Type Country
Pronounced Pron. SWEE-dən(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Middle Dutch, 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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSverige(Danish) Zweden(Dutch) Schweden(German) Sverige(Norwegian) Sverige(Swedish)


Entry updated December 14, 2019