Sveinn

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Iceland Icelandic
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish

Origin and Meaning

Old Norse sveinn = 'boy', 'lad', 'young man', 'free servant' [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

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Sami
Soikka
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Soini ♀/♂
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Suen
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Old Swedish
Suíne
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Greenlandic
Suinni
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Greenlandic
Suæin
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Old Norse
Sveidna
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Sami
Svein
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Sveinn
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Danish Icelandic Norwegian Old Norse Swedish
Sveinur
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Faroese
Sven
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Swen
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Svend
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Svende
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Svéne
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Sweni
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Svenn
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Svenne
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Danish Swedish
Svennen Swedish
Svenni
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Svennik
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Svennu
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Svente
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Svæina
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Svæini
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SvæiniR
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Old Norse
Svæinn
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Veini
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Venne
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Venni
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Vennu
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Vänni
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See also Sveinki, Sveinungr, Svempa

For female forms see Sveinsína, Svenja, Svenine,Svæina

Patronyms (male)

Sveinsson Iceland

Patronyms (female)

Sveinsdóttir Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see SVEIN (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Sveinn
Genitive: Sveinns
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Sveinn
Accusative: Svein
Dative: Sveini
Genitive: Sveins
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Sveinn
Genitive: Sveinns
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Sveinn
Genitive: Sveinns

Further Information

Norse Mythology

Namesakes

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&
Iceland Iceland[4]
0 0 1066 1385
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 38 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[6]
0 n.a. 30 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[7]
0 0 17 29
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 3
  #: 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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Sveinn.

Sources: [7] [6] [5] [8]

References

  1. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi