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Gender: Female Origin of Swan: Bird name

The name Swan is a girl's name of English origin. Swan and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Obsolete Swanhild gives way to oh-so-modern Swan, joining the flock of newly fashionable bird names such as Wren and Lark. And Swan carries an image of grace, though perhaps also a bit of languor. No matter: It's a lovely and original name, right for our times.

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Comments

SwanB Says:

2017-02-14T20:40:11

My name is Swan (35 y/o Nebraskan). Most people are taken aback when they hear my name. Didn't love it as a child, but suits me now :)

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-24T15:47:59

If I heard it in use, I might get used to it. Swans are so beautiful. I want to love it as a name.

jaz.fortune Says:

2016-06-27T02:02:01

Using this as a middle name, very pretty and unique

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:

2016-05-27T16:52:44

I know a French girl who goes by Swan :)

SoDallas3 Says:

2015-07-04T04:56:22

I disagree that it's too much of a stretch. How is Raven, Falcon, Hawk or Lark okay and Swan isn't? It tends to be used in France, more common on boys though, I believe.

I watched a documentary about a little girl named Swan some years ago filmed in the late 90s/early 2000s. She was a very sweet little lady and so now it feels three-dimensional to me.

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-04T03:52:46

I like Raven & Robyn is OK but Swan is stretching it too far.

ElsaAnne Says:

2015-05-09T21:49:34

I'm not a huge fan of nature names, but this is very sweet