From the experts:
Especially for parents of Scandinavian descent, Sven is an accessible and attractive name with an appealing mix of strength and swagger. It comes from the ancient Swedish tribe, the Sviars, who gave their name to Svealand, which later morphed into Sweden.
Sven is now most popular not in its native Sweden but in The Netherlands, where it is currently in the Top 20. But for many parents in English-speaking countries, Sven is one of the most quintessentially Swedish names.
An internationally noted bearer is Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist, known for his work on Ingmar Bergman films. Svens have appeared as characters in Titanic, Pixar's Cars (voiced by Arnold Schwarzenegger), as a Nintendo Pokemon and a manga character, and Marlon Brando portrayed an unlikely Sven in one of his late movies, Free Money.
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