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100+ Swedish Dog Names: Inventive & Popular Ideas For Your Pet

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Swedish Dog Names

If your love for the Swedes and their culture extends far beyond Swedish Berries, we have just what you’re searching for when it comes to names for your dog. You might be reminded of Ikea, music legends ABBA and Avicii, and the Swedish meatball. However, with a cool, buoyant language and an exciting heritage, Sweden offers much more to explore when deciding on a unique and fun pet name.

We gathered our favorite female and male traditional names, including their meanings, and made a few suggestions based on geography, famous sites, and a little bit of Swedish culture.

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Female Swedish Dog Names with Meanings 

Swedish Vallhund lying on grass
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  • Filippa (Friend of Horses)
  • Quenby (Womanly)
  • Greta
  • Astra (Devine Beauty)
  • Hasse (God Is Gracious)
  • Sanna (Lily)
  • Tova (Beautiful)
  • Nea (Flower)
  • Maya
  • Maj (Pearl)
  • Stella (Star)
  • Helmi (Stout Protector)
  • Atalie (Pure)
  • Freya
  • Petra (Rock)
  • Dimma (Frog)
  • Elin (Light)
  • Liv
  • Carita (Loving)
  • Kalle (Strong)
  • Freja (Like a Lady)
  • Martina (Warlike)
  • Maja (Dream)
  • Arvid (Of the People)
  • Frans (Free)
  • Pernilla (Bumpkin)
  • Gunnef (Battle Maid)
  • Delli (Goddess of Old Age)
  • Kajsa (Pure)
  • Liten (Small)
  • Saga (Fairy Tale)
  • Holle (Goddess of the Moon)
  • Agda (Good Hearted)
  • Teresia (Reaper)
  • Linnea (Flower)

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Male Swedish Dog Names with Meanings 

Swedish Elkhound
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  • Vidar (Fighter in the Woods)
  • Magnus (Great)
  • Roffe (Legendary Wolf)
  • Svens (Young)
  • Gustaf
  • Bjorn (Bear)
  • Hund (Dog)
  • Jesper (Treasurer)
  • Erik
  • Gunner (Battle Strong)
  • Ansgar (Spear of God)
  • Noblr
  • Toril (Thor’s Loud Weapon)
  • Valen (Powerful)
  • Olaf
  • Ake (Ancient)
  • Egil (Fear)
  • Bo (To Live)
  • Enar (Warrior)
  • Tove
  • Alrik (All Ruler)
  • Eld (Dogs who are like fire)
  • Balder (Peace)
  • Sigrid
  • Strom (River)
  • Fisk (Fish)
  • Benkt (Blessed)
  • Agaton (Good)
  • Lucas
  • Gregor (Awake and Watchful)
  • Fritjof (Steals Peace)
  • Adryan

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Swedish Dog Names Based on Geography and Sites 

Swedish Vallhund running outdoors
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This snowy place is considered the land of the Vikings and is known for its coastal islands, vast forests, and wintry mountains. Therefore, there are so many fantastic and imaginative opportunities for puppy names! We have listed a few of our favorites below.

  • Ikea
  • Kiruna
  • Vasa
  • Sigtuna
  • Malmo
  • Drottningholm
  • Djurgarden
  • Kalmar
  • Stromma
  • Lund
  • Boden
  • Abisko
  • Gota
  • Stockholm
  • Visby
  • Skansen
  • Gamla Stan

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Swedish Words for Dog Names 

swedish moosehound
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Although the translation may be a bit odd, these Swedish words offer some fairly eclectic name picks for your new addition. A few considerations we thought were pretty great are:

  • Gauntlet (Glove)
  • Morgan (Morning)
  • Mysa (Cosy)
  • Alskar (Love)
  • Snalla Du (Please)
  • Damer (Woman)
  • Moped (Small Motorbike)
  • Target (Train)
  • Annorlunda (Different)
  • Herrar (Men)
  • Skont (Beautiful)
  • Tystnad (Silence)
  • Kul (Fun)
  • Tungsten (Metal)
  • Leende (Smile)
  • Natt (Night)
  • Fika (Coffee Break)
  • Magnata (Moonbeam)
  • Tack (Thank You)
  • Skal (Cheers)

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Bonus: Swedish Dog Breeds

Swedish Lapphund
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Not many breeds originate from Sweden, but there are a couple worth mentioning. Each is a great representation of their country and diverse in their own ways. Here are the Swedish Breeds:

  • Hallefors Elkhound
  • Dalbo
  • Lapphund
  • Jamthund
  • Svenska Kennelklubben
  • Norrbottenspets
  • Smaland Hound
  • Drever
  • Vullhund

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Conclusion

Your pet’s name is important, and choosing the right one can be stressful! If you are looking for something beautiful and unique, a name inspired by Sweden is the way to go. With traditional Swedish names like Tova and Alrik and names inspired by language with meanings such as Mysa and Leende, we are paw-sitive that there’s a match your new Swedee would love.

If you wish to shop around for a name a little more, we’ve linked a few additional pup name posts below.


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