Sverre Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Sverre
Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway's son has this name
- Personal experiences with the name Sverre
I have grown up with the name Sver, pronounced "svair". It's generally a lot easier for English-speaking people to pronounce and say.
The American are inclined to pronounce Sverre like "svair-ee" which, yes, rhymes with "ferry". This is in reality much closer to the Icelandic version of the name: Sverri.
I named my son Sverre for my morfar. When I explain the pronunciation, I say rhymes with Sara with a 'SV' & roll the Rs like in Spanish.
- Nicknames for Sverre
my son's nickname is 'scooter'
- Meanings and history of the name Sverre
From the Old Norse name Sverrir which meant "wild, swinging, spinning".
- Famous real-life people named Sverre
Sverre Fredheim (1907-1981) Born: Gran på Hadeland, Oppland, Norway. Died: 1981 St Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
2 Time - U.S. Olympic Ski Jumper
Sverre Sigurdsson (Kong Sverre) (born 1151 (?), died 9. March 1202) king of Norway 1177–1202.
Sverre Magnus (born 3. December 2005) youngest son of crown prince Haakon & wife Mette-Marit, the couple's 2nd child, the crown princess's 3rd.
Sverre Brandt (1880-1962) Norwegian playwright
Sverre Lie (1888-1983) Norwegian soccer player
Sverre Farstad (1920-1978) Norwegian skater
Sverre Fehn (f 1924) Norwegian architect
Sverre Ingolf Haugli (1925-1986) Norwegian skater
Sverre Jervell (f 1943) Norwegian diplomat
Sverre Anker Ousdal (f 1944) Norwegian actor
Sverri Dahl (f 1954) Norwegian singer and musician
Sverre Tom Radøy (f 1954) Norwegian journalist for NRK (Norwegian broadcast company)
Sverre Knudsen (f 1955) Norwegian author and musician
Sverre Indris Joner (f 1963) Norwegian composer and musician
Sverre Henmo (f 1968) Norwegian children's author
Sverre Sætre (f 1972) Norwegian pastry chef
Sverrir Gunnarsson (f 1981) Icelandic soccer player
Sverre Haugli (f 1982) Norwegian skater
Sverrir Gardarsson (f 1984) Icelandic soccer player
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