45 Swedish Nicknames

Oluniyi Akande
Sep 25, 2023 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Jan 10, 2023
Edited by Rutvij Joshi
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Age: 0-99
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The names of Swedish children tend to have an air of distinction and aristocracy.

There are a lot of fun avenues to explore in Sweden, which is known for its catchy pop music, and round-the-clock sunshine, and now nicknames are also added to this list.

Nicknames in Sweden for a male like Robert are shortened to Bob, Richard is shortened to Dick, and Andrew is shortened to Andy. It's not like that in Swedish at all. In most cases, the nicknames become somewhat longer, and this lengthening is denoted by an ending that consists of a double consonant and an 'e'.

Nicknames for women are typically shorter than those for men and frequently conclude with the letter 'an'. Elisabeth will be known as Bettan, Birgitta will be known as Gittan, Therese will be known as Tessan, and Mikaela will be known as Mickan.

We have compiled a category list of the top 45 Swedish nicknames for both sexes, many of which are common worldwide (like Kalle, Ebba, and Lukas). Instead, we went deep for some exciting and unusual Swedish names while also including a few current Swedes' personal favorites here and there throughout the list.

Cool Swedish Nicknames

Swedish have many more cool nicknames than others. Pick the coolest names for you and your loved ones.

  • Arya
  • Brigitta- The coolest Swedish name means 'strength' or 'exalted one'.
  • Evert- Cool Swedish version of Everett that means 'brave boar'.
  • Elia
  • Jona
  • Justinus- The rarest name for Swedish people and used as an alternative for Justin.
  • Klemens- The best name for guy personality, and it means 'mild and merciful'.
  • Leon- The most famous Swedish name is also popular in the US.
  • Lovisa- A battle-ready Swedish name for a baby that means 'renowned warrior'.
  • Nils- A short and cute name for Swedish people, it means 'victory of the people'.
  • Olin
  • Svens- A name for Disney lovers if you remember the Sven from 'Frozen'.

Best Swedish Nicknames

Start choosing the best nicknames from here.

  • Britt
  • Ebba- A good choice for your little princes that means 'fortress of riches'.
  • Freja- This name is the popular choice of every Sweden people.
  • Humfrid- A Swedish variation of 'Humphrey', which means 'peaceful warrior'.
  • Juni
  • Kalle- For a person who already has the name 'Karl' meaning 'free man.
  • Lauris
  • Malin
  • Stefan- This name is a great choice for boys which means 'man wears the crown'.
  • Sassa- The Swedish version of this name is 'Sarah, ' meaning princess in Hebrew.

Unique Swedish Nicknames

Make unique nicknames to be a part of your personality. We have a little list of unique nicknames; start choosing!

  • Agata
  • Adolphus- A completely unique name that means 'noble wolf'.
  • Elias- A gender-neutral name.
  • Gustava
  • Jolande- The Swedish meaning of this name is 'Purple' or 'violet flower'.
  • Linea- The name signifies itself as a 'lime tree' and 'lime blossom' of Norse origin.
  • Noemi- Sweden's most popular nickname for girls, and it is of Italian/Spanish origin.
  • Olin
  • Pixie
  • Sybilla

Vilhemina- 'Determined protector' is the meaning of this name.

Funny Swedish Nicknames

Here are the best funny nicknames for you.

  • Bjorn
  • Even
  • Gus
  • Jerker
  • Karl
  • Kai
  • Knut
  • Lillemor- This name means little mother, the perfect teasing name.
  • Ninni
  • Saga
  • Sugar boo
  • Tintin

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