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Swedish Boy Names

Swedish names for boys can be a severe lot to the American ear, with only a few choices such as Stellan outside of Stockholm. The most popular names for boys in Sweden are a pan-European lot, dominated by Oscar, Lucas, William, Liam, and Oliver, all also popular in the UK, the US, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries throughout Europe and the English-speaking world.

A few more exotic choices from the top of the Swedish boys’ list are Ludvig, Axel, Nils, and Arvid, though not all of these originate in the Swedish language. Melvin is a popular name for boys in Sweden, as are Gustav, Viggo, Sixten, and Love. Browse all the Swedish names for boys on Nameberry here.