Swedish Submitted Surnames

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. 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.
Themptander Swedish (Rare)
Derived from the name of Tämta parish in Västergötland, Sweden.
Theodorsson Swedish
Means "son of Theodor".
Thorén Swedish
Combination of the name Thor (possibly derived from a place named with this element) and the common surname suffix -én.
Thörn Swedish
Either a cognate of English Thorn or German Torn, or a soldier name derived from Swedish törn "thorn".
Thulin Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly derived from thule, an ancient Greek and Roman term for an area in northern Europe which some believe to be the Nordic countries.
Thunberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish tun (from Old Norse tún) "enclosure, courtyard, plot, fence" and berg "mountain".
Tiger Swedish
Perhaps taken from Swedish tiga "to keep quiet, to say nothing". Tiger is one of the names adopted by Swedish soldiers in the 17th century.
Tjernström Swedish
Combination of Swedish tjärn "tarn" and ström "stream".
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
Combination of Swedish törne "thorn" and blad "leaf".
Torp Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of Thorpe.
Torsdottir Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Torsdotter meaning "Tor's daughter". It may also be a Swedification of Icelandic Þórsdóttir... [more]
Torvaldsson Swedish
Swedish patronymic meaning "son of Torvald". It was the surname name of Erik the Red (Eiríkr Þorvaldsson, anglicized as Erik Thorvaldsson or Erik Torvaldsson), father of Viking explorer Leif Erikson.
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".
Trulsson Swedish
Means "son of Truls".
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.
Vadén Swedish
Combination of Swedish place name element vad which in most cases mean "ford, place for wading", and the common surname suffix -én.
Valentin French, Italian, Romanian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Jewish
From the given name Valentin. It was sometimes adopted as a personal name by Jews.
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
Combination of Swedish väst "west" and the common surname suffix -in.
Viberg Swedish
Variant of Wiberg.
Vik Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse vík "bay, inlet".
Vikander Swedish
Swedish vik ”bay” combined with the common surname suffix -ander.
Vikingsson Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Viking" in Swedish.
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 (Rare)
Composed of German wal "field, meadow" or Swedish vall "grassy bank" and berg "mountain, hill".
Wall Swedish
Derived from Swedish vall "pasture, field of grass". It may be either ornamental or habitational.
Wallgren Swedish
Composed of the Swedish elements vall "grassy bank, pasture" and gren "branch".
Wallin Swedish
Variant spelling of Vallin.
Wallman Swedish
Combination of Swedish vall "pasture, field of grass" and man "man".
Warg Swedish
Taken from Swedish varg "wolf", ultimately derived from Old Norse vargr.
Wennerström Swedish
Combination of the place name element wenner, which is probably derived from the name of Lake Vänern, and Swedish ström "stream".
Wernersson Swedish
Means "son of Werner".
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.
Wiberg Swedish
Combination of Old Norse víðr "forest, wood" (probably taken from a place name) and Swedish berg "mountain".
Wickstrand Swedish (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Variant of Wikstrand, a surname composed of Swedish vik "bay" and strand "beach".
Wickström Swedish, Finland Swedish, Finnish
Variant of Wikström. A notable bearer was Finnish engineer John Wickström (1870–1959)
Widegren Swedish
Combination of Swedish vide "willow" and gren "branch".
Wideman Swedish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Swedish Widman.
Widman Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Perhaps a combination of Old Swedish viþr "wood, forest" or vid "wide" and man "man". It is also possible, though less likely, that it is a re-spelling of Vikman, where the first element is Swedish vik "bay".
Wieslander Swedish
Combination of an unexplained first element and the common surname suffix -lander.
Wijk Swedish
Derived from Swedish vik "bay".
Wikén Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish vik "bay" and the common surname suffix -én.
Wikström Swedish
Composed of the elements vik "bay" and ström "stream"
Wilén Swedish, Finland Swedish, Finnish
Variant of Vilén or Willén (meanings uncertain, they might be variants of the same name).
Wilhelmsson Swedish
Means "son of Wilhelm".
Wind Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish vind "wind". It's either ornamental or a habitational name derived from a place named with this element.
Wretman Swedish
Combination of Swedish vret "remote small field situated some distance away from a bigger field" and man "man".
Youngberg Swedish (Americanized), Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of Jewish Jungberg, composed of German jung "young" and berg "mountain, hill", or of Swedish Ljungberg.
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".