Swan Origin and Meaning

The name Swan is a girl's name of English origin meaning "swan".

Obsolete Swanhild gives way to oh-so-modern Swan, joining the flock of newly fashionable bird names such as Wren and Lark. In France, the Swann spelling is fashionable for both sexes. But Swan carries an image of grace, though perhaps also a bit of languor. It's a lovely and original name, right for our times.

Swan Popularity

Famous People Named Swan

  • Swan BroonerAmerican child beauty queen featured in film "Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen"
  • (Edward) Swan HennessyAmerican male composer

Swan in Pop Culture

  • "Swan" novel by Naomi Campbell and its main character
  • Swana male character in the film "Warriors"
  • Bella Swancharacter in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga
  • Emma Swancharacter on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
  • Elizabeth Swanncharacter in the Pirates of the Caribbean films