Finding the perfect name for a baby or character is hard. Picking a female Swedish baby name isn’t much easier. We were curious about how popular Swedish baby girl names differ from the rest of the world. So we went to our database and pulled out the most popular names for Swedish Girls. Check them out and don’t forget to tell us if we missed any.
Popular Female Swedish Names (With Meanings)
Agnes is a girl name of Greek origin that means ‘pure or holy’
Sara is a girl name of Hebrew origin that means ‘princess’
Anita is a girl name of Spanish origin that means ‘grace’
Marina is a girl name of Latin origin that means ‘from the sea’
Maria is a girl name of Latin origin that means ‘of the sea’
Alexandra is a girl name of Greek origin that means ‘defender’
Vera is a girl name of Russian origin that means ‘faith’
Lina is a girl name of German origin that means ‘tender’
Alice is a girl name of German origin that means ‘noble, exalted’
Sofia is a girl name of Greek origin that means ‘wisdom’
Mia is a girl name of Scandinavian origin that means ‘beloved’
Amelia is a girl name of German origin that means ‘work’
Isabella is a girl name of Hebrew origin that means ‘god’s promise’
Emma is a girl name of German origin that means ‘whole or universal’
The name Ella is said to have many different meanings and origins. In Hebrew it means ‘goddess’, in Spanish ‘Young Girl’, and from its German and English origin the name has the meaning ‘all, completely’ and ‘fairy maiden’.
Alma is of Latin origin meaning ‘nurturing, soul’.
Selma has different origins and meanings, from ‘with divine protection’ in Germanic to ‘peace’ in Arabic and Greek. Selmas meaning from the names Celtic origin is ‘beautiful view’.
Olivia is of Latin origin meaning ‘olive tree’
Freja is of Swedish origin meaning ‘lady, noblewoman’
Wilma is of German origin meaning ‘resolute protection’
Astrid is of Norse origin meaning ‘divinely beautiful’
Elsa is of German origin meaning ‘pledged to God’
Maja means the ‘goddess of springtime’
Swedish Girl Names From A To Z
In this list we have compiled 574 female names for swedish girls.
Female Swedish Names Starting with A
We here list 56 girl names for swedish girls starting with a.
Female Swedish Names Starting with B
We here list 24 girl names for swedish girls starting with b.
Female Swedish Names Starting with C
We here list 23 girl names for swedish girls starting with c.
Female Swedish Names Starting with D
We here list 12 girl names for swedish girls starting with d.
Female Swedish Names Starting with E
We here list 52 girl names for swedish girls starting with e.
Female Swedish Names Starting with F
We here list 11 girl names for swedish girls starting with f.
Female Swedish Names Starting with G
We here list 22 girl names for swedish girls starting with g.
Female Swedish Names Starting with H
We here list 28 girl names for swedish girls starting with h.
Female Swedish Names Starting with I
We here list 26 girl names for swedish girls starting with i.
Female Swedish Names Starting with J
We here list 27 girl names for swedish girls starting with j.
Female Swedish Names Starting with K
We here list 19 girl names for swedish girls starting with k.
Female Swedish Names Starting with L
We here list 44 girl names for swedish girls starting with l.
Female Swedish Names Starting with M
We here list 78 girl names for swedish girls starting with m.
Female Swedish Names Starting with N
We here list 25 girl names for swedish girls starting with n.
Female Swedish Names Starting with O
We here list 4 girl names for swedish girls starting with o.
Female Swedish Names Starting with P
We here list 7 girl names for swedish girls starting with p.
Female Swedish Names Starting with Q
We here list 3 girl names for swedish girls starting with q.
Female Swedish Names Starting with R
We here list 21 girl names for swedish girls starting with r.
Female Swedish Names Starting with S
We here list 37 girl names for swedish girls starting with s.
Female Swedish Names Starting with T
We here list 19 girl names for swedish girls starting with t.
Female Swedish Names Starting with U
We here list 4 girl names for swedish girls starting with u.
Female Swedish Names Starting with V
We here list 24 girl names for swedish girls starting with v.
Female Swedish Names Starting with W
We here list 2 girl names for swedish girls starting with w.
Female Swedish Names Starting with X
We here list 3 girl names for swedish girls starting with x.
Female Swedish Names Starting with Y
We here list 2 girl names for swedish girls starting with y.
Female Swedish Names Starting with Z
We here list 1 girl names for swedish girls starting with z.
This conclude our roundup list of popular names for female swedish girls. 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 boys you can check out our list here
Old Swedish Girl Names
As the nature of Sweden is changeable and rich in contrasts, so are Swedish names diverse and multifaceted. In their sound, you can hear the echoes of harsh Scandinavian ballads, and the singing of the 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 – these are exactly what we will talk about today.
The list of Swedish female names includes about 180 thousand variants and consists of a wide variety of names: primordially national, ancient Scandinavian and Germanic, Christian and biblical, modern European and new names.
The old names of the Swedes go back to the times of Greek mythology. The names of that era come from the names of mythical characters, plants and animals and natural phenomena, for example:
· Disa – “priestess of fate”
· Alva – “elf”
· Nope – “double flower”
· Ulva – “she-wolf”
· Tova – “thunder”
· Thorhilda – “Battle of Thor”
· Ingvild – “warrior Inga”
Starting from the 10th century, Christianity began to spread gradually in the country, along with religious names of various origins. The Swedes adopt some of the names from other languages already in an adapted version; some are formed from similar male names:
· Agnetta (from the Greek name Agnes – “pure, immaculate”)
· Michaela – from the male name Mikael, the analogue of the Hebrew Michael – “like God”)
· Karin, Katina, Kaya, Kaya – on behalf of Katarina (German version of the Greek name Ekaterina – “pure”)
· Ilse – from Elizabeth, form of the Hebrew name Elizabeth, “God is my oath”).
Many have an Old Norse or Old Germanic basis, such as-
· Friedeborg – from the ancient German name Friedeburg, “keeper of the world”
· Yurun – formed from the Scandinavian words “leader, ruler” and “give, bestow”
The names of the Swedes are beautiful, melodic, have a positive meaning and a pronounced northern character. The era of the Vikings with incessant wars left an imprint not only on male, but partly on female names. Among the Scandinavian names there are also many sonorous variants with deep meaning or names that are in the nature of wishes, for example:
· Bathilda – “fiery battle”
· Gunilla – “military battle”.
· Auda – “very rich”
· Ottali – “rich”
· Astrid – “beloved of God”
· Ashlog – “God’s Bride”
Beautiful variants of names are often borrowed from different peoples and cultures:
· Lovisa (from male Lovis – analogue of French Louis)
· Arabic name Dahlia – “Valley of Flowers”
· English name Julia with Latin roots – “from the Julian clan”
· Latin name Olivia – “olive”
· Norwegian name Asta – “love”
Christian pan-European MARIA, ANNA AND CHRISTINA have remained popular Swedish female names for many centuries in a row.
Variants popular in Europe are widespread: ALICE, LILY.
The Swedes do not forget about their roots, therefore, the ancient Scandinavian names FREYA, ASTRID AND SAGA are in demand today.
Abbreviated forms of various names that have become independent are also actively used: ELSA – FROM ELIZABETH, ELLA – FROM GABRIELLA, ELEANOR.
Recently, beautiful double names have become fashionable: ANNE-CHRISTINE, ROSE-MARIE, ETC.
Swedish girl names are very diverse today. Parents strive to choose a sonorous name with a good meaning for a newborn, and use both traditional national, Christian names and modern ones of various origins. Despite the huge number of options, you can only choose from a list of officially allowed names. Otherwise, court permission must be obtained.