Svein Name Meaning & Origin
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Sadly, it sounds suspiciously like the German "schwein", meaning "pig". Other than that, however, it is a strong Nordic name with a rich history.
It is the ninth most-popular boys' name in Norway.
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The name means "boy, lad, young warrior" and comes from the Old Norse "sveinn".
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Sveinn Alfífuson, "Svein of Norway"
Svein Berge, musician
Svein Oddvar Moen, Norwegian soccer referee
Svein Tjugeskjegg, ancient king of Denmark, England and parts of Norway
Svein Tuft, Canadian road bicycle racer
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