Swedish name for a girl?

Hello. I’m due in December and my husband and I are thinking of names.

It’s a girl. We’re Swedish, and so want a Swedish or at least Scandinavian name.

Her older brother is Viktor (4). Our last name is short and begins with a T. We have a middle name picked out, which is Eleonora or Elinora, just are on the fence about the spelling.

Names we like:
Julia (my husband’s late sister’s name)
Elyse (I love the y spelling, but husband says it’s too short for our last name and with the middle name too many E’s.)

Any ideas? Much appreciated!

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How about…


[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Julia[/name_f] with [name_m]Viktor[/name_m] and it seems it has a lot of meaning too.

[name_f]Helena[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lena[/name_f]

[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] and [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f] would be my favourite. Other ideas:

[name_u]Florence[/name_u] / [name_f]Flora[/name_f]

Congratulations! :sunny:
From your list my definite favourite is [name_f]Elyse[/name_f] ( and just Elise). It would be very ‘El-‘ name, but what a gorgeous name it would be. :blush: [name_f]Angelina[/name_f] and [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] are lovely too.

[name_f]My[/name_f] favourite names with Scandinavian feel are

  1. [name_f]Inger[/name_f] / [name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]
  2. [name_f]Agnes[/name_f]
  3. [name_f]Marta[/name_f]
  4. [name_f]Freya[/name_f] / [name_f]Frida[/name_f]
  5. [name_f]Ida[/name_f]

I also like:
Else/ [name_f]Elsa[/name_f]
Jytte/ [name_f]Jette[/name_f]

I add the name ranking for fun, maybe you’ll find ideas :blush: I just add the 2022 one, but there are the lists for previous years too.


Out of the names on your list, I like [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f] the best. It also goes well with [name_m]Viktor[/name_m].

[name_f]My[/name_f] absolute favorite Swedish/Scandinavian girl names are [name_f]Astrid[/name_f] and [name_f]Freja[/name_f]!

[name_f]Julia[/name_f] and [name_m]Viktor[/name_m] would be lovely together! I love how it would be a sweet honor name too. [name_f]My[/name_f] second favorite is [name_f]Angelina[/name_f].


I really love [name_f]Svea[/name_f] and it seems excellent with [name_m]Viktor[/name_m] to me! I’m not sure of the origin but it is popular in [name_u]Sweden[/name_u].

I love [name_f]Julia[/name_f] :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: and it would be perfect as a sister to [name_m]Viktor[/name_m].

I think [name_m]Viktor[/name_m] and [name_f]Elyse[/name_f] would look and sound wonderful together (they’re the same syllable count so should be OK with last name?). I would think about using [name_f]Elyse[/name_f] [name_f]Julia[/name_f] both to reduce all the El’s and also because I think the middle name is the perfect spot for an honour name especially if the person has passed in any particularly sad circumstances. I think for any of your options, you should consider [name_f]Julia[/name_f] as the middle or [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] or [name_f]Juliana[/name_f], depending on the first name and flow of the name.

Otherwise, [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] - could [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] work? [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] is very pretty.

I think [name_f]Angelina[/name_f] goes really well stylistically with [name_m]Viktor[/name_m], but I prefer [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f] and this would be my third choice.

If you do keep the [name_f]El[/name_f] middle, I see [name_f]Eleonora[/name_f] and Elinora as different names (the first being potentially five syllables?) or is [name_f]Eleonora[/name_f] the same as Elinora? Similar confusion, I suspect, around [name_f]Eleanora[/name_f] which to me could be four or five syllables. If you definitely want four syllables, Elinora would be the way to go.

Otherwise, perhaps [name_f]Agnes[/name_f], [name_f]Astrid[/name_f], [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f], [name_f]Freja[/name_f], [name_f]Ida[/name_f], [name_f]Ingrid[/name_f], Kajsa/Kaisa, [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] (this would be great with Viktor), Synnove (but not sure if too close to electricals brand), or [name_f]Tindra[/name_f] (one of my new faves!).

