Swedish names: Karen, Nils, Else, Kirsten, Magnus ...

Swedish names: Karen, Nils, Else, Kirsten, Magnus ...

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In this holiday season, a small winter wind blows on us! This week, we're heading to Sweden to discover Nordic first name ideas for your future baby. Karen, Nils, Else, Kirsten, Magnus: origin, meaning, date of celebration ... all about these Swedish names.

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  • From the Germanic "ing", filiation, and "fridh", beautiful, beloved, this name refers to the Scandinavian deity Ing, protector of female fertility.
  • Her birthday: September 2nd for the Swedish princess Ingrid de Skänninge who gave her goods for the glory of God and founded a convent of nuns after a trip to the Holy Land.


  • In ancient Nordic language, means "beauty in God". It's a popular name in Sweden.
  • Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) is a Swedish novelist known among others for having created the character of Pippi Longstocking.
  • His birthday: November 27th.

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