100+ Swedish Dog Names: Ideas for Inventive & Laidback Dogs

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 – but with a cool, buoyant language, and an exciting heritage, Sweden offers much more for you to explore when deciding on a unique and fun pet name. 

We have gathered our favorite traditional names, both female and male, included their meanings and offered a few suggestions based on geography, sites, and a little bit of Swedish culture. 

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Female Swedish Dog Names with Meanings 

  • 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)

Male Swedish Dog Names with Meanings 

  • 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 

This snowy place is considered the land of the Vikings and is known for its coastal islands, vast forests, and wintry mountains. So many wonderful and imaginative opportunities for puppy names! We have listed a few of our favorite 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 

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)

Bonus: Swedish Dog Breeds

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

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

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Finding the Right Name for Your Dog

Your pet’s name is important, and choosing the right one can be stressful! If you are looking for something both 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 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.


Feature Image Credit: Shutterstock | Igor Normann