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What does Svein mean?

Svein Pronunciation of Svein [svein] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of the name Svein is "boy, lad". Svein is an alternate spelling of Sven (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse.


Svein has 1 variant: Sveinn.

3 more alternative forms via Sven: Svend, Swain and Swen.

Creative forms:
(male) Svan, Svean, ..

(female) Svena, Svene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Svein Drew (S.D.), ..

How popular is Svein?

Svein is a rare given name for men. Svein is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Sven is the only prominent related form of Svein (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. This form of Svein was favored during 1970-1979. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sven in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Svein and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Amein, Evelin, Evin, Hein, Klein, Sabin, Savin, Sean, Severin, Severn, Sevrin, Steen, Stein, Sten and Stern. These names tend to be more commonly used than Svein.

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