50 Swedish Dog Names and Their Meanings

By Tom •  Updated: 08/05/20 •  10 min read
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Are you from Sweden or have Swedish heritage? Or perhaps you like all things Swedish or have a dog that comes from a Swedish breed? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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If you’d like to have a Swedish name for your new fur baby, then we have a list that’s just right for you! We’ve done the research to find Swedish dog names that could fit a wide range of dogs. Let’s get started!

Swedish Dog Names Female

Here are some Swedish dog name girl that could be a great choice for your lady dog:

1). Agda: means “good.” All dogs are good, and this would be a great name for a girl dog.

2). Alva: means “elf.” Do you have a mischievous dog? Or one that’s both small and mischievous? Then this would be a great, playful name for her!

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3). Anja: means “grace.” This would be a great name for a graceful lady canine companion. Maybe a greyhound or another graceful type of dog. Or just any dog who is graceful!

4). Asta: means “beautiful goddess.” If you believe your female dog is one of the most beautiful, then this is a great choice for her!

5). Bengta: means “blessed.” All dogs are a blessing—if you have a lady dog you’re grateful to have, why not choose this Swedish name for her?

6). Carina: means “pure.” What could be a better name for a dog that’s pure love, than this?

7). Freja: means “lady.” Is your girl dog a real lady? Does she act like Lady from the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp? Then this is a great choice for her name!

8). Henrika: means “home ruler.” Does your female canine companion protect you and your home? Then this could be a fitting name for her!

9). Inga: means “ancestor.” Do you have Swedish ancestors? Or does your fur baby come from a breed that has Swedish roots? Then this is a great choice of name!

10). Juni: means “June.” This could be a great name for a lady dog who was born in June, or one that likes to chase June bugs around!

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Swedish Boy Dog Names

Here are some Swedish names for male dogs—we hope one of these is the right choice for your dog, or that they will inspire you with a name that fits!

11). Alvar: means “my father is peace.” If your fur baby’s father was peaceful, this is the perfect name for him. And if your canine companion is a peaceful soul, why not choose this pretty Swedish name for him?

12). Balder: means “prince.” If your dog is the prince of dogs, then what better name could you choose?

13). Bjorn: means “bear.” This might be a great name for a ChowChow, St. Bernard or another type of dog that resembles a bear!

14). Edvard: means “wealthy guard.” Does your boy canine companion like to guard your home? While he may not be wealthy, the name is still beautiful and unique.

15). Fisk: means “fish.” Does your fur baby enjoy fishing? Or does he come along on your fishing trips? Then what better name could be more fitting?

16). Gjord: means “peace from God.” If your canine companion is a blessing and is a peaceful soul, then we’re sure this would make a very unique Swedish name for him!

17). Roffe: means “famous wolf.” Does your fur baby resemble a wolf, or have the spirit of a wolf? Then this would be a very apt name for him!

18). Egil: means “awe” or “fear.” Because we prefer positive names, we’ll go with the “awe” meaning. If you have an awesome pup, then this could make a great name for him!

19). Olaf: this is the snowman’s name in the movie Frozen, but is also the name of the man who brought Christianity to Scandinavia.

20). Svans: means “tail.” This could be a great name for a dog who has a whip tail! You’ll know if your fur baby has this type of tail when he wags it and everything goes flying!

We have a full list of posh and snobby dog names, review it in case your dog’s name is in there!

Sweden Dog Names

Here are some of the most popular names for dogs directly from Sweden!

21). Molly (f): we couldn’t find the meaning for this Swedish name, but just really thought it was cute!

22). Wilma (pronounce the “w” like a “v”): this name means resolute protection, and would make a great name for a girl dog who is intent on protecting her home and family.

23). Ludde: means “saint.” We’re pretty sure all dogs are saints—so this could be a good choice for your fur baby!

24). Hav: means “sea.” Does your fur baby enjoy a trip to the lake or the sea? Does he like to kayak with you, go for a swim and more? Then this is the perfect choice for his name!

25). Nobel (m/f): this name comes from the Nobel prize which is awarded in Sweden. If you have a prize of a dog, then this is the best name you could choose!

26). Blix (f): means “joy” or “cheer.” Does your dog have a cheerful disposition? Or does he bring you cheer? Then this is a great name to choose!

27). Birger (m): means “one who helps.” Maybe your dog likes to help you around the house. If so, this Swedish name may be a great choice!

28). Frans (m): means “free.” This could be a great name for a dog who has a free, and joy spirit!

