swedish word for "round", but it is not clear if the element used in this name is derived from that word... [more]
Rundqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish rund "round" and qvist, an archaic spelling of kvist, "twig".
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
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and the common surname suffix -ell.
Rydén Swedish
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and the common surname suffix -én.
Rydinger Swedish (Rare)
Either a combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to, coming from" (compare Norling), a variant of Ryding, or a Swedish form of German Rüdinger.
Ryen Norwegian
Habitational name from any of more than ten farmsteads, originally named with Old Norse rugr ‘rye’ + vin ‘meadow’.
Sæther Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse sætr "farm" or setr "seat, residence, mountain pastures".
Sævarsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sævar" in Icelandic.
Sævarsson Icelandic
Means "son of Sævar" in Icelandic.
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).
Sand English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
From the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish and Jewish name, often ornamental. Otherwise topographic.
Sandahl Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian sand "sand" and dal "valley".