Swedish Place Names

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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ALBANIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish, Luxembourgish
German, Swedish, Danish and Luxembourgish form of ALBANIA.
AMERIKA (Region & Country) German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Luxembourgish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Albanian, Georgian, Uzbek
Form of AMERICA, used to refer to the continents and sometimes to the United States of America.
AMSTERDAM (Settlement) Dutch, English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, French, Polish
Means "dam on the AMSTEL" in Dutch. This is the name of the capital city of the Netherlands, first mentioned with this name in the 13th century.
ANTWERPEN (Settlement) Dutch, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Bosnian
Dutch form of ANTWERP, as well as the form in several other languages.
ARGENTINA (Country) Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Latin argentinus meaning "silvery", a derivative of argentum meaning "silver". This is the name of a country in South America, arising from a Latinized form of Spanish Río de la Plata meaning "river of silver".
ARMENIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of ARMENIA.
AUSTRALIEN (Region & Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of AUSTRALIA.
BELGIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of BELGIUM.
BÖHMEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of BOHEMIA.
BRASILIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of BRAZIL.
BRITANNIEN (Region) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of BRITAIN.
BULGARIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of BULGARIA.
CYPERN (Island & Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of CYPRUS.
DANMARK (Country) Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Danish, Swedish and Norwegian form of DENMARK.
DONAU (River) German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Form of DANUBE in various languages.
ENGLAND (Country) English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From Old English Englaland meaning "land of the Angles", the Angles being one of the Germanic tribes that settled in the area in the post-Roman period.
ESTLAND (Country) German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of ESTONIA.
ETIOPIEN (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Αιθιοπια (see ETHIOPIA).
FINLAND (Country) English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From Old Norse Finnr, which referred to the Finn and Sami peoples, combined with land. This is the name of a country in northern Europe, called Suomi in Finnish.
FRANKEN (Region) German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of FRANCONIA.
FRANKRIKE (Country) Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian cognate of FRANKREICH. This is the Swedish name for France.
GEORGIA (2) (Political Subdivision & Country) English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch
From the given name GEORGE, named in honour of the British king George II. This was the name of an American colony, later a state.
GEORGIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of GEORGIA (1).
INDIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of INDIA.
INDONESIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of INDONESIA.
IRAK (Country) German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovak
German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Slovak form of IRAQ.
IRLAND (Country & Island) German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of IRELAND.
ISRAEL (Country) English, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the name of the Old Testament hero Jacob, who was also called ISRAEL. This was the name of an ancient kingdom that existed until the 8th century BC. The modern country of Israel is named for it.
ITALIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Italia (see ITALY).
JAPAN (Country) English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Serbian
From Portuguese Japão, which was derived from a Malay form of Riben, the Chinese reading of NIPPON.
JERUSALEM (Settlement) English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Luxembourgish, Southern African, Afrikaans, Catalan, Bosnian, Biblical
From Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim), from an earlier Canaanite form like Urushalim, probably meaning "established by (the god) SHALIM". This is the name of a city in Israel and Palestine. Originally a Canaanite city, it was conquered by the Israelites under King David at the beginning of the 10th century BC. It is now regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
JORDAN (River & Country) English, Danish, Norwegian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, German, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Polish, Slovene, Biblical
River that flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". The river has lent its name to the country to the east (in German, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Polish and Slovene this is only the name of the river, with the name of the country taking a different form).
JORDANIEN (Country) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of JORDAN (the country).
KENYA (Country & Mountain) English, Eastern African, Kikuyu, Swahili, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes".
KROATIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of CROATIA.
KURDISTAN (Region) Kurdish, Arabic, English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
From Kurdish کوردستان (Kurdistan), from the Persian ethnic name کرد (Kord) meaning "Kurd" combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of the region in the midst of Iran, Iraq and Turkey that is primarily inhabited by the Kurdish people.
LIBERIA (Country) English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Derived from Latin liber meaning "free". This was the name of a colony established in western Africa by free African Americans in the 1820s. It declared its independence in 1847, and was one of only two independent countries in Africa in the early 20th century (along with Ethiopia).
LITAUEN (Country) German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian form of LIETUVA.
LONDON (Settlement) English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
From Latin Londinium, of unknown meaning. This is the capital city of the United Kingdom.
