Svea

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

From the 17th century on, Svea has been a female personification of Sweden: Svea-rike = 'empire of the Swedes' [1] [2] [3]

The original inhabitants of Sweden called themselves Suebi. This name probably derives from Old German sweba = 'free' (see also SVAV). Another theory is that it derives from geswion = 'kinsman'

Related Names

Svea
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Swea
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Svea
Genitive: Sveas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Svea
Genitive: Svean
Partitive: Sveaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Svea
Accusative: Sveu
Dative: Sveu
Genitive: Sveu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Svea
Genitive: Sveas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Svea
Genitive: Sveas

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

6 November

Sweden Sweden

2 January

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Svea is the title of a poem written by Esaias Tegnér (written in 1811, published in 1817)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
4840 11274 0 1
Denmark Denmark[7]
165 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
66 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
2 2 0 0
Finland Finland[10]
n.a. 2680 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Svea(f) Sources: [6][7][8][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Svea(f) Sources: [11]

Sources: [6] [7] [8] [10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. details see Name Statistic tables