29). Baltasar (m): means “protected by God.” This would be a very unique name, but one that’s a perfect fit for any male dog.

30). Britt (f): means one who is “powerful and strong.” If your lady fur baby is a large, strong dog, this could be a pretty name that is very fitting.

Check out our list of Portuguese dog names for warmer suggestions!

Good Swedish Dog Names

There’s really no best Swedish dog name, but we do think these could be a good choice for some dogs!

31). Elin (f): means “light.” What a beautiful name for a dog with light colored fur, or one that is the light of your eyes!

32). Greger (m): means “awake and watchful.” This name seems to be fit for a dog that is always keeping a watchful eye on his family and home.

33). Kajsa (f): means “pure.” Does your fur baby have a pure spirit? Then why not choose this name for her? So pretty—the very name sounds pure!

34). Kolbjorn (m): this means “black bear.” If your fur baby is a dark color and resembles a bear, this could be a great Swedish name for him!

35). Lotta (f): means “free woman.” This name could have many meanings, but we’re interpreting this name to mean your girl fur baby has a free and very happy spirit!

36). Magnus (m): means “great.” This name could mean that your dog is large or that he’s simply the greatest thing to come your way!

37). Maj (f): means “pearl.” What better name could you give your girl dog? She’s definitely a pearl, and we don’t mean “in the ruff!”

38). Nea: means “flower.” This is a beautiful name for a girl dog. Do you have a fur baby show is simply as beautiful as a flower? Then this is the best name for her.

39). Per (m): means “rock.” If your fur baby is the whole of your life, then he could be your rock.

40). Sanna: means “lily.” Is your lady dog pretty, like a lily? What does that mean? Well, all dogs are beautiful, really. So, if you like this name, it would be a great choice for your fur baby.

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Cute Swedish Dog Names

Here are some more great Swedish names for your dog!

41). Stella (f): means “star.” What could be more cute, pure or pretty than a star? This could be a great name for your girl canine companion if she’s the star of your life, or maybe if she has a star on her forehead. We’re sure she’s a bright personality, no matter what!

42). Strom (m): means “river.” Does your dog love to enjoy a swim in the lake or river? Perhaps he loves to swim in your pool! No matter what, if he loves water, this is a fitting name for your dog!

43). Torey (m): means “Thunder bear.” Do you have a large fur baby who walks around and the house thunders? This could be a great name for boy dog! And it’s a cute name, that’s for sure!

44). Loki: this is the name of the Norse god of fire and deceit. In most stories, Loki has a very mischievous spirit. This could be a great name for a dog that loves to play and be a little mischievous.

45). Lucas (m): this is a Swedish name that is popular, and it means “light.” If your fur baby is the light of your heart, we think it’s a cute and very appropriate name for him.

46). Saga: this could be a boy or girl name. It’s the Swedish name for their ancient collection of Viking history and stories. What a pretty name!

47). Leedne: this Swedish name means “smile.” This might be a great choice for your fur baby if they look like they’re smiling when happy!

48). Kara (f): is the Swedish name for one of the Valkyrie. These are female spirits who choose those who die or survive in battle. The name is just pretty—and could be a cute Swedish name for your fur baby.

49). Greta: this name is inspired by the great actress Greta Garbo.

50). Mysa: means “cozy”. This could be a great name for a fur baby that loves to snuggle with you!

Also, check out our list of Mexican dog names for more inspiration.

What to Consider When Naming a Dog

When looking for a Swedish name for your dog, be sure to think of what you like about the country—from food and culture, etc. You could choose the name of a favorite Swedish singer, food and more.

Some other things to keep in mind when choosing a name for your dog include avoid the use of a name that sounds like a command. The reason is that this can be confusing to the dog. If you choose a name such as “Hay” (some people use names like this), it sounds a lot like “stay.” Your dog may not understand if you’re calling him or telling to stay!

Also do not use names that have negative connotations. Such names can cause harm to others or cause offense. If you live around others, then you must be sensitive to what could cause a problem by choosing the wrong name for your fur baby.

Choose a name that matches your dog’s personality or some aspect of their looks. Your dog’s characteristics, personality and more can all be a great source of a name that fits the best.

Once you’ve finally settled on a name, then it’s best to stay with it. Changing names can be very confusing to dogs. In fact, if you adopt a fur baby and would like to change their name, then it’s a good idea to choose a name that sounds very close to their current name. This makes it easier for the dog to recognize you’re talking to them, etc.

We hope you’ve found the perfect Swedish name for your dog, or that you found names here to inspire a name for your new fur baby!

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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