MAROCKO (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of MOROCCO.
MARRAKECH (Settlement) French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Croatian
French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Croatian form of مرّاكش (see MARRAKESH).
MEXICO (Country & Settlement) English, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From Spanish México, itself derived from Nahuatl Mehxico. There are many theories regarding the ultimate origin, including Nahuatl metztli meaning "moon" combined with xictli meaning "navel". This is the name of a country in North America, as well as its capital city (the country is named after the city). In French and Swedish Mexico is the name of the capital city, while the country is called Mexique in French and Mexiko in Swedish.
MEXIKO (Country & Settlement) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of MEXICO. In Swedish it refers only to the country, not the capital city.
NEDERLÄNDERNA (Country) Swedish
Swedish cognate of NETHERLANDS.
NIGER (River & Country) English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Croatian, Serbian, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, possibly of Berber origin, though influenced by Latin niger "black". This is the name of a river in western Africa (and a country that is named after it).
NORGE (Country) Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian, Swedish and Danish form of Norðvegr, the Old Norse form of NORWAY.
PAKISTAN (Country) Urdu, Punjabi, English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Slovak, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
From Persian پاک (pak) meaning "pure" and the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The name was coined in 1933 by the Pakistani nationalist Choudhry Rahmat Ali who justified it as an acronym of Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir and Sindh, plus the final three letters of Baluchistan.
PEKING (Settlement) German, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, English (Archaic)
Form of BEIJING in various languages, as well as an older English form.
PERSIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of PERSIA.
POLEN (Country) German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian form of POLAND.
PORTUGAL (Country) Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Galician, Catalan, German, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
From Portugale, which was derived from PORTUS CALE, the old name of the city of Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire country.
PRAG (Settlement) German, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Turkish
German, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Turkish form of Praha (see PRAGUE).
RUMÄNIEN (Country) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of ROMANIA.
RUS (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
RYSSLAND (Country) Swedish
Swedish cognate of RUSSLAND.
SCHWEIZ (Country) German, Swedish
From the name of the town and canton of SCHWYZ. This is the German and Swedish name of Switzerland.
SERBIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of SERBIA.
SKOTTLAND (Country) Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of SCOTLAND.
SLOVAKIEN (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of SLOVAKIA.
SLOVENIEN (Country) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of SLOVENIA.
SOMALIA (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish
From the ethnic name Somali, of uncertain meaning. The Somali people connect it to their mythical ancestor Samaale. Italian and British colonists applied the ethnic name to the Horn of Africa region in the 19th century. It became an independent country in 1960.
SPANIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Hispania (see SPAIN).
STOCKHOLM (Settlement) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, German, Dutch, French
From Swedish stock "log" and holme "islet". The islet probably referred to Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. This is the name of the capital city of Sweden. The first written mention of the name occurs in 1252.
SVERIGE (Country) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Swedish svear "Swede" and rike "realm, kingdom". This is the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish name for Sweden.
SYRIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of SYRIA.
TCHAD (Body of Water & Country) French, Danish, Swedish
French, Danish and Swedish form of CHAD.
TEHERAN (Settlement) German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of TEHRAN in several languages.
THAILAND (Country) English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Combination of THAI and land. This is the name of a country in southeastern Asia, formerly called Siam.
TJECKIEN (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
TYSKLAND (Country) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish form of DEUTSCHLAND.
UZBEKISTAN (Country) English, Russian, Ukrainian, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Swedish
From Uzbek O'zbekiston, derived from the ethnic name O'zbek (which is probably in part from Turkic beg meaning "chieftain, master") combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
VITRYSSLAND (Country) Swedish
Means "white Russia", a Swedish calque of BELARUS.
ZEALAND (Country) English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
From Dutch Zeeland, from Middle Dutch Seelant, derived from see "sea" and lant "land". This is the name of a province in the western Netherlands (now typically called Zeeland in many languages). It is also borne by the country of New Zealand in the southern Pacific, which was named by the Dutch in the 17th century.
ZEELAND (Political Subdivision & Country) Dutch, English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Dutch form of ZEALAND. Several other languages, including English, use this spelling to refer to the Dutch province (but not the country of New Zealand).
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