Finding the perfect name for a baby or character is hard. Picking a male Swedish baby name isn’t much easier. We were curious about how popular baby names differ from Sweden and the rest of the world. So we went to our database and pulled out the most popular names for Swedish boys. Check them out and don’t forget to tell us if we missed any.
Popular Male Swedish Names (With Meanings)
Karl is a boy name of German origin that means ‘free man’
Victor is a boy name of Latin origin that means ‘conqueror’
Patrick is a boy name of Latin origin that means ‘noble, patrician’
Denis is a boy name of French origin that means ‘devotee of dionysos’
Adam is a boy name of Hebrew origin that means ‘the ground’ or ‘earth’
Benjamin is a boy name of Hebrew origin that means ‘son of my right hand’
Matteo is a Italian name meaning ‘gift of god’.
Oliver is derived from the Norse name Áleifr, meaning ‘descendant’
Oscar is a name with Isris and Norse heritage meaning ‘champion warrior or god spear’
Liam is a short version of William that also has the meaning ‘guardian’
Lucas is a name with Latin and Greek heritage meaning ‘light-giving’ or ‘illumination’
Hugo is a Germanic name meaning ‘mind’.
William is a compound of two words, ‘wil’ that means ‘will, desire’ and ‘helm’ meaning “helmet or protection”.
Noah is a Hebrew name meaning ‘comfort’ and ‘rest’.
Swedish Boy Names From A To Z
In this list we have compiled 458 male names for swedish boys.
Male Swedish Names Starting with A
We here list 51 boy names for swedish boys starting with a.
Male Swedish Names Starting with B
We here list 14 boy names for swedish boys starting with b.
Male Swedish Names Starting with C
We here list 16 boy names for swedish boys starting with c.
Male Swedish Names Starting with D
We here list 8 boy names for swedish boys starting with d.
Male Swedish Names Starting with E
We here list 34 boy names for swedish boys starting with e.
Male Swedish Names Starting with F
We here list 18 boy names for swedish boys starting with f.
Male Swedish Names Starting with G
We here list 26 boy names for swedish boys starting with g.
Male Swedish Names Starting with H
We here list 27 boy names for swedish boys starting with h.
Male Swedish Names Starting with I
We here list 8 boy names for swedish boys starting with i.
Male Swedish Names Starting with J
We here list 27 boy names for swedish boys starting with j.
Male Swedish Names Starting with K
We here list 20 boy names for swedish boys starting with k.
Male Swedish Names Starting with L
We here list 19 boy names for swedish boys starting with l.
Male Swedish Names Starting with M
We here list 28 boy names for swedish boys starting with m.
Male Swedish Names Starting with N
We here list 11 boy names for swedish boys starting with n.
Male Swedish Names Starting with O
We here list 18 boy names for swedish boys starting with o.
Male Swedish Names Starting with P
We here list 12 boy names for swedish boys starting with p.
Male Swedish Names Starting with Q
We here list 3 boy names for swedish boys starting with q.
Male Swedish Names Starting with R
We here list 21 boy names for swedish boys starting with r.
Male Swedish Names Starting with S
We here list 28 boy names for swedish boys starting with s.
Male Swedish Names Starting with T
We here list 26 boy names for swedish boys starting with t.
Male Swedish Names Starting with U
We here list 4 boy names for swedish boys starting with u.
Male Swedish Names Starting with V
We here list 22 boy names for swedish boys starting with v.
Male Swedish Names Starting with W
We here list 6 boy names for swedish boys starting with w.
Male Swedish Names Starting with X
We here list 3 boy names for swedish boys starting with x.
Male Swedish Names Starting with Y
We here list 3 boy names for swedish boys starting with y.
Male Swedish Names Starting with Z
We here list 5 boy names for swedish boys starting with z.
This conclude our roundup list of popular names for male swedish boys. If you still have problems picking a name you can try our name generator for swedish names.If you are looking for names for swedish girls you can check out our list here
Old Swedish Names
As the nature of Sweden is changeable and rich in contrasts, so Swedish names are diverse and multifaceted. In their sound, you can hear the echoes of harsh Scandinavian ballads and the singing of northern winds over snowy Lapland. In the homeland of the Viking Normans and the merry fellow Carlson, there are about 340 thousand names. Traditional and modern, original and international Swedish names – that is what we will be talking about today.
The list of Swedish male names has evolved over the centuries. The basis of the national onomasticon is made up of primordially Swedish names and ancient Scandinavian, Germanic nouns common to all peoples of Northern Europe.
The ancient names of the Swedes go back to the time of Greek mythology. The names of that era come from the owner’s place of residence, occupation, plants and animals, and character traits, for example:
· Dalar – “from the valleys”
· Goran – “the farmer”
· Arvidh – “eagle tree”
· Asbjörn – “divine bear”
· Sture – “stubborn”
Some of the names contain the names of the pagan deities of Greek mythology, for example:
· Thor – “thunder”
· Thrash – “Thor’s blow
· Bertil – from the Germanic name Bertilo – “light”
· Egil – the Scandinavian name Agi – “punishment, punishment”, Egg – “edge of the sword”
· Odd – from the Scandinavian name Oddr – “top, edge”
· Gunnar – the Swedish version of the Germanic name Gunther – “warrior”
In the 10th century, Christianity first penetrated Sweden. A significant number of religious names of various origins enriches Swedish male names:
· Matts – Swedish version of the Hebrew name Matthew (“God’s gift”)
· Staffan – Swedish analogue of the ancient Greek Stephen (“crown, crown”)
· Nils – Danish, Swedish, Norwegian form of the Greek Nikolai (“victory of the people”)
The Swedes have a huge number of names borrowed from a wide variety of countries and cultures. Sometimes these foreign language variants changed under the influence of the local language, turning into “Swedish names”, and sometimes they remained unchanged:
· English names- Edmund and Edwin
· French name- Raoul
· Lovis is a derivative of the French Louis
· Arabic names- Ilyas and Hasan
The collection of Swedish names for boys is constantly growing due to the active use of informal names (diminutives, abbreviations and derived forms of full names) in everyday life, which are becoming independent. New names are formed from both national and borrowed names. Examples of such options:
· Bo – Bosse
· Olof – Olle
· Christopher – Criss
The charm of the North is clearly expressed in the beautiful male Swedish names – the old names are not only strict, but also have a noble meaning, symbolize victory, power, courage, freedom. These names are echoes of the Viking era, consisting of a series of battles and wars. For example:
· Ingvar – “warrior of the god of abundance”
· Albrikt – “expressed nobility”
· Wendel – “wanderer”
· Anund – “the victory of the ancestors”
Among the Scandinavian names used by the Swedes, there are also many colorful options:
· Olof, Catch – Swedish forms of the Old Norse name Olav – “descendant”
· Holger is a German, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish name meaning “spear”
Popular Swedish male names are the ancient Scandinavian names Axel, Eric and Lars, biblical and Christian Noach and Philip. European names of various origins:
· German names Karl and Oscar
· arabic name Elias
· Latin name Lucas
· Irish name Liam
· Greek name Alexander
· English names Oliver and William
Recently, beautiful double names have been popular among the Swedes – Lars-Erik, Jan-Olof, etc.
Today, the inhabitants of Sweden can choose a name for a newborn from 160 thousand male names: original Swedish, ancient Scandinavian, Christian, modern European and new names. However, the official list of names allowed for use includes only 1000 (both male and female), if the desired name is not on the list, you need to obtain permission from the court.