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Swedish Names

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    • TeodoraHeart
      • Origin:

        Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish
      • Meaning:

        "gift of God"
      • Description:

        Teodora is an extremely attractive and international choice, with several equally attractive, user-friendly nicknames and a little more edge than the English form, Theodora. Appealing short forms might include Tea, Dora, or Dory.
    • AgataHeart
      • Origin:

        Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian variation of Agatha
      • Description:

        Agata is an Agatha form widely used throughout Europe. And the hard t may be more appealing to your ear than the th sound.
    • FilipHeart
      • Origin:

        Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Polish, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Romanian, and Finnish variation of Philip, Greek
      • Meaning:

        "lover of horses"
      • Description:

        Streamlined spelling found all across Europe. The Spanish Filipo has extra zip.
    • ValdemarHeart
      • Origin:

        Nordic variation of Vladimir
      • Description:

        Ten years ago we would have advised people to steer clear of this name (and maybe choose the similar sounding Walter instead); but with the rise of other Nordic and Eastern European names like Viggo and Casimir, maybe its time to re-thing Valdemar. It's a big name, but with enough penache, it could be pulled off. Valdemar was introduced to Scandinavia in the 12th Century by a Danish king named for his Ukrainian grandfather, and is currently in the Danish Top 20.
    • PelleHeart
      • Origin:

        Scandinavian variation of Peter
      • Description:

        Pelle is one of several possible Peter-related Scandinavian choices. In Swedish or Norwegian, the name Pelle rhymes roughly with Ella.
    • UlfHeart
      • Origin:

        Scandinavian
      • Meaning:

        "wolf"
      • Description:

        A common Scandinavian name, but hard to imagine being used elsewhere.
    • BrittHeart
      • Origin:

        Swedish, contracted form of Birgit
      • Meaning:

        "high goddess"
      • Description:

        Brisk but rather brittle. Britt Eklund was a Bond Girl in the 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun. Britt is a contracted form of Birgit, but be aware that it does come with the strong possibility of being confused with Bret/Brett—or as a shortening of Brittany.
    • MajkenHeart
      • Origin:

        Scandinavian version of Marie or Mary
      • Description:

        Majken, which is related to Maiken and Maike, is a popular name in Sweden whose variations are used throughout Scandinavia as cooler forms of Mary. Majken is virtually unknown in the U.S. and probably not bound for emigration.
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      • BertieHeart
        • Origin:

          Germanic
        • Meaning:

          "bright"
        • Description:

          So uncool it's almost cool, Bertie makes for a boyish nickname for Alberta, Roberta, Bertille, Albertine... or just use it on its own, à la Billie or Frankie.
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        • StigHeart
          • Origin:

            Swedish
          • Meaning:

            "wanderer"
          • Description:

            Like Stian, a more manageable short form of the unwieldy Srigandr, but with a less euphonic sound. Stig Larsson is a successful Swedish novelist, not to be confused with the even more successful late Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson (born Karl Stig-Erland LArsson), author of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</>..
        • MoaHeart
          • Origin:

            Swedish
          • Meaning:

            "mother"
          • Description:

            Moa is among the Top 100 Swedish baby names but virtually unknown in the US. Might Moa be a substitute for Mia or Maya? An intriguing idea. There is a Swedish author named Moa Martinson.
        • PauloHeart
          • Origin:

            Portuguese, Swedish, and Hawaiian variation of Paul
          • Description:

            Paulo suffers in comparison to the richer and more authentic-sounding Paolo.
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          • TindraHeart
            • Origin:

              Swedish
            • Meaning:

              "to twinkle or sparkle"
            • Description:

              Tindra is a new name in Sweden, used only since the 1980s, that has become enormously popular: It's in the Top 60 there. And while unknown in the US, Tindra certainly has possibilities as a substitute for the flagging Kendra.
          • BeritHeart
            • Origin:

              Scandinavian variation of Birgit
            • Description:

              Well used in northern Europe, almost unknown here.
          • VilmaHeart
            • Origin:

              Russian, diminutive of Vilhelmina; a Polish place-name
            • Description:

              Not much to recommend this relative of Wilma; consider Willa or Willow instead.
          • EvertHeart
            • Origin:

              English, variation of Everett, from German Eberhard
            • Meaning:

              "brave boar"
            • Description:

              Though you might have been a fan of tennis star Chris Evert, stick with EVERETT, which everyone will think you're saying anyway.