Swedish name and gender database

The Swedish database contains 35.910 first names categorized by gender and 99.695 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Sweden and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Sweden we received a name and gender dataset from the Swedish government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 81.263 public profiles that we found in Swedish open data sources.

Popular Swedish first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Johan 1.768 3.6% Dutch Mahoran Belgian
Fredrik 1.253 2.5% Norwegian American Finnish
Anders 1.222 2.5% Danish Norwegian American
Daniel 1.169 2.4% American British German
Peter 1.028 2.1% British American Dutch
Andreas 1.003 2.0% German Austrian Swiss
Jonas 942 1.9% German Danish American
Magnus 931 1.9% Norwegian Danish American
Martin 930 1.9% British German American
Erik 881 1.8% American Dutch German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 81.263 Swedish profiles from which 49.583 (61%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Swedish first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Anna 1.075 3.4% American British Polish
Simon 466 1.5% British American German
Sara 447 1.4% American British Italian
Malin 417 1.3% Norwegian British American
Karin 417 1.3% Dutch German American
Emma 404 1.3% British American Australian
Alexander 397 1.3% German American Russian
Linda 390 1.2% American British Dutch
Jenny 384 1.2% American British German
Michael 359 1.1% American British German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 81.263 Swedish profiles from which 31.680 (39%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Swedish last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Andersson 1.374 1.7% American Dutch German
Johansson 1.258 1.5% American Dutch German
Nilsson 948 1.2% American Dutch German
Larsson 819 1.0% American Dutch German
Karlsson 790 1.0% American Dutch German
Eriksson 745 0.9% American Dutch German
Olsson 563 0.7% American Dutch German
Persson 546 0.7% American Dutch German
Svensson 536 0.7% American Dutch German
Jonsson 460 0.6% American Dutch German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 81.263 Swedish profiles having 99.695 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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