Swedish Names

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Swedish Statistics

The most popular names in Sweden in 2013 were Alice and Lucas. Find out more in the annual name statistics tables.


Swedish Name Days

List Swedish name days in Sweden

List Swedish name days in Finland

Swedish Language

History

Ancient Nordic / Proto Norse

Evolved from Proto Germanic, this Indo-European language was spoken in Scandinavia from the first centuries AD until the 8th century. The writing system was the Elder Futhark.

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Old Norse

This language was spoken during the Viking ages from about 700-1300 AD. The Old West Norse dialect was spoken in Iceland and Norway, the Old East Norse dialect was spoken in Sweden and Denmark, and there was a third dialect spoken on the Island Gotland: Old Gutnish. The writing system was the Younger Futhark.

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Old Swedish

Old Swedish evolved from Old East Norse and was the medieval language spoken in Sweden (13th - 16th century AD). The writing system was the Latin alphabet.

Modern Swedish

Modern Swedish is spoken by about 9.3 million people in Sweden and some parts of Finland. It evolved from Old Swedish via New Swedish to this modern North Germanic language.