Schwedische Namen: Familie mit Baby

Trendy Swedish names

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Sweden isn’t just loved for Ikea, Abba and cinnamon rolls! Discover these beautiful trendy Swedish names and get inspired. 


When producing our personalized picture books we encounter Nordic names again and again. We have taken a closer look at some of the orders of our baby book “Welcome to the World” and in this blog article we present some of the magical Swedish names that have particularly caught our eye.

Swedish names for boys

  • Ando
  • Arne
  • Arvid
  • Björn
  • Erik
  • Arvid
  • Finn
  • Gustav
  • Ilian
  • Jan 
  • Johan
  • Josua
  • Kalle
  • Knut
  • Lars
  • Lovis
  • Alvar
  • Mikael
  • Niklas
  • Nilas
  • Oskar
  • Sven

Swedish names for girls

  • Agnes
  • Alina
  • Alva
  • Anea
  • Astrid
  • Calla
  • Charlotta
  • Ebba
  • Eira
  • Elin
  • Hedda
  • Ingrid
  • Iva 
  • Lina
  • Linnea
  • Saga
  • Sanna
  • Svea
  • Svenja

The meaning behind the names

Now let’s take a look at the meanings behind some of the names in these lists. 


Despite the name Lovis mainly being known in German-speaking countries as a boy’s name, this first name is also given to girls in Sweden. The name derives from “Luisa” and means “the famous fighter”. In the story ‘Ronja, the robber’s daughter’ by Astrid Lindgren, Lovis is the mother of Ronja. 


The name Ilian is the Swedish form of the name Aegidius and means “The shield bearer”. Anybody named Ilian can celebrate their Saint’s day on September 1st. 


Josua is the Swedish version of the name Jehoschua. This name means ‘The rescuer”. 


The name Nilas is the Scandinavian variant of Nils. It carries the meaning “Victory of the People”, a name usually given to boys, but is also used in Finland as a girl’s name.


Saga is a Swedish name given to girls. In Norse mythology Saga is the Goddess of history, fairytales and Legends.


Derived from the boy name Anneus, Anea is a Swedish name for girls. The name can be attributed several meanings, such as “the graceful”, “the gifted” or “the praised”. Anea seems to be a rather rare name and we’ve so far only printed a single copy of our baby book with this name.


Significantly more books were ordered with the name Finn. This popular given name is for both girls and boys and is sometimes written as Fynn. In Scandinavia, the name refers to the Old Norse name “Finnr”, which translates as “the Finn”.

Svea or Swea is the Swedish abbreviation of Svearike. The word Svearike directly translated means Sweden.In Sweden, there is a region called Svealand, which is characterized by beautiful natural landscapes.

More about Librio

How can I make a book for Elena that is unique and beautiful? A book that is one of a kind, that will connect us forever? Also shouldn’t every child have a book in which he can be the hero of a story?” That’s what happened one evening when Ed thought about what he could give his daughter for her birthday.  


Two years and many sleepless nights later, Librio emerged from this idea, and there are now ten books to buy at Librio. More than 300,000 children from over 70 countries have already been gifted a Librio book. 


The stories are available in several languages – including German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish.

Looking for more name inspiration?

If you’re interested in Turkish baby names we recommend this blog article. Our collection nof Albanian names can be found here. We’re also always sharing our Name of the Week on our Instagram page.