Place Name SWEDEN

TYPE: Country
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: SWEE-dən  [details]

Meaning & History

From Middle Dutch Zweden, ultimately from the Old Norse ethnic name Svíar "Swede", itself possibly from Proto-Norse Swihoniz meaning "one's own tribe". This is the name of a country in northern Europe.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sverige (Danish), Zweden (Dutch), Schweden (German), Zweden (Medieval Dutch), Sverige (Norwegian), Sverige (Swedish)
Entry added July 2, 2017