Swedish Submitted Place Names

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Tallinn (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but probably derived from Estonian Taani-Linn(a) meaning "Danish town" (originally "Danish castle"). This is the capital of Estonia.
Tammerfors (Settlement) Finland Swedish
Combination of an unknown first element and Swedish fors "rapid, waterfall". This is the Swedish name of Tampere.
Tasjkent (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Tashkent.
Tavastland (Political Subdivision) Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Swedish form of Tavastia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the historical Swedish province that is now part of Finland.
Tibet (Region, Political Subdivision & Country) English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from Tibetan སྟོད་བོད (stod-bod) meaning "Upper Tibet", itself from the autonym བོད (Bod). Alternately the name may be of Turkic origin, possibly from Old Turkic töbäd meaning "heights" or töpü meaning "peak, height, summit"... [more]
Tirana (Settlement) Albanian, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkmen, Uzbek
Perhaps derived from Doric Greek Τυρσανοί (Tursanoi) meaning "Tyrrhenians", which was an exonym for non-Greek inhabitants of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is the name of the capital city of Albania.
Tjeckoslovakien (Country) Swedish
Combination of Tjeckien and Slovakien, thus making it the Swedish form of Czechoslovakia.
Tjerkessien (Country & Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Circassia.
Tjetjenien (Political Subdivision) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Chechnya.
Togo (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "land where lagoons lie" from Ewe to meaning "water" and go meaning "shore". Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
Transdanubien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Transdanubia.
Transkarpatien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Transcarpathia.
Transkaspien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transcaspia.
Transkaukasien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transcaucasia.
Transnistrien (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transnistria.
Transoxanien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transoxiana via its Latin form Transoxania.
Transsylvanien (Region) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Transylvania.
Trelleborg (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from the word trelleborg meaning "ring fort" or "Viking ring fortress", referring to a type of circular forts built during the Viking Age. The word trelleborg itself might be a combination of Old Norse þræll "slave" or trel "wooden staves" and borg "fortress, castle".
Tripolitanien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Tripolitania.
Tuna (Other) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse tún meaning "enclosure, fence, homestead, courtyard, plot". This is the name of many localities and parishes in Sweden. It is also a common place-name element (see Eskilstuna).
Tunis (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the Tamazight root ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night" or from the name of the Phoenician goddess Tanith... [more]
Tunisien (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Tunisia.
Turkiet (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Turkey.
Turkmenistan (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog, Ukrainian
From Turkmen Türkmenistan, which is from the name of the Turkmen people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is believed by some to mean "resembling a Turk" or "co-Turk", from the name of the Turkic peoples combined with the Sogdian suffix -myn or -men... [more]
Udmurtien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German, and Swedish form of Udmurtia.
Ulan Bator (Settlement) Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Form of Ulaanbaatar used in various languages as well as an English variant of the name.
Uleåborg (Settlement) Finland Swedish
Combination of Ule, the name of a river whose name derives from the Finnish dialectal word oulu "floodwater", Swedish å "river, stream", and borg "castle, fortification"... [more]
Umeå (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the Ume River. Possibly derived from Old Norse úma "roaring" and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river. Another theory is that the name is derived from Finnish uoma "riverbed".
Uppland (Region) Swedish
Uppland is a Swedish historical province. The name is a combination of Swedish upp "up" and land "land". The name is believed to refer to its location north of Lake Mälaren.
Uppsala (Settlement) Swedish
Means "upstream from Sala", from Old Norse upp "up" and salir "halls, rooms". Sala was a village located downstream from Uppsala (it is nowadays a neighbourhood known as Sala backe)... [more]
Vadstena (Settlement) Swedish
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.
Vaduz (Settlement) German, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Derived from Rhaeto-Romance auadutg meaning "aqueduct", ultimately from Latin aquaeductus. This is the name of the capital city of Liechtenstein.
Vanda (Settlement) Finland Swedish
Swedish form of Vantaa.
Vänern (Body of Water) Swedish
Meaning uncertain. One theory is that the name is derived from Old Swedish vænir and therefore related to Archaic Swedish words vån "hope, prospect" and vän "beautiful, fair"... [more]
Värmland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Swedish county and province. The name could be derived from Swedish värma meaning "warmth, to heat up".
Västerås (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from Westra Aros meaning "west river mouth". Västerås is the 5th largest city in Sweden.
Västerbotten (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Swedish county (län) and historical province (landskap) in Northern Sweden. The name refers to its geographical location west of the Bothnian Bay and Bothnian Sea... [more]
Västergötland (Region) Swedish
Västergötland is a historical province in Sweden meaning "Western Götaland". The largest city is Göteborg... [more]
Västmanland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Means "land of the western people". Western people referred to people living west of Uppland. ... [more]
Västra Götaland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Västra Götaland is a Swedish county (län). The name means "Western Götaland". ... [more]
Vatikanstaten (Country) Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Vatican City. Their name for the country literally means "The Vatican State".
Vättern (Body of Water) Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but possibly derived from Swedish vatten "water". Vättern is the second largest lake in Sweden and the sixth largest lake in Europe.
Visby (Settlement) Swedish
Visby is a city on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The area's been settled for a long time and was pre-13th century called just Vi "holy place, place of sacrifice, sanctuary"... [more]
Vogeserna (Mountain) Swedish
Swedish form of Vosges.
Ytterby (Settlement) Swedish
Means "outer village" in Swedish. ... [more]
Zagreb (Settlement) Croatian, English, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the given name Chabrag, a pet form of Cyprian, from Proto-Slavic *grębъ meaning "hill, uplift" or from a Roman place name... [more]
Zinkgruvan (Settlement) Swedish
Means "the zink mine" in Swedish. Zinkgruvan is both a village and a mine. It is the only locality in Sweden starting with Z.