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What does Swen mean?

Swen [swen] as a name for boys. Swen's name origin is Old Norse, and the meaning of the name Swen is "boy, lad". Swen is a version of Sven (Old Norse) with the prefix Sw-.

Associated with: norse.


Swen has 1 variant: Swain.

Swen has 5 more relations via Sven: Svein, Sveinn, Svend, Swensen and Swenson.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Seen, Swer, ..

(female) Sweni, Swenna, ..

How popular is Swen?

Swen is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#89172 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular related form of Swen (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Sven. Other forms, like Swain, are uncommon. This form of Swen was popular as a baby name during the years 1970-1979. Shown below is an analysis of the history of Swen and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Swen is alike in pronunciation to Cian, Seann, Swaine, Swayn, Swayne, Syon, Xan, Zain, Zan, Zann and Zion. Other recommended names are Aden, Alen, Aren, Asen, Ben, Bowen, Bren, Deen, Den, Eben, Eden, Euen, Even, Ewen, Glen, Iven, Keen, Ken, Len, Olen, Oren, Owen, Pen, Ren, Rien, Rowen, Ryen, Saxen, Sean, Seb, Shan, Shea, Shem, Shep, Simen, Sion, Soren, Stan, Steen, Stein, Sten, Steno, Stern, Sweeny and Syed. These names tend to be more frequently used than Swen.