Sven Name Meaning & Origin

Sven

Pronunciation: SVEN (key)

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My husband is of Swedish descent and I really wanted to name our son "Sven", but no one could say it! They would say something like "Suh-ven?" when they repeated it back to us. So we named him Steven (with a v) and WE call him "Sven" (we just leave the "te" out). We figured the world could just call him "Steve". But now that Disney's Frozen is such a big hit and the hero's reindeer's name is "Sven", more people have learned to say it. So maybe he can be Sven after all.

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From the Old Norse name Sveinn which meant "young boy/squire" "youth". It means exactly the same as the English word 'swain'.

Famous real-life people named Sven: | Edit

Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer, author and geographer.
Sven Goran Eriksson - former manager of the English national football team
Sven Bender,German footballer

Sven in song, story & screen: | Edit

Sven and Ole, a type of joke told by Scandinavian-Americans
Sven the Reindeer from Frozen
Sven from Sofia the First: The Floating Palace
Sven "The Governator" from the Pixar franchise Cars
Sven from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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