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What does Sven mean?

Sven Pronunciation of Sven [sven] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Sven is "boy, lad".

Associated with: norse.


Sven has 7 variants: Svein, Sveinn, Svend, Swain, Swen, Swensen and Swenson.

Affiliated boy name: Swaine.

Creative forms:
(male) Seen, Svenn, ..

(female) Svena, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sven Salman (S.S.), ..

How popular is Sven?

Sven is an unusual given name for men. Sven is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sven was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #1469 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sven outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aden, Alen, Alven, Aren, Asen, Ben, Beven, Bren, Daven, Deen, Den, Deven, Eben, Eden, Elven, Euen, Even, Ewen, Gaven, Glen, Haven, Irven, Iven, Jeven, Keen, Ken, Keven, Len, Neven, Niven, Olen, Oren, Owen, Pen, Raven, Ren, Rien, Ryen, Savin, Saxen, Sean, Seb, Severn, Shan, Shea, Shem, Shep, Simen, Sion, Sleven, Soren, Stan, Steen, Stein, Sten, Steno, Stern, Steven, Syed, Syon, Teven and Ziven. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sven.

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