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Type Settlement
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. VAS-teh-na  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Probably a combination of Old Swedish *vazt "place to fish" and sten "stone". Vadstena is a city in Sweden that had an important role in Sweden's early Christian history. Saint Bridget (Heliga Birgitta) founded the Bridgettine Order here at the Vadstena Abbey in the 14th centry.
Added 7/6/2021 by Beautiful Victory