I really like [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] a lot…other names that I like are:


[name_m]Viktor[/name_m] and …


[name_f]Angelina[/name_f] and [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] are lovely!!

I’ll suggest:


I grew up knowing the most beautiful Swedish family. So nice.

[name_f]Greta[/name_f] - i think is so cute
[name_f]Kajsa[/name_f] (“Kai-sah”)
[name_f]Lumi[/name_f] (technically Finnish. Meaning [name_u]Snow[/name_u]. I LOVE this name. And being that you are having a [name_u]December[/name_u] baby p perhaps would be very fitting)
[name_f]Elke[/name_f] (“El‐key”) love this too
[name_f]Sonja[/name_f] (“Sonya”)

The original name of [name_u]Sweden[/name_u] was “Svea Rike”. So [name_f]Svea[/name_f] is sort of [name_u]Sweden[/name_u] personified. [name_m]Sven[/name_m] is the male version of the name. We also have Göte and Göta for the more southern parts of [name_u]Sweden[/name_u]. [name_f]Svea[/name_f] sounds very pretty and follows one of the biggest current trend of Swedish baby names, which is to have two vowels in a row.

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I think [name_f]Julia[/name_f] is an obvious choice with the tie to dad’s sister. Plus [name_m]Viktor[/name_m] and [name_f]Julia[/name_f] sound lovely together.

One of my fav Swedish names is [name_f]Elin[/name_f], to add another to the mix!

Kul att se andra svenskar här!

Andranamnet först: Det är jättefint! Jag kollade SCB för stavningar. Totalt i Sverige finns det 11 734 [name_f]Eleonora[/name_f], varav 1 227 har det som tilltalsnamn. Av Elinora finns det däremot bara 120, varav 44 som har det som tilltalsnamn. Ett tredje alternativ är att lägga till ett A på den vanligaste stavningen av [name_f]Ellinor[/name_f] så att det blir Ellinora. Det finns 121 Ellinora, varav 50 har det som tilltalsnamn. [name_f]Eleanora[/name_f] (som någon tidigare i tråden nämnde) är ännu mer ovanligt med totalt 27 bärare, varav 14 som tilltalsnamn.

Stavningen [name_f]Eleonora[/name_f] är alltså klart vanligast. Hade det rört sig om ett tilltalsnamn så hade jag rekommenderat den stavningen. I och med att det gäller ett andranamn så är det kanske inte så viktigt att stavningen blir enkel. Det inte används ju inte så mycket till vardags. Ta det ni tycker är fint och väg in siffrorna om ni vill.

Över till förnamnet:
Ni har bra smak!

Personligen gillar jag definitivt [name_f]Elyse[/name_f] bäst ljudmässigt, men funkar det inte så funkar det inte. [name_f]Alice[/name_f] är ganska likt i alla fall? [name_f]Eller[/name_f] [name_f]Elsa[/name_f]? [name_f]Edith[/name_f]? [name_f]Sen[/name_f] finns ju den gamla godingen [name_f]Evy[/name_f], som visserligen är kort men det är ju färre E:n och har ett Y…

[name_f]Angelina[/name_f] och [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f] är långa och fina. [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] och [name_f]Julia[/name_f] låter som glada namn på glada människor, och det är fint med familjehistoriken. [name_f]Alla[/name_f] fungerar bra internationellt.

Egentligen tycker jag att ni har många bra val här, men jag kan inte stå emot att komma på några fler. Så:
[name_f]Magdalen[/name_f], [name_f]Magda[/name_f]

… först hade jag tänkt säga [name_f]Lovisa[/name_f] också men det blir väl lite väl drottningaktigt med [name_f]Lovisa[/name_f] [name_f]Eleonora[/name_f] kanske? XD

I love [name_f]Julia[/name_f] and [name_m]Viktor[/name_m] :heart: