Swedish Submitted Surnames

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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LOWENSTEIN German, Jewish, Swedish
German (Löwenstein): habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.... [more]
LÖWENTHAL Jewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of German Löwe "lion" and T(h)al "valley"; in some cases the Jewish name would have been an ornamental elaboration associated with the personal name Levy or with personal names meaning "lion".
LÖWHOLM Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish elements löv "leaf" and holme "islet".
LÖWKVIST Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish löf "leaf" and kvist "twig" or "branch".
LUGN Swedish (Rare)
Means "calm" in Swedish.
LUNDELL Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -ell.
LUNDIN Swedish
A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
LUNDMARK Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and mark "ground, field, land".
LUNDQVIST Swedish
Variant spelling of Lundquist.
LUNDSTEDT Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and German stedt "home, place".
LUNDSTRÖM Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of lund "grove" and ström "stream".
LUSTIG Swedish, German, Jewish, Dutch
From Swedish and German lustig ”humerous, funny, enjoyable” or Middle High German lustig ”merry, carefree”.
MALMSTRÖM Swedish
From Swedish malm "ore" and ström "stream".
MANNERHEIM Finnish (Rare), 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. His family moved to Finland (then a part of Sweden) in the 18th century.
MÅNSSON Swedish
Means "son of MÅNS".
MARCUSSON Swedish
Means "Son of Marcus".
MARKLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish mark "ground, field" and lund "grove".
MÅRTENSSON Swedish
Means "son of MÅRTEN".
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]
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
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave".... [more]
MODIN Swedish
Variant of Modén.
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.
MOSSBERG Jewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements mosse "peat bog" + berg "mountain", "hill".
MYRSTEN Swedish
From Swedish myr "bog" and sten "stone, rock".
MYRVALL Swedish
From Swedish myr "bog" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass"
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 earliest known ancestor is Nils Sigridsson who lived in the 13th century. The name Natt and Dag was not mentioned until the 16th century, though, and the family members themselves didn't start using it until the 18th century... [more]
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.
NORBERG Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nor "small strait" and berg "mountain".
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.
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".
NORMAN Swedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north", or in some cases nor "narrow strait of water", and man "man".
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".
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".
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).
ÖBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
ODÉN Swedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
ÖHMAN Swedish
Variant of ÖMAN.
ÖHRN Swedish
Variant of ÖRN.
OLAUSSON Swedish
Means "son of Olaus".
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).
ÖLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and lund "groove".
ÖRN Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
OSKARSSON Swedish
Means "son of Oskar".
ÖST Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
ÖSTER Swedish
Swedish form of Øster.
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".
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
PÄRSON Swedish (Rare)
Variant of PERSSON. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine skier Anja Pärson (b. 1981).
PRYTZ Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian surname, possibly of German origin.
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".
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.
RIKARDSSON Swedish
Means ‘Son of Rikard’.
ROBINSSON Swedish
Means "son of Robin".
RODRIKSSON Swedish (Rare)
Means 'Son of Rodrik'. Rodrik is the Swedish and Norwegian form of Roderick.
RÖNN Swedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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).
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.
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).
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".
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]
SKOG Norwegian, Swedish
Means "forest" in Norwegian and Swedish.
SKÖLD Swedish
Means "shield" in Swedish.
SKOOG Swedish
Variant of SKOG.
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".
SOLEMARK Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Swedish sol "sun" and mark "ground, earth".
SONESSON Swedish
Means "son of SONE".
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.
STENMARK Swedish
Combination of Swedish sten "stone, rock" and mark "ground, land, field".
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]
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".
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.
STRÖMBERG Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of ström "stream" and berg "mountain".
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".
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"
THEODORSSON Swedish
Means "son of Theodor".
THÖRN Swedish
Either a cognate of English Thorn or German Torn, or a soldier name derived from Swedish törn "thorn".
THUNBERG Swedish
An ornamental name from thun, which is an ornamental (old) spelling of tun meaning ‘fence, yard’ and berg.
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".
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".
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.
VADEN English, Swedish
Apparently of English origin, but of unexplained etymology. ... [more]
VALLIN Swedish
Combination of either Latin vallis "valley" or Swedish vall "wall, pasture, field of grass" and the commons surname suffix -in.
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]
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".
VILHELMSSON Swedish
Means "son of Vilhelm".
VON SYDOW Swedish, German
von Sydow is a German and Swedish noble family from Pomerania, an area in modern day Poland and Germany. Some members of the family immigrated to Sweden in 1724. The name literary means "from Sydow"... [more]
WAHLBERG German, Swedish, Norwegian
Wahlberg is a topographic surname composed of German wal "field, meadow" and berg "mountain, hill".
WALL Swedish
Ornamental name from Swedish vall "grassy bank, pasture, grazing ground", or in some cases a habitational name from a place named with this element.
WALLGREN Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements vall "grassy bank, pasture" and gren "branch".
WALLIN Swedish
Variant spelling of Vallin.
WESTERGÅRD Swedish, Finnish
From Swedish väster meaning "west, western" combined with gård meaning "farm, yard, estate".
WESTIN Swedish
Variant spelling of Vestin.
WESTLING Swedish
Combination of Swedish väst "west" and the common surname suffix -ling. A notable bearer is Prince Daniel (b. 1973), husband of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
WICKSTRAND Swedish (Rare), Finnish
This is a Finnish and rare Swedish last name.
WIDEMAN Swedish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Swedish Widman.
WIDMAN Swedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an uncertain element, possibly Old Swedish viþr ‘wood’, ‘forest’ or from a place name formed with Old Swedish vid ‘wide’ + man ‘man’.
WIJK Swedish
Derived from Swedish vik "bay".
WIKSTRÖM Swedish
Composed of the elements vik "bay" and ström "stream"
WILHELMSSON Swedish
Means "son of Wilhelm".
WIND Swedish
Ornamental name from vind "wind", or a habitational name from a place named with this element.
ZAKRISSON Swedish
Means "son of ZAKRIS" in Swedish.
ZELMERLÖW Swedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname composed of the name of the family's ancestor Selma Löf. One bearer is Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw (b.1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016.
ZETTERBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and berg "mountain, hill".
ZETTERGREN Swedish
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and gren "branch".
ZETTERLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and lund "grove".
ZETTERSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and ström "stream".