Old Swedish Submitted Place Names

These names were used by medieval Swedish people.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Birka (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish
Possibly taken from a Latinization of Norse Bjǫrkey "Birch island", although some believe it's derived from Old Norse birk "market place". Birka was a Viking age town and an important trading and market place during the Viking Age located on the island Björkö (modern form of Bjǫrkey) in Lake Mälaren, outside of Stockholm, Sweden.